[MP3 Playlist] Indie Dojo (September 2016 Round #4)

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It’s a very, very mad world. But we’ve got music wrapped up in a nice little Indie Dojo to make it seem a little less crazy sometimes. Come get lost with us for a little while.

’Future Generation – Stars (PillowTalk Remix)’
’Frances Luke Accord – Something Moving’
’Oceanen – People’
’Tay Oksee – That Place’
’Modern Crusoe – Feathers & Twine’
’Dylan James – Eye Of The Ocean’
’Abi Ocia – Running’
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[House] Constant Z – Tell Me + Sam Feldt Remix

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In the past month, the Russian artist Constant Z has dropped two killer tracks. One is an original, and the other is a remix that he cooked up for a competition. The first, “Tell Me” dropped around a month ago, and the other was recently uploaded for Sam Feldt’s “Summer On You” through Spinnin Deep.

After coming across “Tell Me” with its dark, laidback sound, I had to hear more Constant Z. His melodies struck deep and I knew this couldn’t be his only great track. To my surprise, an even newer track was uploaded, that being the previously mentioned remix. With the remix, Constant Z implements a similar style, focusing on a bassline and top lead to satisfy listeners ears. The polyphonic rhythms interplay incredibly, and since there’s only a handful, you’re able to memorize each with perfection. Which is good and bad, because one of these tracks will be playing in your head as you go about your day. If it’s not one, it’s the other.

’Constant Z – Tell Me (Original Mix)’
’Sam Feldt x Lucas & Steve ft. Wulf – Summer On You (Constant Z Remix)’
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Dirty South – All of us (Eden Prince Remix)

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All of us (Eden Prince Remix)

You’ve probably heard the name Dirty South before, but maybe not the smaller artist Eden Prince. A remix of the Dirty South original, “All of us” was just dropped by this up-and-comer. We were impressed. Eden Prince seems to have an excellent handle on the intricacies of house music but doesn’t take us too far into the realm tech-house. Instead he walks the line with club sounds and pop elements. Check it out, we should be seeing more from Eden Prince soon.

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J. F. July – Found (Model 86 Remix) [TMN PREMIERE]

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Found (Model 86 Remix)

J. F. July‘s debut single “Found” just got remixed by Model 86, and it is some of the most tasteful electronic music we’ve heard in a while. In between July’s smooth vocals and the mellowness of the original track, fellow UK producer Model 86 manages to squeeze in his distinctive production style and turn it up a couple notches.

The wavy arpeggio-driven style is reminiscent of the Flume sound, and the incorporation with crafty samples just makes it twice as catchy. For a producer who is no stranger to experimenting with new sounds, Model 86 is knocking this one out of the ball park. This genre-bending remix will definitely make some waves in the electronic music community, especially in the UK scene.

If you’re feeling this fresh tune as much as we do, make sure to give these guys a follow. You don’t want to miss out on this dream UK connection.

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[Future Bass] .MOONZz. – Goodbye (Melvv Remix)

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’Melvv & MOONZz – Goodbye’

Frequently, artists release polished works of art to minimal fanfare or perhaps a brief smattering of praise. Occasionally, those same overlooked artists are fortunate enough to inspire producers to build on their original pieces, thus propelling them to a wider audience and greater acclaim.  The latter scenario may very well be the case in the coming weeks regarding Moonzz.

Electronic songstress Molly Williams a.k.a. .MOONZz. – who gained a fair amount of notoriety for her rendition of Kanye West’s “Wolves” in tandem with KRNE – released her debut EP last week.

’MOONZz – Wolves Remake’

While Trust Cycles has yet to made its rounds through the blogosphere, the first hit remix surfaced this week to make a cycle of its own. Whereas the original is an enchanting soundscape, Jeffrey Melvin’s remix follows a grittier electronic melody, heavy on vocal loops, electronic bass, and a signature abstract effect found in other popular tracks like Ganz’ remix of “Man x Woman”.

While Williams’ fanbase will be finding delight in Trust Cycles – which is available on Spotify and Apple Music – fans of Melvv can catch the young producer as he churns out bass-heavy remixes all summer.

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Destructo & Wax Motif – Catching Plays (Will Clarke’s Cuddle Club Remix) [TMN PREMIERE]

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Destructo kicks off his two-month Renegade Tour this week at our hometown purveyor of legendary evenings–Beta Nightclub. Before we head out tomorrow night, we have an exclusive sneak peek at an absolutely devastating, hard-as-hell, deep house remix of “Catching Plays.”

This official take comes via Bristol-based Will Clarke and it already has me reminiscing about my younger years, which often times were spent at any number of after hour venues. Utilizing the near horror-movie melody from the original, Clarke twists his interpretation up with a heavy, fuzzy bassline, modal harmonies, synthetic sonority, and effected shuffled hi-hats. Gone are the vocals from Pusha T and Starrah, but in a way that’s very appropriate for the style, and one that will probably find its way into a plethora of Halloween sets in a month and a half’s time.

If you want to catch Will Clarke live, we recommend heading over to his Facebook page to see where he’s at next. If you want to catch Destructo (and some choice friends) live, look no further. We have you covered, just below the YouTube player.

Renegade Tour Dates

9/15 Denver, CO @ Beta (w/iLoveMakonnen, Ganz, Dateless)
9/16 Dallas, TX @ Stereo Live (w/iLoveMakonnen, Ganz, Sita Abellan)
9/17 Houston, TX @ Stereo Live (w/AC Slater, Ganz, Sita Abellan)
9/22 Vancouver, BC @ Celebrities (w/iLoveMakonnen, Ganz, Sita Abellan)
9/23 Seattle, WA @ Showbox Theatre (w/iLoveMakonnen, Ganz, Sita Abellan)
9/24 Portland, OR @ Roseland Ballroom (w/iLoveMakonnen, Ganz, Sita Abellan)
9/29 San Marcos, TX @ The Marc (w/iLoveMakonnen, Hotel Garuda, Dateless)
9/30 Bernalillo, NM @ The Stage @ The Star (w/iLoveMakonnen, Hotel Garuda, Dateless)
10/1 Phoenix, AZ @ Monarch Theatre (w/AC Slater, Hotel Garuda, Dateless)
10/7 New Orleans, LA @ Republic (w/iLoveMakonnen, Drezo, Sita Abellan)
10/8 Tampa, FL @ The Ritz Ybor (w/iLoveMakonnen, Drezo, Sita Abellan)
10/13 San Francisco, CA @ 1015 Folsom (w/D.R.A.M., Vindata, Sita Abellan)
10/14 Los Angeles, CA @ Avalon (w/E-40, Vindata, Sita Abellan)
10/15/ Santa Ana, CA @ Observatory (w/E-40, Vindata, Sita Abellan)
10/29 Toronto, ON @ The Hoxton (w/Felix Da Housecat, Josh Pan, Sita Abellan)
11/10 Philadelphia, PA @ District 9 (w/Felix Da Housecat, Drezo, Sita Abellan)
11/11 Atlanta, GA @ Opera Nightclub (w/ Felix Da Housecat, Drezo, and Sita Abellan)
11/12 New York, NY @ Webster Hall (w/E-40, Drezo, Sita Abellan)

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[Event Review] Electric Zoo Day 3 + Playlist

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In case you weren’t able to make it out to Randall’s Island for this year’s Electric Zoo, TMN’s got you covered. We were lucky to catch some pretty amazing performances from artists like Getter, Lil Dicky, Louis The Child, Valentino Khan, and many more.

The minute we stepped onto the premise, we were bedazzled by the stages. The Cobra Stage in particular had us in a state of awe, with a design almost unimaginable. Of course, our attention was quickly steered away by the lineup we didn’t want to miss. Getting our day’s fill of bass and hip hop from the Buygore stage from acts like GTA, Borgore, and Juicy J, we then made way to the Riverside stage to catch a vivacious set from Andrew Bayer. We closed out the eventful night at the main stage for a spectacular set from The Chainsmokers, where we enjoyed an array of music from some alternative classics to their charting originals.

As this year’s festival was jam-packed with an assortment of fantastic performances, we thought we’d put together a playlist to highlight a few of our favorites!

’Weekend’
’Borgore Ft. G
Eazy – Forbes (Getter Remix)’
’All I Need (One Mo Drank)’
’Molly (feat. Brendon Urie of Panic at the Disco)’
’Pierce Fulton – Borrowed Lives Feat. NVDES’
’The Chainsmokers – KANYE Ft. Siren’
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