[Funky House] Chet Faker x WKND – Lover

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Chet Faker x WKND
Lover

Germany’s wunderkind WKND is on a mission to keep the good grooves going with his dreamy sound, and today we’re gifted with the release of “Lover,” which derives from a Chet Faker cover. The Australian artist revamped “You Don’t Treat Me No Good” by Sonia Dada for Triple J, and WKND swooped in to transform the bluesy cover into a house delight.

The melodic mashup, which heavily pulls from nu-disco and tropical house influences, is the brainchild of WKND’s newest direction. The producer lets fans know that he is “really stoked to share some deep clubby tunes with you in the near future,” along with some “awesome collabos.” If “Lover” is any indication of what’s to come, we can’t wait to hear what else he’s hiding up his sleeve.

To make the release even better, “Lover” is available for a free download, making it easy to dance your way through those Monday blues!

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Only Girl – Feel It (J. Hoskins Remix) [TMN PREMIERE]

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It’s quite dark and dreary out here in Colorado. The cool fall air is encompassing the Mile High City, drenching it in cold rain and grey skies.

Interestingly enough, just as we switched over from summer to fall at the stroke of Midnight, UK-based producer J. Hoskins has done something similar in his interpretation of Only Girl’s “Feel It”.

The original song had an uplifting pop vibe created through a danceable bassline, upbeat percussion work and some airy synths. It was a warm, shimmering summer song, but Hoskins saw it differently. Flipping the mood, this premiere today has a dark, emotive and sultry vibe. With heavy treatment of the original vocals that ride along a booming bassline, this interpretation is taken from the pop world, and brought into the bedroom. The deeply seductive soundscape should have you looking forward to this evening. Just keep the details to yourself.

This remix and others can be found in a remix pack, which comes out today. Head to Only Girl’s soundcloud to check it out.

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Feel It (J. Hoskins Remix)
Only Girl
FEEL IT
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[Aww Yeah] Body Language – Philadelphia : PA

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Body Language
Philadelphia : PA

If you’re staying in with that certain someone this evening, it’s important for you to have the right playlist. If you go full on RnB, they might think you’re a bit too cheesy. If you go full EDM, they might think you’re too much of a party kid. Why not fall right in-between, closing the gap on the best of both worlds?

Released in their Beats Diary, this sixth track from Brooklyn-based Body Language has us all worked up. The sexy bassline, the wavering synths, the crackling atmospheric elements, and the vibey soul vocals all culminate in a listening experience worthy of a bottle of Courvoisier, some massage oils, and a solid set of speakers.

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[EP Review] Lucas Chambon – Instinct

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Ahhhh, the morning just seems so much better now that the sun decided to take a break from microwaving us to near death. With the morning coffee in hand, ear plugs in, and the rest of the world put on mute, we can finally immerse ourselves into the music and drown out our responsibilities with some auditory relief. Frenchman, Lucas Chambon is helping us float on top of the water with his debut EP titled Instinct (out on Los Angeles’ Next Wave Records). Filled with gloriously synthesized melodies, groovy basslines, and atmospheric elements, Lucas Chambon takes us on a whirlwind of emotion-evoked productions in this mesmerizing new work of art.

From the very beginning, we instantly transcend into the depths of the ocean with “Citadel” to which we ride along with the natural ebb and flow of these euphoric forces. We can confirm that Atlantis does exist because Lucas sheds light on the mythical underwater city. As we continue floating along the celestial frequency of ethereal sound waves, we eventually come to the surface to take a deep breath of fresh air with “At Dawn”. Before we know it, we’re back beneath the icy cold water, traveling with the effortless current into a kaleidoscope of beautiful colors in “Turqouise”.

Instinct is out now on Los Angeles’ very own Next Wave Records – the first free record label out to promote good music and share it to the world without a price to pay. We think Lucas made the perfect choice in teaming up with them because who doesn’t love free tunes? Crazy people, we tell you.

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Citadel
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At Dawn
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Turquoise
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[Funky] Johnny Stimson – Obsession

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With the temperature steadily driving us to the brink of insanity, we have come to a point where we don’t think Summer has had its way with us. Instead, it’s radiating 3 months worth of mediocre heat all into week long bouts of pure hell. As we sluggishly drag our helpless body’s out of this sizzling sauna and into a place where we don’t sweat from merely breathing, we decided to take a pit stop along the way with Johnny Stimson. Sending us into a retrograde funk with his newest original, “Obsession”, Stimson swoons us in with this infatuating production and gets us all a little drunk on love to the point where even Beyonce can’t keep up.

With a groovy synth progression, some funky guitar riffs, all topped off with some highly intoxicating lyrics, “Obsession” guides us to a place where drinking tequila in a bikini at 5 o’clock in the evening is socially acceptable. As we pour up another round of Jose Cuervo to drown out the heat, we ask that you please go pack a bag for overnight because you’re about to take a trip back into some serious lovey dovey feels. If this isn’t on repeat for the rest of your night, then you obviously need to re-evaluate your Hump Day rituals. With that being said, we’re going to go back to obsessing over Johnny Stimson and his soulful voice and fiery red hair.

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[Electronic/R&B] DiRTY RADiO – Illegal

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Illegal (Beat by: Darius)

After their first installment, “Relentless”, in what we were promised would be a series of mixtape style remixes from Vancouver’s DiRTY RADiO, they’ve held up their end of the deal and are back with their sophomore entry: “Illegal”. Following the blueprint of molding tunes around their favorite producers as they did with Pomo on “Relentless”, this time around DiRTY RADiO has taken a wonderfully malleable, disco tinged R&B beat from French producer Darius and  cobbled together yet another irresistible dance ditty. This one leans on the beatsmithery of Darius to lay a shimmery gloss across the tune, coalescing harmoniously with the DR boys’ sultry vocal track which all results in a listen sure to satisfy dance and R&B fans across all walks of life. Slip into something comfortable, pour your favorite glass of wine or whip up your favorite cocktail (that is if you’re over the legal U.S. drinking age of 21 of course) and let this one wind down your Tuesday. We promise it’ll do your night right.

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[Indie/Synth-Pop] GEMOLOGY – First & Last [TMN Premiere]

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First & Last

We’re starting this fine Tuesday morning with a beautiful bang in the form of a TMN Premiere for Brooklyn dream-pop duo GEMOLOGY‘s first ever single “First & Last”. The translucent and multifaceted pairing of Natasha Chitayat and Joanie Wolkoff, GEMOLOGY respires a new life into an often times saturated synth-pop genre while providing their listeners with a visionary brand of pensive and introspective pop assemblage. While Natasha is a multi-instrumentalist/producer with an unwavering pop sensibility with Joanie cutting her teeth as a songer/songwriter with credits on projects such as Foxe Basin, Safra Nikoto and a forthcoming project titled “Her Habits.”; it seems they’ve both found the perfect musical balance for each others’ strengths. “First & Last” is a brooding slice of Chitayat’s resolute pop sensibility coupled with Wolkoff’s penetrating voice and lyrics; pulling from us a sense of longing, but also simultaneous hope. They say art in its purest form makes its audience feel something; and “First & Last” delicately pulls its listener in a number of welcome directions.  This one from GEMOLOGY got us off on the completely right foot this morning. Let it do the same for you.

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