Drex Carter – City After City (Music Video) [TMN Premiere]

Orlando rapper Drex Carter and fellow Central Florida beatsmith Kkami connect for a new collaborative EP called THAW. The three song project is a hybrid approach that features lo-fi, bedroom pop, and hip-hop influences that blend together as smooth as butter.

“High Hopes” features a verse from Mitch$$$, another bubbling Orlando based artist on the rise. THAW came out yesterday and today comes a trippy, glitched-out music video for “City After City” that takes us on a wild ride and fits in well with the audio. Keep a tab on Drex Carter, Kkami, and Mitch$$$ in 2020.

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Barely Great – WEIRD000 [TMN Premiere]

Barely Great
WEIRD000 (The Music Ninja Premiere)

LA’s Barely Great is readying his upcoming EP, Imperfect, complete with five singles out this Friday. Today, Monday, we’ve got an exclusive peak at one of those five tracks thanks to this Music Ninja Premiere!

For all those eccentric bass lovers out there, we’ve got our ears on “WEIRD000.” The industrially influenced trap take has some of the most interesting sound design you’re going to find. The bass designs feel like they are dripping wet straight into your ear while the percussion pounds away in a hypnotic fashion. Expect much more of this excellence on the EP this Friday, but for now, enjoy “WEIRD000” on us.

“With this EP I’m trying to create something unique. I’m not trying to follow any trends of what I think works already. I want to create new sounds in patterns that make people feel new feelings. I want to be my own person.”
-Barely Great

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Finis Mundi – Right Now? [TMN Premiere]

Finis Mundi
Right Now?

Nino De Felipe, known to most by his stage name Finis Mundi, is a producer and artist based out of Stockholm, Sweden. “Right Now?” started off as a Billie Eilish remix but turned into an original single where Mundi described the track as an “echo of a heartbroken person questioning it’s lover, ‘what makes you so happy right now?’ in silence. All alone.”

The genre-bending up and coming artist tosses warped vocals on a glitchy deep house infused record that crosses the border between R&B and Electronic music. “Right Now?” has a real ominous vibe to it that is perfect for a rainy day or dim lighting, so give it a spin and keep your eyes on Finis Mundi for the rest of 2019. Remember, you heard it here first at TMN!

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Maximono – Introducing: Amsterdam Selections Mix [TMN Premiere]

Maximono
Introducing: Amsterdam Selections

The German label This Ain’t Bristol recently teased their compilation album Amsterdam Selections complete with fourteen tracks. Songs on the project come from such producers as Wongo, Volac, Hood Rich and many more including the European act Maximono.

Not only did Maximono release the single “Trippy” on the album, but topped everything off with the Amsterdamn Selections Mix. The thirty minute mix showcases the compilation through Maximono’s ears with clean cut precision. If you’re a house head, then this mix is going to tickle your fancy like no other. Tomorrow, October 12th is when the compilation will be released in full, so check back online here so you can add the album to your digital library!4

Tracklist:
01. Anomon -­ Hello, Hi!
02. KZN -­ Talking
03. Maximono – ­Trippy
04. Josh Brown – Malfunktion
05. Endor -­ Robotics
06. David Keno ­- Flip Flop
07. Wongo ­- Mars
08. BYOR ­- Call Me Up
09. MKJAY & Lowdown ­- Afterhours
10. Volac & Proxy -­ Supa Low
11. Hood Rich -­ Work It
12. Mike McFly & The Schmidt -­ Rollin’ Up
13. Nick Olivetti & Tough Love – Jenny
14. From Drop Till Dawn -­ The Bass

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Sam Smiley – Lay Down My Life [TMN Video Premiere]

Florida songwriter by way of Nashville, Sam Smiley delivers action packed visuals for his debut single ‘Lay Down My Life,’ mission impossible style, as he gets the girl, and walks out the hero. After years of writing pop hits for other’s, he’s finally launching into his own artistry. Follow him on Spotify for new music, and fasten your seat belt for the music video below, you’re not ready for it.

‘Lay Down My life’ is inspired from feeling taking for granted in my past relationship. It’s the story of a guy who wants his partner to recognize him for what he does for the relationship, and that he’ll wait for her even if it hurts.

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FOOLiE – Open Mouth [TMN Premiere]

FOOLiE
Open Mouth

The Bay Area beatsmith FOOLiE has taken over the dojo with the premiere of his new single “Open Mouth” from the Becky EP. Released on Psycho Disco!, this booming house record is just what you need to kick off the start of the weekend.

FOOLiE delivers an underground, after-hours treat with this bassy beast. Its jaw-dropping grooves will have you dancing into the darkest hours of the night. “Open Mouth” has a retro feel to it, paying homage to classic house records. Make sure to check out the full Becky EP and grab a copy for yourself on the digital platform of your choice.

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[TMN Premiere] Loveclub – Stuck

Loveclub
Stuck

Hardly anything gets our proverbial Music Ninja blood pumping quite like unveiling brand new artists yet unheard to the rest of the world. Such is the case with today’s TMN Premiere coming from L.A. based, Canadian Indie-Pop project, Loveclub. Loveclub’s aural aesthetic is one bending 80’s synth kits & sensibilities around sharp songwriting, and contemporary pop arrangements for a sound uniquely his, yet utterly relatable.

The first single to see light from Loveclub is “Stuck”. Fusing tinny kick-drums, aerated pads and perfectly popping snare stabs, Loveclub buoys the lovely instrumentation with a flitting vocal track that shapes the tune’s emotional identity; landing somewhere between indie-pop and (wink, wink) PBR&B. About the tune, the debuting artist shared: “’Stuck’ is about putting it all out there and realizing that sometimes it doesn’t work out.” Something surely most of our listeners can associate with. We’re prognosticating a strong finish to 2018 from the budding synth-pop style-bender that is Loveclub, and you can be sure we’ll be revealing more pieces to his unraveling puzzle as they are released. Until then, stream Loveclub’s premiere single “Stuck” above.

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