[Indie Disco] Saint Pepsi – Fall Harder

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Saint Pepsi
Fall Harder

Not too long ago, we came across an artist that would forever make us swoon until ends meet. Not only did his previous song, “Fiona Coyne”, make us go back and re-watch every episode of Degrassi: The Next Generation, but it gave us all the reason to abuse the shit out of the replay button. If you haven’t picked up on our clues, we are talking about Saint Pepsi. Now that his tasty name is making its rounds across outlets of all sorts, the young producer has proved to us that he is on his way to becoming next Passion Pit of our time. With a huge statement like that, we have nothing but confidence in his music because it sure does speak for itself when you end up being the most blogged about artist in a little under a month. Who knows, maybe we could see his name at Coachella in the near future? A ninja can only hope so.

Just last week, Saint Pepsi released the latest gem, “Fall Harder” off his newly released EP out now on Carpark Records. As tastemakers, we are put to the challenge when it comes down to analyzing sound waves and putting them into words. Conceptually that just seems like too much to process all at once, however, when the music is as good as what we have for you today then the words just seem to naturally flow. “Fall Harder” is just auditory proof that sound is evolving into a more organic, happy state. With its 80′s style Breakfast Club guitar riffs, cheerful synth progression, and easily some of the most adorable lyrics since Jason Mraz’s “I’m Yours”, Saint Pepsi makes us fall even harder in love with his productions. If you’re just now tuning out for the day then you dropped by at the perfect time, so why don’t you just press play and drown out the white noise around you.

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[House] David Vrong – Breaking Out ft. Amaëlle

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David Vrong feat. Amaëlle
Breaking Out

For a sublime display of uplifting house, look no further than David Vrong’s new single “Breaking Out” on Ultra Music. Relatively new on the scene, Swedish producer Vrong has worked with Belgian singer Amaëlle for this release, whose gorgeous vocals complement the catchy beat wonderfully.

An artist who was initially spotted by fellow Swede John Dahlback, it’s clear to see how. An infectious remix of Lunde Bros “Jump Up” came out on Dahlback’s label earlier this year, and captured some serious dynamics and groove. For “Breaking Out”, Vrong uses elevating piano chords and a progressive rhythm to reach a climax, with all layers coming together incredibly smoothly.

Upbeat, bassy and groove-filled,  you can add “Breaking Out” to your collection here. 

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[Indie Rock] In-Flight Safety – Animals

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In Flight Safety
Animals

You can credit Canada with many a triumph: having mountains of music to admire being one of them. We could write essays on Broken Social Scene’s quiet conquering of all things indie-rock. Or Braids’ fixation with curating ethereal evening atmospherics. But let’s not discuss that, because in “Animals,” Canadian band In-Flight Safety have delivered a guitar driven dalliance that’s well worth chatting about.

Think the sophisticated swoon of Interpol, but exchange the introspection for a somewhat simmering and pop driven performance. Not the serious and composed exterior of Paul Banks or Matt Bellinger, but instead dulcet, demure tones that underlie a playful and summery soundscape.

Without being sultry or self conscious, “Animals” is an exhibition of nu-indie featuring the care free confidence of the 90′s gone by.

As the remnants of summer start to subside, In-Flight Safety deliver a dose of sun sprayed exuberance, before the winter encroaches upon our ears.

Note: Don’t google in-flight safety without the addition of ‘band’. You may stumble across a lecture relaying the perils of carrying your pets as cargo: there’s a high mortality rate involved in this process.

“Animals” is taken from the band’s forthcoming album Conversationalist, releasing 22nd of September via Conehead UK.

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Racing Glaciers – Don’t Wait for Me [TMN PREMIERE]

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It’s difficult to focus on much of anything as of late, considering the tremendous amount of turmoil the world is currently engulfed in. From the toxicity coming from ISIS to the uprising of an entire community over excessive use of force in Ferguson, humanity is slowly walking in the shadows of a dark time right now. It’s one that won’t be remedied any time soon, which is causing the collective mental state of those witnessing these times to feel incapacitated with grief, fear, and uncertainty.

It’s encouraged to do your part in helping others overcome these difficult times, making sure that you’re supportive of your community and even those that you may not be a part of. However, it’s also important for us to make time for ourselves, ensuring that we don’t succumb to the overwhelming negativity. For us, that escape has been and always will be music.

The sun is going to wake you up
Through the salt, I’m coming
And the sound is going to pick you up
Through the silence, I’m coming

With a bit of a melancholy morning on our hands, Macclesfield based five-piece Racing Glaciers have an aptly timed tune with this premiere. “Don’t Wait for Me” comes off their newest EP, which carries the name of this title track. Focused on vocal range and remarkable lyrical finesse, this song carries a heavy sound brought to life with interspersed sections of crystal-clean guitar work and an absolutely stunning solo. The drums start off a bit understated, only to follow a truly cinematic path, surging alongside the guitar solo with heavy cymbal work.

As you carry on throughout your day, remember that music can be one of the most therapeutic things for your mind, body and soul. Take some time for yourself and get lost, if only for a few minutes.

 

Dont Wait For Me
Animal
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[Progressive House] Kid Arkade – Atlas Run [TMN Premiere]

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Kid Arkade
Atlas Run

Kid Arkade, the anonymous collective recently snapped up by Ultra Music, are to release their first single on the label on September 5th. “Atlas Run” is a gloriously catchy piece of cinematic progressive house, and one that Kid Arkade have applied some seriously polished production to.

It grows around an developing rhythm, bringing in a powerful melody to accompany it. There is a sense of growing groove beneath the synth riffs and sequences, with energy levels driving towards a climatic finish.

“Atlas Run” is a sophisticated and well-structured first offering from this mysterious group; the future for  them is looking undoubtedly bright.

 

 

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[MP3 Playlist] The Chill Dojo #97

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There’s been a lot of attention on the tropical house genre of late, and certainly a dramatic increase in the amount of producers looking to prove their worth with this style in 2014. Whether you could argue it’s a case of inspiration, pursuit of fame, or maybe just down to the season, we’re just happy to have heaps of quality chill material to feature each week.

But no matter the amount of artists that try their hand at the genre, Goldroom will forever be a name associated with championing the chill disco style, and nothing reinforces that better than his latest release in ‘Till Sunrise’. Luscious synths and floating pads embody the essence of what makes the artist the perfect accompaniment to warm climates and beach surroundings, and the dreamy vocals of Mammals act as the umbrella to this glorious summer cocktail. As we mentioned in the write-up from last week, these stems were actually made available weeks before the song’s release, providing ample opportunity for the inevitable flood of remixes to be put into motion well ahead of time. One of the best we’ve heard so far comes courtesy of disco diehard Justin Faust, who crafts a seriously sexy melody to complement this sun-drenched tune. In a similar fashion, Oliver Nelson and Skogsrå have elevated the latest single from Tobtok to new heights with their amazing edit. There’s a special kind of joy when you read about friends bringing their own elements to each other’s work, and the combined effort of all parties involved here has brought a very big smile to this ninja’s face.

When it comes to the tropical fever which has been rising this year, Norway has indeed been the epicenter of this craze, and Matoma has quickly become a favorite who proudly flies the flag for this style. His latest effort wraps his feel-good vibes around the solid vocal work of Marlon Roudette for another quality addition to his ever-growing arsenal of mellow magic. Oslo has plenty more talent to give though, and Jerry Folk is staking his claim for recognition with a laid-back funky rendition of ‘Wait’ off the recent Lemaitre Singularity EP. The young producer has struck the perfect groove with this lovely little jam, and shown plenty of promise for future success. One man who certainly deserves that kind of praise is dojo favorite Glastrophobie, who provides yet another beautiful interpretation of an indie original. Only this time his stunning piano composition is capped off with the sweet sounds of sax, which is a sure-fire way to get the thumbs up from us. Finally, we couldn’t end proceedings without a shout out to the latest remix from Samuel. His latest piece of summer-ready music takes on the soulful stylings of a Brandy classic, demonstrating a versatility that we’ll continue to encourage from him with each new release.

There’s no shortage of serene sounds in this week’s edition, so immerse yourself in the calm waters of number 97. Peace out.

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Goldroom
Till Sunrise
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Till Sunrise (Justin Faust Premix)
Tobtok ft. Emil Heró
Higher (Oliver Nelson & Skogsrå Remix)
Marlon Roudette
When The Beat Drops Out (Matoma Tropical Remix)
Lemaitre
Wait (Jerry Folk Remix)
Hafdis Huld
Lucky (Glastrophobie Remix)
Brandy
Right Here (Samuel Remix)
Basic Tape
Sunny Spell
Jennifer Lopez Ft Ja Rule
Im Real (Basic Tape Remix)
Galimatias
Ocean Floor Kisses
Kilter
When You Walked In
Route 94
My Love (Prince Fox Remix)
Kendrick Lamar vs Tycho
Vibe Walk (Break Science Remix)
ABSRDST
Rare Ware
MaHi
Coast To Coast (Original Mix)
Bear Hands
Giants (Adrian Lux Remix)
DJ Cassidy
Make The World Go Round ft R Kelly (Gigamesh Remix)
The Kooks
Forgive & Forget (Oliver Nelson Remix)
Mystery Skulls
Paralyzed (Aeroplane Remix)
Bag Raiders
Nairobi (Drop Out Orchestra Barely Legal Remix)
Nico & Vinz
Am I Wrong (Gryffin Remix)
Phantogram
Fall In Love (NEUS Remix)
Tensnake & Jacques Lu Cont
Feel Of Love (JackLNDN Remix)
Kastle Ft. Lotti
Anythings Possible
Cee Roo
Im So Happy
Zhu
Faded (BNJMN Rework)
Lucas
Keep U Warm
Sage The Gemini ft IamSu!
Gas Pedal (PHNM 5am Remix)
Raury
Cigarette Song (Snakehips Remix)
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Aura
Mario
Let Me Love You (Tío Remix)
GOLDIELOCKS
MOONBEAM
Bubbly Bulbasaur X DIVERSA
Lost (SH?M Edit)
Telepopmusik
Breathe (Myles.William X Grand&Warren Remix)
Astronauts
Skydive (Broke For Free Remix)
Hounded
Say My Name Feat. Beau Young Prince
FloFilz
Vigal
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[NEW] Caribou – Our Love

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Caribou.
Our Love

After an extended hiatus, Dan Snaith, aka Cariboumade a splash a couple months back with the announcement of an upcoming album and subsequent release of the first single, “Can’t Do Without You,” a euphoric, building dance masterpiece that immediately took the blogosphere by storm. The talented producer returns this morning with the title track from the project and it is absolutely stunning. On “Our Love” Caribou draws the listener in with a smooth electronic groove but, rather than keep it low-key, at about 3 minutes he switches the beat up with an addicting bass-line that dares you not to dance.

In many ways, Caribou has chosen the perfect time for his return falling in place with the incredible direction that producers like Jamie xx, Four Tet, Mr. Carmack, and oft-collaborator Burial are taking with their respective, distinct brands of experimental bass music. Kick your week off with some bounce above. Starting tomorrow, August 19th, this one will come as an instant download with pre-order of Our Love, which drops on October 7th via Merge Records

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