[House] Need & Necessity – This Life [TMN Premiere]

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Need & Necessity
This Life (Original Mix)

Denver based Deep and Tech-House producers Need & Necessity have glowingly been on our radar here at TMN for over a year behind a veritable smattering of precisely constructed dance tunes, including the “Thong Song” leaning cut “Lemme See” and a joint collaboration with option4 entitled “We Comin Up”. While we were one of the very first to feature the hip-swing-inducing pair’s eclectic blend of techno, classic,G, and deep house; it’s been great to see their tunes begin to take more of a foothold as each passing production comes out more polished than the previous. “This Life” is the latest addition to Need & Necessity’s sturdy output, and also the clear favorite to come out of their camp for us thus far. A surprisingly soulful trip into more tech-house recognized samples and sound kits, “This Life” plies its groove off of an expansive kick-drum and snapping snare before glossing up behind that signature Need & Necessity hi-hat shuffle. Further establishing the rhythmic cadence on “This Life”, a sparsely filtered vocal works its way into a mesmerizing loop and simultaneous focal point as the words “We Don’t Need” glide effortlessly around the tune to steal the show. It seems that Matt Friedman & Ross Kiser’s dance project is hitting the most mature stretch of their young production career and coming out of performances at Winter Music Conference, Snowball Music Festival and pairings in their home city with Rob Garza, Anna Lunoe and Moon Boots in July alone; it’s no wonder. “This Life” is being released on Night Supply Records and as with all of their releases, will be given away for free as a digital download, so hop to it here Ninjas. Stream “This Life” from Need & Necessity above, and if you missed our interview with them and their label mates a few months back, check it out here.

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Indiana – Heart On Fire (Bobby Tank Remix) [TMN Premiere]

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Bobby Tank comes through with a glorious remix of an incredibly sexy track from Indiana, titled “Heart On Fire”. Bobby’s last release, the 2 track “Undone EP” was nothing short of amazing. And now this flip of Indiana is sprinkled with dreamy synth work, and mixes perfectly her seductive vocals. This single “Heart On Fire” is on her debut album that is due to drop September 1st, and should go completely viral. Especially with mind blowing remixes such as this one from Bobby. Cheers.

Indiana
Heart On Fire (Bobby Tank Remix)
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#04 Throwing Shapes x The Music Ninja Artist Mix – Barely Alive

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#04 Throwing Shapes x The Music Ninja Artist Mix
Barely Alive

The bass is alive and well in Massachusetts, and we have DJ/Producer duoBarely Alive to thank for that. Sporting some of the nastiest, ominous and horror movie-esque dubstep in the scene, these devilish artists haunt dancefloors, not allowing any unsuspecting party-goer a moment to rest.

Today we’re injecting nine tracks of heart-pounding dubstep goodness with our fourth installment of our tag-team venture with Throwing Shapes, bringing you fresh mixes on the regular. So, dump out your cup of coffee, it’s not needed this morning. Instead, press play and get ready for some a razor sharp jolt of electric synths and devastating drops.

Download: bit.ly/TsPodDL

TRACKLIST
1. Eptic – Like A Boss (Barely Alive Remix)
2. Barely Alive – Dead Link
3. Barely Alive – Cyber Bully ft. Messinian
4. Astronaut – Quantum (Spag Heddy Remix)
5. Barely Alive – Dial Up (Virtual Riot Remix)
6. Barely Alive & Datsik – Candy Kids
7. The Brig – All Aboard (Barely Alive Remix)
8. Pegboard Nerds – Bassline Kickin (Astronaut Remix)
9. Barely Alive – Keyboard Killer ft. Splitbreed (Getter Remix)

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[Beauty] ODESZA – Memories That You Call (feat. Monsoonsiren)

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ODESZA
Memories That You Call (feat. Monsoonsiren)

Over eighteen months, Odesza has exploded, and we aren’t complaining one bit. When they came through Orlando, I had an opportunity to catch Odesza, and it was one of my best show experiences. The show sold out, and the room was packed with happy people swaying to their music. Their performance style is amazing! Odesza switches from both jamming on their Ableton controllers, to their synthesizers, and they even do some live drumming! Completely unique performance style, and their music shares that trait. Very beautiful, and inspiration music from these two. Odesza’s new album “In Return” will be coming out September 9th on Counter Records, which you can preorder here. If “Memories That You Call” is a teaser for “In Return“, then we are beyond excited!

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[MP3 Playlist] Indie Dojo (July 2014 Round #3)

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You know what’s the worst? After-Vacation Blues. Whether you have a couple days off work or a couple weeks of traveling, the days of not being obligated to do anything but chillax are the most glorious moments of your life. And then you are abruptly pushed back into reality. We know. It sucks and there is no easing into it, ever. So if you need help jumping back into the real world, let the Indie Dojo help. We might not bring you back to vacationland, but we can definitely give you a playlist to help take your mind off the harsh reality you are about to jump into.

Birds of Chicago
Cannonball
Poor Remy
Wrecking Ball
Black Handed Kites
Up
Jim Guthrie
Wish I Were You
Imaginary Family
The Bird Watcher
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[Progressive House] Panama Wedding – Uma (Jenaux Remix)

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Panama Wedding
Uma (Jenaux Remix)

It has been quite some time since we last heard a decent progressive house track that hit us right in the feels. Sometimes we like to throw ourselves back to the time where artists like Porter Robinson, Fedde Le Grande, Alesso, etc. took us on those unforgettable and uplifting rollercoasters full of emotive highs and lows. Gosh, we sure do miss the days where dance music allowed us see right into each others souls while simultaneously allowing us to release our problems with each and every kick, boom, and hoo-rah.

Well ninjas, we are about to restore your faith in dance music all thanks to NYC producer, Jenaux. Notorious for his earth-shattering productions, Jenaux has officially outdone himself with his latest remix of Panama Wedding’s song, “Uma”. Starting off with an epic piano intro, Jenaux masterfully uses this stunning piece to his advantage by giving it a boat load of cry-worthy synths, a cheerful build, and an ethereal breakdown that’ll send us all back to our favorite festival moments. There is definitely hope for this genre and it’s artists like Jenaux who give us living proof that feel good music still exists in today’s dance music culture.

Get your free copy today and prepare for some serious throwback sensations because you’re about to be on a progressive house kick for the remainder of the day. Sorry about it, folks!

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[Indie Rock] We Were Promised Jet Packs – Safety In Numbers

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Safety in Numbers

Boasting one of the single best names in the music industry, Edinburgh-based five-piece We Were Promised Jetpacks bring a swirling culmination of electric percussion work, cinematic builds and emotion-rich soundscapes that oh-so-few can accomplish.

Grabbing our ears back in These Four Walls, this indie rock outfit brought us varying elements of indie rock genres, providing us with an intense and overwhelmingly enjoyable listening experience for quite some time. In all honesty, we can’t count how many times we’ve listened to “It’s Thunder and It’s Lightning,” and “Quiet Little Voices.” In fact, we’d be quite interested to see the actual statistics.

In their latest release, we’re offered another drum-centric tune with glorious guitar melodies wavering in the background. Coupled with Adam Thompson’s subdued vocals, “Safety In Numbers,” brings a warm, security-blanket-type feeling of comfort. WWPJ are back and Unravelling is going to be one hell of an album.

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