New Carnival – Sweet Caroline [TMN VIDEO PREMIERE]

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New Carnival
Sweet Caroline

If you stopped by this post in hopes of finding a new version of Neil Diamond’s legendary “Sweet Caroline,” we have to inform you that you probably won’t be belting out that iconic “ba ba ba!” While that classic will forever live in the annals of karaoke lore, we’re actually bringing you sparkly new anthem from Bristol-based trio New Carnival.

“Sweet Caroline” kicks off an event-filled 2016 for this budding young band, leading them into a Club NME show at the Koko next month, followed by a hometown gig at The Louisiana and an appearance at Dot To Dot Festival coming in May. This is only the second release from these lads, which means you’re early to the party. Unless you happened to catch Annie Mac dubbing them with the esteemed New Names for 2016 honor earlier this year, in which case, you’re ahead of the curve.

The tune boasts scintillating guitar work, emphatic percussion, and lyrics that grab a hold quickly. At times, it’s reminiscent of The Wombats, bringing a dancy, larger-than-life listening experience. Today, we’re bringing you the accompanying music video, which was directed by Woody Rankin. Take a look below, then head over to iTunes, Spotify, Apple Music and Deezer to get “Sweet Caroline” for your personal collection.

UK Tour Dates
22nd April, Club NME at Koko, London

27th April, The Louisiana, Bristol

27th-29th May – Dot To Dot Festival (Nottingham, Bristol & Manchester)

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[Progressive House] Manila Killa ft. Joni Fatora – All That’s Left (Myles Travitz Remix)

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Manila Killa
All That's Left Ft. Joni Fatora (Myles Travitz Remix)

If you’re familiar with the popular artist collective Moving Castle, then you’ve probably a fan of Manila Killa‘s massive hit “All That’s Left”. Featuring lovely vocals from Joni Fatora, the original track is wonderful in every way. To add onto the epicness, a remix pack was just released featuring killer remixes from producers like The M Machine and Yung Wall Street. Myles Travitz‘ version particularly caught our ears, as he goes back to his roots and turned the original track into a progressive house gem. This rework provides us with tasteful synth melodies and a casual dance beat. The piano progression adds to the mix and gives it a delightful vibe, which will make you fall in love with the tune even more.

Myles Travitz once again shows us his versatility and his ability to turn any track into a massive hit. Be sure to check out the rest of remixes if you dig this one, as they each perfectly exemplifies the producer’s sound.

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Porter Robinson – Say My Name (Mielo Redux) [TMN PREMIERE]

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Porter Robinson
Say My Name (Mielo Redux)

We may not have heard anything new from Porter Robinson in a little while, but Mielo is here to provide some major nostalgia with his own exceptional rendition of Porter’s “Say My Name.”. This version dials back the blistering progressive house edge of the original and reinvents it into a sonic concoction filled with futuristic ingredients.

When it comes to tackling such a classic tune like this, it always helps that it’s one of your favorites, and Mielo made sure to create something that is a reflection of his ability and, at the same time, a homage to Porter’s creation. There’s an uplifting feeling scattered throughout this redux, and it certainly is a pleasant reminder of the past. Festival season is here, so don’t be surprised if this starts to make the rounds. Don’t miss out on Mielo!

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[MP3 Playlist] Indie Dojo (April 2016 Round #2)

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You know when you’re having one of those days when it feels like life is just eating you whole, but then you take a moment to put on one of you all time favorite jams and you find yourself floating on a cloud of blissful nothings? We all do and it’s pretty ok to lose your stability in the real world sometimes. We wouldn’t be human if we didn’t. And in those times, there is nothing quite like the warm blanket of your musical comfort zone. But hey, if you’re ever feeling a little adventurous, come take a magical mystery tour with us. We’ve got enough Indie Dojos to take you around the world and back again, whenever you are ready to be grounded.

’Caro – Admit / Resist’
’Strong Asian Mother – The More That I’
’Hudson Scott – Whale’
’SAÍGO – So Natural’
’Nawas – So Low’
’Atlas Bound – Softer Still’
’Cardinal – anchor up to me…’
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[Electronic] New Mantra – Not LDN EP

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If some laid-back vibes are what you are a looking for, then the Not LDN EP by New Mantra is what you need. Many of you will be venturing out to Coachella, so this will certainly serve you well on your drive, or fly over. The UK producer put together a superb project, with help coming from Barnaby and HOOPS on two tracks. The rest is all put together by New Mantra.

The Not LDN EP comes after the debut project of Sam Cooper, aka New Mantra. His productions have already brought taste-making ears his way, and these new tracks are sure to attract even more. Four new songs make up the newest EP, with the title track kicking things off with its chilled out sound. Throughout the entire record we get some strong R&B undertones that are veiled with electronic, future and indie masks that make for a dynamic listen. When you have a project that could have been led by all of the singles that make it up, you know you have a special collection on your hands. So is the case with the exquisite Not LDN EP that you can grab on iTunes today.

’Not LDN’
’All Over Town (Featuring Barnaby.)’
’Tradition (Featuring HOOPS)’
’Sayonara’
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James Gent – Unethical [TMN Premiere]

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James Gent
Unethical

Today we get the privilege to premiere the newest installment in the Too Lush single series, and it’s a quite a doozy from the London native James Gent. Don’t let the seemingly mellow piano intro fool you, because once the drums kicks in, it’s all hands on deck for a bumpy ride. “Unethical” smashes together a little bit of trap, some dazzling synths, and a propensity for multiple mood shifts within just four minutes time.

Too Lush continues to pick up some of the most intriguing burgeoning talent for their releases, and James Gent adds a refined and complementary sound to their overall aesthetic that also makes a welcome addition to our ever-growing electronic playlists. Give this a spin on your best speakers and enjoy the vibes above!

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[Neo-House] Kryptogram – Scarlet

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Scarlet

There’s no doubt a good lot of you are counting down the days to your annual pilgrimage to that infamous Southern California desert. Alongside packing, buying portable phone chargers, and finding an epic tank top, you’re also probably building out the perfect Coachella party playlist, calculating the perfect arrangement of tunes to fill the speakers in your Airbnb rental, hotel room, or tent. Well, we have another solid addition to toss into the mix, coming by way Chicago-based Kryptogram.

We’re no stranger to the silky smooth, self-dubbed Neo-House sounds from this up-and-coming producer, having previously covered tracks of his. However, it has been a minute since he’s popped up on our radar, most likely due to the fact that he’s also studying Audio Engineering at Columbia College Chicago. Balancing that and making music is no easy task, but we sure are appreciative he put in some long nights to bust out this gem.

“Scarlet” is the first release of 2016 from this Windy City resident, and it showcases what we’ve come to know and love from him. It’s light and groovy, featuring soft kicks, layers of delicate synths, and well-crafted vocal samples. The collective effort provides something that’s perfect for a pre-game poolside chill session, the lengthy line of traffic to the Polo Fields, or keeping things going after you get back to your spot.

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