[Drum & Bass] Fiora – Tornado

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TORNADO

Fiora of Los Angeles is one of the most dynamic female artists you are going to find. After studying the classical realm of music via voice and violin, she ventured out into new territories to flex her skills in any way she could imagine. Most recently, her original “Tornado” was released ahead of her upcoming album.

With “Tornado” we get an interesting medley of sounds ranging from her classical background, all the way to drum & bass, which is just where the chorus takes us. Her pop sensibilities are strong, making this track accessible to listeners outside the electronic music scene. “Tornado” is just one of those songs that is good all around. Her debut album is something we look forward to hearing, as it is sure to come with some great records with diverse sounds. Fiora has our attention, and we think she’ll have yours too. Head over to her website for more information around her act, or if you would like to go ahead and pre-order the album. If even half of the songs are as emotive as “Tornado,” it’ll be worth it.

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The Chill Dojo #177

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This past week more than ever was a time to celebrate good music. While legends will never be replaced, 2016 has already revealed its fair share of new talent, one of which being the newly formed Chymes. The merging of Cameron Taylor and Kiersten Nyman, the Sydney electronic duo have announced their collaborative creativity with ‘Oracle’, a gorgeous tune that gently floats as if carried along by a zephyr. The delicate vocals caress the sparse atmosphere, filled only with light touches of metallic percussion which produces surprising power through its minimalism.

We’re picking up the pace with our next feature from another young talent to add to our watch-list. Italian producer FlyBoy makes his Chill Dojo debut with a smooth little number in ‘Maze’, glimmering with a polished groove that is hard to resist. As its title would suggest, it’s a track that’s certainly easy to get lost in, but we’re not keen on finding our way out of its deep sound anytime soon. We’re in that dancing mood now, so it’s the perfect time to move right into the latest remix from Sydney producer Cabu. The slow funk of ‘Stay Lost’ is dialed up a notch, infused with a silky bassline that combines the chill vibe of the original with an undeniable urge to cut loose and get your body moving.

Just as soon as we can turn on the party feeling, we can flip things in the completely opposite direction with Tim Legend’s  ‘call me’. The South Carolinian producer lays down a lush future track that is just perfect for those moments of pure relaxation. Whether it’s during a glorious day on the beach, or a time when you don’t want to even leave your bed, this dose of fresh melodic bliss will make that picture complete.

As much as we mourn the passing of icons, we take comfort in knowing the inspiration for creating good music is alive now more than ever. Peace out.

’Chymes – Oracle’
’FlyBoy – Maze (feat. Gavrielle & Jake Newton)’
’Joe Hertz – Stay Lost ft. Amber
Simone (Cabu Remix)’
’Tim Legend – call me’
’kuiters – purify’
’kuiters – crystal rose ft. sophie meiers’
’Tennyson – XYZ’
’Koresma – Far Away Coast’
’Twin Caverns – Swell (Clayjay Remix)’
’Ember Island – Need You (Severo Remix)’
’TastyTreat – Simple Things Ft. Choice’
’Mark Redito – Goodbye (Bohkeh Remix)’
’Jupe – Hurry 2.0 (James Gent Remix)’
’Louis The Child – From Here ( Huge Flip )’
’vbnd – things change’
’xander – ifitsmoreii’sshelikesyou’
’Vince – 4/20’
’Stereo Cube – Avenoir (Aosmos Remix)’
’LODENT – what you deserve.’
’TREGS – flood’
’Mi Ka ft Ayelle – Clarity’
’Monogem – Take It Slow’
’Donatachi – Bubblegum (ft. Rosebud Leach)’
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[MP3 Playlist] Indie Dojo (April 2016 Round #4)

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Ever have one of those days when you find yourself driving around in complete silence ’cause you just can’t find a damn thing to listen to and you dare not turn on the radio? Well, today is not that day, because we’re here to slice that awkward silence with Indie Dojo sword.

’johan – stard(us)t’
’Rivvrs – I Will Follow You (Reprise)’
’Common, Dear – Learn To Breathe’
’Johnny Jarko – Lost In Thought’
’Szymon – Floods’
’Chymes
Oracle’
’Covenhoven – Past Life’
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The Code’s Music Ninja Mix [TMN EXCLUSIVE]

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The Code's Music Ninja Mix

Although The Code‘s residency here at The Music Ninja might be over, the mysterious duo were still kind enough to drop off another little surprise for all their fans. While their own music is generally steeped in a darker, edgier soundscape, here they’ve cooked together a sultry mix of upbeat R&B and pop jams for your enjoyment. As you can see from the tracklist below, the mix features a diverse selection of artists, meaning there’s something for just about everyone here. It also makes for a perfect listen any time of the day, from the moment you wake up to the moment you decide to rest your head back down on your pillow–and everything in between. Why not hit play and kick your Saturday off the right way? We promise your toes will be tapping before you even realize what’s happening.

TRACKLIST

Daniel Johns – Aerial Love (Memeb Remix)

Set Mo – Chasing Forever ft. ALPHAMAMA (Jafunk Remix)

AlunaGeorge – I’m In Control

Jessica Sutta – Forever

Kygo – Stay (ft. Maty Noyes)

Years & Years – Shine

Zayn Malik – Like I Would

Disclosure – Omen (Dillon Francis Remix)

Justin Bieber – Been You

Majid Jordan – Something About You

Rudimental – Rumour Mill ft. Anne-Marie & Will Heard

Tinie Tempah – Girls Like ft. Zara Larsson

Pia Mia – Touch

Jeremih – Oui

Bryson Tiller – Self Righteous

Drake – How About Now

Phazz – About Her

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Saturday Selection Vol. 3

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This has already been a tough year for music lovers, and April is just wrapping up. We’ve lost some major icons who were trailblazers in not only their music, but also social and cultural shifts. We’ll miss them constantly, but there’s a bright side. We’ll always have their legacies through their discography, and, even more luckily, we get new and amazing music to enjoy every day. We can at least smile about that. Let’s explore.


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Monogem – Take It Slow

Monogem holds an inherent magnetism throughout her material. “Take It Slow” certainly is one of those pop songs that will make you want to fall in love under the right circumstances, and, even with the atomospheric production swirling back and forth, her crystal clear voice cuts through with a surprising and engaging strength. Get caught up in mediocre pop music can be easy if you aren’t careful, but there’s no trace of that when it comes to Monogem. Even with only a handful of tracks currently out, she has a little something for everyone.


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Matthew Riley – YEARS

Finding the first track an artist posts on SoundCloud is always exciting, and we’re very glad to have Matthew Riley join up. “YEARS” is awash with reverb and gentle, faint synths that float together with his short verses in simple and serene harmony. He’s crafted a fine balance between ambient, pop, and electronic music that manages to provide feelings of both relaxation and reflection. Sometimes that is exactly what you need on a slow morning, and we definitely hope to hear more Matthew Riley in the near future.


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The Kount – Only Human

There’s no contest here. The Kount is a student of the groove. He might even be a teacher of it after hearing this one. If you aren’t somehow feverishly bobbing your head after 20 seconds into “Only Human,” we’re not exactly sure what to tell you. It’s instrumentals like these that stand on their own. No need for bars, verses, or choruses. There’s enough substance and space that allow the instrumentation to speak for itself in the absence of lyrics. It’s a pretty great thing to find when you need a break from constant narration. His style is constantly shifting, so check out the rest of his material when you can.


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Robokid – 23

Nothing predictable comes to mind when discussing Robokid, and that’s great. Being a co-founder of Moving Castle will have that effect on you. On this new tune, which you may recognize from the Coachella LIVE video, there is an entirely different side of Robokid put on display. Shedding his more upbeat style, he opts for a little more sullen and slow approach on “23.” There’s an air of hope matched with escapism that isn’t weighed down with too many elements. It’s wonderful for a myriad of settings, and might just be one of his best creations yet. That’s a bold statement, but “23” is a force all its own.


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Bo Rocha – Hold My Gaze

We’d like to apologize for Bo Rocha managing to fly under our radar for this long. The London native has an undeniable command of her sound as evident from “Hold My Gaze,” and, as she flips from her mighty chorus to double-time verses, she knows her power. Between songwriting and production, Bo Rocha covers it all, and her hypnotic voice complements the ebbs and flows of this sweltering song perfectly. “Hold My Gaze” is such a strong follow up to her Even Green EP from a year ago, and we absolutely hope another project is the works soon that will build upon this radiant single.


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[Get Crunk] Friday Party Playlist (Vol 192)

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Weekend two of Coachella is about to be underway. For the people attending the event, they’ve got their music covered, but if you’re like me, you need some for the next couple of days. As we have done for one hundred and ninety-two weeks, we have for you a collection of free downloads that will help get you into the party atmosphere. There were a ton of great freebies that came out this week, but we’ve narrowed them down to a dozen ones that are must-listens. Most of this week’s tracks are originals, with the exception of a remix of a remix by our friend Infuze, who absolutely crushed a take on Bauuer’s “Roll Up” edit. Check out all fourteen records and download the ones you dig. Whether you’re at Coachella or not, make sure to #danceirresponsibly.

’Bells and Robes – How Could We Have Known?’
’Ameria – Chained To You’
’Roman Austin – Who Am I (prod. Yugi Boi & Otxhello)’
’Y2K & lil aaron – I KNOW ft. Pollàri & josh pan’
’Flosstradamus – Roll Up (Baauer Remix) (Infuze Re – Roll)’
’Topi & Twine – Grey Matter’
’Ray Volpe – Drop Back’
’MORTEN – Body Down’
’Bad Royale – Dutty Heart (feat. IAmStylezMusic)’
’Crichy Crich – This Ain’t What You Need (Prod. By Prismo)’
’Wildfellaz & TRAPECIA – Blow Up’
’Timmo Hendriks & Julian Black – Arsonist (Original Mix)’
’Geodesic – Bounce’
’FreeFall – Up (Original Mix)’
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Bayonne discusses his album, BBQ in Austin, and annoying house cats [TMN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW]

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When we first stumbled across Bayonne’s new album, we were absolutely mesmerized from start-to-finish. This one-man army brings the sensational ability to create an immersive listening experience, both on record and at his live shows, which is no easy feat. After being incapsulated for the better half of an hour, we decided to reach out and set up an interview with him ahead of his show at the Lost Lake in Denver, Colorado. Here’s what went down.

TMN: Hey Roger, welcome to the Mile High City. Is this your first time here?

B: I’ve played here a couple of times, back when I was doing a folk thing three years ago. I’ve been here a lot more than I’ve played here too.

TMN: You’re in the midst of a pretty lengthy tour, which included a few showcases down in Austin for SXSW. As an Austinite, what did those showcases mean to you?

B: It’s good to me because it’s when a lot of my friends and industry folks get to see me in my stomping grounds. And, I don’t have to travel. They’re bigger plays. They’re important plays. They’re comfortable plays. It’s bittersweet. It’s a lot of work and a pain in the ass, but it’s when everyone is in town.
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TMN: Also, as someone who calls Austin home, do you all have a secret celebration when SXSW is over so you can resume normal life?
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