Young Rising Sons talk Zooey Deschanel, The Jersey Shore, and Fat Sandwiches [EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW]

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A few weeks back, we had the pleasure of catching Young Rising Sons‘ first show in the Mile High City. Playing the mid spot in support of Little Daylight, they captivated the entire crowd at Larimer Lounge with just five songs. After the show, we sat down with them to get a little more story behind how this fast-rising Jersey act came to be.

TMN: Hey guys, welcome to Denver. Is this your first time in the Mile High City?

Andy: It is. It’s been amazing. We’ve felt so welcomed here.

Dylan: Denver was the first place to play our song on the radio, and also you guys premiered our song on The Music Ninja, which was amazing.

TMN: Did you guys make the same stop that everyone does, hitting up a dispensary for some legal goods?

Dylan: We tried to! To be honest, none of us smoke weed regularly, but it’s legal here. We were like “fuck it.” We went to a spot down the street and it looked like a doctors office. There was a waiting room and you had to sign in.

Julian: It was too much. We were like, it’s a no go.

TMN: Alright, let’s talk about your guys’ roots. How did Young Rising Sons come to be, and where did you come up with the name?

Andy: We’ve been playing for a while now. It’s been about four and half years. These three guys have been playing forever. I was going to school in NY and playing acoustic in some bar in NYC. They happened to be there and came up to me and asked to jam sometime. It was instant chemistry. We became best friends and band mates, and it’s been the best thing ever since.

TMN: And where did the band name come from?

Andy: The name came from one of our songs, “Red and Gold” which is from our EP. The second verse has the words “Young,” “Rising,” and “sons”.

Steve: But they’re flipped around in different ways. If you listen close though, in the second verse of “Red and Gold,” you’ll hear it different order.

Julian: If you want a fun fact about that, Dylan actually thought of those while he was at Disneyland.

Dylan: Yep. Walking into the Magic Kingdom in Orlando.
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Jewelz & Sparks – Phantom [TMN Premiere]

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Phantom (Original Mix)

Hidden in the deepest, darkest corners of our fears lies a maniacal phantom who has decided to stir up a frenzy inside our heads. This figment of our imagination isn’t just your typical worst nightmare because it actually turns out that he’s not just an apparition…he’s real and he’s about to permeate your mind and lure you into his madness. Helping him fulfill his twisted endeavors are madmen, Jewelz & Sparks. The German duo decided to pull the sheets off from over head and drag us into a chaotic hallucination with their newest original, “Phantom”.

Is somebody there?…

Filled with fear-evoking, mind-boggling, ear-shattering elements, Jewelz & Sparks have introduced us to the once dormant phantom by means of this haunting production. Loaded with bursting electro synths, grimy breakdowns, and a haunting, child-like hook to make you break a sweat, “Phantom” is out of this world in every way – and that’s an understatement. With no intentions of settling our fears, Jewelz & Sparks have completely violated all of our boundaries and have taken us to a terrorizing place that would make even Freddy Krueger want to call his mommy. Jewelz & Sparks have taken the mask off of this mysterious enigma and are about to provoke you like never before. Prepare to sleep with one eye open tonight, ninjas, because you won’t be able to sleep peacefully after hearing this. “Phantom” is out next week (9/23) on Dim Mak Records, so if you’re crazy enough to handle this beastly song, then hop on over to iTunes and pre-order your copy today.

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[House] Sander Van Doorn & Oliver Heldens – THIS

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THIS (Available October 6)

What better way to carry you over the hump of the week than a good ol’ fashioned desk dance? That’s right, one time around with Sander Van Doorn and Oliver Helden’s freshly released house tune, and you’ll be grooving in your office chair.

Released just hours ago, “THIS” comes to life with its deliciously wavy bassline which will easily satisfy the hearts, ears, and legs of club fiends around the globe. Coupled with some techy synths and well pronounced percussion work, we simply can’t wait to get this from our headphones to a decent set of speakers. Something tells us it’s going to make us swoon even harder.

We were already been enamored with what Dutch DJ Oliver Heldens has been up to over the past year, and now we have this collab with Sander? We’re fully on board with calling him one of our favorites in the game.

Look for this tune on Oct 6th via Doorn Records. It’s one you’re going to want for your personal collection.

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[Event Review] Two Nights of Slow Magic

Slow Magic at The Independent in SF. Photo cred: Justin Yee (@yeesus)

Slow Magic at The Independent in San Francisco. Photo cred: Justin Yee (IG: @yeesus)

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Brazil (Slow Magic Remix)

In support of his stellar new album, Slow Magic launched the How to Run Away tour last week with over 20 U.S. dates scheduled between now and mid-October. Two of our ninjas had the pleasure of covering a couple of the tour’s earliest stops and were both blown away by the energy of the performance. Read each of their accounts below and check out the mysterious producer’s upcoming tour dates here. In case you missed it, you can also read our recent interview with Slow Magic here. Continue reading

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[Electronic/R&B] DiRTY RADiO – Illegal

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Illegal (Beat by: Darius)

After their first installment, “Relentless”, in what we were promised would be a series of mixtape style remixes from Vancouver’s DiRTY RADiO, they’ve held up their end of the deal and are back with their sophomore entry: “Illegal”. Following the blueprint of molding tunes around their favorite producers as they did with Pomo on “Relentless”, this time around DiRTY RADiO has taken a wonderfully malleable, disco tinged R&B beat from French producer Darius and  cobbled together yet another irresistible dance ditty. This one leans on the beatsmithery of Darius to lay a shimmery gloss across the tune, coalescing harmoniously with the DR boys’ sultry vocal track which all results in a listen sure to satisfy dance and R&B fans across all walks of life. Slip into something comfortable, pour your favorite glass of wine or whip up your favorite cocktail (that is if you’re over the legal U.S. drinking age of 21 of course) and let this one wind down your Tuesday. We promise it’ll do your night right.

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[Rock] Waters – I Feel Everything

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San Fran five-piece Waters, sing a scuzzy statement of intent via new track “I Feel Everything.”

Waters delivers thrashy riffs and simple sentiments, retaining the raw roots that encapsulated the 90′s alt rock genre. Having worked with Grouplove (the band, not dabbling in orgies) their semi-ethereal charm is evident, but “I Feel Nothing” is executed in a particularly carefree fashion. Definitely one for fans of Cage The Elephant, or a good old fashioned honest sentiment.

“I Feel Everything” is taken from the bands forthcoming EP, It All Might Be Ok via Vagrant Records.

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EXROYALE – Stuck In My Head [TMN Video Premiere]

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Stuck In My Head

God, we love a good story to go along with a music video. See here’s what happened, at the end of May while in Portland, EXROYALE awoke in a loft to the gleam of the Toronto skyline. He set out to get an espresso before the day’s writing session. On his morning walk, the artist-producer came across a message boldly displayed on the side of a building: “YOU’VE CHANGED.”

In that moment, he connected with the truth and how it related to someone that was on his mind and returned to the studio filled with inspiration that quickly turned into EXROYALE’s new single, ‘Stuck In My Head.’

The video feels almost dream like with the lyrics appearing briefly before disappearing in giant white light spots. It is almost as if you looked at the sun for a second and then looked away to see the circle of the sun’s outline in your visionary line. A video that fits perfectly with the thought and feel of trying to get rid of a person who has made themselves at home within your head and refuse to leave.

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