[TMN Premiere] Night Terrors of 1927 – When You Were Mine (ft. Tegan & Sara) (Strange Talk Remix)

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Night Terrors of 1927
When You Were Mine Feat. Tegan & Sara (Strange Talk Remix)

LA-based alternative duo Night Terrors of 1927 released their Anything to Anyone EP back in September showcasing their deeply emotional, stadium-worthy brand of alternative music. One of our favorite songs on their recent project is the Tegan and Sara-assisted opener, “When You Were Mine,” a classic pop ballad that revives indie rock of the past in a refreshing and relevant way. We’re excited to bring you the premiere of a fantastic remix of that standout track courtesy Australian electro pop duo, Strange Talk. Their re-imagination transforms “When You Were Mine” into a playful, nu-disco anthem utilizing the vocals flawlessly to maintain some of the original’s sentiments. This one’s perfect to jumpstart your morning with a dance party. You can grab a copy of NTO1927′s EP here and check out their upcoming tour dates here.

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RAC Talks about His Roots, the Blogosphere, and Andre the Giant [TMN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW]

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STRANGERS (PREVIEW)

As we get ready to welcome in RAC to the Mile High City, we were able to have a quick fifteen minute chat with him to talk about this tour. Before you head out to Gothic Theater tomorrow night, take a few moments to see what he had to share.

TMN: Hey Andre! Thank you for taking some time to talk with us today. Let’s kick things off by talking about your upcoming “Something Classic” tour.

RAC: Thanks! Yeah, I’ve been trying to organize my life! I feel like I’ve been working towards this for a long time, like months now. It’s nice to get things ready and get on the road. We’ve kind of switch things up a bit with this one – we’re doing a fully live show. It’s new territory. It’s a weird mix of nervousness and excitement.

TMN: We’re obviously excited to have you in Denver, but what are your thoughts about coming to the Mile High City?

RAC: I love Denver. It’s always a great time. I’m really glad that we finally get to do the live show there. It’s not like we intentionally skipped over Denver or anything, but I’m glad it’s finally happening.

TMN: So are we! Strangers was just fantastic, by the way, highlighted by your smash single, “Cheap Sunglasses.” It also features artists like Tokyo Police Club, Penguin Prison, Tegan and Sara, etc. This approach almost reminded me of a classic hip hop album. Talk to us about bringing all these acts in and why?

RAC: Thanks! (Laughs) Well, it’s kind of funny that you mention that, because I think that there is some of that mentality there. It’s clearly a feature record, and the reason why I went in that direction is because I can’t sing. I need singers! I needed someone to fill in that side of things. I wasn’t interested in doing the standard dance record. I wanted to do something a little different and work with artist I really like. It’s a wide variety of people – all that I like and have worked with in the past. I’m really happy it came together the way that it did.

TMN: You seem to be drawn to Kele, having worked with him on “Let Go” and remixing his tune “Everything You Wanted.” Is he one of your favs in the scene right now?

RAC: We go way back. Well, first of all, we’ve never actually met in real life. We’ve only spoke over email and whatnot, which is kind of funny. But, we kind of go way back. Before RAC, in 2005, I did my first official remix for someone and it was Bloc Party. So, they kind of kicked off a lot of things for me. We’ve been working on stuff for a long time since, so it’s nice to keep that going.

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[House] ZHU – Paradise Awaits (LCAW Remix)

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Paradise Awaits ( LCAW Remix )

Since emerging early this year, mysterious producer ZHU has already found himself in the ranks of electronic music’s elite. His debut EP, The Nightday, not only proved one of the strongest project’s of the year, but has also spawned a number of impressive remixes, most notably for the track “Faded.”  The latest ZHU re-work comes from another rising producer, Germany’s LCAWwho brings some additional future-funk stylings to the smooth “Paradise Awaits.” LCAW picks up the tempo transforming the original into a deep house anthem without losing ZHU’s signature vocals. Enjoy this one above and keep your eye out for more from both of these artists.

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[G-House] Big Boi – Kryptonite (Dr. Fresch x Tendra Remix) [TMN Premiere]

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Kryptonite (Dr. Fresch X Tendra Remix)

The L.A. king of housey hip-wiggle Dr. Fresch has tickled our dance fancy through a multitude of niche and underground sub-genres over the past few years; from his self-titled EP, to gleaming remixes of artists as varied as Nelly Furtado, Snoop Dogg, and No Doubt; but the aurally bending dance maestro’s work within the realm of modern day G-House remains our favorite wrinkle in Dr. Frech’s production game.  Today, Dr. Fresch has teamed up with newcomer Tendra to take on Big Boi’s 2005 Purple Ribbon All-Star collab “Kryptonite” and it’s got us all twerked up around the monitors. Musically, the pair seem to coalesce as superbly as PB& J, using a perfectly swung analog bass line and Big Boi’s pitched down vocal stem to maintain the stylistic aesthetic of the original while simultaneously transporting it to another end of the club spectrum completely. When we pressed the pair a bit more about their joint remix, Tendra gave us quite the juicy little story: “Earlier this Summer, I was playing Blackjack with Big Boi at a Casino after Firefly Music Festival in Delaware, and cashed out huge. I landed back in LA, told Dr. Fresch the story, and we decided to get working on the remix – I had to show Big Boi some love for filling my pockets with stacks.”  While we may not quite be cool enough to stack our chips with Big Boi, this remix of “Kryptonite” surely is. Dr. Fresch and Tendra have offered an outstanding Tuesday pick-me-up, so put on your dancing shoes, grab the free download here, and let’s work it out.

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[TMN Resident Artist for November] Fei-Fei

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Did it seem like October just flew this year? One minute you were stumbling down the street in your banana costume and the next thing you know, it is already November. The leaves are all falling down now, the wind has a certain chill in it, and holidays are just around the corner.

Personally, I love November and everything the month has to offer. Probably the thing I like the most is the new Resident Artist we have for the month. I was ecstatic when we were contacted by this talented artist’s publishers to coordinate a little Resident Artist action.

I believe, hands down, this artist is making a name for herself this year and hustles harder than many people I know. She has an ear for mixing genres and creating a unique and personal sound all of her own. She constantly leaves her Feided imprint wherever she performs and has lent her hand with releases on the ever vibey Symbols to the elite Toolroom to Datsik’s Firepower.

If you hadn’t figured it out yet, our Resident Artist for November is the electronic girl from LA Fei-Fei. With rumors of a debut artist album, a constantly evolving sound and a fearless attitude, she’s guaranteed to keep you on your toes. What will be the wild child’s next move? Nothing but fresh. And lots of it. So get ready to step outside your music comfort-zone this month because Fei-Fei is going to show you just how much fun that can be.

Little White Lies
Born
Back To You
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[Indie] Close Talker – For the Sun

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Close Talker
For The Sun

The precision and complex sound structure, that’s almost angular in it’s execution, has become as much a British affair as a cold summers day. There’s something distinctly London-esque about new track For The Sun, from Canadian four piece Close Talker.

This refined nu-indie effort abstains from explosive outbursts and rather than building to fruition, it’s quality is refined and showcased throughout the 3.28 minutes of majestic composure. Drawing comparisons to early Bombay Bicycle Club, their measured and compact form has also conjured fitting nods to LA’s own Local Natives.

Close Talker’s second full length album Flux, is released November 4th on Nevado Records.

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The Chill Dojo #106

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If you find yourself whistling along to a particular song all week, then that’s a surefire way of knowing you’ve got the perfect tune to be sitting at the top of the playlist for the next Chill Dojo. Lindsay Lowend delivers just that with a playful take on Lido’s ‘Money’, led from beginning to end with a blissfully sweet melody and plenty of mellow future trimmings in his signature style. Not content with merely resting on his laurels though, he also throws in a stunning orchestral break to really put the icing on his addition to Lido’s recently released I Love You Remix EP.  Coming off the back of his popular hit ‘Fiona Coyne’, SAINT PEPSI teams up with Maxo to slow things down a little for a celebratory anthem. We all need to take some time to reflect every now and again, and this is the perfect soundtrack to your next daydream session, filled to the brim with feel-good vibes that capture your ears in warm embrace. We’re dialing up the trap factor with another collab of a different kind, this time thanks to the partnership of Diamond Eyes and Sté Louse. Melodic genius is again at the forefront of this electrifying jam, expertly crafted to take the listener on a ride through emotional lyrics and energizing highs all within the space of just two and a half minutes.

Sam Feldt has been riding the success of tropical house craze of 2014, and his latest release with Chris Meid will show you just why the popularity of this style continues to grow as the year goes on. The vocals of Jose Gonzalez are the perfect platform to launch another summer-flavored remix that is sure to satisfy the sun-drenched cravings of listeners all over the world. As always, throw in some sax and you’ll have us won over fairly easily. Germany’s Felix Jaehn is catching a similar wave of popularity of late, and the newly released ‘Eagle Eyes’ puts his musical talents on full display. It’s an instrumental feast of xylophone, piano and flute, blending in perfect harmony together with the dance vibe and glorious vocals from Linying. For those needing their deep house fix for the week, EFIX and Henri Pfr have that covered with an amazing original, graced with spectacular production and the breathtaking vocal partnership of Florence Welch and Kid Harpoon. It’s certainly a star-studded affair, and has all the elements of a sing-along anthem that yearns to be belted out at the top of your lungs.

Our heads are swimming with infectious melodies this week, and this list has enough replay value to last a lifetime. Luckily, it’s only a few days before we do this all again. Peace out.

Lido
Money (Lindsay Lowend Remix)
SAINT PEPSI x Maxo
Celebrate Me
Diamond Eyes X Sté Louse
Times Square
Jose Gonzalez
Stay Alive (Sam Feldt & Chris Meid Remix)
Felix Jaehn feat. Lost Frequencies & Linying
Eagle Eyes
EFIX & Henri Pfr
Im Goin Down (feat. Florence Welch & Kid Harpoon)
Priory
Weekend (Oliver Nelson Remix)
Scientific
Never Really Mattered (Theodor Remix)
cassian
Running Ft. Cleopold
esta
Cant Wait (ft. SPZRKT)
Paisley
B O S S  (ノ゚▽゚)ノ
Lil Gravity
Gemini (feat. Telana) (Gravez Remix)
Josef Salvat
Open Season (The Chainsmokers Remix)
Dabin
Embers ft. Jill Harris (T Mass Remix)
Giraffage
Tell Me
ALESSO
HEROES FT. TOVE LO (AMTRAC REMIX)
Cajoline
Feelin (Le Flex Remix)
Sam Feldt & Kav Verhouzer
Hot Skin (Original Mix)
Becky Hill
Losing (Just Kiddin Remix)
Figgy
You Were Mine (Daniel. T. Remix)
Moon Boots
Theres No Love
Christina Perri
Burning Gold (Bit Funk Remix)
Dinnerdate
Memoire
Julian Kruse
Memories
Free n Losh
The Girl From Ipanema (Remix)
The Theorist & Y E Λ R S
寒さ
Marz Leon
Fire (Trapwell Chill Edit)
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