[Pop] Inca – Wake Me Up

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Wake Me Up
From the dreams of a former stranger, Inca, comes debut record, ‘Wake Me Up’. A songstress of Peruvian and English descent, she has quickly established herself with this boldly delivered wave. The Londoner has a fierce voice and when paired with such instrumentation, it feels quite epic. Dark energy seeps out of the piano serving as a key component to its success and the overall subtle production allows Inca to remain in the spotlight; right where we want her. Another promising act has emerged from the early weeks of 2015. Inca knocks us dead with what she labels as a demo on Soundcloud. With a full EP due out later this year, this will be a big release for her. I’m expecting a major campaign and awesome video to follow this up. Catch a glimpse of Inca live in clip ‘Long For Lips‘, filmed exclusively for Burberry Acoustic.
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[MP3 Playlist] Indie Dojo (November 2015 Round #4)


Sure, musicians get writer’s block, but us listeners, we get something too. It’s like “The Music Library Block”. Those times when we can’t find anything to listen to, even though the plethora of songs we have collected over the span of our entire musical lives floats in a giant cloud that is easily accessible at all moments in time.  It happens to us all. You know it does. We get bored of all our favorites and tired of everything else. But before you spend your day music-less because of the frustration of finding something to listen to, float your way over to the Indie Dojo. Our playlists go way, way back AND you can continuously stream if you so choose. Those blocks don’t stand a chance ’round these parts …

Cry For Me
Maudlin Strangers
Nathan Lomas
Far From You (EP Version)
Toy Cars
Jim Lawrie
Just Like Normal
Honest Places
Japanese Wallpaper
Between Friends (Qrion remix)
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[NEW] Toro y Moi – Empty Nesters

Toro Y Moi
Empty Nesters

Toro y Moi‘s Anything in Return was easily one of our favorite albums of 2013, remaining in heavy rotation well over a year later. After taking a brief hiatus from Toro to focus on Les Sins in 2014, Chaz Bundick recently announced that he will be putting out a new Toro y Moi album later this year. Today, we get the first single from the project, which was first premiered yesterday on Zane Lowe’s BBC Radio 1 show. “Empty Nesters” carries the care-free, breezy vibrations we’ve come to expect from Toro y Moi, but relies more heavily on guitar melodies than usual resulting in a winning combination of slacker pop and funk. Bundick has proven himself as one of the most versatile musicians of his generation and “Empty Nesters” seems to be yet another iteration in his artistic evolution. Enjoy this one above–Toro y Moi’s What for?  is due out on April 7th via Carpark Records.

[via Pitchfork]

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[Indie Pop] Walla – 101

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Do you ever feel like you just want to grab your car keys, an Arnold Palmer lemonade, and just drive to a destination-less place with all of your friends? We have those urges almost every single day, especially when we come across a song that reminds us of this euphoric, spontaneous sensation. Helping us get out of bed and out the door today is Los Angeles Indie-Pop band, Walla, and their Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious new original, “101”.

Considering we just used a Disney song to describe the essence of this song – we definitely mean business. “101” resonates something truly original, organic, and flat out FUN. With an upbeat bass line, a synth-filled progression, and a brilliantly written story to take us from point A to point B in a matter of just a few, exciting minutes, Walla gives us a feeling of reassurance, comfort, and adventure. “101” is the type of song that will lyrically speak to you and instrumentally inspire you to want to get out in to the world and let these Summery vibes embrace your soul. Walla’s latest track is the second song off their upcoming The Kids Are Alright EP which has yet to have a release date, so stay tuned for more from this extremely talented group of individuals.

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[Hip-Hop] Tory Lanez – Diego (Prod. Tory Lanez & Play Picasso)

DIEGO (PROD. Tory Lanez X Play Picasso)

After a landmark 2014 that saw Tory Lanez establish himself as one of the hottest up-and-comers in the game, it looks like the Toronto native has even bigger plans in the works for 2015. His first banger of the year, “Diego” draws similarities to his previous single “Godfather,” as Tory busts out his Tony Montana flow and expresses his own love for the coco. With a certified hit in tow, Tory also recently announced an expanded Lost Cause tour, this time preparing to hit 18 cities across the U.S. and Canada. The month long trek is set to kick off in February, and you can see all the tour dates over at his official website.

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Journey – Don’t Stop Believin’ (MYNGA Remix) [TMN Premiere]

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Don't Stop Believin' (MYNGA Remix)

MYNGA recently decided to tackle a remix of, let’s be honest here, one of the best sing-a-long songs of all time. Journey‘s Don’t Stop Believin’ just got the house treatment. Maintaining the iconic piano progression and Steve Perry’s dynamite vocals, MYNGA goes for a classic house sound, filled to the brim with Pjanno-esque stabs, a fresh lead guitar section, and, of course, “IN THE NIIIIIIIIIIGHT!” Updates to classic rock songs can be met with hesitation a lot of the time and are hard to pull off, but MYNGA manages to find a perfect medium in keeping the energy of the original while adding their own flair as well. Snag that free download and sing away!

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Beyonce – 711 (DJ Mustard Remix)

711 (DJ Mustard Remix)

Beyonce‘s latest single has already taken over the radios, clubs, and your pre-game mix playlist, so it was only a matter of time before it got the remix treatment. In the news of the unexpected, southern hit-maker DJ Mustard takes on the infectious party single with a unexpected flip to the beat. Adding a EDM backdrop and completely changing up the melody and rhythm, his latest remix to the track is definitely something that can help carry the song into the Spring and Summer playlist of 2015. Although this isn’t the first time Mustard has placed his work on the track, this is one of the few times we get to hear a electro-mix of his beat. At first, the track starts off with a simple synth beat until it is loaded with a multiple elements to tingle the eardrums and the senses. At times, it seems that Mustard just threw in whatever would sound good in the backdrop, but the eclectic track still carries the same fun-loving and free-spirited vibe that the original had-minus the chorus and Southern feel.

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