[Electronic] Elliphant – Never Been In Love (Bixel Edition)

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Elliphant
Never Been In Love (Bixel Edition)

The #FREELIFE pioneers are on a tear with their latest releases, and their recent switch up in sound cranks up the energy big time with an edit of Elliphant‘s “Never Been In Love.” The Bixel Boys take a break from their typical house groove for a rock infused, trap influenced tune that could probably incite a riot at just about any moment. The bone crushing bass is balanced out by Elliphant’s powerful vocal maintained throughout, and the track melds together into the Boys’ most unique release to date. They went out on a limb to try out something new, and, even though we’re big fans of their work so far, we certainly hope to hear more deviations from their norm in the near future!

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[Electro House] Nicki Minaj – Only (Ryon Lawford Bootleg)

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Nicki Minaj
Only (Ryon Lawford Bootleg)

We woke up feeling like we’re in 2011 again, and ready to party this weekend. This bangin’ electro remix from Washington producer, Ryon Lawford, will take you back to the time of simple bouncy music. 2011… Doesn’t it look nice?

Ryon tackles Nicki Minaj‘s star studded “Only” in textbook complextro fashion, amping up the energy from the original hip-hop production into a dancefloor ready gem. From the warbly synths down to the thudding drums, this remix is the perfect addition to your weekend playlist and is tailor made for a good time.

Check out more from Ryon Lawford on Soundcloud, Facebook and Twitter.

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[Get Crunk] Friday Party Playlist (Vol. 138)

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Hey ninjas! So…as you all know, I have been running TMN’s Friday Party Playlist for quite some time now. Unfortunately, this month is nothing but bat shit CRAY, so I will be passing the torch over to ninja Mitch to help keep you satisfied this month. This ninjette will be back in April to continue the party anthems each and every week….but school always comes first. So while you all do beer bongs and twerk on walls, i’ll just sit in the library and let my liver repair itself before Spring Break. See you all in a few weeks.

As always #danceirresponsibly.

Until next month, ninjas.

’Flosstradamus feat. Waka Flocka – TTU (TroyBoi Remix)’
’LeMoti – 107th Part Deux (Buku Remix)’
’Valentino Khan – Deep Down Low (Original Mix)’
’Maison Cartel – The Cartel’
’Tincup x Quix x G
Rex x King Tutt – Rainy Day (Original Mix)’
’Skrillex & Diplo (Jack Ü) X Justin Bieber – Where Are Ü Now (Halogen Remix)’
’TWRK – Spring Break (feat. The Rej3ctz & Dougie F)’
’um.. – dont copy us’
’I See Stars – Murder Mitten (Dotcom Remix)’
’Aazar x Rae Sremmurd – Come Get Her’
’TroyBoi – No Substitute ft. Y.A.S’
’dabow – the last round he was going to fight’
’Pyramid Scheme and Mk Ultra – Ghost ( Trip V Festival Remix )’
’Synchronice & Kasum – Glorious (OLWIK Remix)’
’Reech – Nah Oh’
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FYFE – Polythene Love [TMN PREMIERE]

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Polythene Love

All week long, FYFE has been generously sharing new material in preparation for his upcoming album, Control. Today however, we have the esteemed pleasure of sharing perhaps our favorite of the new releases, “Polythene Love.” If you’ve been following FYFE for as long as we have, the subject matter should come as no surprise to you, centering around the concept of disposable relationships; temporary connections or flings we engage in as a way to combat loneliness rather than pursuing something more meaningful.

Upon first listen, “Polythene Love” is easily one of the most vibrant and unique tracks on the project. Assisted by an uncredited female vocalist who goes by Mai, the pair navigate their way through an intricate mesh of striking synths and bubbling guitar riffs. Meanwhile, Fyfe unsuccessfully tries to court the young woman, leaving him asking the crucial question, “Is this ‘Polythene Love’ again?” We were curious about the inspiration behind this new tune, so we asked the Londoner himself to provide a little insight of his own on the number:

 School disco cringe played out in the adult world. A playful observation of the relentless and the often not just acknowledged, but celebrated pursuit of flimsy, throw-away or plastic (polythene) ‘love’. I find it amusing, visualising my own school disco experiences of boys lined up one side and girls the other and overlaying it onto memories of university nights out, but wondering how well aligned the two might be if those in the latter scene were not completely wasted.

It’s hard to believe it’s been 2 years since we first discovered FYFE, which makes this project long overdue. The wait will finally come to an end on Tuesday, when Control finally hits shelves, however you still have time to order yourself a copy before March 9th through either iTunes or Rough Trade.

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[Serene] Mitski – Francis Forever (Ryan Hemsworth Remix)

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Francis Forever (Ryan Hemsworth Remix)

If you’re still coming down from the massive amount of feelings instilled from Ryan Hemsworth‘s Valentine’s Day mix, prepare for a lot more because he just gave us his beautiful remix of Mitski‘s “Francis Forever” that was featured in it. Ryan applies his textbook cute and futuristic touch to the gentle indie tune, managing to not only tug at the heartstrings, but also expand on his constantly evolving exploration of sound that’s stemmed from his latest album, Alone For The First Time.

Delicate synths flutter alongside the simple yet resounding drum work and percussion as the airy vocals of Mitski shimmer within the fluctuating space. It’s a tune that almost makes time stand still while it plays. As with almost any Ryan Hemsworth song, your mind begins to drift into an innate sense of calm and you find a warm center of solace as the tune progresses. We can count ourselves lucky not just for the stream, but for the free download also, so don’t forget to grab your own copy! Finish off your day right and get a little emotional with Ryan’s new tune above.

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[Chill] Francesco Rossi Feat. Ozark Henry – Godspeed, You (Charming Horses Remix)

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Charming Horses Remix
Godspeed You (Francesco Rossi Feat. Ozark Henry

As winter dissipates and we inch closer to warmer days, we can’t help but be drawn to songs that remind us of summer. Over the last year, Francesco Rossi has undeniably made major strides as an artists. From Best Artist of the Year nominations, to hit records, the Italian-producers music has infiltrated the airwaves worldwide.

Like the law of gravity, a similar cause and effect relationship occurs with hit songs, there are always remix to follow guaranteed. Up-and-coming duo, Charming Horses, have flown under the radar…until now at least.

Remixing Francesco’s track “Godspeed You,” the charming duo has infused their signature laid-back vibes and a hint of tropical elements. The middle of the week is always a struggle, so why not escape reality for a minute with this enticing new remix. Stream above and start getting ready for the weekend.

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[Deep House] Justin Jay – You Give Me Butterflies (Stream + EP Announcement)

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You Give Me Butterflies [Pets Recordings]

When traveling to the coast, our playlist usually consists of a mix of melodic deep house, an overabundance of tropical house, and upbeat chillwave to really set the mood for a perfect day in the sunshine. Typically, we wouldn’t include Justin Jay, as his previous works are more suitable for the early morning warehouse atmosphere. But, with the announcement of his upcoming Momentum EP and the release of “You Give Me Butterflies,” this young Dirtybird talent has made his debut on that aforementioned playlist.

With college graduation on the horizon, Justin Jay can’t help but be excited to finally delve into his career aspirations and produce full-time. He locked himself in his college dorm room over the past months to expertly craft his fourth EP that will be seeing its release on Catz ’n Dogz premiere record label Pets Recordings.

The other two songs, “Momentum” with Dirtybird brethren Kill Frenzy and “How I Knew,” will deliver the Justin Jay cuts that fans know and love, but the LA-based talent has shown us his true artistic versatility with “You Give Me Butterflies.” The summertime tune builds around his usual rhythmic percussion arrangements. but add in soft flute elements and whimsical bass tremors to add a surprise flair to the EP.

When asked about this tune, Justin had this to say:

As I’m finishing up an incredible last year of college, and getting to do all of these amazing things in music, it’s felt natural making happy, lighthearted songs that really capture my mood these days. I’ve spent a large part of the last year exploring darker sounds and textures. I definitely want to continue experimenting in that direction, but I wouldn’t want to neglect my goofy, cheerful side either. “You Give Me Butterflies” is a carefree day at the beach, spent with your friends, acting like 8 year-olds.
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