The Colourist – Say You Need Me (The Colourist Remix) [TMN PREMIERE]

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The Colourist
Say You Need Me (The Colourist Remix)

As we prepare for the day ahead of us, we can’t help but feel all warm and fuzzy inside because a) we’re one day closer to the weekend, and b) we have this fun new re-work from The Colourist that makes us want to run around in fields of flowers. As they prepare for the release of their upcoming remix EP, Inversions, we are pleased to share with you ninjas their debut LP track remix, “Say You Need Me”. Filled with glorious guitar melodies, harmonious synth-work, head-boppin’ percussive elements, and a disco-friendly indie vibe, “Say You Need Me” is guaranteed going to make you want to groove like never before.

Every single one of The Colourist’s songs have an addictive quality to them to which we can’t seem to escape the intoxicating nature that they possess. “Say You Need Me” is just as catchy as their other hits and will undeniably be your next guilty pleasure; don’t worry, we’re here to remedy your cravings. Inversions is set to release on October 28th on Republic Records and features remixes from St. Lucia, The Chainsmokers, Magic Man, Yeasayer, and The Jane Doze. If that doesn’t sound like an epic roster, then we might need to have a reality check. Check out the full track list below and let this tune take you to swoonville.

The Colourist – Inversions 
1 – Little Games (St. Lucia remix)
2 – Fix This (The Chainsmokers remix)
3 – Yes Yes (Magic Man remix)
4 – Little Games (Yeasayer Remix)
5 – We Won’t Go Home (Jane Doze Remix)
6 – The Colourist “Say You Need Me” (The Colourist Remix)

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[DFF4] Paris & Simo – Zombie (3LAU TomorrowWorld Edit)

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Paris & Simo
Zombie (3LAU TomorrowWorld Edit)

I can remember it like it was yesterday. On my desk (which I assume was meant for homework space) was my mixer and two tables, all hooked in to four massive floor speakers. While you might think this set up was necessary for a proper house party, it was actually what my dorm room looked like way back in 2002. While I’m sure everyone on the 3rd floor of the McCowen dorms loved my super smooth mixes, my professors sure didn’t appreciate my lack of studious efforts. Regardless, Zombie Nation’s “Kernkraft 400″ had a heavy spot in my regular rotation, which is why I was admittedly excited to see a fresh new take on it.

Recently Montreal DJ/Producer duo Paris & Simo created an edit of their own, taking it out of that decade and into this one with some new-school appeal. 3LAU having a knack for creating stellar bootlegs and edits of his own,  took their version and put together what you’re seeing here today. While originally reserved for both artist’s live sets, 3LAU is releasing this into the wild in celebration of his TomorrowWorld debut, and with the intent of building up some hype for Dance Floor Filth 4.

Paris & Simo sent me a 1 drop draft version of this edit almost 8 months ago; after playing it in nearly every set, I told the boys I was going to do my own edit / mix. It’s been an essential part of my sets and a well kept secret between the 3 of us, exclusive to our live shows. It was finally time to unleash it after all of the amazing feedback we received!

Aside from being an energetic take that pays homage to the original, this edit also serves as the perfect tune to throw into those upcoming Halloween playlists. Make sure to head over to 3LAU’s webpage on October 13th to snag your copy.

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[Rock n’ Blues] The Lone Bellow – Then Came The Morning

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Then Came the Morning

If any movie needs a good song within the soundtrack, this song, right here, is a must. This beautiful first single off their forthcoming album, ‘Then Came The Morning’ from Brooklyn-based trio The Lone Bellow, is one of my favorite new songs I have heard in quite a while. Lead singer Zach Williams has a voice that just bellows every single feel in every word of each lyric. From truth to pain to the revealing of the first morning light, Williams’ voice is a beautiful mix of hardy and rock and roll. With the support of guitarist Brian Elmquist and fellow singer Kanene Pipkin, this trio has a strength and a sound unmatched by many. A mix of rock and roll, jazz, and a pinch of blues, ‘Then Came The Morning’ is a beautiful song of a love and what happens when that first light comes sneaking through the bedroom window. Don’t wait until morning to listen to this song.

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[Pop] Catey Shaw – Human Contact

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Human Contact

The Lily Allen of the United States ladies and gentleman.

If you have not heard of Catey Shaw, get to know her, real quick.
Her voice is raw and edgy yet all things sweet at the same time. With a pop like feel that makes you want to kick off your shoes and dance, this songstress released her sophomore EP ‘Human Contact’ just a month ago and after listening to the whole thing I have to say, I’m hooked. The one song I could not stop listening to was ‘Human Contact’, a witty song that takes a guitar melody mixed with Catey Shaw’s voice to tell the humorous story of a boy and girl who just need to forget their problems and issues and have a little human contact. Check out her whole EP and prepare to fall in love with this catchy singer.

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Shore

A little mystery never hurt anyone when it came to music right? Sylas, a duo from the UK, has released their second single … Continue reading »

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[Electric Soul] HANAH – Hideaway

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Hideaway

You need to close your eyes for this song, trust me.

Her second single to date, HANAH keeps us feeling like we are on a moving escalator of never ending musical dreams. Her recent release ‘Hideaway’ co-produced with Luca Buccellati, is an honest and gut-wrenching tale one experiences with inner conflict. HANAH’s stunning voice is a mix of soul and quiet pop, yes quiet pop. A voice smooth like honey, HANAH paints an exotic picture of the inner minds of each and every one of us, inviting us to walk with her on this dreamy music world she is painting with each lyric. One thing is for sure, this young artist is going to make a name for herself more than she already has so keep listening, many more journeys of the music kind to come from HANAH.

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Morning Smoke – Hunger [TMN PREMIERE]

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Hunger

Who’s ready for a clashing spattering of nostalgia, overwhelmingly calling on associations of some of your post punk favorites? If you raised your hand as you read that last sentence, you’re definitely ready for “Hunger” from Brighton-based act Morning Smoke.

There’s just something about those distortion-rich guitars that calls on that feeling of teenage angst that so many of us experienced, ripping our eardrums apart with unbelievably high-volume headphone-adorned nights in bed. Morning Smoke embodies that experience, but does so in a refined, newly-approached sense.

Having just wrapped up a very busy summer, this four-piece has a musical maturity that most their age would ever dream of. All under the age of 20 years old, and having played together for just one year, these cats are boasting a sound that reminds old-timers of Sonic Youth and Joy Division, while giving the slightly younger crowd a hefty nod with their near-Strokes-style garage sounds.

Coupled with clashing percussion work and engaging lyrics, “Hunger” has us wishing we were going to be in Britain over the next coming month. If we were, we would most assuredly be catching one of these upcoming shows:

Show Dates:
9th October – Proud Camden, London
10th October – Brunswick, Hove
14th October- Shacklewell Arms (Through Fierce Panda Promotions)
24th October – Bleach, Brighton
19th November The Social London (Through Heavenly Promotions)

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