2015 International Women’s Day Playlist

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In honor of International Women’s Day, we’ve spent the afternoon compiling tunes from some of our favorite musical women. We looked into all of our usual genres – indie rock, hip hop, RnB, pop – and did our best to shine some light on the industry’s best and brightest.

The lines blur from genre to genre at times, and the definition of a “female musician” does as well. Some bands have male members. Some women are covering a song from a male artist. At the end of the day though, we tried our best to showcase acts that have a heavy female influence in their art.

So, sit back, relax, and take some time to appreciate some of the best work from women musicians around the globe.

INDIE ROCK / POP

’Feist – How Come You Never Go There’
’Breakfast – Boris’
’Gordi – Taken Blame’
’Tei Shi – See Me’
’Regina Spektor – Small Town Moon’
’Cat Power – Sea Of Love’
’MEG MAC – Roll Up Your Sleeves’
’MØ – Say You’ll Be There’
’Ryn Weaver – OctaHate’
’The Narcoleptic Dancers – Again And Again’
’Courtney Barnett – Avant Gardener’
’Daughter – Landfill ‘
’Gnarls Barkley – Crazy (Cover) by Daniela Andrade’
’Lauren Aquilina – Sex (The 1975 Cover)’
’Grace Mitchell – Runaway’
’Black Honey – Madonna’
’Lyla Foi – Shoestring’
’Owl Eyes – Something About Us (Daft Punk Cover)’
’Luluc – Small Window’
’Bets – Rooftop Lover’
’Husky Rescue – Deep Forest Green’
’Laura Welsh – Here For You’
’Marika Hackman – Animal Fear’
’London Grammar – Sights’
’Little Joy – Unattainable’
’Birdy – Skinny Love’
’Julia Stone – You’re The One That I Want’
’The Staves – The Motherlode’
’Noosa – Sail’
’Zella Day – Compass’
’Mapei – Don’t Wait’
’Chelsea Lankes – GHOST’
’Janelle Kroll – Sunny Days’
’Catey Shaw – Human Contact (Original Mix)’
’Lucy Rose – Our Eyes’
’Jose Vanders – Blue Notes’
’Maiday – Wish You’d Met Me First’
’Lily Allen – I Don’t Mind Babe (gknew1)’
’Gabrielle Aplin – Let Me In’
’Kawehi – Anthem’
’Sylvan Esso – Coffee’
’Phoebe Ryan – Mine’
’XYLO – America’
’Mr. Little Jeans – The Suburbs’
’Naomi Pilgrim – It’s All Good’
’Broods – Bridges’
’EVVY – Collide’
’Little Daylight – My Life’
’ACRE TARN – Dawn Faces’
’MS MR – Hurricane’
’MarzXLeon – L O N E R’
’Rae Morris – Under The Shadows’
’HAIM – The Wire’
’Yellow Flicker Beat – Lorde’
’BANKS – GODDESS’
’Ellie Goulding – Tessellate (Alt
J Cover)’
’FKA Twigs – Two Weeks’
’Lana Del Rey – West Coast’
’Shura – Touch’
’Jessie Ware – Tough Love’
’Lykke Li – Gunshot’
’Florence and the Machine – What Kind of Man (Radio Edit)’
’Little Dragon – Klapp Klapp’

 

DANCE

’dot – Super Moon’
’Kimbra – Miracle’
’AlunaGeorge – Supernatural’
’Phantogram – Fall In Love’
’Purity Ring – begin again’
’Mark Johns – 5 South (Prod. Alexander Lewis) Ft. Brasstracks’
’Alison Wonderland – Lies’
’DABIN – Endlessly feat. Anna Yvette’
’Anna Lunoe – Say It Again (Nina Las Vegas & Swick Remix)’
’dOP – Close Up (Louisahhh!!! Remix)’
’Polar Youth – Bae’
’Jessie Ware – Keep On Lying (TOKiMONSTA Remix)’
’Anna Lunoe Ft Jesse Boykins III – Heartbreak In Motion’
’Karin Park & Pandora Drive – Hurricane (Maya Jane Coles Remix)’
’REZZ – Black Energy (Original Mix)’
’Lupe Fuentes – Gotta Keep Holding On’
’Kittens – Tell Me How U Feel’
’Fei Fei
Born’
’HELENA – Raven (Original Mix)’
’Armin van Buuren – Ping Pong (Dani Deahl Remix)’

 

R&B / HIP HOP

’Kali Uchis – Call Me’
’Jhene Aiko – The Pressure’
’Kehlani – FWU (Prod. by Swagg R’celious)’
’RAYE – FLOWERS’
’SZA – Julia (Prod. Felix Snow & Dave Free)’
’Snakeships – Gone (Feat. Syd)’
’Cyril Hahn – Slow ft. Rochelle Jordan’
’Rubee Rayne – DSYLM (Don’t Say You Love Me)’
’Venessa Michaels – Touch Me ft. Kiana Brown’
’Cashmere Cat – Adore feat. Ariana Grande’
’Rapsody – Lonely Thoughts Ft. Chance The Rapper & Big K.R.I.T.’
’Selah Sue – Together (Feat. Childish Gambino)’
’George Maple – Where You End And I Begin Feat. Grande Marshall’
’Nylo – Fool Me Once’
’Little Sims – Enter The Void (Prod. Balistiq)’
’Vanessa Elisha – Ocean (Prod. By J Louis)’
’Alina Baraz & Galimatias – Fantasy’
’DeJ Loaf – Try Me (prod.by DDS)’
’Tinashe – Pretend featuring A$AP Rocky’
’Kiesza – Bad Thing Feat. Joey Bada$$’
’Marian Hill – Lips’
’Cathedrals – Want My Love’
’Jeni Suk – Don’t Let Me Down (feat. IamSu & AR 2)’
’Niykee Heaton – Bad Intentions’
’LIZ – Y2K (Prod. by Lido)’
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Nick Lynar – Too Dope [TMN Premiere]

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Nick Lynar
Too Dope

Nick Lynar is yet another Australian native holding steadfast to the precedent of quality that his country has been furiously adhering to in the last few years when it comes to electronic music. With shades of Jersey Club breaks, a hint of Wave Racer, and his own cosmic edge, Nick forged a bouncy track, “Too Dope,” that capitalizes on this recent boom.

He harbors his innate swagger and production abilities into “Too Dope” between vocal chirps and spacey synths, constantly shifting and automating to keep the track fun and transient. The low end kicks in strong and balances out nicely to create another solid addition to Nick’s collection. With multiple label releases and a collaborative project with Rob Taylor (Wolf Tide) underway, Nick Lynar is showing no signs of slowing down.

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[Future] G-Eazy – Lets Get Lost Ft. Devon Baldwin (Louis Futon Remix)

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Lets Get Lost Ft. Devon Baldwin (Louis Futon Remix)

Louis Futon never disappoints. Effortlessly crafting enveloping soundscapes, this Philly-based producer/DJ never creates with a heavy hand, always showcasing artful finesse with every release.

Today we’re excited to add this gem to our regular rotation. As if predestined for a remix from this up-and-coming musician, “Let’s Get Lost” seems to translate perfectly into this future bass styling with ease. Futon creates and places samples flawlessly, highlighting both the gorgeous vocals from Devon Baldwin and the smooth, casual flow from G-Eazy. It still has every authentic vibe from the original, yet takes on an entirely new persona at the same time.

This tune is a free download on Futon’s soundcloud. We highly recommend heading over and snagging it for yourself. While you’re at it, head over to his facebook as well, as there’s a huge tour announcement coming really soon.

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[EP Review] Samuel Proffitt – Blue Notebook No. 10

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Ever since his debut release back in July, Samuel Proffitt has experienced an overwhelmingly positive response to his new solo project. We here at TMN have been following the likes of this talented, forward-thinking, driven young artist, for he accurately portrays the smooth and sultry sounds of pain, anguish, love, hope, and heartbreak that all of us so desperately want to connect with. It’s rare that we come across an artist like Samuel Proffitt, but when we do, time just seems to be an irrelevant concept due to the flooding emotions that seep into our every pore. With his pristine productions and cleansing originality, Samuel Proffitt gives us all an outlet to express ourselves as well as help us come out from underneath our suppressed shells.

Whenever I come home, i’ll be yours”

A couple of months ago, Samuel Proffitt unleashed his debut EP, Blue Notebook No. 10, and absolutely stunned the world with his artistic and creative vision. This 5 track EP is filled with mesmerizing melodies, haunting harmonies, emotion-evoking songwriting, and daunting mental imagery that conceptually encapsulates the very essence of this project. With features from artists such as Khai, Jeff Sontag, Jess Zobler, AOBeats, and Crywolf, it is inevitable that you will experience a range of conflicting emotions through their intricate forms of storytelling. From the ever enchanting wonders of ‘Sladky’ to the addictive nature of ‘Sirens’, Samuel Proffitt has diversified himself in every way possible. From beginning to end,  Blue Notebook No. 10, in its entirety, tells us a tragic story with a twisted ending that will leave you in a state of dissonance. Just when you think you’ve figured out the direction of his sound, everything you thought you knew will come to a complete stand still the moment you reach ‘In Flames’. ‘In Flames’ is timeless in the sense that it is nothing like anything you’ve ever heard before. Crywolf and his immaculate lyricism paired with Samuel Proffitt’s piercing piano melodies perfectly guide us towards a conclusive resolve that ultimately sucks us into a never-ending tunnel of pure darkness. His uncanny ability to express his vulnerable state of mind has allowed us all to openly feel each and every ounce of passion that went into this project.

In the aftermath, there will be no blood, this is a quiet death my dear…”

So whether you have lost someone dear to you or have had someone destroy your world, Blue Notebook No.10 will speak to you during your time of confusion, sadness, and pain.

’Samuel Proffitt – Cranes (Intro)’
’Samuel Proffitt – Sladky ft. Khai’
’Samuel Proffitt – Nevsky ft. Khai (Interlude)’
’Samuel Proffitt X AOBeats – Sirens ft. Jeff Sontag & Jess Zobler’
’Samuel Proffitt – In Flames ft. Crywolf’
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October Glow – Cellar Door [TMN PREMIERE]

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October Glow
Cellar Door

Sunday is a bittersweet day. On one hand, it’s developed a notariety for being the a day of rest, allowing you to slowly wind down before another week in the rat race. On the other hand, it is the last day of the weekend, presenting itself as a daunting reminder that real life kicks back into gear before you know it.

Regardless of whether you’re a “glass half full,” or “glass half empty” person, one thing should be a constant. Music plays a huge role in shaping our lazy day at home, and October Glow is adding to that with their debut song, “Cellar Door.”

Accentuating the laid-back vibes of this day properly, this Essex-based producer/vocalist brings the tune in with a South East Asian riff. Calling on associations of Apparat, Absofacto, and Tom Vek, “Cellar Door” crackles with anti-pop radiance. The understated vocals effortlessly blend with the instrumentals, leaving us yearning for more. Unfortunately, this is all we have for now. You’ll just have to exert some patience as we wait for more.

“Cellar Door” is now available to download via Sweet Release Records. Head over there, pick it up, and enjoy the rest of your Sunday.

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[Hip-Hop] Curren$y – AD5 (Audio Dope 5) (Prod. Ski Beatz)

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AD5 | Pilot Talk 3

Lost in all the hype surrounding hip-hop in 2015, Curren$y has been quietly preparing for the release of Pilot Talk 3 next month. Pilot Talk 3 is obviously the highly anticipated follow-up to 2010’s Pilot Talk Pilot Talk 2, arguably the finest two projects in Spitta’s expansive discography. Similarly, “AD5” or “Audio Dope 5” is the latest entry in a series of songs Curren$y has been releasing since his Smokee Robinson mixtape, also from 2010. Though his rhymes often sound relaxed and effortless, the New Orleans native has a reputation of being one of the most tireless workers in the industry. This year however, his approach seems to be a little more focused, as we hasn’t seen a steady stream of tracks flooding the market. That sublimated concentration has us absolutely salivating at the prospect of what awaits us on this new project. “AD5” might just be a small taste, but it’s certainly whet our appetite. So, while you may think he’s been relatively quiet, be certain that true Curren$y fans have April 4th circled on their calendars.

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[Indie Dance/Nu-Disco] Salt Ashes – Raided

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Raided

Brighton’s own Salt Ashes has brought some heat with “Raided,” her new original backed by Radikal. A cool mix of indie with nu-disco forms this super jam. There’s a vintage vibe to the sound that makes it feel as though it didn’t just get released in 2015, but it has a timeless nature to it, lending itself to be more than just a track you’ll have on repeat for today. Chances are, you’ll be coming back to this for a long time. It’s just one groovy record that Salt Ashes did an absolutely superb job on all around. From the production to the vocals, it’s all gold. Disco gold that is. Clubs beware, because chances are high that they will be “Raided” by Salt Ashes wonderful work.

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