Down for Whatever
As a woman, it’s incredibly comforting to come across female musicians/vocalists who just know how to serendipitously serenade us our life story. Los Angeles singer and songwriter, Chelsea Lankes, just recently unleashed an indie-pop sensation that will undeniably give you all the reason to not care about last nights decisions or even this weekends mistakes you will most likely make. “Down For Whatever” resonates something youthful, pleasant, and all around FUN. With its simplistic vintage approach and synth-heavy progression, Chelsea Lankes speaks to us young twenty-somthings who just want to keep making mistakes and keep the spontaneity within us alive. So press play and let your worries and cares just dissipate.
Pistols At Dawn (Lucian x Mickey Valen Remix)
Being a newcomer to all of the artists involved in this tune, I wasn’t sure what to expect. Needless to say, after giving it a whirl, I was floored. Preserving the clear and crisp vocals of Seinabo Sey, Lucian and Mickey Valen shape a pop infused, futuristic masterpiece that could be just as much of a radio single as it is a SoundCloud gem. The piano offsets the huge, sawed off drops nicely and give the whole track a nice balance between every ebb and flow. Pop sensibilities face off with the new, transformative and exciting styles that have dominated the SoundCloud community and the winner every time is the listener. If you’re looking for a good segway track from more mainstream material, this remix courtesy of Lucian and Mickey Valen is a great place to start this fresh transition.
Often times we come across an artist or a band that completely change our standards and taste in music. Whenever this happens, we can’t help but experience a shift in direction as we continue along this linear path to a more refined music library selection. Earlier this week we stumbled across a debut artist, MONARCH
, who consist of Brent Kutzle and Brian Willet from OneRepublic, A Fine Frenzy’s, Joel Plotnik, and vocal frontrunner, Brennan Strawn. This side project is full of extreme talent and an immense amount of potential. Today we are sharing their first single, “Stay”, which is apart of their upcoming 4-single EP, Apollo
, which is set to release sometime this Spring.
“Stay” stunningly portrays a moving story that emulates that of something we would see in a contemporary dance routine. As the song progresses from a minimal baseline and crecendos into an indie-pop ballad full of mesmerizing synths, soothing vocals, and a powerful percussion, MONARCH gives us a subtle taste of vintage and modern elements that warm our hearts and coax our souls. This marks the start for a glorious new path for these guys and we can’t wait to see what they have in store for us this coming year.
Dreamers (Kicks N Licks Remix)
As we struggle to open our eyes and get out of bed on this slow, calm Friday morning, we can’t help but find some incentive to move from this comfort zone. Helping lift our sleepy spirits today are TMN natives, Kicks N Licks, and their swoon-worthy new remix of Hopium’s elusive, “Dreamers”. The producer duo approached this track in a much more heartfelt, forward-thinking way in which they completely transform the original into an uplifting, dramatic, and motivating new interpretation that will almost literally lift your soul and take you straight into the clouds.
Filled with heavenly (yet powerful) piano progressions, angelically reverberated vocals, enticing builds, and melodic drops of pure beauty, Kicks N Licks open our ears and our eyes in a much more inspiring way today. We suggest you grab your free download and keep this one on repeat because there’s no reason why you shouldn’t feel like a dreamer today.
Surreal Liverpool-based vocalists and trio All We Are – Richard ‘O Flynn (Drums), Guro Gikling (Bass), Luis Santos (Guitar) – fire away with another groove set to be featured on their self titled debut album due February 2nd. ‘Stone’ paints the perfect shade with its balance. Guro delivers a stirring vocal performance, Rich demands our attention with the drum work and Luis is always there for you with his guitar. This is music for your soul. Running five and a half minutes long, ‘Stone’ the second longest on the new record and is the fourth song to be distributed (‘Feel Safe‘, ‘I Wear You‘ & ‘Keep Me Alive‘). Recorded in London with super-producer Dan Carey, the album will be released via Domino Records’ sister label Double Six.
Pre-Order the debut LP from the Domino Mart and receive a bonus 7″ featuring exclusive tracks ‘Reach’ & ‘Just Give It To Me':po.st/AllWeAreDM
Upcoming All We Are headline UK + EU dates:
Thursday 12th February – La Vapeur – Generiq – Dijon, France
Friday 13th February – Rodia – Generiq – Besancon, France
Saturday 14th February – Noumatrouff – Generiq – Mulhouse, France
Monday 16th February – Badaboum – Fireworks – Paris, France
Wednesday 25th February – Prinzenbar – Hambug, Germany
Thursday 26th February – Prince Charles – Berlin, Germany
Friday 27th February – Studio872 – Cologne, Germany
Saturday 28th February – Strom – Munich, Germany
Tuesday 3rd March – Rockhal – Luxembourg
Thursday 5th March – AB Club – Brussels, Belgium
Friday 6th March – Upstairs @ Paradiso – Amsterdam, Holland
Monday 9th March – Deaf Institute – Manchester, UK
Tuesday 10th March – Green Door Store – Brighton, UK
Wednesday 11th March – Corsica Studios – London, UK
Friday 13th March – Cyprus Avenue – Cork, Ireland
Saturday 14th March – Workman’s – Dublin, Ireland
Tuesday 17th March – Broadcast – Glasgow, UK
All I Need (Prince Fox Remix)[Astralwerks]
NY-based producer Prince Fox has been on a roll with new releases! Putting his new trap sound to an experiment with his side project Mr. Ghost, the do-it-all producer continued the hype by putting out a collab remix with Hotel Garuda, hitting a quarter million plays in less than a week. To keep the ball running, he released this remix titled “All I Need” on Astralwerks, originally by Norwegian indie electronic duo Lemaitre. This tune is an exploitation of his signature synth-wave sound, in which Prince Fox now masters and takes it to a whole ‘nother level. The instrumental-heavy electronica shapes his style of music, resembling the glitching sound by the almighty Flume. It’s one of those tunes you just have to listen for yourself, because words cannot describe how incredibly addicting and catchy it is.
Prince Fox’s music has become more complex and diverse as exemplified by these recent releases, and we could not wait to see what else he has in store for us. Definitely one of the most exciting artists to watch in 2015.
Clean Bandit & Jess Glynne
Real Love (The Chainsmokers Remix)
Self proclaimed “cool guys” Alex & Drew have gradually become household names in not only the EDM community, but the mainstream as well. Through their zany antics, fantastic hair, and creative remixes, they’ve continually impressed the most stern gatherings of music nerdery, as well as those filled with crazy-eyed pop-loving youngsters.
These two have been a little quiet as of late, but it’s not hard to understand why. Traveling all across the world, they probably haven’t had time to do much else other than eat, sleep, play, and repeat. Fortunately for us, we’re getting a fresh new tune from them today. Taking on “Real Love,” originally crafted by Clean Bandit and Jess Glynne, we’re offered up a smooth, future-y remix that boasts some lovely horns, pitched up vocal samples, atmospheric elements, and rolling claps.
As we prep for festival season, we’re constantly on the hunt for tunes to populate our playlists. This gem from The Chainsmokers will most assuredly be one of our top picks.