Like his moniker, LA-based producer Summer School has a summery sound we just can’t get enough of. If you’re into old school video game music with a little bit of experimental synthwave, this unique tune titled “Nightly News” might just be the one for you.
The intro starts off with this hollowed chant, then proceeds to get into this 8-bit groovy synth that sets the stage for the whole track. The catchy high synths will definitely get you pumped and leave you headbanging ’til your head falls off. The wave-like sound that supports the melodies of the song is perfectly incorporated into the fast-paced jumpy beat. It also provides this chill vibe that gets you going with whatever you’re doing.
With that said, stay tuned for Summer School’s upcoming single “Control” that’s coming out 11/7. He’s one heck of an artist to watch for.
Jamie N Commons
Lead Me Home (TYR Remix)
Here at TMN we only give you the freshest and most unique content, and this track certainly does not disappoint. Colorado-based producer TYR just released this interestingly intriguing remix of a Jamie N Commons song titled “Lead Me Home”. which features this funky housey sound that gets you movin’ and groovin’. Being that it’s slower than most house and garage mixes, the futuristic beat work perfectly with this folky goodness. Jamie N Commons’ vocals give this tune a mysterious and ominous feel, making it rather memorable and easy to sing along. It’s one of those songs that leaves you wanting more after hearing it for the first time.
TYR has once again proven himself to be a heck of an artist to be reckoned with. With that said, we are very excited that you get to hear it first here at TMN!
Dark Matter ft. Allie
Brooklyn-based producer Sweater Beats specializes in making music for the bedroom, and this collaboration with singer Allie further accentuates his establishment as a babymaking music powerhouse. Showing us a sneak peek of his upcoming Cloud City album, Sweater Beats released this track titled “Dark Matter”, and it’s everything we expected and more. It starts off with this soft trap beat with these synth waves, Allie’s vocals blend right into the complexity of this tune. Allie’s dual vocals and these strong piano chords are the spotlights of the song. The melody of the piano shines throughout the tune, and when it ends you can’t help but want more.
With the album dropping Oct 28 on HW&W Recordings, we’re super excited to see what Sweater Beats has to offer.
RÜFÜS / RÜFÜS DU SOL
ZHU- Paradise Awaits (RUFUS Remix)
This flawless remix got premiered on Billboard earlier this morning, and RUFUS nails it on all levels. Going very deep on ZHU‘s track off his Night Day EP, titled “Paradise Awaits”. RUFUS transforms it into a dark track that hits at all the right times, and is sure to get played out by the best. With that said just take a listen to this godlike collab or nah?
KANYE (Kasum Remix)
There’s no doubt in anyone’s mind that what The Chainsmokers have done in the past few years is beyond impressive. Song after song continues to chart on the Hype Machine, and a few have even become mainstays in the pop world. Anytime you have this amount of success, remixes are sure to follow. While some aren’t worth batting an eye at, this Boston-based master of the melodic has dialed up one you’ll surely place in your regular rotation.
With SirenXX’s vocals left very much in-tact, “Kanye” is given a uplifting, near-tropical facelift, focusing on synths that have a steel drum feel. The steady four-to-the-floor beat accentuates the glowing melody and vocal samples expertly, giving a smile-inducing interpretation of this smash hit. And while the original had plenty of oomph, this remix is an energetic thrill ride at a dancefloor-friendly 128 BPM, which is sure to provide some aching legs and tired feet.
While you’re probably no stranger to Kasum, especially if you pay attention to the Hype Machine, take a moment to like this college student’s (that’s right, college student) facebook page.
We’re to a point in society where we can pretty much all agree that Top 40 music is definitely lacking in soul and originality. While there’s always a few exceptions to the rule, we all tend to lean to the blogosphere to find unique and engaging tunes, which is a strong indication to what we think of traditional mediums.
Hailing from the City of Angels, Preston Knight has been creating and performing for the majority of his life. Inspired by film, comic books, anime, and truly monumental pop artists (MJ, Lady Gaga, Prince, etc), this newcomer is hoping to inspire that escape that so many of us look for when we’re hunting for our new favorite songs.
My goal is to bring magic and soul to mainstream pop music – Preston Knight
Today, we’re bringing you not only the premiere of this up-and-coming artist’s new song, “Danger”, but we’re also giving you the first look at the music video. Produced by Danny Score (producer/writer for TMN fav Jez Dior), this cinematic-quality, suspenseful thrill ride harnesses trap-style elements with classical piano work and Knight’s soulful vocals to an engrossing listening experience.
The video boasts pure professional quality, which is rare to see with a new artists. Regardless of how it came to be, we’re excited that the time was spent to get it to this point. When we asked Knight what the thinking was behind it, here’s what he had to say:
Directed by Stephen Mallett of Green Glow Films
and styled by Jordan Stolch, the video was heavily influenced by Fahrenheit 451
, Captain EO
, and the current state of our hand held touch screen generation that is heavily detached from the human connection and lead to believe in a “Life-Like Fake Life” (original coined term written on the rebel hero’s jacket).
“Danger” is now available as a free download on Preston Knight’s soundcloud page.
Today sees the release of the eagerly awaited “Death & Magic” LP by MUST DIE!. The first single, “Hellcat”, turned more than a few heads and MUST DIE! had revealed, in a number of interviews, that we should expect the unexpected. Out now on the mighty OWSLA, the album features ten tracks and is something of a belter.
The producer stays true to his word almost instantaneously with the first three tracks covering familiar Dubstep terrain, contemporary Trap sounds and almost a blend of the two with the help of Ragga Twins and Datsik. The 4×4 sounds then come through, with “Filter System” ft. Descender, before Tkay Maidza steps into play to contribute to the Moombah-tinged “Imprint”. Only half way through and you feel like you’ve listened to five different artists already.
The second half rolls forward with more relentless bass, a 128bpm offering from the LP’s first single, ‘Hellcat’, before further 140 goodness leads into the final track. ‘Star Throne’ is an apt ending to what is an eclectic album – a real blend of all sorts of sounds and styles and with no let-up on energy.
If you came here for deep sounds, progressive beats and a chilled night in, you may be disappointed. If you came to tear out, be taken on a journey and listen to a blend of all things bass – you’ve come to the right place. This is a seriously impressive debut LP from MUST DIE! – you can purchase a copy here.