[Mixtape] Vacationer – Ode 2 Summer Mixtape

Ode 2 Summer Mixtape

We’re midway through May, and summer seems to just keep on ramping up. Hopefully you’ve got a good handful of easy-going, sunny tracks already to start the season, but just in case, here’s an incredibly chill summer mixtape all the way from the East Coast from one of my personal favorites, Vacationer.

In case you aren’t familiar, Vacationer’s got a sun-drenched sound, self-described as Nu-Hula by frontman Kenny Vasoli, who is heavily influenced by tropical, exotic, and Polynesian recordings. Their sound is steeped in soul-warming, glimmering retro melody and dreamy, undulating vocals. This mixtape unfolds into a seamless showcase of their niche tropical sound.

There’s everything from world-inspired beats, to chilled-out hip-hop beats, and even classic soundtrack score vignettes. Vasoli’s dusty vocals wax and wane freely, sometimes met with a chorus of birds singing or gentle wind chimes. Like a reverse trail of breadcrumbs, sections of the group’s forthcoming sophomore album Relief is dotted throughout the mixtape, offering a glimpse of what’s to come.

So kick back a bit deeper in your hammock, bring on the heat waves and tall glasses of lemonade, and softly rattle your ice cubes against the glass to the beat. There seems to be a bit of summer for everyone in this coast-trawling, low-latitude-lovin’ mix.

Relief will be out on June 24, the follow up to the highly recommended LP Gone. You can pre-order it here.

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[Indie-Dance/House] Röyksopp & Robyn – Do It Again (Moullinex Remix)

Röyksopp & Robyn
Do It Again (Moullinex Remix)

A few remixes of Röyksopp and Robyn’s collaboration “Do It Again” have surfaced, and it was pretty simple for this writer to pick a favorite. The astute and sharp Moullinex, who has largely made his name out of the Discotexas Records camp, authored a deep-disco re-imagining and it was exactly the prescription we needed to roll through the rest of this Friday and on into the night. Moullinex, who is often times more closely associated with a deeper brand of nu-disco follows a slightly more restrained, almost electro-tipping house rendition of the tune and we were dancing all over the office to his new exploratory sound on this one. His remix comes as part of an EP of the same name, due out on May 26 on Dog Triumph via Wall of Sound/Cooking Vinyl and also features remixes from In Flagranti and more. We’ll be awaiting this one anxiously, especially as there have been rumblings of new, full fledged LP projects from both Robyn and Röyksopp so hop on the train while the getting is good.

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[Get Crunk] Gazzo and Clayton’s Friday Party Playlist (Vol 104)


I honestly can’t believe I’ve been doing this playlist for two years now. It started out of the need for good party music for my weekend festivities, which then steamrolled into showcasing a lot of amazing up and coming artists through their free bootlegs, mashups, and originals. Alongside of supporting so many talented people, I’ve also had the pleasure of providing you with not only over 1,000 free tunes, but an ample number of wicked hangovers as well.

For the second anniversary, and my final party playlist, I’ve roped in one of my regulars, Gazzo. He’s curated some of his favorite party tunes, coupled in with his latest release and an exclusive mashup. Check out what he had to say below, then get ready to dance.

Clayton’s Party Playlist has been a panty-droppin’ ultimate source for great up and coming music fo free 99. I’m super honored to be able to not only host this week’s playlist, but also call Clayton a friend of mine! He’s been a huge supporter of mine since day one and I want to take this moment to thank him and The Music Ninja for staying with Team Gazzo. <3 U!
H8RS (Tom Staar & Kryder Remix)
Waiting Up (Original Mix)
The Fray
Love Dont Die (Alexandre Remix)
Gregor Salto & Wiwek
On Your Mark (Dubsefs Festival Trap Remix)
Rave Control pt.1
Reid Stefan feat. Matias Mora
We Are The Earthquake (Kastra & Damien Anthony Remix)
Daydream (Original Mix)
Zeds Dead
Lush & Simon
Banshee (Original Mix)
Oh Be Clever
Next To You (Elephante Remix)
Kickdrum (Ikon Remix)
Reece Low
Cannon (Original Mix)
Deep Field (Original Mix)
Clean Bandit feat. Jess Glynne
Rather Be (WasteLand Bootleg)
Tiesto, Ummet Ozcan feat. Matthew Koma
Wasted (Jacob Soul Bootleg)
Funky Beats (Original Mix)
BETTER OFF KNAS (Gazzo Mashup)
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Noosa – Sail [TMN PREMIERE]


Photo Credit: Myles Pettengill

When it comes to capturing the true essence of summer, few songs can match the effervescence of Noosa’s “Sail.” After first captivating our hearts back in the summer of 2012, the single has been re-tooled and re-mastered in preparation for the release of Noosa’s upcoming Wonderland LP. Sharing the same whimsical charm as the version we fondly remember from two years back, Sky’s delightfully airy vocals will having you begging for release from your daily 9 to 5, and racing to grab the first seat on a ship bound for paradise.

So why not abandon what you’re doing,  and join Noosa on a trip to Wonderland when the LP drops on May 20th. Just make sure to bring plenty of sunscreen when you do.

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[Chill] Little Dragon – Klapp Klapp (Nosaj Thing Remix ft. Future)

Little Dragon
Klapp Klapp (Nosaj Thing remix featuring Future)

Swedish band, Little Dragonreleased their anticipated fourth studio album a couple days ago and it has already received quite a bit of critical acclaim. Building off that momentum, they released a brand new remix with a couple unlikely collaborators–experimental lo-fi producer Nosaj Thing and Atlanta’s auto-tuner Future

As expected, Nosaj strips down “Klapp Klapp,” a pretty upbeat song, into a beautifully layered and intricate cut that matches the relaxing vocals of Little Dragon’s Yukimi Nagano. Future makes his brief appearance at the 2:15 point and does a good job of keeping with the vibe although its still a bit of an unusual combination. This one’s perfect for late nights. Nabuma Rubberband is out now on iTunes.

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[Secret Ninja Pass] This Week at Beta 5/14


Alright, ninjas. We’ve been hooking you up with free entry to Beta over the past year. We know you’ve have some epic times, catching some of the most legendary talent EDM has to offer, and we’re on board to keep this thing going. So, we’re once again giving you an opportunity to check out the best night club in North America for free. What all do you have to do to get in? It’s pretty damn easy. Just follow these steps:

- Head to the front door and enter the club before 11 pm
- Show this post to the cashier (Valid for 21+ only)

That’s it! Sounds too good to be true, right? Well, it’s not. Head to Beta and see for yourself.

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UP ALL NIGHT ft. Angel Taylor (teaser)

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All The Way Down (Youngsta Rinse FM
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Her Face vs Growler (Trent Cantrelle Edit)
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Rihanna – The Monster (PS & CB Remix) [TMN Premiere]

PRFFTT & Svyable
Monster (PRFFTT & Svyable X Chris Barnhart Remix)

After a little hiatus from the internet, PRFFTT & Svyable are finally ready to put out some intense new feels for us. The two have been working tirelessly on both original material as well as some intense remixes that will ideally end up being a cat-tastrophe. We were fortunate enough to premiere their last remix of “Interlude” by London Grammar and that song took our breath away. We were able to see a softer side of their production that had us crying for weeks on end.

Today we have the honor to premiere their newest remix of Rihanna’s infamous song, “The Monster”. PRFFTT & Svyable joined forces with Chris Barnhart for this project and have blown us away yet again. The trio approached this pop song with the intention of creating a summer anthem with an emotive value and upbeat tempo that has us bringing out our inner monster. PRFFTT & Svyable and Chris Barnhart knocked this one out of the park and we can definitely picture this one going off on every main stage this year.

Grab your free download and your dancing shoes because you’ll want to be on your feet for this one.


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