[Dance/Pop] The Ugly Club – Passengers

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THE UGLY CLUB
Passengers

Some artists just work really hard at their craft, as in harder than most and in the end, their music shows just how time, effort, blood, sweat, and tears went into it all. The Ugly Club is one such group who have been operating for five years now making incredible rock music. Their recent single, ‘Passengers’, transforms the group into a new sound of dance pop. The funky beat mixed with the hand clapping melody and catchy vocals, makes this single a hard one to not listen to on repeat a few times over. Keep an ear out for this hardworking not at all ugly group, their hard work is continuing to pay off and us listeners are the lucky ones.

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[NEW] SBTRKT – Higher (feat. Raury)

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SBTRKT
Higher (ft. Raury)

Atlanta’s Raury has been seemingly omnipresent in the last couple months culminating in his excellent debut project, Indigo Childand subsequent signing with Columbia Records. The young artist has an extremely versatile repertoire of styles, which although classified by many as hip-hop, incorporates a strong folk influence as well as impressive vocal melodies. More important than his genre-classification, though, is the evident passion portrayed in his music that has already earned him a loyal fan base and, in some ways, sparked a movement of its own. Although Raury tends to lean more towards singing, he has an incredible flow as evidenced in his recent freestyle on Sway in the Morning.

The latest Raury sighting comes in the form of his feature on SBTRKT‘s upcoming project, a song we’ve been waiting for since the tracklist was released a few weeks ago. “Higher” is the fourth glimpse into SBTRKT’s much-anticipated album Wonder Where We Land and might be our favorite yet. Over a minimal, electronic soundscape, Raury employs a quick-hitting stream-of-consciousness flow reminiscent of his ATL predecessor Andre 3000 with two particularly personal, and powerful, verses. Enjoy this one above and head over to iTunes to grab a pre-order of SBTRKT’s upcoming project, which drops on October 7th.

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[Electronic] Trumpdisco – Third EP

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Displaying a talent for creating dance music that strays from convention, Australian producer Trumpdisco has just unveiled his new three-track EP, “Third.” Released as a joint venture between No Tomorrow and Vicious Recordings, this collection is a wonderfully explorative journey and is a modern twist on the underground electronic sound from years gone by.

“Ill Still” is a highlight here, with grimey snatches of bass and sharps twists of melody throughout. “Outworld” is probably the most accessible of the three, and the subtle groove of the bass line works as an infectious hook. Finally “High Silence” is probably the darkest with its thumps of rhythm playing a key role.

Trumpdisco’s “Third” EP should be listened to in full, and enjoyed as a bold sampler of his work. You can pick up a copy here.

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Outworld (Preview)
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High Silence (Preview)
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Ill Still (Preview)
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[Future] KRNE x TastyTreat – Clouds (Original)

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KRNE X TastyTreat
Clouds

After coming across TastyTreat (now a TMN favorite), we couldn’t help but Say Yes to their last release in the form of a premiere. John Smith and Devin Hardy have become two of the tastiest producers in the realm of Future Bass and R&B. Notorious for making sexually pleasing beats and tummy tingling sensations, TastyTreat is back yet again with a new original, “Clouds”, alongside Oakland bae, KRNE. Loaded with 2 tablespoons of some sugary synths, 1 and half cups of chopped beats, mixed together in in a heaping bowl of delicious bass, “Clouds” is smouldering in a pot of 130 bpm goodness. If you’re struggling with an afternoon sweet tooth, then TastyTreat and KRNE are bound to satisfy that craving with the press of a button. This is where the cookie crumbles, so grab your free download and munch on some tasty beats.

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I See MONSTAS – Circles (Mat Zo Remix) [TMN PREMIERE]

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I See MONSTAS
Circles (Mat Zo Remix)

First things first – make sure to prepare you ears for the unexpected because they may or may not experience a euphoric pain with the latest Mat Zo remix of I See MONSTAS beautiful DnB track, “Circles”. Last month, “Circles” made its way across our newsfeed and we plunged into a vicious cycle of conflicting emotions that made us run from the feels and straight to the Kleenex box. Now that we have experienced the tear-jerking wonders of the original, it’s time to unleash a grimey new rendition from one of dance musics most profound producers, Mat Zo.

Mat Zo is notorious for his eclectic style of production; whether it be his charming global heart-melting track with Porter Robinson, “Easy”, or his funky electro-house anthem, “Pyramid”, Mat Zo has certainly made a point to his listeners that he is not one to succumb to pigeon-holing himself to one distinct sound. Instead he just plays with whatever he wants and Zo-ifies (new word) it up until it has that signature MZ vibe we all are familiar with. Well ninjas, Mat Zo is back with another genre-pusher in his latest remix of “Circles” and gives us another reason why he is the master at keeping us on our toes. Loaded with heavy elements of dubstep and DnB, Zo throws us an aggressive (and elegant) curveball full of grimey, filthy breakdowns interwtined with a certain delicateness to balance out the flow of the track. After a few listens through this unexpected anthem, it became apparent to us that Zo understands that there is a certain beauty found within chaos, and this remix evidently shows his artistic ability to make us feel mental in a state of complete sanity.

Make sure to peep the original video of “Circles” by I See MONSTAS and cry your eyes out- take this as a warning because you will feel a lot of intense emotions after watching this. Look at this way, it’s Monday, so now you have an excuse to tell your boss why you’re crying like a baby who hasn’t had an afternoon nap yet.

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[Deep-House] Indiana – Heart On Fire (SNBRN Remix) [TMN Premiere]

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Indiana
Heart On Fire (SNBRN Remix)

While the Summer weather may be tailing off, what with the National Football League kicking off last week  (that’s the sport we watch religiously in the U.S. for our non North American friends) and temperatures beginning to dip comfortably from those scorching highs stateside; it seems some of our favorite artists’ sounds have begun to shift with the season as well. One of our most beloved L.A. exports, SNBRN, who’s coming off of another viral remix run with his take on Mark Morrison’s “Return Of The Mack”, again enters the eclectic grounds  of TMN this morning with yet another ear enslaving track modification. With his latest remix, SNBRN pulls Indiana‘s lush R&B burner “Heart On Fire” into the more sensual end of his brand of house music; delivering yet another sophisticated, hooky and utterly danceable cut. Warm but hazy synths along with Indiana’s pensive, wistful vocals merge on SNBRN’s version of “Heart On Fire” to create what we think is his most superlative tune yet. When queried about his remix, the skyrocketing house producer articulated: “A few months ago I got this track in my inbox and fell in love, so when I was asked for an official remix I couldn’t wait. With summer coming to an end I wanted to really touch into a darker side of SNBRN. Enjoy this remix and soak up the last bit of summer with me”. As support already rolls in on this one from the likes of BBC Radio 1 and  Clubbers Guide with Ministry of Sound, we’re fairly certain there are going to be droves of listeners doing exactly that. Take in SNBRN’s remix of Indiana’s “Heart On Fire” in the form of a trusty TMN Premiere above, grab the free download in exchange for a Soundcloud “follow” here and ride this groove for the rest of your week.

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[MP3 Playlist] The Chill Dojo #100

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Well we’ve finally reached the big 100, but it’ll be business as usual this edition. You follow this playlist to hear the best chill music we’ve discovered for the week, and that’s exactly what we’ll be dishing up again this time. That’s not to say we’re not chuffed about it all. In fact we’re marking the occasion with one of the happiest tunes we’ve heard in a long time. Young producer Ownglow may be new to our playlist, but he’s gracing the 100th installment in style with the delightful ‘Palm Top Tiger’. Sometimes it’s an infectious groove, sometimes it’s a captivating voice, and then there are those moments when it’s just the raw power of an emotion-filled melody that stamp a song’s clear contention for Dojo supremacy. The feel-good vibes are overflowing from this nostalgic slice of joy, representing all the charming qualities of the “kawaii” movement in electronic music. With his recent Worlds album, Porter Robinson is certainly a prominent voice in this popular style, and no track featured this more boldly than ‘Flicker’. Enter another Dojo newcomer in Zanski, who amplifies the glorious melodies of the original with funky slap bass and chill breakdowns, taking this uplifting musical experience to even greater heights. It’s a remix like this which hints a promising future for the talented Canadian, and one we’ll gladly assist wherever we can.

When we’re talking remixes, it’s always hard for other artists to follow up on a single that has already been touched by the likes of Kygo, but French beatmaker 20syl has definitely made a case for his version of ‘Cut Your Teeth’. Soundcloud’s date stamp would have us believe this release is 7 months old, but whatever the official date, this edit is fresh as hell that’s for sure. It’s a similar story for the ever-popular ‘I See Fire’, but you’d be a fool to overlook this magical interpretation from a fellow Norwegian Jonas Vincent. We don’t see a need to argue over the superiority of either artist’s effort, but what is clear is that Jonas has incorporated a host of expertly crafted chill elements to ensure his is not forgotten amongst the ocean of other remakes.

It’s time to get things groovin in this edition, and for that purpose we’ve enlisted the services of Austrian duo Urban Contact, who work a Nu-disco spell over this recent indie single from LA artists Freedom Fry. The catchy lyrics and whistle-led melody were ready-made for an upbeat dancefloor jam, and luckily this potential has been fulfilled just in time to rock your end-of-summer playlist. If you want to say goodbye to the season in more melancholy fashion, well EFIX has the song for that too, utilizing his signature violin with a harmonica that echoes heavy sentiments over this cover of the timeless Pixies classic.

That’s all for the write-up, but there are plenty of free downloads this week courtesy of an amazing beat-tape from Soulection. As always, enjoy the music we’ve selected for you and will keep doing well into the foreseeable future. Peace out.

Chill Dojo #100 zip

Ownglow
Palm Top Tiger
Porter Robinson
Flicker (Zanski Remix)
Kyla La Grange
Cut Your Teeth ( 20syl Remix )
Ed Sheeran
I See Fire (Jonas Vincent Remix)
Freedom Fry
The Wilder Mile (Urban Contact Remix)
Pixies
Where is my mind ( EFIX & Maugan Kenward cover)
Seven Lions Feat. Kerli
Worlds Apart (SoulCircuit Remix)
Seven Lions Feat. Kerli
Worlds Apart (Bit Funk Remix)
Shook
New Horizons
Tobtok ft. Emil Heró
Higher (Avenue Remix)
Yitaku
Astraea
Yitaku
Amity
4i
Butterflies Ft. Latir (Pro. DA)
Travi$ Scott
Drive (The 1975 Remix)
Flume
Insane ft. Moon Holiday (Sebastian Carter Edition)
The Magician 
Sunlight (Darius Remix)
Florian Paetzold
Shake It Off (Bootleg)
Basement Jaxx
Never Say Never (Louis La Roche Remix)
Harrison
Sleepless
Syn Cole
Bright Lights (Sam Feldt Remix)
Jeremih
Break Up To Make Up (WYLN Edit)
Mr. Carmack
Bells
Taku
CaseyBanks
J Louis
Perseverance
Jarreau Vandal
Essence
IAMNOBODI
When You Know It
Esta
Luna
AbJo
Three
10A
The One
Sizzlebird
Dawn
Jacoo
If You Only Knew (Original)
Galimatias
Marshmallow Grove (Elènne Remix)
SPZRKT
Share The World (Chris McClenney X Sango Remix)
Penthouse Penthouse
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