[EDM] LOUDPVCK & KillaGraham – Liar

LOUDPVCK & KILLAGRAHAM
LIAR

LOUDPVCK and KillaGraham, both notorious for their incredible trap and bass music, decided to switch it up on their new collab, “Liar.” With a very “Jack Ü” vibe to it, this track has a simple, but unique sound to it that makes the whole thing bang.

After LOUDPVCK split up at the end of 2017, a change was certainly expected to be heard in the music. If you compare this track to any of LOUDPVCK’s recent releases, you can see how different this one is from the rest. Meanwhile, KillaGraham has been really adapting and experimenting with his style in the past year, and it’s been sounding absolutely incredible. I personally love when artists experiment with new influences, and I think it’s definitely working for LOUDPVCK & KillaGraham in this track.

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[Electronic] Dropout – No Scrubs (feat. Wendy Sarmiento) REMIXES EP

The Santa Barbara duo Dropout recently came out with a remix pack for their cover/remix of “No Scrubs.” The name might ring a bell if you’re a a 90’s kid (or older) as it was the illustrious 1999 hit by TLC. Dropout brought it forward into contemporary times alongside singer Wendy Sarmiento and now have some extra takes of the tune.

Dropout enlisted five acts to flip the record. With remixes from Decoy!, FunkShop, Jack Trades, MÖWE and Nector spanning such genres as future bass and both deep and progressive house, this remix EP is full of fun Summer songs that all play with the same vocal. We enjoy all five takes, but to us the MÖWE one sticks out the most. Have a listen for yourself and see which one is your favorite.

’No Scrubs (Decoy! Remix)’
’No Scrubs (FunkShop Remix)’
’No Scrubs(Jack Trades Remix)’
’No Scrubs (MÖWE Remix)’
’No Scrubs (Nector Remix)’
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Sunday Night Soul [Vol. 57]

We hope you all had a beautiful Mother’s Day today and showed appreciation for all the amazing moms out there. If you happened to drop the ball and didn’t remember to get a gift for your mom, we have you covered. She might be a little confused at first–we suggest at least getting her a card too–but we like to think that Sunday Night Soul is a perfect treat for any occasion. If for some reason she doesn’t appreciate your thoughtful gesture, well, at least you can say you tried, right? Check out this week’s lineup below, and as always make sure to follow us on Spotify and SoundCloud to get the playlist in your feeds every week.

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JSPH – When You
Kurus – You (feat. YudN)
Rosehardt – Sunday
Trè Samuels – It’s Ok To Break Down
vicktor taiwò – blue Mountain ridge
Space Monk – I Can’t See World (Fronto Lvl 2)
Shaqdi – Obvious
Jessica Domingo – Honey Skies
Tavi Montelle – Outside Of Time
Pip Millett – Make Me Cry
Jordan Rakei – Wildfire
RubyFrancis – Heart Rate
Elujay – Starchild
Jean Deaux – Energy (prod. by ROMderful)
GeeJay – Vibrate
5 Reasons – Down On My Knees feat. Mystery Skulls (Pastel Remix)
vbnd – smoke feat. katie tupper
ANH & Sonn – Gold
sonn – mercy w/ ayelle
Gyles Bartle – You
Darci – On My Own
L8LOOMER – Count On Me(Ft. Banoffee)
Patrick Zappia & Clans – Underwater (LAVYSH Remix)
Rahmaan, Deverano, Dre Rodner – Heavenly
zodivk – yours (+)
Rainsford – Better Days
Cassette Tapes – Sugar Rush
GOVI – Tides (feat. Shanuka)
Alina Baraz – High (GREGarious x moydngo x DASU x kchu Edit)
Synead – Zenith
Amber
Simone – Trashed My Heart
Vanessa Elisha – Butter (Prod By. LOXE)
Líon Goodwin – beautiful love <3
weslee
Sweat Dreams
Dream Journal
Now Or Never (feat. ParisAlexa)
Brandyn Burnette
Layup
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[Music Video] Son Lux – The Fool You Need

Son Lux, the genre-skirting synthesis of Los Angeles composer Ryan Lott along with the help of New Yorkers, Rafiq Bhatia on guitar and drummer Ian Chang, have stormed into both this year and this writer’s headspace like a symphonic speeding bullet. Coming off of the heels of an excellent 8th album, Brighter Wounds, which saw release in February, the hyper-talented trio has been garnering loads of worthy critical acclaim in the months since; while touring internationally almost constantly since its release.

Recently Son Lux unveiled the visceral visual accompaniment -directed by Jean-Paul Frenay-  from one of Brighter Wounds‘ standout tunes, “The Fool You Need”. The video, which opens with some rather jarring imagery, fits like an unlikely puzzle piece atop Lott’s cleverly fractured drum patterns and aching vocals. When asked about his work, Frenay relayed that he visually interpreted the track to mirror the endless circle of life, love, and death that it so tragically captures. Son Lux will be maintaining their presence on the road, getting ready to kick off a co-headlining tour with indie-pop princess Kimbra come May 12th. Stream the video for “The Fool You Need” below and check out their forthcoming tour dates after the jump.

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[Get Crunk] Friday Party Playlist (Vol 296)

Who’s ready for the weekend? Pretty much everybody’s answer should be yes, unless you’re obligated to do something you don’t want to partake in, whether that be work or what have you. Regardless of if you’re partying (YAY!) or not (Boo…) we’ve got some great tunes to amp you up. This week we’ve got records from Modern Machines, Madnap, miƶu, A Boy & A Girl, Jinco and more. As is our usual schedule, we kick things off with some pre-game tracks to get you warmed up, then move to the party party and close things out with some chiller after party vibes. Dive in and enjoy! PS, there may or may not be an extra track in this one 😉

’Post Malone – I Fall Apart (Modern Machines Remix)’
’Win and Woo – Chasing Tail (Madnap Remix)’
’Sabrina Claudio – Unravel Me (miƶu Remix)’
’Star Wars – The Imperial March (RayBurger Bootleg)’
’Lunettes Noires & Lodownski – Dexterity (ft. Dexter Nagrom)
’Contrvbvnd – Welcome To The Machine (Original Mix)’
’AViVA – BANDZ (Original Mix)’
’Luca Rezza – Disco Pants (Original Mix)’
’A Boy & A Girl X Popsikl – Lessgo’
’Sex Whales x Hi I’m Ghost – Journey (ft. cluda)’
’Pilament – Rolex’
’Jinco – Hitch (Feat. Valentine)’
’Darci – On My Own’
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[EDM] Insomniac Records Releases EDC Las Vegas 2018 Compilation

One of the biggest projects every year is the EDC Compilation. This makes complete sense, given the festival is one of the biggest event productions in the world. This year Insomniac Records brought some recent classics back, along with some fresh new heat to fill out their 2018 catalog.

They start things off with a major “FUN” collaboration between Kaskade, BROHUG, Mr. Tape and Madge. From there we get twenty-eight other songs from the likes of Chris Lake, Dr. Fresch, Parker, 12th Planet, Bijou, Dirty Monkey, YOOKiE and so many more. With a wide range of genres, there’s a little something for every one in this compilation. It’s getting us warmed up for EDC; be on the lookout for us ninjas there! Lastly, make sure to add the compilation to your digital library.

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[TMN Interview & Album Review] The Bones of J.R. Jones’ Third Studio Album: Ones to Keep Close

 

“Listening to music is a deeply personal experience and the way one interacts with any art reflects their past.”

 

There’s something distinctly recognizable about American music– whether it goes by blues, roots, Americana, or any similar moniker. Stylistically it’s always soulbaringly expository; a reflection of our rich history of diverse musical influences. There are always those creations that are unmistakably the product of America; sounds that capture the grit of the swampy south, the loneliness of our dusty highways, and the solitude in our mountains. In his third studio album Ones to Keep Close, The Bones of J.R. Jones manages to capture all of these sounds.

 

As the production of solo-artist Jonathon Linaberry, The Bones of J.R. Jones keeps alive the flavors of genres and styles long past their original heyday. In order to better understand the man and the process responsible, check out the interview below:

 

TMN: Can you tell me about some of your influences and what you’ve taken from each of them?


My influences range quite the spectrum… but if I had to pick a handful I would say Son House for his passion and, Springsteen for his melodies, and Tom Waits for his sense of theater.

TMN: If you could get into a room with any musician, contemporary or historic, to make a song, who would it be and why?

 

JL: It would be Howlin Wolf. Nobody can write a swinging blues riff like him.

TMN: You’ve been known to find solace and inspiration in your farmhouse in the Catskills. Can you tell us more about your creative process?

 

JL: There’s not much of a process. It’s more of just sitting still and turning [off] all computers and electronic devices. Forcing myself to do that and forcing myself to be stimulated in other ways is the best to get the creative juices flowing.

TMN: How did you come to acquire your distinctively American sound?

 

JL: Can’t say why that happened. I suppose it’s just the music I fell in love with growing up. You hear something and it resonates with you at moment. It creates an experience for you. That’s something that will stay with you for the rest of your life.

TMN: Were there any seminal moments in your life that influenced your musical ear?

 

JL: For sure, hearing Blind Lemon Jefferson in a dorm room my first year in college changed my trajectory. I wouldn’t be doing what I do now if I hadn’t stumbled in that room so many years ago.

TMN: How would you describe the Americana/blues/soul sound of today? (i.e. where’s the music coming from, what are the themes/messages)


JL: I think there’s a lot of different school of blues. Some try to stay true to their roots. I think that’s it’s own form of respect for where the blues came from. Other’s take what’s been done and try to innovate a bit… in my humble opinion many times that crashes and burns. There is the rare instance where someone comes across and something truly unique and it’s a success… but I feel like that’s few and far between.

TMN: When you aren’t creating music, what do you like to listen to? Any other genres or sounds that you’re a fan of?


JL: I listen to a lot of jazz. Roy Eldridge and Chet Baker is always in rotation these days.

TMN: On lead single “Burden”, you write that “it came out of a place where people search for someone to share the weight of the world”. How has emotional isolation, even loneliness, shaped you as a musician? As a person?

 

JL: It’s shaped quite a bit. I travel by myself. I play music by myself. Spending four weeks on the road by yourself can’t help but influence every facet of your life… socially, creatively or personally.

TMN: Is there a message behind Ones to Keep Close? What would you like to tell your friends as they listen to the album?

 

JL: There is no overall theme or message per se. The record as a whole was an attempt from me to try something a little new. To grow beyond my other records. As a result, it sounds bigger, fuller and hopefully a little more thoughtful. I don’t like telling people what to take away from my music. Listening to music is a deeply personal experience and the way someone interacts with any art reflects their past. If the music is any good it should creates it own theme with the listener. That’s what I hope to do.

Ones to Keep Close is a creation that blends together Linaberry’s diverse influences as a musician, while paying homage to the tenets and traditions of each. As Linaberry says during the interview, he stays true to his roots and his roots are his own– showing respect to his predecessors in the process. Though strictly a solo artist (playing every instrument) in the past, Linaberry incorporates the talents of his friends, artist Nicole Atkins and producer Rob Niederpruem for this latest production.

The whole album is orchestrated around making you feel something; loneliness, exuberance, energy. It has been described as a “stomp-along” experience, and the track titled “The Drop” certainly stands out in this regard. I envisioned hearing this song coming out of a jukebox in a dimly-lit bar on the side of a highway, as you hear the crack of a pool table in the back. “I See You”, a 180 bpm track that ups the album’s pace significantly, ends with classic-blues style triplets that conjure images of American muscle cars doing burnouts. The tracks “Please” and “Sister” employ the use of gospel-inspired call-and-response and hymnal organs, making you feel as though they should heard on the church bench. Ones to Keep Close sounds like the embodiment of American life and culture heard through the lens of music. As you listen to Linaberry’s latest album, think about what feelings the music invokes for you and how that could be a reflection of your past.

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