[Hip-Hop] Frank Leone – Huffing Paint


Illinois native Frank Leone has been on our radar for quite awhile now, but he’s been on a bit of a hiatus lately, finally returning with his first single in over a year in “Huffing Paint”. Don’t let the charming melodies fool you though, as this isn’t an entirely joyous occasion. Premiered last week by Zane Lowe, this brand new track finds Frank mourning the loss of his close friend Westley Banks who unfortunately took his life last spring. Over a sparse instrumental mixed with subtle bass, a reflective Frank walks us through his coping process before flexing his beautiful vocal chops to close out the song.

You can listen to the bittersweet tribute above, but we highly suggest checking out the awesome pixelated visuals below as well. If you can relate to this tune and feel like adding it to your library, make sure to follow Frank on your streaming platform of choice. Let’s just hope we don’t have to wait quite as long for the next release from the talented young artist.

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Vanesssa Elisha – Under My Skin [TMN PREMIERE]

Vanessa Elisha
Under My Skin (Prod By. LOXE)

If you’ve been losing sleep waiting for the latest release from Vanessa Elisha, then you’re in luck this morning as she finally returns with her first single of 2018. Although it’s been awhile since we’ve heard from the Australian songstress, she’s certainly been keeping busy in the meantime, collaborating with the likes of XO, Falcons, Ekali and XXYYXX.

Produced by LOXE, “Under My Skin” represents a bit of a shift in sonic direction for the crooner. Rather than the atmospheric slowjams that we’re used to, Vanessa opts for a more vibrant and groovy sound on this tune, reminiscent of the pop stylings of NAO. While she might claim that she “can’t find the words to say,” Vanessa’s lyrics remain as poignant as ever, creating an infectious hook that will definitely get under your skin (in a good way, we promise). Check out the track above, and if you like what you hear make sure to follow Vanessa on Spotify and SoundCloud!

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[Electronic] Egzod & Anna Yvette – My City

Egzod & Anna Yvette
My City [NCS Release]

Two of our favorites, Egzod and Anna Yvette, have come together for “My City” on NCS. This is a MAJOR tune and it’s been released as a free download, but it’s so good you just might have to buy it to support these talents.

“My City” isn’t exactly a one-sound song. It doesn’t fit nice and neat into one genre, but rather it takes influence from things including future bass. The melodic masterpiece is some of the best work from both contributors. Everything was done right, both musicians must have been firing on all cylinders during its creation. Hear for yourself and share it with your friends over the weekend!

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[Dubstep] INF1N1TE – In My Head

In My Head

“In My Head” is the latest original from Calgary producer INF1N1TE. He continues with his vibrant dubstep sound on this one that you can download for free. You’re going to want to do that.

INF1N1TE doesn’t keep things as straightforward as we’ve made it sound so far. He spices things up by switching up the percussion and some of his composition as the song develops through its four minute, seventeen second span. That it going to double or triple after you throw it on repeat a few times. It’s just the raging tune you need for your weekend parties!

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[Get Crunk] Friday Party Playlist (Vol 284)

Let us rejoice, Friday is here. With Friday comes the Party Playlist, a batch of a dozen free downloads that us ninjas have gathered over the course of the last seven days. This week is no different as we’ve collected works from William Black, Flapo, Tony Romera, NuKid, RIOT, HAMI and many more, including something extra special from A Boy & A Girl that we close things out with. All together you should have what you need to get the party started tonight. Even if you’re just going to take things easy, this playlist will do you some good. No matter your plans, enjoy!

’William Black – Daydreamer ft. AMIDY’
’Tundran – Every Wave (Flapo Remix)’
’Tony Romera – Hold Up’
’Birthdayy Partyy – House Partyy (Original Mix)’
’NuKid – Hustlin”
’DISKORD – Want U (Fransis Derelle Remix)’
’Vini Vici – The Tribe (RIOT Remix)’
’Pixel Terror – Game Over’
’Hami – Get Fukd’
’TLZMN – Storm’
’The Boys & Girls Club – DJ Edit Pack Vol. I’
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[Giveaway] Bassnectar Teams Up With Cadence & Cause For Ultimate BUKU Package

Usually, in the dojo, we focus in on music specifically, but our friends over at Cadence & Cause have a massive contest with Bassnectar for BUKU Music + Art Project that we couldn’t help but to share with you. This charitable sweepstakes will not only benefit Upbeat Academy – whose mission is to provide music education for at-risk youngsters in New Orleans – but also give you a chance to be flown out to New Orleans with a friend to hang with Bassnectar himself.

To enter, head over to Cadence & Cause’s campaign page below and donate. The more you donate, the more entries you get. Share it with a friend and get them to enter, then you both are more likely to win. Just make sure you don’t get duped and your friend actually takes you instead of someone else! The winner will be chosen on Thursday, February 22nd at 6:00 pm ET. With less than a week left, you better hurry!

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[R&B/Electronic] Gabriel Gassi – Weekend

Gabriel Gassi

It’s almost the weekend, so we thought it was the appropriate time to share Gabriel Gassi‘s latest song “Weekend” with you today. The R&B meets electronic crossover is the exact vibe you’re looking for to usher in the weekend.

Released on Manifesto, “Weekend” kicks things off quickly with some dembow chops and Gabriel’s vocal to get your attention. It’s a dreamy, surreal original that isn’t your PARTY PARTY PARTY weekend track, but more like the soothing, jammy hit you throw on for the after party or pre-game. No matter where or when you play it though, you’ll be satisfied. What makes it more satisfying is they dropped it as a free download as well.

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