We think MayerHawthorne got the title of his brand new single all wrong, because this is really our favorite new song. Complimented by the buttery vocals of British songstress JessieWare, Hawthorne makes yet another case for the title of “King of Soul” in 2013. The funky tune revolves around a female who considers her iTunes library to be a sanctuary from all the pressures of the world (which may sound familiar to many of you out there). It’s impossible to listen to this number without singing along, and you’ll find yourself hitting the rewind button more than a few times today. Once you’ve finished your umpteenth play-through, make sure to check out the quirky trailer for Mayer’s upcoming album, Where Does This Door Go, which will be in stores July 16th.
Thank goodness we didn’t have to wait long for the latest offering from Manchester minimal-poppers The 1975 and their forthcoming EP IV which is set to release May 20, with freshly minted single “fallingforyou”. Last week, we gave you Ninjas the drop on the dreary cut “Haunt // Bed”, and today follows suit with that slow-burning aesthetic spearheaded by Matthew Healy’s longing coo, steeped in a blanket of shoegazey reverb. At the heart of “fallingforyou”, beats a faint, driving synth just audible enough to get your hips swinging while lost in The 1975’s stimulating wave of melancholia. It is a track recalling some of The xx’s earliest and best work, but is also completely unique on its own. It seems with every release The 1975 are becoming more confident in building their sound, and haven’t once missed the mark production wise. Stream “fallingforyou” above and check out their latest North American tour dates in support of The Neighbourhood here.
Chicago mashup royalty The Hood Internet are making their way to Denver, and we couldn’t me more excited. ABX and STV SLV are known for the genre jumping mashups that grace the Popular Charts of Hype Machine on the regular. Their ability to fuse songs and styles together is impeccable, and from what we hear, we can expect the same at a live show. While we’re stoked to hear all of our favorite mashups that we’ve come to love over the past few years, we’re also looking forward to hearing some original productions from their latest release, FEAT.
This Windy City duo is coming via way of experimental synthpop enigmas Black Moth Super Rainbow. The solo project of front man TOBACCO came to be a full band back in 2003, and has since toured with the likes of the Flaming Lips, and others. That’s some pretty good company to keep. Their music is bizarre at times, transcending traditional song structure diving into pyschadelic synth heaven.
We are mixing things up a bit this month, moving the top 5 songs of our resident artist up to this week. Why you may ask? It is because Reza is coming to Colorado this weekend to play at a huge Music Ninja party and we are doing a face-to-face interview. So you will have to wait another week for that bad boy. But while you are waiting, grab these five favorite jams of Reza’s and turn them out loud because they are not songs to be messed with, enjoy.
Whoops – 12th Planet & Mayhem Feat Pennybirdrabbit
Next Order – Dog Blood
Black & White (Ft. Benny Banks) – Loadstar
Blow The Roof – Flux Pavillon
More Than You – Koven
Oh we love a good Krewella remix here at TMN. Enter Ennui! or as his Chicago friends may like to call him, Nick Keenan. Here’s the thing, he is new, very new. And his name, Ennui, if you look it up means having too much time on his hands or little will to do something productive, this couldn’t be farther from Keenan’s truth. His Facebook Page and Soundcloud were only started last year so he’s fresh new in the Electronic Music scene but thank goodness he decided to grace us all with his musical presence. This remix does justice to the original song, Keenan throws in a lot of piano (love) and has some very intense drum spots followed by some head banging drops. He takes the voices of the Krewella ladies and just enhances their sound. Stunning remix but also check out his soundcloud, Keenan also dabbles in some original work, which is just as impressive. We can’t wait to learn more about this producer from Chicago and see where this newbie takes us all.
Ahh. There’s nothing this ninja loves more in the EDM realm than some hard pounding electro house. Thankfully US based Producer/DJ duo Case & Point has provided us with just that. First up in their newly released Upgrade EP is the title track. “Upgrade” features razor sharp electro synths and a leg exhausting beat. This is one of those tracks that would instantly light up a dancefloor, and it probably will many times over in the coming months.
“Razor” has a much calmer build up, a funky bassline, and a beautiful progressive melody that plays nicely with the driving beats. This track was the perfect compliment to it’s much more aggresive brother, making quite the well rounded EP. Make sure to click “buy” and head on over to Beatport to pick this pack up. It’s sure to keep the party going, whether at home or at the club.