[TMN PREMIERE] Jarred A.G. – So I Go (Video)

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Jarred A.G.
So I Go (Prod. by Smoko Ono)

If you thought the Smoko Ono produced “So I Go” was trippy before, wait till you catch a glimpse of the new video from Chitown’s very own Jarred A.G. Conceived by Merked Creative, the vibrant visuals can be more accurately considered as an interpretive artpiece–something that falls closely between an acid trip and those visualizers from the Windows Media Player days. The transitions in the video sync up perfectly with the rhythm of Jarred’s flow, which seamlessly drifts between a laidback, swagged-out drawl to a sped up, feverish clip. The track itself helps shows off Jarred’s versatility, and provides a case for why he should be mentioned among the plethora of rising names coming out of Chicago, the current hip-hop capital of the world.

Disclaimer: This video may cause seizures for those suffering from photosensitive epilepsy. Viewer discretion is advised. 

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[Video] Reuben Hollebon – Faces (TMN PREMIERE)

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Faces

Reuben Hollebon’s recent electric, cinematic folk tune “Faces” now has a a visual association with it, and we couldn’t be happier. The rolling drums, subdued guitars, and steady bass line had created a perfect backdrop for Reuben’s powerful, emotionally charged lyrics, but today we get to see director Emma Rozanski’s interpretation of “Faces.”

The video, to be expected, is rather dark and troubling at times; showing people obviously dealing with conflicting emotions. When asked about the vision, Rozanksi said,

“The video was inspired by impressions that the song evoked of people adopting different personas and trying to come to terms with their contrasting personalities.”

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[Pop] Bloom Twins – Faranheit

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Fahrenheit

A slice of sultry and a piece of gloom pop featuring a haunting piano accompaniment. Meet Ukrainian duo Bloom Twins: meddling in both modelling and music they’ve now leapt the pond to London, where they currently reside.

Their most recent venture is their rendition of Kish Mauve’s ‘Fahrenheit’. Taking a minimalist and stripped down sentiment Bloom Twins overlay their interpretation with dreamy soundscapes and a dash of darkness. Beneath their perfected pop vocal, and amidst the mature harmonies, lies a forlorn undercurrent. This track succeeds in being both familiar and recognisable, yet uneasily unique.

Whilst they’re already hyped with high hopes, Bloom Twins at the age of seventeen, have a few years to reach their predicted status. Here’s a stark and unblemished reminder of a potentially big future.

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[MP3 Playlist] The Chill Dojo #51

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Often music news has more to do with celebrity antics than anything of actual musical quality. Well that may be of interest to some, but as far as the Chill Dojo’s concerned, we’re far too wrapped up with what’s really worth talking about, talented artists and amazing music.

Our first track from Moods is exactly that, with a shining example of a raw instrumental that is a million times sexier than any display of ‘twerking’ could ever achieve. We’ve been a strong advocate for the Dutch beatmaker for a while now, and his stunning production on this addition to the latest EP from Catching Flies is well deserving of another shout out. It seems like we’re singing this guy’s praises every week, but lo and behold Kaytranada is back again with that signature bassline and drums that we just can’t get enough of. Whether you choose to dance or just vibe to his latest remix of JMSN, it’s definitely another feather in his cap for what has been an absolute tear of late. The modern revival of R&B classics has been an exciting trend in recent times, with many artists bringing tracks from the late 90′s and early 00′s into a new scene of future sounds mixed with the sexy jams of the past. This week we feature DJ Hoodboi who adds some Jersey Club flavour to this 2001 chart-topper from Ginuwine, which is sure to get bodies moving all over again 12 years later. German duo Gamper & Dadoni have been another revelation to the dojo this week, but their array of bouncy, light-hearted mixes are a perfect way to see out summer. So too is this latest remix from Figgy, who takes on the beloved original from Banks, and brings a new level of warmth to this smooth serenade. Dojo favourite Lane 8 certainly knows his way around a beautiful female voice, so expectations were set pretty high for his remix of the stunning ‘Youth’ from Daughter. But, just as always, his chilled house style perfectly caresses the gorgeous vocals for amazing results. And before we wrap up, we have to give a final shout out to another new discovery in Kygo, the 21 year old Norwegian producer who sports a Soundcloud well worth checking out if you’re digging the tunes we’ve posted below.

So for all the music news that really matters, you know where to go. Peace out.

Chill Dojo #51 zip

Catching Flies
Sunrays (Moods Remix)
JMSN
Love & Pain (Kaytranada Remix)
Ginuwine
Differences (DJ Hoodboi Remix)
Laura Veirs
July Flame (GAMPER & DADONI Remix)
Banks
Warm Water(Figgy Remix)
Daughter
Youth (Lane 8 Remix)
Passenger
Caravan (Kygo Remix)
Ed Sheeran & Passenger
No Diggity vs. Thrift Shop (Kygo Remix)
Matt Corby
Brother (Kygo Remix) Free Download
Kygo
Laber Bris
Macklemore ft. Ed Sheeran
Same Love (De Hofnar Bootleg)
Imagine Dragons
Its Time (Faceless22 Remix)
Hot Natured feat. Roisin Murphy
Alternate State
Radical Something
Spraypaint (Viceroy Remix)
Bondax
Giving It All (Joe Goddard Remix)
Drake, Ghost Loft & Stwo
Say Something (AA So High Bootleg)
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Say Something (Stwo Remix)
Ghosts Of Paraguay
Come Home (Dubstep Version)
Ghosts Of Paraguay & Plutonic
When The Rains Came down
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[R&B] The Weeknd – Wanderlust (Pharrell Remix)

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Wanderlust (Pharrell Remix)

Hit-maker and Virgina-bred artist Pharrell Williams has been killing it this summer with a series of infectious hits. He’s already teamed up for some major summer anthems with Daft Punk s “Get Lucky” and Robin Thicke‘s “Blurred Lines” alongside T.I. So, it was only a matter of time before he took the time to collaborate with one of Toronto’s rising stars, The Weeknd. Getting ready for his upcoming debut, the two crooners drop a remix to “Wanderlust.” Adding some smooth vocals over a re-worked groovy beat, the pair were able to make a solid R&B/pop duet. This track will be featured as a bonus listen on The Weeknd’s Kiss Land, dropping September 10th. A full stream of the album can be found over at NPR

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[Album Review] Big Sean – Hall of Fame

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An artist’s sophomore album is usually defined as their career making one and with Big Sean’s Hall of Fame, he proves that he is not just a commercial rapper, but an improved lyricist who is still learning to master his craft. There is no denying that during the year following his debut release of Finally Famous, Sean has accrued quite a list of accomplishments. From launching his clothing line Aura Gold, holding his own with plenty of charismatic verses on Cruel Summer, dropping a critically acclaimed Detroit mixtape, to dating the beautiful Naya Rivera,  the 25 year old rapper is in nothing but a celebratory mood, yet still remains humble.

…What you know about feeling something you can’t even touch

Opening with a set of violins and rowdy applause, the intro “Nothing is Stopping You” is as equally attention grabbing as it is motivational. Carrying the theme that hard work and dedication will reward you with the things you desire, Sean’s flow definitely reflects the self-satisfaction that fame has brought him. A theme and sound that smoothly transitions into the Key Wayne produced keys of the soulful lead single “Fire” and the Young Jeezy and Payroll assisted “It’s Time.” The track “10 2 10″ takes the listener on a walk down Sean’s memory lane and serves as the album’s autobiographical piece as he spits about life growing up in the city of Detroit.


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[Dream Folk] Still Parade – Health

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Ethereal folk-pop outfit Still Parade has already begun to covet a healthy buzz amongst music professionals in all walks of the industry, and we here at TMN were keen to spread some more of that proverbial buzz when their newest single came across our desks. “Health” is a gorgeous, electronic hybrid take on contemporary folk and indie music; texturing pulsating layers of reverby vocals and delicate pads with the more organic acoustic elements emanating from much of today’s indie and folk.  ”Health” premiers today on 7″ vinyl through Serve & Volley Records as a Double-A side, and digitally through Akira. With only their second single after the melancholy Hype Machine smash “Actors”, Still Parade has us wide-eyed and waiting to see what else comes from this talented artist project, and we know you ninjas should be too.

 

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