[TMN Exclusive] Dead Sara Interview

Dead Sara
Dead Sara
Lemon Scent

Touring with the likes of rock giants Muse has got to be both exciting and nerve wracking all at the same time, which is why we were interested in knowing a little bit more about the female led rock band, Dead Sara. So, before their show in Tampa, we were able to fire over some questions via email and get to know this up-and-coming four piece. If you’re not familiar with the group just yet, know that their music is powerful, guitar driven, and features wailing gritty vocals from lead singer Emily Armstrong. Their live show in Tampa before Muse was electric and entertaining, and left us quite impressed.

Before we bore you with more details from our mouths, take a moment to hear it from theirs.

TMN: Thank you so much for taking some time to sit down with us. Right off the bat, we’d like to know what it’s like to be asked to tour with a band like Muse. We’re you nervous, intimidated or just downright excited when you got the news?

DS: Definitely both, all the above. It was quite the adjustment.

TMN: Talk to us about your musical production. Does Siouxsie lay down her monster riffs before hand or does Emily lay down the lyrics first?

DS: Riffs usually come first and then from there we jam and the lyrics flow.

TMN: Did you guys grow up around music? Was it something that your parents encouraged from an early age, or did you get into it later in life?

DS: Later, around 11. I’m pretty sure we all discovered it on our own.

TMN: Name your top three musical influences.

DS: Led Zeppelin, Rolling Stones, Cocteau Twins

TMN: Alright, this one is a little off the wall but we ask everyone this question. If your music were an animal, what would it be?

DS: A lion, ’cause I love Leos in general.

TMN: Ok, back to the tour. What are your tour bus refrigerator staples?

DS: Well we haven’t really had time to fill it, hahhaa. But coffee, soy milk, water, hummus

TMN: On your facebook page you’ve stated your interests as, “Tour the world and play your house party.” Tell us about your first house party gig.

DS: It was a Halloween night in the back of somebody’s apartment in Hollywood. At the time we were like “This is so many people!” and it was about 100 people. It was the biggest crowd we had played to and we were totally stoked!

TMN: Alright, thank you so much for taking some time to chat with us here at TMN. Anything you’d like to tell our readers?

DS: Look out for our next single Lemonscent, we just finished the video. Should be out soon, hope you like it.

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[Garage] Matthew Postrel – Tipsy

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Matthew Postrel
Tipsy

It seems like every time we turn a corner on the internet we run into some young, extremely talented producer. Well, around today’s bend lies 19 year old Floridian producer Matthew Postrel. There’s no doubt that garage has a permanent place in EDM, being one of the oldest forms. So, it’s always great when we hear someone pick it up and do it well. Matthew has accomplished a delicious future garage track that features well sampled vocals, beat skipping kicks, a big smooth groovy bassline, and atmospheric sounds that give a unique listening experience. This being Matthew’s first release, we’re certainly impressed and eager to hear more.

Head over to his facebook page and snag a free download of this young artists very first published track.

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[R&B/Soul] John Legend – Who Do We Think We Are (Feat. Rick Ross)

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John Legend
Who Do We Think We Are (ft. Rick Ross)

After nearly five years, John Legend is finally gearing up to release his fourth studio album. Last week, John gave us a preview of his album with the stellar track, “The Beginning.” Today, he brings us the first single from Love In The Future, “Who Do We Think We Are,” assisted by frequent collaborator, Rick Ross. Believe it or not, after all the songs the two have made together, this is the first time Ross is returning the favor by appearing on one of Mr. Legend’s records. The chemistry between them is undeniable, and as always, Legend’s vibrant, soulful vocals steal the show, just as they rightfully should. Ross brings things down to earth a bit, but in a “let’s pause for a second and remind everyone I’m the boss” kind of way. “Who Do We Think We Are” definitely serves as an appropriate introduction to Love In The Future, and we definitely look forward to seeing what else John Legend has in store for us in 2013.

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[Chill] Atu – Pictures on Silence (EP)

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Michigan-based, Malawi- native, Atu, represents a new class of producers creating minimal, lo-fi instrumentals utilizing distorted and manipulated R&B samples. The latest project from the 20-year old artist, Pictures on Silence, floats seamlessly from start to finish providing a unique, turned-down and inverted listening experience.Fans of 2000s R&B will vaguely recognize samples from artists such as Alicia Keys, Ray J and Boyz II Men among others through out Atu’s work. This collection elevates the listener to a tranquil state of suspension somewhere at the intersection of trippy, romantic and ambient.

In order to support his place of birth, Atu has released the album on Bandcamp with a starting price of $5, all of which is donated to support children in Malawi. Check out a few of our favorite tracks below, grab some great music and help support a worthwhile cause here: αtμ - Pictures on Silence. 

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can do it
Atu
the duo ft. Sango
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missing you (ft. Dpat)

 

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[Fresh] Rihanna ft. Mikky Ekko – Stay (Filtercrush Remix)

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Rihanna ft. Mikky Ekko
Stay (Filtercrush Remix) FREE DOWNLOAD

New York duo Filtercrush just released their first remix shortly after deciding to join forces. They’re already doing well for themselves, having a residency at Marquee in NYC, and will start to gain more attention with this remix. They’ve already shared the stage with the likes of Chuckie, Project 46, Dirty South, Junior Sanchez, Paul Oakenfold, Arty, Gregor Salto, Cedric Gervais, Nervo, Dennis Ferrer, Dash Berlin, Max Vangeli, Gareth Emery and more.

Is that all? Come on guys, step your game up.

All kidding aside, this remix of Rhi Rhi’s mega track “Stay” is a gorgeous progressive house tune, with a big sexy melody and euphoric build ups. It just dropped today, and is a free download on their facebook page!

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[TMN Premiere] Generationals – Greenleaf (Twice As Nice Remix)

Generationals - Greenleaf (Twice As Nice Remix)
Generationals
Greenleaf (Twice As Nice Remix)

After showing us what they could do with Little Daylight’s “Overdose” and Oceans’ “Coast”, Australian duo Twice As Nice are back with another head-turning remix. Packing big, beautiful and bright synths, they transform the Generationals’ jangly indie rock tune, “Greenleaf”, into a soaring, technicolor dreamscape. A definite must-listen for fans of Passion Pit or straight-up sunny synth pop, it’s yet another piece of evidence that these Aussies have what it takes to put together an infectious rework. Tune in and grab the free download!

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[MP3 Playlist] The Chill Dojo #30

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Seems crazy to think we’ve already hit another milestone with 30…30 Chill Dojos (insert Sesame Street Count laugh here). There’s always the desire to deliver a playlist fitting for the occasion, and luckily this week has seen enough amazing music to compile a mammoth edition of 30 tracks! There’s a heap of amazing talent on show here, so let’s waste no time and dive straight in.

Garage vibes are the flavor of the week, and when it comes to this style there’s no doubt the UK does it best. No idea how we slept on this remix of ‘Attracting Flies’ from Shift Key, but we’re making up for it by placing it on top as the absolute must-listen this week. This is a style that is so easy to love, and luckily UK group Clean Bandit keep similar vibes flowing with their official remix for the forthcoming Rudimental album, Home.  And there’s no way we can talk UK garage without the latest from Kidnap Kid who continues to pump out dancefloor-ready magic. Dancefloor and magic did you say? No apologies for this terrible segue, but that leads perfectly into the newest Viceroy release, which of course is oozing with that summer feeling. If that wasn’t enough excitement for one week, another dojo favorite in Shook also let loose a groovy funkalicious jam just a few days ago, and has been heavy on replay ever since. In addition, there’s more dancey tunes courtesy of Drop Out Orchestra, Cassian, and Kaytranada, more infectious beats from Moods and Mr. Carmack, plus another freebie from Sizzlebird, who rarely goes a week without another mention in the dojo.

The rest is yours to discover, so take your time and wind down in the best way possible. Peace out.

Chill Dojo #30 zip

Attracting Flies (Shift K3Y Remix)
Rudimental
Waiting All Night Feat. Ella Eyre (Clean Bandit Remix)
FMM: Lulu James
Closer (Kidnap Kid Remix)
The Knocks
Magic (Viceroy Remix)
Klingande
Jubel (Original mix)
Shook
Tonight
Drop Out Orchestra
Day Vague.mp3
Anna Lunoe & Touch Sensitive
Real Talk (Cassian Remix)
Jill Scott
Golden (Kaytranadas Life Living Edition)
Rihanna
Stay (Marius Hörsturz Edit) Free dl on buy button
Rihanna feat Mikky ekko
Stay (NDMA Remix )
Jamiroquai
Too Young To Die (Moods Refix)
Mr. Carmack
Brazilian Blowjob.mp3
Mr Carmack
J (Penthouse Penthouse Rmx)
LAKIM x Mr. Carmack
Kahala
Bonobo
Jets 2013.mp3
ESTA.
Parables (ft. JENI).mp3
ESTA.
Abyss.mp3
Les Sins
Grind
Wankelmut & Emma Louise
My Head Is A Jungle (Gui Boratto Dub)
This Love (Higher)
HAIM
Falling (Duke Dumont Remix)
Super Flu
Va Ga Va Ga (with Hjálmar)
ViLLΛGE
Wanna Tell You (Henry Krinkle Remix)
Storm Voyage (Free)
Hannah Georgas
Enemies (WE SINK Unofficial Remix)
William Arcane
Not The Only One
Atu
the duo ft. Sango (Pictures on Silence
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motion matador
Kendrick Lamar
Sing About Me... (Lion González Quenched Remix)
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