London based KAASI got us feeling all sultry a bit early this morning with his latest downtempo meets house tune “Lucy Stone”. All of those essential house elements are accounted for; a four-four kick, swelling pads, a bit of a shuffle and even an infectious classic piano line at its core. But, the way KAASI disperses these elements through his minimal brand of downtempo dance is a thing of beauty, as his sonic temperament drizzles its way through completely, leaving behind just a lovely piece of electronic music in “Lucy Stone”. Trust us when we say not to miss this one, and if listening here on TMN isn’t your cup of tea (which would be weird) grab the free download of “Lucy Stone” here along with some more offerings from KAASI’s eclectic catalog.
There’s something undeniably charming about acoustic music. The simplistic combination of vocals and instruments is one of the oldest forms of music, which is part of what makes it timelessly enjoyable. Brighton’s Phoria have really harnessed in on this age-old tradition, bringing us an video preview of their song “Saving Us a Riot.”
Coming off of their EP, which is due out this Spring, “Saving Us a Riot” offers up a stark contrast to the piano-centric, electronically-rooted hit, “Red.” We realize that this is an acoustic take on the track, leaving us overwhelmingly eager to hear what the recorded version sounds like. Regardless of the intriguing new sound, we’re still left speechless at Trewin Howard’s vocal tone. It’s easily carries us away to distant places, hopelessly clinging onto each word.
If you happen to be in the neighborhood and want to witness these dreamy vocals in person, they’ll be playing at Hoxton B&K with support from former teenage chart topper Amy Studt and Groves.
Our friends at Lights & Music Entertainment are putting up a SXSW party! Check out details below
Lights & Music Entertainment is proud to present SexPop (SXSW Edition). SexPop is a music series based out of Seattle & Los Angeles that focuses on breaking Synth-Pop, Disco-Pop, Tropical and Indie-Dance acts from around the globe. Our Goal: Merge the two worlds of live events and dance parties together as one. All we ask is that you bring your moves and we’ll bring the tunes.
2:00pm – Hot Cops
3:00pm – The Pass
4:00pm – Touch Sensitive
5:00pm – Cardiknox
6:00pm – Chela
7:00pm – Thief
8:00pm – Story Of The Running Wolf
9:00pm – Gemini Club
10:00pm – Night Drive
11:00pm – French Horn Rebellion
12:00am – FMLYBND
1:00am – 8th Grader
Wednesday, March 12th
2pm – 2am
The Firehouse Lounge
605 Brazos St,
Austin, TX 78701
Hero (feat. Skylar Grey) [NFS Soundtrack]
The man on the moon has been keeping busy lately. Aside from an impromptu album release just a few weeks ago, Kid Cudi will be in the upcoming video game-based Need for Speed film with Breaking Bad’s Aaron Paul and recently anded the role of Ari Gold’s assistant in HBO’s Entourage film. Naturally, Cudder also was given a song on the NFS soundtrack which surfaced earlier this evening.
“Hero” features some accompaniment from Skylar Grey, but certainly falls in line with the cinematic feel of Cudi’s music as of late. Over atmospheric and building production, the Cleveland emcee delivers his unique, dark lyricism in a way that only he knows how. Grey’s vocals come in a bit later and actually work surprisingly well in a unique collaboration. Enjoy this one above and grab a free download through the Google Play store.
Mapei, Chance The Rapper & The Social Experiment
Don't Wait (Remix)
Just when you thought Mapei‘s “Don’t Wait” couldn’t get any better, the gifted crooner invites Chance The Rapper & The Social Experiment for a tantalizing new remix of her addicting single. With a flurry of solid releases bearing his name over the last week, Chance continues his solid run, delivering another sweet, yet succinct verse summing up the complexities of love and long distance relationships. Good luck getting this one out of your head anytime soon, because if you’re like us here at TMN this one will be on constant repeat for at least the rest of the night.
Jealous (I Ain't With It) (The Chainsmokers Remix)
After successfully creating what might be the fastest growing selfie movement since the highly infectious Harlem Shake, The Chainsmokers are undeniably contaminating us all with a heavy dose of feel good music. Not too long ago, Alex Pall and Drew Taggart released their remix of Chromeo’s song, “Jealous (I Ain’t With It)” and have already given us a reason to jive the day away. For a brief moment, it felt as if the two were starting to stray away from the emotive side of production and more into the realm of the #SELFIE limelight. Luckily, this Chromeo remix proves that The Chainsmokers are not just in it for their 15 minutes of fame.
Whenever Chromeo is introduced into the picture, it is almost inevitable that we will encounter a new kind of soulful funk to groove to. The Chainsmokers, however, decided to approach this remix at a different angle of production in which they took the original upbeat tempo and transformed it into a harmonious house anthem that will instantly become the next big crowd pleaser.
With a dramatic piano intro to set the mood, the song effortlessly transitions from a smooth, slow build into a melodic blend of heavy kicks, soulful synths, and a stellar bpm to get everyone out on the dance floor.
The Chainsmokers are currently on their #SELFIE tour and have been taking dance music to levels that not even Avicii can reach. Be sure to stay up to date with their music and tour and check out where they’ll be playing next – just make sure to take as many selfies as you can in the mean-time!