[Rock] Wavves – Demon To Lean On

On March 26th, Wavves will be dropping their latest LP, Afraid of Heights, of which lead singer Nathan Williams has described as having a theme of “depression and anxiety, being death-obsessed and paranoid of impending doom.” The band’s latest track, “Demon To Lean On,” certainly exhibits all of those sentiments exactly. Channeling a 90′s sound that sounds eerily similar to Green Day, Williams and co have been able to construct a song that’s a lot less surf rock and more hopeless angst. It’s tough for a song to feel nostalgic and refreshing at the same time, but that’s exactly what Wavves have been able to do with this fantastic new single.

Demon To Lean On
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A$AP Rocky feat. Trey Songz – Same Bitch

A$AP Rocky just dropped a smooth and powerful track featuring Trey Songz titled ‘Same Bitch’. The single, which contains a much more appealing sound than what we heard on his latest album Long.Live.A$AP, will appear on Street Runnaz 72 mixtape hosted by DJ Spinatik.

A$AP Rocky Ft. Trey Songz
Same Bitch
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Diplo & Swick – Keep It Gully [Preview]

We know Diplo likes to be a tease but a 30 second clip is just down right mean. Continuing the momentum of his much followed funky and full of bounce “twerk” movements comes another addition to his legacy. Swick, Mad Decent’s new rising star from Melbourne, Australia is just coming off releasing his Bubbles EP a few months back to now working on this new collaborative track with the Twerk King himself titled ‘Keep It Gully’. Featuring horn-like melodies layered over a dynamic and quintessential diplo production of drum loop and attitude-filled vocals samples, this new single
sets the tone for the new year.

Diplo & Swick
Keep It Gully **Preview**

“Keep It Gully” will be out Feb 4th via Mad Decent is Diplo

And if you can’t get enough of this track, make sure you check out the 2 hour mix of Diplo & Friends on BBCR1extra

Diplo & Friends BBCR1xtra: January 12, 2013

Tracklist: Continue reading

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Kendrick Lamar Feat. Dr. Dre – The Recipe (Trapback Remix)

One of the most original Trap remixes we have seen, comes Trapback‘s rendition of “The Recipe” by Kendrick Lamar Feat. Dr. Dre. Instead of going the typical overly bumpy trap route, the 18 year old Seattle based producer takes one step back for this ultra smooth track. I always cringe when I hear someone come up with a new genre name but it looks like we are seeing some of the early samples of what chilltrap *shutters* will become.

Kendrick Lamar Feat. Dr. Dre
The Recipe (Trapback Remix)

Via TrapDoor Records

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Avicii – Three Million (Your Love Is So Amazing) [Free Download]

To celebrate hitting 3 million likes on Facebook, Avicii is giving his fans a brand new single “Three Million”.

Let’s get things straight, we love Avicii. We have interviewed him many times and apart from being one of the nicest producers in the world, his music has constantly inspired us and the world.

Yet, we can only find Three Million reasons as to why this song just doesn’t cut it for us. It is quite alarming that whenever an important artists releases a new single, all the other music blogs jump on it with rave reviews. Yes, we are grateful to have a “Free” track from Avicii but we are just not sure what to think of it. The bassline after minute 2.15 feels outdated, as to coming from a nintendo game (although we admit this is a perfect soundtrack for a Contra game). The strings that typically carry the track with such progressive momentum in an Avicii production, seem to be absent and lacking. But, of course that is just our humble opinion as avid Avicii fans.

We are eager to see what else Avicii has in store for us in 2013.

Avicii
Three Million (feat. Negin)

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[Folk] Wake Owl – Wild Country EP Review

The resurgence of indie folk music is apparent in the last 5 years with an array of chemistry-filled bands like Edward Sharp & The Magnetic Zeros, Of Monster and Men, Mumford & Sons among many others. While talent comes in many forms there is still a separation between the production quality of rising independent artists. At its core, folk music remains one of the most genuine sounding genres in music. Far from the melodramatic sibling, Country music, folk is about allowing the simplicity of the instrumentation fill the song with harmony and graze. However, not recorded or produced properly, these instruments are often shadowed by noise and echo.

The beauty and perhaps the most inspiring quality about Wake Owl‘s Wild Country EP is its impeccable and delicate recording. Every single instrument used, brings forward the warmth and charisma of each guitar pluck, percussion and of course, the longing vocals of singer/songwriter Colyn Cameron. Wake Owl has effortlessly awaken (pun intended) the energy behind my unquestionable admiration for the folk genre and delivered unique melodies wonderfully wrapped around the familiarity of heart-felt themes about love gained and love lost.

The most ironic part of Wake Owl story is Colyn’s history. Born and raised in southern California the aspiring musical poet was into “rhyme stuff/hip hop” explaining, “I wrote rap basically. I used to go around the school ground rapping my verses to whoever would listen. Then about seven years ago I picked up a guitar and taught myself basic stuff and immediately began writing songs.” It was this very event combined with travelling to different farms throughout the world, trained in organic agriculture, that solidified his passion for music writing.

After much experimentation and reflection, his debut release Wild Country EP was born. A collection of five songs that harvest raw, genuine emotions of hope.

The Wild Country EP was released via Vagrant Records on January 29th, 2013. and is available nationwide for purchase on iTunes.

Wake Owl
Wild Country
Wake Owl
Youll Never Go
Wake Owl
Gold
Wake Owl
Grow
Wake Owl
Seaside
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[Trap Bass] Sleepy Tom – Hit Em

Vancouver’s best kept secret, Sleepy Tom, has been on our radar here at TMN for quite some time now and if he isn’t on yours now then now is the perfect time to change that! His inventive progressive trap beats and heavy bass combine to create a truly unique sound that is rarely paralleled by similar artists fueling the monumental surge of trap music. Sleepy Tom’s latest creation, “Hit EM” is another spectacular example of just how creative and ingeniously inventive Sleepy Tom’s tunes are constructed. Combining astral synths, robotic vocals samples and massive 808′s, this massive trap tune is unlike any other trap being produced at the moment. Best of all, as of today, Sleepy Tom is giving this latest track out for free so make sure to show him your appreciation on Facebook and grab your copy of this jam. Enjoy.

Sleepy Tom
Hit Em
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