Bearing the moniker of a classic Paul Simon song and a Kodak product from the 30’s (with a slightly different spelling), Brooklyn-based Elissa & Ryan together form a up-and-coming project called Kodacrome. Featuring dreamy soundscapes and sultry subdued vocals, this duo made a splash two years ago with their EP, Perla. Since then, they’ve released a few other tracks, including a shimmering, electronic-soul tune called “Strike the Gold.”
With the calming synth-driven backdrop and Elissa’s understated vocals, we were eager to hear what a few remixers could do with these engaging elements. Coming from the land down under, Melbourne DJ/Producer Luke Neher, of Naysayer & Gilsun, has stepped up and re-interpreted “Strike the Gold,” giving it rich, textural elements and a slowly building synth progression to create a lo-fi pop remix.
Calling on associations of Lana Del Rey, Portishead, and The XX, this remix is perfect for a laid back Sunday, or a long summer drive. Luckily for you, this tune is available as a free download on their Soundcloud page.
A slow melody carries you into a place of pure music ecstasy and then, if the quiet groove of the music didn’t capture your mind already, Nick Hakim starts to sing.
And his voice, oh his sexy and tantalizing voice that speaks directly to the soul, leaves goose bumps along every centimeter of your body. ‘Cold’ is a teaser song which Hakim performed with Yours Truly to promote his upcoming debut EP Where Will We Go Part I. The song breaths life into a relationship that no longer exists. Hakim sings a sad story of a love who has turned cold and who will never return to him. His intoxicating vocals seduce even the coldest of hearts, lamenting over her eyes, and her mouth, and her body, Hakim turns to the hypnotic beats of his music to feel warm again. Looking forward to hearing what this crooner has in store on his full EP.
How many times a month do you completely shut off from the world? No phone calls, no emails, no text messages, no nothing. Just you, yourself, and maybe an awesome playlist playing in the background. Hardly ever you say? Well here it is….Your opportunity to hang out with yourself for a little while. We promise it’s not that bad.
Show Me Love
Silver Screen (Slight Return)
Depth Of My Soul (Rob Garza Remix)
You could offer us any set of free tickets to any show at Red Rocks, and we would be pretty damn happy. However, if you’re going to offer up free tickets to see Thievery Corporation, Tycho, and Fort Knox Five, we’re going to be drooling over that opportunity.
D.C. based outfit, comprised of Rob Garza and Eric Hilton, will be center stage amongst thousands of Colorado concert goers, all admiring the natural beauty of those vibrant red rocks. Alongside of two other solid acts, this is a show that’s sure to be one to remember. So, grab a napkin, because you’re going to need one. We’re offering up one set of two tickets to this show on Friday night.
Entering is really simple, as usual. Just follow the rules and steps below! We’ll pick a winner tomorrow at 5:00PM Mountain time.
There are a few rules, of course:
– You must be 21 or over to enter.
– You are responsible for transportation.
– You must bring a valid form of ID to pick up your tickets at the door.
– You Must have a solid arsenal of dance moves in your toolbox to display on behalf of TMN.
Good luck, ninjas!
La La La (ERIC DAVID REMIX)
Every once in a while, a tune will surface seemingly out of the blue, only to steal your ears and heart in the process, while leaving you all the more bewildered as to how said track made its way onto your listening palate in the first place. Such was the case with upstart Denver producer Eric David’s remix of the highly infectious Sam Smith cut “La La La”, which unexpectedly cropped up in our Soundcloud feed this morning. The clearly adept producer rolls this one out behind a deep four-four kick drum and chopped version of the “La La La” vocal hook before ushering in the first wave of groovy synth behind a classic piano line. And, as if we all didn’t know, Sam Smith’s moldable reverberations echo exquisitely through David’s reworked instrumentation including some shufflin’ and jackin’ hi-hats. Not much is known about Eric David at the moment, but you can grab the free download here, and we’ll be on the lookout to see what else the future holds for this unexpected house spark plug, especially behind our first taste.
Horse Heaven Hills
Before you press play, you should probably head out to your garage and locate your tent, sleeping bag, cooler and grill. That’s right. This song will induce needs to head up into America’s wild and embrace all that is glorious about this country, which probably includes: cold drinks, gorgeous natural settings, and some meat (or meatless meat, for all you veggies out there) for the grill.
Crow Moses (formerly Musikanto) walks the line between Indie-Blues and Urban Americana, while casually flirting with some modern alt-folk influences. I know that’s a mind-full, so think of it like this: If B.B. King walked into a diner, ordered a slice of Apple Pie topped with cheddar cheese and pulled up a Subaru commercial on his iPhone. We’ll just let that sink in for a moment.
Bizarre hypothetical situations aside, this Windy City songwriter has dialed up a striking folk tune that’s damn-near perfect for your wilderness adventures this summer. Harnessing classics like Bob Dylan, Van Morrison and Elliot Smith while taking on some slight resemblance of other folk-rock youngsters like Jake Bugg, this dusty-saloon, open-road worthy tune is going to make you want to press play again and again. Something about that subtle finger picking intertwined with a twinkling of the ivories is wildly addicting.
Once you’ve located all your camping gear, make sure to pick up “Horse Heaven Hills”, produced by Gary Louris of the Jayhawks, up on iTunes. In doing so you’ll support a very talented and well-deserving indie artist and have some great tunes for your next camping trip, as well.
You may be familiar with the name Vices, but have you heard of K1K0? If not keep your eyes peeled for what’s to come next! They get together on this remix of a classic Donna Summers song and flip it into a new age hit, “C’mon Bae”. This upbeat jersey club record gives you exactly want with pitched vocals, crazy chops and even a togepi sample! Both producers are making serious waves in the Jersey Club scene, and we’re excited to see what’s to come from them after their most recent record.