Make no mistake, Little Dragon are back and better than ever, and they aren’t being shy about their return at all. With their fourth studio album, Nabuma Rubberband, set for release on May 13th, the Swedish pop group have unleashed the first taste of what they’ve been cooking over the last three years. “Klapp Klapp” is a torrentially fervent effort that rushes towards the listener and grabs them by the head. The spastic bassline and rapid drums are balanced out by Yukimi Nagano‘s airy vocals, resulting in a refreshingly boisterous experience. You can see the tracklist for the album below, and make sure to catch the band on tour in the lead-up to the release of Nabuma Rubberband.
02 Klapp Klapp
03 Pretty Girls
05 Cat Rider
08 Nabuma Rubberband
09 Only One
10 Killing Me
11 Pink Cloud
12 Let Go
One of the joys of being an artist, whether that is a writer, painter, or musician, is that they get to play out their romantic relationships in their own mediums for the world to see and hear. And that is exactly the story UK singer Blooms is telling in her debut EP, If. Today she released the second song off her EP, “If I,” which tells the story of the “what if” scenarios in her relationship. The EP details a relationship from beginning to end –from lust to love to letting go. Speaking on If, Blooms says
I would describe the whole EP as a moment, it captures a specific period in time.
With help from Darragh
), “If I” is a sultry mix of Bloom’s deep vocals paired with eerie electronic melodies. Stunning with a twist of an exotic feel, “If I” is still just the start to this love story and we are excited to see just how Bloom’s story will end.
Remaining releatively quiet on the music front, minus a couple remixes, NY artist Theophilus London returns today with a brand new EP for our listening enjoyment. The project, titled Lovers Holiday II, comes just in time for Valentine’s Day and is a continuation from his 2011 EP Lovers Holiday. Carrying the same vibe from the previous collection, fans get a brief taste into the inner workings of the producer/rapper/singer/fashionisto. Featuring 6 new tracks of original material and help from Kanye West, Leon Ware, Blood Orange, and The Force MDS, this is definitely worth the wait and listen. You can grab a free download HERE.
Take A Look (Martin Dupont Interpretation)
Figure It Out Feat. Blood Orange, The Force Mds
Based God (Jolene Cover)
I Have An Ego Also (Preview)
(PREVIEW) Do Girls
Alright, ninjas. We’ve been hooking you up with free entry to Beta over the past year. We know you’ve have some epic times, catching some of the most legendary talent EDM has to offer, and we’re on board to keep this thing going. So, we’re once again giving you an opportunity to check out the best night club in North America for free. What all do you have to do to get in? It’s pretty damn easy. Just follow these steps:
– Head to the front door, and enter the club before 11 pm
– Show this post to the cashier (Valid for 21+ only)
Unfortunately this deal is NOT valid for Wolfgang Gartner this evening. If you want to check out his set, you’re going to have to buy tickets.
Wolfgang Gartner - February 13th
Wolfgang Gartner & Tommy Trash
Hounds Of Hell (SiriusXM Premiere)
Rage by the Pound Tour ft. Skism - Feb. 14th
Sander Kleinenberg - Feb 15th
Ilse De Lange (Sander Kleinenberg Mix)
Marika Hackman ft. Sivu
We’ve been featuring some top notch artists over the past year. From Thomas Gold to Martin Garrix, some very well known names have had their pictures up on the walls of our Residency page, proudly holding a place in TMN infamy. Today we’re excited to bring you one of our favorite artists as of late, bringing an entire new look and feel to what we’ve been doing.
Marika Hackman has captivated our hearts and ears with releases like “Cinnamon,” “Wolf,” and our all time favorite, “Bath is Black.’ Hailing from Selbourne, Hampshire, this quirky, yet lovable youngster is not only the first non-dance music Resident Artist on TMN, she’s also the first female Resident Artist we’ve had.
Her style is unique, meticulously fusing hazy, and often ominous soundscapes. Her woefully soft vocal range is something darkly comforting, providing listeners with a unexpected consolation. Often backed by psychedelic folk strumming, her sound uniquely goes against the grain of pop music, while still embracing a welcoming familiarity that allows the listener to connect in the same way they would with their favorite pop tunes.
As much as we could say about the depth of this young musician’s artistry, we’d rather let a full month of features do the talking. So sit back, and enjoy four weeks of our first female Resident Artist.
Shlohmo & Jeremih
Eclectic, lo-fi producer Shlohmo and R&B crooner Jeremih have a unique chemistry that has already brought us some of the most impressive new age slow jams with “F U all the Time” and “Bo Peep”. With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, the duo team up once again for a glitchy, more solemn sounding cut full of longing and sexual tension. Even with its darker tone, “No More” makes for a great V-Day anthem suitable for reproductive activities, but also perfect for anyone feeling a streak of loneliness. Peep above and head over to NPR Music for a free download.
Well, there is a certain holiday this Friday that has to do with lots of, well, love.
So what better then to premiere a video that embraces all that is love or more, the simplicity of a lazy love between two people?
Today we have the pleasure of premiering Miss Angela Ricci’s video for her song ‘Lazy Love’. A beautiful slow paced song with a whimsical in-love feeling throughout the whole piece, the video balances out the song quite nicely. Filmed in all black and white, the visuals portray the ballad’s nostalgic essence where Ricci promenades through the cobbled streets in an Italian city. A very Hepburn-like feel, this video tasks listeners back to the basics when it comes to love: what the girl is thinking, what the guy is thinking, what they do when they are apart and when they are together. So wherever you are this Friday, and everyday after, may you always feel a bit of this kind of lazy love with that special someone.