[Deep-House/Garage] Sam Smith – La La La (Eric David Remix)

Sam Smith

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.

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[Folk] Crow Moses – Horse Heaven Hills

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.

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[Jersey Club] K1K0 & Vices – C’mon Bae

K1K0 Vices Cmon Bae
K1K0 & Vices
C'mon Bae

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.

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[TMN Resident Artist] The Chainsmokers chat us up on NYC, not being selfie experts, and how they came to be

Guy Sebastian
Like A Drum (The Chainsmokers Remix)

TMN: Say hello to our handsome, furry browed Resident Artists for the month of June, Alex and Drew, or as many of you know them, the boys behind Chainsmokers. Gentlemen, welcome and thank you so much for being a part of the ninja family this month!

TMN: Well usually interviews go from the beginning until the present but because we think you appreciate a little backwards banter, let’s start from today and work our way back. You are currently in Australia on tour, how are you enjoying your time down under?

Chain: Its been incredible. Neither of us have ever been to this side of the world so that alone as an adventure has been great, we have surfed bet koalas, ate kangaroo and drank a ton of beer. That aside the shows all have been so fun and the cool thing about OZ is the ppl here really know their music. The dance scene has been prominent for ages and you can feel it at the shows. Its also crazy to see that your music has reached a place so far away. Oh and OZ girls are really fit….

TMN: Right now, you boys are quite a hot commodity in the EDM world and honestly, in a larger music scene. A lot of this success can be credited to the almost instant fame of your hit song ‘SELFIE’ which can be heard in any club, car, or gym. Talk to us about the how the concept came up for that song and if you guys will continue on the one word song with another trending subject?

Chain: We have talked about this song a lot so we really aren’t going to go into much depth. It was a fun idea we had to promote a party we had at Miami’s nightclub Liv. We were toying with the concept of a song about club girls and being vain and selfies. It really materialized in about 1 hour and we gave it originally as a free download. Haha we love the idea of working music together with good packaging be that artwork, marketing, live elements whatever it may be, so moving forward we will always try and figure out unique interesting ways to deliver our music, but with that said we have no interest in being the artist of social media and cultural trends. We struck gold with selfie but we just thought it was a funny idea, that’s all… Moving forward we do love pop culture, and we love the idea of our music being enjoyed by as many ppl as possible, and that’s something that’s always interested us, so our future tracks will surely have those underlying elements, but we will just continue to do what we think is cool and not let the world dictate our sound.

TMN: Do you both take good selfies? What kind of selfie takers are you, the mirror type, the turn the camera around and through up a duck face type, the selfie with the ladies type, or all of the above?

Chain: We made the song, but we don’t give a shit about selfies… You want a selfie go for it, hell we will gladly be in it, but we refuse to be any authority on the proper way to take one haha…

TMN: Now before the current success, you boys kind of found your niche with remixing songs. From artists like Ellie Goulding to BANKS (one of my favorites just fyi) to Little Daylight, all of your remixes have a unique and individual sound to them. You have such a range of remixing, from calm songs to upbeat songs, how did and do you go about figuring out a song to remix? And being a duo, do you both have to like the song or has there ever been an overriding if one of you just absolutely feels one song?

Chain: Why thank you :) We definitely love the banks remix cause it showed a real range in our production and type of music we enjoy. We definitely don’t want to be pigeonholed in anyway. Kaskade once said to his fans that artists grow, and naturually tastes evolve as do interests, making music is a very emotional and refractory. So we always find ourselves pulling from different genres and wanting to try new things out. When it came to figuring out what to remix, initially it was a question of knocking on 20 doors and getting two to open. We wanted to make original music but we had no fan base and no good vocals. We saw remixing as the perfect way to show our talents and style as producers in that we could use vocals we really loved and re-imagine songs we liked, sort of like a shortcut almost. Also, they provided us with a great way to peel fans off other artists and sort of attract ppl to what we were doing by the means of other artists popularity like Phoenix. The factors of a remix always change though, we could simply love the song and have a great idea or it could be a quid pro quo situation, usually its both. We love to release lots of content and this is a fun way to create different styles of chainsmokers’ music with out buying the house per se. As for us, we really always see eye to eye on songs, its funny but our taste in music is very very similar and the way we look at music isn’t necessarily the same but we both walk away with the same feeling from a song we like, so often that part is very easy. A good remix for us takes about a day to make…

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[NEW] Ab-Soul – Hunnid Stax (feat. ScHoolboy Q)

Hunnid Stax Ft. ScHoolboy Q

Ab-Souls long-anticipated sophomore album is set to drop in two weeks and, earlier today, the LA-based emcee unleashed a dope track featuring fellow Top Dawg Entertainment representative, Schoolboy Q“Hunnid Stax” opens with Soul stating, “people treat you real nice when you’ve got $50 draws on” before the menacing, hazy production of Kenny Beats takes a hold.

While the title suggests a stereotypical rap song about money, reminiscent of Odd Future’s recent skit, fans of Ab-Soul’s first album, Control System, will recognize the implied irony in his bars. ScHoolboy Q’s gritty vocals could not fit the beat better and Mac Miller contributes a brief chorus of sorts that helps add to the mischievous vibe. Enjoy this one above and keep an eye out for These Days…, which drops on June 24th.

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[Zouk Bass] JSTJR – Party

Party (Free Download)

JSTJR may be an unfamiliar name to you ninjas, or it may not. Before we get ahead of ourselves, let’s lay down the pronunciation of JSTJR. JSTJR is not pronounced ‘Just Junior.’ JSTJR is pronounced like ‘gesture’, and he did us a kind gesture by letting us premiere his new tune “Party”. Located out of New Hampshire, JSTJR is laying down some serious work with Moombahton, Zouk Bass, Twerk, and more. JSTJR lays down some Brazilian vibes on his most recent work “Party”. With “Baile Funk” vocal chants, some fat horns and crazy vocal manipulation, “Party” is bound to go off every time. If you’re a fan of amazing mid tempo music, you better get that name stuck in your head.

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Broke For Free – Summer Spliffs


Yet another amazing release from Oakland based Broke For Free. This is off of part 1 of his album “Petal” that just dropped earlier this week. It’s titled “Summer Spliffs” and delivers some vibes suitable for any occasion, whether your posted twisting up a spliff, or just trying to study for finals. This track will do the trick. Also make sure to check out some of the other tracks off the album that we selected below. Cheers.

Everything is available for FREE download.

Broke For Free
Summer Spliffs
Broke For Free
Add And
Broke For Free
Golden Hour
Broke For Free
Wash Out
Broke For Free
A Beautiful Life
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