We’ve all been there. We’ve all been locked into something that was spiraling out of control, yet we were so blinded by the phenomenon that we were experiencing that we couldn’t let go. Those of you who are nodding, know exactly what I’m talking about. Those of you who are questioning what I just said are so deep in it, you can’t even realize.

And we’re fallen under all we have is hope
and we’re fallen under all we know is gone
we were running round in circles chasing shadows in the dark
we were running round in circles chasing shadows in the dark

Philosophy aside, “Haze” is a poetic journey through the aforementioned experience that so many of us have gone through vividly. Coming by way of NY based indie artist, EVVY, this tune is not only the debut single off of her upcoming EP, (which was created in just five weeks), but it’s also her first song under this moniker. Ever.

Jumping in on this project is a brand new production duo. TMN favorite Mickey Valen (Noosa, AYER) and Chris Wallitsch, who are now known as Mickey Valen & The King, worked with EVVY to dial up something dreamy, emotional and gripping, digging its nails deep under your skin. With EVVY’s sultry, lovelorne lyrics and Valen’s string scoring and drum samples, we’re left with a super charged song that soars with gorgeous piano melodies and larger-than-life tribal drums.

While we’re overwhelmingly excited to bring you this premiere today, we’re admittedly already looking forward to hearing the rest of her EP, which is due out in June of this year. Make sure you keep an eye out for it by following EVVY on facebook.

We’re equally excited to hear what’s on deck from Mickey Valen & The King, who are already working on multiple projects coming out this summer and later this year.

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[Indie] Little Daylight – Overdose (Future Islands Remix)

Little Daylight
Overdose (Future Islands Remix)

Mix a lot of Indie with a twist of Pop and you have quite a song for those quiet, warm, summer days.
Future Islands took the extremely Pop song ‘Overdose’ by Little Daylight and threw their Indie sound into the melodies of the song. While keeping the original radiating lyrics, FI adds a flair of drums and quiet electronic beats to give the song an almost euphoric state of a mind overdose. The perfect combination, FI definitely crosses the line with their remix in all the right ways.

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[Emotional] Anna Graceman – Words (Glastrophobie Remix)

Anna Graceman
Words (Glastrophobie Remix)

Emotional definitely seems like the best way to categorize this song. Mesmerizing, breathtaking, they’re all other words that can describe the impact of this production. But as the lyrics suggest, words can only do so much, so your best move is to hit play and feel everything that Glastrophobie has put into this track. For further amazement, consider that the vocalist Anna Graceman is only 14 years of age. Just wow.

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[Chill House] Cocoon – Cathedral (Dinnerdate Remix)

Cathedral (Dinnerdate Remix)

A beautiful voice and guitar melody could easily be considered as one of the purest forms of music. When hearing the single ‘Cathedral’ from French band Cocoon, that raw talent is palpable, and there’s an inherent feeling that this musical purity should remain untouched by all the other elements of modern electronic music. And yet, add a perfectly crafted beat and bright percussive elements, and suddenly it can all be seen in a new light. Ignore all the negative connotations that are often associated with the word ‘remix’, because what Dinnerdate has created here is an evolution of the original’s beauty, with the raw charm of the vocals and acoustic melody still very much at the heart of it all. More than that, we have here the ultimate chill experience that can only come from this electronic atmosphere fusing in perfect harmony with all the elements that make the original so powerful. It’s truly cleansing stuff, so let your worries wash away in the serene images this sound invokes.

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Futurecop! – Eyes ft Lyon (Muneshine Remix) [TMN PREMIERE]

Eyes ft Lyon (Muneshine Remix)

Manchester has more to root about than just Man U. While this song is the furthest thing from what a soccer hooligan would throw on before a match, it’s still something to stop and admire. On a side note, we’d like to apologize for calling it soccer. Seeing as how this blogger is a Yank, we still call it soccer.

Regardless of what nomenclature we’re using for the world’s game, we can assure you that this track will have worldwide appeal. Boasting some deliciously delicate vocals, the second single from the upcoming album Fairytales of Summer Shoegazers features soaring synths coupled with charging atmospheric layering. Futurecop! hs created something that begs to be remixed and today we’re excited to bring you just that.

Bringing a sound that infuses a little future bass, Tortononian based producer Muneshine has given this tune a whole new personality, providing ample rolling bass to set the tone. Known best for his remix of Portugal. The Man, this producer has a knack for re-interpreting tunes. We’re sure this take on “Eyes” is the first of many we’ll be covering.

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[MP3 Playlist] Indie Dojo (April 2014 Round 5)


Tis’ the season for music festivals and summer shows. Hopefully, you were smart enough to save up some money to hit up every show on your list. But if not, it’s ok. We’ve created a virtual show for you right here. We know, we know, it’s not the real thing, but sometimes it’s a good thing to dust off the old imagination and get lost in the music. Don’t knock it till you try it….

Above My Ground
How Sad
It Is What It Is (Blood Orange Cover)
Big Haunt
Burn Me Up
Tears & Marble
What Is Love (cover)
Sutja Gutiérrez
End Of The World (Rare/Acoustic Version)
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[Hip-Hop] DJ Khaled – They Don’t Love You No More (Feat. Jay Z, Rick Ross, Meek Mill & French Montana)

They Don't Love You No More

Wanna know how I can usually tell it’s nearly summer? Well, the weather is usually a good clue (maybe not this year though), but my main barometer typically comes in the form of DJ Khaled spewing at me to listen to another one of his obligatory street anthems. Despite how you feel about his persona or talents, it’s hard to argue that Khaled’s been a mainstay on summer radio for the last eight years or so.

Ever the man of many words (but a limited vocabulary), Khaled recently expressed his excitement at finally landing Jay Z on the lead single for his upcoming album. Also featuring the star studded lineup of Meek Mill, Rick Ross and French Montana, “They Don’t Love You No More” is something of a banger, and outside of the rather dreadful auto-tuned chorus, a hard hitting number with some incredibly slick verses. While Meek Mill opens the track with unbounded energy, his MMG boss sweeps in with some mean bars of his own, with Hov handling clean up duties (and possibly firing some shots back at Drake in the process).

There’s no word yet on a release date for Khaled’s next album, but if there’s one thing that we’re certain of, it’s that we’ve got a very interesting summer ahead of us.

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