After 6 days of letting one of the most soul-provoking songs sit in our inbox for far too long, it’s finally time to share with all of you ninjas the mesmerizing wonders of Monogem. Residing in good ol’ sunny Southern California, singer/songwriter Jen Hirsh and producer/songwriter, Scott Smith, have captured the world with their glistening melodies, infectious lyrics, and their ability to fuse their sound with elements found in electronic music. Last week, Monogem released their latest song, “Stay With Me”, which will most likely be the next love song to swoon you all back into the arms of a loved one – or maybe just a few extra pets for your cat. With only 1,600 plays in less than a week, it’s a big surprising that this addicting song hasn’t made its way onto your radar. Luckily the ninjas have you covered, so get lost in these delightful melodies and find your way back into love’s embrace.
Support Monogem by purchasing a copy of “Stay With Me” on iTunes today.
Young (Feat. Britt Warner)
San Francisco-based producer Mikey Maramag a.k.a Blackbird Blackbird has always been an innovative to the indie electronic scene. Following his US tour, this is the first we’ve heard of him since. In this new tune titled “Young”, Mikey features vocals from the LA singer Britt Warner, magically tweaking her vocals to perfection in mixture with the uplifting chillwave sound. The signature stairs-like ascending repetitive synths start off the song. The fast paced electronic beat comes in with Britt’s vocals, and they are occasionally morphed into this vacuum robotic sound that echoes really well with the song.
The piercing synths dominate the entirety of this new track. We’d like to think that this one is out of the ordinary for the talented producer, but we really enjoy the fact that he’s exploratory and where he is going with the direction of his music. He’s a one man band and he can really do it all.
With nearly 4 million hits and having reached #1 on Billboard for his latest work with Bassment Jaxx, one can say that ETML will “Never Say Never” to the endless opportunities ahead of him. The 19-year-old clearly has a voice that will take him to the top and his incredible track record is numerical proof that he’s going to be alright in life. Now that things have somewhat calmed down since “Never Say Never”, ETML is back with a new original, Too Late”, in which he drops an unexpected disco ball on us. Taking us to funky town, ETML introduces us to an entirely new soulful side to Disco with a whole lot of funky bass, a head bobbin’ beat, and his own sassy attitude in his soulful vocals. Overall, this old soul is far beyond his years and ‘Too Late’ gives us those classic Disco elements tied in with a hint of 90’s sounds and a lyrically empowering vocal to top it all off. After listening to this song at least 10 time through, it’s safe to say that we enjoy this track more than we enjoy breathing.
Drive Feat. Arama
The talented TOKiMONSTA never disappoints. The LA producer gives us a sneak peek of her up and coming album “Desiderium” this time around. This gem is titled “Drive”, a collaboration with singer Arama.
TOKiMONSTA incorporates smart and exciting electronic elements into this fast paced hip-hop beat, creating something so enjoyable to listen to that you can’t help but head bob and sway to it. The jumpy and detached piano synths in the beginning set the tone of this magical tune. Arama’s vocals match so well with the flow of the song, which is super fun and upbeat. The two-track harmonizing vocals are definitely what make this tune so special. It’s so good but short that it just leaves you wanting more.
Needless to say, we are extremely excited to see what TOKiMONSTA has up her sleeves. Make sure to grab a copy of her new album which comes out on 9/23. Or preorder it here.
Rudimental Feat. Ella Eyre
Waiting All Night (Kaptain Remix)
Whenever we see a Rudimental remix pop up on our newsfeed, they can either win the internet or burn it to the ground…there really is no in between. If you’ve been around long enough then you all might have picked up by now that we don’t post shitty music, so don’t worry because we have a ninja-approved Rudimental remix that will 100% change your life. San Francisco producer and Future Funk beat maker, Kaptain, gave us a run for our money with his latest remix of Rudimental and Ella Eyre’s, “Waiting All Night”. As soon as we pressed play, we felt as if we were listening to the next Griz and Pretty Lights of our time. Loaded with futuristic synth breakdowns, a heavy rolling bassline, and enough funk to shoot us back to our days of grooving at The DoLab at Coachella, Kaptain re-works “Up All Night” into something that literally makes want to stay up and get silly. Make sure to add this remix to your collection of freebies and get funky on this fantastic Friday, ninjas!
Colours (feat. Allume)
Well, it’s officially the start to a long weekend ahead for all of the ninja here at TMN because we have officially started our first ever Blog-A-Thon. Not only will we be bringing you heaps of new music, but we will be shutting down the internet in no time. Kicking things off on a good vibe for the midnight rush is with Australia’s best kept secret, Oscilla. The young producer just released a new original titled, “Colours”, which features the vibe-enhancing vocals from Allume. If this doesn’t scream “KEEP ME ON REPEAT UNTIL COLORS BLEED FROM YOUR EARS” then we honestly think you need to re-evaluate how you listen to music.
With its Flume-inspired sound design, an ambient percussive flow, and a hauntingly beautiful vocal from Allume, “Colours” is bound to make you escape to somewhere truly euphoric. If you’re on this side of the world then you might be turning down for sleep, but if you’re just getting your day started then you’ve come to the right place. So why don’t you press play and start your weekend off on a lighter note. Did we mention it’s free?
Promiseland (Stint Remix)
When a tune sweeps its listener off of their feet within the first four bars there might not be anything more beautiful to most of us here at TMN. Such was the case when we got our Ninja hands on the latest remix from one of the freshest sounding artists to grace TMN this year, Stint. The way he’s contorted and twisted Canadian alt-popper Sebell’s “Promiseland” is nothing short of captivating, and we were in hook, line and sinker the moment we got our first taste of his two-step melody. But, obviously the centerpiece to Stint’s alluring rhythm comes in the form of an instrument we never thought would make an appearance on TMN post SBTRKT’s self titled LP; the Kalimba – which is essentially a scaled down harp, sometimes referred to as a “finger harp” or “thumb piano”. The aural ambience set by such an assuming instrument, dispersed amongst such a well composed sea of electronicism and R&B was one of the best pieces we’ve heard all month; so do your ears a solid and pick this one up for free here.