Both (Prod. By Don Diestro)
Often times in life, we find ourselves having to choose between money and hoes, leaving us wondering if it’s possible for the two to co-exist. Luckily, Bay Area native Jetpack Jones is here to emphasize the importance of leading a life of balance, demonstrating how we can have “Both.” In all seriousness though, while the basic premise behind the new single may sound a bit superficial at first, it makes for an addictive listen regardless. As the self-proclaimed “Chillest Rapper Alive,” Jetpack definitely lives up to his billing, utilizing impeccable wordplay and a laidback deliver that flows well over the hypnotic instrumental provided by Don Diestro. The two plan to release their upcoming 380 SL project early next week, and if this track is any indication of what they have to offer, we’re definitely in for a real treat.
It’s about that time of the night where we recommend you go pour yourself a nice glass of wine or crack open a good bottle beer and settle down with that special someone. While you do that, make sure to press play for this swoon-worthy new song from UK’s, Osca. Creating the type of music that’s suitable for any occasion such as snuggling on the couch or soaking in the bathtub with a nice glass of bubbly – you name it- Osca sends us a first-class delivery package of feels straight to our doorstep each and every time. With our ears and hearts in a vulnerable state, nothing could ever prepare us enough for the rush of butterflies that filled our stomach to the brim after listening to their new song, “Illume”. With such a beautiful chorus and an effortless ambient flow of the stunning instrumental, “Illume” brightens us up like never before. So squeeze that special someone extra tight because this one will guarantee make you feel some type of way.
MAC MILLER ft RICK ROSS
INSOMNIAK(JayCeeOh & HIDEthenSEEK Remix)(OFFICIAL)
Already one of our favorite tracks from his mixtape Faces, Mac Miller‘s “Insomniak” just received the remix treatment from JayCeeOh and HIDEthenSEEK, and let’s just say you won’t want to sleep on this one. Turning things up a notch (or even a few), the talented producers give the previously hypnotic single a total facelift, mutating it into an absolute banger. Imbuing the track with warbling synths and plenty of bass, this remix is bound to keep you up all night and transform you into a genuine “Insomniak.” We suggest you hit the download button above and keep this one on deck all weekend for any and all planned shenanigans.
James Vincent McMorrow
Glacier (Atu Remix)
Another super talented artist under Soulection Atu recently released this remix of a James Vincent McMorrow song titled “Glacier”, and as it came to no surprise to us, it became another instant classic. Moving away from the usual indie folk elements, the original is more of a soulful vocal magnum opus. Atu changes the scene of the tune by creating R&B ticks and chillwave beats ad putting them with the vocals of Mr. McMorrow. It takes you on a journey through Atu’s dream filled with chill-out vibes. This here is one of those songs that leave you pondering life and whatnot.
With such high production value, this tune is the epitome of Atu’s work. He always manages to pick the most suitable tracks to remix with. While we would love to see more of his musical diversity, there is no doubt he is one of the best in doing what he’s doing.
Sleepless (Prince Fox & Jenaux Remix)
Whenever we come across artists who continuously blow our minds with their uncanny abilities to create some of the most feel good music out there, we can’t help but fan-girl when such artists decide to team up and combine their styles of music. A couple of weeks ago, a TMN newbie, Jenaux, and a TMN regular, Prince Fox, surprised us all with a stunning remix of the oh so familiar Cazzette track, “Sleepless”. After obsessing over his Panama Wedding “Uma” remix, we knew that Jenaux’s Progressive House background and Prince Fox’s eclectic style of production would ultimately shut down the internet for the evening. With no surprise at all, these two fused together both Progressive and Future Bass elements to send us soaring in this “Sleepless” remix. Loaded with poppy melodies, uplifting builds, and mainstage worthy breakdowns, Jenaux and Prince Fox could not have made a more perfect team. The response they’ve gotten thus far just means that we need to see them work on more tracks together. *Hint Hint*
Liberate (Lane 8 Remix)
Here’s where we stand: Eric Prydz is one of the best in the business. While we’ve always been fans of this Stockholm based musician, we were even more sold when we saw him close out Coachella ’13. We had spent an entire weekend hearing nothing but build up, drop, build up, drop, build up, drop, and hearing a progressive set from Mr. Prydz was nothing short of spectacular. In our honest opinion, his show was one of the best we saw all weekend long.
Taking on a track from this progressive house legend is nothing short of daunting, but we have faith in San Fran-based producer Lane 8. Having previously stolen our hearts with “I Got What You Want,” we were equally enammoured with his interpretation of “Liberate.”
This slow, encapsulating remix provides a delicious soundscape worthy of a fine glass of bourbon and a rare cigar. Ok, maybe that’s the old man in me talking. Regardless of which, the soundscape created by Lane 8 in this remix is second to none, focusing highly on a gorgeous chord progression and heavy claps from the cymbals.
Inferno ft. Lizzy Plapinger of MS MR
The up and coming indie group Sir Sly is making a name for themselves by establishing a unique electronic sound in their short career so far. They released a track titled “Inferno” and it’s a collaboration with the female lead singer of the exciting group MS MR.
In this genre of alternative music, Sir Sly is definitely one of the frontrunners on the list, with names like Florence and the Machine, Little Daylight, HAIM, etc. This one here is a little different from their usual work, a little faster and a little more playful. With their signature bass-driven instrumentals, the catchy melody of the song is fueled by Lizzy Plapinger’s vocals. The intro riff adds a mysterious and adventurous feel to the entire song. The two singers harmonize exceptionally well in the chorus, making it a memorable tune.
This recent release is a sneak peek of Sir Sly’s debut album You Haunt Me, which is available on September 16. Make sure you don’t miss it because this one is a must have!