[TMN PREMIERE] Nexus – Vintage

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As many of you know, we love discovering young new artists. It’s definitely one of the best things about doing what we do. However, it’s just as much fun to see young artists progress and venture into new and more unique sounds.

We first stumbled across Nexus with his dubstep tune “Ginger Kids.” With each release came a little more maturity in production, but today brings an entirely new flavor. Nexus has created something unlike what he’s done before. Instead of the big melodic synths and bass-laden drops, Nexus has dialed this tune up with classic piano keys, guitar and a big buzzing bassline. At first listen, we couldn’t help but here the similarity to Pretty Lights and other artists that do the EDM/Hip Hop cross over. Maybe those bright sunny summertime rays have soaked in, making Nexus want to give us that warm weather vibe. However it happened, we’re stoked it did.

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[MP3 Playlist] The Chill Dojo #39

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If there’s one thing to look out for at this time of the year, it’s the re-emergence of summer disco vibes. Whether or not the influence of Daft Punk has sparked a disco revival in 2013, it’s certainly revealed that the demand for these soulful sounds is well and truly in the air. It won’t be limited to the dancefloors though, as the Chill Dojo gears up for plenty of funk-filled tunes on rotation.

And we’re kicking off this week in just that fashion, with a laid-back gem oozing with soul courtesy of Danish/German producer team Cool Million on the remix. The funky guitar rhythms and keyboard are seeped in 80′s style, but everything sounds amazingly fresh when all the elements combine. Coming in at 9 minutes, it’s one of the longest to ever feature on the dojo, but you’ll be too busy jamming along to even notice. We keep similar vibes flowing in our next track from a dojo newcomer in Sky Tony. With only 3 uploads on Soundcloud and 11 Facebook fans at the time of posting, there’s not much to reveal about this artist, but if he continues to produce infectious boogie magic like ‘Moves You Use’, these numbers are only going to climb. And while we’re talking all things groove, it’s hard to go past the latest remix from one of our favorites in Bit Funk as he puts his polished house production on full display. It’s time to wind things down now though, as there are plenty of slower downtempo jams to feature as well. The first comes from Greek duo WE SINK who are no strangers to the dojo, but have certainly stamped their name here with their downright sexy future sounds. The combination of gorgeous vocals and silky bass make for a certified baby-maker. It’s similar sentiments for this next one from Catching Flies in the wake of his upcoming EP. If you’re already digging the sultry elements of ‘Stay Forever’, the sax breakdown at 2:50 will have you melting into your seat. We finish this write-up with some much-loved chillstep, and it’s not often we have dubstep giants Zeds Dead gracing this humble playlist, but it’s the perfect time now with their latest, ‘By Your Side’, being the perfect fit. And of course, any mention of chillstep isn’t complete without some Sizzlebird, who has been releasing a steady stream of new material of late in the lead-up to his next EP, Avis Nocturna, with title track featured below.

It’s an exciting mix of classic and future sounds throughout this week’s playlist, all to be enjoyed in the present. But who’s really paying attention to time when you’re chillin anyway? Peace out!

Chill Dojo #39 zip

Random Soul, Chuck Love
Another Day (Cool Million Vocal).mp3
Moves You Use
Night Drive
Drones (Bit Funk Remix)
White Lies (feat. Eski Göten)
Stay Forever (download: catchingflies.bandcamp.com)
Zeds Dead
By Your Side
Unwind
Avis Nocturna
Fool Me Once
Tommy Jacob
too much 4 me
Polyethers
Fenech Soler
Magnetic (SaneBeats Remix)
Lockah x Taste Tester
U Dont Know Me
Lane 8
Be Mine.mp3
Debian Blak
Push It ft Kate Wolf (real remix) OUT NOW!
Ivies
Adapt
Rhythum
Velvet Soul
lonniemilt
Tajan
1986
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[Rock] Phoria – Bloodworks EP

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Brighton’s Phoria has a very moody, ethereal and chill EP for us here. The band is setting its sights high, drawing influence from champions like Radiohead and Sigur Ros (I love a band with ambition!). Their sophomore EP ”Bloodworks” definitely shows off their work ethic: “Bloodworks” is all at once thoughtful and dramatic, but at the same time accessible and easy to enjoy.  With a downtempo electro-pop feel and haunting vocals, this is a perfect album for a rainy day.

The opening song, “Posture,”begins with a slow, smoky, almost jazzy melody with soft vocals, then bursts into intricate and hauntingly emotional song with electro elements that reminded me a bit of Puscifer. The second song, “Red,” is softer with some subtle piano chords.I love piano addition here! As a guy that still tinkers with the instrument, I was pleased to hear it used effectively as both a percussion and string instrument in “Red.” “Set your Mind on It” is the final track on the EP. It’s slow, like most of the album, with the same dreamy vocals and subtle downtempo beats as the rest of the EP.

We’ll look forward to hearing more from these guys from across the pond. Take a listen at the EP here.

Posture
Red
Scopes
Once Again
Set Your Mind On It
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[Indie/Alternative] Lorde – Tennis Court

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Tennis Court

The younger new artists appear, the more impressive it is to hear how much talent they carry.
Feast your ears on this young 16-year-olds voice who goes by the name of Lorde. She hails from New Zealand and is already getting a hefty following of fans who are captivated by her soft yet strong voice. When I first heard her new hit song “Tennis Court” I found myself hearing a little bit of a young Lana Del Ray in Lorde. The lightness of the lyrics, the playfulness of her tune, both of these carry something similar to Del Ray. But Lorde is unique in her own sound and in her lyrics which speak to every teenager and anyone who has been one. Her big influences are T.S. Eliot, Allan Ginsburg and Sylvia Plath, some deep reading for people of any age. Lorde’s full EP is coming out today, June 10th, and I’m excited to hear what else this talented artist has in store. Enjoy walking down to the tennis courts with this talented NZ musician.

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[Exclusive Playlist] Paris Burns for a trip to EDC in Vegas

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Mixtape #3: Paris Burns Exclusive Mix for The Music Ninja

As an artist, there are once in a lifetime opportunities that present themselves around every corner. And TMN loves to see every artist reach for their full potential. If you have never listened to Paris Burns yet, now is your chance. These two brothers are homegrown in the state of Colorado and have an ear for some incredible electronic beats. They are looking for an opportunity to expose themselves to one of the greatest festivals in electronic music, EDC in Vegas at the end of the month, that’s where all of you come in.
Listen to their amazing playlist they made exclusively for TMN, follow the Facebook link to the Discovery Project Alumni contest and vote for these two to tear it up in Vegas. Voting ends very soon so make sure to show these guys the huge electronic love for Rado.

Tracklist:
1.ID
2.Wolfgang Gartner- Love & War (Original Mix)
3.J-Trick, Reece Low- I’m So Hot (Tonic Remix)
4.Congorock, Stereo Massive- Bless Di Nation Ft. Sean Paul (Torro Torro Remix)
5.Kid Massive, Alex Sayz- Strong Ft. Miella (Dannic Remix)
6.Nom De Strip- Techno Saturday (Original Mix)
7.Pillage The Village- Silver Hoof (Original Mix)
8.Paris Burns- Bring The Noise (Original Mix)
9.Daft Punk- Get Lucky Ft. Pharrell Williams (Hot Mouth & The Frederik Edit)

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[Hip-Hop] Action Bronson – The Rockers (Feat. Wiz Khalifa) (Prod. Harry Fraud)

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With the release of Action Bronson‘s SAAAB Stories EP right around the corner, he decides to liberate one of the album’s more anticipated singles, “The Rockers” featuring Wiz Khalifa. Just as the title suggests, this laidback tune features Wiz and Bronsolino rocking over some incredibly dope Harry Fraud production. If this track hasn’t convinced you to grab a copy of SAAAB Stories, I don’t know what will. Make sure to pre-order the EP on iTunes before it drop this Tuesday, June 11th.

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[Get Crunk] Clayton’s Friday Party Playlist #55

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Oh shit! It’s that time of the week again. Another 40 hours of grueling work has come and gone and it’s time for the weekend. I know that a good portion of you probably don’t read this, so I’ll skip to the good stuff. Crack open a cold one and…

#danceirresponsibly

Get Lucky
TC Bootleg
Candyland
The Secret ft. Stan SB (Original Mix)
Keys N Krates
Treat Me Right (Lazerdisk Party Sex Remix)
broz edit
Titanic UP(Henry Fong x Milk N Cookies x Toby Green)
Oliver
MYB (Kids At The Bar Remix)
DallasK vs. Calvin Harris & Ellie Goulding, Nicky Romero
I Need Your Alienz (Kastra Bootleg)
My Feelings Rocking Revival
Henry Fong vs Avicii vs Angger Dimas vs Henrix vs Toby Green
La Fuente Vs Fragma
The Matador Miracle (Sevag Area
OneRepublic
If I Lose Myself (Ryan Kenney Remix)
STRFKR
While Im Alive (WET PAINT Official Remix)
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