[Electro Pop] Mansions on the Moon – Full Moon

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Mansions on the Moon
Full Moon

There’s nothing quite like vocals over poppy synths and guitar. Through the years this has been a tried and true musical style. Some have tried at this and failed, and others have excelled. Take one listen to this track and you’ll know it’s the latter. While Mansions on the Moon might not be as big as you would expect, they’re certainly developing a sound that would indicate larger venues and crowds are well within their grasp.

We had the pleasure of hanging out with these guys when they came through with our buddies in Carousel. Their live show is just as warm and inviting as their studio production. What you hear in “Full Moon,” with it’s tropical synths and bass line, atmospheric elements, and high pitched howls translate perfectly into their live performance, creating an experience worth paying money for.

This tune is the title track off their new EP. Make sure to like them on facebook to keep up on new releases, tour info and more.

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[Post-Soul] BANKS – Bedroom Wall (Prod. Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs)

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BANKS
Bedroom Wall (Prod. Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs)

If BANKS and Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs decided to record an entire project together, I would not complain. After dropping her outstanding LONDON EP yesterday, the LA songstress comes through with one of the project’s standouts, “Bedroom Wall.” As the title suggests, the track is meant to be heard in a very specific space, and at a specific time even. It’s the type of song that you unwind to at the end of a late night, where you find yourself lost in the willowy, atmospheric production as BANKS guides you along with her delicate, velvety vocals. Seriously, I can’t tell you how many times I found myself closing my eyes and zoning out as I wrote this (that also might have to do with my sleep deprivation, but I’d like to believe otherwise).

If this single doesn’t finally convince you to grab a copy of BANKS’ LONDON EP, then I don’t know what to tell you. Maybe it’s time to invest in some new headphones, because you’re definitely missing out on something special.

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[NSFW] Meg Myers – Desire

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Meg Myers
Desire

You’ve just been invited into Meg Myers’ bedroom. Don’t be intimidated though, she wants you there. While that’s exactly what every guy wishes were the truth while listening to this L.A. based vocalists latest release, we’ll place our bets on the fact that you weren’t the one she was singing about.

It’s been a wild and entertaining ride watching Meg progress in both her musical style and her persona. We interviewed her over a year ago via skype, and were instantly addicted to her playful charm and goofy demeanor. While we would expect this to translate to her artistry, it does no such thing. Meg’s darker side comes out in her music, displaying that what lies underneath her prepossessing exterior, which is something much more serious.

We’ve heard the darker side of Meg with tunes like “Monster” and “Curbstomp,” and now we’re introduced to her seductive side. In “Desire,” we were admittedly taken back by the direct and forceful nature in which she engages her listener. You’re not asked to fall for this song. You’re expected to.

Produced by her long time musical accomplice Dr. Rosen Rosen, this tune features sultry lyrics that will make any man question whether his significant other will get upset over the fact that he’s listening to it. Coupled with an insane guitar solo from Steve Stevens, famous for his work with Billy Idol and MJ, this track is an impressive first single off her upcoming EP. Keep an eye out this January for it, we’re pretty sure it’s going to be one you won’t want to miss.

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[Beautiful] Sohn – Lessons

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SOHN
Lessons

We post a lot of music that would be amazing to hear on a dance floor, surrounded by hundreds of screaming, dancing fans. TWe post some music best suited for a proper set of headphones, a glass of wine and ample time for careful listening. UK based Sohn has provided us with the latter today.

You may have guessed it already, and yes you are right. We’re currently chilling out, wine in hand, analyzing music. To be honest, we were hoping to find something heady and intriguing and we’ve found just that. While a lot of you may be familiar with Sohn’s work with BANKS, a lot of you might not be just yet. We can assure you that this track will not only ensure that you become acquainted, but will guarantee your interest in anything he does in the future.

“Lessons” is a euphoric vocal journey is a composition of deep melodic production, simplicity, and haunting vocals. It’s the type of track that you have to listen to a few times before you truly understand it, but no matter how many times you hear it, you just can’t seem to get enough. It has it’s moments of exciement, but to us, the beauty lies in the gorgeous rolling bass, soulful vocal harmonies, and alternating vocal exchanges.

At only 13 hours old at this moment, it’s easily one of our favorite tracks. Bravo.

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[Deep House] Thomas Jack – Booka Shade

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Booka Shake (Original Mix)
Thomas Jack

As the warm, sunny rays of summer start to leave and the cool, crisp fall air starts to move in, we find ourselves grabbing on to anything that resembles the best season of the year. While we wish we could wear flip flops all year, we cant (well, unless you live in a tropical spot.) Pool weather is soon to be a thing of the past, no matter how much you wish it wasn’t. However, Sydney based Thomas Jack has given us something to keep us toasty as colder weather moves in.

His clever take on Eminem’s “Shake That Ass” “Booka Shake” is a instant pool party pleaser, ensuring just as the lyrics (originally from the real Slim Shady) would suggest. It’s deep, sexy and wants to be put on a party. So, load it up on a hard drive and have it on hand for the few weeks of summer we have left.

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[House] Sebastian Ingrosso & Tommy Trash Feat. John Martin – Reload (Ahzee Remix)

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Sebastian Ingrosso & Tommy Trash Feat. John Martin
Reload (Ahzee Remix)

Another week has come and gone, and here we are talking about New York producer Ahzee. After featuring this up and coming EDM star multiple times, we’ve now come to realize something. While others are trying to replicate this big festival drop sound, Ahzee is perfecting it. Yes, it is a common occurrence to hear a drop like this, yet we find ourselves shrugging off the majority of these releases.

Not with Ahzee. Somehow this Big Apple resident has found a niche in simplistic synth hits and a steady four to the floor beat. The negative space in his soundscape add excitement and anticipation – the kind that you yearn for out on the dance floor.

The funny thing is, Ahzee keeps taking on legendary tracks like it’s no body’s business. Avicii? No prob. Tiesto? Sure. Sebastian Ingrosso? Yup. Each monster track he takes on, we keep expecting a hiccup. If you listen to this latest remix, you’ll come to the same conclusion we have. There hasn’t been one yet.

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[New Artist] Letters to Fiesta – Tears Apart

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Letters To Fiesta
Tears Apart

There is something about a new musical group, or even better, a new group who has been working on their sound for a few years and finally, the time has come for them to display their insane talents.
Enter Letters to Fiesta (LTF), a group from Manchester, who will be releasing their debut EP Aphorism on October 28th but have released their song “Tears Apart” to give everyone a taste of what is to come and, this simply stunning song has captured the likes of all of us at TMN. Their light pop sound, lyrical vocals and distinct British sound carry such a strong presence in their song. LTF tell a beautiful story in this song, with soft drum melodies and domineering vocals that add power to this pop piece. Keep this band on your radar because 2013 is the year they decided to step into the music scene, and it is for a very good reason.

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