Macclesfield’s indie-rock quintet is primed and ready to turn some heads with their official video for “First Light”. The visual interpretation of their recently released single perfectly mirrors the expansive and evocative beauty of the song, providing a stunning audio-visual debut.
First Light is a personal song. It’s about consciously choosing ignorance over acceptance at the end of a relationship. The ‘biting your tongue’ line kind of sums it up. Living in denial so things stay the same. – Danny Thorpe
The band have enjoyed quite the journey in 2014, getting a rise out of the blogosphere and the Hype Machine alike. If that wasn’t enough, Racing Glaciers were recently added to the BBC Radio 1 playlist after a blistering set at BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend festival last weekend.
Are you experiencing a general lacking of feels? Do these symptoms keep you up in the middle of the night? Do you wish you could have a life full of feel-rich experiences? If you answered yes to any of those questions, we have just the thing to cure what’s ailing you.
Coming out of the City of Angels, soulful producer/vocalist Shoffy just dropped his first song under this moniker. Previously known as Alexander Shofler, this brand new sound will be coming your way, little by little, over the next month or so. “Into Oblivion” is your first glimpse into this new project, paving the way for electronically based, RnB. Dripping with atmospheric layering, muted drums and bassline, and Shoffy’s understated vocals, we’re left swooning over this debut release.
Nothing behind me, everything ahead of me, as is ever so on the road. via On The Road by Jack Kerouac
Take a listen and then head over to his facebook where you can pick this tune up for free.
White Lies (The Tailors Remix)
One of our favorite indie tunes of 2013, Max Frost’s “White Lies” has enjoyed a potent viral run in the past few months, even managing to push out of the blogosphere onto mainstream radio waves and charts since its sparkling inception. While we were thoroughly enamored with the original; on account of a seemingly endless amount of malleability, we’d been waiting to hear what “White Lies” could offer through another vantage point, and assuredly we’ve found the grooviest take of all. The Dutch duo of Bastiaan B & Jesse V, more widely known as The Tailors, have taken Max Frost’s upbeat tune, and slowed its cadence to a breezy Summer stride while maintaining an air of buoyant and shimmery vibes. Their remix begins simply enough behind a snappy four bar intro, but once a sultry sax line paints its way onto the arrangement, it’s pure sexy dance-pop from there. Further bolstering The Tailors’ seductive instrumentation is of course the original hooky vocal track which gets partially pitched down, sounding even more filled out, and right as we were sucked into a sea of tasty lyrics in waltzes a syrupy sweet 5 note guitar arpeggio, completely sealing the entire pop-house movement with a certain delicate expertise we haven’t heard on an electronic track in some time. The Tailors have managed to pull off the enviable task of creating a record that plays out equal parts club-groover and chill-listener, offering a precious quality to be aurally consumed on both a sweaty club night or driving down a coastal highway with the top down and speakers blaring.
If you couldn’t tell, we are gushing all over this one, and are ecstatic to exclusively premiere and host The Tailors’ remix of “White Lies” here for you savvy Ninjas. Take a listen above, we know it won’t let you down. Be on the lookout for Max Frost’s White Lies Remixes EP in the coming months, but until then, get your fix here at TMN.
Victor Niglio & Happy Colors
Jungle Bass (Available June 5)
As we wind down our month of Jiggy with Mr. Victor Niglio, we’re admittedly ready to pour an ice cold beverage and get fully turnt up. We must warn you, you will experience similar symptons from his upcoming release, “Jungle Bass.”
Teaming up with Miami based Happy Colors, our Resident Artist for the Month of May has dialed up monster summer tune, rife with a dancy, big room melody, some wicked four to the floor bass hits, and a completely unexpected drop. It’s perfect for the club, a festival, a pool party, or even dancing around in your undies in your bedroom.
The only thing we want to apologize to you for is giving you a serious case of blue ears. While science has never proved that it’s an actual condition, we’re convinced it is after hearing this clip. Look for the full to be released June 5 on Ones To Watch / Mixmash.
Something about L.A. duo Carousel and their pensive brand of brooding, but sticky sweet take on pop music has had a most resonant affect on much of the staff here at TMN since their debut EP 26 Allston. After recently wrapping up a much revered country wide tour in support of Cherub, the former Berklee School of Music students finally had the chance to pen another original, and once again we were struck by the simplistic beauty of Carousel’s sound. “My New Friend” gets behind a Jackson Phillip’s keyed synth line delivered with all of the careful bombast of an early 80’s Duran Duran hook, but with the type of indie sensibility that could be found on a Neon Indian composition. The pair’s subdued vocal incantations echo harmoniously off of each other, invoking the kind of contented nostalgia that has its listener harkening back to their first middle-school make out session, which depending on your experience should be a mostly good thing. It’s safe to say, the boys hit the mark, and with Summer nipping at our heels, it couldn’t have come at a better time.
Clocktower (PatrickReza Remix) (Free Download)
After being a blogger for four years, I’ve spent quite a lot of time tracking certain artists, continually posting what they do, and watching them grow and evolve. It’s an amazing thing to be a part of, and it’s even more amazing when two of those aforementioned artists team up to put something out.
In case you missed it, we premiered every single song from Noosa’s latest album, Wonderland. After all of the nine tracks had dropped across the span of the week, we were a little bummed out. There was a little bit of a Noosa shaped void in our hearts, until the remixes started coming.
“Clocktower” took the blogosphere by storm, quickly charging up the Hype Machine charts. Today we’re excited to bring a bass-heavy interpretation by long-time TMN favorite, PatrickReza. Coming out of LA, we’ve been with this young dubstep producer since his very first remix. After having premiered multiple tunes of his, we were excited to see this come across our radar again. With one listen in, we’re immediately reminded of what we’ve come to love about Patrick. Harnessing Sky’s luscious vocals, he accentuates the original by adding in razor sharp synths and massive drops. It’s dark and gritty, yet oh so melodic and beautiful.
As most of his tracks are, this remix is available as a free download on his Soundcloud.
Sander van Doorn, Martin Garrix, DVBBS ft Aleesia
Gold Skies (Preview) [Available June 2]
They say only two things in life are garaunteed: death and taxes. Well, we can now amend that age-old adage with a third. We guarantee that you will hear “Gold Skies” at every festival throughout the rest of the summer. Take a listen and get carried away for a second. Can you picture it? Tens of thousands of people all dancing, singing along with Aleesia’s captivating lyrics. It’s not hard to imagine what will draw people to this track, especially in a warm-weather festival setting.
Comprised of an all-star team of EDM giants, this buzzing, progressive house tune is coming your way via Sander van Doorn, youngster Martin Garrix and duo DVBBS. It features a larger than life melody that will capture people’s attentions without even having to hear a word of the lyrics.
Dropping June 2nd via Spinnin Records, this is sure to be an international success. Make sure to pick up your copy next week.