Toy Cities – Pretend [TMN PREMIERE]

Toy Cities

Uniting under the moniker Toy Cities, friends from bands The Aviation Oranges and Moving Mountains drew upon their adept previous histories to bring forth a complimentary contradiction of tightly melodic structured sound and hazy indie fuzz.

Presenting the premier of fresh track Pretend, Toy Cities have in their hands an accomplished offering of the polished, yet raw and scuzzy, dream-pop variety. Laden with spacious synths, resonating reverb and walls of sound plentiful enough to build your hopes from: Pretend embodies the introspective woozy swoon of shoe-gaze gone. Modernised, revived and tightly wrapped in densely melodic indie; Toy Cities penchant for perfected song craft, simmers and erupts so confidently, the after effect feels effortless.

Produced by Chris Moore (whose golden touch has graced the likes of Yeah Yeah Yeahs and TV on the Radio), the outcome of offbeat and immaculate indie is perhaps expected, but nevertheless present.

With a competence of craft that exceeds its contemporaries, Pretend is an almost ironic titling of a track which more or less sings of the real deal.

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[Hip-Hop] Ghostface Killah & BADBADNOTGOOD – Six Degrees (Feat. Danny Brown)

Ghostface Killah & BADBADNOTGOOD
SIX DEGREES Ft. Danny Brown

After dropping their EP III earlier this month, Canadian trio BADBADNOTGOOD have teamed up with the legendary Ghostface Killah and Detroit’s Danny Brown to bring us a bone-chilling new single. Spitting vicious bars over an unnervingly eerie instrumental, both emcees ensure that you’ll want to maintain all “Six Degrees” of separation from them. Ghostface’s cold, calculated flow serves as a perfect contrast to Danny’s unruly attitude, yet neither emcee sounds out of place on the haunting number.

Check out the single above, and make sure to pre-order yourself a copy before it drops on June 23rd.

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[MP3 Playlist] Indie Dojo (May 2014 Round #4)


Whether you celebrated a 3 day weekend or not, we know it’s not easy to slide back into reality either way. We’re just hoping a new indie dojo will help lessen the blow.

Hot Lights
Elliot Moss
Emerson Jay
Adonis (prod. By Nick Leng)
Im dun
Had You Both
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Sunday Night Soul (On Monday) [Vol. 27]

Sunday Night Soul

Yes, we know we’re a day late, but considering that most of us had the day off from work, we can technically count today as Sunday right? Given that it was a long weekend, we’re hoping our presence wasn’t too sorely missed last night. If it was, we apologize, and we’d like to make it up to you with the incredible mix of tracks we have prepared for you below. While we can’t quite match the mammoth proportions of last week’s edition, we like to think we have more than a few gems hidden away in this one. Efforts from imprintafter, Ruby WoodSinead Harnett, Vanessa ElishaMélat, JoeOBESØN, BANKS, KamandiSci-Fi Scheme, Kline, Duncan Gerow, Cosmic Quest, Niko Javan, The NinetysEl. Train, Midliife, Sevnth Wonder, DJ Hoodboi, RJ Tripps & Powercord, Trippy Turtle and Hatch all serve as a perfect cap to your extended weekend. To make up for lost time, we’ll cut things off here and let you dive right into the music, because well, you deserve it.

Joyce Wrice
We love you Aaliyah
this time
Ruby Wood
Prelude (Prod. By Alfa Mist)
DOC Mastermind
Youre The Best
Sinead Harnett (Feat Snakehips)
No Other Way
Vanessa Elisha
Ocean (Prod. By J Louis)
See I
Queen Of Sheba (ft. Edy Blu)
Solitude prod. by B. Bravo
Robin Thicke
Get Her Back (Yamill Remix)
Xris Elizabeth
Everything To Me (prod. By Afro Keys)
Fanclub (prod. Jansport J)
King avriel
Judgment Day // Valley Idols
Sasha Keable
Jarell Perry
Lexi Banks
Let You Go (hook by Roze Productionz)
Gene Noble
Mood Music
Kelly Price
Back To Love
Xris Elizabeth
Tonight (prod. By A. White)
Havok Jones
Who Can I Run To (Prod. By Miykal Snoddy)
Jordan Bratton
When I Get There
Mariah Carey
Meteorite Q Tips Version
Mariah Carey
You Dont Know What To Do (Feat. Wale)
Sebastian Mikael
4 U feat. Rick Ross (radio mix)
Mila J
Smoke, Drink, Break Up Remix ft. Ty Dolla $ign, Problem and Kirko Bangz
The Kid Ryan
No Boundaries feat. Problem & Mr. Smith
Take It ft. Chris Diamond
Days In The West (Drake Cover)
Something Right (Felix Joseph Rework)
Body Collision ft. Shelley Harland
Spooky Black
Without You (Kamandi Remix)
Tommy Jacob
About Us
Ur Luv (Is So Dope)
su na
Sci Fi Scheme
I Need U
Need U
Alina Baraz
Make You Feel (Yamill Remix)
Defunk & Flavours
Take You Out
Anything Can Happen ft. Oshea Adams
Duncan Gerow
Usher + IAMNOBODI = Nice & Slow
Playn x elkco
Pharrell ft. BOY/FRIEND & Alicia Keys
Know Who You Are (MNTNrmx)
Mind And Body (Cosmic Quest Remix)
Niko Javan
Let Go Feat. Jessica V
Just Ok ft. Phoenix Troy (Deep Shoq Edit)
Ruby Lee Ryder
Lil Texas
Dont Wanna Leave ft. Mon Phrere (Free DL)
Cosmic Quest
Water Winds (Female Remix)
Rvdical the Kid
Dont You Wanna
Drowning (The Ninetys Remix)
Michael Jackson
Blue Gangsta (Dave Luxe Hood Edit)
Michael Jackson
remember the time groovemix
Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell
Aint No Mountain High Enough(El. Train Remix)
Cheri Dennis AKA Cheri Coke
I Love You (MeLo X God Mix)
Trey Songz
NaNa (Laudz Remix)
Kid Ink feat. Chris Brown
Show Me (noï remix)
Promise (Midliife Remix)
Doja Cat
So High (SteLouse Flip)
James Deen
Her Pretty Face
Sevnth Wonder
T Pain
Bartender (DJ Hoodboi Remix)
Mariah Carey
Shake It Off (RJ Tripps X Powercord Remix)
Ed Sheeran
SING (Trippy Turtle Remix)
Ben Pearce & Black Orange Juice
Predictable (Hatch Remix)
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[Review] Crywolf – Angels EP


After weeks of letting one of the most beautiful EP’s collect dust in my inbox, I have finally found the inspiration to serve it justice. Now that the cobwebs have been removed, and the emotional channels have opened up, I am eager to share my experience with all of you after hearing the latest EP from one of TMN’s favorite artists, Crywolf.

Last month, we did a memorable write-up for Crywolf about the release of his new single, “Eyes Half Closed,” off his new EP, Angels (out now on iTunes). If you had the chance to read what we had to say, then you already know about the intense feels we shared with all of you that day. Since then, Crywolf relinquished the euphoria of Angels to the world, and has sent us all into sensory overload. Each and every song on this EP tells an intrepid story full of tragedy, love, hope and reassurance. With it being a continuous EP, Crywolf gives us an excuse to dive into an introspective state of reflection for twenty-five minutes.

On a personal note, I have been putting this review off over the month now. Despite being behind, I truly feel this EP deserves more than enough attention than it already has received. Each and every week I find myself blasting this impeccable masterpiece during the moments in which I require some solace. Not only has this album given me a new sense of understanding, but it has played a major role in today’s electronic music world. As we continue on the path towards unification through music, it is important to note the artists that are making the bold move to create music that intricately speaks for itself. Crywolf’s EP, Angels, is artistic proof that we are now starting to evolve in the right direction. We hope you enjoy this EP as much as we did. Prepare for one of the most surreal experiences of your life, and let the euphoric melodies take you through your own journey towards that conclusive resolve of understanding.

Intro (feat. emalyn)
Eyes Half Closed
Whisper (feat. emalyn)
Bury Now (feat. Lis)
Sillage (Outro)
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[Electronic] The McMash Clan – Birds Sing Mini Mix

The McMash Clan x Birds Sing Mini Mix
The McMash Clan
Birds Sing EP Mini Mix

The 3-man production trio The McMash Clan released their debut EP earlier this morning for Circus Records, and it’s quite something. The label is becoming increasingly varied in their musical scope, and this group is one of the most versatile within the bass scene at the moment.

Their Birds Sing EP takes you on a musical journey, exploring glitch, drum & bass and trap along the way – and all produced with immaculate attention to detail. They bring on board Kate Mullins, Late Day Breakers and Dodge & Fuski – with the latter remixing their glorious “Jericho.” A must-listen for any bass head, you can purchase a copy here.

 Be sure to check out this exclusive minimix below for a taste of the EP.

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[Review] Monstercat 017 – Ascension


After successfully topping the album charts on iTunes Dance and solidifying themselves as one of the top independent labels in dance music, Monstercat has proven that they are the next driving force in todays industry. Housing artists such as Krewella, Pegboard Nerds, Haywyre, Vicetone, and more, the label has made it clear that their forward thinking mindset, along with their elite team full of passionate artists, are revolutionizing the music world day by day.

With the forefront of their operations being among some of the most well renowned talent out there, it was only a matter of time until the next wave of Monster-kittens made their rounds to showcase their ground-breaking productions. Well, ninjas, the wait is officially over because Monstercat dropped an intense load of eclectic feels on the world last week with the release of their 17th compilation album, Ascension. Including artists such as Aero Chord, Rootkit, SCNDL, Varien!, and more, this album showcases a wide array of genres that will tickle everyone’s fancy. The ninjas here at TMN have been listening to this compilation album over and over again, to which we find something new and enticing each and every time. Through each song we are able to senselessly move to the beautiful melodies and discover the intrinsic meaning that each artist conveys in their masterpieces. In the end, one will have lost all sense of their existing state of mind and embark on an intense journey into this lucid world full of numbing basslines, spine-tingling melodies, and ear-shattering breakdowns strong enough to melt your face off.

As music continues to evolve and artists begin to experiment with production, Monstercat continues to deliver us that next big sound. Their ability to stay ahead of everyone else is what separates them from the rest of the crowd, and for that, we cannot wait until these kittens bring forth the next round of talent to make us question the word around us. Ascension has given us that conclusive resolve within ourselves and is proof that Monstercat knows the true definition of artistry. Make sure to support these artists and purchase your copy today; we promise you will not regret this decision in any way shape or form.

Grant Bowtie
Aero Chord
Pegboard Nerds
Hero (feat. Elizaveta)
Tristam & Braken
Frame of Mind
Follow You (feat. Danyka Nadeau)
Eagle Eyes (feat. EMEL)
One Night Only (feat. Yohamna Solange)
Too Late (Original Mix)
Surge (Original Mix)
Wanna Know You (ft. Holly Drummond)
Tut Tut Child
Power Fracture
The Schism
The Munsta
Taking Over (feat. Cassandra Kay)
Quantum (Virtual Riot Remix)
Case & Point
All On Me (feat. Gamble & Burke)
Stephen Walking
Excellent Choice
Nitro Fun
Cheat Codes
Seconds Away
Do It
Inside Out
The Covenant
Dont Forget (feat. LaMeduza)
Phosphor (feat. Miyoki)
Tut Tut Child
Drink Up
Varien and SirensCeol
Moonlight (feat. Aloma Steele)
Insan3Lik3 & Rob Gasser
Open Hour
Mr FijiWiji
Out on a Limb (feat. Jonny Rose)
Monstercat 017
Abyss Album Mix
Monstercat 017
Zenith Album Mix
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