COLOR WAR – SOS (Absofacto remix) [TMN PREMIERE]

SOS (Absofacto remix)

Brooklyn based electronica duo Color War is getting a Midwest treatment on their sultry tune “SOS,” by way of Ann Arbor born, Absofacto. The original song, off their forthcoming album It Could Only Be This Way (out March 4, 2014 via Four Horsemen Records), boasts a textured melody driven by 80’s style synths. Its deep, industrial feel definitely offered some unique opportunities to take the track in another direction via remix, which is exactly what Absofacto did.

Layering in rich atmospheric hiss, coupled with a groovy tempo, this interpretation still maintains enough of the dark, emotional vibe from the original. However, by adding in some clashing drum patterns, and some classic Absofacto synth work, we’re offered up a completely different look that’s presents a lush and dreamy soundscape for the listener

Between working with Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. and Hollow and Akimbo, we’re not sure how Absofacto had any free time to get this done. However, we’re certainly happy he took some time out of that busy schedule to knock out this beauty of a remix.

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[MP3 Playlist] The Chill Dojo #73

chill dojo

In what sounds like a glorious clash between Cashmere Cat and Wave Racer, the intriguing young producer Kappa Kavi begins this week’s proceedings in the best way possible. ‘Yama – No – Kami’ is a hard one to describe, and that’s what makes it such a good listen. Hit play and let the oriental flare and pitch bending take over your ears for the next 5 minutes. And when that’s done, the candy continues with the best news all week, Ryan Hemsworth doing the remix duties on ‘Streamers’. Great things happen when friends come together, and if the result of this friendship is more amazing edits of each other’s work, then we are pretty damn happy it exists. We were spoilt for choice with incredible releases this week, and smooth Frenchman Darius absolutely took our breath away with the sultry delight of the Romance EP. Peep the three tracks we’ve featured below and it won’t take long for you to feel the same. ‘Hot Hands’ still has this listener very much under its spell. Ellie Goulding’s voice can often have the same effect, and when combined with the efforts of duo J-Art & Madan, it becomes a dangerously captivating weapon. Tropical tunes are always are winner with this dojo. They fuel our desire for that endless summer feeling, and this week the two Frenchman keep that flame burning bright. UK talent Maths Time Joy has been a common name in the playlist for a long time now, but ‘Atlantis’ is no doubt his biggest statement to date. It’s slow, soothing, spellbinding, and that’s just in the 40 seconds before the vocals kick in complete the whole experience. We are well and truly infatuated with this sound. Many feel the same way for that authentic hip hop sound, and Australian artist Coin Banks combines with a Vanilla beat to bring the vibes that only slick verses and chill production can create. ‘Hold on, We’re Going Home’ spawned a flood of covers in 2013, and none nailed it quite as well as that from duo ASTR. Not satisfied with merely enjoying their work on its own, Tim Gunter has sought to expand on the magic and weave his own special touch into the mix. The result is a track taken to the next level of chill, and that certainly had our attention.

It’s very hard to describe music that can mesmerize you with such intensity. Luckily, all you have to do is hit play. Peace out.

The Chill Dojo #73 zip

Kappa Kavi
Yama No Kami
Wave Racer
Streamers (Ryan Hemsworth Remix)
Hot Hands
Ellie Goulding
How Long Will I Love You (J Art & Madan Remix)
Maths Time Joy
Coin Banks
THINK OF YOU Feat. Homeboy Sandman, Tom Scott, Anders and Vanilla
Hold On Were Going Home (Tim Gunter 808 Bootleg)
Zack the Lad
Make Me Move
In Paradisum
Make Your Mark
Lessons (Bearson Remix)
Years & Years
Real (Tobtok Remix)
Questions feat. Frances Rose
Disclosure X Sam Smith X Nile Rodgers X Jimmy Napes
Together (MooZ Remix)
Patrick Baker
Reckless Love (Paul Hardy & McKai Remake)
Love Inflation (feat. Janne Schra) (NSFW Remix)
Sophie Hunger
Le Vent Nous Portera (De Hofnar Edit)
London Grammar
Hey Now (Bassmelodie Deephouse Edit)
Johnny Stimson
Here We Go Again (Atlantic Connection Remix)
Rich Beatz x Fortune


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Sunday Night Soul [Vol. 15]

Sunday Night Soul

Sunday is finally upon us, and while that signals the end of yet another (hopefully productive) weekend, at least we have some glorious soul to help make the transition a little bit easier. February is nearly over, and considering that it’s one of the more passionate months of the year, we’ve had plenty of content to work with over the last few weeks. This week’s lineup is no different, as it’s packed with stellar offerings from the likes of Chloe Martini, Matt Miller, Joe Kay, Mar, Estelle, Abrina, LIZ, Hasta, and many many more. Check out the diverse selection below, and let the music take over your soul.

This Time
Jeremy Passion
Desperately (original)
Nick Hakim
Johnny Rain
Something New Maybe?
Persian Rugs (Joe Kays Slowed Edit)
Real Old Cigar (Joe Kays Slowed & Roll One Edit)
Kaleem Taylor
Love me Back
Kwamie Liv
5 AM
Station (Le Motel Remix)
A Simple Go
Just Cruisin feat. Vocalatti
Rainy Milo
Bout You (Tall Black Guy Remix)
Rock The Boat (Cookin Soul remix)
Byron The Aquarius
Galactic Soul Ft. Distant Starr X Byron The Aquarius X Gala Ga
Gemaine Edwards
Roses Gabor Ft. Shola Ama
For You...
Golden (prod. by Jansport J)
Blowin (feat. Jeremih)
Elevation Theory
Do It To Me feat: Sara Mia
Raw & True
Brandon Williams
Now I Know feat. Jesse Boykins III & Robert Glasper
Jamie Lewis
So Beautiful (Musiq Soulchild Bootleg)
Ode To Her
Illangelo x Rochelle Jordan
What The Fuss
Pandr Eyez
Tiyon Christian
Tears Run
No Flowers
Chris Brown
Counterfeit Feat. Wiz Khalifa & Rihanna
KR$CHN X Jeffrey dè Soul
Time Ill Spent
All Over Me
The Real Thing ft. Precious Hill
Ill Esha
Happiness Is Lonely
Austin Paul
Cross Town Lovers (feat. John Legend) (Remix)
Y2K (Prod. by Lido)
Say U Would (Prod. by C.Z.)
Persian Rugs (Marvel Alexander Remix)
you dont have to go
Any Time!
Janelle Monáe
PrimeTime ft. Miguel (Chloe Martini Remix)
Sway Clarke II
I Dont Need Much (GXNXVS Remix)
The Weeknd
Drunk In Love (aywy. & TVNE remix)
Blue Sky Black Death
Pyramids (Frank Ocean Bootleg)
Duncan Gerow
Ciara + 40 = Sorry
Enough Said
Special Kinda Love (Croup Remix)
Your Moves
Kyla La Grange
Cut Your Teeth (Hippie Sabotage Remix)
Me & U (Dr. Freschs Lets Go Home Remix)
Tom Richman
Dro Montana (Sweater Beats Remix)
Matt Miller
No Love
Atlantic Connection
Memories (You & Me)
Without You (Imagined Herbal Flows Remix)
Dont Wanna Be Your Girl (Branchez Remix)
All U Need
✿ Harrison ✿
Private Party Feat. Maddee
Birthday Sex (Hasta Remix)
Chris Brown
Fine China (Royal Refix)
Denitia & Sene
Go Too Far (ATR777 remix)
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[Get Crunk] Clayton’s Friday Party Playlist (Vol 92)


Oh, shit. Ninjas, we’re about ready for summertime. Are you? It feels like we’ve been dwelling on these winter months for days on end, and we’re just about sick and tired of it. While we have no control over the weather, we do have control over what we do on the weekends. While snow may be piled up around your driveway, we can easily turn up the tempature inside with some dancy ass tracks.

So, crack open an adult beverage and get going. The only way to get those warm-weather feels is to dance your ass off.

You lace up your shoes, and we’ll provide the tunes.


Over It feat. Dia Frampton (Bixel Boys Remix)
Adventure Club
Wonder (Louis The Child Remix)
The 1975
Chocolate (HLM Remix)
Flight Facilities
I Didnt Believe (Special Features Remix)
Flaws (The Chainsmokers Remix)
Wake All The Timber Up (Kap Slap Bootleg)
Pegboard Nerds
Bassline Kickin (Dzeko & Torres Remix)
Ellie Goulding
How Long Will I Love You (Jem Remix)
Stellar Drumfire Nrg Back To Earth (Leo Laurettis Mashup)
F. Polar Bears, Chuckie, Daddys G.
Demons (White Panda Remix)
Laidback Luke
MY G.O.D (Laidback Luke 2014 Edit)
Touch (Jorgen Odegard Remix)
Party Favors
Jungle Boogie
YALA (Bro Safari & Valentino Khan Remix)
Low Pros
100 Bottles (feat. Travi$ Scott)
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Marika Hackman – ’81 (Joanna Newsom Cover) [TMN RESIDENT VIDEO PREMIERE]

Marika Hackman
'81 (Joanna Newsom cover)

As we slowly waltz through the winter months, bundled up with the simple pleasures in life, we’re warmly comforted by our favorite music, softly carrying us to a sunnier, more embraceable time. Something about the familiar lyrics help ease the bitter cold, whether we’re willing to admit it or not.

Marika Hackman certainly knows this, consistently providing listeners with words easily associated with and fondly appreciated time and time again. When she’s not providing her own lyrics, she’s busy covering another notable harp-adorned female storyteller, which is what we have for you today.

Hailing out of the UK, February Resident Marika Hackman has graced us with the pleasure of premiering her live accoustic cover of the ever-so-talented harpist, Joanna Newsom. In this take on “’81″, we’re immediately ready to head to the “Garden of Eden” with Marika, as she calmly reinterprets this folk classic.

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[Electro House] Rudimental – Free (Matt Nash Remix)

Free (Matt Nash Remix)

We’ve heard a plethora of Rudimental remixes since the release of Home in April of last year. One of the most heavily remixed tunes off of that album was “Free,” which boasted emotion-rich lyrics perfect for just about any kind of synthesized backdrop.

Today we’re offering up a particularly electrifying electro house interpretation of this tune, featuring buzzing basslines, a gorgeous escalating melody and a dance floor destroying progressive nature. Londoner Matt Nash has dialed up a big, bold and beautiful take of this tune, providing all the energy you need to carry you into the weekend.

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[Remix] Ty Dolla $ign – Or Nah (Feat. The Weeknd & Wiz Khalifa)

Or Nah (Remix Feat. The Weeknd)

Less than a week after completely transforming Beyoncé‘s “Drunk In Love,” The Weeknd is back at it again, this time tackling the remix to Ty Dolla $ign‘s breakout single, “Or Nah,” featuring Wiz Khalifa. The Canadian crooner laces the DJ Mustard produced single with his silky smooth vocals and some rather raunchy lyrics, making for quite an interesting revamp. This is definitely one you won’t want to miss out on, and it’s certainly worth the asking price of $Free.99. Download the track above, and those of you looking for some official swag from The Weeknd should check out his Official Issue XO Cut & Sew Collection set to launch tomorrow.

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