[TMN Exclusive] Will Eastman – 4 A.M. Eternal Mix III

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Do you ever catch yourself searching for the perfect song to end the night to? Well look no further! Club owner, producer, and DJ, Will Eastman, went ahead and did the justice of adding the best ‘turn down’ songs to his 4 A.M. Eternal Mix series. You could say he’s a jack of all trades, as Will Eastman has done everything from being a museum specialist and historian at the Smithsonian, to playing at the Virgin Mobile Freefest. I’m really loving his approach on this mix with all of the soothing house and techno. Most DJs nowadays want to provide you with something to get hype to, but I prefer Will Eastman’s approach of giving you the perfect mix to relax and end your night to!

Tracklist:
Pablo – Roxy
Daniel Avery – Knowing We’ll Be Here (KiNK Remix)
Urulu – Moon Unit
Kölsch feat. Gregor Schwellenbach – Cassiopeia
&ME – Locust
Andhim – Hausch
Lane 8 – Every Night
Enea & Ozker – Don’t Take It Away
Pat Lok – Could Be Mine (feat. Patrick Baker)
Digitalism – Wolves ft. Youngblood Hawke (Booka Shade Remix) Mermaids – A Pale Wolf
Will Eastman
4 A.M. Eternal Mix III
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[Deep-House] James Curd & Luke Million – Say The Words To You (option4 Remix)

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James Curd & Luke Million Feat. Nah Man!
Say The Words To You (option4 Remix)

One of our most treasured finds, burgeoning dance producer option4 returns to grace the hallowed pages of TMN with perhaps his most groove-laden, intoxicating remix to date; which behind his viral dance modifications of Great Good Fine OK’s “You’re The One For Me”, Elizabeth Rose’s “The Good Life” and most recently, Donnel Jones’ “U Know What’s Up” is saying quite a lot. option4 has taken James Curd & Luke Million’s new single “Say The Words To You” to a textured soundscape only the Denver based, genre bending producer could. Kicking off behind a snappy four-four clap as opposed to the standard issue kick-drum, we were only moments into this revision before being aurally hooked to a light but soul consuming synth line that works as an addictive focal point for most of the track. Rather than utilizing an often times formulaic house route of the classic: intro/groove/break/groove/outro structuring in his compositions, option4’s remix plays like a story of sorts, dipping into chunky low ends, uplifting hi-hats, entrancing vocal work and hip-hop hooks all the while masquerading as a straightforward club tune. option4’s remix of “Say The Words To You” comes as a part of a congruently titled EP featuring remixes from Yolanda Be Cool, DCUP & more and seeing as we’re nothing short of an Old Faithful geyser’s worth of musical compliments, we implore you to give this one just six minutes of your day. If you’re really crunching to this one, snag the high quality copy on Beatport as well.

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[MP3 Playlist] The Chill Dojo #92

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Well ninjas, hopefully all of you survived your 4th of July holiday weekend. We know it can get a little rough after 3 days of raging hard, so it’s understandable if you don’t want to look at another American flag for the next couple of weeks. Luckily for you, we put together the perfect recovery Chill Dojo to sooth your mind – and your liver for that matter. TMN always knows how to give you exactly what your soul needs every Tuesday morning and afternoon because we like to give all of you a small break from the festival life and bring you back to reality. We’ve got a heaping dose of some intense feels for you this week so prepare to fight that dire urge to soulfully move your body and cry the rest of the day. So press that play button and let these delectable sound frequencies give you some peace of mind.

Until next week, yo!

Lemaitre
High Tide (Oliver Nelson & Tobtok Remix)
Foster the People
Best Friend (Jai Wolf X AObeats Remix)
Sam Smith
Stay With Me (EigenARTig Remix)
CRYSTAL FOX & DOLPHIN TEARS
ATLANTIS
bonobo
Duals
Psymbionic
One Thing ft. Cristina Soto
Görkem Han Jr.
Ocean
Wayward
Belize
waiting so long
Pascäal
Drowning In You (Mincha Edit)
Sailor & I
Turn Around (Âme Remix)
Free n Losh
Lost Ft. Cat Lewis
Alicks
Beneath The Surface
misxgi
OCEAN
xxyxx
Zygote
Diversa
i love you for existing
The Weeknd
The Knowing (Aeron Beems Ethnic Vaportrap Bootleg Remix)
Cazzette
Sleepless ft. The High (Prinston Acoustic Edit)
Sam Sm1th
Stay W1th Me (JayKode Remix)
Lana Del Rey
Fucked My Way Up To The Top (Yamill Remix)
Bondax
All I See
StéLouse & Rusty Hook
Space Bar
Brew Brewses
Cracked Stones
Braedon Bailey
Breathe Easy
Sun Ritual
Esta.
Lexo
#33. Haan 808
Black On Green (Free Honey)
Petit Biscuit
Collapse
14AM
Take A Note

 

 

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[Album Review] French Style Furs – Is Exotic Bait

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“You are going to be pleasantly surprised by this / You will find yourself sweetly insulted,” seduces Nathan Willett in the opening line of “Miami U R About 2 B Surprised,” and he couldn’t have been more right.

I remember being very surprised when I read the announcement that the Cold War Kids frontman and bandmate Matt Maust were teaming up with We Barbarians drummer Nathan Warkentin (with Haley Dekle of Dirty Projectors featuring as well) to form side-project turned supergroup French Style Furs, and now it’s finally here, with the trio releasing their debut LP Is Exotic Bait on Frenchkiss Records today.

Named after a storefront in Brooklyn and cultivated in spontaneity, French Style Furs is abstract and pulsing with the kind of creative urgency that comes with writing and recording in between shows, with Willett’s signature howls, barks, and wails giving restless life to lyrics inspired by Trappist monk and mystic Thomas Merton’s poetry.

Opening with the quasi-autobiographical “3 Friends,” Is Exotic Bait exudes this vivacity, confidently declaring “Damn it / We are here” after chronicling the musicians’ decision to “Live together and know nothing of it,” with “No plans / No benefits,” and asking “Could we just fly in space / And forget to exist?” If that isn’t the description of playing in a band then I don’t know what is.

Taking the dance-inspiring synth vibes explored in Cold War Kids’ last album Dear Miss Lonelyhearts and running with them, Willett and co. get downright frantic in “All The Way Down,” before transitioning into the fuzzy, vaguely U2-esque riffs of “(World In My) Bloodstream.”

Standout track “Solitary Life” opens with one of the best bass grooves of Maust’s discography so far (you can almost see him jerkily swaying on stage as you hear it) before swinging horns, Dekle’s vocalizations, and even some cowbell are layered on.

Produced by Nick Launay, whose past projects include Nick Cave (one of the Cold War Kids duo’s main influences) and Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Is Exotic Bait is steeped in the brooding of the former and the sharpness of the latter; “Miami” and “Turn or Burn” display some of the darkest and deepest vocals ever recorded by Willett, while the beat and pulse of “Christmas Card” could just as easily be filled with Karen O’s shrieks and shouts.

Complete with another beautiful specimen of cover art from Maust, Is Exotic Bait is good on its promise of being one of this year’s most pleasant surprises. Oh, and only Willett could write a song called “Ambassadors Of General Electric” and make it sexy as hell. Check it out in its full glory below:

3 Friends
All The Way Down
(World In My) Bloodstream
Solitary Life
Miami U R About 2 B Surprised
Ambassadors Of General Electric
Turn or Burn
Man The Master
Christmas Card
Clairvaux Prison
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[MP3 Playlist] Indie Dojo (July 2014 Round #2)

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No matter how disgustingly hot it gets, you just can’t hate on summertime. The daylight sticks around longer, the music festivals are abundant, the smell of suntan lotion and grills fill the air. What’s to hate? Sure the sticky, muggy, dry, sweaty heat can be exhausting, but there are ways around it. Air conditioning, fans, swimming pools, ice, lots and lots of ice and indie dojos. Sounds like the opposite of summertime sadness to us.

The Narcoleptic Dancers
Again And Again
The BearFox
Lullaby
Renée
Strawberry Stains
I Have  a Tribe
Yellow Raincoats
Black Wolves
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[Tropicalé] Free n Losh – Lost ft. Cat Lewis

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Lost Ft. Cat Lewis

Free n Losh put out a new track, “Lost”, and it is the spitting image of having a nice margarita on the beach. This beautiful track combines tropical house and chill trap in a way we aren’t used to hearing. With it’s beautiful guitar, and Cat Lewis’ soothing vocals, this song is going to be in every summer playlist. This song was released on an upcoming record label, Next Wave, which seems to care more about donating money, than it does receiving money for tracks. My only complaint about this song is that it’s too fun to sing along to. I’m sure it will have a similar effect on you as well!

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[Melodic House] Felix Jaehn – Ain’t Nobody feat. Jasmine Thompson

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Felix Jaehn
Ain't Nobody (feat. Jasmine Thompson)

At just 18 years old, Felix Jaehn has already marketed himself as someone to keep an eye on. With an impressive track record behind him, Felix continues to set the bar for both veteran and rookie house producers in todays game. After a successful run with his latest release, “Shine”, we here TMN fell in love with Felix’s style of production and have been anxiously awaiting his internet takeover. Well, the wait is finally over, ninjas, because today we are happy to share his newest release and it’s one helluva track.

Just moments ago, Felix Jaehn dropped a tropical rendition of Chaka Khan’s famous song, “Ain’t Nobody” which features the lovely vocals of Jasmine Thompson. We all are familiar with “Ain’t Nobody” considering it’s a timeless classic, however, the combination of Felix’s tropical-esque vibes and Jasmine Thompson’s dreamy voice makes this song sound like it is an entirely original piece in and of itself. We are very impressed with Felix and his music and we cannot wait to see what this melodic house hot-throb has in store for us in the future. Grab your free download today and make yourself a piña colada because hey, it’s summer and why not vibe out to some tropical goodness on this lovely Monday afternoon!

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