[Electronic] Talos – Tethered Bones

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Tethered Bones

Easily one of my new favorites, singer Eoin French teams up with producer Ian Ring to release Talos debut single “Tethered Bones.”  This track mixes different layers of emanating beats that perfectly compliment a voice reminiscent of Bon Iver.

“Tethered Bones” has an incredibly original sound, which is super refreshing for a song about the complications of love and relationships.  The introduction of pulsing beats that flow into French’s instrumental voice almost sounds like the echo of a beating heart.  These beats taper off at the opening of the vocals and for good reason; the melody found in French’s voice needs little support.  He has the sort of voice that would seriously make anything worth listening to.  But even with his stand-alone, radiating tone, we absolutely love the soul and spirit that come from the composition of sounds underlying such a captivating singer.

There’s just something about “Tethered Bones” that is so infectious and emotional.  It isn’t hard for a song to evoke deep emotion, but it is unusual for a song to leave you feeling euphoric while also embodying the pain and anguish of an emotion as complex as love.  That’s what this track is all about: expressing the complicated transformation of love.

“Tethered Bones” just gets better and better each time you listen to it, and now Eoin French and Ian Ring have some pretty high expectations to live up to with this new project.

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[Indie/Rock] The Kooks – Down

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Down

No matter how hard you try, you can’t bring down The Kooks.

Remaining relatively quiet after releasing their third album Junk of the Heart in 2011, the boys from Brighton premiered their newest track “Down” on BBC Radio 1 last night.

Co-written and produced by rising hip-hop producer Inflo, “Down” sounds unlike anything The Kooks have ever released. With it’s funky beats and infectious vocals, the new single from The Kooks is a borderline R&B, certainly groovy track. Guitarist Hugh Harris provides razor-sharp guitar licks that carefully maneuver around frontman Luke Pritchard’s anthemic vocals. Pritchard described the track as having an “Electric Church” vibe to it, sounding “modern in production, but really going back to that kind of call and response church music.” Fans of classic Kook’s tunes may be apprehensive about the latest track from the band, but anyone who likes to get “Down” will love this song.

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[Get Crunk] Clayton’s Friday Party Playlist #95

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What is up, ninjas? Another week has come and gone and here we are looking into a glorious weekend. You’re probably gearing up for some St. Patrick’s day festivities, which means you’ll need a killer playlist to carry you through the copious amounts of Guiness pints and Jameson shots.

For the 95th installment of Clayton’s Friday Party Playlist, we’ve included a tasty selection of dance-inducing jams, including a mashup of one of our all time favs – Hall and Oates.

#danceirresponsibly

The Melker Project
Melker Cant Go For That Ft. Hall & Oates
Johnny Stimson
SO. GOOD. (Caleb LEtoile Remix)
ALIZZZ
Sunshine
HELENA
Safari (Original Mix)
Afrojack ft. Wrabel
Ten Feet Tall (Elephante Remix)
Cash Cash feat. Bebe Rexha
Take Me Home (Kastra Remix)
Coindrop (100k Free Giveaway)
Dillon Francis & DJ Snake
Get Low (Boombox Cartel Remix)
Skrillex
Recess (Bone N Skin Remix)
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[Secret Ninja Pass] This Week at Beta 3/13

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Alright, ninjas. We’ve been hooking you up with free entry to Beta over the past year. We know you’ve have some epic times, catching some of the most legendary talent EDM has to offer, and we’re on board to keep this thing going. So, we’re once again giving you an opportunity to check out the best night club in North America for free. What all do you have to do to get in? It’s pretty damn easy. Just follow these steps:

– Head to the front door and enter the club before 11 pm
– Show this post to the cashier (Valid for 21+ only)
– This deal is NOT valid for Friday night’s show this week. Lo siento, amigos.

That’s it! Sounds too good to be true, right? Well, it’s not. Head to Beta and see for yourself.

3LAU - March 13th
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How You Love Me (feat. Bright Lights)

Circus Tour ft. Doctor P - March 14th
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Shishkabob

Dubfire - March 15th
Figueroa & Obando
Riesling (Dubfire Remix)
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Sam Brookes – Kairo LP [Exclusive Full Stream]

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Early last week we reviewed Sam Brookes’s fantastic new LP, Kairo, describing it as

As a whole, this fan-funded 10 track LP (due out March 17th) is a transcendence-rich musical journey that is sure to be a mainstay in your collection for years to come.

Read full review here

Today we have the privilege to bring you an exclusive first look at the entire album days before it’s official release.

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[TMN Resident Artist] YOGI discusses music, inspiration, and why their music is a good kind of different

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Burial feat. Pusha T

TMN: Today I get to have a wonderful international call with three amazing guys who collaborate to the name of YOGI, guys welcome welcome and thanks for being our Resident Artists this month!

YOGI: Thanks for having us, cheers.

TMN: Well let’s start a little ways back here. Could each of you tell us a little bit about your music background? For example, did any of you grow up in a musical household? Did you play an instrument as a kid, sing in a choir, all of those things? And please let me know who is chatting, I could try and tell your voices apart but I would probably do a crap job ☺

Blake: This is Blake. I came from a musical background from playing the piano to playing a bit of drums and then I got into production.

TMN: Got it so you have a lot of music in your background?

Blake: Yes quite a lot.

Yogi: Yogi here…I came from a DJ background I have been dj-ing since I was 11ish.

TMN: Wow, since you were 11?

Yogi: Yeah well my dad was distributing technics in the UK so I grew up in a household around all of that. My dad used to DJ when he was young as well so I have always been around dj-ing.

I/O: Bryn, this is I/O. I don’t come from any musical background at all. I basically started dj-ing after I saw one of my friends dj-ing and soon after that I quickly decided that I didn’t want to be a DJ, I would rather make all the beats. So a friend of mine gave me fruity-loops which is what I started on and just started making beats from there.

TMN: That is awesome, you all come from different backgrounds with music but obviously it works for you all now.

YOGI: Yeah definitely.

TMN: We all have some musical influences in our lives. Who were some of your favorite artists/musical influences back in the day? And even today, do you have some artists who you look up to and admire? Or any young up and coming artists who you are excited to see make a name for themselves in the music world?

YOGI: The obvious is Michael Jackson. James Brown, Prince as well. Damn, there are so many man but those are the main ones.

Yogi: Marvin Gaye as well. My dad was an avid vinyl collector so I have got a lot of vinyl like original James Brown. His record collection was so big and I drew from there. Today I would say we are all influenced by Dr. Dre, the Neptunes, Timbaland and when newer people like Diplo came in that kind of blew my mind with what he was doing. Skrillex as well, those kind of guys were the first to kind of cross the genre between hip-hop and reggae and dance and house and I think that created a great opportunity for people like us to start making that music in the UK. I mean look, there are loads of influences but when you ask the question it’s hard to think of them all.

TMN: It’s so true and I have to say there is nothing better then listening to old vinyl at the end of a work day.

TMN: You all started off producing music for other artists and then decided to collaborate and start producing your own music which, let’s be honest, was a very good decision on all your parts. What do each of you bring to YOGI?

Blake: I think that my keys playing my percussions which leads to crazy grooves and drum patterns.

I/O: I would say my extensive knowledge of different catalogues, that is how I actually met Yogi in the first place. Mostly programming work and making beats. Basically we clicked because we were using the same system at the time.

Yogi: I don’t know what I bring (laughs) I just feel like I know what sounds good and give that opinion. So maybe just that overall opinion?

TMN: Hey we all need that opinion to say good or not so good in music. Maybe you bring class and charm too?

YOGI: (Laughs) Oh yeah. You know actually we have to take away some class and charm because it just gets too overwhelming. We appreciate that, thank you.

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[TMN Show Preview] The M Machine @ Bluebird – Denver, CO 3/13

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Ok Denver, are you all ready for that big “M” in your life tonight?

That’s right, the boys of M Machine are performing in the Mile High City tonight alongside AViVA, Kommon Interests, and Lucid Vision. The trio from San Fran are bringing their unique sound of hard-hitting dance mixed with Indie-style vocals to the stage tonight along with their own live visuals. That’s right, besides all of the wonderful songs they put together, the group also designed and built their own visuals all based around that big “M”.

So I would say your weekend should start a little early this week, make sure to head to the Bluebird tonight and watch what is sure to be an incredible show.

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