[Indie as F#$k] Two Bottle Jump – Is This What They Mean

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By now you should know something about us. We like to post good music, no matter what size, shape or form is comes in. Today is a perfect example of that, as we bring in London based quartet Two Bottle Jump.

Yes, the production is rough around the edges, there’s no doubt about that. However, we’re not here to talk about whether a band could afford to hit up a polished studio or not. In fact, we could give two shits whether or not they recorded with some world renown studio nerd. What we care about is the raw talent; the emotions that are evoked when we listen to the music. One spin through “Is This What They Mean” had us throwing our head back and forth, grinning ear-to-ear.

With a groovy and upbeat bassline, rugged guitar riffs, and a dancy tempo worthy of throwing yourself around a crowded room of concert goers, this tune will have you recalling memories of Franz Ferdinand and Modest Mouse. Nod your head to every upstroke and have fun getting lost in child-like amusement.

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[Mashup/Cover] Noosa – Live For/From Time (The Weeknd & Drake Cover)

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We already know what you’re thinking, so before you roll your eyes hear us out first. Yes, this is yet another Drake cover, and yes, it’s unlike anything you’ve heard before. Bringing us the cure for the average Drake cover is Noosa, who blends together a wonderful medley of Drizzy and Jhené Aiko‘s “From Time” with The Weeknd‘s “Live For.” What we have here is nothing short of beautiful, as the brilliant songstress weaves together a delightful masterpiece that finds a cool balance between the esoteric lows and ebullient highs of both songs. The talented Mickey Valen provides a sprawling landscape for Noosa to thrive in, with swelling synths and gorgeous piano riffs that compliment her delicately airy vocals perfectly. You can listen to the breathtaking track above, or catch a glimpse of the astounding live rendition below. Either way, you’re guaranteed be left speechless.

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[NEW] Little Dragon – Klapp Klapp

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Make no mistake, Little Dragon are back and better than ever, and they aren’t being shy about their return at all. With their fourth studio album, Nabuma Rubberband, set for release on May 13th, the Swedish pop group have unleashed the first taste of what they’ve been cooking over the last three years. “Klapp Klapp” is a torrentially fervent effort that rushes towards the listener and grabs them by the head.  The spastic bassline and rapid drums are balanced out by Yukimi Nagano‘s airy vocals, resulting in a refreshingly boisterous experience. You can see the tracklist for the album below, and make sure to catch the band on tour in the lead-up to the release of Nabuma Rubberband. 

01 Mirror
02 Klapp Klapp
03 Pretty Girls
04 Underbart
05 Cat Rider
06 Paris
07 Lurad
08 Nabuma Rubberband
09 Only One
10 Killing Me
11 Pink Cloud
12 Let Go

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[A Love Story] Blooms – If I

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One of the joys of being an artist, whether that is a writer, painter, or musician, is that they get to play out their romantic relationships in their own mediums for the world to see and hear. And that is exactly the story UK singer Blooms is telling in her debut EP, If. Today she released the second song off her EP, “If I,” which tells the story of the “what if” scenarios in her relationship. The EP details a relationship from beginning to end –from lust to love to letting go. Speaking on If, Blooms says

I would describe the whole EP as a moment, it captures a specific period in time.
 With help from Darragh (Sacred Animals), “If I” is a sultry mix of Bloom’s deep vocals paired with eerie electronic melodies. Stunning with a twist of an exotic feel, “If I” is still just the start to this love story and we are excited to see just how Bloom’s story will end.

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[Mixtape] Theophilus London – Lovers Holiday II EP

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Remaining releatively quiet on the music front, minus a couple remixes, NY artist Theophilus London returns today with a brand new EP for our listening enjoyment. The project, titled Lovers Holiday II, comes just in time for Valentine’s Day and is a continuation from his 2011 EP Lovers Holiday. Carrying the same vibe from the previous collection, fans get a brief taste into the inner workings of the producer/rapper/singer/fashionisto. Featuring 6 new tracks of original material and help from Kanye West, Leon Ware, Blood Orange, and The Force MDS, this is definitely worth the wait and listen. You can grab a free download HERE.

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Take A Look (Martin Dupont Interpretation)
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Based God (Jolene Cover)
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I Have An Ego Also (Preview)
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(PREVIEW) Do Girls
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[Secret Ninja Pass] This Week at Beta 2/13

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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)

Unfortunately this deal is NOT valid for Wolfgang Gartner this evening. If you want to check out his set, you’re going to have to buy tickets.

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Wolfgang Gartner & Tommy Trash
Hounds Of Hell (SiriusXM Premiere)

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Elixir VIP

Sander Kleinenberg - Feb 15th
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Ilse De Lange (Sander Kleinenberg Mix)
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Marika Hackman [TMN Resident Artist for February]

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We’ve been featuring some top notch artists over the past year. From Thomas Gold to Martin Garrix, some very well known names have had their pictures up on the walls of our Residency page, proudly holding a place in TMN infamy. Today we’re excited to bring you one of our favorite artists as of late, bringing an entire new look and feel to what we’ve been doing.

Marika Hackman has captivated our hearts and ears with releases like “Cinnamon,” “Wolf,” and our all time favorite, “Bath is Black.’ Hailing from Selbourne, Hampshire, this quirky, yet lovable youngster is not only the first non-dance music Resident Artist on TMN, she’s also the first female Resident Artist we’ve had.

Her style is unique, meticulously fusing hazy, and often ominous soundscapes. Her woefully soft vocal range is something darkly comforting, providing listeners with a unexpected consolation. Often backed by psychedelic folk strumming, her sound uniquely goes against the grain of pop music, while still embracing a welcoming familiarity that allows the listener to connect in the same way they would with their favorite pop tunes.

As much as we could say about the depth of this young musician’s artistry, we’d rather let a full month of features do the talking. So sit back, and enjoy four weeks of our first female Resident Artist.

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