Bimbo Jones & Beverley Knight
I Found Out (Sebastian Carter Remix)
Sebastian Carter‘s remixes have been stealing our ears with each and every passing release. After authoring up an excellent remix for Local Natives a few weeks ago, the Swiss melodic house wunderkind returns to TMN with a deep and lovely take on production duo Bimbo Jones’ collaboration with ‘Queen of British Soul’ Beverly Knight “I Found Out”. Rather than play within the often formulaic confines of house music structure, Carter renounces the DJ friendly 4/4 kick-drum intro on his latest offering, instead sculpting its base off of an airy synth line backed by a muted piano stab which takes its listener by hand directly to the first bridge. Beverly Knight’s vocal gets tempered down to mostly high reaching incantations and the hypnotic and sexy hook of “I Found Out” which loops beautifully amongst quite the dancey groove. Ultimately though, our single favorite moments comes after Sebastian Carter’s wonderfully crafted build drops into a classic U.K. house breakdown, and by then we were so consumed in our dance moves anyways, it was simply the icing on a very complex electronic cake. Sebastian Carter’s remix for “I Found Out” can be purchased on Beatport through Radikal Records here, but for now why don’t you just stream it above on repeat.
Kid Ink feat. Chris Brown
Show Me (Mickey Valen Remix)
Oh shit, ninjas. Go find your Ray Bans and flip flops, because this track has summer written all over it. While that attire might only be appropriate for your climate controlled home, this tune will have you feelin’ warm all over.
Coming via New York based, multi-faceted producer Mickey Valen (also known for his work in NOOSA), “Show Me,” has been dialed up with some sexy, playful guitar riffs, rolling hi-hat hits and a more upbeat tempo. Gone are the Top 40 R & B vibes, and in their place we find the perfect groove for the summer’s first pool party.
When asked about this remix, Valen simply stated:
I’m just trying to make summery, happy tracks
London based KAASI got us feeling all sultry a bit early this morning with his latest downtempo meets house tune “Lucy Stone”. All of those essential house elements are accounted for; a four-four kick, swelling pads, a bit of a shuffle and even an infectious classic piano line at its core. But, the way KAASI disperses these elements through his minimal brand of downtempo dance is a thing of beauty, as his sonic temperament drizzles its way through completely, leaving behind just a lovely piece of electronic music in “Lucy Stone”. Trust us when we say not to miss this one, and if listening here on TMN isn’t your cup of tea (which would be weird) grab the free download of “Lucy Stone” here along with some more offerings from KAASI’s eclectic catalog.
There’s something undeniably charming about acoustic music. The simplistic combination of vocals and instruments is one of the oldest forms of music, which is part of what makes it timelessly enjoyable. Brighton’s Phoria have really harnessed in on this age-old tradition, bringing us an video preview of their song “Saving Us a Riot.”
Coming off of their EP, which is due out this Spring, “Saving Us a Riot” offers up a stark contrast to the piano-centric, electronically-rooted hit, “Red.” We realize that this is an acoustic take on the track, leaving us overwhelmingly eager to hear what the recorded version sounds like. Regardless of the intriguing new sound, we’re still left speechless at Trewin Howard’s vocal tone. It’s easily carries us away to distant places, hopelessly clinging onto each word.
If you happen to be in the neighborhood and want to witness these dreamy vocals in person, they’ll be playing at Hoxton B&K with support from former teenage chart topper Amy Studt and Groves.
Our friends at Lights & Music Entertainment are putting up a SXSW party! Check out details below
Lights & Music Entertainment is proud to present SexPop (SXSW Edition). SexPop is a music series based out of Seattle & Los Angeles that focuses on breaking Synth-Pop, Disco-Pop, Tropical and Indie-Dance acts from around the globe. Our Goal: Merge the two worlds of live events and dance parties together as one. All we ask is that you bring your moves and we’ll bring the tunes.
2:00pm – Hot Cops
3:00pm – The Pass
4:00pm – Touch Sensitive
5:00pm – Cardiknox
6:00pm – Chela
7:00pm – Thief
8:00pm – Story Of The Running Wolf
9:00pm – Gemini Club
10:00pm – Night Drive
11:00pm – French Horn Rebellion
12:00am – FMLYBND
1:00am – 8th Grader
Wednesday, March 12th
2pm – 2am
The Firehouse Lounge
605 Brazos St,
Austin, TX 78701
Hero (feat. Skylar Grey) [NFS Soundtrack]
The man on the moon has been keeping busy lately. Aside from an impromptu album release just a few weeks ago, Kid Cudi will be in the upcoming video game-based Need for Speed film with Breaking Bad’s Aaron Paul and recently anded the role of Ari Gold’s assistant in HBO’s Entourage film. Naturally, Cudder also was given a song on the NFS soundtrack which surfaced earlier this evening.
“Hero” features some accompaniment from Skylar Grey, but certainly falls in line with the cinematic feel of Cudi’s music as of late. Over atmospheric and building production, the Cleveland emcee delivers his unique, dark lyricism in a way that only he knows how. Grey’s vocals come in a bit later and actually work surprisingly well in a unique collaboration. Enjoy this one above and grab a free download through the Google Play store.