Sometimes the greatest things happen when you least expect it. It could be randomly meeting that special someone who you’ll spend the rest of your life with. It could be unknowingly making a difference in a stranger’s day, providing someone with the hope to go on. It could be as simple as a stumbling upon an artist that you previously didn’t know much about. Regardless of what causes this feeling, it’s one that’s inexplicably wonderful, causing surging emotions that overtake every last existing thought.
We’re no stranger to Los Angeles-based Olivver, having previously written about a track of his with Jez Dior, but we have to admit we were taken back upon hearing “Not Going Home.” Coming off his EP FREAK, this song sparkles with undeniable brilliance, flirting effortless between something you’d expect from a seasoned crooner and a pop-centric, indie artist.
Stirring up inspiration, “Not Going Home” latches itself onto a powerful bassline, simplistic percussion, and understated piano work. The lyrics especially stand out, providing an inspirational cadence that insights a strong revelry of emotional grandeur.
To say that we were beyond impressed is an understatement. In this blogger’s honest opinion, this is one of the better tracks we’ve stumbled upon in some time. We can’t wait to see what lies ahead for this uber-talented songwriter.
If you dig this tune, make sure to check out his recently released compilation of Bsides, which are all available as free downloads.
Something sexy and seductive for your Thursday morning?
Producer J.Tropic brings us a sultry new single ‘Solid Gold’ off of his upcoming EP ‘Love-Up’ released via Duty Noted Records on October 27th. J.Tropic is a fairly new producer this year but is showing us why is one of the hottest new producers to play to our music loving ears. The melody is hypnotic with mellow electronic beats mixed with a twist of soulful vocals. The song captures an intoxicating love between two people, and how life is not about money and pretty things, it is about the feelings two people have for one another. J.Tropic has an ear for combining addicting melodies with sugar coated vocals to produce something that is really solid gold.
Tripping (Bonus Track)
Following the release of Samadhi EP, Iman Omari is back at it with a whole new album titled “Energy”. This song, “Tripping”, is the bonus track in the deluxe edition of the album. Incorporating soul and R&B with dreamy and downtempo beats, the LA singer/producer can do it all. This song is the definition of what tranquility sounds like. The vocals feature his signature muffled sound, and the slow bass comes in with the killer piano riff. In the limited duration of the song, you’re sucked into this dream and venturing into his world of music. There’s nothing better than chillaxing and feeling at ease with just the power of a simple tune, and any song on this album does just that.
If you’re into alternative, soul and lo-fi stuff just as much as we do, check out Iman Omari and give this a listen. Sky is the limit for this talented musician.
Oh man oh man! Here we have Oliver‘s brand new Light Years Away EP, featuring two breathtaking tunes, each exploring the realms of dance and nu-disco music.
The first track, titled “Light Years Away”, resembles the duo’s classic “Night Is On My Mind” which has that heavyweight funky bass line and ascending synths that will shake the whole place down. This song has a lengthy buildup and features deep robotic voice samples that will leave you headbanging uncontrollably. The second track, titled “Fast Forward”, is a fast-paced dance masterpiece consisting of this killer groovy synth and “Daft-worthy solos”.
We are genuinely amazed by how much the Fool’s Gold duo manages to achieve in just two tunes. They’re crossing subgenres and definitely bring up the standard in the revival of disco music. With that said, wait no more, put on your dancing shoes, get up and get movin’!
’Oliver – Light Years Away’
CURTAIN CALL (P A T H REMIX)
16 year old bass sensation P A T H has returned to TMN with another well thought out, groovy and glitched remix; this time of Jacuzzi’s “Curtain Call”. Coming off of an impressive and completely innovative rendition of Kimbra’s pop smash “Settle Down”, the Vermont native turns in another tune with a sound you would think to be beyond his years. An air of euphoria fills the tune from its onset of muted pads down to the first breath of dreamy string arrangements, and we just couldn’t seem to wrap our heads around its subtle intricacies with just one listen. Which is why it’s been on repeat at this writer’s desk for about twenty minutes now. And sticking to his altruistic record with his music, P A T H is giving this one away for free on FB here. Hop to it, slink back and let this one ride loud on a real set of monitors.
Friday The 13th (Original Mix)
If there are two things we know for sure about artist FIGURE, it would be that one, he makes insane, loud, bass-thumping tunes and two, he has an enormous love for all things horror related from movies to television shows to music. With his latest tour “Terrorvision”, FIGURE is taking both of these loves and combining them to produce a massively unique way to enjoy his music. On the upcoming tour, FIGURE said:
“Terrorvision has been a concept I’ve been putting together for some time now, something I thought would go really well with my annual Monsters series.
I wanted to create the ability to compile tons of custom edited clips the same way I have compiled tons of music for my sets over the years. I’m a horror buff and I’ve amassed an extensive collection of classic shock theatre and obscure films which is definitely an inspiration for the visual direction on this tour.
Through partnering with Rane/Serato and using their hardware I now have the ability to map these custom visuals to my music on the fly, adding a brand new element to my live show. Many artists look at visuals as a way to simply customize the blank slates of wall behind them. WithTerrorvision it’s another dimension of my music. An intense visual backdrop giving my fans a window into where i draw inspiration; my vision as a producer, coming together on stage where the visuals brings it all to life.”
You won’t want to miss out on this experience so make sure to grab tickets when they go on sale September 12th. Get a little sneak peek below to see what you can expect for this terrifying tour.
Perhaps one of the most forward thinking musicians in the world, Nick Zammuto -who made quite the name for himself as a member of one of the most influential and acclaimed indie acts from the past decade The Books- brings his progressive, lo-fi take on music, fittingly called Zammuto, to Denver at Lost Lake Lounge with a little help from your trusty friends at The Music Ninja this Friday, September 12. Coming off of their incredible LP Anchor which dropped on September 2, Zammuto’s live act is nothing short of an incredibly layered and beautiful spectacle. One which we were so excited about in fact, we wanted to extend our hand in presenting to our Denver readers for a chance at a pair of tickets. Entering the contest is a cake walk. Simply follow these steps below and CHECK YOUR EMAIL. We will draw a winner on Friday, Sept 12th (day of show). If you don’ respond in two hours, we’ll go to the next person. You snooze, you lose.
There are a few rules, of course:
– You must be 21 or over to enter.
– You are responsible for transportation.
– You must bring a valid form of ID to pick up your tickets at the door
In anticipation of the show this Friday, stream one of our favorite cuts from Anchor, “Hegemony” below, and read our track review of “Need Some Sun” here. We’ll see you out this weekend!