Tamara Saul x New Mantra
The female vocalists that come through TMN’s email on a daily basis continue to impress beyond words.
Let me introduce you to Tamara Saul, a Croatian beauty who knows how to write songs and even more, how to sing them to make your ears feel alive. With her honey-smooth sound, Saul intertwines a mix of quiet electronic melodies with her soulful voice in her most recent release ‘Fading Out’. She puts it best about her sound, Saul is ‘all about the beautiful noise of the streets, r’n’b, hip-hop, long nights and cocktails, soul and coffee’. Cannot wait to hear more from this vocally stunning crooner.
Professional (Kicks N Licks Remix)
If you’ve been following our posts here on TMN, you know who Andy Joplin and Jerrod Jordan are, or KnL, as we call them. This DJ/Producer duo is heavily rooted in melodically focused bass music, which is why we’ve kept writing about them over and over again. This time around, we’re featuring their latest release, which happens to be an artist often remixed.
In this take on The Weeknd’s “Professional,” we’re offered up some hearty 808s in accompaniment to soft flowing synths, ethereal production, and delightfully treated vocal samples. It’s sexy, sultry and is probably going to make it on a few of you ninja’s “Bedroom Mixes.”
Just make sure to send a tweet out to the guys if all goes well.
Jan 18th / Velvet Jones / Santa Barbara, CA
Jan 21st / The Catalyst / Santa Cruz, CA
Jan 22nd / Hopmonk / Sebastopol, CA
Jan 23rd / SLO Brewhouse / San Luis Obispo, CA
Jan 24th / La Salles / Chico, CA
Jan 25th / 1up / Reno, NV
Jan 28th / The Press Club / Sacramento, CA
Jan 30th / Lo-Fi / Salt Lake City, UT
Jan 31st / Cervantes’ Other Side / Denver, CO
Feb 6th / Moxi Theater / Greeley, CO
Feb 7th / Rawkus / Colorado Springs, CO
Feb 8th / Agave / Avon, CO
You Stressin (produced by Disclosure)
New York emcee Bishop Nehru and U.K.-based EDM duo Disclosure make for an unlikely combination. However, with the range that both have demonstrated, it should come as no surprise that their collaboration, released a few hours ago, turned out incredibly well. On “You Stressin,” Disclosure creates a glitchy, and lo-fi funky, instrumental that fits Nehru’s nonchalance to a key. Check this ill cut above.
San Francisco bounce-house purveyor Worthy got our day going the right way with the release of his first original of the New Year and a free download at that, “Get It”. With a steady stream of animated remixes and edits behind him to close out 2013, “Get It” stays in line with that frenetic and energetic booty-tech sound he and his Dirtybird label mates have become the face for; hopefully also signaling more tunes to come such as this in 2014. The vocal track on “Get It” is steeped in the right amount of hollowy reverb and spliced ever so perfectly behind a pounding four-to-the-floor pattern, placing the choppy vocal hook on a repeating loop in your head if you give into it in the slightest. Worthy’s unique fusion of house, techno and straight up twerk inducing rhythms has been a sound for which we have been utterly bananas over, and we couldn’t wait to share this one with you as soon as it dropped. Grab the free download of “Get It” here in exchange for a measly Facebook like, or just stream above.
This morning we have the pleasure of premiering a vibrant piece of music from Minneapolis next-wave funk revivalists Strange Names. “Ricochet”, the duo’s first single off of an impending debut long-player Common Attraction due out later this Spring, boasts a melodic and bouncy electric bass line which demands its listener’s full attention from the onset. Only moments after letting a distinct groove unfold, both Liam Benzvi and Francis Jimenez’ complimentary vocals cast another layer entirely on the tune, simultaneously letting Jimenez’ sprightly guitar riff – which sounds as if it could have been lifted off of a late 70’s funk record – work into the movement, again prompting a shift in gears into its final form. While at first listen, “Ricochet” may seem like an intricate indie pop track, there is a very welcome tinge of gloom feigned within its heart. There is something absolutely addicting about Strange Names’ unique sound and with two EP’s to their credit as well as a 7″ on the Best Coast and FIDLAR releasing White Iris Records, we can’t wait to hear whatever else we can get our hands on leading up to Common Attraction. Stream “Ricochet” above.
Elephante was one of the fastest rising EDM producers in the game by the end of 2013, with his Soundcloud amassing over 500k plays in the last two months of the year. Already a few weeks in 2014 and has dropped another undeniably singable house remix of The Unlikely Candidates’ indie-alternative gem “Follow My Feet.” Elephante’s ability to fuse his energetic and accessible brand of melodic big room house with TUC’s soul grabbing lyrics and folk-inspired vocals makes for a song that captures the energy of a summer festival, during these cold winter times. Whether you’re looking to start a party, crush a tough workout, or jam out on a road trip with the windows down and the volume up, you won’t find a situation where this track won’t do the trick, and do it well.
The Unlikely Candidates
Follow My Feet (Elephante Remix)
Also check out Elephante’s latest release, another well crafted indie big room house remix of AYER’s cool, infectious smash entitled “Young.”
Young (Elephante Remix)