[Soul] RKCB – Comatose

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RKCB
Comatose

Alright, ninjas. Before you pull yourself off of the couch, as you gracefully embrace your lazy Saturday afternoon, we’d like you to throw this tune on. If you have your main squeeze with you, this experience will be even better.

While we don’t have much information on RKCB, we can tell you this: his first release is simply stunning. Calling on similarities of RY X and James Vincent McMorrow, this modern day crooner has a soul-soothing voice that conveys a sultry premise that will perfectly fit into your “Bedroom Playlist.” With a simplistic, pulsing beat, “Comatose” instantly grabs your attention, making you want to look up the lyrics before you’re even done listening to it.

When the time is right, try throwing this tune on this evening. It’s sure to bring satisfactory results.

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[Shoe Gaze] The Mary Onettes – Naive Dream

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The Mary Onettes
Naive Dream

You say Sweden, I say ABBA. Well, gone are those days. Nordic noise has been making waves around European shores for quite some time. So have The Mary Onettes, since their debut EP emerged in 2005, to be precise.

Taken from their forthcoming mini-album Portico, out 4th of March: Naive Dream is pure shoe-gaze pleasure. With simmering ecstasies and a wall of woozy bliss, The Mary Onettes give hope to anyone with a hazy 80’s indie revival dream. Residues of Echo And The Bunnymen and all the distorted fizzyness of The Cure persist, but a beautiful ethereal fuzz is what prevails.

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[Chill] The Weeknd – Wanderlust (Snakehips Remix)

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The Weeknd
Wanderlust (Snakehips Remix)

It’s been way too long since we’ve heard from Snakehips, and we’re ready to welcome them back with open arms. Just as they did with their mind-blowing remix of BANKS‘ “Warm Water,” the UK duo adds an extra oomph to their take on The Weeknd‘s “Wanderlust.” If you’ve been following the blog closely, chances are you already know we’re huge fans of everything The Weeknd touches. While we love the Kiss Land original, and the Pharrell remix that followed, this enchanting rendition may just be the best version of the single we’ve heard to date. That’s because this Snakehips remix is an altogether immersive experience, highlighted by wavy synths, smooth percussion, and crisp, warm vocals that result in a far more upbeat and lighter listen. Chances are that you’ll never hear Abel quite like this ever again, so keep this one on repeat for at least the rest of the night.

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[Hip-Hop] A$AP Rocky – In Distress (Prod. Gesaffelstein)

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A$AP Rocky x Gesaffelstein
In Distress

Over the last week, the latest novel-to-movie, Divergent, has been building buzz for their already hyped film by enlisting some of the most exciting up and coming artists to contribute to the soundtrack. For hip-hop fans, today’s release is likely the most exciting. On “In Distress,” French house producer Gesaffelstein teams up with A$AP Rocky for an intense, and appropriately theatrical, track.

Gesaff’s dark and minimal funk sound works particularly well with Rocky’s slowed down, purple-tinted persona. We have already seen Gesaffelstein producing hip-hop on the big stage with his impressive contribution to Yeezus and this is yet another indication of his compatibility with the current direction of the genre. If you are not already familiar with the talented producer’s work, make sure to check out his stellar 2013 album, Aleph

Check the heavy “In Distress” above and hit the Buy link if you’d like to get the whole Divergent soundtrack.

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[Get Crunk] Clayton’s Friday Party Playlist (Vol 93)

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NINJASSSSSSSS, MOUNT UP. Ah, shit. It’s finally everyone’s favorite day of the week. It’s about that time of day where you start texting your crew, thinking about what you should get into, and envisioning what type of purchase you’re going to make at the LQ on the way home from work.

As you know, no night is complete without the perfect playlist, and below you’ll find just that. Uncork and get after it.

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Nostalgia
Jerry Folk Early 00s Jam
Kid Ink feat. Chris Brown
Show Me (LOVELESS Remix)
Dr.Dre & Snoop Dogg
Still D.R.E. vs The Next Episode (Mark Ianni Bootleg)
How We Bigfoot (Victor Niglio Bootleg)
The Game & 50 Cent vs. W&W
Beyonce
Single Ladies (Elephante Remix)
Foxes
Youth (Modern Machines Remix)
Strange Talk
Young Hearts (The Chainsmokers Remix)
Calvin Harris ft. Kelis
Bounce (Artec Remix)
BOING CRASH FUNK (Koyote Edit) Dada Life // Conro // Chuckie
Afrojack (feat. Wrabel)
Ten Feet Tall (Jordan & Jayce Remix)
Chuckie
The Party Crasher (Genairo Nvilla DD10Y Anniversary Remix)
Just Fine & Ecotek
The Godfather
A$AP Ferg
Shabba (Sleepy Tom Bootleg)
Pound Cake (ENFERNO RMX)
Drake Ft. Jay Z
Vaski
The Nile
Son Lux
Flickers (Zeds Dead Remix)
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[Hip-Hop] Skizzy Mars – Too Ill (Prod. Michael Keenan)

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Skizzy Mars
Too Ill (prod. Michael Keenan)

Skizzy Mars has definitely been on top of his game lately. After releasing the much heralded Phases nearly a year ago, Skiz had a relatively quiet 2013. While it’s easy to forget about artists during their brief lulls, we know Skiz spent his time in the lab wisely, waiting to return with a vengeance. Well, Skizzy Season is officially upon us now, as the 20 year old emcee has teamed up with producer Michael Keenan to string together a slew of smooth releases over the last few weeks.

His latest entry in that series, “Too Ill,” definitely lives up to its billing. Sampling the Snakehips remix of BANKS‘ “Warm Water,” (still one of our favorites at TMN), “Too Ill” features the NYC native playing to his strengths, utilizing his carefree, charismatic flow to weave together an intriguing narrative, while showcasing his penchant for crafting catchy hooks. Skizzy’s upcoming mixtape, Pace, is set to drop next week on March 4th, and we can’t wait to hear what else he has in store for us.

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Marika Hackman’s Five Favorite Songs [TMN RESIDENT ARTIST EXCLUSIVE]

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We love displaying all of the wonderful musical talent of our Resident Artists each and every month. However, sometimes we like to change it up and get to know what they like. We hit up Marika Hackman to see what she’s listening to at the moment, and she came back with five of her favorite songs. We loved the mix that she came up with, especially giving a nod to one of our all-time favorite tunes, “Caring is Creepy”.

Have a listen below, and keep your eyes peeled for an exclusive interview coming in the next few days!

Alt J
Bloodflood
Beach House
Zebra
Bon Iver
Michicant
Lykke Li
Love Out Of Lust
The Shins
Caring Is Creepy
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