[Melbourne Bounce] SCNDL – The Munsta (Original)

The Munsta

Melbourne Bounce has officially taken over the US ninjas, and we are 100% okay with that. There is something addictive about this style of dance music that makes you want to shuffle until your legs fall off. Today we have a bounce banger straight out of Melbourne from Monstercat reps, SCNDL.

“The Munsta” has every main ingredient to be considered an anthem: a bitchin’ bass-line to make the booty bounce, along with a breakdown that’ll have grandma needing a hip replacement. That just screams ‘anthem.’ The guys from SCNDL have really set the bar with this one, so put on your best shuffling shoes, turn up the volume, and dance the day away! “The Munsta” is out on Beatport, so make sure to get your copy now!

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[Trap] The Chainsmokers – #SELFIE (Prince Fox Remix)

The Chainsmokers
#SELFIE (Prince Fox #Remix #Edit)

We already know what you’re thinking, “#SELFIE? Please no.” Don’t worry, we aren’t here to get The Chainsmokers viral jam stuck in your head, but let’s face it, you’re probably trying to decide what filter to use for the selfie you just took. XX Pro or Valencia? We understand you want to look tan.

After perusing through SoundCloud, we stumbled across yet another #SELFIE remix and thought to ourselves, “not this again”. Little did we know, we had just discovered the most hyphy remix of this track to date. New York producer/student, Sam Lassner – AKA Prince Fox – decided to twerkify The Chainsmokers’ #SELFIE and give us another justified reason to take narcissism to the next level. As if we aren’t egotistic enough in this world, Prince Fox made it clear that being self-absorbed is acceptable by society…especially if you’re able to dance it out at the same time.

With a roaring bass-line strong enough to set off the San Andreas fault, Prince Fox puts his signature tweak on this revolutionary gem and takes #SELFIE to a dimension full of 808s and grimy beats – two of which are in this song. Have a listen for yourself but make sure you have your cameras ready.

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Exclusive Interview with Victor Niglio [TMN RESIDENT ARTIST]

Victor Niglio
Diplo pres. Diplo & Friends (Victor Niglio Guest Mix)

As we continue our march through May, we’re delighted to bring you a one on one conversation with our favorite Philly-born Lothario. Check out what he had to say about bringing his family to his shows, what producers we should keep an eye on, and who slings up the best cheesesteak in town.

TMN: Hey Victor! Thank you for taking some time to chat with us today, and even more so, being our resident artist for the month of May. Let’s kick things off by talking about something we’ve noticed over the past few months. You actually bring your whole family out (grandma, mom, dad, aunts, etc) to your shows. This isn’t something you see everyday. What made you decide to bring the whole Niglio clan?

VN: It wasn’t really me deciding to bring them, it was them deciding they wanted to come! Kinda epic when your grandmom asks when she can come see your next show.

TMN: What was their reaction like?

VN:They all LOVE it. They have more fun than most people at the clubs, I’d say.

TMN: From Vlogs, to producer tips, to teaming up with clothing companies, you’ve always been very interactive with your fans. Talk to us about what inspires to to connect more.

VN: I used to be a fan of DJs before I was one, and seeing the slightest bit of interaction between DJ & fan was really the coolest thing to me as a fan. I’m so interactive because it’s what I would want if I was a fan of myself (lol what)

TMN: Alright, let’s head back to the beginning. You’re were classically trained on the piano as a child, and it wasn’t until you heard Bloody Beetroots that you wanted to make the switch. What was it about “Warp” that really caught your ear?

VN: Warp is pure energy. It’s one of those tracks you can show to someone who doesn’t have a clue, but they listen to it, tap their foot, and say ‘wow this is cool!’. So me, writing orchestral music in Logic, hearing warp for the first time, I’m tapping my foot and saying ‘wow, I want to make whatever this is!’

TMN: Speaking of those guys, they’re heavily rooted in hard rock/heavy metal. Do you have some of those same influences?

VN: Yea, I was totally into that scene. Alternative rock, heavy metal, grindcore. I was and still am a big fan of bands like Chelsea Grin, We Came As Romans, August Burns Red, Enter Shikari, and even stuff like The Killers and Say Anything, so the rock influence of ‘Warp’ totally helped grab the metal kid inside of me.

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[Hip-Hop] Ninety – See That + Weightless

See That
Tyler Hawkins
Weightless (prod. Yung H33m)

A few months back, we introduced a fresh Brookyln emcee named TRW of the bi-coastal Wread Wrkr collective. The west-coast faction of WW, Bay Area-based duo Ninety, have also been putting in work as of late with a solid debut EP released and a number of impressive loose tracks. Energetic rapper Tyler Hawkins and quick-flowed emcee/producer MikeyCtheMan capture the positive vibes of the west coast drawing inspiration from both latitudes of California, while incorporating their own unique vocals and new-age influences.

“See That,” a track from their debut release The Tales of the Two of A Kindperfectly embodies the chemistry and contrasting styles between MCM and Tyler. While Tyler brings the non-stop energy and unconventional style, Mikey showcases both a knack for smooth samples and a more classic-inspired rapping technique. The most recent Ninety offering comes from one half of the duo, Hawkins, on the track/video titled “Weightless.” Over appropriately airy production from frequent collaborator, Yung H33m, Tyler’s erratic, entertaining lyricism shines and serves as a perfect introduction to a raw, talented artist. The video, directed by Ari Kamin, matches the energy as Hawkins kicks his bars over the backdrop of a bright blue sky.

Ninety’s young library is full of jams that perfectly complement sunny summer weather. Check a couple tracks above and the dope visuals below; and if you’re feeling it find some more on SoundCloud.

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[Dreamfolk] Still Parade – Reunion

Still Parade

If you’re having a bad day, press play and close your eyes. Let the soft, feathery vocals of Still Parade take you away to a better place.

Coming off the Fields EP (out on Serve & Volley Records) , “Reunion” offers us another listen to vocals that completely overtake what you’re doing, demanding that you stop, listen and enjoy. As we saw with “Actors,” they have a knack for creating slow-building, progressive folk, that eventually crecendos into a melodic climax. This time around, we hear the inclusion of some powerful drumming and trumpet work, which creates a charging summertime folk tune that’s worthy of whatever adventures lie ahead.

Lyrically, this tells a story that any person can relate to. Check out what they had to say about the inspirations behind “Reunion.”

When I was 15, I spent some time with this girl, who was a bit older and she left this really big impression on me. I was in love, but things never got serious. And I kept thinking about this when I wrote “Reunion”. I imagine, how it would be if we’ve met and if things would have been different. There were all these pictures in my head and I tried to put them in this song.
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[MP3 Playlist] Indie Dojo (May 2014 Round #1)


May 6th. The day  the quirky “Cindo De Drinko”  term doesn’t seem so quirky anymore. We might not have the best hangover cure for all those tequila shots you slammed last night, but we do have a playlist that takes minimal effort to listen to. Just keep the volume on low if you really, really need to.

Reel Me In
I Think I Like You
The Bells
We All Need Something (feat. Jade Lawhon)
Lady Lamb the Beekeeper
Believe (by Cher)
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[Hip-Hop] Travi$ Scott – Don’t Play (Feat. Big Sean & The 1975)

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Travi$ Scott Ft. Big Sean + The 1975
Don't Play

After he first unveiled the song nearly 2 months ago during a live performance at SXSW, fans have been chomping at the bit to get their hands on Travi$ Scott‘s latest single. With a radio rip surfacing a few weeks back under the mistaken title of “1975,” we knew it was only a matter of time before we would finally be able to hear the final version of the track in all its glory.

Although we have to settle for the clean version for now, it’s still abundantly clear that Big Sean and La Flame are not playing around with this one. Travi$’ rapid ascent over the last year has definitely made for one of the more remarkable stories to follow in hip-hop (as chronicled in his recent Houston To Osaka documentary). It’s astonishing just how quickly the young spitter has been able to step out from the shadows of his fellow G.O.O.D. Music/Grand Hustle associates, and establish his own brand. With his debut album Rodeo slated for release later this year, we’re pretty confident the Houston native has a few more heaters just like this stashed away for the summer.

UPDATE: Added the official explicit CDQ version of the track, now with a credited feature from The 1975. 

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