Sunday Night Soul [Vol. 16]

Sunday Night Soul

Good evening ninjas. It’s the first weekend of March, which means spring is right around the corner (although the snow outside my window would seem to indicate otherwise). Tonight also happens to be Oscars night, and since your favorite movie/actor/composer didn’t win that award you so desperately wanted them to (sorry again, Leo. There’s always next time), you’ll have to begin the healing/venting process somewhere (probably through Twitter). Well, we’ve  got the soundtrack for both transitions right here, with another excellent edition of Sunday Night Soul. This week’s lineup features some incredibly beautiful numbers from a multitude of talented artists. I know we say that just about every time, but efforts from Owl EyesGabriel Garzón MontanoSunni Colón, abhi//dijon, Olsen, Chiara, Saint Pepsi, Olivia Louise, Gene Noble, Black Atlasskuma, Beshken and Giraffage really struck a chord with us this week. Of course those weren’t the only ones we liked, so we’d suggest digging through immediately to figure out what your favorites are–trust us, it’s tougher than it sounds.

Jeremy Passion
Aloha For Now (Cover)
Gabriel Garzón Montano
Everything Is Everything
Tom Misch & Carmody
We Used to Know
she. (made of old damaged files)
no clue.
Owl Eyes
Something About Us (Daft Punk Cover)
Sunni Colón
Voyage/Lightyears (demo)
Jordan Rakei
Chris Dave + Bob Marley
Together Ft. Mark Borgazzi
Tei Shi
Nevermind The End (Saint Pepsi Remix)
Chiara x Skye Chai
The World is Ours
Olivia Louise
Skin Deep ( produced by Moteleola)
Know Who You Are Feat Alicia Keys
William Bolton
Lets Stay Together (prod. Times New Roman)
Teedra Moses
All i Ever Wanted
Ginette Claudette
Better Love feat. Rico Love
Emerson Brooks
Beg (prod. By Alex Isaak & Emerson Brooks)
Tony Collins
Love Someone
Gene Noble
Dawn Richard
Dark Horse (Unicorn Remix)
Jhene Aiko & Raekwon
The Worst (Ted Smooth Mix)
Göld Spex
Jon E.K.
Those Eyes
Erik Hassle
Innocence Lost (feat. Tinashe)
Boss Miller
So Far From Home (Prod. by Dweezy James)
All I Really Need (Featuring Kenzie May)
Black Atlass
Duncan Gerow
Miguel + Timbaland = Sure Thing
Raphael Saadiq Ft. DAngelo
Be Here (aywy. & TEME rework)
Crazy In Love
Pharell Williams Feat. Daft Punk
Gust of Wind (Harrison Edit)
Paul Couture
O.A.K (One of A Kind )
Jesse Boykins III
Plain (prod. by Machinedrum)
Tom Misch
You Got Me Flying
If Only You
Icebox 2.0 (Omarion X Craig David)
Arµ 2
Right Here (REMIX)
Dont Call This Love (Sh?m Rendition)
Justin Bieber
Hold Tight (PHNTM Remix)
F. U. All The Time (Illo Remix)
Shivum Sharma
Flicker (SoulCircuit Remix)
Doja Cat
SO HIGH (Beshken Remix)
Dont Wait (Giraffage Remix)
Lovin (SevnthWonder Remix)
Raleigh Ritchie
Stronger Than Ever (MJ Cole Remix)
Bok Bok ft Kelela
Melbas Call
The Weeknd
Or Nah (Stwo Edit)
Love U More
Milo Mills
Ocean Gang
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[Soul] 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

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)

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)

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)


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.


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
Single Ladies (Elephante Remix)
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)
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
The Nile
Son Lux
Flickers (Zeds Dead Remix)
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[Hip-Hop] Skizzy Mars – Too Ill (Prod. Michael Keenan)

Skizzy Mars - Too ILL
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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