OSWALD – Sea Full of Sharks (ft. Hannah Georgas) [TMN PREMIERE]

Sea Full Of Sharks (feat. Hannah Georgas)

As we come out of our luxurious three-day weekend, we’re anxious to start unloading the bevy of delicious tunes that stacked up over the brak. Among a few other premieres we have today, we’re admittedly most excited to bring you this genre-bending tune from 18 year old rapper, OSWALD.

Hailing from San Francisco’s flourishing hip hop scene, this deep-thinking, often-cerebral lyricist is following up on a what seems like a year-long release hiatus, welcoming his fans back to his next level observations. “Sea Full of Sharks” is an interesting blend of musical genres, creating something that will flirt effortlessly with the varying fans from each. Canadian singer/songwriter Hannah Georgas walks the song in to some fluttering chords and driving hip hop percussion, leading us to think that we might be in store for a supercharged synth pop song.

Taking an unexpected turn, OSWALD enters the tune, laying down his views on the milked over state of hip hop. Throughout his verses, which stylistically remind us of Das Racist at times, Georgas pops in and out with her delicate indie style vocals for the chorus. It’s not only a unique approach, but it’s one that we can’t stop listening to.

Look for “Sea Full of Sharks” on OSWALD’s debut EP, Ride, due out October 14th.

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Kicks n Licks – Morning Light (Instrumental Version) [TMN EXCLUSIVE]

Kicks n Licks
Morning Light (Instrumental Version)

Andy Joplin & Jerrod Jordan have come to make a lasting impression on their fans, the blogosphere, and the world. Coming from San Diego, this devilish DJ/Producer have always had a knack for the melodic, seamlessly blending rolling basslines with breathtaking melodies. Since their inception some two years ago, these two have provided laid-back vibes ranging from dubstep to glitch hop, to trap and future bass. Regardless of the genre, there were always a few guarantees – bass would be present and melodies would be defined.

Their latest release, which comes off their Momentum EPM embodies that mindset more than ever, providing an achingly beautiful soundscape worthy of cinematic greatness. Featuring singer K. Emaline, “Morning Light,” was a song that delved deep into PLUR culture, asking the listener to carelessly escape their day-to-day lives. Getting lost in an encompassing rhythmic percussion section, this song easily paved the way for the hopeless dreamers to wander along a story rife with self-discovery, passion and love.

After some requests from their loyal fans, Kicks n Licks have decided to provide the instrumental version to this song. While we certainly enjoyed the more than lovely vocals from Ms. Emaline, we were admittedly excited to succomb to the rich, atmospheric soundscape comprised of light, chimes, chirping birds, and expertley crafted percussion.

We all need an escape in our day to day lives. Whether it’s stepping outside for a quick smoke, or just closing your eyes for a few brief seconds, it’s a necessary accompaniment to our day. Our suggestion? Put this on during that break from reality. It’s only going to amplify the effects of those crucial endorphins.

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[Tribal Disco] Justin Faust – Spellbound

Justin Faust

If there is ever a day where we wish we were wizards, it would be today because Justin Faust just cast a groovy spell on us that has us all grabbing our wands and a glass of bubbly to start the day off on a magical note. After a hiatus from the music world, the boogie master is back and hotter than ever with his latest original, “Spellbound”. The Munich producer sends us down a spell-binding path full of futuristic 80’s synths, some tribal-esque percussion, and a disco flow strong enough to enchant Harry Potter himself.

With this being the first release of his upcoming full-length album, Spellbound, Justin Faust has proved to us that he is ready to show the dance music world all of the sorcery and witchcraft he has been practicing over time. Keep your eyes peeled for the full release on September 19th on Discotexas and make sure to get your wands ready in the mean time.

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[Progressive House] James Young – Habits Of My Heart (Luke Shay Remix) [TMN Premiere]

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Habits Of My Heart (Luke Shay Remix)

After arriving onto the dance scene with a bullet by winning Adventure Club’s official “Wonder” remix competition in March and racking up over a million Soundcloud plays in a matter of months, L.A. via Virginia Beach producer Luke Shay has returned with an uplifting progressive house remix of James Young’s “Habits Of My Heart”. Shay’s latest contribution to the dance community combines a superbly catchy lead synth line and shuffling hi-hats which work brilliantly with James Young’s original vocal track. Further bolstering this bouncy body of dance arrangement; the moment the track fully opens behind its first climax we found it basically impossible not to smile and bounce along for its duration- which if you’ve been with us Ninjas for a while now, you hopefully know that’s one of our favorite feelings in the world. Already with stellar remixes of Pegboard Nerds and Tritonal supported by the likes of Diplo, Krewella, Gareth Emery and of course Adventure Club, Shay carries a keen sense of traditional musicianship often lacking from the world of electronic music, providing yet another reason we were so excited to share this one with the world in the form of a TMN Premiere. Following an extended weekend, this was the perfect remedy to uplift our spirits, and we think it will have the same effect on our savvy readers as well. Stream Luke Shay’s remix of “Habits Of My Heart” above and try not to pull a hamstring dancing along with this one.

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LuvBug – Resonance (Dexcell Remix) [TMN PREMIERE]

Resonance (Dexcell Remix)

This newly formed dance collective made up of Marvin Humes, Grammy nominated JKAY, and producer White N3rd is quickly garnering the adoration of the music-lover community. Better known as LuvBug, the trio made waves with their vocal-driven, groovy tune “Resonance.” Coming out in October, this debut single has already hit #7 in the popular charts on The Hype Machine and is sitting at #10 on the Shazam chart.

Taking into account  their love for 90’s raves and London heritage, it’s only natural to see a stunning Drum and Bass remix following the success of the original. In comes Dexcell, the Watford based trio comprised of David Wilson, Sammy Stabile, and Adam Smart. With an up-tempo facelift, “Resonance” is given a liquid interpretation rife with fast paced percussion, rolling basslines, and light, ethereal synth work.

Expertly sampling vocals from the original, we find the association LuvBug’s charm still very much intact, giving us a solid connection to what we first fell in love with. With a solid take, Dexcell has just made a whole dojo’s worth of new fans.

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[MP3 Playlist] The Chill Dojo #99

chill dojo

It astounds me even as I write this, but yes we are up to edition #99 of The Chill Dojo. We’re not going to get all emotional on you yet, but we’ll let the music do that for us as we always do. First up is an artist we’ve watched since his early days, and have seen grow more and more with every release since. Basenji first caught our ear with his eclectic Cashmere Cat style, but his uniqueness has really come to the fore since. ‘Heirloom’ demonstrates exactly why this guy deserves to pack shows in Australia and beyond, and why he’ll always be someone we call out in all the playlists to come. We’re moving into some super chill house next, and this is a domain that Germany’s finest know all too well. The young LCAW is one of these producers reinventing libraries of indie folk songs with gorgeous downtempo beats and gentle touches which elevate the originals to levels of pure serenity. Ferdinand Weber is another one of these Munich-based adepts, and we highlighted his latest take on ‘ILYSB’ only a few days ago. One remix we’re yet to mention is from LA artist Woodys Produce, but we’d be foolish not to give a shout-out to his smooth slice of summer as half the world farewells this glorious season.

Look out, because this next feature may just steal your heart in more ways than one. The angelic Evangelia will captivate both sight and sound with her first electronic release in ‘Hourglass’. Every so often you hear a song that preludes an artist’s future greatness, and the vocal power of the NJ singer/songwriter reveals something truly special indeed, and we’ll be sure to hear her on many more tracks to come. We’re already well aware of the prolific abilities of Rameses B, and he once again delivers a melodic gem in ‘Broken Trust’. Weaving through ambient electronica like no one else can, the UK producer seems to control the very fragments of time with every moment of liquid tranquility, creating an astral journey through the pure emotion of sound.

Next week may be the milestone, but every week brings with it incredible highlights worth remembering well into the future.

Chill Dojo #99 zip

’Basenji – Heirloom’
’Ruu Campbell x LCAW – The Call’
’LANY – ILYSB (Ferdinand Weber Remix)’
ILYSB (WoodysProduce Summer Citrus Remix #8)’
’Evangelia – Hourglass (Prod. Iron Giant)’
’Rameses B – Broken Trust’
’Tenru – The Way She Moves’
’REAL SLOW – Sad Kids’
’REAL SLOW – You Flow’
’Snakehips – Days With You (Fwdslxsh Remix)’
’Kill Paris – Silence Of Heartbreak (Random Movement Remix)’
’Cazzette – Sleepless (Prince Fox & Jenaux Remix)’
’Flux Pavilion – Freeway (Kill The Noise & Flux Pavilion Remix)’
’Louis Futon
Silk (Kill Paris Remix)’
’Crystal Fighters – Love Alight (GANZ Remix)’
’Sable Feat. Kele – The One’
’Feki – Nothing Lasts Forever’
’813 – Tattoos On My Heart’
’Ryan Hemsworth – Cream Soda (with Tomggg)’
’jackLNDN – Play It Back’
’Golfland Sunsplash – Turqouise G Perspective’
’Aston Shuffle – Back And Forth (MooZ Remix)’
’Wrestlers – Say Anything (Feat. Twin Shadow and D’Angelo Lacy)’
’Geotheory – Aphrodite (Ramzoid Remix)’
’London Grammar – Strong (Claude VonStroke Remix)’
’OutKast – Ms. Jackson (The Golden Pony Remix)’
’Indiana – Heart On Fire (Duncan Murray Bootleg)’
’Electro Deluxe – Devil (BLVD95 Remix)’
’De Hofnar – Shower (Bootleg)’
’Body Language – Good Things’
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[Video] DJ Quintino – Don’t go soft, GO HARD

Don’t be embarrassed, we have all been there. If you are suffering from a type of disfunction that a few unlucky ravers tend to have, musical doctor/DJ Quintino has just the solution to increase your performance! Taking a satirical play on the recently released single ‘Go Hard’, here’s a spoof to the popular “Viagra” commercial.

Make sure you and your friends don’t go soft!! GO HARD.

DJ Quintino is also up for vote for DJ Mags 100 TOP DJS, you can help him out by voting here.

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