[NEW] Azealia Banks – Count Contessa

Count Contessa
Azealia Banks

With the release date and tracklist for her debut album unveiled, YouTube sensation and NY femcee Azealia Banks is ready to drop two new projects over the next year. Although unconventional, the Lone-produced single ‘Count Contessa” holds the similar tongue-twisting rhymes and high-energy electro synth rhythms that made her track “212” such a hit. Her debut Broke With Expensive Taste drops early next year and her follow-up mixtape Fantasea II: The Second Wave is set to release July 11th, 2014.

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[NEW] Sleigh Bells – You Don’t Get Me Twice

Sleigh Bells
You Don't Get Me Twice

Loud, brash, abrasive, yet ultimately sweet. That’s what you’d expect from a Sleigh Bells production, and the pair don’t disappoint with their brand new single, “You Don’t Get Me Twice.” Utter chaos is abound, as screeching guitars and thumping percussion lead the charge on this ice cold breakup anthem. Check out the track above, and prepare yourself for the pair’s upcoming third studio album, Bitter Rivals, in stores October 8th.

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[Hip-Hop] Danny Brown – Side A (Old)

Danny Brown
Side A (Old)

Danny Brown‘s new album, Old, is due out at the end of this month, and we’re eagerly counting down the days until its release. Today we’re treated with the project’s intro, “Side A,” a menacingly manic single that fits right in the Detroit spitter’s lane. The track’s style seems to be a throwback to Danny’s 2010 breakout project, The Hybrid, and a chorus that claims “They want that old Danny Brown” all but confirms those suspicions. Check out the single above, and make sure you have your pre-orders ready for Old‘s September 30th release.

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[NEW] Pusha T – Nosestalgia (Feat. Kendrick Lamar) (Prod. Nottz)

Pusha T
Nosetalgia (Ft. Kendrick Lamar)

How do you go about dethroning Drake and Jay-Z? Well a good place to start would be with another high profile collaboration, this time between two of the most talented lyricists in the game, Pusha T and Kendrick Lamar. Premiered by DJ Funk Flex, the highly anticipated single features the bicoastal duo taking center stage over a rather sparse guitar driven beat. The minimalistic nature of the Nottz produced instrumental fits right in with previous singles released earlier this year, like “Numbers On The Board” and “Who I Am.” Check out the single above (with tags for now) and be on the lookout for My Name Is My Name, set to finally drop on October 8th.

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[Synth-Pop] Digital Farm Animals – Bad Idea ft. Holly & MNEK

Digital Farm Animals
Digital Farm Animals 'Bad Idea' ft. Holly Partridge & MNEK

London’s Digital Farm Animals has been quite the apple of this publication’s eye, or ear for that matter,  since we had the pleasure of debuting their first single “Adore You” back in July followed by an intimate exclusive interview early last month. It’s safe to say that DFA’s artistic prowess and quality of electronic production has swallowed our psyche, simultaneously placing them on our proverbial list on “One’s to Watch For” in 2014. With their forthcoming EP, which was recorded mainly under the influence of some Down Under inspiration in Australia, Bugged Out, having just been released on August 26, DFA has released their second synth-wave driven, pop laced track “Bad Idea” featuring contributions from Holly & a recent collaborator on Duke Dumont’s smash single “Hold On”, MNEK. DFA’s sophomore public contribution follows a melancholy pop song blueprint conjoined with a moving vocal track which sees both vocalists’ skills intertwining in a product sounding in the same vein as South London’s soul songstress Jessie Ware, before unleashing on a simple, but rhythmically boisterous chorus. We’re certainly excited for more material from Digital Farm Animals as their first two entries into TMN’s life have been primly polished pieces of left-field pop music just brimming with potential, and catchy enough for any style of music consumer. Stream the tune above and have a Happy Monday.

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[Trap] Feed Me – Rat Trap

Feed Me
Feed Me
Rat Trap

If you needed a reason (but who really needs those?) to get excited for Feed Me‘s upcoming album, Calamari Tuesday, this would be it. “Rat Trap” was first previewed around this time last year in Feed Me’s Essential Mix for BBC Radio 1, but now we finally have our hands on the complete, original release. It’s almost difficult to gauge just how amped up this epic trap anthem gets us around the TMN offices, but let’s just say by the end we were jumping off the walls and ceilings (although that is pretty commonplace for us, given that we are ninjas and all). Honestly though, if you ever needed to make an entrance anywhere, I can’t see why this wouldn’t be your number one choice. From the reverberating bass to the video game style blips this track has just about everything you need. Check it out above and let us know if you were able to resist pressing the play button multiple times after your first listen. Be on the lookout for Calamari Tuesday, when it drops on October 14th.

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[MP3 Playlist] The Chill Dojo #53

chill dojo

With week number 53 clocking over it almost feels like a new start, that is until you realise that every dojo brings something fresh to the table. Come check out our weekly specials below.

It all starts with Shoe Scene Symphony, a pair of talented producers from Southern California, and their unique take on a recent hit from Kaskade. ‘Atmosphere’ was one of the biggest tracks this summer, and is sure to ignite a ton of hard-hitting remixes with wild festival crowds in mind. However, these guys have captured the emotion of this song in a way far more powerful than any heavy drop. The pleasant electronic melodies and rhythmic percussion make for one incredible vibe that does justice to the polish of the original. And speaking of remixes, just when I thought I had heard enough interpretations of Goldroom’s  ‘Fifteen’ for one lifetime, J-Art & Madan have come out with another to make me fall in love with it all over again. It’s got a tropical flavour as you’d expect, but is still incredibly fresh through and through, with plenty of special touches to keep your head bopping the whole time. But now the time is right to get your whole body moving with another incredible groove from Aeroplane. This jam was made for setting dancefloors alight, and that bassline just can’t be ignored. Not a week goes by where Kaytranada doesn’t blow our mind with another future sounding beat, and this time it’s Azealia Banks getting the remix treatment from the master. It’s getting harder and harder to describe the constant magic he’s able to produce, but it’s also at the point where seeing his name alone in a post warrants an instant download anyway. Elevated, the first official release from incredible beatmaker IAMNOBODI is out soon, but to wet your appetite he’s dropped a preview with ‘Maputo Dance’. Sexy bass is always a winner in our books, and the man knows how to set the vibe just right with his silky sounds.

It’s been a very good week for chill music, simple as that. Peace out.

Chill Dojo #53 zip

Atmosphere (Shoe Scene Symphony Remix)
Fifteen (JArt & Madan Remix)
Wonderful (Aeroplane Remix)
Azealia Banks
Atm Jam Featuring Pharrell (Kaytranada Edition)
Maputo Dance
Just little
Gladys Knight
Grapevine (Mr. Carmack Remix)
Sean Mackey
Mountain Republic (SizzleBird Remix)
Bow Wow ft. Ciara
Like You (starRo remix)
Tajan & fwdslxsh
Hold On, Were Going Home (Kastle Remix)
Every Day Of The Week (Stwo Edition)
Good Night my Love (Joachim Pastor remix)
Vōssākōrv (Hemingway Remix)
Markus Spitta, Tom Odell & Fleetwood Mac
Dancing In The Rain (AA Everywhere Bootleg)
It Breaks Your Heart (Marv Remix)
Laid Blak
Lava (Timmokk Remix)
James Blake
I Am Sold (Stil & Bense Remix)
Nova Albion
City Streets (MyKill Remix)
Bostro Pesopeo
Cheer up
Le Roi Crocodile
How I Feel
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