[TMN Resident Artist] TJR’s Top 5 Songs to Start Fall

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Another month almost over and summer is slowly fading away with the early evenings and later mornings. We want to say thank you to TJR for an amazing month and of course we had to ask what songs he was feeling right now to share with you all. A great mix of songs to end our time with this highly talented artist who will continue to make 2013 an amazing year.

Crookers & Digi – Stiaah!

CanBlaster – I think about U

DJ Snake x Yellow Claw x Spanker – Slow Down

Deorro – Yee

Drake – From Time

Crookers & Digi
Stiaah
Canblaster
I Think About U
DJ Snake x Yellow Claw x Spanker
Slow Down
Deorro
Yee (Original Mix)
Drake
From Time (Ft. Jhené Aiko)
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Suzuki/Method – Be Cruel Be Kind [TMN PREMIERE]

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Suzuki/Method
Be Cruel Be Kind

In all honesty, the first thing we thought when we heard Suzuki/Method is how much f#%king fun it would be to see them live. We can just picture ourselves dancing around a theater to the playful guitar riffs and electro style synths. Take a listen to “Be Cruel Be Kind” and we’re sure you’ll know exactly what we’re talking about.

This tune, crafted by Salford based five piece Suzuki/Method, calls on references of 80’s electro pop in all the best ways, creating the urgent need to get out on the dance floor. With influences like Daft Punk, The Associates, 808 State and The Smiths you can understand how S/M has come to harness their unique sound. Providing a deliciously dancy twist on classic post punk vocals, these cats have something infectious brewing with this tune. We’re sure the rest of their upcoming EP, Native, will follow the same trend. Look for it’s release October 2oth on A1(M) Records.

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[LoveTrap] 3LAU, Paris & Simo Feat. Bright Lights – Escape (Aylen Remix)

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3LAU, Paris & Simo Feat. Bright Lights
Escape (Aylen Remix)

It’s been a little while since we’ve heard anything from our favorite Jersey producer/DJ Aylen. We always look forward to his releases, and after hearing this you’ll know why. Aylen has a way of truly transforming an original into something that’s truly his own. Yet, he manages to never completely deconstruct the song. He always incorporates just enough elements from the original, creating a tastefully done remix.

In this take, the melodies and some synths are familiar, calling back on this monster festival tune done by 3LAU, Paris & Simo. Yet by utilizing original vocal samples from label vocalist Heather Bright, as well as fusing in down tempo treated vocal samples Aylen has created a bass packed lovetrap stunner.

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[NEW] Zedd feat. Miriam Bryant – Push Play (Original Mix)

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Zedd feat. Miriam Bryant
Push Play

Zedd drops yet another anthem, featuring some glorious vocals from Miriam Bryant. He is quickly convincing all of us here at TMN that his upcoming album is going to one of the best this fall. And with plenty of other A-List artists gearing up for massive releases, we’re sure Zedd will be close to the top of the list. Can’t say enough about the production on this one, starting with some infectious melodies, and mixing in some heavy electro to balance it all out. Cheers.

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[Indie] Hollow & Akimbo – Solar Plexus

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Solar Plexus

There’s one thing that we’ve come to discover over the past few years. Jonathan Visger understands music on a level that most people can’t comprehend. His understanding for the fusing of traditional instruments and electronic elements has blown us away in releases under his moniker Absofacto, as well as his new side project Hollow & Akimbo.

In this recent release from the latter of his projects, we’re left feeling drawn in to a song that doesn’t have a traditional pop structure. The fast paced psychedelic synths, coupled with the dancy bassline and the smooth sliding guitar riffs transcend what we’re used to hearing, and we couldn’t be more grateful. Add in the foot tapping drum work with Visger’s treated vocals and you have one hell of a track that you won’t be able to shake.

Forget getting hit straight in the Solar Plexus. We just got hit straight in the ears,and we’re pretty happy about it.

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[Electro-pop] Great Good Fine Ok – You’re the One for Me

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Youre The One For Me

Light and feathery vocals gliding over slightly muted synths welcome us into this gorgeous pop tune released just days ago from Brookyln based electro-pop outift Great Good Fine Ok.

While there’s limited information out there on these guys, we’re already hooked with their love laced lyrics and catchy melodies.

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[Hip-Hop] Drake – Hold On We’re Going Home (Video)

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To go along with today’s release of Nothing Was The SameDrake brings us a theatrical music video for one of the more talked about tracks on the project. The visuals for “Hold On We’re Going Home” are set in a 1985 Miami around Drizzy’s fictional crew, which includes A$AP Rocky, who are young entrepreneurs of some kind. The narrative takes a dark turn when Drake’s lady is kidnapped by a rival, senior crime lord.

As the song starts to play, Drake and crew gear up for what becomes an action-packed scene attempting to rescue his damsel in distress. I must say, watching Aubrey Graham taking out bad guys makes for a pretty entertaining 7 minutes. Check out the video below to see if Double-0-Drake succeeds in his mission and grab the album here if you’re feeling it.

Drake ~ Hold On We’re Going Home from OctobersVeryOwn on Vimeo.

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