Hoodie Allen – Fame Is For Assholes (feat. Chiddy)

Couldn’t be happier to see this collaboration. Both Hoodie Allen and Chiddy (of Chiddy Bang) have been working the music scene from the bottom up in an aggressive grass roots manner, building up their fan base with the power of free music and support from the entire music blogosphere. Rivaling each other topping the Hype Machine music charts, the two are staying true the the very title of Hoodie’s latest single “Fame Is For Assholes” by putting fame aside and working together on a track that stays true to each of their styles. Hoodie Explains:

I wanted to write a track that mixed a classic doo-wop vibe with the more upbeat hip-hop style that my fans have come to love

‘Fame is For Assholes’ (prod. by !llmind and Jared Evan) will be included on Hoodie Allen’s free mixtape dropping February 20th.

Fame Is For Assholes (feat. Chiddy)

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[Hip-Hop] French Montana – Freaks ft Nicki Minaj

This past year, French Montana found success in the game with his infectious single “Pop That”. Now fresh off his success, he is back with a new dance-hall infused track for the twerkers and dancers this spring and summer. The Rico Love produced banger samples Chaka Demus & Pliers “Murder She Wrote” and the classic Li’L Vicious and Doug E. Fresh “Freaks”. Mixing the two classic tracks with a fast-tempo beat, fog horns, and a quick verse from the femcee Nicki Minaj, Montana captures the island vibe and brings it to the dancefloor. “Freaks” is the second banger off his upcoming Bad Boy debut Excuse My French, dropping May 21.

French montana ft nicki minaj
Freaks
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[TMN Resident Artist] 3LAU Interview: Young artist 3lauing up

This month Mr Justin Blau, aka 3LAU, is working his way even more into the hearts of all of us at TMN. He has such a great story and has risen insanely fast from regular college kid to mega artist in just over two years. He’s a Las Vegas native who is finishing up college in St. Louis all while exploring the wonderful world of electronic dance music. In awe? I know I am. So on this fine day we were able to sit down with Justin and get to know a little bit more about this incredible young artist who has taken the EDM world by storm.

TMN: As always Justin we just wanted to say thank you for being our artist of the month for February it is a true honor to have you on board and we are tickled pink to get to spend one on one time with you.

Justin: And it’s an honor to be a part of TMN! Been following you guys from the start! It was always a goal from day one to be featured on the blog, even in a simple post, so being a featured artist is HUGE! Thank you!

TMN: Let’s start with a few ice breaker questions. You are a Las Vegas native, something I have only heard a handful of people say in my lifetime. What was it like growing up there? I imagine going to see Barbara Streisand or Siegfried and Roy was not a typical Saturday afternoon.

Justin: It was definitely an experience, but I never had much to do with the tourist activities. Vegas is similar to LA, same weather, similar people, just everything is toned down a bit more. It’s a great place to be to relax when you’re not caught up in all of the action on the strip.

TMN: If you were any Las Vegas casino game, which would you be? A rowdy game of black jack perhaps?

Justin: Black Jack all the way, shit’s unpredictable.

TMN: Now we know you attend college at Washington University in St Louis, you are a senior correct? Tell us, do you have typical college senior experiences? Care to share any story of a c-r-a-z-y night? We won’t tell your parents, promise.

Justin: haha well… I ended up taking a leave of absence to focus on my career for a bit, I was still performing a ton though while I was still in school. It was pretty hard to balance all of it, and I honestly didn’t get to party at all outside of the shows I was playing. Continue reading

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[NEW] London Grammar – Metal & Dust

We previously fell in love with the English trio London Grammar back when they shared the chill, impressive number “Hey Now” in December. Now, they’re back to win our hearts over again with a new track called “Metal & Dust”. As expected, it’s soulful and soothing, packed with enough emotion and sentiment to wake up any sleepy or broken heart. And as with their previous single, the real beauty is in the simplicity, in the sincerity — the three-piece hardly ever get flashy and, instead, stick to a solid script of a sparing use of electronics and effects, lush vocals, and strong knack for resonating pop.

Metal & Dust

“Metal & Dust” will be included on a limited edition 7″ later this month. Pre-order it.

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[Deep House] Justin Timberlake – Suit & Tie (Julio Bashmore Remix)

For all of those who caught our epic Coachella compilation the other day, you may recognize Bristol, UK’s own Julio Bashmore as one of the “fine print” artists to land on the Sunday portion of the lineup.  If you’re as excited as we are that he will be in attendance, then do enjoy his funky take on the recent single from Justin Timberlake, “Suit & Tie”.

If you have yet to get your first fix of Julio Bashmore, now is a better time than ever.  His signature sound of low-frequency, soulful deep house will leave you feeling ready to glide about your business in rhythm.

Should you wish to get a full dose of what Julio has to offer, be sure to check out his LA appearance at The Boiler Room.

Justin Timberlake
Suit & Tie (Julio Bashmore Remix)
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[Electronica] Sir Sly – Easy Now

After sharing the impressive cuts “Ghost” and “Gold” over the last few months, Los Angeles three-piece Sir Sly are back with yet another offering in the form of “Easy Now”. Sometimes haunting, but always stirring electronic-tinged pop is the sound that they’ve grown into nicely, and we’d be lying if we said we didn’t love this direction. On their songs, especially on this new one, the trio seem to perfectly know when to hit hard with huge-sounding arrangements and when to simply pull back and let things just s e t t l e. Check it out below.

Sir Sly
Easy Now
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[MP3 Playlist] The Chill Dojo #25

Valentines Day meant the music world was very much into the lovin’ spirit this week, which fortunately provides plenty of mellow tracks to enjoy with your special someone. If our Valentines Playlist ignited your lust for smooth tracks, then the Chill Dojo will look to continue to satisfy, now and in the weeks to come. After all, this sort of music isn’t just for one day a year, so make it a habit to keep your playlists fresh.

Before we kick into the baby-makers, we couldn’t help but start things in an upbeat mood with 3 house tracks that are pure vibes. The first comes from German duo, Tube & Berger, who combine intricate guitar flair with a silky beat with infectious results. Our next track sees TMN favourite Classixx make a triumphant return to the dojo with a dreamy dancefloor groover, followed by a deep house jam from veteran singer/producer team The Foreign Exchange. Valentines Day is a day of giving, and a song from the heart is pretty much the top when it comes to gifts, which is exactly what Deadmau5 was pleasantly surprised with this week. A special Valentines edit of ‘GhostsnStuff’ courtesy of his fiance Katherine Von Drachenberg and producer Danny Lohner was uploaded to his Soundcloud and it is sublime. Ok, now that the vibes have been properly established, it’s time for the trap love-makers, starting with the ultimate song to set the mood right, ‘Climax’, with sex levels amped up even higher thanks to an incredible remix from Lindsay Lowend. Mashup experts The Hood Internet keep the flame burning with a masterful mix of Miguel, Shlohmo and RL Grime. However, this is the Chill Dojo, so we also can’t forget to break things up with some new beats from FloFilz, and of course two new freebies from our favourite chillstep provider in Sizzlebird. Things will then proceed to get a little deep and spaced out from here on out, until we conclude this week’s playlist with a playful jam in ‘Music for Fun’.

So it really doesn’t matter what activities you choose to engage in while the Chill Dojo is playing, just make sure to keep the music flowing. Peace out.

Chill Dojo #25 zip

Tube & Berger
Imprint Of Pleasure (SUARA072)
Holding On
The Foreign Exchange
So What If It Is.mp3
LUVnSTUFF
Usher
Climax (Lindsay Lowend Remix)
The Hood Internet
The Thing U Do (Miguel x Shlohmo x RL Grime)
Closer feat. Evar After & Eileen Esposito
GoldRush (Pay What You Want Download)
(TrapStyle Exclusive) DAN FARBER
ILLUSION ❤ Valentines Special ❤
BIG MAKK
GILAS THEME
Retrogott & Hulk Hodn
dreckamset (FloFilz Remix)
Rotkraft
All Good (dl link in description)
Above and Beyond feat. Zoe Johnston
Alchemy (SizzleBird Remix).mp3
Make Believe
Lana del Rey
Summertime Sadness
Justin Timberlake
Suit & Tie (Julio Bashmore Remix)
Meesha
Miss You.mp3
Adele
Skyfall (SoulCircuit Deep House Bootleg) (FREE DOWNLOAD)
Adele
Skyfall (Trashbat Remix).mp3
Trashbat
Proper Blazed.mp3
Gold Rush
The Third Omen.mp3
Gold Rush
Forever Yours feat. Evar After & Eileen Esposito.mp3
SANCTUARY FT. ABRA
Music for fun
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