[Tropical Deep House] Colour Vision – Sur Chic (RAMBO V Remix)

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Sur Chic (RAMBO V REMIX)

There seems to be a new wave of tropical music washing up on our shores these days, making those endless Summer vibes a year-round experience. With big names like Thomas Jack and Kygo making Tropical House the forefront of dance music, others are starting to take this genre somewhere different. San Diego producer, RAMBO V, is one artist who seems to be catching on rather quickly. After checking out his SoundCloud collection, we felt a dire urge to go lounge in a hammock with a Coronarita in hand.

Earlier this week, the Tropical Deep House connoisseur sent a hurricane our way with his latest remix of “Sur Chic” by Colour Vision. Right off the bat this song sends you straight to the clubs of Ibiza to which you won’t want to come back. After all, it’s only Saturday so you’re allowed to stay in paradise for a little while longer. With a beachy bassline, some choppy tropical synths, and a catchy percussion to flow with, RAMBO V takes “Sur Chic” to an entirely new level. You might want to go pack your Tommy Bahamas gear because you’re about to take a one-way trip to tropical heaven.

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[Hip-Hop] Joose – Black Sand (Rvdical Remix)

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Black Sand (Rvdical Remix)

Hip-hop is currently going through a fascinating transformation as rappers continue taking risks ranging from the strange vocal inflections of Young Thug, and more recently Makonnen, to the future bass raps of Goldlink. The Soulection collective has had a special role in carving out what label-captain Joe Kay calls the “sound of tomorrow” lending their unique brand of dance music as instrumentals for a broad range of talented emcees. The strength of this movement is multiplied by the artists’ and labels’ openness to collaborate, which in the digital age has become easier than ever and allows for an unprecedented diversity in styles.

The latest remix from Flow-Fi‘s Rvdical the Kid is exemplary of this incredible progression reworking the already dope track, “Black Sand,” from frequent West Michigan AGO collaborators Joose and Sango into an addicting masterpiece. While the original has a minimal and incredibly relaxed vibe to it, Rvdical’s take adds an ethereal element rearranging the vocal sample and adding unique percussion giving Joose’s lyrics a whole new context. Zone out to this awesomely floaty track above.

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[Get Hyphy] Friday Party Playlist (Vol. 117)

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What’s happenin’ ninjas? We’ve reached the end of the week and we know you’ve been biting at the bit for more free anthems to get the party goin’. So we’re going to keep things short and give you 4 and a half Buzz Feed reasons why you should listen to this weeks FPP:

1. It’s Friday.

2. It’s Friday.

3. It’s Friday.

4. It’s Friday.

1/2: Free music is the best music.

GET YO FREAK ON NINJAS.

Until next week. get hyphy, #danceirresponsibly, and shake what yo mama gave you.

’DAN FARBER – KISS THE SKY’
’Dirt Monkey & Nathaniel Knows – Set It Off ft. Blackfeet’
’Jay Z – Tom Ford (PatrickReza and Kname Remix)’
’All The Time / Threat (Koyote Edit) LAXX, Tove Lo Flip, Keys N Krates’
’KR!P KILLV – White’
’Elliphant feat. Skrillex – Only Getting Younger (NGHTMRE X Imanos Remix)’
’R3hab & VINAI – How We Party (KROOKS Festival Trap Remix)’
’How We Party (Dotcom’s WTF Trap Remix)’
’SCNDL – The Munsta (Jauz Remix)’
’RiFF RaFF – Tip Toe Wing In My Jawwdinz(TrapZillas Remix)’
’Snavs & Fabian Mazur – Ill (Original Mix)’
’Mercer & Autoerotique – Murda Dem (Luminox Rework)’
’Calvin Harris – Summer (JSTJR Bootleg)’
’Duck Sauce – NRG (Stanton Warriors Re
Sauce)’
’Jessie J Ft. Ariana Grande & Nicki Minaj – Bang Bang (Bassel Remix)’
’Yellow Claw & Mightyfools – Lick Dat (Cesqeaux Remix)’
’GAWTBASS – Puzzles’
’Aero Chord – Warfare’
’Go Stupid! – DJ BL3ND, Ido B & Zooki’
’Blasterjaxx – Gravity (Dekku Trap Edit)’
’Joe Budden – Pump It Up (Kastra Remix)
’Jason Derulo & Snoop Dogg – Wiggle (TWRK Remix) (Official)’
’TI Feat Iggy Azalea – No Mediocre (Hipshaker & Ken Roll Remix)’
’Sandro Sofa (Cobra Effect Biteleg)’
’Mugsy! – Simple’
’NoxiK – Romance’
’Trip Pony – Daze ft. Jaykin (Slumberjack Remix)’
’Mark Morrison – Return Of The Mack (SNBRN Remix)’
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[NEW] Captain Murphy – Cosplay

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’Captain Murphy – Cosplay’

Over the course of this week, legendary experimental producer Flying Lotus has been unveiling information about his highly anticipated upcoming album, You’re Dead. In addition to sharing the dark, trippy album artwork and exciting tracklist, which includes features from Snoop DoggKendrick Lamar, renowned jazz musician Herbie Hancock and FlyLo’s rapping alter-ego Captain Murphy, he also let loose a new Captain Murphy track today through Adult Swim’s Singles Program titled “Cosplay.”

For anyone who hasn’t been to Comic Con, the term cosplay is short for “costume play,” a performance art most commonly involving people dressing up as existing fictional characters and creating intertwined story lines–quite fitting in this case. As we’ve come to expect from the Captain, this new offering is brooding and ominous with warping vocals and disorienting production. For some more background on FlyLo’s menacing other half, watch an awesome animated short about the origins of Captain Murphy here.

In a recent interview with Rolling Stone, FlyLo said the new project will “mess up the game” diving into themes of death and the afterlife through music. We’re certainly excited to hear his take on the age-old question on You’re Dead, which is set for release on October 7th. Stream this new offering above and look for a free download via Adult Swim on August 18th.

BONUS: Check out snippets from You’re Dead below.

’Flying Lotus – You’re Dead! Teaser’
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[New Beauty] Grace Mitchell – Broken Over You

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Broken Over You

It is safe to say, a 16-year-old has become my new obsession. Well, her voice has become my new obsession.
Just a young woman, Grace Mitchell is new to the music world but let me tell you, her voice, her sound, and her fabulous red hair will be known by many soon.
She released her single ‘Broken Over You’ a few days ago and it is absolutely stunning. Her lyrics speak for the young and the old, of heartache that we all have felt in many stages of our lives. With a voice much more mature than her age, she captivates you with her husky and seductive singing. Lush beats and airy electronic sounds carry the background melody but Mitchell’s slightly dark vibe is what carries this gorgeous tune. Oh Miss Grace, thank you for sharing your intensely pleasing music with us, looking forward to much more.

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Portugal. The Man Talk Charity, Danger Mouse, & Taco Bell [TMN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW]

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Portugal. The Man have managed to stay busy and successful these past 10 years with seven studio albums and five EPs. The four-piece band has played sets at big-name festivals like Coachella, Lollapalooza, and Bonnaroo, and will continue their performance streak with a multi-city tour through the US with Grouplove.

On Tuesday, Aug. 12, Portugal. The Man returned to San Francisco for the first stop of their tour: a special benefit show for StubHub’s Next Stage Concert Series. All ticket sales for the show will go to three Oakland schools through The Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation, which helps fund music programs in underserved schools.

After their soundcheck, Portugal. The Man held a meet and greet with the opening act, a band from one of the Oakland schools. When the high schoolers left to play a soundcheck of their own, bassist Zach Carothers and keyboardist Kyle O’Quin talked to us about working with Danger Mouse, their Sumatran Tiger project, and Taco Bell.

TMN: Tell us about Alaska.

Zach: That’s where I’m from and where John and I met, and it was a huge inspiration to be up there. Obviously the natural beauty and isolation is really attractive, but the thing it lacks is direct influence. There’s not a huge art scene up there, not a huge music scene. So when we moved down to Portland, where we lived now, we got flooded with all this amazing underground media. We were going to shows every night for $3, seeing these little bands. It really inspired us to get out there and go for it. We decided to go on tour and we haven’t really stopped.

TMN: Nice, do you go back often and play a show there?

Zach: Yeah, at least once a year. At least. We try to go back twice, but it all kind of depends what the schedule is like. We always go back up for Christmas, so we play a show around then.

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[TMN Resident Artist Interview] Le Castle Vania on Atlanta, his label, and the possibility of wearing a cape on stage

On a sunny afternoon last week we got to sit down with our resident artist Le Castle Vania and talk to him about all things music and much more.

TMN: First off, Dylan, thank you so much for being our Resident Artist this month!

LCV: Thank you guys for having me.

TMN: Now let’s rewind to the beginning, I’m talking about before there was even a Le Castle to be heard of, back to when you were just a little guy. Did you come from a household where music was present? Were you involved in any musical activities such as piano lessons or being in a choir when you were young?

LCV: No, I actually didn’t really start getting involved in music until I was about 16. Really there were no musicians in my house, I mean we enjoyed music but I just kind of started liking music more and more and tinkering with it when I was 16. The first instrument I got was drums, so played those for a while but then started messing with electronic music and started messing with midi-gear before I had a computer. Over time, learning to DJ, I enjoyed electronic music more and more, and experimenting with how to create it that is how I grew into my music. It was all very natural and self-taught, years of doing it and meeting other people and trading production secrets with one another, that’s really where it all comes from. Surrounding yourself with talented people and learning from one another.

TMN: I think a lot of kids really grasp the idea of music and liking bands when they reach middle school and high school, can you remember who you were listening to back then and why you liked those particular people and/or groups?

LCV: Smashing Pumpkins and Nine Inch Nails, it was an interesting time to because that is when bands who were big at that time were starting to experiment with electronic elements. Like Smashing Pumpkins had that one whole album where they used drum machines. I was also into stuff like the Prodigy and The Crystal Method. Electronic music was pretty new in the United States, everyone called it ‘techno’ (laughs). Any way I became interested and inspired by the freshness of those sounds.

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