[NEW] Flying Lotus – ideas+drafts+loops (Mixtape)

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Flying Lotus
Between Villains (ft. Captain Murphy, Viktor Vaughn & Earl Sweatshirt)
Flying Lotus
Hide Me (ft. Shabazz Palaces)
Kanye West
Black Skinhead (Flying Lotus Remix) (ft. Thundercat)

Earlier today, legendary experimental producer Flying Lotus took to Twitter to bless his fans with an unexpected project of 24 previously unreleased tracks. The eclectic collection, titled ideas+drafts+loops, definitely carries the feel of FlyLo’s earlier work with its deep, gritty sounds. Aside from the always innovative production, the tape includes appearances from Earl Sweatshirt, Shabazz Palaces, Thundercat, Doom, Baths, Mapei and Flying Lotus’s rapping alter-ego Captain Murphy among others. Grab the whole compilation for free HERE and check a few of our favorite songs above.

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[Chill] Alina Baraz & Galimatias – Pretty Thoughts // Alina Baraz – Drift [ANDRU Remix]

Drift

It’s pretty much a given, when these two artists work together, they make pure magic. Alina Baraz and Galimatias have released their second song off their single for us to swoon over. “Pretty Thoughts” is the definition of a chill song, with the slow beat, laid back melodies, and Alina’s sultry and enticing vocals, this song makes it way right into your very thoughts. An almost dream like world among all the pretty thoughts is where listeners find themselves, while the soft drum beats, piano and relaxed electronic rhythms carefully tickle your ears and carry your mind to a pretty, pretty place.

Alina Baraz & Galimatias
Pretty Thoughts

And if that song wasn’t enough Alina for you which, let’s be serious, her voice is pure musical ecstasy that we can never get enough of, earlier this month ANDRU dropped a remix of her song “Drift”. The wonderful thing about Alina is her voice can be turned up or down, put with a slow beat or a fast beat and it always sounds unbelieveable. ANDRU adds his personal touches to this remix, slowing it down and pulling out Alina’s vocals to carry the song on one constant sound wave. Mixed with just the right about of electronic melodies, ANDRU engages his listeners to come drift away in this dream-like remix.

ALINA BARAZ
DRIFT (ANDRU REMIX)
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[Promotion] VapeCase Giveaway + Autograf Mix

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Autograf
VapeCase Mix Vol. 1 by Autograf

Everyone has been at a club, a concert or a festival and seen them. It’s slightly awkward at first, isn’t it? Seeing someone exhale something smoke like in a venue where cigarettes have been outlawed for nearly a decade.

E-Cigarettes have exploded in popularity over the past few years, giving people the opportunity to use nicotine without bothering those around them. While these are nifty devices for smokers, you have to admit that a lot of them are pretty clumsy looking. Well, that all changes now with the release of the VapeCase. This ingenious idea turns your cell phone case(iPhone 4s, 5c, Samsung Galaxy S4, Note 2, Note 3, HTC One) into an E-Cigarette.

To celebrate the launch of this product, Autograf has dialed up a sick mix for your listening pleasure. The VapeCase also has support from Rif Raff, Big Gigantic, DVBSS, 12th Planet, Viceroy, Paper Diamond, Thomas Jack, BORGEOUS, Gladiator, Griz, Starkillers, Bixel Boys, and many more.

You can cruise over and pick one up right here, or you can take your chances of winning one. How do you enter? It’s pretty simple really. Just fill out the information below, and we’ll pick one lucky winner this Friday at 5pm Eastern Time.

Here are the rules:
1. You MUST be 18 to enter. We will verify upon being selected.
2. You will receive a notification via the email you use to sign up with should you win.
3. TMN does not take responsibility for you using a nicotine related product.
4. This contest is for valid US Citizens only.
5. Winner will receive one VapeCase for one of the applicable models (listed above).



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Max Elto – Shadow of the Sun (Original Club Mix)

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Max Elto
Shadow Of The Sun (Original Club Mix)

Those hair-raisingly stunning and dreamlike vocals, remember those? Back in April, we shared one of our favorite vocals with you, “Shadow of the Sun”. It was stripped down to the most beautiful and vulnerable of its barest essentials – the voices of Swedish duo Max Elto, and the gentle keys of the piano. Now this pair (formerly known as Taped Rai), returns with an original club mix version of “Shadow of the Sun”. Like all comebacks, the track exudes an outbreak of confidence, energy, and synths that will be having crowds singing in unison, quite likely by this weekend. What are you waiting for? We know you’ve been waiting for that beat to drop in this track as long as we have.

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SORNE – I Miss You (Bjork Cover) [TMN PREMIERE]

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SORNE
I Miss You

We all have our inspirations. Whether it be a music blogger inspired by previous music journalists gracing the pages of Rolling Stone Magazine, or a musician intrigued by an experimental, curious Icelandic female vocalist, we all have them. It’s in these inspirations that our art forms are molded, giving us passion and drive to both pay homage to our heroes, as well as create something that’s truly our own.

At the young age of nine, SORNE witnessed something that would later inspire his music, seeing Bjork perform with the Sugarcubes on SNL. Fast forward a few decades, and this Florida based artist has tipped his cap to his northern European inspiration. Armed with his voice, some chopsticks, his desk and a canvas, SORNE has created interpretations of some of his favorite Bjork tunes.

Today we’re excited to premiere his cover of “I Miss You.” Mimicing the iconic organ chords, SORNE utilizes his voice in their place. With repetitious bouts of percussion hits, he maintains the classic feel of the original, while dialing down the tempo to create a sultry and unique rendition.

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Wake Owl – Candy [TMN PREMIERE]

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Candy

Maybe it’s those sultry guitars that are welcoming us in. Maybe it’s that smooth, playful bassline. Whatever it is, Wake Owl has us fully entranced in their retro inspired sound, bringing back memories of yesteryear with their classic musical stylings.

No, we can’t say we were even alive for what most would call Yesteryear, however, we are pretty well versed in musical composition throughout the years. “Candy,” displays qualities that will warm your mother’s heart over, while still maintaining a current relevance. This playful pop tune, riddled with love drenched lyrics, effortlessly tells a story to the listener, bringing them in with every verse.

Coming up on their debut LP, The Private World of Paradise, the aptly named “Candy” is quite a treat. Recorded at National Freedowm studios under producer Richard Swift (The Shins, Foxygen), the album is due out March 4th, 2014 by way of Vagrant Records. Make sure you put a notification in your phone, as this is one you won’t want to miss. Until then, you can curb your sweet tooth by picking up “Candy” on iTunes.

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[MP3 Playlist] Indie Dojo (December 2013 Round #2)

indie-dojo-music-ninjaIt’s freaking cold outside. For some of us at least. And then there are some of you that are spending your December days in minimal clothing. Either way, there’s nothing like curling up or dressing down to a Indie Dojo playlist. We’ve been warming hearts and chillin’ vibes since 2011.

The Phoncurves
Heartstrings
ShortStraw
Good Morning, Sunshine
Bleeding Heart Pigeons
Catharsis
Tallows
Flat Bones
Coastal Cities
Entropic
Little Racer
Vanessa
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