[NEW] Jeremih & Shlohmo – No More (EP)

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After announcing the project late last year, Jeremih & Shlohmo took to the net today to finally drop their highly anticipated EP, titled No More. Although initially slated for release back in February, some issues between WeDidIt and Def Jam prevented the album from seeing the light of day, leaving its status in limbo (and perhaps inspiring the above artwork). With the label problems still left unresolved, the two decided to take matters into their own hands, releasing the entire EP for free in honor of Jeremih’s birthday.

Since first teaming up for the single “Bo Peep (Do U Right)” as part of Yours Truly Adidas Songs From Scratch series last year, the pair have been a perfect match, with Jeremih’s smooth, enticing vocals melding beautifully with Shlohmo’s hazy, lo-fi electronic production. The duo bring back many of those same elements on this EP, which features previous singles like “Bo Peep,” “No More,” and an extended version of “Fuck You All the Time (Remix),” as well as fresh new material that even includes a brand new track with fellow Chicagoan, Chance The Rapper. Although short at only six tracks in length, the project does a great job of keeping things interesting, with each song sounding fresh and unique enough to stand out on its own, while still coming together to form a cohesive whole that seems like it was thoughtfully placed together. After a few listens, this is already one of our favorite projects of the summer, and a guaranteed must download.

DOWNLOAD: Jeremih & Shlohmo – No More EP

’Shlohmo & Jeremih – No More’
’Shlohmo & Jeremih – Fuck You All The Time Remix (Extended Cut)’
’Shlohmo & Jeremih – Dope’
’Shlohmo – Bo Peep (Do U Right) ft. Jeremih’
’Shlohmo & Jeremih – Let It Go’
’Shlohmo & Jeremih – The End (Feat. Chance The Rapper)’
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[Secret Ninja Pass] This Week at Beta 7/17-7/19

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Alright, ninjas. We’ve been hooking you up with free entry to Beta over the past year. We know you’ve have some epic times, catching some of the most legendary talent EDM has to offer, and we’re on board to keep this thing going. So, we’re once again giving you an opportunity to check out the best night club in North America for free. What all do you have to do to get in? It’s pretty damn easy. Just follow these steps:

– Head to the front door and enter the club before 11 pm
– Show this post to the cashier (Valid for 21+ only)

That’s it! Sounds too good to be true, right? Well, it’s not. Head to Beta and see for yourself.

OVERWERK - July 17TH
’OVERWERK – Exist (Club Mix)’

Distance - July 18th
’DISTANCE – CROSS THE LINE’
Josh Wink - July 19th
’Balls Big Mix (radio edit)’
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[Indie/Synth-Pop] Mansions on the Moon – Don’t Tell

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If you’ve scrolled the pages of TMN regularly over the past few years, you may have realized that we absolutely adore most everything from alt-pop purveyors Mansions on the Moon. From their excellent Full Moon EP last year, which was championed around the TMN office as the year’s choice extended play by more than one staffer, all the way back to their first ever mixtape produced by Diplo & Benzi and everything in between; it’s safe to say we’ve been hooked on their uniquely sophisticated sound for years. Today, Ted Wendler, Ben Hazlegrove, Lane Shaw and Jeff Maccora are back with their first single in almost an entire calendar year, “Don’t Tell” and as with every passing album, we’re offered a slight shift in instrumental focus with all of the careful execution we’ve come to expect from the So-Cal troupe. Fueled by a punchy kickdrum before diving into an irresistible synth pattern and Wendler’s reverb soaked angelic refrain; “Don’t Tell” plays like just as much rooftop pop anthem as it does disco and funk fueled club number; striking a delicate balance between pop sensibilties & structure and expert musicianship. As if we weren’t already excited by this one, the real icing on the cake is that it is the lead single from an impending debut, self-titled Long Player due out on October 22, which we have been drooling for like one of Pavlov’s canines since our first taste of Mansions. About the forthcoming LP the band this to say: “The name, “Mansions On The Moon,” comes from the concept of turning a dream into reality, which for us, means making the best music we can possibly create. After countless studio sessions, nights of crashing on friends’ couches, and bus rides to mixing sessions – our Mansion On The Moon is here.” Keep your eyes on us as we’ll be following every single leading up to the LP’s official release, but until then, enjoy “Don’t Tell” above.

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Brian Cid Vs Schoolboy Q Ft. Kendrick Lamar – Collard Greens (Extinct Mix) [TMN PREMIERE]

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COLLARD GREENS (EXTINCT MIX)

We don’t know about you guys, but regardless of whether or not it’s the weekend yet, we still get that itch to go out on Thursday nights. This inexplicable need to get out and dance has long since been understood by the dance club community as they regularly bring in top-notch talent on Thursdays, leaving you tired, yet quite content come Friday morning.

No stranger to the club scene, Big Apple native Brian Cid has been producing since the young age of 14. After realizing the best way to get his music heard by the masses was going to be in the clubs, he learned how to DJ after having support on his original material from artists like Luciano, Guy J, Stacey Pullen and more.

Today we’re bringing you a deep, ominous and delicious track from this up-and-coming artist.  Rife with industrial undertones, this dance-floor delight features pitched-down hip hop vocals from a few names you’ll probably recognize. After listening to this song a few times over, we decided to ask Cid a few choice questions to get some more insight. Check out what he had to say below:

TMN: What drew you to this track that made you decide to remix it?

I am in the Hip Hop scene as I work with a lot of underground Hip Hop artists in the NYC area. I’ve been hearing about Schoolboy Q for a while and after checking him out I felt he was a good option for me to snatch his vocal and build a full dancy deep house track around it. Pitch it down or freak it, as we say, and throw it in the dance floor and see what happens. Schoolboy is an underdog coming up from the underground scene, and I saw myself in him. It all worked out great.

TMN: How is this remix different from your other remixes and/or original productions?

A lot of things can go wrong when you mix Hip Hop and House. There is a fine line between corny and dope. I wanted to make sure I was in the dope side of the line, so I experimented with some pitched down vocal effects and screws. I don’t really do many vocal tracks, so when I do, I try to do something special with them. I wanted to keep it extra funky and impact. This remix was designed for the club.

 

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[Disco] Hannah Georgas – Somebody (Avenue Remix)

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Somebody (Avenue Remix)

It’s hard not to fall in love with Hannah Georgas’ subdued, sultry and emotional tune “Somebody.” With a understated pop structure reminiscent of other notable indie acts like The Whitest Boy Alive, Oh Land and Feist, there’s an undeniable charm that commands you to listen and get lost.

It’s hard to get into a remix when you’re enamored with the original. There’s always a brief moment of anxiety where you say, “did they ruin it?” If you’re asking that question right now, we can assure you that Toronto-based Avenue has done this track up proper. Once you press play, any feelings of anxiety will melt into cool, groovy disco.

Adding a nice, danceable tempo, some 70’s style synths and bassline, “Somebody” maintains it’s lovelorn message and initial appeal, yet takes on a whole new form. Transformations like this are hard to do, but we’ve come to expect nothing less from this newcomer. Case in point: their remix of Tears for Fears’ “Shout,” which recently climbed the ranks of the Hype Machine, gaining that coveted number 1 spot.

Keep your eyes on both Hannah Georgas and Avenue, as they’re both artists that you’re sure to hear more of as the years roll on.

 

 

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[House] Mike Mago ft. Dragonette – Outlines [TMN Premiere]

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Mike Mago & Dragonette
Outlines [Available August 15]

Fresh off of a debut with dance giant Spinnin’ Records’ newest sub-label, Spinnin’ Deep; Mike Mago returns to TMN to premiere what will perhaps be the biggest record yet from the Amsterdam based house producer: “Outlines”. If you’re familiar with his late 2013 single “The Show”, then hopefully the weight of those words resonates a bit, because we aren’t blowing smoke in any way shape or form here. “Outlines”, which features an utterly shiny and stirring vocal contribution from Dragonette’s lead singer Martina Sorbara, plays more like the “pop/club-house” anthems which have gained such a strong footing in the U.K. behind acts like Disclosure and Hot Natured amongst many others- as opposed to the more classically house-tinged deeper soundscape which shot Mago into the limelight. No standardized four-four kick drum on this one (save for a club edit which will undoubtedly be released as well), just a lovely pad fill leading into Sorbara’s inimitable croon, segueing gracefully into the tune’s heart; which comes in the form of a hypnotically addictive lead synth line. By the end of Mike Mago’s three minute jam, we wanted nothing more than for there to be another verse. But that’s the beauty of “Outlines”; it’s replay value seems infinite and is a more than worthy addition to an already stellar catalog.  We’ve obviously got a serious musical crush on the new sounds the Dutchman has been tinkering with, as it’s always refreshing to see highly skilled artists not pigeonholing themselves in one style or genre. Mike Mago’s signature quote comes into play symbiotically in regard to “Outlines”: “it’s not about the genre, it’s about the taste!”.
Well said sir.

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We The Wild – Trampoline (LVLF Remix) [TMN PREMIERE]

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Trampoline

We’re almost through one hell of a week in music, and it looks like today isn’t going to provide any breaks. For that, we couldn’t be more grateful. Premiering here on TMN this morning, “Trampoline,” the alt-pop tune from UK based We The Wild has a whole new look, and it’s pretty damn catchy.

Ant West and Casey Roarty have one of those tales we see over and over in the music industry. Starting at the young age of 15, these two kicked off their musical endeavor at the age of 15, much like the indie rock giants Two Door Cinema Club. It wouldn’t be until 2013 that they began writing what we know as We the Wild, which launched with a self-written and produced EP, Vol 1. Following some tremendous success, we’re now on the brink of Vol II, which is due out July 28th.

“Trampoline,” has a somewhat laid-back vibe, instrumentally, which is paired up with an undeniable lyrical intensity. With calming breaks filled with unique percussion, the choruses are left to shine, leaving a lasting imprint in the listener’s mind.

Taking this tune in a whole new direction, while still maintaining it’s robust character is no easy feat, yet London/Los Angeles-based four-piece LOVELIFE (LVLF for short) have done just that. Adding in a melodic synth progression and some repetitious piano chords, “Trampoline” is bounced into a whole new world. While it takes on a stronger indie-pop personality, the utilization the original vocal stems and vocal percussion leaves an indisputable connection to the original.

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