Now You Know (Bobby Green Remix)
It’s the middle of the week and the ninjas are biting at the bit to finish up the day and prepare for 2 more days of monotony at work. Just because we still have 2 days left doesn’t mean we aren’t allowed to get up and groove through our hump day the right way.
Just yesterday, Bobby Green dropped an insane new remix of Tiger La’s tune, “Now You Know”. Not only does it have a feel good melody, a synth heavy vibe, and a mellow tempo to help keep us sane, but it gives us a reason to drift away from our worries and spend a few minutes in a trance like state of mind. Bobby Green definitely takes us back to the 2007/2008 era of dance music with this one and we aren’t complaining in the slightest. Thanks Bobby, it’s not even Throwback Thursday and we’re already experiencing a serious wave of nostalgia.
We Move Like The Ocean (Sebastian Carter Remix)
It’s so wonderful when two of our favorite acts from opposite ends of the musical spectrum come crashing together. So when 20 year old TMN favorite Sebastian Carter was tabbed to remix Bad Suns‘ latest single “We Move Like The Ocean”, it seemed like it was crafted specifically for us. Carter, who last graced our hallowed pages with a remix of The 1975’s “You“, tools with a simple but gorgeous piano chord progression that paints a buoyant feel on top of Bad Suns’ original track, and work even more gracefully with lead vocalist Christo Bowman’s authoritative incantations. Sebastian Carter has quickly become one of our favorite young dance producers, and we haven’t once been let down by his sultry brand of chilled-out house. Once again, this one is being gifted to us as a free download, so grab it here, slink back in your office chair or your couch at home and have a listen above.
All I Want (Manila Killa Remix)
There are numerous ways you can cure those mid-workweek blues. You could find ways to systematically annoy your boss. You could orchestrate a creative way to quit your job, forever living in YouTube lore (which is like for two weeks, in YouTube time). You could also have the ever-so-effective lunch beer. However, before you start spending too much time on any of those previously mentioned methods, we invite you to press play and relax. See? Isn’t all of your stress slowly melting away?
Celebrating his birthday in the complete opposite way than most do, which none of us can really seem to recall for some reason, Manila Killa has dialed up a sultry trop-house remix of Chicago sad boy Dawn Golden’s smash hit, “All I Want.” Creating an alternate universe where this intensely beautiful “cry into a glass of bourbon at home” song is now a whimsical escape, this transcontinental producer will inevitably make you smile, shake your hips and tap your foot. As an added bonus, we’re pretty sure tapping your foot will annoy your boss, which only adds to your overall enjoyment.
Snag this bad boy for free on Manila Killa’s soundcloud page and get over the hump. Just think, two more days till the weekend.
Rakim (Dead Can Dance cover)
It’s always a bold step when deciding to take on a cover. You delve into a world of criticism much larger than your own fan base, taking on the original artist and their fans as well. While that task can seem daunting for any artist’s work, special consideration has to be taken on when considering covering a Dead Can Dance song. With an incredibly worldly approach to music, fusing together African polyrhythms, Gaelic folk, Gregorian chant, Middle Eastern mantras and art rock, a cover of their work could seem overwhelming, to say the least.
Luckily for us, Brooklyn-based tribal pop duo Manicanparty not only gave us a modern interpretation of “Rakim”, but also crafted it in a way that would make Lisa Gerrard and Brendan Perry proud. Effortlessly carrying the memory of the original song through booming African drums, that unforgettable melody, and Jess Corazza’s sunning vocals, this coveted tune can now be revived to be enjoyed and appreciated with younger generations of music lovers.
In a world of what’s next, what’s new, what’s hip, and what’s trending, we applaud Manicanparty for taking a step back and reflecting on musical influences that helped shape some of the artists that we’ve come to know and love.
Take You There (Follow Me Remix)
As July gingerly comes to a close and we slide into the month of August, TMN favorite, Follow Me, are back again with a stellar remix of Sean Kingston‘s 2007 hit, ‘Take You There’. Embracing the carefree spirit of the original’s vocal topline, Follow Me’s rendition showcases a plethora of dreamy synths, shimmering percussion and vibrant pads that splash against a lush tropical-tinged soundscape. Filled to the brim with nostalgia, Follow Me’s latest effort serves as an ideal summertime jam reminding us that there is still time to loosen that necktie and swap out our suit for a pair of trunks. Grab your copy for free now and enjoy!
New Dorp, New York feat. Ezra Koenig
Since the release of his self-titled debut album in 2011, SBTRKT‘s follow-up project has consistently been one of the most anticipated records in music. Today, almost exactly three years later, the acclaimed UK producer finally let loose the first single from the long-awaited project. “New Dorp, New York” departs from the lush synths and drum ‘n bass percussion fans have become accustomed to in favor of a far more avant-garde feel. With some help from Ezra Koenig, of Vampire Weekend, SBTRKT creates a sort of tribal groove continuing his experimentation and combination of sounds. Give this one a spin above and rejoice that SBTRKT’s sophomore effort, Wonder Where We Land, is on the way.
Tease (Kodak to Graph Remix)
Digging through SoundCloud has become the norm for us ninjas, and when we find a gem like this we feel an inclination to share it. It’s approaching happy hour, and you probably just want to relax with a cold one. Well, we have the perfect tune to get you settled down! Hailing from Gainesville, Kodak to Graph is an artist that you won’t exactly grow to love. There is no growing to love with him; it’s something like love at first listen. This up-and-coming artist opened up for Odesza in Orlando back in May, and it was an incredibly artistic set, getting the crowd prepped for the act to follow. If you have a chance to make it out to one of the shows on his current tour, we highly recommend doing so!
Getting you ready for that coveted happy hour, this remix of “Tease” is soothing, and will pair greatly with your choice beverage. Salt Cathedral‘s original version was already an all around beautiful song, but Kodak to Graph intensified the beauty with funk stabs, colorful chords, distorted bass, and more. One thing we especially enjoyed was the vocal chops on the second half of this “Tease” remix.
Equally as artistic as his live performance, Kodak to Graph‘s “Tease” remix will have you swaying your entire body to the groovy melodies. In fact, it may even sway your body down to the beach for a piña colada. Whatever you’re drinking on tonight, this tune will help cool you down!