We know a good chunk of our ninja clan was probably out partying last night, and now you’re all feeling the reprecussions from imbibing a bit too much. Well, we have some good news for you. You’re about to listen to one of the most refreshing tunes we’ve come across in some time. Cheers to Vancouver-based Vanic for teaming up with their West Coast mates machineheart, who hail from the City of Angels.
In a swirling culmination of multiple genres, this tune has that unique feel that makes you smile and nod your head, feeling the glorious fusion of indie-pop and trap-style 808s We often here songs that have a similar feel, but they’re typically found in someone’s remix of an indie tune. This time around, this duo has crafted something that effortlessly glides over genres, creating something that’s perfect to get your ass out of bed and out the door to enjoy a sunny day.
Ten years ago Zach Braff’s last film Garden State did wonders for propelling indie, specifically The Shins, into the mainstream spotlight. It seems Wish I Was Here, his Kickstarter-funded forthcoming directorial sophomore effort, will be similarly musically inspired, with a soundtrack boasting many of the screenwriter and star’s favorite artists, including Paul Simon and The Head And The Heart.
The Shins appear once again with shimmering new tune “So Now What,” with frontman James Mercer taking a break from side-project Broken Bells to write the song specifically for this sountrack. Just as wistful and dreamy as they were a decade ago, the now Portland-based sextet seem eager to reunite with Braff with lines like “I guess we’ll just begin again / I hope you know you’re my best friend” making up the soaring chorus lifted by Mercer’s gentle and softened falsetto.
Another new track commissioned for Wish I Was Here is Bon Iver’s eerie and minimalistic “Heavenly Father.” Justin Vernon’s vocals layer over a looping synth vibration in what, according to NPR, was an incredibly spontaneous recording:
“They were enjoying it and laughing, but at a certain point, they just got quiet. When it was over, Justin started humming. We talked afterwards about the relationship between Zach’s character and his brother [Josh Gad], and Justin and Nate talked a little about their father — all the while Justin kept distractedly humming. Eventually, he sang out the words ‘heavenly father.’ Before I even left their house, Justin was recording the first version of the song in his downstairs studio. His inspiration was that immediate.”
The complete soundtrack is due out July 15 via Columbia with the film hitting theaters three days later. There will be a separate vinyl release on August 5, with Garden State’s soundtrack being reissued the same day. Check out the tracklist below:
01 The Shins “So Now What”
02 Gary Jules “Broke Window”
03 Radical Face “The Mute”
04 Hozier “Cherry Wine (Live)”
05 Bon Iver “Holocene”
06 Badly Drawn Boy “The Shining”
07 Jump Little Children “Mexico”
08 Cat Power & Coldplay “Wish I Was Here”
09 Allie Moss “Wait It Out”
10 Paul Simon “The Obvious Child”
11 Japanese Wallpaper “Breathe In [ft. Wafia]“
12 Bon Iver “Heavenly Father”
13 Aaron Embry “Raven’s Song”
14 The Weepies “Mend”
15 The Head & the Heart “No One to Let You Down”
Welcome to July.
Take a deep breath, feel the sun on your face, and feel small trinkets of sweat drip down the spin of your back.
It is officially summer and what better way to celebrate with some fireworks, music, and a new Resident Artist?
Drum roll please…we are so excited to have the highly talented Russian sensation ARTY taking over the ninja website this month. As an emerging titan in the studio who is simply electrifying in the booth, support comes from all possible corners including world-class artists like Armin van Buuren, Skrillex, Avicii, Tiesto, Above & Beyond, Axwell, Swedish House Mafia, Porter Robinson, and more. With his signing to Insomniac/Interscope Records, he is now set to build upon his flourishing career as he continues to forge his path and take his place amongst dance music’s elite. Whether it’s deep in the darkened, thundering bosom of club land or in front of tens of thousands on the laser-lit stages of Ultra Music Festival, Electric Daisy Carnival, Global Gathering, Electric Zoo Festival, Fallout Festival and more, his spellbinding sets have cemented his status as one of the most sought-after artists anywhere. From North America to South America, across the seas to the shores of Europe, Asia and Australia, this burgeoning talent has harnessed the attention of the new dance music generation and seasoned veterans. The chant seized on by fans says it all – there is “no party without ARTY.”
And that is the truth, there is no party with ARTY. With his recently released single off his debut album ‘Up All Night’ featuring Angel Taylor, ARTY is preparing us for what is sure to be an insane album.
So sit back or really, get on your feet and get ready to dance this summer month away with ARTY, we know we are ready.
It’s America’s 238th birthday today, ninjas. If that doesn’t make you want to go out and buy a six pack of beer and talk for hours about how much you love America, then you’re celebrating your 4th of July the wrong way. We’ve got an extra crunk FPP for all of you this week in preparation for the epic holiday weekend ahead, but then again, we always provide you with a free load of anthems each and every week to make you feel like every day is a festival.
Whether you’re in the mood to twerk or not, we don’t really care because it’s inevitable that you will want to shake what yo mama gave you once the party starts. So go put on your freshest American flag apparel, BBQ up some burgers, and press the hell out of the play button because we here at TMN know how to celebrate our nations birthday the right way.
We ask that while you scream ‘#Murica’ for the rest of the day that you please remember to #danceirresponsibly and try not to start any fires with your stash of illegal fireworks.
Until next week, ninjas!
(FEAT. THE SPICE GIRLS)’
Here For You (Slander Edit)
Well, ninjas, it seems that we’ve been on a Deep House kick these past couple of days and cannot seem to get away from all of these groovy basslines and mesmerizing melodies. There’s really nothing better than losing yourself in the progressive flow of such simplistic, yet intricate sound frequencies.
As we prepare to settle down for the night, we thought we would help give you those mellow house feels with a Slander edit to help elevate the soul and cleanse the mind. The duo took on the powerful song, “Here For You” by Gorgon City, and subtly transformed it into the ultimate Thursday night mood-setter. Without straying too far away from the radiated chill house vibes, Slander maintained the emotive resonance from theoriginal track but decided to go two times deeper by adding some tropical synths, an enticing piano progression, and a heavy bassline strong enough to give you goosebumps for the next few days. So make sure to grab your copy, press play, and let this sensual tune take you to a happy place in your mind. Cheers!
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.
Go Down Sunshine (12th Planet Remix)’