#03 Throwing Shapes x The Music Ninja Artist Mix: Sem Thomasson
Oh snap, ninjas. Tuesday just got a whole lot better courtesy of Belgian producer/DJ Sem Thomasson. Coming off the heels of his most recent release, ‘Heart Attack’ ft. Elisabeth Stone on Mutants, Thomasson has dialed up the third guest mix for our tag team podcast adventure with Throwing Shapes. This playlist is chock full of dance floor hits and will most assuredly carry you through your daily deeds.
Press play and get ready to boogie.
Kraak & Smaak feat. Stee DownesHow – We Gonna Stop The Time (New_ID
Eddie Thoneick & Abel Ramos feat. James Walsh – Love Will Never Let You
Down (Original Mix)
Jesse Kiis – The Heist (Original Mix)
Galantis – You(Ivan Gough, Jebu Remix)
Danny Howard, Futuristic Polar Bears – Vargo (Original Mix)
Dirty South & Thomas Gold – Alive (Ravenkis Remix)
Down With Webster – Chills (Manse Remix)
Sem Thomasson feat. Elisabeth Stone – Heart Attack (Original Mix)
John Dahlbäck – Fireflies – (Original Mix)
Jimi Frew & Sherry St. Germain – Trouble (Siege Remix)
Robyn – Do It Again (Deniz Koyu Remix)
Junior Jack – Thrill Me (New_ID Remix)
Axwell Ingrosso – We Come, We Rave, We Love (Original Mix)
Chocolate Puma feat. Kris Kiss Step Back (Original Mix)
Yo ninjas! So our Chill Dojo master, Michael, is off sight-seeing the world right now and has asked me to step in to provide you all with this weeks down-tempo beats. I may not be a certified dojo master just yet, but i’ll make sure to make you all feel some type of way.
Loaded with a wide range of chilled out vibes from all over, I think this dojo will speak for itself when I say it’s jam packed with some heavy feels from some of TMN’s favorite artists, such as: Lido, Telescope Thieves, P A T H, Pusher, and more. As you prepare to press play, just know that this playlist was specifically designed to enhance your current state of mind for the rest of the week. We hope you ninjas are prepared to go deep with this dojo because I may or may not have chilled this tone down a bit more than usual. Until next time – peace!
’ZHU – Faded (Lido remix)’
’Snakehips – Days With You (ft Sinead Harnett)’
’Russ Liquid – Speedster’
’Alive Again (feat. Citizen Kay)’
’Memorecks – Trouble (Free n Losh Remix)’
’Porter Robinson – Sad Machine (Anamanaguchi Remix)’
’Gorgon City – Here For You (Bronze Whale Remix)’
’Cashmere Cat – With Me (In Love With A Ghost Edit)’
’Milo Häfliger – Scar Tissue (Remix)’
’Emlyn – Ritual (Henry Green Remix)’
’Laura Jae – Let Go (Joymback Remix)’
’deadmau5 – Avaritia (Dropwizz ‘Chillout’ Mix)’
’Ryn Weaver – OctaHate (Pusher Flip)’
’P A T H – C O M I N G D O W N’
’Pablo Nouvelle – Invading My Mind Ft. Fiona Daniel’
’Glow Coin (edapollo Remix)’
’grand marnier/ celeste.’
Photo Credit: Michael Lerner
If you want something done right, do it yourself. No one knows the truth of that statement more than Hawaiian solo artist, Kawehi.
Coming off of the blazing hot coattails of her viral video cover of “Heart Shaped Box,” originally crafted by the legendary Seattle grunge rock outfit, Nirvana, this young lady is ready to make an even bigger splash in the music industry with the release of some original materials. Backed by a solid Kickstarter fund (created after the enormous wake of her viral video stardom), Kawehi has been quietly working on a brand new EP, “Robot Heart,” which has it’s debut single premiering here on TMN.
Armed with only the gifts that god gave her (and a few musical inventions that help her do this on her own) she creates everything in her music. Beatboxing to create a percussion, laying down ethereal vocals, playing guitar, playing keyboards…all of these are done entirely by her, and we couldn’t be more excited that she chose that route.
When we asked her about this song, and especially about her seemingly spiritualistic lyrical representaition, she had this to say:
I realized after writing the songs for Robot Heart, they were all about ripping out people’s hearts! So I wrote ‘Anthem’ as a positive end to the EP – as a reminder that yeah, we can be assholes at times – but as a race, we are in charge of our own lives – and ultimately we can make a difference in the lives of others through generosity and compassion.
I believe in you – you are the answer, you are the truth – so whatcha gonna do?
Roll Up Your Sleeves
Maya Angelou once said, “I love to see a young girl go out and grab the world by the lapels. Life’s a bitch. You’ve got to go out and kick ass.”
I would second that quote, and I believe Miss Meg Mac would third that with her latest song, ‘Roll Up Your Sleeves’. This neo-soul vocal powerhouse from Melbourne released her third single today off of her upcoming debut EP MEGMAC due out this August. Mac has one of those voices that just cater to your ears, an edgy sound with a hinge of soulful delight that carries any and all notes. Mac’s song simply puts it that everything is going to be all right, and the best thing any of us can do is roll up our sleeves and keep moving forward. Cannot wait to hear the rest of this sassy soul-stress’ EP, keep an eye and ear out for more from Miss Mac.
Here’s to short weeks in celebration of summertime holidays. Bring on the BBQs, swimming pools, adult beverages, and indie dojos.
’Mayra & Mr. Mow – MAGIC LADY’
’Elephant Revival – Birds and Stars’
’Lewis Watson – Stay (We The Wild Remix)’
’Birdmask – I’m Fine (And Other Lies)’
Jeezy & Jay-Z
Seen It All
When you’ve been in the game as long as Jeezy and Jay Z have, chances are you’ve already “Seen It All.” Despite their differing styles, Jeezy and Hov have always shared an undeniable chemistry together, and throughout the years have often challenged each other to stay on their toes as they rip through each record. This song is no different, finding the talented emcees in peak form as they trade eloquent bars about their street upbringing over some banging Cardo production. Originally recorded during the sessions for Magna Carta Holy Grail, the single finds a new home as the title track off of Jeezy’s upcoming fifth studio album, set to drop on September 2nd.
If I say The Naked and Famous, that already is enough to get you excited right? Well of course it is. The wonderful Auckland group are releasing a deluxe version of In Rolling Waves today with pre-orders starting July 17th. In honor of that, N&F is letting you get a little taste of the remixes to come.
Another Auckland group, Strange Babes, covered In Rolling Waves with their own unique sound. A blend of Indie melodies with a hint of rock acoustics, the band makes this song roll along with a wave like feel. With some hippy like chimes that give the song an intoxicating taste, the melody takes us on a wavelength of divine interpretation of this invigorating piece.
Sit back and close your eyes, this is one psychedelic musical ride.