My New Friend (Avenue Remix)
One of our favorite synthy pop tunes of 2014, Carousel’s “My New Friend” received a welcome and worthy makeover from 19 year-old Toronto based dance producer Avenue, and we still haven’t managed to shake those clubby rhythms from our consciousness since we gave it a first spin. It’s always inspiring to hear a tune from an act you love undergo a transformation through the lens of another artist’s perspective; especially when the result is as warm and bubbly as this. Avenue shifts cadence from the original towards a more club-friendly stride with a strong focus on an expanse of uplifting airy synths to surely pull a bit of hip-wiggle and an insuppressible grin from its listener. This one’s being gifted as a free download, so nab a copy here, listen above and be on the prowl for more Avenue material in the near future.
Kito & Reija Lee
Me & U (Cassie Cover)
Kito & Reija Lee joined forces just around the age of thirteen, and their passion for music blossomed together. Between their releases on Skream‘s Disfigured Dubz and Diplo‘s Mad Decent, Kito & Reija Lee have been making some insane progress. They have a huge variety in their list of inspiring artists, but two to prove so are Kate Bush and J Dilla. Kito & Reija Lee are now signed to Payday/Ultra Records, which you will be hearing their new album “II” on. You can preorder that album, but until then enjoy Kito & Reija Lee’s magnificent “Me & U” cover.
Lane 8 feat. Bipolar Sunshine
I Got What You Need (Every Night)
I don’t know about you guys, but after one listen through to “I Got What You Need (Every Night),” I’m ready for a fruity cocktail and sandy beach party. While that’s a pipe dream for most of us right now, we’ll still give a generous tip of the bucket hat to German producer Lane 8, who has teamed up with Manchester multi-faceted vocalist Bipolar Sunshine, to bring us this delicious warm-weather house tune.
With a chilled out groovy, trop-house feel, this vocal-driven gem has a vibe that’s perfect for hanging out next to a body of water, natural or man-made. On the other hand, the solid, house bassline provides enough energy to get a dance floor moving. Aside from all of that, the infectious lyrics make this an instant car ride hit for the upcoming warm-weather months. Throw on your wayfarers press play.
Be Mine (Original Mix)
At TMN, we’ve always prided ourselves on unearthing new talents at the point of their humble inception, and following their career arc; much like a high-level athletic scout discovers a hot prospect, watches them develop into their true potential and can’t help but feeling just a little like they had a hand in their rise to the top. Today, our newest discovery comes in the form of Techno and House producer Will Raidle who arrives armed with his debut release “Be Mine”. Raidle’s booty-house groover kicks off into a sea of shuffled hi-hats and thumping kick drum before an unmistakable vocal, from La Bouche’s Eurodance anthem “Be My Lover”, which gets superbly spliced and cut into a haunting and vital piece of the tune, sidles in to fuel its listeners’ dance moves. Rounding out his sophisticated compositional dance structure on “Be Mine” lies a simple sticky synth line which wrapped its way around this writer’s brain so heavily it warranted multiple replays as soon we heard it played through once. Will Raidle has been creating a healthy bit of buzz in his home city of Denver as well, being billed with some of the hottest names in underground dance including Claude Von Stroke, Soul Clap, Kidnap Kid, J. Phlip, Worthy and loads more, which is why we were so excited for a proper release from the promising young producer. “Be Mine” is being given away through digital house imprint Night Supply in exchange for a measly Facebook “like”, so hop to it here and listen above.
#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?