Over the past few months the productional duo hailing from New York, Follow Me, has quickly become a favorite here at TMN for their unprecedented ability to transform soulful R&B classics into sensual deep house tunes that infectiously spread good vibes. This time, Follow Me is back at it again with an absolutely fantastic remix of Soul II Soul’s “Back to Life (However Do You Want Me”. Accentuating the vocals of the original with deep bass, meticulously crafted melodies, and whimsical space-age synths, this remix truly is a work of art. It is one thing to remix a classic but few possess the vision and talent that Follow Me demonstrate; reworking the original to sound as if it were an original production of the highest caliber. As to be expected the duo gave this gem out for free so jump over to Facebook, show this duo your appreciation and snag a copy of this track here!
It is easy to be saturated with M83 remixes, after all their rise to popularity have paved the way for indie-seeking producers seeking special harmonics for their next electronic tune. “Steve McQueen” of French electronic band M83′s sixth studio album Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming is already more than a year old but thanks to french producing duo BeatauCue, we are welcoming its resurgence. Combining many of the current electronic elements that make dance music so vibrant today, BeatauCue have packed it all into a worthy remix.
The best feeling for us hipsters of music is to come across an artist that is just about to blow up, or at least we sure hope so. Chill Bump is an unconventional rap duo straight out of France. Comprised of producer Bankal and MC Miscellaneous (of Fumuj and Rytmétix) this do-it-yourself duo with enough enthusiasm and versatility have already gathered international attention. Their previous EP release “Hidden Strings” topped the charts of Hype Machine back in June. Yesterday, Chill Bump debuted the music video for “The Eponym”, of their upcoming EP “The Loop” out Dec 4th entirely for free. http://chillbump.bandcamp.com
Denver’s prolific artist group Triad Dragon have been synonymous with high energy music from the start. Born in 2012 (coincidentally the year of he dragon?), the trio, in full ninja fashion, have infiltrated the Electronic Music Dance local scene with the release of quality original and creative remixes (most notably the Daft Punk – One More Time remix we featured earlier this year. Just like our weekly “Party Playlists” that equip you with just the right amount of party tunes for the weekend, their latest release “Epic Party Kit EP” proves to have similar results with outstanding tracks like “Movement” and “Noise Complaint”. The EP is completely free and you can download it off their soundcloud here.
As you can see in the picture above, UK producer Star Slinger‘s got something to celebrate: his new Ladies In The Back EP which just dropped yesterday. We featured the title track in its original electronica-meets-drone-rap form a few months ago, and today, we bring you the alternate “Party Mix” version. If you dig it, make sure to purchase a beautiful physical copy or the digital files via iTunes.
Star Slinger Ladies In The Back (Feat. Teki Latex) (Party Mix)
Though this song came out a few months ago, for whatever reason it’s only graced my ears this week. It’s better late than never! A bit reflective of its title, “Marijuana” is a woozy warm ride of a track with various flourishes of sound — sparkling, trickling, thumping — at every bend. Chrome Sparks, who works as part of the GRL MTN artist collective in Ann Arbor, MI, sucks you in with his meticulous and creative ear, and then holds you hostage for a most pleasurable aural assault. Check out the track below!
California’s sisterly trio HAIM balance shooting hoops and rockin’ out pretty nicely in their new music video for that sassy, endlessly contagious track “Don’t Save Me”. The song, along with “Send Me Down” (which we featured here not too long ago), is out now on iTunes. A full, proper album is supposedly in the works, but no details have been released as of yet. Considering all that we’ve heard so far, it will be worth the wait.