[R&B/Hip-Hop] The-Dream – Slow It Down (Feat. Fabolous)

Lost in the Valentine’s Day shuffle was this brand new cut from Terius Nash, a.ka. The-Dream. With this bouncy and infectious tune, the Radio Killa brings us a sound consistent with some of his previous hits like “Shawty is A 10” and “Throw it In The Bag” which coincidentally, also feature frequent running mate Fabolous. Although The-Dream doesn’t think this’ll be played on Top 40 radio, it’s hard to deny that he has yet another hit on his hands. Make sure to be on the lookout for his newest album, Fourplay, in stores May 7th.

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Valentino Khan – Who U Wit? (Original Mix)


With a disclaimer like that, it is easy to dismiss this track as just another attempt for attention. But after the first listen, we just might have to agree. The Los Angeles trap baller Valentino Khan just released another free track full of enough trap aggression to make you want to grab that annoying copy machine that never works and put a beating to it Office Space style.

Valentino Khan
Who U Wit? (Original Mix)
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Lucky Date – Freak (Original Mix) [Preview]

Straight to your speakers with wailing reverbs, slaps of bass and apocalypse style drops, San Francisco born DJ/Producer, Jordan Atkins-Loria aka Lucky Date, comes full force with a preview of the new track “Freak”. Full of organized chaotic destruction of progressive electro, this guaranteed banger will be out on Beatport Monday February 25th, 2013.

Lucky Date
Freak (Original Mix)
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Two Door Cinema Club – Next Year (Pyramid Remix)

French producer and melody monster Pyramid just released a remix of “Next Year” from Beacon, second studio album by Northern Irish indie rock band Two Door Cinema Club. While not a huge departure from the original, the subtle electronics encapsulate Pyramid’s unique style of harnessing an 80′s electro/pop vibe and exposing the fantastic vocals of Alex Trimble. This rendition takes a turn for the better in one of the best outro pieces we have heard so far. Listen below.

Two Door Cinema Club
Next Year (Pyramid Remix)
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Hoodie Allen – Fame Is For Assholes (feat. Chiddy)

Couldn’t be happier to see this collaboration. Both Hoodie Allen and Chiddy (of Chiddy Bang) have been working the music scene from the bottom up in an aggressive grass roots manner, building up their fan base with the power of free music and support from the entire music blogosphere. Rivaling each other topping the Hype Machine music charts, the two are staying true the the very title of Hoodie’s latest single “Fame Is For Assholes” by putting fame aside and working together on a track that stays true to each of their styles. Hoodie Explains:

I wanted to write a track that mixed a classic doo-wop vibe with the more upbeat hip-hop style that my fans have come to love

‘Fame is For Assholes’ (prod. by !llmind and Jared Evan) will be included on Hoodie Allen’s free mixtape dropping February 20th.

Fame Is For Assholes (feat. Chiddy)

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[Hip-Hop] French Montana – Freaks ft Nicki Minaj

This past year, French Montana found success in the game with his infectious single “Pop That”. Now fresh off his success, he is back with a new dance-hall infused track for the twerkers and dancers this spring and summer. The Rico Love produced banger samples Chaka Demus & Pliers “Murder She Wrote” and the classic Li’L Vicious and Doug E. Fresh “Freaks”. Mixing the two classic tracks with a fast-tempo beat, fog horns, and a quick verse from the femcee Nicki Minaj, Montana captures the island vibe and brings it to the dancefloor. “Freaks” is the second banger off his upcoming Bad Boy debut Excuse My French, dropping May 21.

French montana ft nicki minaj
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[TMN Resident Artist] 3LAU Interview: Young artist 3lauing up

This month Mr Justin Blau, aka 3LAU, is working his way even more into the hearts of all of us at TMN. He has such a great story and has risen insanely fast from regular college kid to mega artist in just over two years. He’s a Las Vegas native who is finishing up college in St. Louis all while exploring the wonderful world of electronic dance music. In awe? I know I am. So on this fine day we were able to sit down with Justin and get to know a little bit more about this incredible young artist who has taken the EDM world by storm.

TMN: As always Justin we just wanted to say thank you for being our artist of the month for February it is a true honor to have you on board and we are tickled pink to get to spend one on one time with you.

Justin: And it’s an honor to be a part of TMN! Been following you guys from the start! It was always a goal from day one to be featured on the blog, even in a simple post, so being a featured artist is HUGE! Thank you!

TMN: Let’s start with a few ice breaker questions. You are a Las Vegas native, something I have only heard a handful of people say in my lifetime. What was it like growing up there? I imagine going to see Barbara Streisand or Siegfried and Roy was not a typical Saturday afternoon.

Justin: It was definitely an experience, but I never had much to do with the tourist activities. Vegas is similar to LA, same weather, similar people, just everything is toned down a bit more. It’s a great place to be to relax when you’re not caught up in all of the action on the strip.

TMN: If you were any Las Vegas casino game, which would you be? A rowdy game of black jack perhaps?

Justin: Black Jack all the way, shit’s unpredictable.

TMN: Now we know you attend college at Washington University in St Louis, you are a senior correct? Tell us, do you have typical college senior experiences? Care to share any story of a c-r-a-z-y night? We won’t tell your parents, promise.

Justin: haha well… I ended up taking a leave of absence to focus on my career for a bit, I was still performing a ton though while I was still in school. It was pretty hard to balance all of it, and I honestly didn’t get to party at all outside of the shows I was playing. Continue reading

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