Earlier in the month we hipped you to Viceroy and French Horn Rebellion‘s funky “Friday Nights”, a nu-disco tune so catchy it makes every day feel like a crazed, boozy jumping off point to the weekend. The collaborative pair will soon release a remixes EP, and it’ll include this awesome rework by Jessie Andrews, a Los Angeles DJ and actress. Andrews strips away the funk, instead nicely replacing it with crunchy, spiraling effects that’ll take you on a few dizzying loops and powerful buildups that might leave you more than a little floored. The remix imagines the original as a thrilling house track and gives us yet another reason to scuffle up the dancing shoes. Check it out above.
As the snow is finally melting (or if you live in Colorado, still randomly dropping on a Wednesday afternoon) and the flowers are a blooming, nothing says spring is here quite like a good mix from one of TMN’s favorite bass duos. Zeds Dead recently released their Spring Mix with over 35 heart-pounding songs sure to please any ZD fans. The mix combines fist pumping electronic with down and dirty dubstep mixed in with some fabulous funk and rich vocals. The transitions are quick and clean letting the listeners know it is on to the next awesome jam. Over an hour of some amazing songs by the two ZD mastermind boys themselves, is there any other way to ring in spring? Pull out the bbq and turn this mix up, it’s one for the sunny days and even the still snowy days. Cheers to spring.
Paloma Faith – Just Be (Distance Remix)
Ellie Goulding – Explosion (Gemini Remix)
Eptic – Gutter
The Others – Fallout
Trollphace, Roto – Take It
AraabMuzik – Succubi
Figure – Brown Note
Zeds Dead – Rave (Fendi Ravestep Remix)
Salva – Drop That B
Taiki & Nulight – Take me Up
Zinc – Family Riddim
Mighty Dub Katz – Just Another Groove (Lookback Remix)
Kill The Noise (with Brillz & Minxx) – Saturn (Jay Cosmic Remix)
KW Griff – Bring in the Katz featuring Pork Chop (Original Mix)
Wilkinson – Take You Higher (Foamo Remix)
Posij – Duikbril
Skoop – Baby Papu
Velvetine – The Great Divide (Seven Lions Remix)
12th Planet – Smoked Out
ETC!ETC!, Protohype – Bad Boy Flow
Sander Van Doorn – Joyenergizer
Doorly – Rush ft Soraya Vivian
Gorgon City – Thor
Proxy – Cypher
The Upbeats – Diffused
Thesys – Propulsion
Quentin Hiatus – September Rising
Dead C.A.T Bounce, Emily Underhill – Closer To Me (Dabin Remix)
DJ Marky & S.P.Y – Yellow Shoes (Calibre Remix)
Nina Simone – Don’t Let Me Be Missunderstood (Zeds Dead Remix)
Young Digerati – Next Phase (Leisure Council Remix)
Zomboy – Here to Stay ft. Lady Chann
Major Lazer – Watch Out For This (Bumaye)
Nishin Verdiano & AK9 – Bitch Please (Receptor Remix)
Biggie – Suicidal Thoughts
You have to give it to Lea Luna. She continues to prove time and time again that she knows how to craft party inducing lyrics that carry perfectly over big buzzing beats. We especially love the underlying “Mile High” messaging, as Lea is originally from there, as well as Dragon and Jontron.
“Loud and Proud” is the latest release from this collaboration. In true D&J fashion, it boasts a slow melodic build that let Lea’s vocals really shine. The drop is a big, bass-laden electro house dance floor killer that is smooth yet aggressive. Another familiar face shows up in this joint effort, which is Denver based music videographers, Blurred Pictures. Their crew was once again slated to put the visuals to this monstrous track. They chose the stage at Skylab 2012 this time around, and if you watch carefully, you may catch a ninja in there. Keep your eyes peeled at 2:40. Ha!
Head over to Beatport and grab a copy of “Loud and Proud” out now via Black Hole.
Underground phenom Casey Veggies comes through this week with a new head banging, street-single titled “Young Niggas”. The new tune sounds very raw and Veggies takes to the mic to rep for the young generation on their grind. Teaming up with Juicy J for a tight verse and strong hook, the 19 year-old Odd Future affiliate delivers over this Futuristik‘s produced beat. Take a listen to the free track below.
When you are down in the dumps, music can be the perfect amount of motivation you need to get right back up to solid ground . And sometimes, if you decide to stew in your own misery and turn on the “broken hearts club” playlist, it can drag you down right along with it. Funny how strong of a hold it has on us. We are basically putty in the hands of music. So whether you are having a good day or a shitastic one, let the indie dojo be your motivational speaker for the next 20 minutes. This particular list just happens to have a PowerPoint of positive vibes all prepared and ready to go….
With J. Cole‘s sophomore effort, Born Sinner, hitting shelves on June 25th, fans have been itching for a taste of the new album. While Cole assures us this new freebie isn’t a preview of what to expect from the record, it’s still a pleasant surprise nonetheless. “Cole Summer” serves as a vehicle for J. Cole to reflect about his life and his spot in the game. It’s nearly five minutes of pure stream of consciousness rap over a chopped up sample of Lauryn Hill‘s “Nothing Even Matters.” No chorus. No hook. No bullshit. Grab the free download, and stay tuned for more music from Cole before his album drops.
Dreamy Birmingham indie rock quartet SWIM DEEP is back with another absolutely gorgeous tune to get you prepped and ready for summer. This time around we’re bringing you “Simmer” which is the b-side to “She Changes The Weather’” (13th May Chess Club / RCA). Make sure to pick this up when it’s released. It’s sure to get a spot in the regular rotation.