Manicanparty – Monarch [TMN PREMIERE]

Monarch (Acoustic)

It is no secret, we have a special place in our hearts at TMN for female vocalists and we continue to be happily stunned with how many talented ladies are out there.

Today, we are premiering “Monarch”, a simply beautiful song by Manicanparty. The duo is made up of Jessica Corazza and Patrick Morrissey, two talented musicians who have been friends since high school. Corazza’s voice is soft, soothing and yet completely striking as in, I could listen to her sing for hours and be perfectly content. The duos music cannot be categorized, it is a mix of soft electro pop, soaring vocals and catching tribal rhythms. Listening to “Monarch” feels quietly magical, as if you are flying along gently with a butterfly through the intriguing vocals and melodies enriched with welcoming guitars and banjo. This duo has their debut EP coming out October 1st and we can’t wait to hear more picturesque music from them.

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[Remix EP] MORTEN – Look Closer


Not too long ago, we featured the beautiful vocal progressive house gem from Copenhagen born DJ/Producer, Morten, via his recap from WMC week in Miami. The video was the perfect backdrop for this gorgeously produced tune, making all who were at that legendary week want to book their tickets for 2014.

After a years of blogging, we’ve come to realize this. When you have a progressive house gem with stunning vocals, you will have remixes. Whether their official or not, you know they’re coming down the pike. And today, we have a few of our favorites. These are the official remixes, put out on Ash Pournari’s PRMD label. First up is a TMN favorite, Candyland, who always infuse a unique sound into whatever they do. The Santa Barbara DJ duo, who have been getting all sorts of accolades as of late, turned this uplifting house tune into a filthy dubstap track, layering in razory synths and heavy bass.

Our other favorite out of the lot was Danny Verde, who has a staggering list of official remixes under his belt. In his take on “Look Closer” we’re served up a nice electro house version that still allows the original vocals to shine though, yet provides us with a little more dancy aggression.

The EP is officially out on Beatport as of yesterday.

Look Closer (Candyland Remix)
Look Closer (Danny Verde Remix)
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The Trap Dojo #55 [MP3 Playlist]


Copious amounts of vibes this week, but don’t worry there’s some heavy hitters as well. First off we got a glorious remix from Wave Racer, of DCUP‘s track “Don’t Be Shy”. Plump DJ‘s OG track “Get Kinky” gets a filthy trap makeover from Random Preset. Next are three tracks off of ODESZA’s most recent EP titled “My Friends Never Die”, prepare yourselves fold pure gold. 12th Planet and Protohype teamed up for this massive tune, “Paper” off of their “Transitions” EP. Mr. Carmack comes through with a sexy remix of Gladys Night‘s classic, “Grapevine”. KEYS N KRATES finally released there long awaited “SOLOW” EP, make sure not to miss “I Just Cant Deny” and “Ratchet Hoes”. Make sure not to miss the other massive tuneage from: Louis Futon, LOUDPVCK, staRo, Ookay, Blood Diamonds, Sean Dee, Cry Wolf, I AM LEGION, Minnesota, and 2 Chainz. Cheers. 

Dont Be Shy (Wave Racer Remix)
Plump Djs
Get Kinky (Random Preset Remix) DOWNLOAD
My Friends Never Die
Keep Her Close
If Theres Time
12th Planet & Protohype
Gladys Knight
Grapevine (Mr. Carmack Remix)
B.o.B ft. 2 Chainz
Headband (Whiiite Remix)
Monty Cold x Louis Futon Present: Caviar
Carnage x Tony Junior
Michael Jordan (LOUDPVCK Remix)
Are You That Somebody
Aaliyah (starRo Remix) FREE DL
Steve Aoki, Chris Lake, Tujamo
Boneless (Keys N Krates Remix)
Blood Diamonds
Barcode  (Official Instrumental)
Shotgun Radio
A Bad Place featuring Mimi Page (Minnesota Remix)
Sean Dee
All The Things She Said (Prod. by Crywolf) (Free Download)
Steve Aoki, Chris Lake & Tujamo – Boneless (Ookay Remix) Out Now
I Am Legion (Noisia x Foreign Beggars)
Make Those Move (OUT NOW)
I Am Legion (Noisia x Foreign Beggars)
Foil ft. D.Ablo
2 Chainz
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[Dream-Pop/Electronica] Vinyl Villain – Pretty Evil EP


Vinyl Villain, or V/V as they are largely tracked through the blogoshpheres, maintains as a project shrouded in much mystery, leaving only a catchy, but haunting brand of electronic leaning dream-pop to speak for them. When their latest collection of tunes, dubbed Pretty Evil, graced our in-house monitors there was a collective air of beauty suddenly infused into our souls, while a shot of reverb tinged vocals and minimal-pop slunked its way down our gullets simultaneously. V/V manage to pull from their listeners a smorgasbord of emotions while coming across as equal parts Lana Del Ray, Deerhoof and pure pop prowess. As their first body of work, Pretty Evil no doubt will latch onto many indie purists and more blogs alike while lifting their veil to a slew of music publications as well. As an even greater treat to our Ninjas, Pretty Evil was released as a free download, so please don’t miss your chance to be one of the first to sport it on your iPhone.

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[Post-Soul] JMSN – Walk Away

Walk Away
Walk Away

It’s been way too long since we’ve heard new material from JMSN. Thankfully, the Detroit crooner is looking to change that, preparing to release †Pllajé†, his follow up to last year’s debut project, †Priscilla†, on November 5th. “Walk Away” is the first single from the upcoming album, and it follows in the sonic footsteps of its predecessor perfectly. Ominous and melancholic, the song features a brooding JMSN pleading through his airy falsetto as he struggles to hold onto the final moments of a relationship he knows is over, but refuses to give up on. The aesthetic shouldn’t feel foreign to fans of Christian Berishaj, but if this is your first time listening to the talented vocalist, you’re in for a gorgeous ride. Check out the single above, and stay tuned for more in the coming weeks as we eagerly await the release of †Pllajé†.

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[Hip-Hop] Chiddy Bang – HeartBeat (Feat. Two Guyz)

Chiddy Bang
HeartBeat (feat. Two Guyz)

Lost in the shuffle of excellent releases last week was this spectacular new single from Philly’s Chiddy Bang. “Heartbeat” is just the second song we’ve heard from Chiddy’s upcoming Baggage Claim mixtape so far. The track is instantly mesmerizing, with deep synths and pulsing percussion that blend together in harmony to produce the perfect electronic hip-hop soundscape for Chiddy to flex his rhymes over. Two Guyz also play a crucial part as well, breathing life into the song through an ethereal chorus. Although we haven’t heard much yet, judging from his history, we’d have to say Chiddy Bang has some big things planned for 2013, and we can’t wait to get our hands on the mixtape when it finally drops.

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[Neo-Soul] Lulu James – Sweetest Thing

Lulu James
Sweetest Thing

Finding a good mix between electronic and soul, the talented Lulu James drops off a chill new track in “Sweetest Thing”. Following the resurgence of soul music, this light track carries enough uniqueness and charisma in James’ voice to standout on its own. Her smooth vocals and catchy lyrics are complimented by a simple percussion, synth rhythms, and light beat. With such ease on the ears, James falls into her own category of futuristic R&B with a classic soul vibe and pop-catchiness. This cut will be featured on her upcoming project Sweetest Thing on November 4th.

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