[Alternative] Kings of Leon – Supersoaker

Kings of Leon

Yeah, it’s about time! After more than a two year long hiatus, Kings of Leon finally make a fitting return this season with the track, “Supersoaker.” The band had cancelled tours in 2011 when lead vocalist, Caleb Followil, was advised to rest his voice to prevent further damage. And what good advice it was. We’re glad to let you know that those familiar, signature, gravelly vocals are back, and here to amplify your summer playlists.

Revel in their performance last night on Jimmy Fallon, and save the date for the launch of their sixth album, Mechanical Bull, on 9/24. 

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[TMN Exclusive Interview] Dj Carnage – Global Dance Festival, Red Rocks CO

Carnage & Tony Junior
Michael Jordan (Original Mix)

If there is one thing I can say about Global Dance Festival every year at Red Rocks in beautiful Colorado it is this; three epic nights with some of the best artists in the music world today. And of course for a music blogger, these are the experiences I live for, seeing live acts, sitting down with amazing musicians and seeing music lovers everywhere unite for a grand weekend. This past Saturday I had the chance to sit down with one of my favorite up and coming EDM artists (or as he says, the artist who is the death of EDM) Dj Carnage. Have a read below as I sat down with the King of the Chipotle gang as we discussed his new release “Michael Jordan”, his Maryland upbringing and why his music is like an Okapi.

TMN: On this lovely summer evening up at the beautiful Red Rocks theater, I have the pleasure of sitting down with the one and only Dj Carnage. Thank you so much for taking time before your set to chat with us.

TMN: It sounds like music has been part of your life for a very long time. So let’s start off from the very beginning when you were just a little nugget in your mom’s belly, did your mom tell you that she ever listened to any particular music while she was carrying you, put you up to the speakers and let some old Jazz tunes roll or anything?

DjC: Nobody has any musical background in my family, so no.

TMN: And how about when you were a kid, growing up, was there any music in your household? Have you been musically trained in any way, shape or form such as singing lessons or piano lessons?

DjC: Yeah I mean there was Spanish music in my household growing up.

TMN: Like a little samba in the kitchen kind of thing?

DjC: No, it was just, I was raised in Guatemala for 8 years, until I was 7 or 8…(laughs) I was raised in Guatemala until I was 8 (laughs). And yeah it was pretty chill and we used to listen to whatever, it was never a no music kind of thing just whatever was playing ya know?

TMN: Of course and I know there are stories about you going for long car rides with your mom where you would play mixed cd’s to pass the time along. Who were some of your favorite artists to have on those cd’s?

DjC: Eminem, 50 Cent, Mase, Ja Rule, Nelly, Chingy…Murphy Lee, D12.

TMN: Wow, you are bringing back some memories here from high school, Ja Rule needs to make a comeback right?

DjC: (Laughs)

TMN: And then, in the back skirts of Maryland, you were given Fruity Loops and your world turned upside down a bit. How was it first teaching yourself to make your own music?

DjC: It was cool, you know when you are a kid and you get something cool and then you forget about it?

TMN: Yes.

DjC: That is exactly how is was. I got Fruity Loops and then didn’t touch it for a year. Then I moved to the country side of Maryland and had nothing to do but play football and I didn’t have many friends so I started becoming a computer nerd and making beats with some of my friends.

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The Trap Dojo #48 [MP3 Playlist]


Starting off this weeks Trap Dojo we got a massive remix from Ta-ku of The Aston Shuffle‘s track “Can’t Stop”, and it’s sure to be on repeat all summer long. Next is another summer time anthem from DJ Snake, and he throws his own spin on Aluna George‘s mesmerizing track “You Know You Like It”. Kill Paris running the trap? HugLife dropped an Edit of Tiesto & MOTi‘s track “Back To The Acid”, and he tweaks it in all the right ways. Butch Clancy remixed Candyland‘s track “Castle Of Affair” and brings some filthy laser infused synth work. Yet another DJ Snake remix, this time he tackles Duck Sauce‘s glorious track, “It’s You”. The second half features some Love Trap tunes from RustieCRNKN, Mr. Carmack, K Theory, BeazyTymes, and Falcons. Cheers.

The Aston Shuffle
Cant Stop Now (Ta Ku Remix)
You Know You Like It (DJ Snake Remix)
Kill Paris
Horn Beat 2.0
Tiesto & MOTi
 Trap to the Acid (Huglife Edit)
Yolanda Be Cool & D Cup
We No Speak Americano (BUSTED By HeRobust)
Ratchet (Rustie Remix)
Sister Rosetta Tharpe – Jericho (C2C Remix)
Castle Of Affair (Butch Clancy Remix)
Its You (DJ SNAKE Remix)
noodling, with papi
Jay Z
Heaven (K Theory Remix)
Jack (Sleepy Tom Bootleg)
Makin Papers (ft. Lupe Fiasco, Snow Tha Product & Too $hort)
Kanye West
Blood On The Leaves (Vonzie & Subset Bootleg)
The XX
Shelter (BeazyTymes Remix)
Slim Thug, Mike Jones, and Paul Wall
Still Tippin (Falcons Rmx)
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[Tech-House] Rich Boy – Throw Some D’s (Jordan Postrel Remix)

Throw Some D's (Jordan Postrel Remix)

It’s not too often one of Luis Vitton’s male runway models breaks away from their daytime gig to pursue a career in production. As a matter of fact this is the only time that has happened, but for the club faithful, it was a well executed move by 21 year old house producer Jordan Postrel. After years of production and a residency at Club Hollywood in Milan, Postrel has recently relocated to Miami, placing himself smack dab inside on of the world’s largest and cutthroat electronic music communities in order to flex some production muscle for a much larger audience. His latest remix effort comes on Rich Boy’s classic hip-hop club hit “Throw Some D’s”, but Postrel takes the tune much further into booty house territory. Pitching down the vocals and bouncing up some synth while scooting the beat to a four-to-the-floor rhythm have morphed “Throw Some D’s” into an underground gem fit perfectly for any dance club. As an even greater treat to our DJ friends out there, Jordan Postrel is giving the track away as a .wav for those who want to hear this one played out on the biggest possible PA’s one could find. Check it out above.

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[MP3 Playlist] Indie Dojo (July 2013 Round #3)

indie-dojo-music-ninjaThere are not enough hours in the day, which equates to not enough hours in the week, which multiplies itself into years just flying by. When life gets way too overwhelming, come visit the Ninja for a second. Masters of time we may not be, but we can definitely come to aide in focusing your mind on the glorious sound of  indie music…

Vancouver Sleep Clinic
Treehouse Schemes
Hannah Karydas
Robby Hunter Band
Look Away
Wild Ones
Curse Over Me
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[Progressive House] Triad Dragons – Chasing Shadows ft. Julie Zorrilla

Triad Dragons
Chasing Shadows feat Julie Zorrilla (Original Mix)

On the heels of Triad Dragon’s second Global Dance Festival appearance, this Denver dance trio has released their brand new single, “Chasing Shadows” on Manufactured Music. This anthemic summer time progressive house gem features emotionally charged lyrics from Columbian vocalist Julie Zorrilla and energizing uplifting melody and driving beats that got the Red Rocks crowd moving last Saturday night.

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[Busted] Yolanda Be Cool & D Cup – We No Speak Americano (HeRobust)

Yolanda Be Cool & D Cup
We No Speak Americano (BUSTED By HeRobust)

Pretty much everyone has heard some version of this song at some point, whether it was the original or one of the many subsequent remixes. I remember hearing versions pop up when I first started working here at TMN and still love hearing Trumpdisco’s take on “We No Speak Americano” every now and then. When I saw the name Yolanda Be Cool I immediately thought it was a remix of one of their newer tracks. Maybe “Love Keeps?” Then I re-read it and got really excited.

While this song definitely saw plenty of remixes, it’s been a while since I’ve heard one. And it’s been even longer since I’ve heard one this good. Leave it to Hotlanta producer/DJ HeRobust to turn this track upside with some massive bass heavy trap beats. The vocal sampling is spot on and the razor sharp synths really give this track a new feel while still maintaining the latin flare of the original. The track continues with a energetic hard style build only to leave you feeling bruised and busted with another devastating drop.

Head over to HeRobust’s Soundcloud and snag this free download for yourself.

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