This week Elephante is sharing his five favorite tracks with us because he has a little something special for the TMN fam next week. Enjoy this mix of songs, they all get your body dancing.
Galantis – Help
Ummet Ozcan – Raise Your Hands (Slander Trap Edit)
Skrillex, Kill The Noise, Fatman Scoop – Recess
RL Grime & WhatSoNot – Tell Me
Bebe Rexha – Can’t Stop Drinking About You
Raise Your Hands (Slander Festival Trap Edit)
Skrillex, Kill The Noise & Fatman Scoop
RL Grime & What So Not
I CANT STOP DRINKING ABOUT YOU
Juun feat. Sam Smith
When It's Alright
It’s no secret we are big advocates of German duo Fabich and Ferdinand Weber here at TMN, and we’ve been telling you they’re definitely a name to keep an eye on this year. Well what you might not know is their new project Juun is one you need to add to the watch list as well, as their debut release here will be sure to prove. New moniker aside, the uplifting style embedded into this track’s DNA is undeniably the handiwork of these two gents. Combine the bright synths with the poppy vocals of Sam Smith and you have yourself a sun-drenched tune that’s ready to make waves over summer. This is one that deserves some serious airtime, and as much as radio stations are notorious for butchering great music with repetitive plays, it would take a good while before we grew sick of hearing this again and again.
James Blake previewed this glorious track titled “Girl” by Jamie xx on his BBC Radio 1 Residency show last month. He made a mistake and called it “Bloke” by Simon Tallwhacker, but James corrects himself during Aprils mix (featured below). We took the rip from the previous mix because he talks all over the most recent one, but none the less this track should give you the chills. Featuring his classic style of dreamy vocal edits mixed with flawless drum work, this one should be on repeat for a while. Cheers.
Click here to listen to Aprils mix.
After a long, music-filled weekend at Coachella, and a much needed wind-down session in San Diego, I’m finally back at the helm, writing about some very deserving tunes. Right out of the gate, we have one of the better pieces of music we’ve heard in the past few months, coming out of London by way of Duologue.
This UK based five piece have pulled together a stunningly crafted sophomore release, providing listeners with a chance to get completely engrossed in swells of electronically produced beats, glorious vocals and surging, cinematic energy with their EP, Memex.
While we sincerely struggle to find a favorite among this stellar line up, we can’t help but find ourselves helplessly lost, careening down a path rife with subtle guitar riffs, moving lyrics and lush, emotion rich soundscapes of “Traps”. Calling on associations both indie rock and ambient electronica, this song seamlessly flirts with associations of the likes of Two Door Cinema Club and The 1975, while also giving nods to Bonobo and Tycho at the same time.
As bizarre of a combination of influences as that may be, these cats have nailed it ever-so-effortlessly, leaving this blogger grinning ear-to-ear.
Once grunge revivalists Yuck, turn their tact towards a more shoegaze (without the haze) era.
Lo-fi and consistently cyclic, the Americana element of slow burners past (“Shook Down” and “Suicide Policeman”), subside to dulcet tones and dejected mannerisms anew. Sparse and shimmering, “Southern Skies” exudes the impression of a long exhale. Resigned and anguished contemplation: the perfect accompaniment to sadness tinged strolls or wallowing walks.
Whilst Yuck startled us earlier today, with a surprise release of shoe-gaze inflicted, 4-track EP Southern Skies this heavy hearted title track is more ambling and atmospheric, than frantic or fuzzy.
Benz Friendz (Whatchutola) (Feat. Andre 3000)
When Future was brought out during Outkast‘s set at Coachella last weekend, the Atlanta native was given the opportunity to premiere this single live on stage with two of his city’s legends. Although the performance was received rather unenthusiastically by the audience in Indio, we could tell that the song had some promise. After the collaboration with Andre 3000 was found to be conspicuously missing from the live stream that MTV premiered earlier this week, we finally have the chance to hear the track in its full, studio quality form.
With his auto-tuned hybrid R&B trap rapping style, Future may be a polarizing figure for most hip-hop fans, but that shouldn’t stop you from listening to this album cut. As we all know appearances from Mr. 3 Stacks are few and far between these days, and every rare guest verse is a chance to gaze into the mind of one of music’s greatest. From the get go, the tune seems almost perfectly crafted for Dre himself, and his mastery of the mic is still undeniable. As the pair trade bars about their distaste for materialistic women and paper chasers, Future puts up a valiant effort, but alas, is no match for the wisdom of Andre 3K.
In the end, the record instead hypes us up for the prospects of a new Outkast album (or even an Andre solo project), however bleak the odds may be. This single can still be found however, on Future’s upcoming effort, Honest, set to drop Tuesday, April 22nd. You can also hit the jump to catch the visuals for Future’s recent Kanye-assisted single, “I Won.”
Alright, ninjas. We’ve been hooking you up with free entry to Beta over the past year. We know you’ve have some epic times, catching some of the most legendary talent EDM has to offer, and we’re on board to keep this thing going. So, we’re once again giving you an opportunity to check out the best night club in North America for free. What all do you have to do to get in? It’s pretty damn easy. Just follow these steps:
– Head to the front door and enter the club before 11 pm
– Show this post to the cashier (Valid for 21+ only)
That’s it! Sounds too good to be true, right? Well, it’s not. Head to Beta and see for yourself.
Side note: This deal is NOT valid for Seven Lions’ show tonight. Sorry kiddos.
Seven Lions - April 17th
Running To The Sea Feat. Susanne Sundfør (Seven Lions Remix)
Dirtyloud - April 18th
Connection (Dirtyloud Remix)
Laurent Garnier - April 19th