The Brooklyn duo Matt and Kim caught everyone’s attention back in 2010 with their stellar third album, Sidewalks, creating a unique stadium-worthy, hip-hop influenced sound that captured an audience far beyond their own niche. On their latest single, “Now,” they continue to evolve with a positive, booming track featuring a simple, but effective, chorus that dares you not to dance. As the song hits the 3 minute mark, they create a thirty second, EDM-esque build up before an explosion of layered vocals, heavy drums and mixed instrumentation.
Matt and Kim’s fourth album, Lightning, is due out on October 2nd and, if “Now” is any indication of their progression, it has the potential to be one of the strongest projects of the year. Stream and download this blissfully noisy gem below and hit the jump to see the official lyric video and their upcoming tour dates.
WARNING. If you’re sitting at work right now do not press play, this track will make you get up and dance like a complete freak show. Break out the moonwalk, the belly dance and hell, even your best hip thrust. But, if you’re at home, please press play…
It first starts off with a nice beat, and finally the song really begins. Greeting you at the door is Lykke Li‘s effortlessly gorgeous voice. You start nodding your head up and down as you drown yourself in a groovy ass beat, drums and a world of sweet gold. Keep dancing until the song ends, press repeat. Over and over and over again. This track is a hot sensation in Europe so let’s bring it to the clubs over here. Check out the rest of The Magician‘s Soundcloud. And obviously, go check out Lykke Li‘s most recent (and beautiful) album Wounded Rhymes.
I Follow Rivers (The Magician Remix)
Talib Kweli is one of the lyrical masters of the game, so when he puts out free music, it’s a good idea to pay attention. Attack The Block may serve as a teaser to his upcoming album, Prisoner of Conscious, but it’s definitely a standout project all on its own. The 18-track project features verses from an eclectic group of artists including Black Thought, Lil Wayne, Mac Miller, Ryan Leslie, Ab-Soul, Das Racist, and even more. It’s this diverse selection of artists that really makes the mixtape distinctive from Kweli’s previous ventures.
Congregation ft. Black Thought & Ab
Outstanding ft. Ryan Leslie (Prod. by Boi
Earning Potential ft. Mac Miller (Prod. by Amadeus)
I Like It ft. Das Racist (Prod. by OhNo)
Celebrate ft. Mack Maine & Lil Wayne
And there goes Summer. Now its on to the next. In a life that is ever changing, you gotta learn to roll with punches. Or come back every Tuesday for something as sturdy and stable as the Indie Dojo. It’s good to feel some consistency every once in a while.
The Brenden Hines
This Is The Thing (Fink Cover)
Twin Oaks - Not An Exit
Seven Lions, the up and coming producer out of Santa Barbara, California, is becoming a very familiar face here at TMN. Releasing remix after remix at a seemingly break-neck pace, Seven Lions is quickly ascending to the top of the ranks for producing progressive and melodic dubstep tunes. His latest remix transforms trance legends Tritonal’s single “Still With Me” into a melodic dubstep anthem. Honestly, there isn’t much more I can say about this track except turn up your speakers and enjoy!
Still With Me Feat. Cristina Soto (Seven Lions Remix)
The NOLA-bred Lil Wayne has had quite the absurd and entertaining career path. The Young Money boss known for his wordplay and ridiculous punchlines, is a prolific veteran who has released countless projects, ranging in quality from classic to barely mediocre. Regardless, hip-hop fans will forever keep at least one Weezy project in their regular rotation and, for me, Dedication 3, was definitely that tape. Since then, he has put out plenty of solid music and continued to sell records when most artists can’t all the while pursuing a new hobby in skateboarding. It is hard to know what to expect from Dedication 4, but if it is anything like its predecessor it will certainly be getting lots of airtime among his fans. Stream this anticipated project after the jump and download the whole thing for free here: Lil Wayne – Dedication 4.
Never Say Die Records has without a doubt established itself as one of the strongest labels in EDM, known for its heavy bass music riddled with thunderous bass, screeching synths and ferocious wobbles. Today, over a year after the release of his Game Time EP, Never Say Die prodigy Joshua Mellody AKA Zomboy has graced us with his newest work of art, The Dead Symphonic EP. Zomboy’s sophomore release, The Dead Symphonic consists of six original productions, which clearly draw from various influences while still emphasizing his signature undead symphonic melodies.
On this EP, Zomboy takes the opportunity to flex his productional finesse, showcasing not only his creativity but also his versatility as a producer. No two tracks sound alike yet each track when broken down clearly embodies the sound design and productional aspects Zomboy utilized when forging his persona and reputation amongst all EDM. Highlights from the EP include, “City 2 City” which intertwines the alluring vocals of Belle Humble with high-pitched synths and heavy bass to create a more progressive dubstep tune. Also featured on the EP is a “Vancouver Beatdown,” Zomboy’s first real introduction into the genre of electro house. “Vancouver Beatdown” is a funky electro track, which takes the listener on a musical journey from buildup to breakdown, all the while emphasizing his trademark sounds in a new light. Another amazing track on the EP, and possibly my favorite, “Nuclear (Hands Up),” is a fresh drum and bass tune, featuring a fantastic reggae vocals sample that interplays flawlessly with the overall cadence of drum and bass while still emphasizing a healthy dose of fierce wobbles and grinding bass. All in all, this EP is nothing short of spectacular!
Do yourself a favor and make sure to give each track a listen. If you’re a fan, pick up the EP on Beatport here and make sure to show Zomboy some appreciation for his hard work on Facebook.
Nuclear (Hands Up)
Zomboy Ft Belle Humble
City 2 City