[Folk] Micky P Kerr – Dreamers Club EP

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Hailing from Leeds, this shaggy haired troubador has been playing acoustic shows since he was merely 20 years old. Equipped with an accoustic guitar, Micky P Kerr slowly crafted a sound that we would come to know and love today. Buried within his soft, intricate folk stylings are meticulously crafted lyrics, often carrying resemblance of early protest songs in their structure and soundscape.

Coming up on November 28th, Dreamers Club EP, is set to release as the first concept EP in a set of two recorded at Green Mount Studio in Leeds. The soon to be released four track gem features songs ranging in different folk compositions, giving you a full story in just four short songs.

First up on the EP is the title track, “Dreamers”, which boasts a charisma that beckons on Simon and Garfunkle. Scrupulously combining soft finger picking and pitch perfect humming, Kerr creates a marriage between guitar and vocals that encapsulates what can be so enchanting about just a man and his guitar.

“Lazy Ambition,” takes on a personality that would be apt for a smokey 60’s music festival, offering up boisterous saloon style piano chords which couple with his sing-a-long style lyrics. The tempo is picked up from the previous, offering up a joyfully danceable tune.

“The Increase of Insanity,” takes a more serious tone, with Kerr displaying a spoken word style song. In this thought provoking gem, we hear those early protest folk stylings really shine through.

In closing, we have “I Don’t Know,” which brings it all back together with deep interpersonal reflection being brought to life with playful instrumentation. It’s the perfect cap to four intensely tied together songs, all showcasing different abilities in Kerr’s musical repertoire.

Take a listen below, then preorder the EP on itunes so you can have it in your hands the day it comes out.

Dreamers Club
Lazy Ambition
The Increase of Insanity
I Dont Know
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[Video] Kanye West – Bound 2

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Kanye West
Bound 2

After news that “Bound 2″ was going to be the next single from Yeezus, Kanye West stopped by Ellen to debut the latest visual for his infectious track. The scenic Nick Knight directed clip includes beautiful imagery of mountains, wild horses, mystical forests, and West driving a motorcycle as his ‘ride or die’ fiancé accompanies him. Those that didn’t get a chance to watch Kim Kardashian‘s home vid get the added bonus of a topless future Mrs. West too.

The visual comes across a little like a corny proclamation of how much these two are in love and not as artistic as Ye probably intended. The motorcycle riding is a little cliché and the novelty of the topless Kim shots, although nice, are played out at this point. Considering that these two already have a baby and are engaged, we get that they are in love. One thing that didn’t make sense was the missing Charlie Wilson cameo. Take a look at the video below and be sure to cop Yeezus, available now.

Kanye West is currently still on tour with Kendrick Lamar and special guests A Tribe Called Quest.

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[Electro Pop] Carousel – Into the Night

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Carousel
Into The Night

It seems like just yesterday we were sitting inside a Denver pizza joint with Carousel. After speaking with this Berklee College of Music product, we watched as they entertained what was a rather scarce crowd. We can assure you that the talent level far demanded a much larger crowd than what was there that evening.

Since then, we’ve had the pleasure of watching Kevin and Jackson perform, seeing their crowds continually grow. With their synth heavy, infectious pop, these two keep capturing the hearts of listeners world wide.

Today, we’d like to ask you to through on your white wash jeans, tropical button up and Ray Bans, and get ready for a slice of 80’s pop. Staying true to form, these fellas have once again crafted something overwhelmingly catching, providing us with dance inducing rhythms, a wicked guitar solo and Jackson’s soft sung golden vocals, telling tales of brooding eyed romance.

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[Denver Giveaway] Active Child – Larimer Lounge, 11/21

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Active Child
She Cut Me

There’s no denying the intense talent of Active Child. Through the brain of Patrick Grossi, we’re able to be transported to an entirely different world with his musical imagination.

This act is definitely on our live show bucket list, which is why we’re overwhelmingly excited to head to the Larimer Lounge in Denver this Thursday to check it out. We’ve had Rapor on repeat, getting ready to embark on this other worldly journey, and now we’re ready to give you a chance to win two tickets to the show.

Entering is beyond easy. Just fill out the form below, and we’ll contact you via email. There are a few rules, of course:
– You must be 18 to enter.
– You are responsible for transportation.
– You must bring a valid form of ID to pick up your tickets at the door.
– You must shout that you love “The Music Ninja” from atop a mountain. We will settle for nothing less.

Good luck, ninjas! Contest ends Wednesday at 5pm ET.




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[Electronica] Avenue – Colour

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Avenue (Official)
Colour

There’s nothing quite like a really well composed electronica track that has the ability of transporting you to another place. Is it the calming strings laid over slow, repetitious beats? Is it the lack of lyrics that allows our mind to wander? Whatever it is, we’re all about it.

Flirting with associations like Emancipator, Moby and Little People, Torontonian producer Sam Willows (aka Avenue) has crafted a sound that’s musically engaging, welcoming you in with each siren like synth. With very little out there about this up and coming Canadian, we can assure you that as much time and effort goes into making his music as Rob Ford’s plans to get wildly turnt up.

Political jokes aside, this is really the first we’ve heard of this act, but we’re already intrigued. We can’t wait to see what else he has on deck.

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[Deep House] Angus & Julia Stone – All Of Me (Dinner Date Remix) [TMN Premiere]

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Angus & Julia Stone
All Of Me (Dinner Date Remix)

Germany’s Simon Hoppe, better known as Dinner Date, has a knack for remixing folksy tunes and transforming them into the perfect ingredient for any deep house set. He caught our attention before with his stunning take on DAWA’s ‘Roll the Dice’, and now he’s back to bring his signature style to Angus & Julia Stone.  It’s a special skill to give an element of danceability to a song while still retaining all the emotion that oozes from the original, but it’s a graceful art that this producer certainly has down pat. The atmosphere crafted into this remix is mesmerising, and the ebb and flow of percussion and acoustics all breathe in harmony with the beautiful vocals. Big thanks to Simon for giving us the chance to premiere this on TMN, and we can’t wait to hear what he will bring his magic touch to next.

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

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Sometimes shit just doesn’t go your way and sometimes there is nothing you can do about. Just remember, no matter how bad it get’s, Ninjas don’t cry over spilled milk. They listen to awesome playlists…

CS Buchan
Leave it all Behind (feat. Katie Buchan)
Say Hi
Love, Love, Love
Yujen
Try It Over
Minor Alps
Buried Plans
Foreign/National
Paris
The Cool Of Your Temple
Jared Bartman
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