[Hip Hop] Jez Dior ft. (featuring Olivver) (prod. by Danny Score) – Kings/1ØØ

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Jez Dior
Kings/1ØØ (featuring Olivver) (prod. by Danny Score)

Little by little, we’re getting introduced to Jez Dior’s upcoming album, which is due to drop sometime this summer. Once again we’re offered up a unique production from this alternative, against the grain hip hop artist.

Hailing from Los Angeles, Dior has been shaking up the blogosphere with grunge-rock inspired hip hop tunes that have people’s heads turning. After catching a little fire from his video for “Who Drank My Whiskey?“, he came back with “Old No. 7,” which features an appearance by Oakland local G-Eazy.

Producer Danny Score has a cinematic soundscape going, which is the perfect backdrop for “Kings/1ØØ” to come to life. Boasting a laid-back, yet emotionally intense ride built on ryhtmic drumming, fluttering guitar notes, and of course Jez’s now signature Cobain-esque screams, we’ve found ourselves hitting play again and again.

Keep tabs on this up and coming indie hip-hop artist by following him on his Facebook account, as this upcoming album is something you won’t want to miss.

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[Get Crunk] Friday Party Playlist (Vol. 108)

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With another week down and another weekend to finally get pumped up for, we understand it’s about that time to blast this weeks Friday Party Playlist to start you off on a level we just won’t understand. We’ve got a bitchin’ supply of party pleasers for lovers of all genres. So as the [work] day finally starts to come to an end and your desire to dance in an irresponsible manner begins to take over, remember to blast these next 11 songs and prepare for a weekend you will forget.

Twerk it and work it, ninjas.

#danceirresponsibly

’Chromeo – Jealous (Hotel Garuda X Sweekuh Remix)’
’Skrillex – Ease My Mind (Jai Wolf Remix)’
’SING (1DAFUL Remix) – Ed Sheeran’
’FREE DOWNLOAD: Iggy Azalea & Ariana Grande – Problem (Apocalypto Bootleg)’
’Iamsu! – I Love My Squad (Festival Trap Remix)’
’DallasK – SuperFuture’
’Bingo Players – Knock You Out (Bombs Away Bounce Bootleg) *Free Download’
’Jayden Parx – Without You (Original Mix)’
’Mustard Pimp – Renegade (RUN DMT Festival Death VIP) FREE DL’
’NSTY – WERK’

 

 

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[NEW] AlunaGeorge – Lost & Found (Kastle Remix)

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Lost & Found (Kastle Remix)

We may already be deep into 2014, but if you’re like us ninjas, you still can’t get enough of AlunaGeorge‘s 2013 breakout album, Body Music. If you have grown a little weary however, you’re in luck, as the duo are looking to reinvigorate new life into the project through the upcoming Body Music Remixed album, set to drop on June 16th.

Although details are still a little sparse on who we can expect to make an appearance, a quick glance at the pair’s SoundCloud seems to suggest that we’ll hear previously released remixes from Cosmo’s Midnight, Lido, Baauer, DJ Snake and Bondax, among other collaborations yet to be revealed.The latest producer to join the fray however is Kastle, who brings us a trap infused remix that hones in on Aluna’s previously wandering vocals through some clever synth work, and plays up the energy level to new heights with some heavy bass. Check out the single above, and look for the project on iTunes and Spotify when it drops later this month.

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[Indie] The Rentals – Thought Of Sound

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The Rentals
Thought Of Sound
If there’s a better way to commence the week’s greatest day as a pseudo music journalist than opening your cluttered e-mail to find a gem from perhaps one of your most influential indie acts of the past decade; well then I don’t want to know about it. Ex-Weezer bassist Matt Sharp and The Rentals have again resurfaced from their on-again, off-again hiatus dating all the way back to 1999 (save for a few sporadic EP’s) and this time they’ve arrived with a more ambitious lineup and a complete full length on the horizon. This morning, The Rentals dropped the lead single from their impending album, Lost In Alphaville: “Thought of Sound”, and from a former/current Matt Sharp fanboy the four minute track ignited a once lost, fiery passion for indie-rock and its savvy counterparts. Thankfully, they didn’t come back limping at all, behind a line up that includes Jessica Wolfe and Holly Laessig (Lucius – vocals), Ryen Slegr (Ozma – guitars), Lauren Chipman (The Section Quartet – strings) and Patrick Carney (The Black Keys – drums), “Thought of Sound” is carried out in that same, pleasure driven rock-pop state of mind and wields a welcome dose of reverby vocals. You can pre-order the the entire LP from the almight indie imprint Polyvinyl Records here, which is due out on 8/26; and make sure you’re on the lookout for more singles to leak out of their camp here at TMN in the not too distant future.
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[Electronic] SBTRKT – Temporary View (Feat. Sampha)

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TEMPORARY VIEW ft SAMPHA

Anytime we get a chance to catch a glimpse of SBTRKT and Sampha together, you know it’s going to be an amazing day, even if it is just a “Temporary View.” Over the past year, the British producer has teased fans with countless experimental instrumental tracks in an attempt to hold them over until the release of his upcoming sophomore LP. Now that he’s back with what we presume to be the first single from that album, it’s refreshing to hear him working with his longtime partner once again.

Lush and vibrant synth soundscapes pave the path for Sampha’s delicately unwithered vocals on this one, as SBTRKT continues to push boundaries the way only he knows how. Like many of his previous singles, “Temporary View” lands somewhere in the zone between an infectiously bouncy dance number and an inspiringly ethereal trance inducer that’ll completely consume your mind for seconds at a time. We could not be more excited for the innovative producer’s upcoming project, so keep your ears peeled and stay tuned for more from him in the weeks ahead.

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[NEW] Pharrell – Frontin’ (Disclosure Re-Work)

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Pharrell ft. Jay Z (Disclosure Re-Work)

Long-time Pharrell fans undoubtedly feel a sense of nostalgia for his incredible work of the early and mid 2000s. Luckily, though, the legendary Virginia-bred producer continues to make amazing music and the breadth of his influence is strong in both hip-hop and EDM. Today, we get a special treat from UK EDM stars, Disclosurein the form of an incredible remix of Pharrell’s classic, Jay-Z featuring track, “Frontin.” 

Disclosure’s funky electronic sound meshes perfectly with the instrumental creating an incredibly fun and bouncy summer anthem. It comes as no surprise that the two styles work so well together considering that the brothers of Disclosure have, on multiple occasions, mentioned Pharrell as a musical inspiration. Kick your weekend off right with this one and look out for a free download as the SC description suggests they’ll be giving it away once they reach 1 million likes on their Facebook page.

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[Deep House] U2 – Ordinary Love (Pretty Pink Remix)

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Ordinary Love (Pretty Pink Remix) [Free Download]

After almost 3 years of no music releases and no word of their existence, U2 was starting to make us question whether they were still a thing or not. Last November they got us back into the groove of things, and released their powerful single, “Ordinary Love” in honor of one of history’s greatest figures: Nelson Mandela. That song made us relive all the sweetest memories and beautiful days we’ve all shared with U2, while simultaneously spreading the love and peace that Mandela fought for until the day he died.

With a song with that much meaning and depth, it was almost inevitable that some brave soul in the dance music world would take on this divinity and add a new essence of beauty to it. That brave soul was Pretty Pink. Known for making people groove across dance floors around the world, the German house goddess decided to turn a historically pivotal song into something truly euphoric. Without straying too far away from the integrity of the original, Pretty Pink adds a subtle, yet powerful, dose of heavenly melodies that have Nelson Mandela smiling from up above the universe.

As we effortlessly groove across the living room floor or vibe to the flow of traffic this afternoon, make sure to turn this song up and let that soul of yours feel the ordinary love around us- wherever that may be.

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