Style of Eye
Kids (MAARCOS 'Carnival' Remix)- Out now!
Let’s face it. Unless you’re living the island life, rocking Ray Bans and flip flops, you’re pretty much in the midst of a nasty winter. Snow, sleet, freezing rain, sub zero tempatures and all of the rest of that less than desirable climactic conditions has everyone sporting bulky sweaters, long coats and weatherproof boots.
It’s a good thing we have tasty tunes from folks like MAARCOS to heat up the dance floor, and provide a tropical oasis, even if just for one night. Fresh off the back of his monster hit ‘Blaze’ on Dirty South’s Phazing Records, this Aussie has offered up a real nice ‘Carnival Remix’ of Style Of Eye’s ‘Kids’, which dropped Feb 21st at Beatport via Sony.
Take a gander at the energetic melody progression coupled with some a cinematic strings sample and some hefty kicks. One listen through and you’ll be wishing you were in the club getting your sweat on.
ScHoolboy Q Feat. A$AP Rocky
With ScHoolboy Q‘s long awaited debut album, Oxymoron, finally gracing shelves earlier today, we get a chance to hear one of the Target exclusive bonus tracks, featuring frequent running mate A$AP Rocky. It’s no question that the pair have undeniable chemistry, but unlike previous collaborations “Hands On The Wheel” and “Brand New Guy,” the two up the intensity this time around, rhyming over a hard hitting, synth driven instrumental. While it almost seems blasphemous to include an emcee from Harlem on a track called “Californication,” (rather than opting for one of his TDE cohorts) Rocky brings an unmatched swagger and raw energy that compliments well with Q’s brash, in-your-face attitude. Check out the excellent single above, and if you haven’t already, grab yourself a copy of Oxymoron, available now.
A lot of speculations around this flawless Cover of Outkast, but we finely have an official confirmation from the none other than Pete Tong. Some were saying this could have been Disclosure, so that’s saying a lot of the caliber of this new sensation ZHU. It’s safe to say that everything this guy touches turns to gold, and we can’t wait for more releases. Just in case you missed his most recent Original release “Superfriends”, take a listen. Cheers.
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Moves Like Ms Jackson (Pete Tong BBC Radio 1 Rip)
Kings and Queens
Let me tell you London, keep making talent like this and we will continue to be hooked on everything that is your music scene.
They are a wonderful duo that calls themselves Moonrags or, Cari and Geoff. They began making music together a little over a year ago and their fabulous sound is something worth listening to a time again and again. A mix of jazz, pop, and electronic, these two have a beautiful laid back feel that is good for any day the sun is shining and even the cloudy days. Cari’s voice sounds like a little mix between Lily Allen and Amy Winehouse, which basically means she has a seducing voice with a bit of quirkiness mixed in. And their recent release ‘Kings and Queens’ shows just how diverse their sound is and how they make it work just the two of them. Keep an eye out for these two because they are sure to tickle your ears again soon.
Twin Rivers (Not Art LP | 2013)
Let us not debate the irrelevance of time. So, we’re a little late to the party with this one. But if digging up gems isn’t a thing, then they’d be a lot of unemployed archaeologists. Think about that.
A song of the ‘sad ilk’, ‘Twin Rivers’ is the spacious and sparse release from Melbourne duo Big Scary. Reiterating the ‘what’s in a name’ sentiment, Big Scary are actually more maturely morose than large or petrifying.
Subdued and emotive, the male/female alternating vocals commentate on the circulating mundanity of a relationships demise and dailyness. The repetitive nature of the motif is reiterated thematically and cleverly mirrored in the cyclic sound; from opening melancholic piano chords to an utterance of ‘nothing ever happens’, both soundscape and lyricism run in circles. There’s a disjunction evidenced in the vocals, as neither party addresses one another, instead offering isolated narratives on the disintegration of love and the lethargy it produces.
It’s perhaps the underplayed elements and spacious effect, that left room for imaginative re-invention. Indie connoisseurs The Antlers offered a vocally distorted and brass-based re-mix, whilst Dan The Automator, settled on a dreamier soundscape: retaining the delicacy of the original offering.
Adopting a less is more approach, Big Scary demonstrate that complexity can take the most minimalist of forms. With slight reminiscence of early XX releases, Big Scary are in possession of some subtle poetry and understated charms.
A FREE track from one of our favorite French prodigy’s? Yes please. Madeon posted a code you had to crack on his website, and naturally it got cracked in minutes. So now this nearly flawless track titled “Cut The Kid” is available or FREE download by clicking on the link below. This track is definitely getting all of us here at TMN excited about his upcoming album. Cheers.
Red Bull Sound Select brings an extraordinarily diverse and eclectic lineup this Thursday for their first ever Denver showcase helmed by Shigeto, RUMTUM, Inner Oceans and Kitty Crimes. Kicking off at 8:00 p.m. at our favorite indie venue in Colorado, The Larimer Lounge, the Denver Sound Select showcase treats its listeners to a free night of texturally differing music from Detroit based producer Shigeto offering up a headline set sure to be dripping with his unique partiality to sultry, melodic two-step electronica while being supported by some of Denver’s most innovative and recognizable musicians. The local triumvirate consists of constantly evolving beatsmith RUMTUM, an artist with whom his live show draws its listener directly to its heart with slick, chilled out instrumentation; the haunting, synth-fuled minimal indie-pop of Inner Oceans and M and the Gems frontwoman Maria Kohler entrancing us with her hip-hop project Kitty Crimes providing more than enough fluent cyphers for the entire night. This all-embracing night of music is more than stoking our fire for awesome live shows, while simultaneously heralding the Mile High City as a flourishing music hotbed of all genres, so we wanted to ring it in with you Ninjas. The show is free with an RSVP here, and if that’s too much for you, it will be only $5.00 at the door. Just make sure to arrive early as there are an unlimited number of RSVP’s made available and it will be first come, first serve until capacity. We’ll see you there Denver friends!
In anticipation of their peformances, stream “Miss U” by Shigeto, “Ruby Dime” by RUMTUM, “Ready Your Ghost” from Inner Oceans and a throwback: “Penny Mastered” from Kitty Crimes below.