Sunday Night Soul [Vol. 4]

Sunday Night Soul

It’s the first weekend of December, meaning I, like most of you out there, spent my Sunday stuck inside watching the snowflakes gently trickle down to the ground. Being trapped indoors isn’t always a bad thing however. At least you now have an excuse to huddle around the fireplace as you listen to the latest edition of Sunday Night Soul (if you don’t have a fireplace, a space heater will have to do). This edition is packed further to the brim than that mug of piping hot cocoa you’re gripping onto right now, with tasty selections from some of the most talented singers from across the web. It’s hard to pick a favorite from this crop, but I’d like to point your attention to offerings from newcomers Snoh Aalegra, Rosie LoweDrew Love, and SPZRKT. Of course we have to recognize budding series regulars Raleigh RitchieTev’n, and Tei Shi, as well as TMN favorites Childish GambinoJhené Aiko, Bondax, and Sebastian Mikael. If that stellar lineup alone doesn’t give it away, we’re rather confident that you’ll leave tonight’s presentation well satisfied. 

Kenna
How Will It End (Prod. RJD2)
Raleigh Ritchie
Bloodsport
Snoh Aalegra
Burning Bridges
SLK
Ride
bAnoffee
Reign Down
Rosie Lowe
Games
Madame Sabrosa
LoveBuds
Jhene Aiko
The Vapors Ft. Wiz Khalifa
Luke James
Strawberry Vapors
Sassieon Dupris
HOPELESS ROMANTIC
Drew Love
Kiss Of Life
Stacey
Sleep Alone
Tei Shi
M&Ms (MP • Williams Paranoid Remix)
Sebastian Mikael
Worst Behavior (Drake Remix) (Producer Lü Balz)
M.O
ON YA (Produced by Slakah the Beatchild)
Tevn
Chasing Storms
Tiffany Stevenson
Old Thing
Cherokee
Dont Matter feat. Darianna
Bondax
Fires Ft Josh Record
Adrian Marcel
Timeless
Childish Major
Vietnam (Dont Let It Fall)
Childish Gambino
what kind of love
SPZRKT
U N I V E R S E (prod By Sango)
The RZA
Destiny Bends (DEMO) (ft. Will Wells)
Seinabo Sey
Younger
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[Big Room/Electro] Ryan Otter – The Rocking Asian Girlfriends (TRAG)

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Ryan Otter
The Rocking Asian Girlfriends

Up and comer Ryan Otter delivers a fiery big room electro house banger with TRAG (The Rocking Asian Girlfriends). Reminiscent of acts like Swanky Tunes and Dyro, Ryan Otter has proved with this tune that he can run with the biggest.

Euphoric big room progressive melodies give way to a simple yet incredibly catchy bass hook that is sure to get peaktime crowds moving. Ryan’s past work includes collabs with DJ Carnage and The Cataracs and with an already impressive portfolio, Otter is one act to keep your eyes on.

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[Hip-Hop] Vic Mensa – Suitcase (ft. Chance The Rapper)

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Vic Mensa.
Suitcase (Ft. Chance The Rapper)

Chicago’s SaveMoney collective has had quite the breakout year with artists including Chance the RapperVic Mensa, Kami De Chukwu and Joey Purp all coming into their own as favorites among hip-hop fans. On their latest release, Mensa teams up with Chance for a laid-back cut that showcases both of their unique styles.

“Suitcase” features a minimal beat, and flows that make the song feel more like an intimate conversation. Despite its slow tempo, the content and original styles will keep you interested, and Chance shows off his singing chops as it comes to a close. Enjoy and grab a free download above. Also, make sure to check out Mensa’s video for his recent collaboration with producer Clams Casino, “Egyptian Cotton,” after the jump.
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[Tech House] Oliver Heldens – Gecko

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Oliver Heldens
Gecko (Preview)

Dutch producer Oliver Helden has brought a fresh new sound to Tiesto’s Musical Freedom label, and simply put, we’re grinning ear to ear. Not that we have a problem with trance, electro house or progressive house, but it’s nice to see a spotlight on a really solid tech house tune. Without the use of vocals, a beautiful melody or devastating drops, “Gecko,” crawls under your skin in the best way. It has one of those infectious beats that demands your presence on the dance floor, and we can pretty much guarantee that you’re going to oblige its siren call.

This tune is out just in time for your New Year’s Eve celebrations, dropping December 30th. Mark your calendar.

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[Get Crunk] Clayton’s Friday Party Playlist #79

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After a long, chilly week, we know that you guys are all ready to let loose. You’ve been destroying it at work, day in and day out, and you’ve now earned the right to do whatever the hell you want for two straight days. Whether you’re going to kick it at home, or head out to the club, we strongly encourage one thing. We’re pretty sure you know what it is by now, but if not, please see our request below.

#danceirresponsibly

Eli & Fur x Davidian
Let It Go
JT
Suit & Tie (Galimatias & Joppe Remix)
Sexy Socialite (Salva Remix)
AObeats & Manila Killa
Perfect Strangers (Kastra Remix)
Passenger
Let Her Go (Filtercrush Remix)
DV & LM, DVBBS, BORGEOUS vs Krewella vs Frankie Sanchez & Lookas
Stampede Alive (BORGEOUS Edit)
Gesaffelstein
Control Movement (Valentino Khan Bootleg)
Henry Himself
R3wind (Original Mix)
Big Pollaroid Sparked The Code (Leo Laurettis Mashup)
W&W, Twoloud & Thomas Newson Feat. M. Koma
R3hab
1 Million
Breach
Jack (Jauz Remix)
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[Video] Childish Gambino – 3005

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Childish Gambino
3005

When Childish Gambinos “3005” first made its way into the blogosphere, it became clear that his upcoming album, which is now streaming through iTunes Radio, would be one to look out for. Today, the multi-talented artist brings some visuals to the standout from his impressive sophomore effort. Watch below as Gambino hangs with a teddy bear on a ferris wheel keeping the theme of the expressionless “No Mouth Emoji” going in an entertaining and creative way. Because of the Internet drops on December 10th.

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[TMN Resident Artist for December] Markus Schulz

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Markus Schulz
GDJB World Tour: Chicago

Everyone likes for the end of the year to go out with a bang, and TMN is no exception to this desire.

For our last Resident Artist before the New Year, we wanted to find someone whose music speaks for itself, someone who is beloved by many and who continues to demonstrate their undeniable musical talent.Please welcome to the stage, Mr. Markus Schulz.

Over the last 10 years this insane DJ has crafted the individual music identities of progressive, trance, and house into his own unique fusion sound. In 2008 Schulz broke into the #10 on DJ Magazine’s Top 100 chart and since then he has continued his great success playing over 150 gigs a year, two label releases, millions of listenership, his personal Global DJ broadcast and he holds the title last year for DJ Times Magazine reader-voted America’s Best DJ.
Like many artists, Schulz’s love for dance music started at a young age. He emigrated from Germany to the United States when he was little and here, when he was just 13, he became enamored with the breakdance scene. From there he started to remix songs and his DJ career was born. Schulz’s sound was quickly noticed by European DJs. In 2004, he signed with heavyweight DJ agency David Lewis Productions (also home to Armin Van Buuren, a friend of Schulz’s). From this point on, the list of Schulz’s accomplishments as a DJ and a producer expand far beyond just one blog post. The truth is in his music, Schulz has been a prominent face of dance music for quite some time and will continue to spread his love of the music to as many countries, cities, and people as he can.
Here’s to ending 2013 with a dance music legend whose name is Markus Schulz.

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