[Indie] The Griswolds – Down and Out

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The Griswolds
Down and Out

If you’re not turned onto The Griswolds yet, this song will surely make you scramble to like them on Facebook, follow them on soundcloud, track them on Spotify, and search Google Images for The Griswold’s wallpaper. Ok, that last one might have gone too far, but the trajectory of this young Aussie band is nothing short of spectacular. Since their release of “Beware the Dog,” it seems like the world is twitterpated with their sound, and honestly – we can’t blame them.

This Sydney-based five piece has taken a slight departure from their folksy, raw, and somewhat humorous ways to lay down this monster indie-pop, synth-driven tune. “Down and Out,” boasts a massively dancy appeal, carrying the need to boogie through an engaging synth melody and some rippin’ guitar chords. Coupled with some lyrics that we could easily see a festival crowd belting out at the top of their lungs, this song carries supercharged feelings we’ve felt from other former-indie-now-gigantic acts like The Naked and Famous, The 1975, and Foster the People.

This song can be found on their debut album B E I M P R E S S I V E available August 26th via Wind Up Records.

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Nate Eiesland – Drifting [TMN Premiere]

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Nate Eiesland
Drifting

There are just a handful of things more powerful than flourishing love, and the fading of itself is one of the few that can rival it. Nate Eiesland‘s “Drifting” quickly captivates both the ears and the very hearts connected to it with its instrumental foundation of guitars pickings, elongated piano chords and lyricism that echos something that was once beautiful but is no more. A tale of longing, this track represents the second offering from The Red Album, a collaboration between Nate Eiesland (ON AN ON), Nygel Asselin (producer of Half Moon Run) and Toronto songstress, STACEY.

There are tracks that get you through your work day, others get you through the weekend, “Drifting” is not intended to get you anywhere. On the contrary, it is meant to simply keep you in the moment where the heart feels most comfortable.

Red Brick Songs is offering a collection of euphonious experiences brought together by fifteen songwriters form all over the North America under one musical retreat. We posted its first installment “Tunnels” a few weeks back so please check it out if you haven’t already.

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[Nu-Disco] Carousel – My New Friend (Avenue Remix)

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Carousel
My New Friend (Avenue Remix)

One of our favorite synthy pop tunes of 2014, Carousel’s “My New Friend” received a welcome and worthy makeover from 19 year-old Toronto based dance producer Avenue, and we still haven’t managed to shake those clubby rhythms from our consciousness since we gave it a first spin. It’s always inspiring to hear a tune from an act you love undergo a transformation through the lens of another artist’s perspective; especially when the result is as warm and bubbly as this. Avenue shifts cadence from the original towards a more club-friendly stride with a strong focus on an expanse of  uplifting airy synths to surely pull a bit of hip-wiggle and an insuppressible grin from its listener. This one’s being gifted as a free download, so nab a copy here, listen above and be on the prowl for more Avenue material in the near future.

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Cassie – Me & U (Kito & Reija Lee Cover) [TMN Premiere]

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Kito & Reija Lee
Me & U (Cassie Cover)

Kito & Reija Lee joined forces just around the age of thirteen, and their passion for music blossomed together. Between their releases on Skream‘s Disfigured Dubz and Diplo‘s Mad Decent, Kito & Reija Lee have been making some insane progress. They have a huge variety in their list of inspiring artists, but two to prove so are Kate Bush and J Dilla. Kito & Reija Lee are now signed to Payday/Ultra Records, which you will be hearing their new album “II” on. You can preorder that album, but until then enjoy Kito & Reija Lee’s magnificent “Me & U” cover.

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[Summer] Lane 8 feat. Bipolar Sunshine – I Got What You Need (Every Night)

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Lane 8 feat. Bipolar Sunshine
I Got What You Need (Every Night)

I don’t know about you guys, but after one listen through to “I Got What You Need (Every Night),” I’m ready for a fruity cocktail and sandy beach party. While that’s a pipe dream for most of us right now, we’ll still give a generous tip of the bucket hat to German producer Lane 8, who has teamed up with Manchester multi-faceted vocalist Bipolar Sunshine, to bring us this delicious warm-weather house tune.

With a chilled out groovy, trop-house feel, this vocal-driven gem has a vibe that’s perfect for hanging out next to a body of water, natural or man-made. On the other hand, the solid, house bassline provides enough energy to get a dance floor moving. Aside from all of that, the infectious lyrics make this an instant car ride hit for the upcoming warm-weather months. Throw on your wayfarers press play.

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[Tech/Booty-House] Will Raidle – Be Mine [TMN Premiere]

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Will Raidle
Be Mine (Original Mix)

At TMN, we’ve always prided ourselves on unearthing new talents at the point of their humble inception, and following their career arc; much like a high-level athletic scout discovers a hot prospect, watches them develop into their true potential and can’t help but feeling just a little like they had a hand in their rise to the top. Today, our newest discovery comes in the form of Techno and House producer Will Raidle who arrives armed with his debut release “Be Mine”. Raidle’s booty-house groover kicks off into a sea of shuffled hi-hats and thumping kick drum before an unmistakable vocal, from La Bouche’s Eurodance anthem “Be My Lover”, which gets superbly spliced and cut into a haunting and vital piece of the tune, sidles in to fuel its listeners’ dance moves. Rounding out his sophisticated compositional dance structure on “Be Mine” lies a simple sticky synth line which wrapped its way around this writer’s brain so heavily it warranted multiple replays as soon we heard it played through once. Will Raidle has been creating a healthy bit of buzz in his home city of Denver as well, being billed with some of the hottest names in underground dance including Claude Von Stroke,  Soul Clap, Kidnap Kid, J. Phlip, Worthy and loads more, which is why we were so excited for a proper release from the promising young producer. “Be Mine” is being given away through digital house imprint Night Supply in exchange for a measly Facebook “like”, so hop to it here and listen above.

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#03 Throwing Shapes x The Music Ninja Artist Mix: Sem Thomasson

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#03 Throwing Shapes x The Music Ninja Artist Mix: Sem Thomasson

Oh snap, ninjas. Tuesday just got a whole lot better courtesy of Belgian producer/DJ Sem Thomasson. Coming off the heels of his most recent release, ‘Heart Attack’ ft. Elisabeth Stone on Mutants, Thomasson has dialed up the third guest mix for our tag team podcast adventure with Throwing Shapes. This playlist is chock full of dance floor hits and will most assuredly carry you through your daily deeds.

Press play and get ready to boogie.

Track list:
Kraak & Smaak feat. Stee DownesHow – We Gonna Stop The Time (New_ID
Remix)
Eddie Thoneick & Abel Ramos feat. James Walsh – Love Will Never Let You
Down (Original Mix)
Jesse Kiis – The Heist (Original Mix)
Galantis – You(Ivan Gough, Jebu Remix)
Danny Howard, Futuristic Polar Bears – Vargo (Original Mix)
Dirty South & Thomas Gold – Alive (Ravenkis Remix)
Down With Webster – Chills (Manse Remix)
Sem Thomasson feat. Elisabeth Stone – Heart Attack (Original Mix)
John Dahlbäck – Fireflies – (Original Mix)
Jimi Frew & Sherry St. Germain – Trouble (Siege Remix)
Robyn – Do It Again (Deniz Koyu Remix)
Junior Jack – Thrill Me (New_ID Remix)
Axwell Ingrosso – We Come, We Rave, We Love (Original Mix)
Chocolate Puma feat. Kris Kiss Step Back (Original Mix)

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