Turn up this Friday evening with some of the best free downloads we could get our hands on. There were plenty of them, but we narrowed them down to a dozen that we thought would fit the mood this cold Friday night. Songs this week come to us from HU₵₵I, KRANE, BIJOU, Bear Grillz x Terravita, KANDY and more. We close things out with a major collaboration between Troyboi and Stooki Sound that we’ve been jamming to since it’s release day. All twelve are must listens and must haves, with genres ranging from future bass to house to dubstep and hip-hop. Run through them all and grab the ones you like. Enjoy your night and most importantly #danceirresponsibly.
FRND is back with a new single to – in a way – celebrate Valentine’s Day. Although it’s not about a straightforward relationship, the song centers around the true love that one has for another, even if they are with someone else.
“Substitute” is a highly emotional tune. FRND churns out his signature sound in this one that we, as well as fans, can’t get enough of. With this single, FRND is going to play with your feelings. If you’ve ever been in this situation, don’t be surprised if you end up reaching for some tissues. The lyrics, the melody, the vibe; everything works together to really strike deep in the listener and engage them in the song. It’s more than just a bunch of tones together, it’s a genuine expression that you can feel. Stream the song today and see just what FRND had to say about the song below.
“Substitute is about realizing you’re someone’s option while they are your priority. You know what you feel is real but they refuse to leave their comfort zone and commit to you. In other words, just break up with your bf already.”
Although we like to share songs with you that you can take home with you, we also love to give you exclusive sneak peaks at what’s coming. For instance, today we’re sharing with you a remix by the producer Nutrition of “Freeway Crush” originally by Ruby Haunt. Thanks to the good people over at Majestic Casual, we’re giving you a first listen in this premiere.
Nutrition’s reinterpretation of “Freeway Crush” a bit more energy and a higher pace than the original. It still has the indie-dance sound that categorizes it, but Nutrition brings in some house qualities that give the track new life. This soft atmospheric single is perfect to wind the week down and transition over the a relaxed weekend. Whether you’re up and dancing, or kicking back to space out, the newly defined “Freeway Crush” is the anthem of the night tonight. Bring it with you to enjoy with some friends or bask in it by yourself. Either way, you’re going to be playing this one on repeat for maximal satisfaction.
Vancouver resident and Casablance Records signee Imanos just dropped a genre-defying single with Pusha T and Karen Harding. Together these three cooked up “Gunshy,” the producers debut original single. It’s been a long time coming but now it is finally here in full.
“Gunshy” is a cool sort of duet, with Pusha T’s rapping playing off Karen’s sweet vocal. For a first song, Imanos didn’t pull any punches with his instrumental that is “a straight banger” as Imanos puts it in his own words. We’d have to agree. The quality of this single is just what you would expect coming from a major label artist. Even in working with someone as big as Pusha T, Imanos stands his ground as an artist deserving of all the same type of recognition. Get your copy of “Gunshy” today.
What the hell is going on with this weather, Denver? I mean, we’re not complaining about 75 degree days, but it’s a little concerning (cough, global warming, cough.) Well, even though it doesn’t feel like winter we’re still going to head down to 19th and Blake and get toasty in the best way possible – by dancing to some top notch beats. Per usual, we’re making it incredibly easy for you to get off your couch and head down. Why’s that? Because we’re hooking you up with free entry.
– Head to the front door and enter the club before 11pm on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Get there before 9:00 on Sunday
– Show this post to the cashier (Valid for 21+ only).
– The deal is valid for THURSDAY, FRIDAY, SATURDAY, SUNDAY this week.
Julie Bergan is what pop music needs, even if it doesn’t know it yet. From her home in Norway, Julie has been the creative mind behind two of the country’s biggest hits. First came “Arigato” then “Blackout,” both of which share a similar future pop sound that is steadily becoming a go to style for many artists. The only thing is, Julie is doing everything right.
These two songs have went viral on Spotify, and each have their own music video that have seduced fans from all around the world. With multi-million plays each, Julie is turning heads in a big way. She’s making all the moves she needs to pave the way to becoming one of music’s biggest stars.
We sat down recently with Julie to get a sense of where she’s come from and where she’s going. Part of where she’s going is – hopefully – everywhere, as she just unveiled her new live show. It’s already taking Europe by storm and we’d like to see her make her way across the pond. Enjoy the amazing music video for her single “Blackout” before diving into our conversation with one of music’s brightest talents.
TMN: “Arigato” was a huge moment for you in 2016. Tell us a bit about your breakthrough single – did you expect the track to leave as big of a footprint as it did?
JB: I was blown away by the way it was received. The whole track was based on a conversation I had with a friend about her over controlling boyfriend. I think everyone has the right to take their own risks and live life without someone trying to bubble wrap them. Relationships can be a place where this happens the most, so ‘Arigato’ was very much a track about liberating yourself from a safe and controlled environment. To see it stream and gain as much love as it did was really touching.
TMN: “Blackout” marked what seemed to be another very personal single from you. What can you tell us about the inspirations behind the single? Was it at all nerve-wracking to follow-up “Arigato”?
JB: “Blackout” is very much about being stuck in your own head and the mental barriers that appear in life. The idea was having these little “Blackout” moments are the only way to escape and find yourself. The video very much echoed this idea and I was very proud of how the track came out. I tried not to think of it too much as just a ‘follow-up’ to “Arigato.” I want every track to stand on its own feet and speak for me as an artist. The response has been great and I feel very positive about kick-starting 2017 with the single.
TMN: Where do you find the most inspiration from musically?
Real life is definitely one of the biggest influences on my music. Part of the blessing in making music is finding a way to translate human emotions into relatable art or memories. I am lucky because I get to see and be part of the whole process, from the creation of the music to the performance. All of my material to date has been inspired by real situations and feelings and I like to think that people can relate because of that.
TMN: You’ve recently been showcasing the live element of your project. How important was it from the start that your music could be re-produced and performed live?
JB: It has always been very important. I think listening to the records you can get an idea for my energy, but the show is where we can really bring it to life. I have been dancing since I was a child, so to be able to incorporate that to music I have made myself is of course a really fun thing. I am super lucky to have an amazing band behind me and the more we are playing the more people are seeing the fuller picture of what my music is about. I get to be involved in every aspect of it creatively, from the sets to the design, so it is a very personal and important side of the music for me.
TMN: What do you consider to have been the biggest challenge or obstacle to you within your career so far?
JB: The blessing and curse of anything involving creativity is that it’s easy to overthink. You can become obsessed or overprotective of certain aspects of a song or yourself and then when this happens it is hard to get out of your own head or make decisions on what should be the solution. With time I think I have been able to become really comfortable with my style and sound, as well as what I want to stand for as an artist.
TMN: You started 2017 on huge form with ‘Blackout,’ what can we be expecting for the year ahead?
JB: New music!! We are doing a lot of great shows around Europe off the back of “Blackout,” but there is plenty more to come for the rest of the year and I am very excited to show it off soon.
Today we’re dishing out a limited free download – and first listen – of a new remix from Ascendants. In this premiere you’ll get to jam out to the Miami duo’s flip of “American Surface” by Fever 105.
What we get is deep house done right. Intimate, minimal and groovy, the newly redefined “American Surface” is a smash hit. Released by Homerun House, this track is just about as good as it gets. It’s got the classic sound that first brought the genre recognition. With Miami Music week just around the corner, this is the perfect song to start getting people in the mood for the sunshine. Who knows? Maybe you’ll get to catch this one live from the duo themselves, and maybe we’ll be there to dance with you!