#TMNMailbag #2: Bass Machina – HALO

Bass Machina
HALO

For the second installment in our TMN Mailbag series, we have the ultimate pleasure of premiering a stellar track from San Diego-based Bass Machina.

“HALO” is officially dropping today with us, and on Spotify, and couldn’t be a more perfect song to carry you in to your holiday break. It’s fresh, energetic, and will have you sporting an ear-to-ear grin as you head home from work this afternoon.

With live-recorded guitars, impeccable percussion work, and playful synths, it’s a radiant future bass track that’s chock-full of good times throughout. In fact, it’s so well put together, that we were shocked to find out these cats only have 20 followers on Facebook, and 44 followers on Soundcloud.

It’s safe to say you’re getting in on the ground floor, which is always a fun thing to look back on years later. Make sure to keep tabs on this duo on Facebook to keep up with future releases, show dates, and more.

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#TMNMailbag #1: Shuhandz & High Flown – Apex

Shuhandz & High Flown
Apex

Every day, we’re bombarded with email submissions from publicists, record label reps, managers, and even agents. I’m not saying that’s necessarily a bad thing. We often find incredible music and have the unique chance to bring a debut look at a new artist. On the other hand, sometimes it can get a bit overwhelming, but that’s just the way the industry works.

As much as we love our associates in the industry, a lot of us got into this to share the music we found. We came up in an era of Soundcloud and Bandcamp scouring. It didn’t matter if a track was one week or one year old, we posted it because we thought it was good.

So, we’re going to get back to this. And, we’re going to start today with our first ever #TMNMailbag post. No publicists. No managers. No label reps. These tracks are coming directly from the artists, and in this case, from Asheville-resident Shuhandz.

Released a few months back, “Apex” is a collaboration with High Flown, another North Carolinian. It picked up a decent head of steam, racking up over 20k streams and healthy spattering of comments that fell for the chilled out vibes.

With a silky smooth bassline, calculated percussion work, light guitar hits, and ethereal, vocal synths, “Apex” could be somewhat of a go-between track. It could be picked up by your heavy bass head, looking for a chance to wind down at the end of the night. On the other hand, fans of ambient electronic music could be swayed to start checking out more drippy trap tunes like this one.

Make sure to keep your eye on Shuhandz moving forward.

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[Festival Preview] BUKU Music & Art Project – Where Art Comes to Life

Watch out New Orleans! BUKU Music and Arts Project is coming March 9th & 10th to the party of all parties in downtown New Orleans. As expected, this festival is bringing the underground industrial nature of techno culture back to the festival circuit with an incredibly diverse genre-crossing line up that will keep you movin’ and groovin’ for two days straight.

Get lost in the multi-genre performances from electronic acts like Bassnectar and Borgore, rock bands like A Day to Remember and MGMT, hip-hop artists like Migos and Isaiah Rashad, and tons more. Talk about buku bands! There will also be live street art, custom-made industrial art installations, local food vendors, and a ton of “pop-up” performances to keep the thrill alive.

If you’re looking to up your experience, the festival also offers a VIP ticket option that gets you access to the Buku Rooftop, a multi-level structure with special amenities and VIP-only artist performances. Checkout the playlist below featuring every artist that’s been announced so far, then click here to get your tickets rolling.

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[MP3 Playlist] Indie Dojo (December 2017 Round #4)

‘Tis the season of giving. And what better way to give than a playlist full of handpicked indie goodness. Gift it to yourself or share it with others. Nothing wrong with spreading a little indie cheer!
’la lune
lucid’
’LUCA
Wales’
’ambrose
Get On Up’
’Imaginary Future
Up We Go’
’Cecilia Ebba
Voices’
’C. Burrows
Angelfish’
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[Music Ninja Radio] Episode 96: Saturation & Soul

Music Ninja Radio is a weekly podcast recorded and broadcast live on San Francisco’s BFF.fm  from 4-6PM PST every Friday. 

Music Ninja Radio
Episode #96: Saturation & Soul

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This week’s episode kicked off with a chilled out soul / jazz vibe that carried through out, across genres. Although there were notable Friday releases from some veterans, Brockhampton‘s Saturation III was easily the project I was the most excited for. Their third album of the year delivered possibly their most ambitious and interesting yet. I matched its title by playing 4 tracks from Saturation III. The second half of the show delved into some jazzy, off-kilter house from Frits Wentink, Ben Hauke, Kerem Akdag, O’Flynn and more. I had to close out the show with a behemoth new Nicolas Jaar track from the deluxe edition of Sirens. – ash.

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[Singer/Songwriter Pop] Quinton Cochran – In Your Eyes

Earlier this year, I discovered talented young popster Quinton Cochran. At only 18 years old, his vocal talents and song-writing finesse will be sure to put him in line to be then next big teen pop star hailing from Canada. Anyone who loves romantic singer-songwriter pop will definitely appreciate this find!

Follow Quinton’s journey on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter!

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[Get Crunk] Friday Party Playlist (Vol 276)

Friday is here; the week is no more. Work is being taken over by relaxation… or partying depending on your style. Today we’ve got another roundup of our favorite free downloads for you to enjoy while you do whatever it is that you need to do to shake off the weight of the week. In our 276th volume we have works from Xie Motoko, Bijou, CRWNS, Jackal and so many more. We warm up with some pre-game tracks, turn up the heat and then end with some tracks for you to throw on repeat while you segue into sleep mode. Turn up your speakers and get ready, the weekend is starting!

’Billie Eilish – Watch (Xie Remix)’
’JVLY – Void (ft. SARAI)’
’2SCOOPS & PIERCE – NETWORTH’
’Rynx – Want You (feat. Miranda Glory)’
’New Rules (Motoko Rebirth)’
’Thoreau – No Conversation (feat. MNYS)’
’Bijou –
Assassin’

’graves – Meta (feat. bbno$) (CRWNS Remix)’
’Jackal – She Ruins’
’Hi I’m Ghost – Spooky Riddim’
’Maroon 5 – What Lovers Do ft. SZA (Element Remix)’
’Josh Jacobson –
Fade’

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