[House] JAMO – S.O.S (feat. YOUNGSOUL)

JAMO
S.O.S (feat. YOUNGSOUL)

Melbourne’s own JAMO has come through the pipeline with a debut original single. “S.O.S.” features YOUNGSOUL and will be coming out tomorrow, November 7th. For now you can stream and pre-order the single, the latter being something you will likely do after listening.

“S.O.S.” sees JAMO delivering his lively house sound to the world. It’s a great club track that would be the perfect Summer hit. Because of its timeless nature, “S.O.S.” will be carried over into 2018 and treasured through festival season next year. It’s just that good. JAMO went all out to get eyes and ears his way with a great first original. Make sure to get reserve your copy of it today.

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[Pop] Disco Fries – Side By Side

Disco Fries have been shaking things up as of late. Their most recent release “Side By Side” on Enhanced Music may just be the best evidence of that fact. No genre is going to hold them tightly.

“Side By Side” sees Disco Fries getting quite poppy with their work. It’s not a cheeseball pop song, it’s actually a rather incredible tune that is more the duo flexing creative abilities instead of trying to catch a wave for marketing purposes. There’s been a whole lot of great tracks over the years from these two, but this is one of the best. Check it out below and make sure to grab a copy from digital stores.

We’ve been messing around with ideas for this song for years now and finally landed on this groove in the past few months. At this point our fans have come to expect curveballs with the music we’re releasing and it’s amazing for us to pretty much create and release within whatever genre we want without hesitation. Side by Side is the best example of that creative freedom.
Disco Fries

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[Music Ninja Radio] Episode 92: Give Danks

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 #92: Give Danks

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With special guest Tyler Hawkins, this week’s episode of TMN Radio was a particularly fun one featuring a mix of new age soul, R&B, hip-hop and house. On the eve of his performance at our Danksgiving North Bay Fire benefit show, Tyler shared a couple unreleased tracks alongside songs that have served as inspiration. The second half hones in on some of my favorite new electronic releases from Mr. Carmack’s flawless remix of a Chromeo classic to Yaeji’s hip-house perfection. Also mixed in are a few top notch house selections from Ditongo, Lane 8 and John Monkman c/o my good friend and former co-host Dom. Saturday’s Danksgiving party raised $3400 for the RCU Community Fund!

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James Franco & Tim O’Keefe Unveil New Visual Remixes For Daddy Project [TMN Premiere]

We’re starting the week off with a bang thanks to Daddy. The band comprised of James Franco and Tim O’Keefe have put together a huge remix project for their album Let Me Get What I Want that isn’t just a collection of remixes. The original Daddy tracks got in the hands of remixers and those remixes got in the hands of visual artists.

In the dojo today we’re premiering two of those trippy videos, both being flips for Daddy’s “I’m A Sword Swallower” single. If that wasn’t enough for you, we got in touch with the remixers to get some insight on the project. The first remix comes from Tim O’Keefe himself and the other is from Concret. Monday doesn’t have to suck and Daddy is here to make it all better with their new videos available exclusively in the dojo. Dive right in and enjoy!

TMN: What made you decide to remix “I’m A Sword Swallower” instead of having someone else jump on the project?

TO: I’ve been composing and producing music for quite a long time before I worked with James on Daddy. My background is in electronic music and I even used to throw raves back in the 90’s. When we decided to do a remix record, I wanted to reinterpret one of my own songs, but from a completely electronic and dance perspective.

TMN: How did Concret come into the picture to put their take on the single?

I first met Diego from Concret through Andy Rourke when Andy worked with Daddy on the Let Me Get What I Want LP. Diego was studying architecture at the time in Italy and also wrote a column for the Italian Architectural Digest, where he would interview musicians about how the cities they live in influence the music they make. He had done an interview with Andy and Andy suggested me as another musician to interview. Through that interview, we got to know one another and have thought about finding ways to collaborate ever since.

TMN: On top of the remixes, we have videos for both of them, how did that get added to the project? How did you choose visual artists to partner with?

TO: Daddy has always been a very visually driven band. The original Let Me Get What I Want album was also released as a full-length film album. With the remix album, I thought it was a great opportunity to bring in filmmakers and video artists I’ve met over the past few years and see what kinds of short music films they could make for the remixes. Each one of them is someone I personally know, have worked with before, or always liked what I’ve seen of their work. This remix album was a great opportunity for me to collaborate with them.

TMN: What was your plan of attack in taking on “I’m A Sword Swallower” for Daddy?

C: The idea from the beginning was to loop the voice and create an interesting melodic and rhythmic game with the other percussive elements and with the new arpeggio to give the remix a different kind of pathos from the original one.

TMN: In 3 words, how would you describe your remix to people?

Enjoyable, complex, emotional.

TMN: What was your reaction after seeing the video for your remix for the first time?

C: I loved the aesthetic of the video. I really love minimal video art, it gives more possible interpretations to the remix.

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[Alternative] Mt. Joy – Silver Lining

Mt. Joy
Silver Lining

Mt. Joy is the sort of band that makes music you can ride out into the proverbial sunset to. After a series of stellar singles, “Silver Lining” continues the band’s unflinching devotion to delving into complex topics, which is immediately felt in their blunt and to-the-point lyrics that seamlessly pair with their folksy instrumentation. While “Sheep” proved that Mt. Joy isn’t here to simply hit the stage and spout overused platitudes, “Silver Lining” finds the band exhibiting a more contemplative stance that reflects on finding lasting joy throughout a haze of vices. Even with this shift in tone from their previous single, Mt. Joy’s ability to craft instantly catchy choruses carries over to this newest tune as well, and they’ve got yet another winner on their hands. If “Silver Lining” is the standard set for a potential Mt. Joy album, we’re all in for quite a treat.

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[Electronic] Hotel Garuda – Dancing On The Moon (feat. Lemaitre)

HOTEL GARUDA
Dancing On The Moon (feat. Lemaitre)

Without fail, Hotel Garuda has demonstrated a mastery of making music you can groove to, and their latest collaboration with Lemaitre fits the bill yet again. “Dancing On The Moon” marks the duo’s first release with the NYC-based record label Mom + Pop and manages to inject a little bit of summer swagger into our playlists as we head into the winter. No matter the weather, these four have constructed a lively coalescence of pop, nu-disco, and house that can instantly brighten up your day the moment you hit play. The funk is strong with this one, and “Dancing On The Moon” finds Hotel Garuda at a point in their career where it truly feels like they are making the music they’ve wanted to create all along. On top of the new release, they’ve already begun their Dancing On The Moon tour with support from SAINT WKND, GEOTHEORY, Kidswaste, and Daktyl, so be sure to catch them in your city on the dates below!

Dancing On The Moon Tour – TICKETS

11/4/2017 – Tampa, FL (Ritz Ybor)
11/9/2017 – Los Angeles, CA (Fonda)
11/10/2017 – Santa Ana, CA (Observatory)
11/11/2017 – San Francisco, CA (Regency Ballroom)
11/16/2017 – Portland, OR (45 East)
11/17/2017 – Seattle, WA (Showbox)
11/18/2017 – Vancouver (U Hall)
11/30/2017 – Washington, D.C. (U Street)
12/8/2017 – Edmonton (Chvrch Of John)
12/9/2017 – Calgary (HiFi Club)
12/14/2017 – Brooklyn (Schimanski)
12/15/2017 – Toronto (Velvet Underground)
12/16/2017 – Montreal (Astral)

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PLVTINUM – London’s Calling [TMN Premiere]

PLVTINUM
London's Calling

Mental health is always worth preserving, and PLVTINUM‘s newest single was inspired by this exact principle. Struggling with heartache, he began to heal by utilizing his innate ability to craft cathartic tunes, which resulted in the breezy yet bold “London’s Calling”. The impact of his emotional tribulations does not get lost in the uplifting production however, as the lyrics detail a person who has not only struggled, but persevered.

There’s something admirable about transforming a painful memory into an experience that helps you grow and manages to do the same for others. On an even more positive note, PLVTINUM is also donating 10 percent of all his Spotify proceeds from “London’s Calling” to the Society For the Prevention Of Teen Suicide, so be sure to enjoy this wonderful musical testament to recovery here also.

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