Slow Down Molasses – Winter Sun (Miles Cooper Seaton Mix) [TMN PREMIERE]

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Slow Down Molasses
Winter Sun (Miles Cooper Seaton Mix)

First things first – sit down, grab the fanciest headphones you own, and prepare to transcend into an unusual state of mind with Miles Cooper Seaton for the next 5 minutes.  As we gain more momentum towards Winters embrace, Miles Cooper Seaton sends us into a hallucinatory state of mind after taking on the  likes of Canada’s very own, Slow Down Molasses and their original track, “Summer Sun”. Seaton flips this Summer sensation into a breath of fresh air, which seemingly comes off in the literal sense after listening to this on repeat. Filled with refreshing atmospheric elements, hauntingly euphoric percussive patterns, and intoxicating reverberated vocal synths, Miles Cooper Seaton creates mental images of elusive, shape-shifting figures that float around the harmonic progression of this stunning mix. When comparing this to the original, we can’t help but point out that each version resonates something entirely different in which Seaton breaks down Slow Down Molasses’ song to its simplistic pieces and paints an ethereal portrait of a soothing Winter solstice. After deconstructing this mix and analyzing the depths at which we are taken, we applaud Miles for serving the original justice by creating a version that could be considered an original on its own. With a combination like Slow Down Molasses and Miles Cooper Seaton, we can’t help but swoon ourselves into an icy nirvana that has allowed our minds to ascend itself into a mesmerizing lucid dream. As we continue to drift along these bone-chilling frequencies, we suggest you prepare to escape for the rest of the day…or week for that matter.

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[Electronic] Garden City Movement – Pont Des Arts

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We had the opportunity to speak with this intriguing electronic act a while back, and since then we’ve been consistently enamored with what they’re able to create. While it has been a little while since this Tel Aviv-based trio has graced our walls, we sure are glad they’re back.

Taking their name from a turn of the century urban planning method set out by Sir Ebenezer Howard, Garden City Movement’s sound has an architectural feel to it, expertly building on itself as the song progresses. This latest release has a much dancier feel in comparison to one of our favs, “Lir,” which continues displays the groups breadth of talent. Even though we’re offered up a different look than usual, we’re still given a glimpse of their signature distorted vocals and coupling of that glitchy-yet-melodic balance they pull off with ease.

“Pont Des Arts” quickly became a fan-favorite during their live shows, which led them to properly record and release it publicly. So, if you were one of those fans – thank you. We all appreciate you helping this come to fruition.

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[Indie Rock] House Fire – Sweet October

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Sweet October

With New Music Tuesday in our rearview, we’re now excited to spend some time hunting through soundcloud to find what we missed. Luckily for us, we stumbled across this release from Los Angeles-based rock outfit House Fire.

This up-and-coming four-piece released this tune back in late October, timing up perfectly with the change of the seasons. “Sweet October” brings an impressive persona which effortlessly switches back and forth from wandering, dreamy verses to powerful, charging choruses. Reminding us of a few of our older favs like Mute Math and We Were Promised Jetpacks, this style is an ultimately engaging one, leading the listener on quite the ride.

These cats are playing at Hotel Cafe in L.A. tonight. If you’re in the area, make sure to head out and catch them live.

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[TMN Exclusive Interview] Talking G-House, Touring and Dirtybird with Shiba San

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House music, which far outdates EDM as a genre, has a pretty fascinating history continuing to redefine and segment itself with each new generation of music. Withstanding the test of time effortlessly, House music today maintains relevancy by sticking to its core vision–keeping a dance floor steady grooving all night. Few artists represent that spirit better than Parisian DJ/producer, Shiba San, an emerging force partially responsible for the prevalence of the hip-hop influenced subgenre, G-House. Building each song around an enormous bassline, Shiba truly engineers for the club making his live sets infectiously danceable, often outperforming headliners at major festivals. Casual fans may know him best for his addicting hit single, “Okay,” which found its way into the sets of DJs literally in every corner of the world, but Shiba has also built a dedicated following on his Soundcloud almost purely through the posting of his flawless sets, which include endless unreleased originals and remixes. As of late, though, he’s been unleashing full versions of these potent tracks as he prepare to release an EP next year.

We had a chance to catch up with Lord Shiba, as we like to call him, about his inspirations, favorite places to perform and his future plans with newly joined label Dirtybird Records. Check out the interview below and enjoy some of Shiba’s gems, including his most recent remix above, through out the article. If you have a chance to catch him live (upcoming dates here), we’d highly recommend copping a ticket and bringing all the turn-up available.

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 I Remember (Shiba San remix)

TMN: First of all, thanks so much for taking to time to answer some questions! How’s the road life treating you?

Shiba San: Tough!!!!! It’s obviously nice to travel all over the world, meet new people and discover new music but I’m not getting a lot of sleep!

TMN: What is your first musical memory?

SS: Classical Piano.

TMN: You started DJing at a pretty young age in Paris. At that time, what kind of music were you spinning and how did coming up in that unique scene shape your sound?

SS: I started with Chicago House, then got into Hip Hop. I was nuts about scratching.

TMN: Artists such as yourself, Amine Edge & Dance are really bringing G-House to the masses. For those not as familiar, how would you describe the sound you guys are developing? And what is your relationship like with the Cuff artists?

SS: Amine Edge & Dance invented G-House. I was interested because the mix of hip hop with Chicago house sounds was getting me back to my roots/first love. I don’t really know the other artists from Cuff, I only released one EP on Cuff. Amine Edge & Dance are great people, they are friends, I love what they do and the way they are.

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West Side Connexion (2014 Remake)

TMN: As a fan of both genres, I always love to see the ways hip-hop production styles trickle into electronic music whether it be in dubstep, trap or, in your case, G-House. Who are some hip-hop producers and artists, past and present, that have been particularly influential in your sound?

SS: I’m not sure they influenced me but DJ Premier and Pete Rock are my all time favorites. But I would say that DJ Mustard is the closest to the G-House sound.

TMN: On a similar note, if you had an opportunity to do a full project with a contemporary emcee or hip-hop producer, who would it be?

SS: Drake, Jay Z or Rick Ross.

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Okay (Preview)

TMN: I’m sure you get a question about “Okay” in just about every interview, but it really does a great job of capturing your sound with its fat bass line and minimalistic big-house sound. What is your approach when you sit down to create a track?

SS: I don’t have a particular approach. I basically turn on the computer and play what goes through my mind. Sometimes it’s cool, sometimes it’s not. I make it rest for 2 days, if I find it interesting I keep it, if not I throw it away.

TMN: “Okay” dropped as part of the Dirtybird BBQ compilation tape. What’s your relationship like with the Dirtybird team and how did it come about?

SS: I met Claude (Von Stroke) in Paris when “OKAY” was already #1, it consolidated our relationship (laughs). I met the other artists from Dirtybird at the Hard Day 0f the Dead Festival. It was great, I’m a fan of most of them. Justin Martin is an influence for me. He came to the party in SF when I was playing, it was really special. I love this label and the artists from the label. I’m very proud to be part of it.
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[Chill] Parra for Cuva – Champa (feat. Monsoonsiren)

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Champa (feat. Monsoonsiren)

Like a song whispered from some sort of higher power, Germany’s Parra for Cuva has crafted a piece of meditative perfection in ‘Champa’. Amidst the rush of life, music that can invoke moments of deep reflection are a treasure, and it won’t take long for your mind to be carried away by the delicate electronica flowing freely here. The mood set by the acoustic soundscape is made complete by the mystical vocals of Monsoonsiren, whose name you may recall from the iconic ODESZA track ‘Memories That You Call’. To best honor the inner purpose of this production we won’t divulge any further than that, because this is one that was made to be felt, not just heard, and the sensation certainly reaches deep.

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[Future] Mura Masa – Soundtrack To A Death (Album Review)

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Back in April of 2013, we premiered  “Birdcage Chain,” a nuanced trap masterpiece that introduced us to then 16-year-old beatsmith, Mura Masa. Since the release of his impressive self-titled EP last year, the young UK producer has been evolving and expanding his style to encompass an unmatched repertoire of sounds and influences. After providing a few promising glimpses into his debut album recently, the now 18-year-old musician released his debut album yesterday.

Soundtrack To A Death serves as a fitting title for the project with each song representing a lifetime of its own only to be reincarnated with the next in a refreshing, yet unified manner. While the trap percussion undertones remain prevalent, their booming qualities are contrasted with a mix of gorgeous pianos and synths, unique eastern sounds, engineered electronic instrumentation and flawlessly placed vocal samples. It’s difficult to establish favorites on a project as complete as this one, but we’ve shared a few above that portray its diversity. “…Girl” may best capture Mura Masa’s musical genius as he takes a simple piano melody and builds a masterfully arranged tune that is versatile and endlessly addicting.

In listening to this album, you get the sense that Mura Masa creates meticulously, with attention to every detail and subtlety, resulting in a mind-altering, deeply emotional listening experience, which brings to mind artists like Flying Lotus and XXYYXX. Although “Future” has always seemed like a strange genre classification, Mura Masa truly pushes musical boundaries on this project taking the current direction of electronic music to a whole new level and, at only 18, he is quite literally the future. Soundtrack To A Death can be streamed in its entirety and purchased over at Bandcamp; and is also available on iTunes.

P.S. Hit the jump to see the epic video for “…Girl” and listen to Mura Masa’s remix of Aryay‘s “The Lawnmower,” which just won the official remix contest.

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BiPolar Theory – Lemme [TMN PREMIERE]

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Lemme (Original)

After being introduced to the Deep House duo, BiPolar theory (consisting of Whyel and JDefeats), we instantly got hit with the boogie fever to which we experienced some serious third degree burns from their tunes. Since their debut EP release and their sensational remix of Disclosures “Latch”, we have been anxiously awaiting for these two to come back with some heat for us to share with the world. Well ninjas, today is the Monday of all Mondays because we are excited to share with you the latest original from BiPolar Theory that will 100% take you so deep that DJ Hanzel would be put to shame. In fact, we had to give this one a listen a few times because these two definitely took their underground game to an entirely new level of funky.

Filled with sizzling build ups, sharp and choppy synth breakdowns, and heaps of pitched down one liners, BiPolar gives us a delectable taste of some good, traditional sounding House music. “Lemme” is the type of song that will naturally make your body move effortlessly across the dance floor, almost as if the sound gods themselves are guiding you through a rhythmic tunnel of divine frequencies. Talk about an experience if you ask us. “Lemme” is available for free download viz Panda Funk Records so make sure to grab this one while it’s sizzling hot because there’s no way you’ll be able to listen to this one just once.

 

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