[Melodic House] Racing Glaciers – Animal (Evan Gartner Remix)

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Animal (Evan Gartner Remix)

After a largely successful remix of The Chainsmokers‘ “Kanye,” Evan Gartner continues his mesh of pop, tropical, and melodic house with a laidback remix of Racing Glaciers‘ “Animal.” This an inspired calm within this new tune, and the warm piano chords gently balance against the equally light percussion, allowing the vocals to really drive up the emotional value. There’s a fine line when tackling simplicity, and Evan has developed a definitive, but effective sound that catches your ear and gives you a chance to really feel something between the notes. Overall it’s a great tune, and Evan Gartner has been consistently putting out some swell new material. Grab the free download through Facebook here.

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[Multi-Genre] Rezonate – Rebirth EP

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Rezonate‘s got something special for those with a varied taste. The Toronto producer’s new EP, Rebirth, has been released by Monstercat with a whole bunch of collaborators. Each production includes a singer, with Ashely Apollodor, Danyka Nadeau and the amazing Aloma Steele providing top notch vocals. Genres ranging from indie dance, house and future can be heard on the project, which is closed out by a piano outro performed by Austin Rafuse. Rezonate proves he’s got the chops to create anything he puts his mind to, no matter the sound. Rebirth is one hot EP, so we suggest you be careful with it when you have it for yourself. Don’t be shy, and share this around to your friends!

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Rebirth Ft. Ashley Apollodor
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The Only Road ft. Danyka Nadeau
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What We Want Ft. Aloma Steele
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Outro (Performed By Austin Rafuse)
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Pegboard Nerds Talk Monstercat, Collaborations, and Paul McCartney [TMN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW]

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Recently, TMN was granted the privilege to talk to the whimsical personalities of Alexander Odden and Michael Parsberg, the dynamic duo behind Pegboard Nerds. Before kicking off two major releases with Monstercat–Bring The Madness: The Remixes EP and their feature on Monstercat’s 021 Perspective Compilation–we had a chance to sit down with them in NYC’s Webster Hall right before they threw down a massive set.

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Bring The Madness (Ft. Mayor Apeshit)

TMN: How’s it feel to be playing at Webster Hall in NYC? This is your second time back right?

Alex: Being back at Webster Hall feels fuckin’ awesome. It’s kinda intimidating too you know because it’s such a stable trademark of New York so you gotta be on point and deliver.

Michael: Same.

Alex: (Laughs) You can’t say same!

TMN: Best response yet. How did you guys first get involved with Monstercat and how do you feel about the future of the label?

Michael: Well it started back in 2012, early, early twelve. A friend from Australia actually pitched one of our songs to Monstercat because they were needing a track for one of their compilations and it kinda just went on from there. They wanted one more track, one more track, one more track, and it went on, went on, went on and all the way up. Yeah, so that’s how we started.

Then you asked about the future of the label, right? It’s difficult to predict, but I think they have a good track record and a good following, and the philosophy of the label is really good. They’re not focusing on doing the next big Hardwell, Axwell, Made-well, Big-well, Aoki-well, Sleep-well, whatever. They just wanna do great new talent.

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Azad Right Ft. Harry Hudson – If I Die (Prod. By HUCCI) [TMN PREMIERE]

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If I Die Ft. Harry Hudson (Prod. By HUCCI)

We may be right, smack-dab in the middle of Miami Music Week, but right now, our ears are fully fixated on some hip hop at the moment, and we have LA-based Azad Right to thank for that.

Fresh off his hit “When You Know,” and a handful of SXSW shows (one of which we had the pleasure of catching), this intellectual lyricist has teamed up with Harry Hudson and blogosphere darling Hucci for a brand new track. As we’ve come to expect from this up-and-coming rapper, the story telling ability is well showcased, articulating exactly what he wants the listener to pull from his lyrics. It’s drenched with thoughtful emotion that hangs on Right’s every word, boasting a powerful message of hope for his career, his fan base, and the industry, in general.

HUCCI adds plenty of intrigue to the track as well, painting the perfect backdrop with a soaring piano riff, rolling hi-hats, and a spattering of multiple vocal samples. The two seem to be a match made in heaven, playing off each other’s talents in perfect harmony.

“If I Die” is the second track to Azad’s highly anticipated, upcoming EP this 2015. Make sure to follow him on soundcloud so you can keep tabs on upcoming releases. And if we were you, we’d make sure to catch a live show. After seeing him rock an intimate crowd in Austin, it’s no wonder he’s opened for icons such as Kendrick Lamar, The Game, Black Milk, Mos Def, Jay Rock, Slaughterhouse and Mobb Deep.

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[Event Review] CRSSD Festival – San Diego, 3/14-15

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As festival season is upon us, many festival go-ers are itching to go to Coachella, especially when talking about the perfect California weather. Goldenvoice, hosts of Coachella, and FNGRS CRSSD have teamed up to create CRSSD Festival, a solution for those who can’t make it to the more high-profile festivals but still want to get a taste of the all-around chill California vibe. With that said, CRSSD festival was the perfect portrayal of sunny San Diego and what it represents.

The first ever CRSSD fest took place in the Waterfront Park from March 14 and 15, and featured a lineup with big names like Chromeo, Odesza, Flight Facilities and Empire of the Sun. While these unique electronic acts headlined the main stage a.k.a “Ocean View Live”, what stuck out the most to us was “The Palms” stage, which was decorated to fit a more laid-back and tropical vibe. Ranging from nu-disco to tropical house, the stage features some of the frontrunners of the dance scene, including names like Bakermat, Thomas Jack, Bixel Boys, Giraffage and Kaytranada. The middle stage, which was named “City Steps”, featured some heavyhitting house acts that span from future bass to G-House, notably Amtrac, Tensnake, James Murphy and Simian Mobile Disco.

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Wrote A Song About You (Kaytranada Edition)
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Hello

Being that it was a debut festival, CRSSD fest did a phenomenal job of planning and set up. With KCRW Music Director Jason Bentley hosting the festival and filling in between sets with the crowd’s favorite music, there was never a dull moment at the park. Unlike some other major festivals, the Waterfront Park was the perfect size venue for CRSSD fest. The three stages were all easily reachable from one end to another, without overshadowing each other.

Now onto the stars of the show. The best acts on Saturday were undoubtedly Kaytranada and Giraffage. With back to back sets at “The Palms” stage, the two talented artists brought the house down with their immensely high energy performances. From the future bounce mastermind to the quirky creative genius, the two spun tune after tune that got the crowd going nuts. Empire of the Sun also put out an epic performance with their signature glamorous set up with stage dancers. There was no better way to close out the night after a long day of sweating and dancing. Continue reading

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[NEW] Jamie xx – Loud Places (feat. Romy of The xx)

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Loud Places (ft. Romy Croft)

Jamie xx stopped by Annie Mac‘s BBC Radio 1 show earlier this week to premiere a single from his upcoming debut solo album, In Colour, and it truly lives up to the title of “Hottest Record In the World.” Calling on The xx bandmate, Romy Craft, Jamie crafts a beautifully anthemic number with “Loud Places.” Combining Romy’s signature somber vocals and ambient guitar licks with Jamie’s organic percussion and ear for a quality soul-sample, the track builds into an addicting, groovy chorus creating a perfect hybrid between The xx and Jamie’s solo work. In Colour is slated for release on June 1st and the iTunes pre-order comes with 4 instant downloads, including “Loud Places.” UPDATE: Watch Jamie and Romy relive their childhood below as they skate through London in the official video, which elevates the vibes of the track even further.  Continue reading

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[Future R&B] Mar – Not Like Here

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Not Like Here

Riding the momentum of the phenomenal “Her Window” collaboration with Full Crate, Dutch vocalist/producer Mar presented the first single from his upcoming self-titled EP yesterday. Mar kicks off “Not Like Here” with his flawless vocals before a heavy, pulsing percussion breakdown opens up into a hard-hitting bass line. It’s an intricate and varied journey that combines the future movement of electronica with a perfectly honed R&B sensibility. Give this dynamic tune a spin above and see for yourself.

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