WRLD – Chase It EP

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Chase It (feat. Savoi)
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Echo (feat. Richard Caddock)
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Little Too Close (feat. Veronika Redd)

Young talent WRLD is an artist who’s been on our radar for a while now as he continues to garner a following of passionate listeners who identify with the vivid imagination his music resonates. Like many fellow up-and-comers in the electronic community, his knack for crafting melody benefits from the ability to channel his musical influences in a way that transcends genre assumptions and allows him to carve out his own style and sound. With proven skill in both original production and remix, he’s worked his way into the prestigious families of Monstercat and Moving Castle, with a string of contributions to their well-renowned compilations over the journey so far. Now on the release date of his eagerly awaited Chase It EP, TMN brings you a closer look into the universe of creativity that lies inside the mind of this individual on the rise.

While his name has previously been synonymous with the ever-growing future bass movement, a first listen of the EP reveals an inclination towards a more pop-influenced side to his music. For WRLD,

moving into this direction with an EP seemed the right choice to me. Future bass is what I’m known for as like 95% of my WRLD tracks are this genre, but moving away from that and making nu-disco-y stuff was very refreshing. I also think that was an important thing to do because in the end I don’t want to be connected to the future bass genre all the time, but instead want to be recognized for my own style.

From the uplifting bounce of ‘Chase It’ to the heavier drive of ‘Little Too Close’, each track echoes this purpose of breaking free of stylistic expectation, while at the same time staying true to the powerful melodies that form his identity. Further to that end, each song showcases strong vocal influences to complement this direction, including another glorious collaboration with Richard Caddock on ‘Echo’. This one in particular is reminiscent of an artist that WRLD reveals as the inspiration behind his work from the very beginning.

For my music Adam Young a.k.a Owl City has definitely been my biggest influence. He was the first artist I became a fan of in 2009 and most of my time producing back then was spent emulating his sounds. The fact that he uses a lot of nice-sounding soft synths and sweet melodies is my favorite thing about his music and I think you can definitely hear the influence in my own music

For artists that deal in sounds designed to capture a rich sense of imagination, the experience is as much a visual one as it is to the ears. One of the most captivating aspects to WRLD’s music is it’s ability to conjure intense imagery in the listener’s mind, and as the accompanying visuals on the EP suggest, much care has been taken to ensure all senses are engaged with the ideas being communicated.

…the visual aspect to my EP is very important as well. I commissioned an artist to make these 4 artworks for me, and the first thing I did was send him four moodboards, one for each track, of what each track looked like to me. I feel like that type of stuff gets the artists feeling across a lot better, which I think is nice by this type of story-telling music.

In the end, it really is the deep sense of story that encapsulates the distinctiveness of this EP and of WRLD’s work in general. Each track represents both a chapter in this tale and a pivotal moment in the future of this promising artist. If he’s succeeded in capturing the wonder of your imagination as he has ours, you can be sure there is still much more to be written in what is likely to be a very decorated journey. Until then, soak up all there is to experience in the joy that is the Chase It EP.
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The Chill Dojo #146

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When compiling together the Chill Dojo, musical collectives have been very good to us as a source of never-ending magic. Soda Island is one such group that has been full of hidden gems in recent times, and co-founder Izzard has won our hearts once again with a gorgeous collaboration with the gentle vocals of BLANKTS. The silky lyrical flow will hit you right in the weak spot, leaving it quite difficult to form the words to describe the beautiful purity that lies within. Speaking of groups that never fail to deliver, Alina Baraz and Galimatias have been a winning combination for a while now, but the feel-good vibes of Hotel Garuda aim to take ‘Make You Feel’ to even greater heights. The perfect blend of addictive beat and sun-kissed atmosphere give us one last blast of summer glory before we kiss goodbye to our favorite season for another year. It’s not our last feature from Urban Flora though, as adept beat-maker GEOTHEORY chimes in with his own official remix which opens on soulful piano before switching things up to showcase his trademark groove.

When talking beats, Brisbane-based Feki has certainly been a producer on the rise of late, and his latest phenomenal effort on Atlas Bound’s ‘Landed On Mars’ will show exactly why that growing attention is about to extend well beyond his home country very soon. While his work has always leaned towards the chill side, he’s definitely caught us off guard with one of his smoothest efforts to date, applying lush layers of sound that take the sultry vocals of the original to the next level. We did warn last week that it wasn’t the last we’d hear from ‘Weight in Gold’, and you’d forgive us for not being able to resist calling out this astoundingly funky take from LBCK. When it comes to remixes we’re sure this song has had more than it’s fill already, but this version manages to keep things fresh with a bouncy groove that seems to channel the addictive style of FKJ.

We hope this week is as good to you as this music is to us. Peace out.

Izzard & Blankts
Threads
Alina Baraz & Galimatias
Make You Feel (Hotel Garuda Remix)
Alina Baraz & Galimatias
Can I (GEOTHEORY Remix)
Atlas Bound
Landed On Mars (Feki Remix)
Gallant
Weight In Gold (LBCK Remix)
Marian Hill
One Time (Aquilo Remix)
Banoffee
With Her
Hans Island
Im Yours
no rome
aint coming back
Finding Hope
Away (feat. Ericca Longbrake)
Penthouse Penthouse
69 Camaro feat. Bobby Saint
SMLE
With Me (ft. Hype Turner & Mary Ellen)
San Holo x Father Dude
IMISSU (Radio Edit)
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peekaboo (snareskin remix)
Melvv
Reflection
Tula
Wicked Game (Flin Remix)
MANTU & Max Joni
And I (Dinnerdate Remix)
Kozoro
Something More (Original Mix)
Kozoro
Friend (Original Mix)
Mr Carmack
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Sightlow
I Want U
Blookah
Hoopty
Blookah
Ryder
SAINT WKND Feat. INGLSH
Lost (Runaway) (Original Mix)
Said The Sky
Darling VIP (Harold Van Lennep Remix)
Giorgio Oehlers
Sunshine & Margaritas (Werk Space)
Missy Elliot
Lick Shots (Wax Roof Remix)
MORRT
Adore U
FREDDIE JOACHIM x Gyrefunk
Expressed
Spire
Places To Leave
Audile
Serenity (MaLuca Cover)
CloZee
Revolution
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Introducing our Next Resident Artist – Sam Feldt

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Here’s a fun fact: Sam Feldt’s facebook page was started in September of 2013. Let that sink in for just a minute. Pretty crazy, right? That’s just under two years, and at this point, he’s worked himself into a household name amongst the blogosphere, the radio, and festival goers alike.

With massively adored originals and remixes, Feldt has captured our collective attention, racking up hypem hearts and SoundCloud plays faster than most could ever dream of. In fact, one scroll through his work will leave you pretty damn impressed by the millions of plays he’s acquired.

For the next month, we’ll be shining a bright, ninja spotlight on this crazy talented Amsterdammer. Expect to see a contest to pick up tickets to an upcoming show, and exclusive interview, and a custom mix. In the meantime, though, feel free to enjoy our hand-selected favorite tunes from the man himself.

Once you’re done jamming out to this collection, head over to Spotify to stream his brand new track “Show Me Love,” or over to iTunes to purchase.

Sam Feldt & The Him ft. The Donnies The Amys
Drive You Home (Available August 31)
Icona Pop
Emergency (Sam Feldt Remix)
Gabriel & Castellon
Shut Your Eyes (Sam Feldt Remix)
Sam Feldt & The Him ft. ANGI3
Midnight Hearts
Sam Feldt & Kav Verhouzer
Hot Skin (Original Mix)
Sander Van Doorn & Firebeatz
Guitar Track (Sam Feldt Remix)
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[Get Crunk] Friday Party Playlist (Vol 161)

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It’s been quite sometime since I’ve dialed up a Friday Party Playlist for you all, but with Ninja Ren under the weather, it was time for me to dust off the cobwebs and provide a stellar collection of free party tunes for whatever your weekend may bring you.

Just do one thing for me – please dance irresponsibly.

Autograf
Dream (Gianni Kosta Remix)
Color K
Love To Love You
Mosis
With My Click
VETTA & Daniel Arkez ft Natalie Kertis
Flashback (Original Mix)
Tobtok
Shelter (KREAM Remix) Feat. Alex Mills
Years & Years
King (Lenno Remix)
Swoon Yeah (Dr. Fresch Edit)
Lose The Act (Dr. Fresch Mashup)
Jayceeoh
Turn Me Up Some (JayKode Remix)
Fort Minor Whered You Go (Maestro Harrell Remix)
The Police
Roxanne (AKKI X ZEV Remix)
Kaskade
Disarm You(Benasis Remix)
Isqa
Hugs and Hexagons
Rage Against The Machine
Sleep Now in the Fire (BTSM Remix)
Dance On Me (carmacks Remix #3)
Future
Thought It Was a Drought (Trapzillas Remix)
Rozes
R U MINE (SteLouse Remix)
Gallant
Weight In Gold (Vices Remix)
LUCA LUSH
VELVET GIRLS
Jarreau Vandal
Be Alright
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four storey home
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[Secret Ninja Pass] This Week at Beta 8/20 – 8/22

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Alright, ninjas. We’ve been hooking you up with free entry to Beta over two years now. We know you’ve had some epic times, catching some of the most legendary talent EDM has to offer, and we’re on board to keep this thing going. So, we’re once again giving you an opportunity to check out the best night club in North America for free. What all do you have to do to get in? It’s pretty damn easy. Just follow these steps:

– Head to the front door and enter the club before 11 pm
– Show this post to the cashier (Valid for 21+ only)

See you on the dance floor.

Matthew Koma - 8/20
Zedd
Find You (feat. Matthew Koma & Miriam Bryant)
Kairos Audio Showcase - 8/21
Jantsen & Dirt Monkey
Freaks
Robbie Rivera - 8/22
Federico Scavo
Mad World Robbie Rivera Mix
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[Deep-House] IDQ – Where Are You (The Shapeshifters Remix) [TMN Premiere]

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Where Are You (The Shapehsifters Remix)

No newcomers to the TMN pages, U.K. house vets The Shapeshifterswho last dropped by with their Kisch featuring single “The Chase”, are back again with another slice of club directed house music, this time in the form of a remix for IDQ’s “Where Are You”. Encased within the duo’s lively forthcoming Ibiza 2015 compilation mix album for their own label Love Inc, which also features a slew of standout unreleased singles from the likes of Doorly, Purple Disco Machine and more; The Shapeshifters’ deep and moody IDQ remix (and the entire mix) sees official release tomorrow, and before digital retailers got their hands on it, we’ve got the premiere. Staying in line with their classic house roots and history of thick, rolling electric basslines, The Shapeshifters remix folds in a subtle dose of arpeggiated synths, tonal harmonies and plenty of tasteful percussion to carve out their own vision of IDQ’s infectious single. This one’s got “dancefloor-destroyer” written all over it, so let’s get in the club spirit right now. Stream The Shapeshifters’ “Where Are You” remix above, and be sure to take a peek at their entire mix album’s (for which you can purchase the single tracks as well) tracklist before it drops tomorrow.

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[Future Funk] Seven Davis Jr. – Try Me (I’ll Funk You) + Mono/Poly Remix

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Try Me (Ill Funk You) (Mono/Poly Remix)

LA-based producer and vocalist Seven Davis Jr truly possesses a technique all his own–one that combines elements of funk and tech-house/disco for a fresh, dance floor ready sound. His debut album Universes, which dropped last month, encapsulates that style giving long-time fans a treat while taking the his audience size to new levels with infectious tunes like “Sunday Morning” providing the perfect amount of accessibility without sacrificing artistry. For those more familiar with EDM than old-school house and techno, which is probably most TMN readers, Davis’ music helps bridge the gap and might just tempt you to dive down the musical rabbit hole of the still thriving, legendary tech-house scenes of Chicago, Detroit and San Francisco.

As a bonus track to his critically acclaimed project, Davis has released yet another funktastic banger with “Try Me (I’ll Funk You).” Featuring his own strangely hypnotizing vocals backed by a bouncy, steadily building groove, it’s a great introduction to Seven Davis Jr’s approach for those not yet familiar. Along with the single comes an absolutely stunning remix from Brainfeeder producer Mono/Poly who completely flips “Try Me” into an equally irresistible psychedelic hip-hop tinted jam. It’s a rare situation where original and remix are both incredible but in altogether different ways.

“Try Me (I’ll Funk You)” along with the Mono/Poly remix will be available to cop tomorrow, August 21st, via Ninja Tune and can be pre-ordered now on iTunes or Bandcamp.

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