Joel Fletcher on Melbourne Bounce, Nike’s, & The Juicy Wiggle [TMN Exclusive Interview]

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Last Thursday night was easily one of the greatest shows I’ve ever attended at the Yost Theater. I have been attending HAVOC Thurdays for quite some time now and that night, by far, topped them all. With the line-up tailoring to everyone’s musical desires, I knew that it was going to be absurd beyond belief. Before I was able to get down to some funky Melbourne beats and upbeat progressive house music, I first had to have a one-on-one conversation with one of Australia’s finest Melbourne Bounce producers, Joel Fletcher, to get the dish on what the music scene is like down under.

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TMN: Hey Joel! Nice to finally meet you. Welcome to the States! How was the flight from Australia?

JF: Thanks! Nice to meet you as well. It was an easy flight. I didn’t go to bed when I left Melbourne so I just crashed on the plane for 10 hours. I’m not really jet lagged so it’s great!

TMN: So, now that you’re finally in the U.S., tell me what you are most excited about regarding this tour?

JF:  It’s obviously my first trip out here and the scene is really starting to blow up so I’m really looking forward to see how everyone reacts. I believe I have 15 shows on this tour, so I’m just as excited for the 8th show as I am for all of the other shows. But, I’m really looking forward to going shopping!

TMN: Shopping? What do you want to buy out here?

JF: Shoes. Definitely shoes.

TMN: What kind of shoes are we talking about?

JF: Nike’s – as you can see. I have about 20-25 pairs of them back home.

TMN: You beat me on that one because I don’t even own a pair of Nike’s…

JF: (Laughs) Really? I’ll get you a pair.

TMN: You’re the best. Any who, let’s get back on track about music. Did you play any instruments growing up?

JF: Ah, yes. I started playing the drums when I was about 8 years old and stopped when I turned 14 which was about the time I started DJing. There were actually a pair of DJs where I grew up called the Electro Rockers, and they played a lot of progressive house and I guess you can say they really inspired me to start mixing. Continue reading

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TMBA – Obsessed (Our Time Remix) [TMN Premiere]

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Obsessed (feat. Lynn Gvnn) (Our Time Remix)

It’s Monday and the coffee is brewing, the music is blasting, and the hangover is just now starting to fade away. The perfect way to cure any case of the post-weekend blues is to simply indulge yourself in some hyphy new tunes to prepare yourself for the week to come. This week isn’t like any other week, my friends, because it is officially the start of festival season. The TMN team is gearing up for weekend 1 of Coachella, which in my books, just means it’s about to be an epic weekend full of shenanigans. In lieu of this week’s festivities, we have the perfect track to describe every ninja’s feelings about Coachella, all thanks to the artists Our Time and TMBA.

TMBA just recently put out their original new dubstep tune, “Obsessed,” which left everyone obsessing over the replay button. With a slew of artists throwing out their renditions of this gorgeous track, we were recently sent a unique electro house spin on this song by Tulsa natives, Our Time. Right from the beginning, the track starts us off with a heavy kick and catchy beat that builds up into a soft, melodic intro for Lynn Gvnn to showcase her unique voice. Our Time placed a lot of emphasis on the vocals and dirty breakdowns in their remix for TMBA, in which they took an adorable (yet heavy) sounding song and transformed it into a nasty, hectic dance anthem that is  sure to make people lose their mind. Try not to obsess over this one, ninjas and have a happy Monday!

 

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[MP3 Playlist] The Chill Dojo #79

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Dojo number 79 is absolutely bursting at the seams with amazing music, and though they are all worthy of kind words, we can’t let time spent reading take away from that which could be used to discover it for yourselves. It also doesn’t help that this Naughty Boy bootleg from Jarreau Vandal has left us speechless within a few brief moments of listening. Smooth is one word that comes to mind…many times over. So, so smooth. Between the jazzy melody and sultry vocal edit, this has had some serious soul injected into its waveforms. If that hasn’t already brought a smile to your face, then this next one will have you grinning from ear to ear. Showing that age is no barrier, 16 year old Norwegian talent WRLD has sprung out of nowhere to stake his claim in the musical world of future bass. With a sound immediately recognizable to that of Wave Racer, your ears will have no trouble soaking this one right up. You’d do well to keep a close eye on this kid. Something that did escape our gaze before now is Druid Cloak’s super fun take on ‘Rice Rain’. Cashmere Cat material always makes for very interesting results, and this edit is up there as one of the best when it comes to great vibes and pure easy listening. The vocals of Patrick Baker are certainly something that evoke the same sentiment, so whenever a remix surfaces you best believe we’re quick on the draw. One mix that deserves your attention comes from aspiring producer Carnizzy, who has layered his version with a dreamy ambience and slick beat that suit the style of the original to a tee. To continue this trend of astounding young newcomers, 19 year old Canadian Elkoe announces his inception with tropical fanfare. The influences of Kygo and Thomas Jack are instantly identifiable here, and it seems a lot of the world took notice, because this Passenger remix has already seen his name sit atop the Hypem charts within a matter of days. That definitely won’t be a one-off occurrence either. And speak of the devil, Thomas Jack also gifted us with a more summertime glory overflowing with good feelings. The combination of his signature sound with the folk stylings of Benjamin Francis Leftwich has been a proven success in past, so this take on ‘Snowship’ only continues to build on this winning formula. Once you start with the summer sounds, it’s really hard to stop, so it’s lucky that Robotaki is feeling these same urges and has made very good use of these Miami Horror stems. This word gets thrown around in just about every write-up at least once, but this is the track is our honorary jam for the week. Face it, you’re already singing along aren’t you? Great songs inspire great covers, and this piece of disco magic from killer French duo J-Art and Madan is an absolute gem. Paola Bennet has done a stellar job with ‘Pompeii’, and together with the production work from these two, the results are mesmerizing. The list of stunning music goes much further than this though, with new tunes from Slumberjack, Just A Gent, Lazerdisk, CRNKN and Empia. This would be a far greater wall of text if we gave every one of them the feature they deserve.

What we can give them though is plenty of plays, and that’s something we strongly advise with this list. Peace out.

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Naughty boy ft. Sam Smith
Lalala (Jarreau Vandal 6K followers BOOTLEG)
WRLD
If U Wanna
Cashmere Cat
Rice Rain (Druid Cloak Broked N Cloakd EDIT)
Patrick Baker
Control (Carnizzy Remix)
Passenger
Circles (Elkoe Remix)
Benjamin Francis Leftwich
Snowship (Thomas Jack Remix)
Miami Horror
Real Slow (Robotaki Remix)
J Art & Madan feat. Paola Bennet
Pompeii (Bastille Cover)
Slumberjack
Sprinter feat. Sable
Fortaque
Just a Gent
Step Rockets
Kisser (Lazerdisk Remix)
Peking Duk
High (CRNKN REMIX)
Empia
Over the Edge (feat. Jugu)
Two Can
Fire
Kruisemode
Closer feat. Mike Knight (WE SINK Remix)
Temptations
Cloud Nine (FKJ Remix)
Prizm x Nelly Furtado
Say It Right
Salt Ashes
Somebody (Satin Jackets Remix)
Zeni
Dont Worry (Original Mix)
Bon Iver
Babys (Urban Contacts Summer Soul Remix)
Wadsworth
Summertime Dreaming (Jimmis Remix)
London Grammar
Darling Are You Gonna Leave Me (LCAW Remix)
M83
Wait (Kygo Remix)
DEPECHE MODE
SHOULD BE HIGHER (AMTRAC REMIX)
Historical UFO Society (Sufjan Stevens Flip)
Pharrell Williams
Lost Queen (WET PAINT Remix)
Zikomo
I Know I Will
Brown Sugar (IAMNOBODI Remix)
Kount × Harrison
Knight Life
Harrison
How Can It Be (Feat. Maddee)
Kilter
They Say
AU8UST
Volcano (Prod. by CRNVL)
Stumbleine
Polka Dots
Hayden James
No Time (Tobiahs edit)
Generation Blue (Ricky Eat Acid Remix)
RKCB
Comatose (AARMAXX Remix)
Tayenda
Sphère
Evil Needle
RendezVous ft. Sivey (Joe Kays Slowed Edit)
Paisley
Truth
OSLO
Mourners (ft. Monika Cefis)
El. Train
Clouded Visions
Daktyl
Do Without (Feki Remix)
Bryzone
Trial Run Feat. Jenny Mayhem
Grifta
Patterns
vestige
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VX O
Da P x Tigerblood
Rock U (SevnthWonder Edit)
Tom Day & Monsoonsiren
Elegiac (Leaks Remix)
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[Shoegaze] Colours – You Can’t See Me

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It’s not often you hear the phrases ‘genre hybrid’ and ‘that went well’ united in an utterance. With his project Colours, Aussie born and London based producer Tom Crandles, may have issued a new era.

Shoe-gazy and hazy, new track ‘You Can’t See Me’ lacks the introspection of My Bloody Valentine, but is in possession of its woozy and dulcet mannerisms. Translucent yet focused, a melodic drive and grungy guitars, deftly navigate their way through an industrial soundscape. Exquisite synth sections and the dreamy-psych vocal simmer down a hooky euphoria and polish off perfection, with a wonderfully effortless vibe.

Double A-side digital single ‘You Can’t See Me’, is released on the 8th of April.

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[TMN Resident Artist for April] Elephante

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April showers bring May flowers is a very true statement. Also, the beginning of April brings another Resident Artist to TMN and we had to wait until the 2nd of the month just to let you all know we weren’t fooling with this new artist.

Elephante, born Tim Wu, was born in Ann Arbor Michigan and started his music career at a young age being classically trained in piano, guitar, and exploring in both singing and song-writing. Inspired by the sounds of psychedelic rock like Jimi Hendrix and Eric Clapton and modern singer-songwriters John Mayer and Damien Rice, Elephante wrote and performed blues influenced acoustic pop songs throughout high school and college. His tastes began to shift towards electronic music in his late teens where he was influenced by “the idea that EDM was more than just drum loops, that you could create all these crazy sounds to make songs, not just a beat.” Since graduating from Harvard in 2011, Elephante has been honing his craft as a producer and DJ working to fuse big room melodic house with influences from pop, electro, and trap.

Elephante released his first EP in November 2013 titled ‘Pretty Lights’ which received high acclaim from the music world. He also has found quite a niche in making remixes of such artists as Kaskade, Katy Perry, Zedd, and Lorde.

That’s just a little insight into the man behind the music but get ready for a month full of everything Elephante, including his recently released remix of the Chainsmokers ‘Selfie’.

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Sunday Night Soul [Vol. 21]

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Greetings ninjas, and welcome to Sunday Night Soul Volume 21. By now you all should know the drill, but if you’re new around here I’ll break things down for you. This is the place to come to make the brutal transition from the weekend to Monday morning slightly less painful. With so much great music dropping this week, we’re hoping we can help you forget about tomorrow’s stresses for a brief moment, and focus on relaxing as you slide into bed for the night.

There’s plenty to enjoy in our latest collection, but we’ll give you a brief breakdown of some of tonight’s standouts, which includes an eclectic group of performers like Melodiesinfonie, The Masks, Love Mansuy, Jesse Boykins III, Raheem Bakaré, Sway Clarke II, LO & /_\drian Daniel, Dae Zhen, Is It Tomorrow, J-Louis & HAAN808denitia and sene, K, Dreamers Delight, Elaksi & abstract youthEvil Needle, Kruisemode, WE SINK, Wet Paint, IAMNOBODI, MARKAI, and Sable. As you can see that’s a pretty substantial list of gifted artists, but we’re only scratching the surface of what tonight’s lineup has to offer. So why not just dig right in and find what other surprises we have in store for you this evening?

Ariana Grande
Right There Unplugged
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Missing You // (Jordan Rakei Remix)
Blooms
Lust
Moses Sumney
Man On The Moon
Melodiesinfonie
Spread The Love Feat. Marlene Winkler
Mom Tudie x Tom Misch
Waiting On You
Tom Misch & Carmody
Release You
Klo.
Make Me Wonder
SZA
Sweet November
LYLA
Getaway
Hollie Cook
Twice
Jackie Boyz
Do Not Disturb
The Masks
Midnight Starring Cameron
Flunk
Queen of the Underground (DRIVE Remix)
PENN ALEXANDER
Simplethings (prod. x King Henry)
Love Mansuy
Super Sad
Jarell Perry
Blow
LO feat. Adrian Daniel
Fkkking High
AU8UST
Volcano (Prod. by CRNVL)
Jesse Boykins III
Live In Me (prod. by Machinedrum)
Tynethys
TFZ (Prod. By Friendzone)
Trey Songz
Smart Phones
Raheem Bakaré
Portrait Of Love
Christon Gray
Vanish feat. Swoope
GOTHAM CITY
Back To Love (Produced by Bryan Michael Cox)
COLUMBUS SHORT
GAVE YA
Dontae Peeps
Irresistable (produced by TyRo)
BOOTS
Ride Ride Ride
Gabriel Alexander x Logan Chapman
Off My Mind {Prod. By Logan Chapman}
James Fauntleroy
Year Round
How To Dress Well
Repeat Pleasure
Tiffany Evans
Give Me Wings
Marsha Ambrosius
Run
Daniel Wilson
Please Dream Again
Sway Clarke II
SECRET GARDEN
Dae Zhen
94
J LOUIS x HAAN808
 Waves FEATURING Vanessa Elisha
O S L O
Mourners (ft. Monika Cefis)
Kruisemode
Closer feat. Mike Knight
Kissed Killed
r i t u a l s
Is It Tomorrow
And Me
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LO feat. Adrian Daniel
Perfectly Numb
K
Rituals
Plue Starfox
B R A N D Y
Mahaut Mondino
Forbiden Kiss (Slowed Not Slopped By Krampf)
Weeknd x ROSS
Vain『Slowed n Throwed』
Kid Cudi
Too Bad I Have To Destroy You Now (Childish Major Remix) FEATURING CURTIS WILLIAMS
K
They Say
Zuper
Perfect Melody
Telescope Thieves
perfect.Bae
Zikomo
Time
Temptations
Cloud Nine (FKJ Remix)
Iman Omari
Addicted (Flip)
Dreamers Delight
Sunday (Forthcoming on Play It Louder Vol.2)
Elaksi x aywy.
Nobody Else
JMSN
Do U Remember the Time ( Evil Needle Remix )
Kruisemode
Closer feat. Mike Knight (WE SINK Remix)
Daktyl
Do Without (Feki Remix)
Pharrell Williams
Lost Queen (WET PAINT Remix)
Jeremih and Aaliyah
Birthday Sex on a Boat (Le Youth Edit)
Duncan Gerow
Fabolous & Tamia + Fanatic = So Into You
SevnthWonder
Hear U Callin
DAngelo
Brown Sugar (IAMNOBODI Remix)
Bruno Mars
Treasure (T AARONmusic REMIX)
Trey Songz
Smart Phones (Swish Remix)
Tinashe
2 On ( Ft. Schoolboy Q) (MARKAI Remix)
Justin Timberlake
My Luv (Sable Edit)
Nikes
Spaceship
RKCB
Comatose (AARMAXX Remix)
Mila J
Smoke, Drink, Break Up (DTWICE DE BEL AIR Edit)
Duke Dumont feat. Jax Jones
I Got U (Kav Verhouzer Resouled Mix)
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[Get Crunk] Clayton’s Friday Party Playlist (Vol. 98)

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We know, we know. We’re way behind schedule on getting this out to you.

Better late than never, right, ninjas? #danceirresponsibly

Fleetwood Mac
Big Love (Nic Fanciulli Remix
Like I Do (Wile Out! Mix)
Art Department
Heartbreakers Techno
Passion Pit
Moths Wings (Artec Remix)
Portugal The Man
Creep In A TShirt (Ron Flieger Remix)
NSYNC vs Uberjakd
I Want You Back (Koyote Edit)
Reece Low
Ready (Original Mix)Free Download
Delerium Ft. Sarah McLachlan
Silence (Sevag Area
Nirvana
Smells Like Teen Spirit (Kings Remix)
Swedish House Mafia Laidback Luke ft Deborah Cox
Leave The World Behind (Cobra Effect Bootleg)
Disco Fries
Megatron Cant Eat Snails (Disco Fries ADD Bootleg)
Boys Noize
Push Em Up (Salva Remix)
Diplo
Boy Oh Boy (TWRK Edit)
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