[Electronic] Wu Wei – Automated Shadows LP

If you were looking for something a bit off the beaten path, then you’ve come to the right post. We’ve got a special LP called Automated Shadows from Wu Wei to share with you. The album came out recently through Insight Music and features ten singles that are anything but ordinary.

The Humboldt creative brought a whole lot of substance with this project. It’s a vast collection of cerebral beats and soundscapes that don’t necessarily abide by one specific genre. Instead of honing one genre in with the songs, Wu Wei brings influence from various sources and combines them with his own style. Picking a favorite on this project isn’t easy, as one can’t simply be singled out. They all belong together, one cohesive musical journey that you get to experience here in the dojo.

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[Indie-Pop/R&B] RÓSA – Without You

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Without You

Near the tail end of last year, Orange County, CA-based indie-pop trio RÓSA took our ears hostage with their debut 2016 EP Gypsy Queen. RÓSA’s developed songwriting and crystalline, synthetic sonority once again hit this writer like a ton of bricks when the triumvirate unveiled the first single from sophomore EP, Wasteful, due out on June 30th,  “Without You”. “Without You” leans on a vocal-centric aesthetic from lead singer Will Winters, propped up on a bed of subtle yet sophisticated arpeggiated synths, snares that snap like a twig under combat boots, and modal harmonies that flit all over their instrumental landscape. We’ve been drawing comparisons to acts as big as TMN darlings The 1975 to Aaron Maine’s lush Porches project, which for this writer is the biggest stamp of approval we’ve thrown out in some time. We’ll be waiting patiently for the rest of Wasteful, but until then, stream “Without You” above.

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Post Malone – Congratulations (DEUX Twins Remix) [TMN Premiere]

DEUX Twins
Congratulations (DEUX Twins remix)

The DEUX Twins are back releasing music and we’re here to give you a first listen in the dojo. In honor of their return, they’ve released a free download of their remix of “Congratulations” by Post Malone. You’ll be sure to hear this in their sets this Summer, including their highly anticipated set at HARD this Summer.

If you haven’t heard “Congratulations” then you must have been abducted by aliens or lived out in the wilderness. DEUX Twins started with a hit and ended with a hit. Their melodic remix is even more memorable than the original, with a catchy drop that isn’t going to be leaving your brain anytime soon. As we said previously, you’ll be hearing this in their sets, but don’t expect it to be listenable solely through them, as many DJs are likely to be hopping on this heater in a hurry. Enjoy the first listen today and join us in hoping these two keep up the releases throughout the rest of the year!

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[EP] Massappeals – Casio Nova

It’s always a great find a well-made electronic album. There’s something about the songs flowing into each other that’s greater than the sum. And in the end the artist can go deeper in telling a story or capturing a specific vibe. Massappeals new ‘Casio Nova EP’ stands out as a polished four-track record where each song holds it’s own while connecting with the EP’s underlying themes. The songs have this intensity alongside a lightheartedness that makes for a unique and entertaining future-beat style. Standout tracks would have to be “Roller Cop” and “No Lies” for us. But get into the album for your self, you can find ‘Casio Nova’ on Spotify and even grab a full free download here.

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Casio Nova
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Roller Cop
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No Lies’
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