[Electronic] K.Flay – FML (Vanic Remix)

Vanic x K.Flay - FML Press Release
K.Flay
FML (Vanic Remix)

When you know you work well with someone’s material, you don’t mess that up. Vanic recently dropped his fourth (!) remix of the always entertaining K.Flay, and, per usual, it knocks HARD. He continues to capitalize on his jubilant production style, twisting together big bass and melodic tendencies into an equally accessible and intriguing result.

Vanic has proven time and time again that he knows his way around a great pop vocal, and we’re all certainly the lucky ones to be beneficiaries of his hard work and talent. Everything this guy does is big, and that certainly won’t be changing anytime soon. Enjoy the fun above and grab your own free download of the tune here!

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[Hip-Hop] Love At First Sound – Overlooked To Overbooked

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love at first sound
Overlooked To Overbooked

“Overlooked To Overbooked” is the brand new single from from one of hip-hop’s humblest creators, Love At First Sound. You don’t see a lot of rappers pushing tracks that pass the minute mark, and moreover, the ones that do you don’t see many of them actually holding your attention for that long. With LAFS, he manages to do so, and keep you wanting more.

“Overlooked To Overbooked” is exactly as it sounds, a tale of the underground artist dreaming for the days at the top. The instrumental is a simplistic collection of drums, piano and bass. The tasteful sound could easily be recreated for a live show that would go beyond simply having a DJ and a guy with a mic. With the vocals we get Love At First Sound’s one, two combination of rap and R&B style expressions. “Overlooked To Overbooked” as been independently released as a free download for fans to grab. There’s no download gate, all you need to do is click. It looks as though Love At First Sound is getting back on the horse in a big way with his project, so stay tuned for more.

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[Indie/Hip-Hop] Kai Straw – Toothpick LP

Kai Straw

Over the past month Kai Straw has been releasing singles off his anticipated Toothpick album. Last night at 8PM PST, he dropped his album in full through his own imprint Tenth Gate Records, whose roster includes the producer for this album, James The Bear. Together these two put together an incredible album whose sound takes from funk, hip-hop and indie.

Ten tracks make up Toothpick, a dynamically expressive LP whose content largely focuses around the love-lust dichotomy that plagues the millennial generation. This theme is broken by tracks like “The Business” which is an anthem for the Bay Area, where Kai calls home. This is also the only track with features, as Kai collaborated with fellow veterans Keak Da Sneak and Roach Gigz. Throughout the album Kai manages, as always, to utilize his uncanny ability to formulate the thoughts of his generation, while displaying them through one-of-a-kind musical creations. Give Toothpick a genuine listen through, we guarantee you won’t be disappointed. If you’re looking to dive in a crazy rabbit hole of lots of intriguing tales and records, then you should check out his entire discography on his website.

’Friction’
’$OLO(w)’
’The Business ft. Keak Da Sneak & Roach Gigz’
’Rewind’
’Don’t Tread On Me’
’A Million Ways’
’Bones’
’Dangerous’
’Magic’
’Hurricane’
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[Multi-Genre] ZEKE BEATS – Meltdown EP

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There’s one record label out there that is really starting to make some waves out there with unique sounds form hidden gem artists. That label is Terrorhythm. Most recently this London label put out an EP called Meltdown from the Australian ZEKE BEATS. ZEKE’s already had releases with Slow Roast, Saturate and more, but his EP with Terrorhythm is his best work yet.

Meltdown is comprised of four records that formulate a special mixture of dubstep, trap, trip-hop and more into one project. The title track comes first with an aggressive grit that will satisfy any basshead out there. Next he gets a bit more gamer influenced with “The Freq” and gets dirty with “BDSM” that is one of the only tracks that the squeak sample is appropriate for. “Virtual Purple” closes out the EP with its thugged out sound. All four tracks are hits in and of themselves, and together in one package they make for quite an extraordinary extended listen.

’ZEKE BEATS – Meltdown’
’ZEKE BEATS – The Freq’
’ZEKE BEATS – BDSM’
’ZEKE BEATS – Virtual Purple’
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[Music Video] Sigma feat. Majestic – Lighters

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Back in December, Sigma released their Life album, complete with nineteen songs in their deluxe version. One of those tracks is called “Lighters” and it features the London artist Majestic. Today, we present to you an official music video for that record and it goes just as hard as the song does.

“Lighters” is a drum & bass track that will get your blood pumping and your party attitude ready. With the music video, we get a set of images taken from Sigma’s live show, pasted together in a manner that will force you to check through their schedule for the next show nearest you. They don’t put together just any old show, the one depicted features there signature live setup, as well as smoke machines/cannons, fireworks and just some straight up fire. Check out the video below and for those of you who haven’t purchased the Life album, you may do so on iTunes.

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[Pop] Starley – Call On Me

Starley - Call On Me

You may not have heard of Starley, but she will definitely win your heart by the end of this tune. Coming from a mixed cultural background, singer/songwriter Starley is no stranger to the pop music scene, as she’s worked with musicians like MNEK and Labrinth. With her new release titled “Call On Me”, Starley has officially stepped into the electronic music scene, and it is definitely a breath of fresh air.

A lovely guitar intro leads into a melodic drop that resembles the sound of The Chainsmokers‘ “Roses”. Starley’s vocals add onto an infectious melody that completes the wonderful tune. It will have you whistling to gem after a few listens, and we simply can’t get enough of it. “Call On Me” definitely shows us what the talented musician can do with her creative genius, so stay tuned for more cool tracks coming your way in the near future.

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New Carnival – Sweet Caroline [TMN VIDEO PREMIERE]

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New Carnival
Sweet Caroline

If you stopped by this post in hopes of finding a new version of Neil Diamond’s legendary “Sweet Caroline,” we have to inform you that you probably won’t be belting out that iconic “ba ba ba!” While that classic will forever live in the annals of karaoke lore, we’re actually bringing you sparkly new anthem from Bristol-based trio New Carnival.

“Sweet Caroline” kicks off an event-filled 2016 for this budding young band, leading them into a Club NME show at the Koko next month, followed by a hometown gig at The Louisiana and an appearance at Dot To Dot Festival coming in May. This is only the second release from these lads, which means you’re early to the party. Unless you happened to catch Annie Mac dubbing them with the esteemed New Names for 2016 honor earlier this year, in which case, you’re ahead of the curve.

The tune boasts scintillating guitar work, emphatic percussion, and lyrics that grab a hold quickly. At times, it’s reminiscent of The Wombats, bringing a dancy, larger-than-life listening experience. Today, we’re bringing you the accompanying music video, which was directed by Woody Rankin. Take a look below, then head over to iTunes, Spotify, Apple Music and Deezer to get “Sweet Caroline” for your personal collection.

UK Tour Dates
22nd April, Club NME at Koko, London

27th April, The Louisiana, Bristol

27th-29th May – Dot To Dot Festival (Nottingham, Bristol & Manchester)

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