Supernatural (Pomo Remix)
We always get real eager when a new Pomo tune drops, and the Canadian producer kills it with his latest, a remix of AlunaGeorge‘s “Supernatural”. The re-work starts off with subtle static sounds combined with Kaytranada-esque intro instrumentation (a fellow HW&W artist). As Aluna’s vocals come in, a funky bassline emerges with another catchy synth melody to create some groovy goodness. The original track is stripped down to the bare bone and, when Pomo’s signature elements are incorporated, the end result is a tune so addicting that we just can’t get enough of it.
It’s barely been a month since the release of Pomo’s stellar debut EP, The Other Day, but we’re already eager for more. His releases guarantee quality music, and we are definitely excited to see what he has in store for 2015.
There’s nothing quite like a complete, polished, subduing and intoxicating release to soothe out our days here at TMN. Alas, Toronto based chameleon producer Coleman Hell has touched down with a debut extended play, VENA. A suffuse collection of warm, synth soaked pop gems, VENA lifts off with “Venezuela”; itself a low-end pushing, falsetto fueled anthem which more than establishes an air of sophisticated fluency and thought out instrumentation for the five track EP’s duration. Its sophomore entry, “Heat of the Night” may very well be the crown jewel of Coleman Hell’s debut opus. Hell’s breathy, raspy reverberations drive much of VENA, but his vocal work on “Heat of the Night” reaches its warm hand into our soul like only a lover could.
The EP’s midpoint, “Fortress” rides a hand plucked electric bassline, soulful incantations and clicky percussive elements to serve as the superlative break before segueing into a slightly more upbeat groover, “All the Monsters”. Coleman Hell’s clearly been around a DJ set or two as well, with an impeccable arrangement of tunes serving as a welcome storyline to the VENA saga. “Monsters” wonderfully brings its listener to Summer rooftop parties with its feelgood production, leaning on a loopy lead synth to serve as a driving focal point for not just itself but the EP as a whole. “Red Rover”, which features a lovely vocal contribution from his fellow Sideways crew member La+ch closes the 20 minute sonic excursion with a bullet. And while the saxophone may have been a bit overdrawn in dance music over the last couple years, Coleman Hell brilliantly drops an arpeggiated alto-sax melody amongst a sea of soft synthesizers to balance each aural aspect with the careful precision of a brain surgeon.
Already with an acclaimed mixtape, Stark Raving, and now a worthy EP entry into the Coleman Hell catalog, his debut full length is currently being prepped, rinsed and scoured for an early 2015 release; which quite honestly we can’t wait for. Hell’s sticky blend of pop accessibility and worldy wise production structures have our interest piqued almost more than any other new artist at the tail end of 2014. Watch for more new music from Coleman Hell here on TMN and stream VENA in its entirety below.
So Long ft. BB Diamond (Original Mix)
Jerry Folk has been on our radar for quite some time now, and he never ceases to amaze us. Coming out with his first ever original, the Norwegian producer is stepping his game up big time. This track, titled “So Long”, is a creation of many sounds. Featuring BB Diamond‘s soothing vocals which are the perfect fit for a club banger like this one, this tune contains multiple elements that make it distinctive and memorable. The electro beat, the catchy synth and the retro bassline are some of the highlights.
It’s almost surreal how Jerry Folk manages to incorporate so many different sounds into his work. If there’s one thing you should know about Next Wave artists, it’s that they all have an ever-changing sound and creative mentality that could revolutionize the standard of electronic music. Definitely stay tuned for 2015, as Jerry Folk is on a producing binge and will put out a lot more dope tracks for our hearing pleasure!
Through The Wire (Kanye West Cover)
After spending a good majority of 2013 at the top of the Hype Machine charts, FYFE has remained relatively quiet throughout 2014, as he gears up for the release of his debut album, Control. With a release date in hand now, the British sensation has decided to celebrate by releasing a quirky cover of Kanye West‘s “Through The Wire.” Anytime someone decides to cover Kanye it makes for a risky proposition, but in this case the College Dropout classic is an especially curious choice considering FYFE is not a rapper himself. We know better than to doubt the crafty musician though, and it’s safe to say he’s delivered one of the more creative takes on a Kanye track we’ve ever heard. FYFE’s interpretation is sparse, yet placating–characteristic of many of his previous singles–and he manages to build a record that has its own identity, while still paying tribute to the original with mixed-in vocals from Yeezy himself.
The young talent had this to say about his inspirations behind the track:
Through The Wire has been stuck in my head for most of the last 10 years. The fact that Kanye West had a track on his last album named I Am A God added a certain amount of pressure to the process, but once I got over the image of him peering over my shoulder whilst I made the cover it came along quite quickly. To Kanye West purists- I’m sorry. To everyone else – I hope you enjoy it.
Stream the track above, and make sure to pre-order
your copy of Control
before it hits shelves on March 9th.
Firestone (Ft. Conrad)
Here it is! The much anticipated, first ever original track by tropical powerhouse Kygo is upon us! Teaming up with Australian singer Conrad, who wrote the lyrics to “Firestone”, Kygo is taking a big leap towards making tropical house a household sound. This one gets us right in the feels. It starts off with some subtle piano chords that gradually fade in. Conrad’s powerful vocals definitely catch our attention and add character to the tune. Kygo’s signature melodic synth is featured in the beat drop. Being that is emotionally driven, this track is potentially becoming a club anthem to many.
We are very excited to share this new Kygo music with you all. Stay tuned for more collaborations and originals from the Norwegian producer!
Regulate (Destructo & Wax Motif Remix)
Warren G‘s Regulate…G Funk Era album has stood the test of time as a project that helped defined a whole genre along with classics like Dr. Dre‘s The Chronic and Snoop Dogg‘s Dogystyle. Although G-Funk’s prime has passed, it has had a lasting impact not only in hip-hop introducing melodious flows and funky production but also across genres even inspiring the inception of G-House. To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the multi-platinum selling classic, Def Jam/Universal put together a re-issue of Regulate…G Funk Era that features 3 EDM remixes of its smooth, timeless title track. It’s only fitting that one of the remixes comes from Australian trap-leaning producer Wax Motif and LA’s own Destructo, who’s recent West Coast EP updates the classic sounds of his home coast. Give Wax and Destructo’s dope take on “Regulate,” which strikes a perfect balance between the original and hard-hitting electronic elements, above.
We’re excited to be giving away a Vinyl and CD of the reissue including the full original album and the remix above along with two more from Jaux and Photek. Enter your email below to enter! We will be accepting participants through next Thursday, 12/18, and the winner will be notified via email the morning of 12/19. If you can’t wait, though, you can also purchase the vinyl/CD/digital version now here.
Fired Up (feat. Nina Sung)
Well ninjas, if you’re familiar with Kayzo and love his eclecticism within bass music, then you’re in for something truly beautiful and totally in your face today. After his last DnB remix of Alesso and Tove Lo’s “Heroes”, we were keen to see what this unique producer had up his sleeves with his newest original, “Fired Up” featuring the SENSATIONAL vocals from Nina Sung. Now, prepare yourself because this one might just blow your socks, underwear, and face off. From the very beginning, Kayzo introduces us with tantalizing bass elements that progress into melodic builds and epic breakdowns full of grimy, piercing, intense sensations. We had to listen to this a few times through because it was full of so many conflicting patterns and such enticing vocals that we had to go take a shower and wash off these dirty frequencies that permeated every layer of skin on our body. Pre-Order “Fire Up (feat. Nina Sung) today and stay tuned for what Kayzo and Firepower Records have in store for us.