[House] select.browse.cancel – Encounters EP

THNK TNK Records backed a debut EP from the artist select.browse.cancel called Encounters. This deep and techy dive into house music is full of hypnotic beats and mesmerizing structures from the melodies to the chord progressions and beyond.

Encounters is a two track EP. but it feels more like four or five given the nearly nine minute length of each of the tracks. Usually, that’d be a bit too long unless you’re talking about the extended mix of “Strobe,” but select.browse.cancel manages to keep your attention engaged throughout each track. Both singles share cosmic undertones, however they do differ well enough that you don’t feel like they’re the same tune, just varied slightly. It’s a big project for just being two songs in length and it has us ready for more from select.browse.cancel.

’select.browse.cancel. – Persistence of Memory’
’select.browse.cancel. – Encounters’
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[Electronic] sober rob – Supermoon feat. Karra

sober rob
Supermoon w/ Karra

Lowly Palace continues to grow their impressive catalog with a new single from sober rob. In collaboration with the Nashville vocalist Karra, “Supermoon” is a dreamy original that is the perfect sonic embodiment of the starry night sky shining all around a beautiful moon.

Karra’s seductive performance takes hold quick and she doesn’t let go. sober rob as always provided some next level production complete with a crafty and catchy composition. This track is just what you need to edge through the rest of the week. “Supermoon” is available on digital platforms today!

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[Electronic] dog logic – higher order functions LP

Every so often a project comes along that is revolutionary at its core. Today we’re sharing one such project, the debut album from dog logic, which is made up by Andy formerly of The M Machine. After leaving the trio to pursue more technological endeavors, he ended up still making music that has culminated into the higher order functions LP.

Not only are the songs on this project diverse and separated from the usual sounds everybody is used to, but the implementation of the project is unique. dog logic has put forth an interactive experience where producers and other creatives can take samples from the project for remixes and other things. This open-source database is likely something we’ll continue to see happen with more and more projects. It takes steps forward like this to make the changes in both music and tech.

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EMME & Erotic Cafe Heat Up The Dojo With New Single “Fiyah” [TMN Interview]

EMME & Erotic Cafe'
Fiyah

Today we’re turning the dojo into a sauna thanks to some extra heat from EMME and Erotic Cafe. Their latest collaboration on the moombahton single “Fiyah” is setting the dance music world ablaze. Released on Rude Mood Records, this single is ushering the warm weather and festival season in style.

With the single comes both acts who joined us in the dojo for a quick Q&A to talk about their single, how Rude Mood got involved and what their favorite moombahton tracks are. Finally, you’ll get into what they’ve got set for the upcoming seasons. Get ready to dance and sweat, the “Fiyah” is here.

TMN: How did you guys end up coming together for “Fiyah”?

Em: It was a while after we put out “Bad Mind,” and we were kind of shocked at the impact that track had and how well it was received; so that inspired us to want to create a follow up.

Marco: Nothing much to add on what Emlyn already said, we just wanted to make a follow up to “Bad Mind” with more moombah vibes in it, and we made it.

TMN: From it’s start to finish, how did you guys dial in the track for the final product?

Em: The main theme, vibe and sounds behind this one were actually all Marco’s concept – he sent me this whacky idea with moombah beats and what I like to call retro-inspired lead sound. They almost gave me a throwback to Nintendo days. It all came about very quickly, more so than usual, with a few ideas being thrown back and forth until the final product was landed.

Marco: I wanted to make a moombah track using only chopped vocals in the drop so I started looking for good samples to use and, after I found some and processed them quite a lot, I couldn’t stop laughing because at the beginning it was sounding too much like a chicken’s cluck, so I really enjoyed working on it.

TMN: The good people over at Rude Mood signed this one, how did they end up getting on board?

These guys really are absolute legends, and I am so glad they created a space for music like this. I reached out and started talking to them over Twitter actually and ended up emailing a few demos over. They liked the vibe of “Fiyah” and with a few small changes, the rest is history!

TMN: Where do you guys think Moombahton is at right now and where is it headed?

Em: I think it’s in a really good place right now, especially in the US. With high profile guys like Diplo and Dillon pushing similar sounds it definitely has the potential to keep growing. In Australia it’s a very different story and I’m really trying to push the sound here more because I think it has a lot of potential. With such massive use of African, Caribbean and Latin inspired rhythms and sounds in so many popular songs, moombahton has a bright future.

Marco: I think Moombahton in general is quite underestimated right now, maybe because most of the artists still need to understand the power of the classic moombah drum pattern, maybe because it still needs to grow as a genre, maybe because most of the tracks out there are very similar each other; when music producers will start making moombah implementing elements from other kind of bass music (for example, dubstep or uk basses, why not?) this genre will go into an upper level. I think the key is mixing what we already have to create something new.
That’s not the case of “Fiyah,” this time we wanted to make a classic Moombahton song.

TMN: Each of you give us your Top 5 Moombah songs…

Em: 1. J Balvin & Willy William – Mi Gente (Dillon Francis remix)
2. Major Lazer – Particula (ft. DJ Maphorisa, Nasty C, Ice Prince, Patoranking & Jidenna)
3. Bad Royale & Party Favor – BURY (ft. Richie Loop)
4. Party Favor & Dillon Francis – Shut It Down
5. Dillon Francis & Fuego – We The Funk
Bonus: Rickyxsan – This Feeling (ft. Kalibwoy)

Marco:
Herobust – Vertebreaker (Matias Flip)
JSTJR – Fried
Henry Fong & Bad Royale – Rock Ya Hips
Ed Sheeran – Shape Of You (Major Lazer Remix)
Metaljackets & Cannibal – Gata

TMN: Lastly, what else can we expect from each of you, together or individually, this Summer and Fall?

It’s winter over here! But it’s turning into a big one for me. I’ve just received some insanely exciting news that for my debut shows i’m on the Who Said lineup, with UZ and LUUDE. And I’ve also just signed with Jump Touring for my first run of shows around Australia. So i’m excited to take these tunes and show them to the rest of Australia live! – EM

Right now I’m working hard in my studio on a lot of new music and I’ve also many releases ready to come out, from heavy dubstep to future bass, I love bass music in general and I like to make it, in every shade. If you like Fiyah you’ll be happy because some of them are following this style, instead if you are a basshead stay ready for my harder riddim and hybrid stuff. – Marco

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[Electronic] Shmuck the Loyal – Not Alone

Shmuck the Loyal
Not Alone

Shmuck the Loyal has finally followed up with a release after dropping his HISTRIONICS EP nearly five months ago. His retro-inspired original “Not Alone” features many classic sounds from the early days of dance music, as well as samples that kick nostalgia into gear for any gamers.

“Not Alone” doesn’t aim to be a labeled to a certain genre. Instead of bounces through various styles for one fun four minute ride. There is so much going on it almost feels like several songs in one. It’s nice to see Shmuck back at it with such a cool tune that isn’t attempting to ride any popular waves. He’s always done his own thing and you can count on him to keep that up.

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[Electronic] Eyes On: Flight Facilities Playlist

The good people over at Manifesto have come forth with another installment of their Eyes On playlist that showcases the tracks and tastes of some of the best up and coming artists from around the world. This time around they’ve enlisted the Trinidad to Tobago duo Flight Facilities. Within their playlist they show off what they’ve been listening to lately, as well as push forth their own singles including “Need You.” Dive right into this one and stay tuned for the next!

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[MP3 Playlist] Indie Dojo (May 2018 Round #1)

The Indie Dojo is sorta like those goodie bags you used to get at your friend’s birthday parties as a kid. Full of endless surprises you couldn’t wait to open. The only difference? We’ll keep handing out our bags of indie goodies no matter how old you get.
’Makeness – Who Am I To Follow Love’
’H O N E Y M O A N – We’
’Sleepy Gaucho – Sleepless’
’Loyal Lobos – The Fall’
’Reuben Bidez – What You Really Wanted – Feat. Molly Parden’
’Sam Valdez – Farther Away’
’Hala – What Is Love? Tell Me, Is It Easy?’
’Ann Taylor – Aching’
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