[Alternative] – Exhibitionist – Motionless


It goes without saying, but Future Classic is at it again with identifying promising artists, and the one of the latest to release new material with them is Exhibitionist, the solo project of Kirsty Tickle. Following up the release of “Hands” seven month prior, Exhibitionist takes to a seductively syncopated groove on “Motionless” that traverses waves of modulated synths, a simple yet defiant drum pattern, and expressive vocals that seamlessly drift alongside every element of the song. The palpable sense of warmth throughout the tune provides an intangible comfort that lasts long after the final minutes, and with the fall season upon us, at least in some places, Exhibitionist has crafted an essential soundtrack to the more contemplative times ahead that accompany an evening indoors on a cold and (hopefully) snowy day. We’re certainly eager for more from Exhibitionist, and here’s to hoping we’ll be hearing something fresh sooner than later.

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[Electronic] REPRIISE – TEMPLE


When it comes to celebrating October 31st, most people do so with costumes and horror movie binges, but many electronic music fans usually supplement that with the yearly installment of RL Grime‘s Halloween mix. The sixth year in a row of wild premieres, edits, and unreleased material continues to find RL Grime establishing his annual mixes as an opportunity to share not only his own tracks, but also give aspiring producers a chance to level up on a larger playing field.

One unnamed song in particular has had people commenting, and, due to recently finding a post on r/trap, we were able to discover that REPRIISE had posted a massive club/trap/tribal hybrid track that held its own among all of the huge songs throughout the mix. While it was edited with Cardi B’s “Bodak Yellow” in the mix, hearing the song in its original state solidifies its infectious rhythm with drums and percussion fit to bust your speakers. The entire Halloween mix never fails to be a spectacle, and REPRIISE certainly had created a chance to capitalize on an enormous original tune. Catch more of REPRIISE’s material here.

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Londonbridge X Lliam Taylor – Creepin’ [TMN Premiere]

LondonBridge + Lliam Taylor

There’s no need to go door to door tonight, we’ve got treats for you right here in the dojo. One of them comes to us from Londonbridge and Lliam Taylor who are “Creepin'” with their IN / ROTATION release. Get ready to get groovy for Halloween with this spooky house delight.

“Creepin'” isn’t what you’d expect. It’s not ghouls or goblins or any type of monster that is creeping – this one is all about something we’ve all done, social media creeping. It’s a humorous track despite it’s deep shadowed style. It’s a club ready heater that we have the honor of sharing with you first in this premiere. Put your costume on, turn up the speakers and celebrate Halloween with all of us right here, right now. Make sure to grab a copy of the single from digital stores and check out the b-side to this one!

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[Electronic] Motoko – Memories EP

Halloween is largely going to be taken over by dark works, but we’re here to lighten things up with Motoko. The Colorado creator just released his debut EP Memories as a free download and it is something you are going to want to get.

Coming in at three tracks, Memories shows just what Motoko can do with an extended project. Some producers rely on solely releasing singles or EPs that don’t really flow together, but Motoko’s project here is a magnificent storied collection of songs that belong together. His future bass-driven sound is full of life with a unique character to it that makes it stand out from other similar releases. Don’t let Memories float away out of your conscioussness, get your copy of it today.

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Soul Bandit – Alone In Life, Together in Death [EP PREMIERE]

To celebrate Halloween we’ve gathered in the dojo for a special premiere from Soul Bandit! One song just wasn’t enough – we’ve got her entire EP, Alone In Life, Together in Death, to share with you on top of some exciting news for those of you in the LA area!

Aside from celebrating Halloween today, Soul Bandit is hosting a “soulebration” for the release of her EP. The free even will be at The Love Song Bar on Main Street in LA. There you’ll be able to get the full Soul Bandit experience, but here in the dojo we’re warming up for the party.

Alone In Life, Together in Death comes in at four tracks long. Soul Bandit showcases her dark, electro pop sound with a concept EP that is not your typical, simple collection of songs. It’s a tale through the afterlife conceived in song by one of pop’s most unique talents. Enjoy the exclusive stream below and see just what Soul Bandit had to say about the project herself.

The title of the EP is as morbid as you interpret it to be. I frequently think about how, despite surrounding ourselves with people, we essentially spend our entire lives alone. We are left to our own devices trying to express our thoughts, feelings, and our individual identities through words and actions. But unfortunately, no one will ever be in our minds with us to truly understand who we are and the realities that we are experiencing. But if we live – regardless of the life we live – we must all eventually experience a death. And death is simply that – death, no matter how look at it. We’re no longer present in this plane of existence, in human form, and that’s all we know. That’s all we can agree on. Everyone looks at a corpse as a corpse, and the corpse thinks nothing at all.

So, alone in life, together in death.

’The Beginning’
’Now That You’re Gone’
’Time’s Up’
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[MP3 Playlist] Indie Dojo (October 2017 Round #5)

Happy Halloween!! Trick or treat yo self to an Indie Dojo playlist! We promise it won’t give you cavities, a stomach ache or an extra 5 lbs. Just an earful of some wonderful indie-ness for you to enjoy!

’Fletcher Gull
Light Up’
’Pale Grey – Seasons
’Bayonne – I Know’
’Mr. Yolk
Baker Street’
’Sofia Wolfe
Snake Eyes’
’Abby Sage
Toxic (cover)’
’Sam Lynch
Mess You Made’
’Hank Compton
Harvest Moon (Cover)’
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[Indie] argonaut&wasp – Prove It To You / Body Sensations

Our Brooklyn buddies argonaut&wasp have come through with two groovy jams released on Bang! Jango Records. Their double single project is a one-two punch of funky heat straight from New York.

“Prove It To You” starts things off with the band’s usual dance-pop style that has captivated audiences around the world. It’s light, fun and so incredibly easy to dance to with its vibrant energy. Secondly we get “Body Sensations” which delivers on its name. “Body Sensations” slows things down, but keeps up the groove all the same. Together these songs make for one of our favorite argonaut&wasp projects. Sit back and let these guys take control of your day, you won’t regret it.

’Prove It To You’
’Body Sensations’
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