[Gorgeous] Nick Hakim – The Light

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NickHakim
The Light

It seems like ages ago that we were writing up Nick Hakim’s stunning tune, “Cold”. In all reality, it was just last month, but in internet time, that seems like an eternity ago.

This DC-based indie soul artist flaunts effortlessly between genres, infusing classic vocal interpretations with jazz piano work and future soul style atmospheric elemental layering. In “The Light,” we’re given a glimpse into a delightfully seductive ballad, which lightly drifts though understated vocals coupled with light percussion work and engaging piano chords.

Coming off his newly released EP, Where Will We Go Pt. 1, this is the type of song that’s perfect for a lonely night at home, or a special night with that special someone. We’ll leave it up to you to decide when you choose to enjoy it.

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[Get Down] Disclosure – When A Fire Starts To Burn (C2C Remix)

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Disclosure
When a Fire Starts to Burn (C2C Remix)

Crafting a Disclosure remix that even comes close to doing the original justice is not an easy feat, although certainly not for a lack of attempts. French DJ crew, C2Chowever, have more than proven it is possible with their latest take on “When A Fire Starts To Burn.” The re-work kicks off with a glitchy opening that actually resembles some of the sounds used through out Disclosure’s work before unleashing some incredibly dope scratch work–serving as a friendly reminder that Djing is, in fact, an incredibly intricate art form. Hit play above and try not to dance. We dare you.

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[Beach Music] Goldman – Bonne Idée (Ocean Avenue Remix)

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JJ Goldman
Bonne Idée (Ocean Avenue Remix)

Taking it’s name from the often-found street name in beach-side destinations, Ocean Avenue just released a song that is represents those vibes felt while walking along every Ocean Avenue in America.

Throw on your flip flops, Ray-Bans, and short shorts, because this remix of the late 90′s tune “Bonne Idée,” originally performed by Grammy Award winning Jean-Jacques Goldman, will have you ready to roll the windows down, and catch the sweet embrace of the warm summer air.

Adding a nice little flanger effect onto the original guitar work and adding in some trop-house synths, this groovy little remix is quite original, providing the perfect soundscape for your sunny-weather adventures.

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[Future Trap] Maison Cartel – Telegraph

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Maison Cartel
Telegraph (Original Mix)

If you’ve been scanning our blog feed tonight, you’ll know that sometimes we miss songs, posting them a bit behind the curve. Well, for as many times as that happens, we have countless other times where we bring you the freshest jams within hours of release. Case in point: Maison Cartel’s “Telegraph”.

Dropping just five hours ago on this SoCal duo’s soundcloud, this tune is a bit of a departure from their usual intensity. However, this completely original track is quite the delight, sporting a gloriously melodic build. The drop comes in and throws you for a loop, providing a dirty Lunice style drop, which is sure to get asses on the dancefloor.

Press play and try not to groove to this one. If you can manage not to, please tweet us and let us know. If you end up shakin’ it a lil’ though, you need to tweet Maison Cartel and let them know what’s up.

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[Fresh] Brika – Expectations

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Brika
Expectations

Sometimes days at the dojo can be a little time consuming. Constantly caught up with our day to day activities of ninja star practice, slinking around in the prone position, and learning the perfect way to extract precious artifacts from other clan’s dojos, we sometimes miss out on something special. While we as ninjas are proud, we’re also humble. We missed the boat on this one, and for that, we apologize.

Coming out of Miami, FL Brika carries a swagger that is undeniable. Signed to Art House Records, she encourages you to sell your clothes and keep your thoughts, which is a mindset that we’re can’t admire enough, especially given the current state of pop culture.

“Expectations,” is an alt-soul tune, simplistic yet powerful in nature. With only a future-bass style backdrop, comprised of a booming bassline, a dark melody, and Brika’s god-given talents, we’re left speechless.

While we’re sad we haven’t been enjoying this for the full two months it’s been out, we’re sure as hell glad we finally stumbled across it.

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[Indie Pop] Bastille – Bad Blood (Little Daylight Remix)

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Bastille
Bad Blood (Little Daylight Remix)

Gotta love new music Tuesdays, right? Earlier this afternoon, Brooklyn’s alt-electronic trio Little Daylight dropped their debut album Hello Memory via Capitol Records. To commemorate this day and the announcement of their US tour dates (featured below), the group has released this stunning indie pop remix of one of our all-time favorite artists, Bastille.

Boasting a dancy percussion mix and a some echoing guitar riffs, this band proves why their high-octane show has toured with the likes of Bastille, Charli XCX, The Neighborhood and more. Including some festie performances, their highly charming sound has impressed the blogosphere, and will continue to do so with this energetic remix.

7/15/14 New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge (Record Release Party) ** SOLD OUT **
8/7/14 Columbus, OH @ The Basement *
8/8/14 Nashville, TN @ Mercy Lounge *
8/9/14 Atlanta, GA @ The Drunken Unicorn *
8/11/14 Houston, TX @ House of Blues *
8/12/14 Austin, TX @ Stubbs Jr. Bar-B-Q *
8/13/14 Dallas, TX @ House of Blues *
8/15/14 Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge *
8/16/14 Salt Lake City, UT @ Shred Shed *
8/18/14 Tucson, AZ @ Club Congress *
8/19/14 San Diego, CA @ House of Blues *
8/20/14 West Hollywood, CA @ Troubadour *
9/15/14 Allston, MA @ Great Scott
9/16/14 Brooklyn, NY @ Rough Trade
9/17/14 Harrisonburg, VA @ James Madison University
9/19/14 Washington, DC @ DC9
9/20/14 Philadelphia, PA @ Milkboy
9/23/14 Minneapolis, MN @ Varsity Theater #
9/25/14 Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile #
9/26/14 Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge #
9/27/14 San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore #
10/3/14 Sacramento, CA @ TBD Festival

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[Indie Rock] Young Rising Sons – King of the World

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Young Rising Sons
King Of The World

If Michael Cera, Ellen Page, Zooey Deschanel, and Zach Braff made a movie together, this song would be on on the trailer.

After premiering Young Rising Son’s debut track, “High,” we knew that this Jersey-based quartet was onto something special. A few short weeks later, and this up-and-coming indie rock sensation landed themselves a deal on Interscope Records. Not too shabby, eh?

In their latest release, we’re offered up a summer-inspired, infectious rock anthem that has one of those choruses that refuses to leave your memory. You could hear this song once, go out for a long night of boozing, and still wake up singing

We’ll rule the world, together, forever. With hearts of gold, who needs any treasure? We’ll take our time just living our lives, our castle in the sky-ay-ay, if I was King of the World

These guys are quite possibly hitting up a city near you soon. We suggest you pick up tickets ASAP, as this is a show you wont want to miss. Peep the tour dates below and whip out that credit card.

August 7 // The Basement, Columbus, OH // with Little Daylight

August 8 // Mercy Lounge, Nashville, TN // with Little Daylight

August 9 // Drunken Unicorn, Atlanta, GA // with Little Daylight

August 11 // House of Blues – Bronze Peacock, Houston, TX // with Little Daylight

August 12 // Stubbs JR, Austin, TX // with Little Daylight

August 13 // House of Blues – Cambridge Room, Dallas, TX // with Little Daylight

August 15 // Larimer Lounge, Denver, CO // with Little Daylight

August 18 // Club Congress Phoenix, AZ // with Little Daylight

August 19 // Voodoo Room, San Diego, CA // with Little Daylight

August 20 // Troubadour, Los Angeles, CA with Little Daylight

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