[TMN Resident Artist for October] I Am Hardwell is coming to the States


A new season is upon us, beautiful fall. The air is crisper, the sun sets a little earlier and rises a little later, and the leaves on the trees change from their lush green to the colors of pure fire and flames. And with the changing of the seasons comes the changing of resident artists here at TMN.

Let me tell about our new resident, a little about where he came from and how he changed from establishing himself as a DJ at the tender age of fourteen to creating a musical empire where he reigns as one of the most well known international DJs of his time, currently ranked #1 in the world by DJ Mag. Just as seasons change, our resident artist Hardwell has continued to grow and expand his musical repertoire showing every year why he is one of the best when it comes to music.

Over the years, Hardwell has taken his love of music and captivated audiences around the world. At just twenty-five years young, Hardwell is the label boss of Revealed Recordings and has landed 6 consecutive #1’s on Beatport. Like his great mentor Tiësto, Hardwell proudly hails from Breda, a city tucked deep within the Netherlands and it is here where he first discovered his love of music.

Today, Hardwell continues to bring his impressive sound anywhere and everywhere he can in the world, with the final stop of his I Am Hardwell tour being here in the U.S. and Canada. Back in 2013, Hardwell launched his most ambitious project to date when he unveiled his I Am Hardwell World Tour concept at a completely sold-out Heineken Music Hall. A spectacle of unprecedented musical vision and production detail, the entire show was broadcast live to hundreds of thousands of fans around the world. After the successful kick off of his I Am Hardwell World Tour in Amsterdam last April, Hardwell has sold-out shows in 19 countries around the world including shows in Singapore, Guatemala, Istanbul, Tel Aviv, Bangalore, Mumbai, Lisbon and London, and is now poised to take over North America.

Are you ready for the seasons to change? Maybe not, but I can guarantee you are ready for the I Am Hardwell tour to come State side. This is going to be a tour you won’t want to miss because Hardwell is going to bring everything and more to each and every show. He is Hardwell and we are beyond honored to have him as our resident artist for October.

I Am Hardwell World Tour – North American Dates

Oct. 31 Chicago, IL – UIC Pavilion
Nov. 7 San Francisco, CA – Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
Nov. 8 Los Angeles, CA – The Forum
Nov. 10 Vancouver, BC – Pacific Coliseum
Nov. 14 Miami, FL – Klipsch Amphitheatre at Bayfront
Nov. 15 New York, NY – Madison Square Garden

For any additional information such as additional dates added, visit http://www.iamhardwell.com/. For tickets visit http://www.livenation.com/artists/45606/hardwell.

Hardwell lands in North America on Halloween night, get ready for an unbelievable tour and an extraordinary month ninjas.

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[Hip-Hop] Jay Prince – Feel It (prod. by IAMNOBODI)

Feel It (Prod. IAMNOBODI)

London-based emcee Jay Prince dropped some new material yesterday and asks simply that listeners “Feel It”. The laid-back tune is a pretty straightforward and easy listen, but not one you want to sleep on. Some pairings of producers and rappers don’t always turn out well, but the mesh of Soulection‘s IAMNOBODI and Prince is as easy as the tone of the single. Prince’s smooth flow and relaxed lyrics blend well with the soulful and fresh production. The 21 year-old emcee only hopes that listeners kick back and enjoy the good vibes, while listening to a dope uplifting tune. With the winding down of Summer and the Fall pretty much here, this track definitely channels the feel of the season change well. This is the second single from the duos upcoming EP BeFor Our Time, dropping soon.

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[MP3 Playlist] Indie Dojo (October Round #1 2014)

indie-dojo-music-ninjaPlaying out your personal music library is a natural occurrence.  Sometimes we just can’t help it, right? We love something so much we can’t get enough of it, until that one last “repeat” where all that love seems to drain right out of our ears. And then it hits us like the plague. The boiling point where ALL of the music we have spent so many years collecting just seems lame and embarrassing, yet we cant find anything good enough to replace it. You know we’ve all been there, whether you like to admit it or not. But you know what? Good riddance! Nothing better than starting anew. It’s not like we wont go back to those songs years from now and totally fall in love all over again as we reminisce on the good times. But for now, just walk away and don’t look back. The Indie Dojos got you covered on rebuilding the library you will one day get sick of again.

10,000 Emerald Pools
We Are The Night
By Your Side
Open Swimmer
Sugar Bowl
You Didnt Need My Love
Andrew Judah
Better & Better
Wonder Wonder
Nothings As It Seems


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Fictionist – Fictionist [TMN ALBUM PREMIERE]


Somewhere in the bubbling cauldron of brilliance that is Fictionist, we’re offered an incandescent soundscape that’s inescapable, causing us to stop what we’re doing and simply enjoy. While we can’t pinpoint what moment caused this almost chemical reaction, we can assure you that the quest to finding that moment is just as good as if you actually found that moment in this 10-song, wildly satisfying journey.

Harnessing numerous musical influences, from classics like Pet Shop Boys and Peter Gabriel, to the more modern pop masters like MGMT and Passion Pit, Fictionist has a sound that’s spawned from pieces of many, yet maintains a personality on its own with ease and accessibility.

With a new album coming out October 7th, this Utah-based five-piece have yet to gain the recognition they deserve, but we have a feeling this latest collection of tunes will help give them the adoration that is inevitably coming their way. Yes, we’re giving high praises to this LP, but it’s definitely earned.

Kicking the album off with a level of audible addiction is a lackadaisical journey that floats along a well-defined bassline, coupled with only slow, rhythmic percussion work, grainy vocals, and simplistic piano work. “Cut String Kite” is the perfect song for a laid-back Sunday, or a lengthy road trip, either way, fully encompassing you in its attractive progression.

“Miss You” boasts glowing synthesized tones which expertly accentuate the lead vocals, all of which caress a crawling bassline that gives this song a painfully familiar vibe. On the other end of the spectrum, “Free Spirit” is defined by its danceable percussion and bass, coupled with glowing synths provide what we can only imagine is one hell of fun part of their live performance.

While this is an album that can be listened to start to finish with ease, we can’t say that you won’t have to mess with it once you start listening. Don’t get us wrong, you won’t have to skip any songs, but you will have to hit repeat on a few. They’re simply that good.

Tour dates:
10/17 – Provo, UT @ Velour Live Music Gallery
10/22 – Brooklyn, NY @ The Living Room – Williamsburg (Big Picture Media Official CMJ Showcase)
10/23 – Brooklyn, NY @ The Rock Shop (CMJ Music Marathon)
10/25 – New York, NY @ Rockwood Music Hall Stage 2 (CMJ Music Marathon)
10/25 – New York, NY @ Pete’s Candy Store (CMJ Music Marathon)
11/3 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Viper Room

Cut String Kite
Not Over You
Free Spirit
Lock and Key
Statue In The Stone
Miss You
Cant Get Enough
Give It Up
Leave the Light On
City At War
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[MP3 Playlist] The Chill Dojo #102

chill dojo

The Chill Dojo is back after a little hiatus, but we’ve still been keeping our ears out during the two week break to make sure you don’t miss a thing. To make up for the time away, this catch-up playlist is over 50 tracks strong to bring us all back to speed on what’s been happening in the world of chill music.

We covered this one when it came out over a week ago, but there was no denying ‘Fantasy’ from topping the list of our return edition. Seductive songstress Alina Baraz has been teaming up with the sensual sounds of Galimatias for a while now, but nothing has come quite so close to musical perfection until now. From the very moment this song begins, the dreamy atmosphere and angelic vocals shroud your mind into a vision of pure serenity. From there, this glorious hypnotism is led along by the beat like a benevolent puppetmaster whose performance is tragically limited to under 4 minutes. Needless to say, it made us feel some kind of way.

Next up, we have WRLD once again draw us into his universe of future music bliss, and ‘Triumph’ is every bit a success as its title suggests. It’s a unique dimension where jungle beats meet massive chords fueled by the power of pure ecstasy, and it’s ready-made to be the soundtrack for moments of epic proportions. If you haven’t learnt by now, we’re a little obsessed with sounds like this, so it’s fitting we have one of our favorites in Pusher continue the trend with two of his own magical concoctions he cooked up during our downtime. His latest remix of Jack U is set to be his biggest track to date, and it’s not hard to see why this one should put him on the radar as a certified talent in the future game. And speaking of games, his recent original ‘ABXY’ shows off his signature style that is every bit true to his roots, and will no doubt be a fan favorite for a long time to come.

We’ve also got a few features from another dojo elite in Lindsay Lowend, gracing our ears with a jammin little remix of the iconic ‘Irreplaceable’. The song has been cleverly disguised on his Soundcloud to try and avert the iron fist of the copyright crawler, but we’re here to make sure you don’t miss hearing this infectious beat in all its glory. If you’re finding that still hasn’t satisfied your cravings, we’ve also got another serving of sweetness from him in ‘Memory Foam’. As its name promises, this one will tug at those nostalgic heartstrings with its simplistic beauty, evoking all the memories you hold so dear.

In case you somehow missed it, there has been a wave of ‘Say My Name’ remixes since the release of Odesza’s album, and this makes plenty of great listening material for the Dojo. We can’t get enough of them, so we’ve included some of our top picks from the bunch so far, but they’re likely to keep popping up for a while to come.

It’s time to get the chill back into your life. We hope you haven’t missed it too badly. Peace out.

Chill Dojo #102 zip

Alina Baraz & Galimatias
Jack Ü feat. Kiesza
Take U There (Pusher Flip)
Irreplaceable (Lindsay Lowend Remix)
Lindsay Lowend
Memory Foam
Say My Name (AutoLaser Remix)
Say My Name (feat. Zyra) (Hayden James Remix)
Say My Name Ft. Zyra (Nebbra Remix)
Say My Name (ft. Zyra) (cln Remix)
Say My Name (feat. Zyra) (GANZ Remix)
Say My Name (feat. Zyra) (Hermitude Remix)
London Grammar
Strong (Manila Killa Remix)
Karma Kid
No Qualms
Dreamers (Two Can Remix)
Up We Go (Knight One Remix)
Anna of the North
Sway (The Chainsmokers Remix)
Hey QT (Blackbird Blackbird Remix)
Clean Bandit
Rather Be Feat. Jess Glynne (Arthur Younger Remix)
Gorgon City & MNEK
Ready For Your Love ft. Hobbie Stuart (Monkey Joker Edit)
Les Sins
Why Ft. Nate Salman
Andreas Moe
Ocean ( LCAW Remix)
Love Inks
Too Wild (Daniele Di Martino Remix)
Francesco Yates
Call (Ferdinand Weber Remix)
Chris Malinchak
Happiness (feat. MNEK)
Right Time (feat. Soraya)
Dear Mama (Boehm Remix)
Changes (Vijay & Sofia Zlatko, Kasùal Remix)
Naomie K
Open Your Mind (Matoma Tropical Remix)
Marit Larsen
I Dont Want To Talk About It (Nelsaan & Matoma Remix)
Big City Life (LEEX Remix)
The Lighthouse and the Whaler
Venice (Bearson Remix)
Ben Sollee
Letting Go (Thomas Jack Remix)
Nick Mulvey
Cucurucu (Sterkøl & Summerscent Bootleg)
Jaymes Young
One Last Time (Felix Jaehn feat. Chris Meid Remix)
Young The Giant
Mind Over Matter (Stint Remix)
Cheap Sunglasses Feat. Matthew Koma (Le Youth Remix)
Cheap Sunglasses ft. Matthew Koma (Viceroy Remix)
Iamsu x Zeni x Scott & Brendo
Carry On (AA Only That Real Bootleg)
at dawn we rage
Summers End
Glass Animals
Gooey (Klaves Bootleg)
Patrick Baker
Come Undone
KarlK & Ofenbach
What I Want
Calvin Harris
Thinking About You (Tez Cadey Remix)
Turn To You
Fossa Beats
Goals (Dugong Jr Rock The Boat Edit)
Grace Mitchell
Broken Over You (Hippie Sabotage Remix)
Feel (Nikolas Noam Remix)
I Know (Kastle Remix)
Wrote a song about you (Rvdical The Kid Rendition)
Good 2 U
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Secret Track

Remember when Donald Glover told his fans to learn how to code? Well, it looks like that advice is finally paying off. Over the weekend, one astute reddit user discovered a secret track hidden within Bino’s becausetheinter.net website. After some clever sleuthing and collaboration with his fellow super fans, he decided to pair the mysterious vocals with the “3005 – Beach Picnic Version” instrumental from Bino’s recently released KAUAI EP, and miraculously enough the two audio sources synced up perfectly! The end result–which you can listen to above–has been verified by Gambino himself, and it goes to show what you can achieve with a little hard work and persistence.

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::Instant body shivers up and down your spine::

Might want to put on something spicy before listening to this song. Oh this song, this sexy, seductive, dreamy song that brings about so many irrational emotions it’s insane. Florida artist JMR released his single ‘Shivers’ today and it is everything sensual and then some. His deep and intoxicating voice tells the story of a man and a woman who are in the throes with one another. But just when his deep voice has tugged on your heartstrings, he takes it an octave higher to instigate the moments when the girl is telling her man to take her for everything she has and is. With a quiet melody of electronic beats to back him up, JMR shows why he is could be called a crooner of his day, with a voice that carries the dream like feel of this song from start to finish, he is sure to send shivers everywhere on your body.

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