[Deep-House/Future] Thee Cool Cats & Lee M. Kelsall – Thee Corner

Thee Cool Cats
“Thee Corner”
 Thee Cool Cats have quickly become one of the most coveted names to see on our weekly release calendar. With recent stellar releases on one of house’s most notable labels, Toolroom Records, including the deep G-stomper “Swerve” and the tech leaning house on “Percussive”, the Mexicali stationed duo haven’t shown any signs of slowing down since bubbling into underground dance consciousness some two years ago. This time around, Thee Cool Cats have teamed up all the way across the pond with Leeds based dance producer Lee M. Kelsall for “Thee Corner”; which will find a home as the first ever release on Thee Cool Cats, Lee M. Kelsall and Sean Roman‘s brand new Altus Project label. Featuring a classic vocal sample from a fine pop hit, Suzanne Vega’s “Tom’s Diner”, “Thee Corner” immediately sets the tone for deep and groovy listening; fusing a bulging analog bassline, and shuffling hi-hats for a contemporary take on what we would dub “Paradise Garage inspired house”. “Thee Corner” is available on Beatport now along with a choice remix from Vanilla Ace and Chad Tyson, so in the spirit of Cinco De Mayo, let’s boogie down to some Mexicali infused dance music.
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[Deep-House] Bobby Nourmand – Gimme Shelter

Bobby Nourmand
Gimme Shelter

Los Angeles based house maestro Bobby Nourmand‘s trek through re-imagined classic tunes has been nothing short of a house tinged earworm for much of the staff here at TMN. After already gracing the blogosphere with dance induced reboots of timeless staples from Simon & Garfunkel and The Doors, Nourmand’s turned his graceful attention to one of Mick Jagger and company’s most recognizable singles: “Gimme Shelter”. Nourmand weaves a sticky web of groove and soul through reduction rather than addition on this latest remix, instilling his focal point of a dingy and rolling 3:00 a.m. deep-house bassline and minimal percussion against Jagger’s unmistakable vocal track before crawling pads and a heavy top line synth bring each separate component crashing together. We’ve been hooked on this one since the first promo copy began circulating, and with “Gimme Shelter”‘s dreary setting played against a gloomy day for those of us Ninjas in Denver, today was the perfect day to share. Bobby Nourmand’s taking our admiration one step further as well, offering up “Gimme Shelter” as a free download here, so indulge yourself today, and tap into his altruistic nature on this most glorious of Cinco De Mayo’s.

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Family Friends – On Your Mind [TMN PREMIERE]

On Your Mind

With one listen through this hazy, sonic rock inspired tune, you might be guessing that Family Friends hail from Seattle. While do have that psych-heavy vibe that’s so often associated with the Pacific Northwest, you’re incorrect in your assumptions. This brother/sister duo actually are from Australia originally and are now posted up in East London.

Taken from their debut EP, Across The Water, “On Your Mind” radiates with an ideal vibe for a rainy drive. Accompanied by a music video (releasing later this month), this tune should quickly grow on listeners who lean towards the older style of musical production. The two siblings have a growing obsession with old school equipment and recording methods, all which perfectly compliment their erratic collection of influences.

Head over to their SoundCloud once you’re done listening, so you can follow and stay up to date with their upcoming releases.

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[Future] Dooqu – LoveLust EP


The beauty of the future movement in the electronic music game is that it’s given an avenue for the younger artists to express their creativity and be bold with the sounds they want to explore. Versatility is a quality that’s often found amongst these up-and-coming producers, and it’s something that’s on clear display in Dooqu’s newly released LoveLust EP. Though only 17 years of age, the Danish prodigy has declared his intentions to make waves in the industry and spread his special brand of happiness at the same time. With vibrant melody at the heart of each one of these creations, he utilizes his youthful freedom to dabble in a variety of different styles, making each part of this production a fresh experience from the last. To add to all of this, he even layers a few tracks with his own vocals to really solidify the all-round skill set on show.

If you’re as impressed as we are, the LoveLust EP is available for purchase now.

Made Of Water
Cup Of Tea
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[MP3 Playlist] Indie Dojo (May 2015 Round #1)


April showers bring May Indie Dojos. Let’s just hope you aren’t allergic to music.

Coming Attractions
Blue Nue
Miya Folick
I Got Drunk
Wavy Maze
Losing My Cool
Broken Witt Rebels
Shake Me Down
Little Memory
Hazel English
Never Going Home
Filling Your Cup
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Major Lazer & DJ Snake – Lean On (Candyland Remix) [TMN Premiere]

Lean On (Candyland Remix)

Today is the day that Major Lazer uploaded the official remix pack for “Lean On” to Soundcloud. It is also the day that The Music Ninja gets to premiere the Candyland version of the track, which is being released for free.

With Candyland’s sonic diversity, as a listener you have to be ready for anything. Trap is one style that Candyland excels at, and have implemented into the reworking of Major Lazer’s collaboration with DJ Snake and MØ. In fact, Josie had get her twerk on with this rambunctious production whose sound morphs as the song moves along to its finish. What you get with the first drop is nothing like you get with the last. It’s proven yet again why Candyland is one of the hottest acts out, giving us top notch records day in and day out. Truth is, Candyland has another single coming soon in the form of an original called “Murda” that will be released on SMOG Records on May 18th. If 12th Planet can get behind it, so can you!

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[Chill] Made In Heights – Slow Burn

Made In Heights
Slow Burn

Made in Heights, a producer/vocalist duo comprised of Sabzi and Kelsey Bulkin, have achieved perfect musical symbiosis creating endlessly enjoyable chilled-out pop tunes. As they prepare to release their next full-length later this month, MIH let loose their latest single earlier today. “Slow Burn” carries a light, textured backdrop layered with playful melodies and a groovy bass line. Bulklin’s somber vocals match that vibe making for a subtly intoxicating listen. Give it a spin above–Made in Heights’ Without My Enemy What Would I Do drops on May 26th and can be pre-ordered on iTunes here.

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