Days Of Lavender (AMTRAC REMIX)
On July 8th of this year, Promises Ltd. released their self-titled debut EP. Since then, they have been quiet on the front of originals, however they’ve dropped two official remixes, one of which comes from the Kentucky producer AMTRAC.
When I think Kentucky, I don’t think electronic music, but AMTRAC is certainly shifting that notion. With his remix he took on the single “Days Of Lavender” and turned it out into a deep, minimalist house record. From start to finish this single is as tasteful as it gets. AMTRAC’s melodic take on the indie-electronic original is quite different, but there’s still a hint of the original’s tone within. It’s a masterful remix that we can’t get enough of, and we think you’ll be on the same boat once you give it a listen.
See You Again(Modern Machines Remix)
After releasing a radio-friendly collaboration with 8 Graves, Modern Machines decided he wasn’t done utilizing the the fellow New Yorker’s vocal. He went ahead and did an official remix of 8 Graves’ single “See You Again.”
Modern Machines took the highly emotional original and flipped it into an equally moving future bass track. Over the course of the past year or so, the New York City producer has been dabbling with different styles, conquering each sound with a different record. With the “See You Again” remix he doesn’t fall short in honoring the original or expressing the chosen style with merit and grace. There are a lot of great Modern Machines records, but this is one of the dopest. Stream it today and be on the lookout for when a download pops up!
Last time we covered the work of Daniel Goldstein, your ninja team was in the building as he delivered a previously-unreleased track “Midnight” during his 12:00 New Year’s set at Snowglobe. Despite the lack of coverage recently, make no mistake Lane 8 has been busy churning out contemporary hits with regularity. Over the past few months our favorite French Express / Anjunadeep collaborator has released a dual EP release in Crush/Divina, a summer mixtape, and a long awaited remix of deadmau5’s all-time classic “Strobe”. This week, he’s given us two surprises: a new release as well as details regarding a nationwide winter tour.
It’s Friday, so here we are with yet another Party Playlist for you. In our 216th edition we have thirteen free downloads for you to help get your weekend going. We start things off with a few laid-back tunes from creators like Nazariff, TastyTreat, and VALENTINE. Then, we move on to some more energetic records from Eliminate, Torro Torro, Goshfather and YOOKiE. We wanted this playlist to end on a heavy note, however Mark John’s new single had to be included, so she closes things out with her track “Before You” to end the night on a more relaxing note. Before the night ends though, make sure to party your pants off and #danceirresponsibly.
’Lady Gaga – Perfect Illusion (Nazariff Remix)’
’TastyTreat X Kid Lizard – U And Me Ft. Madi & Malcolm Anthony’
’Kid Froopy – bb (four missed texts) (VALENTINE Remix)’
’Flosstradamus – Mosh Pit (Eliminate Flip)’
’Torro Torro & Aylen – Designed 4 U’
’Goshfather – CRAZY (Original Mix)’
’Wolgang Gartner & Skrillex – Devil’s Den (Illuminate Bootleg)’
’Fista Cuffs – Transition ft. Brenna v.K.’
’Festivillainz – Wake Up VIP’
’Dillon Francis & NGHTMRE – Need You (YOOKiE Remix)’
’Mark Johns – Before You’
(PC: Felicia Garcia / CRSSD Fest)
San Diego’s Waterfront Park hosted its fourth CRSSD Fest this weekend, a place that’s become home to lovers of electronic music across the entire Southern Californian region. Maintaining a similar aesthetic to the previous CRSSD festivals at the park, the scene was filled with feelings of a tropical escape, an escape that differs only so slightly from that of the city the event is held in, but it’s the difference that gives patrons a feeling that they’ve left home and arrived at a new one. The lineup, as always, was stacked with legends and exciting up and comers alike. TMN had the opportunity to check out the show, and we’ve got a full run-down below.
The fest kicked off its first day with huge names like MK, Justin Martin, Miike Snow, Cashmere Cat, and Bonobo. As per usual, Dirtybird showed up in big numbers, and Justin Martin’s set and Shiba San’s set were ones to remember. There’s always something so special about the Dirtybird crowd. Knowing that all of your lives were probably touched at one point by Shiba’s track “OKAY” is a strong bond that not many other labels can achieve, and Shiba’s set was filled with all the depth and bass one would imagine. Justin Martin’s headlining set drew crowds that were worthy of his talent, and the set was an hour and a half of pure bliss. And while Justin Martin was taking everyone on a journey at one side of the festival, house music legend Marc Kinchen (aka MK) was giving everyone an education on the other side of the fest. Pioneering house music with tracks like “Always” from the 90s, MK has his finger on the pulse of house music now more than ever. We were ecstatic to see him headlining, getting all of the glory that he deserves.
W I S H I W A S
I WANT TO BELIEVE (Ft. Cameron Walker)
Following the success of “We’re Better Than This” and “Cutting Ties”, LA-based producer Wish I Was is back again with another collaboration with singer Cameron Walker, and this might just be their best work yet.
“I Want To Believe” is like The Postal Service meets EDM. A delightful piano melody starts off the tune together with Cameron’s alt-pop vocals. The chorus features a dance beat and sliced up vocal synths, providing an infectious melody perfect for a love song. A series of robotic Daft Punk-like vocals follows and shows the level of production going into the vocal work.
Wish I Was is hitting a home run with this latest release. If you dig his stuff, make sure to check out his On My Mind album released earlier this year.
Ocean (Walker & Royce Remix)
It’s been a hot minute since we last checked in with efficacious Brooklyn house duo Walker & Royce, but today Gavin Royce & Sam Walker have returned to the hallowed grounds of TMN armed with a proper funky house remix premiere for polyrhythmic alt-pop troupe TEACHERS‘ malleable single “Ocean”. After a solid history of original releases for notable institutions like PETS, Dirtybird, and Nurvous; Walker & Royce have tacked their sound to the remix world and come up aces.
Equal parts club-funk, house and straight up funky house, the pair’s take on “Oceans” holds its listener’s attention from the jump. A structural blend of modal harmonies, house roots and prevalent groove holds together Walker & Royce’s transporting of TEACHERS to the dancefloor, and with that subtle use of Kraftwerk tipping vocoder, they’ve crafted a highly addictive remix for our Ninjas to scoot to on this fine Thursday. For our proper house heads, we have a feeling this one will hit you hook, line, and sinker; so do yourself a favor and hit that little play button above before anyone else.