JP Cooper – When the Darkness Comes [TMN PREMIERE]

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JP Cooper
When the Darkness Comes

It’s always difficult to pull ourselves out of bed come Monday morning, especially if we just came off an epic weekend. Well, we found ourselves in that situation this morning, but it wasn’t as difficult to jump up and get on our computers. You can probably guess why, but if not, we’ll fill you in. It’s because of “When the Darkness Comes.”

Following up on the successful release of “Satellite,” neo-soul singer/songwriter JP Cooper once again displays his musical dexterity, providing listeners with a delightful taste of his sparkling talent. Set to uplifting tempo of soaring piano chords, short bursts of brass, interspersed guitar strums, and haunting gospel-style hums, “When the Darkness Comes” surges with truly radiant songwriting ingenuity.

The impassioned lyrics remind of us of other timeless pieces, glowing with the undeniable energy of Cooper’s embracing tone, range, and cadence. In a slight state of awe, we’re left saying, “2015 should be one hell of a year for this Manchester-based talent.”

And it will. “When the Darkness Comes” drops in January on an EP that boasts the same name, and we’re pretty damn sure it’s going to make some waves. Make sure to pre-order your copy by clicking here.

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[Deep] Dinnerdate – Want You EP

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Munich’s Dinnerdate is rounding out a stellar year in the best way possible with his first official EP, Want You, hitting Beatport a few days ago. The title song sticks to his deep chilled roots, and highlights the progression in his signature sound throughout 2014. As has become custom with Simon, beautiful piano melodies accompany catchy vocal sampling for a truly addictive vibe that is easy to listen to, but hard to stop. It’s an immediate change-up with the second track ‘Leech’, as gritty bass paves the way for a club-friendly atmosphere. Far from post-midnight filler though, the creativity in the guitar sampling showcases a complexity in his music that is evidence of hours dedicated to serious studio refinement. We’re always excited to hear the results of this blood, sweat and tears, so go grab a copy on Beatport if you’re feeling it too.

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Want You
Dinnerdate
Leech
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[Soul/R&B] Raye – Bet U Wish

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BET U WISH

I don’t even know where to start writing about this song.
Young London artist Raye is back with her single ‘Bet U Wish’, a heartwrenching song about cheating and the awful consequences for one night of infidelity. Raye has been on our radar since she came into a picture just a few months ago because she has a voice that resembles Rihanna, and lyrics that are older beyond her years but are exactly on point with each individual emotion sung. Raye knows how to sing a song that feels as if she is speaking to each listener individually who has gone through the emotional trenches just like her. Her ability to make you feel the song, especially the brokenness within this single, is consequently stunning. Make sure to check out her whole debut EP ‘Welcome To The Winter’ released a few days ago, I bet you wish you could hear more from her soon.

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The Chill Dojo #111

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This is probably the most unconventional start to the Chill Dojo in any of its 110 editions past, but this creative take on the timeless Seinfeld theme is too good not to put front and center in kicking things off. Melbourne-based Abelard has crafted something truly unique here, bringing a smooth and funky interpretation to the theme song many hold dear to their hearts. Too often the value of remixes like this don’t extend too far beyond their novelty, but in this case ‘Seinwave’ offers both a melodic delight in its own right as well as a tasteful homage to the legendary 90′s series. Bravo.

It’s difficult to follow an act like that, but thankfully Brooklyn duo Chordashian have provided some smoothness which flows seamlessly onward into the playlist. The 100bpm format provides the perfect canvas for this bouncy version of Gambino’s ’3005′, complete with nu-disco vibes and vocal sampling driving the groove from start to finish. It’s all about the funk this week, and Touch Sensitive are dishing up our next serving of sweet sounds that will prove too hard to resist. It takes some proper imagination to implement acapella chops like these, but the results are an overwhelmingly feel-good tune that will wash out all the negative in your day and replace it with an unbreakable desire to dance. The jive continues (albeit a little less intense) thanks to the latest from Penthouse Penthouse, who switch on some jazzy chords and a spacey vibe for ‘Can’t See Love’. This one makes butter seem difficult to cut, and yet has more layers than we could possibly count. Sebastian Carter has been a consistent contributor to the Dojo in recent times, with clean mellow mixes that make for the perfect chillout atmosphere. His latest remix of ‘Jupiter Grayscale’ may be his most polished to date, with a subtle touch of tropical ideal for those long summer nights with friends.

The list of fresh sounds extends far longer than that though, so make sure to sample everything we’ve prepared. Peace out.

Abelard
☆SEINWAVE☆2000☆
Childish Gambino
3005 (Chordashian Remix)
Touch Sensitive
Teen Idols
Penthouse Penthouse & Promnite
Cant See Love (Lately)
Gallant
Jupiter Grayscale (Sebastian Carter Remix)
Dinnerdate
Want You
Daniele Di Martino
Join (Original Mix)
MLĀNO & Niven Peacock
IZBL
Niia x WKND
BTSTU (Dont Fvck With Me)
Rootkit
Carry Me Away
Ella Henderson
Yours (Tobtok Remix)
Felix Jaehn
I Do
Kygo
Firestone (Ft. Conrad)
KLP
Medicine (Lennart Richter Remix)
R Kelly
Ignition Remix (Viceroy Jet Life Remix)
Carmada
Carmalude
Sia
Big Girls Cry (ODESZA Remix)
Hatch
New Direction (pham Remix)
Corbu
Neon Hallway (Autograf Remix)
Loui & Scibi
Dont Lie (Satin Jackets Remix)
Loui & Scibi
Dont Lie (Hot Sand Remix)
Amy Steele
The Wolves (Kartell Remix)
Blackstreet
No Diggity (Figgy Remix)
Ciara
Body Party (Show Clothes Remix)
Tom Misch & Carmody
Release You
Meiko
Leave The Lights On (Cobalt Rabbit Remix)
Jack Garratt
I Couldnt Want You Anyway (Tyde Remix)
WATERBED
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Spoon
Inside Out (Tycho Remix)
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A Walk (Titanics Remix)
Wolfgang Gartner
Unholy feat. Bobby Saint (Popeska Remix)
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[TMN Resident Artist for December] Danny Howard

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We would like to give a warm US welcome to our Resident Artist for December who is making his debut North America tour starting today in Chicago. Ladies and gentlemen, the highly talented electronic producer Mr. Danny Howard. You may not know this incredible artist very much yet and that’s ok, one of our jobs is to help you to get to know him and his music better. He also has only been around a few years, and in those few years has made some big jumps with his music. It all started in 2011 when he claimed the prize of ‘BBC Radio 1’s Superstar DJ’. Since then he has made a name for himself on the island of Ibiza and taken up many European residencies. Howard currently hosts BBC Radio 1’s ‘Saturday Dance Anthems Show’ and launched a new show with Sirius XM ‘Nothing Else Matters’ that runs every Saturday night. In 2013 he launched his first album ‘Clubbers Guide’ from Ministry of Sound which peaked at #1 on iTunes dance music charts.
The perfect artist to start this winter season off with a bang and some electronic melody madness, we are beyond excited to have this European phenomena take over the ninja website. Welcome Danny, we hope you are ready for an incredible month!

Tour Dates:
Saturday 12/6/2014 TORONTO, ON HOXTON
Monday 12/8/2014 LAS VEGAS, NV MARQUEE
Thursday 12/11/2014 LOS ANGELES, CA LURE
Friday 12/12/2014 SF, CA RUBY SKYE
Saturday 12/13/2014 SEATTLE, WA FOUNDATION

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[Future R&B] salute – Real Cool (Feat. Vanessa Elisha)

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Real Cool (featuring Vanessa Elisha)

Christmas has come early this year ninjas, as we’ve just been gifted our second song of the week featuring the very talented Vanessa Elisha. This time around, the sultry songstress links up with UK producer salute for a new single off his upcoming Silver Tides EP. The result is a “Real Cool” mixture of intricate, percolating synths, skittering snares and intoxicating vocals that’ll transport you to a state of pure nirvana. After about 250 straight listens, it’s safe to say “Real Cool” might be one of our favorite releases of the week, and we highly suggest you check out salute’s EP whenever it drops via his Dime Club imprint.

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[Event Preview] Benoit & Sergio – 12/6 – Bardot

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The smorgasbord of sound surrounding Miami Art Basel continues this evening at one of our favorite spots, Bardot. Tonight we’ll have the pleasure of Ghostly International’s Benoit & Sergio leading the way on our tantalizing trek in to the house music unknown. Alongside the Washington D.C. duo will be DJ Three (native Floridian and Hallucienda Records owner), Valentin Stip, and Miami’s own Uchi. Underground enchantment is sure to abound in the plethora of melody supplied by these performers. Early bird tickets have already sold out, so be sure to get your general admission tickets here while you still can. See you there!

Benoit & Sergio
Your Darkness
DJ Three
Robot Heart
A1. Valentin Stip
Groom Lake
Slap & Tickle Podcast: Episode 024
Uchi
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