Anyone who grew up in the ringtone rap era will recognize this beat in a second. It’s none other than one hit wonder Baby Boy da Prince’s “The Way I Live” which we can still recite every line to although it came out in 2007. Clearly, it had a huge impact on our generation as Skizzy Mars, always known for keeping his ear to the ground, wipes off the dust and spits his own over it. It’s the perfect cumulation of a childhood well-spent and this track is now officially all Skiz’s. Mars always has something up his sleeve so be on the lookout for more material from the young rapper and soon.
The Portland duo of Shadows On Stars are quickly becoming one of our favorite 1-2 team in music today. They blew us away with their gorgeous covers of Lykke Li and Aalyiah and kept us going with sultry, emotional, eclectic original pieces. Chi Duly, mashup artist turned bonafide producer, creates incredible soundscapes that words can’t begin to describe and the beautiful Randa Leigh takes it home from there. This is one of the few artists where we encourage you to dig through their entire discography; it’s that good. Oh by the way, the Mad Men sample takes this to the next level.
Beating Heart (Steve James Remix)
Progressive house is the gift that keeps on giving. While the spotlight of the electronic music scene has shifted onwards to big room house, future bass, and trap, progressive house producers continue to churn out excellent product like it’s 2011 in Sweden all over again. Steve James just might be the future of the subgenre so it’s with great pleasure that we are able to share this one today. Ellie Goulding is a supreme being and every producer dreams about the day when they can make their own remix of her ethereal talent. James takes that step in his career with “Beating Heart”. It’s a gorgeous melody interwoven beautifully with Ellie’s vocals and you can expect this one to be a TMN favorite for months to come!
hunt for the breeze
You know your music stands for something when you get the official approval from Diplo, himself. Since hitting this milestone as an artist, Hunt for the Breeze, has drawn in listeners and support from all around. Almost 2 weeks ago, HFTB dropped his latest original, “Aquanaut”, and sent us into hi-hat solo heaven. With no team helping push this song, the D.C. producer decided to casually upload “Aquanaut” on a Saturday night…turn down for what, right? In little to no time, HFTB instantly captured our attention in this lucid, underwater, dream-like original. Filled with orchestral horns, enchanting synths, and a massive tea party full of trippy hi-hats, “Aquanaut” is the ideal song to go take a quick little skinny dip in the pool to. With that being said, you should definitely download this freebie today and let the clothes melt right off your skin.
Mirror Maru (Melvv Bootleg)
There’s something truly enticing about this bootleg of Cashmere Cat’s “Mirror Maru” from Milwaukee producer, Melvv. We don’t see too many solid edits/remixes/bootlegs of Cashmere’s infectious productions, however, that changed when Melvv popped up into our lives. His take on “Mirror Maru” left us in a much happier, peppy state of mind; flooded with catchy beats, jivey piano melodies, and those oh so tasty Cashmere Cat elements, Melvv sends us to heaven and back in this bouncy bootleg. This might be the tune of the day, but we’ll leave that up to you to decide. Grab your free download and saturate your Saturday with some Cashmere and Melvv because we’re off to go hunt for more music to feed you.
Ms Fat Booty (WoodysProduce Summer Citrus Remix)
Mos Def may go down in the history books as one of the greatest hip-hop lyricists of all time. As far as I’m concerned, it’s and Andre 3000′s game to lose at this point. Though he has moved into new mediums, there is no denying his artistic capabilities and Ms. Fat Booty was years ahead of its time when it first came out. WoodysProduce is quickly becoming one of Los Angeles’ best kept secret and on his last effort for his Summer Citrus series, he brings new school sounds to the old school classic. Laying down some original guitar work and resampling Aretha’s “One Step Ahead”, the entire composition of the track is shifted and we think you’ll find this version is better suited for your partying needs.
Midnight (Carneyval Remix)
Whether you like their music or not, there is no denying that Coldplay has one of the most dynamic sounds in the mainstream music arena today. No two songs are alike and Chris Martin is like the male Ellie Goulding. Therefore, it’s easy to see why every one is eager is to not only seek musical influence from the juggernauts but also feed off their creativity with their own pieces. Take Carneyval’s remix of “Midnight” for example. By reading the title, you may think the budding New Orleans soundscaper simply reworked a melody or two and called it his own and that is where you are wrong. Carneyval, quite a musician himself, wrote and performed the melodies you hear above on his own piano as well as every other component of the track as well. Yes, that is original saxophone we are hearing as well. The only Coldplay in this song is Martin’s vocals, a true remix.