[Get Crunk] Friday Party Playlist (Vol 296)

Who’s ready for the weekend? Pretty much everybody’s answer should be yes, unless you’re obligated to do something you don’t want to partake in, whether that be work or what have you. Regardless of if you’re partying (YAY!) or not (Boo…) we’ve got some great tunes to amp you up. This week we’ve got records from Modern Machines, Madnap, miƶu, A Boy & A Girl, Jinco and more. As is our usual schedule, we kick things off with some pre-game tracks to get you warmed up, then move to the party party and close things out with some chiller after party vibes. Dive in and enjoy! PS, there may or may not be an extra track in this one 😉

’Post Malone – I Fall Apart (Modern Machines Remix)’
’Win and Woo – Chasing Tail (Madnap Remix)’
’Sabrina Claudio – Unravel Me (miƶu Remix)’
’Star Wars – The Imperial March (RayBurger Bootleg)’
’Lunettes Noires & Lodownski – Dexterity (ft. Dexter Nagrom)
’Contrvbvnd – Welcome To The Machine (Original Mix)’
’AViVA – BANDZ (Original Mix)’
’Luca Rezza – Disco Pants (Original Mix)’
’A Boy & A Girl X Popsikl – Lessgo’
’Sex Whales x Hi I’m Ghost – Journey (ft. cluda)’
’Pilament – Rolex’
’Jinco – Hitch (Feat. Valentine)’
’Darci – On My Own’
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[EDM] Insomniac Records Releases EDC Las Vegas 2018 Compilation

One of the biggest projects every year is the EDC Compilation. This makes complete sense, given the festival is one of the biggest event productions in the world. This year Insomniac Records brought some recent classics back, along with some fresh new heat to fill out their 2018 catalog.

They start things off with a major “FUN” collaboration between Kaskade, BROHUG, Mr. Tape and Madge. From there we get twenty-eight other songs from the likes of Chris Lake, Dr. Fresch, Parker, 12th Planet, Bijou, Dirty Monkey, YOOKiE and so many more. With a wide range of genres, there’s a little something for every one in this compilation. It’s getting us warmed up for EDC; be on the lookout for us ninjas there! Lastly, make sure to add the compilation to your digital library.

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[TMN Interview & Album Review] The Bones of J.R. Jones’ Third Studio Album: Ones to Keep Close

 

“Listening to music is a deeply personal experience and the way one interacts with any art reflects their past.”

 

There’s something distinctly recognizable about American music– whether it goes by blues, roots, Americana, or any similar moniker. Stylistically it’s always soulbaringly expository; a reflection of our rich history of diverse musical influences. There are always those creations that are unmistakably the product of America; sounds that capture the grit of the swampy south, the loneliness of our dusty highways, and the solitude in our mountains. In his third studio album Ones to Keep Close, The Bones of J.R. Jones manages to capture all of these sounds.

 

As the production of solo-artist Jonathon Linaberry, The Bones of J.R. Jones keeps alive the flavors of genres and styles long past their original heyday. In order to better understand the man and the process responsible, check out the interview below:

 

TMN: Can you tell me about some of your influences and what you’ve taken from each of them?


My influences range quite the spectrum… but if I had to pick a handful I would say Son House for his passion and, Springsteen for his melodies, and Tom Waits for his sense of theater.

TMN: If you could get into a room with any musician, contemporary or historic, to make a song, who would it be and why?

 

JL: It would be Howlin Wolf. Nobody can write a swinging blues riff like him.

TMN: You’ve been known to find solace and inspiration in your farmhouse in the Catskills. Can you tell us more about your creative process?

 

JL: There’s not much of a process. It’s more of just sitting still and turning [off] all computers and electronic devices. Forcing myself to do that and forcing myself to be stimulated in other ways is the best to get the creative juices flowing.

TMN: How did you come to acquire your distinctively American sound?

 

JL: Can’t say why that happened. I suppose it’s just the music I fell in love with growing up. You hear something and it resonates with you at moment. It creates an experience for you. That’s something that will stay with you for the rest of your life.

TMN: Were there any seminal moments in your life that influenced your musical ear?

 

JL: For sure, hearing Blind Lemon Jefferson in a dorm room my first year in college changed my trajectory. I wouldn’t be doing what I do now if I hadn’t stumbled in that room so many years ago.

TMN: How would you describe the Americana/blues/soul sound of today? (i.e. where’s the music coming from, what are the themes/messages)


JL: I think there’s a lot of different school of blues. Some try to stay true to their roots. I think that’s it’s own form of respect for where the blues came from. Other’s take what’s been done and try to innovate a bit… in my humble opinion many times that crashes and burns. There is the rare instance where someone comes across and something truly unique and it’s a success… but I feel like that’s few and far between.

TMN: When you aren’t creating music, what do you like to listen to? Any other genres or sounds that you’re a fan of?


JL: I listen to a lot of jazz. Roy Eldridge and Chet Baker is always in rotation these days.

TMN: On lead single “Burden”, you write that “it came out of a place where people search for someone to share the weight of the world”. How has emotional isolation, even loneliness, shaped you as a musician? As a person?

 

JL: It’s shaped quite a bit. I travel by myself. I play music by myself. Spending four weeks on the road by yourself can’t help but influence every facet of your life… socially, creatively or personally.

TMN: Is there a message behind Ones to Keep Close? What would you like to tell your friends as they listen to the album?

 

JL: There is no overall theme or message per se. The record as a whole was an attempt from me to try something a little new. To grow beyond my other records. As a result, it sounds bigger, fuller and hopefully a little more thoughtful. I don’t like telling people what to take away from my music. Listening to music is a deeply personal experience and the way someone interacts with any art reflects their past. If the music is any good it should creates it own theme with the listener. That’s what I hope to do.

Ones to Keep Close is a creation that blends together Linaberry’s diverse influences as a musician, while paying homage to the tenets and traditions of each. As Linaberry says during the interview, he stays true to his roots and his roots are his own– showing respect to his predecessors in the process. Though strictly a solo artist (playing every instrument) in the past, Linaberry incorporates the talents of his friends, artist Nicole Atkins and producer Rob Niederpruem for this latest production.

The whole album is orchestrated around making you feel something; loneliness, exuberance, energy. It has been described as a “stomp-along” experience, and the track titled “The Drop” certainly stands out in this regard. I envisioned hearing this song coming out of a jukebox in a dimly-lit bar on the side of a highway, as you hear the crack of a pool table in the back. “I See You”, a 180 bpm track that ups the album’s pace significantly, ends with classic-blues style triplets that conjure images of American muscle cars doing burnouts. The tracks “Please” and “Sister” employ the use of gospel-inspired call-and-response and hymnal organs, making you feel as though they should heard on the church bench. Ones to Keep Close sounds like the embodiment of American life and culture heard through the lens of music. As you listen to Linaberry’s latest album, think about what feelings the music invokes for you and how that could be a reflection of your past.

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nøll – breathe [TMN Premiere]

nøll
breathe

Today the Texas talent nøll drops his debut EP, the empty set. We’ve got the opportunity to premiere the closing track “breathe” for you right here in the dojo. This ethereal treat will start your weekend off nicely.

One thing that is apparent right from the start of “breathe” is that it’s going to be an ultimate dose of musical relaxation. From its vibe to the lyrics, this track is definitely one that you want to jam to by yourself, in some headphones with your eyes closed. It can be enjoyed elsewhere, but to really let it take hold of your mind and sooth your soul, perform the former. nøll flexes a unique, simple composition whose power rests in its minimalism. Enjoy the first listen here and make sure to check out the full EP on Spotify.

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[Electronic] Autograf – Dead Soon Remixes EP

The good ol’ creatives that make up Autograf have recently unveiled remixes for their single “Dead Soon” that’s still gaining its own steam. Augmenting the heat are three remixers who have completely different takes on the original. They’re all fire and all flips the original deserved.

First we kick things off with a future bass cut from Scorsi that rides its wave of synths right into the pleasure centers of your brain. Next comes Detroit’s Golf Clap with one of the coolest, grooviest remixes we’ve heard in a bit. Lastly, the Birthdayy Partyy twins turn up the energy to astonishing levels with their bass-driven take that pays homage to the electro house sounds of the 2012 era, while bringing everything forward to 2018. All together, this is an EP you need in your library.

PS, if you didn’t check the chill mix, we’ve got you covered here too 😉

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[Dubstep] Stabby – Blade EP

Oh Stabby, you dirty dirty man. There’s been a lot of great dubstep that has come out this year, but Stabby’s new EP on Buygore, Blade, slices through most everything else with ease and stands above the bloody mess tall and proud. Although he’s been one of the best up and comers, Stabby solidifies himself further in huge way with this EP.

In just three tracks Stabby shows why, without a doubt, he deserves your attention. It’s one of those projects where you really can’t pick a favorite and when you finally do, upon listening through again your change your mind and are left wondering, how can all three of these be so damn good? We don’t know the answer, we can try to talk about what sounds and motifs make up each track, but it’s better if we just let it simmer on your ears. Blade speaks for itself. And it also needs to be added to your library.

’Stabby – First Duel’
’Stabby – Musket’
’Stabby & Chime – Permadeath’
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[Hip-Hop] Armani White – casablanco freestyle (ft. Sango)

Armani White
casablanco freestyle (ft. Sango)

The Philly to LA rapper Armani White has some big things coming. He’s got a major debut project on the way, but in the mean time he’s shared its lead single, as well as the “casablanco freestyle” that we’ve got for you today. Featuring the producer Sango, this heater is not something you’ll want to pass by without engaging.

Armani really brought the flames on this one and so did Sango with a beat that is hood majestic. Although Armani states that this isn’t like what is coming on his upcoming project, we’re still excited all the same. “casablanoc freestyle” breathes a confident creative edge that is sharp and cool. If you’re not adding this to your Spotify playlist, then you’re depriving your future self and your friends.

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