[House] Sailors – Feels So Good

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Sailors
Feels So Good

Alan & Diego, or Sailors, are two brothers out of Moneterrey, Mexico with a huge passion for music and some really incredible talent. After producing for 7 years just as a hobby, the gifted producers started to create a real name for themselves and thus Sailors was born. Their tracks are nothing short of soothing and genre-less. In only a few months they have managed to rack up over 2 million SoundCloud plays! Calming vocals, out of this world drums and captivating melodies, “Feel So Good” sold me within seconds and you will be too after you press play.

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[Indie] Misterwives – “Our Own House” [ALBUM REVIEW]

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In an indie music scene becoming more and more saturated by the week, it’s becoming more important than ever to stand out amongst your peers, both sonically and professionally. Some rely more on marketing than talent to get by (and are generally well-known) while some may be the next great thing but can never find an audience. It’s very rare to find a combination of the two, and Misterwives may be TMN’s favorite of the bunch. They have built a wonderful strategy to build up a genuine, organic fanbase from the bottom up and are making all the right moves to stay in the spotlight for years to come. And when the fans come to their intimate, yet explosive, live shows (which we’ll get into later), this New York quintet puts their talent where their mouth is and rocks out. On their debut album, “Our Own House”, they quickly turn the heads of anyone who wasn’t yet on the hype train.

From start to finish, this album is one wild ride you won’t want to get off of. The album starts off with the title track and while it takes a bit to build up, the energy carries on through the next five tracks until we reach “Coffins”, our personal favorite off the album. Absolutely gorgeous harmony work that would make even Lykke Li blush. From there on out, it’s all euphoria to the end of the album in “Queens”. In all honesty, this album is like a cracked out lovechild of Matt & Kim and Monsters & Men and we couldn’t love it more.

If you like what you hear and you live in the US, chances are you’re in luck. Misterwives are kicking off their own national tour this week and stopping on both coasts and everywhere in between (If you’re at the Columbus show and recognize me, I’ll buy you a drink. A full list of tour dates can be found here and don’t forget to pick up “Our Own House”, out today!

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[Synth-Pop/Chill] Night Drive – Easy to Lie

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Night Drive
Easy To Lie (Original Mix)

While swimming through the standard sea of press e-mails and Soundcloud feeds, the day for this writer began to feel rather bleak musically. That is until Austin, TX duo Night Drive and their newest single “Easy to Lie” made it no less than one bar into its brooding pulse of nostalgic 80′s synth-pop. The pair’s nostalgic view on electro-pop sometimes deviates more closely towards the bubblier side of things, but their latest dip into more introspective lyricism and gloomier instrumentation marks our favorite release from the pair’s studio thus far. And previous Night Drive fanboys and girls need not fret either, as “Easy to Lie” is still dripping with doses of powerful pop synthesizers, but this time around they’re reeled back with the surgical precision to simultaneously highlight its emotive center ever so beautifully. “Easy to Lie” comes as the second taste of an upcoming debut full-length Sound Control Records, hopefully due out later this year. Let this one close out your day of school or work perfectly. We did.

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The Trap Dojo 2015 Revival [MP3 PLAYLIST]

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It’s been almost 6 months since our last Trap Dojo, so we had no choice but to revive this glorious playlist in 2015. First up we have a single off of Brodinski’s forthcoming album on Warner Brothers featuring Bloody Jay on vocals and some sexy future bass vibes. Next up is a heater from upcoming producer KRNE, and it’s a remix of Rihanna that is about as weird as it gets. TastyTreat and BLACKMONDAY linked up for this glorious remix of Cathedrals track “Want My Love” that just dropped for free on Neon Gold Records for FREE. 2015 is going to be Troyboi’s year and this new one with icekream titled “The Gift” is just one example of whats in store. This next one from dabow is an incredibly forward banger titled “look around”, don’t sleep on this one. Now we got GoldLink spitting some bars over one of Falcons throwback tracks from a couple years ago titled “VROOM”. TWRK’s most recent Mad Decent release is titled “Spring Break” and features The Rejektz and Dougie F, plus it’s FREE. Sam Gellaitry hopefully will take over the world in 2015, and his most recent “Short Stories EP” is for sure making waves on the interwebs, don’t sleep. Also make sure to check out the rest of the tracks featuring: SLANDER, NGHTMRE, oshi, Cosmo’s Midnight, EPROM, San Holo, Unlike Pluto, Kick Raux, Ta-ku, Jaden Smith, Graves, Instant PArt!, Quix and YUNG BAE. Cheers.

Brodinski feat. Bloody Jay
US (explicit)
KRNE
Dollar Sines
Cathedrals
Want My Love (TastyTreat X BLACK MONDAY Remix)
TroyBoi x icekream
The Gift
dabow
look around
GoldLink & Falcons
Vroom
TWRK
Spring Break (feat. The Rej3ctz & Dougie F)
Sam Gellaitry
the end
Sam Gellaitry
to earth and back
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to earth and back (oshi remix)
FLOSSTRADAMUS
Drop Top ft. Travis Porter (Party Favor & Meaux Green Remix)
Cosmos Midnight
Phantasm feat. Nicole Millar (2k15emotionalVIP)
SLANDER & NGHTMRE
POWER
Unlike Pluto & KickRaux
Palace
The Glitch Mob
Skullclub (EPROM Remix)
TA
KU x JADEN SMITH
San Holo
We Rise NEST047
PYRMDPLAZA
Glassss (Gravez Remix)
YUNG BAE
she said yes and i danced in the snow
Instant Party! & QUIX
Caviar
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[Hip-Hop] BMB Spacekid – FBGM (feat. GoldLink)

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BMB Spacekid
FBGM ft. Goldlink

Following a top-notch release with Falcons last week,  GoldLink keeps the quality music coming, collaborating with yet another unique producer in St. Petersburg’s BMB SpacekidDiverging slightly from the future bounce beats GoldLink often accompanies, the Russian producer creates a silky smooth, dynamic instrumental. Even over a different backdrop, GL maintains his hard-hitting delivery, albeit slightly slowed down, and raw style of lyricism during his appearance. At about the 1:30 mark, BMB’s production takes over as he slows the tempo giving a chopped and screwed vibe. Give this jam a spin above–you can grab the single on iTunes now.

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[NEW] Snakehips & Tory Lanez – Dímelo

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Corporate involvement in music often comes under scrutiny, but Adidas Originals’ partnership with Yours Truly for the #SongsFromScratch series has been one of the most important recent endeavors in music. Uniting artists who typically wouldn’t collaborate, the program has churned out some of the most prolific creations in recent memory. The latest entry in the series is an international affair, as we find Canadian extraordinaire Tory Lanez striking up a partnership with the UK’s Snakehips for “Dímelo.”

“Dímelo” is a perfect blending of both Tory’s and Snakehips’ individual styles. “Dímelo” shares much of the whimsical charm of a typical Snakehips production but with an added hip-hop flare. Tory on the other hand abandons his grittier, more lo-fi sound in favor of something a bit more upbeat, though his swagger remains tightly intact.

Listen to the tune above and make sure to watch the process that went behind the single at the official Songs From Scratch website. Also feel free to check out our recent interview with Tory Lanez as well.

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Houdini – Holding On [TMN PREMIERE]

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Houdini
Holding On

Swedish rockers, Houdini, are fresh faces to the alternative scene, but their presence on their three prior releases feels much more established than that. “Holding On” is a rambunctious track that utilizes reverb soaked guitars and the husky voice of the lead vocalist to harness any and all angst possible out of the scorned relationship that the lyrics describe.

This title track off their upcoming EP is looking to grasp an audience with gritty, yet pining choruses that catch the ear and make you feel a little something at the same time. These former school mates are continuously breaking new ground with each tune they create, and we are just as excited as they are to see where they go from here.

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