[House] Lana Del Rey – Ultraviolence (Hotel Garuda Remix)

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Lana Del Rey
Ultraviolence (Hotel Garuda Remix)

Do you know what time it is ninjas? It’s time for another Lana Del Rey remix to make those moody Mondays not so moody. We know, Lana is pretty much the Adele of 2014, but we don’t see her fading off anytime soon because a) Lana has fiery redhair (biased) and b) her eerie, sadgirl music makes it more fun for producers to spice things up a bit. Today we are stoked to give you the latest House hit by NYC/LA producers, Hotel Garuda, with their stellar take on Lana’s “Ultraviolence”.

The moment we pressed play, we found ourselves falling down the rabbit hole into a place where we were instantly seduced by 90′s synths, beachy basslines, and Lana’s flawless voice. Hotel Garuda turned this classic song into something truly extraordinary and we can’t seem to stop listening. If anything, we think this remix is symbolic to that of a siren in which we are sent into an elusive trance and we haven’t yet snapped out of it. These guys definitely know how to enchant their listeners – maybe too well…

If you make it out of this remix alive and want to experience the magic in a live setting, make sure to catch Hotel Garuda next month (9/26) at Webster Hall in NYC along with Tropical House king, Thomas Jack.

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Flosstradamus talk about Lollapalooza, Deep Dish Pizza & The Matrix [TMN Exclusive Interview]

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Very few artists can ever truly be called visionaries, but Flosstradamus are just that. Over two years since they released their remix of Major Lazer‘s “Original Don,” the duo have established themselves as luminaries of the trap genre, playing a pivotal role in bringing the genre to the forefront of the electronic and hip-hop music scenes. Though they’ve had plenty of naysayers along the way, the group have helped prove that not only is trap music not just a fad, but it’s an integral part of the future of music. The two have paved the way for countless of our favorite artists here at TMN, inspiring a whole generation of artists along the way. Their latest single, “Rebound,” showcases the pair’s passion for creativity, while also demonstrating their versatility and ability to adapt to a constantly shifting musical landscape. All that really means is that Flosstradamus should continue being a power in the scene for years to come.

We caught up with Josh and Curt at this year’s Lollapalooza and found out what they had to say about the trap genre, their plans for the future, and their festival experiences among other things.

TMN: First of all, how does it feel to be playing Lollapalooza, especially two years after you were banned from performing in the city of Chicago? Has it been kind of like a homecoming for you?

Josh: Oh dude, it’s awesome man. This is our hometown, so hometown crowd, especially after being banned and getting kicked off of Mad Decent Block Party here and all that, so it means a lot for us. It’s Curt’s birthday today–there’s a lot of special things coming together. This is the fourth time we’ve played Lollapalooza, all of our family and friends are here, it’s just perfect man. It’s just perfect.

TMN: That’s awesome man. How does it compare to other festivals you’ve played at this year? Just as you mentioned, it’s Curt’s birthday, it’s a homecoming, so this one must be more meaningful to you.

Curt: This one was definitely more surreal than a lot of them, but we’ve been doing a lot of the Mad Decent Block Parties throughout the summer and those have been great. We’re always touring with all of our friends, like Diplo, Dillon Francis, Riff Raff, all those dudes.

TMN: So it’s really just like a huge party for you guys.

Curt: Yeah, it’s just good. It’s like a fun little road trip with our friends, so those have been really good, but I mean nothing can beat this. This is Lolla. It’s hard to even explain.

TMN: Exactly, you’ve got the city of Chicago, urban atmosphere…

Curt: Yeah, looking at the skyline from the stage was crazy.

Josh: Dude, that’s so dope with the skyline. That’s a great view.

TMN:  One thing we wanted to mention, it’s amazing to see just how much trap has expanded in the last few years, to the point that we now even have subgenres of trap. As true pioneers of the genre yourselves, what are your thoughts on how it’s evolved so far, and where do you see it heading into the future? What ways do you think you can push that expansion?

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[Indie] Leo Stannard – Why Don’t We

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Leo Stannard
Why Don't We

That moment during your coffee shop session when you allow yourself to be distracted from your smartphone, and crooned to by the tune of a classical guitar and the husky voice of its owner instead – That’s the moment I have every time I hear Leo Stannard’s, “Why Don’t We”. With hints of Landon Pigg x John Mayer, the Leicester native brings out the light and shade in his vocals, putting listeners at sheer ease. It’s a challenging decision to determine which version of the track we like more, so we’ve supplied both acoustic and studio versions to remedy any possible remnants of stress you might have before the weekend.

The 18 year young, acoustic and indie singer/songwriter is currently unsigned, but rest assured that his status is merely temporary. Leo Stannard’s second EP Notions, featuring “Why Don’t We” drops on the 1st of October. Don’t miss it.

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[Indie Disco] Saint Pepsi – Fall Harder

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Saint Pepsi
Fall Harder

Not too long ago, we came across an artist that would forever make us swoon until ends meet. Not only did his previous song, “Fiona Coyne”, make us go back and re-watch every episode of Degrassi: The Next Generation, but it gave us all the reason to abuse the shit out of the replay button. If you haven’t picked up on our clues, we are talking about Saint Pepsi. Now that his tasty name is making its rounds across outlets of all sorts, the young producer has proved to us that he is on his way to becoming next Passion Pit of our time. With a huge statement like that, we have nothing but confidence in his music because it sure does speak for itself when you end up being the most blogged about artist in a little under a month. Who knows, maybe we could see his name at Coachella in the near future? A ninja can only hope so.

Just last week, Saint Pepsi released the latest gem, “Fall Harder” off his newly released EP out now on Carpark Records. As tastemakers, we are put to the challenge when it comes down to analyzing sound waves and putting them into words. Conceptually that just seems like too much to process all at once, however, when the music is as good as what we have for you today then the words just seem to naturally flow. “Fall Harder” is just auditory proof that sound is evolving into a more organic, happy state. With its 80′s style Breakfast Club guitar riffs, cheerful synth progression, and easily some of the most adorable lyrics since Jason Mraz’s “I’m Yours”, Saint Pepsi makes us fall even harder in love with his productions. If you’re just now tuning out for the day then you dropped by at the perfect time, so why don’t you just press play and drown out the white noise around you.

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[House] David Vrong – Breaking Out ft. Amaëlle

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Breaking Out

For a sublime display of uplifting house, look no further than David Vrong’s new single “Breaking Out” on Ultra Music. Relatively new on the scene, Swedish producer Vrong has worked with Belgian singer Amaëlle for this release, whose gorgeous vocals complement the catchy beat wonderfully.

An artist who was initially spotted by fellow Swede John Dahlback, it’s clear to see how. An infectious remix of Lunde Bros “Jump Up” came out on Dahlback’s label earlier this year, and captured some serious dynamics and groove. For “Breaking Out”, Vrong uses elevating piano chords and a progressive rhythm to reach a climax, with all layers coming together incredibly smoothly.

Upbeat, bassy and groove-filled,  you can add “Breaking Out” to your collection here. 

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[Indie Rock] In-Flight Safety – Animals

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In Flight Safety
Animals

You can credit Canada with many a triumph: having mountains of music to admire being one of them. We could write essays on Broken Social Scene’s quiet conquering of all things indie-rock. Or Braids’ fixation with curating ethereal evening atmospherics. But let’s not discuss that, because in “Animals,” Canadian band In-Flight Safety have delivered a guitar driven dalliance that’s well worth chatting about.

Think the sophisticated swoon of Interpol, but exchange the introspection for a somewhat simmering and pop driven performance. Not the serious and composed exterior of Paul Banks or Matt Bellinger, but instead dulcet, demure tones that underlie a playful and summery soundscape.

Without being sultry or self conscious, “Animals” is an exhibition of nu-indie featuring the care free confidence of the 90′s gone by.

As the remnants of summer start to subside, In-Flight Safety deliver a dose of sun sprayed exuberance, before the winter encroaches upon our ears.

Note: Don’t google in-flight safety without the addition of ‘band’. You may stumble across a lecture relaying the perils of carrying your pets as cargo: there’s a high mortality rate involved in this process.

“Animals” is taken from the band’s forthcoming album Conversationalist, releasing 22nd of September via Conehead UK.

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Racing Glaciers – Don’t Wait for Me [TMN PREMIERE]

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It’s difficult to focus on much of anything as of late, considering the tremendous amount of turmoil the world is currently engulfed in. From the toxicity coming from ISIS to the uprising of an entire community over excessive use of force in Ferguson, humanity is slowly walking in the shadows of a dark time right now. It’s one that won’t be remedied any time soon, which is causing the collective mental state of those witnessing these times to feel incapacitated with grief, fear, and uncertainty.

It’s encouraged to do your part in helping others overcome these difficult times, making sure that you’re supportive of your community and even those that you may not be a part of. However, it’s also important for us to make time for ourselves, ensuring that we don’t succumb to the overwhelming negativity. For us, that escape has been and always will be music.

The sun is going to wake you up
Through the salt, I’m coming
And the sound is going to pick you up
Through the silence, I’m coming

With a bit of a melancholy morning on our hands, Macclesfield based five-piece Racing Glaciers have an aptly timed tune with this premiere. “Don’t Wait for Me” comes off their newest EP, which carries the name of this title track. Focused on vocal range and remarkable lyrical finesse, this song carries a heavy sound brought to life with interspersed sections of crystal-clean guitar work and an absolutely stunning solo. The drums start off a bit understated, only to follow a truly cinematic path, surging alongside the guitar solo with heavy cymbal work.

As you carry on throughout your day, remember that music can be one of the most therapeutic things for your mind, body and soul. Take some time for yourself and get lost, if only for a few minutes.

 

Dont Wait For Me
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