Sunday Night Soul (On a Monday) [Vol. 38]

Sunday Night Soul

Hey there ninjas, we know we’re a day late on the Sunday Night Soul, but unfortunately we encountered some technical difficulties last night as we were trying to get this up. Not to worry though, because things are finally up and running again on our end, meaning we can finally provide you with the wonderful soul you deserve. Though we weren’t there to help kickstart your week as we usually are, we’re hoping we can at least help make your Tuesday a little more special, an honor we only share with Makonnen. Given our tardiness, we’re going to keep the writing short this week to make up for the extra day’s wait we put you through. While it’s not quite Sunday, we hope you enjoy the selection we have for you all the same.

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Virgo w/ Shay Lia (Acoustic Cover)
Musiq Soulchild
Just Friends (Acoustic Cover)
Key x Era
Stockholm Syndrome Ft. Ensilence Prod. by Yorel Tifsim
NGAN
Mama I Got This Gun
Rebecca Rose
My Flame
Corinne Bailey Rae
Put Your Records On (Akujis ReMiX)
Melo B. Jones
Settle For My Love (Produced by 4REAL)
K.Raydio
American Dream (Prod. by Ackryte)
BJ The Chicago Kid
Perfect
Kindness
World Restart feat. Kelela & Ade
LORE
Everybody Loves The Sunshine
Nova
Soaring
Jordan Rakei
Add The Bassline (Nehzuil Remix)
Van Ike
The Worst (Jhene Aiko Cover)
Kruisemode
Ill Be Around Feat. Leia Sadiku
Illumntr
Gulf Hymn (Exmag Remix)
Sinead Harnett
Paradise
The Rub ft. Tatiana Owens
Bring On The Love (Disco Mix)
Fabiana Palladino
For You
The Hics
All Well Know
iamblackbear
runnin low
Lyrica Anderson
Freakin Remix Featuring Wiz Khalifa & Eric Bellinger
Omarion & Jeremih
Show Me
Justin Ruff
Im With It
Z.WOODS
You
Phonzy
Take It All
SIR_
IGNORANCE IS BLISS
DJ Mustard
Tinashe Checks In
Ariana Grande Ft. Big Sean
Best Mistake
DJ KHALED FT. CHRIS BROWN, AUGUST ALSINA, FUTURE & JEREMIH
HOLD YOU DOWN
LION KNGS
2Much feat. Santell
HSVN
Whenever I Plz (feat. Arima Ederra)
Tinashe
In The Meantime
belle
no sleep in toronto
Tory Lanez
The Mission (Prod. Christian Louie X Tory Lanez X Noah Breakfast)
spooky black
HotelSixNine Ft. SolomonDaGod (prod. Smitty The BG)
belle
enemy
ILOVEMAKONNEN
Doubted feat. @FATMANKEY prod. By @SonnyDigital)
Kehlani
Collect Call (produced by Hardy Indiigo)
Geovarn
Sorry
Champagne Papi
On My Way (DREAM GIRL Remix)
PARTYNEXTDOOR
Options (axxxxgxxx Remix)
kissed killed
inn (saddened by bemyfriend)♥(ˆ⌣ˆԅ)
Duncan Gerow
Chris Brown, Lil Wayne & French Montana + Misogi = Loyal
ILOVEMAKONNEN
Club Goin Up On A Tuesday (Maximus MMC Rendition)
JMSN
Thing U Miss (Kamandi Remix)
Spooky Black
Without You(Nikes VIP)
Jay Stones
The Alchemist (Prod. aso)
Phane
Slide
Clara La San
Let You Go (W A V S Bootleg Remix)
Congruence
Let Go (Forthcoming on Play It Louder Vol.3)
aywy. & Ekali
Your Love
beatboxbandit
millyun
The Theorist
Down 4 U
Haan808
Izquierda Su
Telepopmusik
Breathe (Myles.William X Grand&Warren Remix)
AbJo
However (You Want)
J Louis
 Before You (J Louis Rachel Foxx flip)
J Louis
 Cant You See
El. Train
On&On
Glass Animals
Gooey (GDNA Remix)
Mario
Let Me Love U (Rusty Hook & Katuchat Flip)
Radiohead
Nude (Kappa Kavi Remix)CLICK BUY FOR FREE DOWNLOAD
sam gellaitry
reflectionz
D.K. the Punisher
AYTS
Kaytranada
Leave Me Alone (feat. Shay Lia)
Vanessa Elisha
Ocean (Soft Glas Remix)
Zhu
Faded (BNJMN Rework)
Usher
Good Kisser (M&N PRO REMIX)
Beyonce
Partition (starRo Remix) FREE DL
Marc E. Bassy ft Kehlani
Lock It Up (guffstar edit)
Tensnake
Feel Of Love (Kaytranada Edition)
Years and Years
Take Shelter(Joe Hertz Remix)
Moon Boots Ft. Kyiki
Dont Ask Why
Louis La Roche
The Way She Makes Me Feel
Noobsie
Criticise
BEEMO
Makin Love 2 U Feat. Kyross
Fluke Nukes
Pony
et aliae
never let u down
John Legend
You and I x Benny Cassette remix
Jennifer Lopez Ft Ja Rule
Im Real (Basic Tape Remix)
Route 94
My Love (Prince Fox Remix)
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[Just Stop] Basecamp – Shudder (Goodnight Cody Remix)

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Basecamp
Shudder (Goodnight Cody Remix)

Goodnight Cody, just stop. Can you just stop it already? Enough with the glorious future bass stylings. We’ve had it up to here with your epic, cinematic synth work. Can’t you just give us a break? “Shudder” is just too much. We can’t even.

The fact that this often quirky Los Angeles producer had me riled up and talking like a 19 year old is definitely a notable feat. Having stumbled across this track in a casual soundcloud deep-dive session, I couldn’t help but get completely lost in this remix. The vocal sampling is superb, providing a percussion-like cadence in the intro of the song.

Sultry, swanky, and full of swagger, his interpretation walks along glowing synths and larger-than-life bass hits, which ultimately climax into something worthy of a Jerry Bruckheimer movie. While I’ve sworn never to see another Transformers flick, I would admittedly check it out if this was in the trailer. Well, that and the whole Megan Fox thing. I guess she can be somewhat convincing. Mainly Goodnight Cody, though. Yeah…

I digress. This tune is an absolute peach. Download it for free by clicking here.

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[Synth Pop] TROVES – Youth in Decay

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TROVES
Youth In Decay

If you’re reading this sentence, that probably means you made it through Monday. Regardless or not of whether we were unscathed in our epic conquest to get through the worst day of the week, looks like we made it.

Ok, most of you out there won’t get a Barry Manilow reference, and that’s a conversation for another day. However, TROVES is a name that you’re going to become familiar with. Not only with this song, but future releases to come as they hit the trajectory we think they’re going to, which ultimately will take them across the blogosphere and into the mainstream.

Whoa, whoa, whoa. We know what you’re thinking. “Music Ninja, you crazy. This is their debut song.” You’re correct in your assessment, however, take a gander at the melancholic pop structure that supports sultry vocals which boast an easily memorable hook. Coupled with those ear-grabbing poetic verses is a lightly danceable bassline, some near-french electro synths, and steady percussion work, and you can start to piece together what we’re talking about.

This may be the first time you hear of TROVES, but we can assure you that this certainly won’t be the last.

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[Jungle Sounds] RL GRIME – Core (Party Favor Flip)

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RL GRIME
CORE (Party Favor Flip)

You know you’re in for a wild ride when you see Party Favor roll up on your news feed with a tune that’ll make grandma want to put down the Direct TV Guide and go start a riot. Nothing like a good ol’ Monday anthem to get the blood pumping to the point where you literally can’t even anymore. Party Favor seems to be notorious for evoking such a vague and meaningless response, but we aren’t complaining because he always knows how to manipulate us into dancing in such ways we cannot speak of.

Earlier today, the Los Angeles based producer decided to take on the mental giant of a song, “Core” by RL GRIME to which the only way we could describe it was “bigroom house jungle noises that make you want to punch things”. Once you press play you’ll see how we came to that conclusion. Now, if you’re familiar with Party Favor, then you might know that he typically falls in the trap category of music (“Dat Booty” anyone?) but today he unleashed something beyond his sound – almost too absurd to describe. After having seen Party Favor perform his flip of “Core” the night before HARD Summer, we can confirm that everyone went bananas (us included). Since everyone seems to be having mixed reviews about it, we here at TMN think it’s fierce and diverse as hell – especially for Party Favor. We applaud him in his effort to push the limits of sound and we hope he continues to mold himself into an eclectic artist in this ever-evolving industry. As Kevin Hart would say (with aggressive hand claps in between each word) – “Do you boo boo, do you”.

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[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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REBOUND

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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