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[Indie Electronic] The Japanese House – Still

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The Japanese House
Still

New Music Tuesday continues to charges ahead, and this one in particular is bringing us a ton of top-notch debuts.

Mixing melancholic lyrics with inventive and intelligent pop hooks, London based newcomer The Japanese House impresses with debut track ‘Still’, the lead single from her upcoming EP Pools To Bathe In. Co-produced with The 1975’s Matthew Healy and George Daniel, The Japanese House’s layered harmonies flow through subtle synth textures, delivering a bewitching introduction to a very exciting new artist.

Pools To Bathe In will be released on April 27th on Dirty Hit Records. We strongly suggest you set a reminder in your phone this instant.

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Justin Jay Talks Dirtybird, Larry Levan, and Marriage Proposals [TMN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW]

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They Don't Know (Justin Jay Remix)

This month we had the chance to flex our tastemaking muscle by featuring one of the hottest exports in dance music, who has made a name at the tender age of 21 on one of the hottest labels in dance music. Of course, we are speaking of Justin Jay, and Claude VonStroke’s Dirtybird Records cohorts. Last week, the deep and tech-house sparkplug gifted us with a TMN Resident Playlist, and this weekend, we got a chance to get a little more in depth in regards to all things Justin Jay. Check out the entire transcript below.

TMN: First of all, we wanted to thank you for taking the time to be our featured ‘Resident Artist of the Month’. We’ve actually been closely following your career arc since How Goes the Dynamite, which if we’re not mistaken was almost three years ago now, which is absurd to think that you’re only what, 21 years of age now?

JJ: Yeah it’s pretty crazy, man!

TMN: It’s hard to believe how rapidly developed and mature your sound has already become in a relatively short amount of time putting out tangible releases. Especially within a niche in which many American listeners wind up not actually discovering until the usual pit-stops through ‘EDM’, or festival sized dubstep and trap. From a personal standpoint, have you had any exact moments which you feel helped shaped the scope of your music production or steered you away from more commercial sounds?

JJ: Growing up in LA was really powerful because me and my friends were exposed to artists like MSTRKRFT and Justice back in 2007. We got into it then because it sounded new and exciting. That craving for freshness is huge.

TMN: Some of us Ninjas love to geek out about artist’s studios. What programs, machines, synths or anything else are taking up the most amount of your time currently as a producer? And what does your entire studio layout look like when laying down a new Justin Jay track?

JJ: I’m super bare bones. I have a midi keyboard and a laptop, which is all I really use. Although, I recently got a few old-school drum machines, which have been super fun to work with.
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Get To Know: Inpetto [TMN Exclusive Interview]

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German production and DJ duo Inpetto have just released a sublime single on Dirty Soul, an imprint of renowned dance label Be Yourself Music. Titled “Never Too Late” and featuring vocalist Bryan Finlay, it allows the pair to show of their musicality and attention to detail in impressive style. We caught up with Inpetto to hear a little more about their take on deep house.

When did you first both sit down and make music together, and has it always been a part of your family?

Funnily no other (known) family member besides us has a musical background. It was around 1995 when we discovered our interest in making music and spent more and more of our money and time on it. We then did a couple of our own tracks that we sent out to some music labels. Finally in 1999,our first track was released – this was the start of our musical career.

What pulled you in about the Jerk & Bastard remix?

We love that remix, because it is a complete rework of our track just using the sax and the vocals combined with amazing sounds and driving beats. You have to love the kind of remixes where the remixer made a complete new track by using only the main part like the vocal or main melody of the original – like we always do.

When DJing at your live shows do you both take on separate roles, how does it work?

Well, because we are two people, the situation comes where you have different opinions. Someone has to have the last word on decisions, which is the older one. But that doesn’t happen very often!

Outside of electronic music, what do you find yourselves listening to and do you think this is apparent in your productions?

Actually we find ourselves listening to any genre, but not every genre is an inspiration for our tracks. We are big fans of alternative/indie rock like Daughter, Josè Gonzalez or London Grammar, which might play a role in how we use melodies in our tracks.

What do you have planned for the New Year, maybe an EP or even an album?

We have a couple of new, maybe surprising tracks signed in the first part of 2015. Stay tuned, but theres no album planned yet…

 

 

Dirty Soul Recordings
Inpetto Feat. Bryan Finlay – Never Too Late (Original Mix) [Out now]
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[Vinyl Giveaway] Warren G – Regulate…G Funk Era (Album Reissue + Remixes)

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Regulate (Destructo & Wax Motif Remix)

Warren G‘s Regulate…G Funk Era album has stood the test of time as a project that helped defined a whole genre along with classics like Dr. Dre‘s The Chronic and Snoop Dogg‘s Dogystyle. Although G-Funk’s prime has passed, it has had a lasting impact not only in hip-hop introducing melodious flows and funky production but also across genres even inspiring the inception of G-House. To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the multi-platinum selling classic, Def Jam/Universal put together a re-issue of Regulate…G Funk Era that features 3 EDM remixes of its smooth, timeless title track. It’s only fitting that one of the remixes comes from Australian trap-leaning producer Wax Motif and LA’s own Destructo, who’s recent West Coast EP updates the classic sounds of his home coast. Give Wax and Destructo’s dope take on “Regulate,” which strikes a perfect balance between the original and hard-hitting electronic elements, above.

We’re excited to be giving away a Vinyl and CD of the reissue including the full original album and the remix above along with two more from Jaux and Photek. Enter your email below to enter! We will be accepting participants through next Thursday, 12/18, and the winner will be notified via email the morning of 12/19. If you can’t wait, though, you can also purchase the vinyl/CD/digital version now here.



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[Electronica] Dirty South – With You (Jai Wolf Remix)

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With You (Jai Wolf Remix)

Having a lousy day? Struggling to find motivation? This magical track will get you going like no other. NY-based producer Jai Wolf just released this Dirty South remix titled “With You”, and being that it’s different than his other work, it’s still refreshing and addicting. The epic synthy intro that eventually replaces the beat drop immediately catches our attention. The synthwaves are bold and catchy, and are the perfect addition to the new style of music Jai Wolf is swaying towards. The subtle vocals combined with a warm, welcoming vibe almost resemble the sound of Porter Robinson.

The talented producer definitely deserves more attention after this epic remix. Check him out on his soundcloud and grab a free download via his Facebook page here. We’re expecting big moves from Jai Wolf soon!

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The Chill Dojo #110

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December 1st officially ushers in Summer for half of the world, and if you’re lucky enough to be soaking up the sweet sunshine this season brings, then we have the perfect playlist to kick-start the best time of the year. It all begins with a glorious tropical flip of Tegan and Sara courtesy of the ever-creative Manila Killa. It takes quite a bit of ingenuity to transform a track that is rock at its core into colorful electronica, but the young talent has proven himself worthy of official remix status, and a second mention in this week’s playlist. Perhaps a little less of a challenge was bringing the same vibe to Felix Jaehn’s ‘Shine’, however the result from Matoma’s handiwork is no less spectacular in its results. The combination of flute, sax and signature melodies is about as close as you can get to your own personal island paradise in your ears, and it’s a destination we have no intention of leaving anytime soon. Once you’re ready to leave though, the next feature switches things up completely as we get a little deeper and darker with Justin Martin. It’s certainly a staple vibe of the dirtybird label, but as heavy as this VIP rendition of ‘Don’t Go’ can be, there is something undeniably chill about the entire production. Underlying all the change-ups and moments of flair is an addictive beat that takes hold and never lets go for the whole six minute ride.

Our week was made that much better with the news of the latest compilation from our favorite collective Moving CastleThe much anticipated Volume 003 released a few days ago, starring some of the best in the future game. We’ve picked out the chillest material of the bunch, with familiar names like WRLD, Bamf, Jailo, AObeats, Kappa Kavi and Hunt For The Breeze all putting their individual brilliance and unique sounds on display. Though not a part of the collective, Tasmanian producer Akouo has plenty of that on his side as well, which you’ll have no time hearing in his official remix of Gorgon City. The vocal work and catchy beat are so on point in this take on ‘Unmissable’, with the bass implemented to absolute perfection from start to finish. Rounding out the write-up for #110 are a couple of ace bootlegs from DJ AA. It’s been a little while since his last additions to the playlist, but these two will serve as a timely reminder for why we dig his blending abilities each and every time.

Even if the warmer months are half a year away on your side on the globe, we’ll make sure we’re turning the heat up in every week until you get there again. Peace out.

Tegan and Sara
Walking With A Ghost (Manila Killa Remix)
Felix Jaehn
Shine (feat. Freddy Verano & Linying) (Matoma Remix)
Justin Martin
Dont Go (Vip)
Stardust
Music Sounds Better With You (WRLD Remix)
Bamf
What You Thinkin Bout
Jailo & AObeats
Fallin
Kappa Kavi
Challenger
Hunt for the Breeze
Louis XIV
Gorgon City
Unmissable (Akouo Remix)
Filous x Xavier Dunn x James Hersey
Gold Digger (AA Coming Over Bootleg)
Autograf x Disclosure
Beware The Dog (AA When A Fire Starts To Burn Bootleg)
William Bell
Any Other Way (Broke For Free Remix)
Chaka Khan X Tensnake
All Good (DJ Katch Blend)
Ed Sheeran
Thinking Out Loud (20syl Remix)
Dirty Chocolate
Singularity
KRNE
Jump On
Wayward Ft. Michele Chiavarini
Hurricane
Kyiki
One (L C A W remix)
Jay Sean
Maybe (Deepjack & Mr.Nu Radio Edit)
4AM
Illusion (WYLN Remix)
YK
Butter Coffee
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Return To Air
BANKS
Beggin For Thread (The New Royales Remix)
Chris Lake & Chris Lorenzo
Wicked Games Edit
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[TMN Exclusive Interview] Talking G-House, Touring and Dirtybird with Shiba San

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The Key Ft Kelis (Shiba San Remix)

House music, which far outdates EDM as a genre, has a pretty fascinating history continuing to redefine and segment itself with each new generation of music. Withstanding the test of time effortlessly, House music today maintains relevancy by sticking to its core vision–keeping a dance floor steady grooving all night. Few artists represent that spirit better than Parisian DJ/producer, Shiba San, an emerging force partially responsible for the prevalence of the hip-hop influenced subgenre, G-House. Building each song around an enormous bassline, Shiba truly engineers for the club making his live sets infectiously danceable, often outperforming headliners at major festivals. Casual fans may know him best for his addicting hit single, “Okay,” which found its way into the sets of DJs literally in every corner of the world, but Shiba has also built a dedicated following on his Soundcloud almost purely through the posting of his flawless sets, which include endless unreleased originals and remixes. As of late, though, he’s been unleashing full versions of these potent tracks as he prepare to release an EP next year.

We had a chance to catch up with Lord Shiba, as we like to call him, about his inspirations, favorite places to perform and his future plans with newly joined label Dirtybird Records. Check out the interview below and enjoy some of Shiba’s gems, including his most recent remix above, through out the article. If you have a chance to catch him live (upcoming dates here), we’d highly recommend copping a ticket and bringing all the turn-up available.

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 I Remember (Shiba San remix)

TMN: First of all, thanks so much for taking to time to answer some questions! How’s the road life treating you?

Shiba San: Tough!!!!! It’s obviously nice to travel all over the world, meet new people and discover new music but I’m not getting a lot of sleep!

TMN: What is your first musical memory?

SS: Classical Piano.

TMN: You started DJing at a pretty young age in Paris. At that time, what kind of music were you spinning and how did coming up in that unique scene shape your sound?

SS: I started with Chicago House, then got into Hip Hop. I was nuts about scratching.

TMN: Artists such as yourself, Amine Edge & Dance are really bringing G-House to the masses. For those not as familiar, how would you describe the sound you guys are developing? And what is your relationship like with the Cuff artists?

SS: Amine Edge & Dance invented G-House. I was interested because the mix of hip hop with Chicago house sounds was getting me back to my roots/first love. I don’t really know the other artists from Cuff, I only released one EP on Cuff. Amine Edge & Dance are great people, they are friends, I love what they do and the way they are.

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West Side Connexion (2014 Remake)

TMN: As a fan of both genres, I always love to see the ways hip-hop production styles trickle into electronic music whether it be in dubstep, trap or, in your case, G-House. Who are some hip-hop producers and artists, past and present, that have been particularly influential in your sound?

SS: I’m not sure they influenced me but DJ Premier and Pete Rock are my all time favorites. But I would say that DJ Mustard is the closest to the G-House sound.

TMN: On a similar note, if you had an opportunity to do a full project with a contemporary emcee or hip-hop producer, who would it be?

SS: Drake, Jay Z or Rick Ross.

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Okay (Preview)

TMN: I’m sure you get a question about “Okay” in just about every interview, but it really does a great job of capturing your sound with its fat bass line and minimalistic big-house sound. What is your approach when you sit down to create a track?

SS: I don’t have a particular approach. I basically turn on the computer and play what goes through my mind. Sometimes it’s cool, sometimes it’s not. I make it rest for 2 days, if I find it interesting I keep it, if not I throw it away.

TMN: “Okay” dropped as part of the Dirtybird BBQ compilation tape. What’s your relationship like with the Dirtybird team and how did it come about?

SS: I met Claude (Von Stroke) in Paris when “OKAY” was already #1, it consolidated our relationship (laughs). I met the other artists from Dirtybird at the Hard Day 0f the Dead Festival. It was great, I’m a fan of most of them. Justin Martin is an influence for me. He came to the party in SF when I was playing, it was really special. I love this label and the artists from the label. I’m very proud to be part of it.
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