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Fatboy Slim – Bird of Prey (Aston Shuffle Remix) [TMN Premiere]

Fatboy Slim
Bird Of Prey (The Aston Shuffle remix) PRIVATE PREVIEW

This Friday, January 19th, prepare for an epic match – and we aren’t talking about Mayweather vs McGregor. Fatboy Slim, an iconic name in the producing world is taking on some of Australia’s finest with Fatboy Slim vs Australia, a remix album releasing on Skint/BMG. Artists featured on the album include LO’99, The Kite String Tangle, Set Mo, Carmada, Sam La More, Northlane, and the duo we bring you tonight: The Aston Shuffle.

“Fatboy Slim is one of those names that is so legendary, you’d be mad not to say yes if the opportunity arose to work on something he is a part of. It was so great to be able to remix one of his songs, we hope we did the song justice!”

The Australian duo introduce us to their darker side with late night feel compared to the slightly lighter original. Around the 3:30 minute mark we’re introduced to even darker bass cuts, a sound that certainly deserves a spot on a track list for those after-hour events. Enjoy the exclusive first listen and make sure to pre-order the album here!

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[Electronic] Flume & Chet Faker – Drop the Game (Sweater Beats Remix)

Flume & Chet Faker
Drop the Game (Sweater Beats Remix)

There’s no denying that the Flume & Chet Faker collaboration from last year was one of 2013’s hottest tracks. It blended the two artists together; raw,soulful lyricism from Chet and sensational production chops from Flume. In a year when the Australian electronic music scene was bursting at the seams, we got our crowning achievement. Fast forward nine months and across the Pacific, and we now have this. Sweater Beats, well-known around the world for his work with the Symbols and HW&W crews, takes on “Drop the Game” and drops it on its head, changing it nearly instantly into an absolute heater. If you thought Flume’s work on the Lorde remix was next level, just wait until you hear this. I’m guaranteeing that this won’t be the last time you hear this song, or Sweater Beats.

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[Pop] Moon Holiday – Rid U

Moon Holiday
Rid U

You may not know the name, but you’ve definitely her voice before. Moon Holiday is Australia’s fastest rising starlet and her productions are starting to pick up steam in the land down under. She is most notably known for cowriting and singing on Flume’s smash hit “Insane,” however her solo endeavors are easily laudable as well. Her debut EP was sensational and now she brings us “Rid U”, the first single for her follow up project entitled “Second Life.” Over a dark beat perfect for late night vibing, Ward brings a haunting, almost ethereal performance that’s sure to get you hooked on the up-and-coming vocalist.

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[Synth-Pop] Olympic Ayres – Control

Olympic Ayres

There’s no denying that here at TMN we’ve been huge fans of the Australian indie scene in general with one of our favorite writers even residing Down Under, and behind such prominent labels like Future Classic and Popfrenzy it seems like every day we’re exposed to more exciting acts, most notably of the indie and synth-pop persuasion. Recently, behind prim and polished singles “Magic” and “Take Flight”, Sydney’s Olympic Ayres, have assumed their place as the undisputed apple of this writer’s eye… or ear for that matter, and their latest effort easily has worked its way onto our office playlist. “Control”, Kamaliza Salamba and Nathan Mifsud’s second single from impending debut EP Leisureplex, plays like a breezy slice of funk and disco fueled pop music. Behind what sounds a Nile Rodger’s leaning lead guitar, and a beautifully swung 80’s synth and bass line, “Control” is slightly more restrained than their past offerings but with the same amount of aural and emotional impact we’ve come to expect from the talented pair. Olympic Ayres debut EP Leisureplex is set for release Sept 17th stateside and on the 18th in Australia, and we’re hoping to get at least one more taste before its anticipated release. Stream “Control” above, and pick it up on iTunes here before we get to hear Leisureplex in its entirety.


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[Hip hop/Funk] Yasumo – “Can’t Stop”

Australian magic is hitting The Music Ninja once again, this time with Yasumo – a funk/afrobeat production with the right doses of pop and hip hop. There’s not a whole lot of info out there about these guys, but you can peruse their sick Soundcloud collection. “Can’t Stop” sounds a marriage between East Coast dance pop and underground party hip hop, a sound these guys love to dabble in when they aren’t funkifying their world music influences.

Yasumo – “Can’t Stop”

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[Downbeat/Hip Hop] Hermitude – “Speak of the Devil”

The Australian music scene has been making its mark this year, with very strong album releases from both Gotye and Kimbra. Adding to the Australian musical awesome-fest is producer duo Hermitude, who’ve been pumping out sick hip hop jams and breaks since 2000. “Speak of the Devil” is one of their sickest tracks to date, almost what would happen if Black Kids (remember them?) had a little more hip hop flavor. Give this a listen and keep an eye out for more upcoming Australian gems.

Hermitude – Speak of the Devil

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