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[Future Trap] Sophie – Hard


Britain-based producer Sophie is demanding our attention, and we’re giving it to her–or maybe him. We’re not entirely sure of Sophie’s identity because the elusive artist is determined to remain low-key for the time being. Despite the anonymity, Sophie’s small selection of releases are highly captivating due to their unique and groundbreaking orchestration.

Sophie’s latest track, “Hard,” is an intricately engineered track that fuses futuristic beats with rigid trap elements. Adorned by bubblegum pop vocals, “Hard” encompasses a melodic musical style similar to that of Glasgow producers, Rustie and Hudson Mohawke. “Hard” is eponymous, in that it is a track that harmoniously marries grit with glitter, resulting in a colorful outcome and is undoubtedly mind-melting.

“Hard” is available now via Numbers with the producer’s previous single, “Lemonade,” for virtual and vinyl releases.

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Silver Firs – Icarus [TMN Premiere]

Silver Firs

Icarus is a character from Greek mythology, and it is also the name of this beautiful track and TMN premiere from Silver Firs, a band from Bern, Switzerland. “Icarus” is a delightful indie number, featuring dainty drums, harmonic vocals, and soothing guitar melodies.

Released via the future pop label Oh, Sister Records, “Icarus” is a wispy ditty perfect for those lazy summer days in the park. Check out the official video on YouTube, which features a picturesque clip of colors and textures. “Icarus” appears on Silver Firs’ forthcoming ‘EP#2’, out on Aug 8.

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[Indie Electronic] Samuel Proffitt – Sladky ft. Khai

Samuel Proffitt
Sladky ft. Khai

We’re halfway through the work week, and  we can’t think of a better way to float through the day than with the smooth grooves curated by Boston’s Samuel Proffitt in “Sladky”. This is first single from Proffitt’s forthcoming EP, ‘Blue Notebook No. 10’, and if it’s any indication of what to expect, we’re all ears.

“Sladky”, featuring Khai on vocals, is an emotive track defined by its use of synths and piano melodies. The collaborative result is a powerfully heartfelt track teeming with sentimental value. Grab a free download of the track via Proffitt’s official Facebook page.

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[Melodic House] Bebe Rexha – Drinking About You (The Chainsmokers Remix)

Bebe Rexha
Drinking About You (The Chainsmokers Remix)

The Chainsmokers are so much more than their big room house hit “#Selfie,” and this is proven to be true with their latest remix release, “Drinking About You.” Singer Bebe Rexha gets her dub tune reworked by the New York duo, who layer lush piano chords atop angelic vocals, resulting in a slowed down melodic anthem that’s upbeat, yet serene.

The boys, who just finished wrapping up their world tour, are now settling back in the studio to prepare for the drop of their second original track entitled “Kanye.” We have no idea what to expect, but The Chainsmokers assure us that “Kanye” is the perfect follow up to “#Selfie”, without any bullshit.

“Drinking About You” will be available for purchase in September via Warner. Check back here next Tuesday, Aug 5 for the release of “Kanye.”

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[Future Trap] Plastician – Safari (AWE Remix)

Safari (AWE Remix)

Los Angeles is known as a hub for amazing up-and-coming talent, and one of our favorite producers from the City of Angels has just released a new remix. AWE is the 20-year-old wunderkind who has been tearing up the electronic beat scene with a future trap sound reminiscent of the sub genre’s pioneers, Rustie and Hudson Mohawke.

His remix of “Safari” by Plastician packs a punch with powerfully anthemic bass. Paired with futuristic flutes and fiery lasers, “Safari” is teeming with heavy grime and raw energy, making this young producer one to watch for. The remix, which was released via Plastician’s label Terrorhythm, appears on ‘Plasticman Remixed’, which is a collection of releases from his earlier alias, Plasticman.

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[Tropical House] The Weeknd – Often (Kygo Remix)

The Weeknd
Often (Kygo Remix)

The weekend may be over, but that doesn’t mean all good vibes must come to an end. Leave it up to 22-year-old Kygo to make our mundane Monday a whole lot brighter with a sunny remix of The Weeknd’s “Often”. The Norwegian producer adds some flirtatious flair to the bass heavy original, transforming the sultry track into a summertime stunner.

The tropical maestro’s “Often” remix is intricately layered with snares and a catchy vocal edit, resulting in a track that is perfect for starting off the week right. Kygo is currently wrapping up the end of his summer tour with stops in South America and Europe, but will be making his way back to America soon.

Today the burgeoning producer has teased some dates for his forthcoming Endless Summer Tour with Thomas Jack and Amtrac, which kicks off Sept 26 in Nashville, TN. Anticipate the full announcement this Wednesday, which will also include dates in Europe.

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