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[Alternative] Mt. Joy – Silver Lining

Mt. Joy
Silver Lining

Mt. Joy is the sort of band that makes music you can ride out into the proverbial sunset to. After a series of stellar singles, “Silver Lining” continues the band’s unflinching devotion to delving into complex topics, which is immediately felt in their blunt and to-the-point lyrics that seamlessly pair with their folksy instrumentation. While “Sheep” proved that Mt. Joy isn’t here to simply hit the stage and spout overused platitudes, “Silver Lining” finds the band exhibiting a more contemplative stance that reflects on finding lasting joy throughout a haze of vices. Even with this shift in tone from their previous single, Mt. Joy’s ability to craft instantly catchy choruses carries over to this newest tune as well, and they’ve got yet another winner on their hands. If “Silver Lining” is the standard set for a potential Mt. Joy album, we’re all in for quite a treat.

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[Electronic] Hotel Garuda – Dancing On The Moon (feat. Lemaitre)

Dancing On The Moon (feat. Lemaitre)

Without fail, Hotel Garuda has demonstrated a mastery of making music you can groove to, and their latest collaboration with Lemaitre fits the bill yet again. “Dancing On The Moon” marks the duo’s first release with the NYC-based record label Mom + Pop and manages to inject a little bit of summer swagger into our playlists as we head into the winter. No matter the weather, these four have constructed a lively coalescence of pop, nu-disco, and house that can instantly brighten up your day the moment you hit play. The funk is strong with this one, and “Dancing On The Moon” finds Hotel Garuda at a point in their career where it truly feels like they are making the music they’ve wanted to create all along. On top of the new release, they’ve already begun their Dancing On The Moon tour with support from SAINT WKND, GEOTHEORY, Kidswaste, and Daktyl, so be sure to catch them in your city on the dates below!

Dancing On The Moon Tour – TICKETS

11/4/2017 – Tampa, FL (Ritz Ybor)
11/9/2017 – Los Angeles, CA (Fonda)
11/10/2017 – Santa Ana, CA (Observatory)
11/11/2017 – San Francisco, CA (Regency Ballroom)
11/16/2017 – Portland, OR (45 East)
11/17/2017 – Seattle, WA (Showbox)
11/18/2017 – Vancouver (U Hall)
11/30/2017 – Washington, D.C. (U Street)
12/8/2017 – Edmonton (Chvrch Of John)
12/9/2017 – Calgary (HiFi Club)
12/14/2017 – Brooklyn (Schimanski)
12/15/2017 – Toronto (Velvet Underground)
12/16/2017 – Montreal (Astral)

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PLVTINUM – London’s Calling [TMN Premiere]

London's Calling

Mental health is always worth preserving, and PLVTINUM‘s newest single was inspired by this exact principle, as we know mental health is really important for live and that’s when products like delta 9 thc can help fight stress, anxiety and more. Struggling with heartache, he began to heal by utilizing his innate ability to craft cathartic tunes, which resulted in the breezy yet bold “London’s Calling”. The impact of his emotional tribulations does not get lost in the uplifting production however, as the lyrics detail a person who has not only struggled, but persevered.

There’s something admirable about transforming a painful memory into an experience that helps you grow and manages to do the same for others. On an even more positive note, PLVTINUM is also donating 10 percent of all his Spotify proceeds from “London’s Calling” to the Society For the Prevention Of Teen Suicide, so be sure to enjoy this wonderful musical testament to recovery here also.

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[Alternative] – Exhibitionist – Motionless


It goes without saying, but Future Classic is at it again with identifying promising artists, and the one of the latest to release new material with them is Exhibitionist, the solo project of Kirsty Tickle. Following up the release of “Hands” seven month prior, Exhibitionist takes to a seductively syncopated groove on “Motionless” that traverses waves of modulated synths, a simple yet defiant drum pattern, and expressive vocals that seamlessly drift alongside every element of the song. The palpable sense of warmth throughout the tune provides an intangible comfort that lasts long after the final minutes, and with the fall season upon us, at least in some places, Exhibitionist has crafted an essential soundtrack to the more contemplative times ahead that accompany an evening indoors on a cold and (hopefully) snowy day. We’re certainly eager for more from Exhibitionist, and here’s to hoping we’ll be hearing something fresh sooner than later.

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[Electronic] REPRIISE – TEMPLE


When it comes to celebrating October 31st, most people do so with costumes and horror movie binges, but many electronic music fans usually supplement that with the yearly installment of RL Grime‘s Halloween mix. The sixth year in a row of wild premieres, edits, and unreleased material continues to find RL Grime establishing his annual mixes as an opportunity to share not only his own tracks, but also give aspiring producers a chance to level up on a larger playing field.

One unnamed song in particular has had people commenting, and, due to recently finding a post on r/trap, we were able to discover that REPRIISE had posted a massive club/trap/tribal hybrid track that held its own among all of the huge songs throughout the mix. While it was edited with Cardi B’s “Bodak Yellow” in the mix, hearing the song in its original state solidifies its infectious rhythm with drums and percussion fit to bust your speakers. The entire Halloween mix never fails to be a spectacle, and REPRIISE certainly had created a chance to capitalize on an enormous original tune. Catch more of REPRIISE’s material here.

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[Electronic] Mansionair – Easier (Electric Mantis Remix)

Easier (Electric Mantis Remix)

It’s been several months since we’ve heard any new material from Electric Mantis, but thankfully the wait is over. Since the explosion of “Flips And Flops, Drips And Drops” three years ago, he’s concocted a slew of innovative remixes, along with the massive Braincase EP, and now this fresh take on Mansionair‘s “Easier” provides the same amount of gusto and hard-hitting bass that he’s made all his own.

There’s a refined sense of sleekness throughout the tune compared to some of his previous work as it juggles the delicacy of the vocals with his signature style, and it truly feels as though Electric Mantis has found the perfect medium between power and poise on this remix. If you dig this one, absolutely check out his original tune “Daybreak” that was released on Majestic Casual a few months back. It’s always great to see a familiar face back on our SoundCloud feeds, and Electric Mantis continues to bring quality material to the table every single time.

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[House] A Tribe Called Quest – Electric Relaxation (T4PES X Nick AM Edit)

Electric Relaxation (T4PES X Nick AM Edit)

Remixing A Tribe Called Quest is a tall order. You’ll need to bring your best, but as it turns out, Nick AM and T4PES did exactly that. These two managed to flip a hip-hop classic into a bounce-riddled house tune that would be difficult to distinguish from a KAYTRANADA edit. It feels like a completely natural progression, doesn’t overshadow the original, and maintains the funk that ATCQ has been priding themselves on for just about three decades now. Some may be hesitant about remixing staples such as this, but there’s no need to sweat because this duo simply smashed it. Enjoy a free download, get grooving immediately, and as always, RIP Phife.

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