Rising British songstress Jessie Ware takes listeners back in time with her latest single "Love...Thy Will Be Done". The throwback track is a modern re-make of Martika 's early 902s hit of the same name (co-written by Prince ). Driven by a subtle beat of synth rhythms, light guitars, and soft drums, this smooth tune allows the singer/songwriter to showcase the range of her vocal abilities. What could easily be mistaken as a "best of the 80s/902s" romance tune, is given a new life with Ware's impressively soothing vocals. Fans can hear more of her music on [...]
While I sometimes find myself shying away from those gaudy, hyper-active commercials for the revamped 2013 version of The Great Gatsby , there's no denying that the film got a super hot, Grade-A soundtrack. The latest track to surface from the OST is this bone-chilling, thumper "Together" by The xx , maestros of haunting subtlety. Check it out below.
It has been sometime since we heard some new material from the eccentric artist Kelis , but today she breaks her musical silence and drops her latest single titled "Call on Me". After a brief romance with electronic and heavy synth beats on her last album, Fleshtone , the talented singer experiments with a more organic sound on the TV on the Radio's Dave Sitek's production. With some funky rhythms, horn and drum driven beat, Kelis brings some old school feel with a modern touch. Her melodic but varying vocals find a home on this smooth [...]
Baby Alpaca — yes, cue those fawning "aww's" — is a new, New York based group led by singer-songwriter Chris Kittrell. "Sea of Dreams", the first single from their forthcoming Baby Alpaca EP (out June 25th via Atlas Chair Records ), pretty much sounds and feels like what its title might visually conjures up. The sleek guitars and tingling piano paired up with his sultry, but subtle vocals create a dreamy, slow-burning ambiance that might be likened to the effortless experience of drifting atop calm, deep blue, warm waters. If you let it, the track (which [...]
After the drop of Drake 's infectious tune "Girls Love Beyonce", DJ JAYBeatz took the time out to put his remix expertise on the new track. Bringing in a sample of Destiny's Child' s hit single "Say My Name" and Drake's verses for an interesting mashup. The two blend smoothly, and the airy and atmospheric flip of the R&B classic and Drake's emotional words make this remix equally infectious. Listen in.
With an (oh so) feel good blend of earth-toned acoustic instruments and flashy, fun sweeping pop on "You & I", the UK's Crystal Fighters continue to build up the anticipation for their new album, Cave Rave , due out this May. Just try to wiggle out of the grips of its charming chorus or that pretty, all-consuming little breakdown towards the end. Listen above and be sure to peep its newly released music video here .
It seems like just the other day we were talking about Dank . Oh, wait. We were. Just a few nights ago we posted Dank's promo mix. Today we're here to bring you his latest drumstep goodness. This time around, Dank has partnered with Belo Horizonte native, FTAMPA to bring you an absolutely monster vocal gem. What's the best thing about this track? The massive melody is a plus, the neck breaking drops are cool, but the fact that it's a free download stands out in our mind. Head over to their soundcloud [...]
I can picture it now: soft sand under my body, waves lapping against the California coastline, and the incessant ramblings of a Venice hustler bellow in the background. Yeah, it's almost summertime. You know what we love most about this season around these parts? Gorgeous coastal folk rock. There's nothing quite like lying back in the sand with the sun beating on your face, listening to some infectious sounds. Santa Monica based Opus Orange is here to provide just that. The meticulous and elegant strumming provides the perfect soundscape for the lead singers soft folky [...]
What is it about French musicians and their acute mastery of all sounds electronic? 23 year-old Lorris Piasco, more commonly recognized by his production alias Allure , is an attractively fresh face in a long line of talented house and electronic producers hailing from Paris. Allure has just dropped his second full length album Reunion, and “The Little Prince of French Electro”’s latest release utilizes elements of classic disco, house, pop-song structuring and a classic four-to-the-floor drumkick all awash in jazzy harmonies and clean synths resulting in a finished, cohesive piece of work that feels oh so provocative, [...]
The day that people stop quoting Fletch will be a sad day for me. You see, my parents had me watching appreciating comedies from this era at a young age. I watched Caddy Shack, Fletch, and Animal House ad naseum. I'm actually convinced that's how I learned about sex. God bless the loose parental ratings of movies from yesteryear. It pains me to think people will one day look at me in awe as I tell ask them, "Yeah, why don't you guys go down to the gym and pump each other?" Classic movie quotes and their associations [...]
Creepy video? Yep. Huggable teddy bear of a man? You betcha. Mind blowing falsettos? Most definitely. This is admitadly the first time we've ever heard Norweigan singer songwriter Truls, and we honestly can't wait for his next release. He just signed to Sony ATV for publishing, and has every label under the sun after him. It's easy to see why. His first single, "Out of Yourself" is a massive synthy, driving, poppy chorus-centric gem that will have you singing in the highest of pitched voices, sitting at a stoplight, having the car next to you wondering what the [...]
When we told Thomas Gold that for one of his final posts we ask our artist for an exclusive cover, a remix that has not been shared or a personal mini-mix just for TMN fans. Mind you, we love all and everything the artists give us because they love spoiling TMN followers. So when I opened my email with the title "The Music Ninja Spring Mix 2013 by Thomas Gold" I almost had heart failure with excitement. I could go on and on and on about how I listened to the private link over and [...]
Last week we included the newest tune from TNGHT, "Acrylics". A massive tune in its own right, but this week, DonKong had a fever, for which the only cure was more cowbell and absolutely turned it up in this remix. Next, the newest dancefloor anthem from Macklemore gets a huge trap twist from Dance Floor Junkies. With a brainmelting drop filled with lazers and horns, this is sure to keep everybody's hands up and get all of the party people sweating. A new song from Flosstradamus is always something to get us excited, and this 4/20 special is no exception. [...]
At this point, you're no stranger to Nexus' bass heavy dubstep sounds. This young Floridian producer has graced our blog numerous times, and he's back again with his latest track, "We Got It." This track is a slight change of gears for Nexus, which is actually quite refreshing. This time around he's paired up with hip hop rhyme-slinger Hi-Rez and vocalist Kyle B . This trio has developed a hot summer time jam. Hi-Rez has a speedy at times, yet always smooth delivery that plays perfectly with the silky vocals of Kyle B. [...]
Dropping today with a new single, the eccentric and creative Janelle Monáe treats fans to the uplifting "Q.U.E.E.N.". It has been quite some time since we last heard some new material from the southern singer and she definitely takes listeners to the dancefloor with this funky tune. Teaming with fellow crooner and the always innovative Erykah Badu , the two bring the fun and dance rhythms over some soulful Nate Rock Wonder production. This is the first single off Monáe's follow up album The Electric Lady, dropping later this summer.
The Great Gatsby continues to astonish us with each and every new release from its soundtrack. Amongst names like Jay-Z , Beyoncé , Florence + The Machine , and Lana Del Rey , Nero definitely sticks out like a sore thumb. However, the UK trio proves they more than belong with that collection of heavyweights through their latest effort. The group temporarily leaves their dubstep roots behind to bring us a gorgeous, illustrious landscape with looming, ominous undertones on "Into The Past." Alanna Watson 's [...]
As music lovers, we are constantly on the search, whether consciously or subconsciously, for a musical soul-mate. One who will enjoy the same genre as we do or is completely open to listening to something new. Which makes us feel really cool 'cause that means we get to introduce someone to something they have never heard before. And if the relationship, friend or lover, decides to fizzle, we have forever engraved our presence into their brain. That song = our face. In our minds, to be with someone who despises the music library we have spent years piecing [...]
Up until a minute ago, everyone could only enjoy a clip of "Down to This". Thanks to some crafty ninja work, everyone can now enjoy the full stream. Dirty dutch master Chuckie has teamed up with Toronto based duo Dzeko and Torres to produce one of the heaviest hitting tracks we've heard in a while. This one has it all. Driving bass? Check. Beautiful melody? You betcha. Huge festival style drop? Absolutely. Take one listen to this massive tune and try your hardest not to dance. When you're done shaking your ass in your seat, head over to [...]
Case and Point are no strangers to TMN. We've posted their tunes before, and we will continue to do so. This DJ/Producer duo caught our hearts and ears with their Kavinsky vs Dada Life mashup, and now they've got us once again with their remix of Bingo Player's "Out of My Mind." Bingo Player's massive festie tune has been transformed by C&P. They left key elements perfectly in place but recreated the tune with a slowed down BPM. The end result? One god damn hell of a dubstep banger. Don't take our word for it though, [...]
Ah, Colorado in the springtime. There's nothing quite like the crisp mile high air whipping against your face as you cruise around with your windows down. That is, until it snows the very next day. Regardless of our wacky weather patterns, every good Coloradoan knows the importance of good tunes on a sunny day. Don't take our word for it, just listen to this latest release from Denver duo Bass Physics . Applied Physics (A.P. Adair) and DataBass (Luke Sims) have never graced the walls of our website, but we're happy to feature them today. "Old [...]