Fresh Friday Mix: Ellie Herring

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Happy Friday y’alls!

Today I wanted to share with you some tunes from a Kentucky-based DJ / producer named Ellie Herring. She’s just released an hour long mix called “F150″ and it’s just begging to be your soundtrack to the weekend.

If you are liking the vibes, be sure to pick up her EP, What A Joy on her bandcamp page.

Ellie Herring – F150 Mix

Tracklist


TNLF Loves Music Hates Racism

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Here at TNLF, we’re proud to be able to support artists from all countries, creeds, sexes and races. The only qualifying factor required to be featured on the site is a passion for music.

On Saturday 18th of March, UN Anti-Racism Day, demonstrations will be taking place across Europe, including Glasgow, Cardiff, Amsterdam, Athens, Paris and Berlin with thousands expected to protest at the rise of racism and Islamophobia across Western society.

To support the cause, Warner Bros. Records is collaborating with some of its leading musicians to bring back the much-loved campaign ‘Love Music, Hate Racism’.

A plethora of major artists including man-of-the-moment Stormzy, Coldplay, Ed Sheeran, Birdy, Kiko Bun, Rudimental & James Blunt and have already shown their commitment by posing in retro ‘Love Music, Hate Racism’ t-shirts highlighting the power of music to bring cultures together and sending a clear message to their fans: racism is not welcome in today’s world.

KIKO STORMZY

‘Love Music, Hate Racism’ was born in the tradition of the ‘Rock Against Racism’ movement of the late 1970s, which used music to unite people and promote anti-racism. ‘Love Music, Hate Racism’ uses the energy of the music scene to celebrate diversity and involve people in anti-racist activity. Since its founding in 2002, it has produced many hundreds of events, from large outdoor festivals to local gigs and club nights.

The march kicks off this Saturday 18th at 12pm at Portland Place, London, W1B and representatives from TNLF will be representing, hopefully with a few witty placards, but at minimum with a camera. Make sure you follow the TNLF Instagram and James Whatshisface for alllllll the updates.

You can show some love for LoveMusic HateRacism on their Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, or visit their website 

We all dance to one beat.


Portugal. The Man: Feel It Still (Music Video)

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Preparations for the eighth studio album of Indie band, Portugal. The Man, are underway. The Alaskans released a possible excerpt from their upcoming album titled, Woodstock. The single, “Feel It Still“, will instill in you the urge to dance in the rain, unnecessarily kicking puddles while failing you utilize your perfectly functioning umbrella. Simultaneously, the track serves as an eye-opener and sheds some much-warranted light on the idea of fighting injustices in our current society.

“Feel It Still” came just days prior to the start of Portugal. The Man’s extensive spring tour which is over-the-moon news to fans of the indie rockers. If this track foreshadows the quality of the rest of the album, then i’ll personally be front and center when they bless us with their presence in Toronto this summer.

Watch the rebellious/funky video, here:


Axel Mansoor: Wasted My Love

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“Floating somewhere in the triangle of chill, funk, and fresh”. I’m not certain my own words can quite describe the distinct sound of Axel Mansoor more effectively than that. I found myself instantly captivated by somber tones of the electric guitar on “Wasted My Love”. By the time the LA-based singer’s vocals were introduced to the mix, I was in a comfortable state, familiarizing myself with the solemn road ahead. However, I was very unprepared for the chorus. Initially, I thought the song had lost me, however, that wasn’t the case —AT ALL. I realized that rather than exit this ride, I simply needed to appreciate the fact that I was on a Roller coaster, and not a Carousel.

“Wasted My Love” takes us on an unpredictable journey; It toys with our emotions. It puts us down but then picks us right back up in the most beautiful way. If it wasn’t already obvious from the impressive numbers he’s garnered in such a short amount of time, Axel Mansoor is noteworthy as fuck.

Listen to the debut single, here:


Fresh Friday Mix: Dark Sky

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Over the past few months I’ve been following a pair of English producers called Matt Benyayer and Thomas Edwards. They DJ under the name of Dark Sky. They are curators of deep house mainly, but they have love for all kinds of music. They play a regular two hour set on NTS Radio which is on weekly rotation here in the TNLF offices in London. I was digging through the archive this morning and I found one of their old radio shows that is an absolute overture to great music. It starts off with some African music, which blends into some samba disco to get you ready for how truly eclectic the mix will be. Edwards and Benyayer take you on a journey across the world with the first hour of this mix and then slowly ease you into some banger deep house tunes towards the end. This mix might be my favourite mix of 2017.

Next month Dark Sky will release their second album entitled ‘Othona

Dark Sky – 11th October 2016


March 2017 Mixtape

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We’re kicking off this month’s mix with some soul and hip hop featuring a Crackzat remix of Tom Misch, Barney Artist and a fantastically soulful Four Tet remix of Mura Masa’s “Love$ick” track.

We have a new one from Autograf that sounds completely different than anything thing he’s done before. It’s called “Nobody Knows” and it features the haunting vocals of WYNNE.

The New LoFi monthly mixtape is an hour-long mix covering all of the music posted to the blog last month. Want to be cooler than all your friends with the latest tracks from artists you’ve never heard of? This is the mix you need to listen to.

Learn more about each artist by clicking on the track title in the playlist below. Download the whole mix by right clicking on the title of the podcast and selecting “Save As…”

…or just stream the mix here:

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TNLF 2017 March Mixtape

Playlist


Emma Jensen

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We got a new indie pop anthem for you. It’s the first single from Norwegian singer, Emma Jensen. The track is called “Closer” and you’re pretty much guaranteed to be snapping your fingers to this one by the end.

Emma Jensen – Closer


Zeo x Eyez

UK rappers, Zeo Zeonardo and Elijah Eyez team up to make this tripped out new ninja-rap track called “Liars.” The video is pretty sick too.

Zeo x Eyez – Liars