Electronic, Indie | Little Wander is back with “Life On The Run”

Posted by on August 6, 2015

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Little Wander is back with their newest single, “Life On The Run”. The duo continues their streak of genre-blending music with this “folktronix” masterpiece that is completely outside the norm – but in the best way. Perfectly combining a blend of synthesizers with live instrumentation – Little Wander leaves us hungry for more. We look forward to their next release, but in the mean time, grab the free download now!

Free Download: Little Wander – Life On The Run

Indie | BANKS adds a whole other dimension on Chet Faker’s 1998

Posted by on July 28, 2015

Chet Faker enlists the beautiful voice of BANKS to liven things up on his 1998 track.“1998 2.0” premiered on Zane Lowe’s Beats 1 show this week. The Australian’s sound meshes perfectly with the songstress’ beautiful harmony combining for optimal listening pleasure. Expect to be hearing this a lot more in the near future.

Indie | The 1975 – Chocolate (Taylor Wise Remix)

Posted by on July 21, 2015

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If you haven’t heard of Taylor Wise by now, it’s about time you become familiar with the rising star. With multiple releases charting as the #1 track on Hypem and his SoundCloud racking in over a million plays, this New York newcomer has been making some serious buzz. A few years back The 1975 released one of my all time favorite tracks, “Chocolate.” Taylor has given the remix a fresh makeover with a dose of pop and a nice touch of summer. Roll the windows down and turn your speakers up, this is the track for your summer.

Free Download: The 1975 – Chocolate (Taylor Wise Remix)


Indie | photocomfort Delivers A Stellar Debut Original “No Love”

Posted by on July 17, 2015

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As dance music slowly crosses over into the mainstream, we’ve started to see talented producers take their music in different creative directions outside of the box, and the results have been splendid. Genres that people previously thought could never fit together meshed and turned into more unique, niche sub-genres of dance music, and this sonic experimentation has only led to the emergence of new styles of music. Indie rock artists used to stay away from electronic music, but a few brave souls found a way to combine indie rock with electronic textures to great success, and now, indie-electronica is a steadily rising genre in dance music with plenty of emerging bands like Photocomfort. Hailing from Brighton, MA, the trio of musicians is storming onto the scene with their debut single, “Not Love,” a stellar indie-electronica masterpiece. The soaring croons of the lead vocalist are the perfect complement to the electro-tinged percussion accents and heavy-handed bass strikes. You can stream “Not Love” above.

Indie | Wesley Wynne returns to FNT: Tribute to guitar player John Fruscainte

Posted by on July 13, 2015

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If you’re a fan of RHCP and especially their guitar player John Frusciante you should check out this project. Wesley commented “I’ve wanted to make my own renditions of John’s solo work for a long time and I couldn’t be happier with how the songs came out. John is an incredibly unique guitar player and has been a huge influence of mine for a long time now. The goal of this project was to give a nod to John in my own way and hopefully expose more people to some of his extraordinary catalog.”

Indie | Robyn – Call Your Girlfriend (Taylor Wise & Thero Remix) (Feat. Allison Weiss)

Posted by on July 1, 2015

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Taylor Wise has been one of those names that you see pop up everywhere on every music blog and on every Hypem chart. The young up and comer enlisted another destined for stardom up and comer by the name of Thero. These two have really perfected the balance between melodic indie pop and the refreshing tropical house sounds everyone has come to love. If you’ve been looking for your song of the summer, look no further!

Free Download: Robyn – Call Your Girlfriend (Taylor Wise & Thero Remix) (Feat. Allison Weiss)

Indie | VHS Collection – Lean

Posted by on May 26, 2015

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Lean is the latest release from VHS Collection, a 5-piece electro-rock band based in New York City.  The song is a lyrically colorful track about growing up in NYC, friendship, and the tug of war between playing in rock bands and so-called “serious” responsibilities.  The track features bouncy disco-rock drums and bass blended with swirling arpeggiated synth and guitar leads.  The unique vocals have a sort of David Byrne vibe and remind us of the importance of our friends.  The band is currently working on their first full-length album, set to be released in fall 2015.

Far Hills Cider is the original single from VHS Collection, a 5-piece electro-rock band based in New York City. The song is a synth pop ballad that just might get stuck in your head this summer. The track features catchy synth lines with powerful lyrical prose and some energetic programmed drums. This track is the band’s most popular track to date and was recently nominated by the Deli Magazine for “Best New NYC Electronic Song for Emerging Artists”. The band is currently working on their first full-length album, set to be released in fall 2015.