Download The Blancos Debut Heartless Romantic EP

This is the ThatNewJam official “We told you so moment.” Here’s your opportunity to be really early on The Blancos, a NYC based duo who have left behind all notions of genres and put out their first official project in the Heartless Romantic EP. With powerful and grungy vocals alla The Kings of Leon and songs that bridge styles like blues, big-band and hip-hop like Lemon Garden and The Weeknd style wavy production in the next, it’s near impossible to be anything but interested to hear what’s to come from these two. Love’s Impossible happens to be my favorite off the project with big wailing guitars and a full solo at the end complimenting pained vocals and a real wonky 6/8 drum pattern. Something’s telling me that there’s plenty more where this came from… so be sure to grab the FREE DOWNLOAD and check The Blancos assorted links below!

The Blancos: Facebook | Twitter | SoundCloud

The Blancos – Heartless Romantic EP

Written by: @randymcrandell | @thatnewjam

Listen to Chet Faker’s Single ’1998′ Off His Debut Album ‘Built On Glass’

For whatever reason, Australia has been making the freshest music out right now across the board. Be it Flume, Flight Facilities, Pendulum, Tommy Trash or the countless other artists killing it producing, DJing or otherwise, the one Australian that has my full attention is Chet Faker. After TNJ gave him his own edition of The Ketchup Post, I have been entranced with his unique blend of indie and electronica elements with a decided bluesy feel. His latest single 1998 comes off his debut album Built On Glass, which came out yesterday on Downtown Records and should be bought on iTunes to support the artist!

Chet Faker: Facebook | Twitter | SoundCloud

Chet Faker – 1998

Written by: @randymcrandell | @thatnewjam

The Black Keys Reveal Title Track From Upcoming Album

There are few artists who have made an impact on a genre quite like The Black Keys have for indie rock over the past couple years. Their album El Camino spun contemporary classics like Gold On The Ceiling and Lonely Boy and they have been a staple of outdoor music festivals, bringing their hard-hitting, bluesy guitar rock to masses of kids looking for some gritty guitars. Preorder The Black Keys’ upcoming album Turn Blue right now on their website and receive a free download of their singles Fever and Turn Blue instantly!

The Black Keys: Facebook | Twitter | SoundCloud

The Black Keys – Turn Blue

Written by: @randymcrandell | @thatnewjam

The Ketchup Post: The Hudson Project

So I can’t wait to finally unveil to all of you that ThatNewJam is kicking off a full week of all-things dedicated to The Hudson Project to announce our media partnership for this year’s festival! Held in Saugerties, NY the product of Camp Bisco organizers MPC Presents will be a full 3 day camping experience in one of the most beautiful locations Upstate, NY has to offer. With 4 stages, a live performance space, interactive pieces of art and local cuisine all on the shoreline of the beautiful Hudson River.

The Hudson Project Lineup Banner

In its first year, The Hudson Project brings together a huge variety of artists including hip-hop heavyweight Kendrick Lamar, indie staple Modest Mouse, Bro Safari, The Floozies and more than enough to keep your happy for years.

The Hudson Project Week on ThatNewJam

Written by: @randymcrandell | @thatnewjam

SoundCloud Just Got ‘Diplo Approved’

Man of the moment Diplo has crafted himself quite a little empire since breaking into the spotlight in the early 2000′s with M.I.A.. He’s always just a bit ahead of the curve sonically and has the ability to influence tastes and trends at will so what better way to distill that than with a SoundCloud account dedicated to reposting songs he likes without infringing on his artist page. The first track reposted to the account was the Genesis remix of the Schoolboy Q & Kendrick Lamar collaboartion Collard Greens. Definitely check out the link and give it a follow to see what exactly Diplo’s into lately.

Schoolboy Q – Collard Greens ft. Kendrick Lamar (Genesis Remix)

Written by: @randymcrandell | @thatnewjam

Kygo & Thomas Jack Are Bringing The Singer-Songwriter to Dance Music

There has been a recent surge in popularity for a more laid back and melodic version dance music lead by artists such as Kygo & Thomas Jack. Their remixes are perfectly chilled and pull from artists such as M83 to Marvin Gaye, Ed Sheeran to the Israel Kamakawiwo’ole version of Somewhere Over The Rainbow. While the production of both producers is more than impressive, it’s their track selection as far as remixes go that have caught my attention and introduced me to my new favorite artists Benjamin Francis Leftwich.

Benjamin Francis Leftwich – Shine (Kygo Remix)

Kygo: Facebook | Twitter | SoundCloud
Thomas Jack: Facebook | Twitter | SoundCloud
Benjamin Francis Leftwich: Facebook | Twitter | SoundCloud

Benjamin Francis Leftwich is a 24 year old British singer-songwriter who makes the kind of introspective indie music that my high school self and I are going gaga over. Guitar based and chock full o’ feels, his whole album is something you really gotta check out. Think Bryan Adams meets Adam & Naive.

Benjamin Francis Leftwich – Shine

Benjamin Francis Leftwich – Snowship (Thomas Jack Remix)

Benjamin Francis Leftwich – Atlas Hands (Thomas Jack Remix)

Written by: @randymcrandell | @thatnewjam

Win 2 Weekend Passes To The Hudson Project

You read that right boys and girls ThatNewJam has teamed up with new upstate New York music festival The Hudson Project to give away TWO WEEKEND PASSES and camping for the July 11-13 festival in Saugerties, NY. Featuring artists such as Kendrick Lamar, Modest Mouse, Big Gigantic, Kill Paris, The Floozies and more, this not the festival you’re going to want to miss!

We’re going to be running collaborative content with The Hudson Project all week and you can check out all of our features below!

ThatNewJamFM 008 ft. The Hudson Project

The Hudson Project Week on ThatNewJam

Written by: @randymcrandell | @thatnewjam

ThatNewJamFM 008 ft. The Hudson Project

This week’s episode of ThatNewJamFM is sponsored by The Hudson Project; a brand new festival in Saugerties, NY from Camp Bisco organizers MCP Presents! Get caught up on The Hudson Project with their very own edition of The Ketchup Post and see below to enter for your chance to win 2 GA Weekend Passes to The Hudson Project courtesy of ThatNewJam!

We included as many tracks as we could from their stacked lineup which includes headliners like Kendrick Lamar, Bassnectar, Modest Mouse and The Flaming Lips as well as strong support from GRiZ, Big Gigantic, The Floozies, Kill Paris, Bonobo, and some guy named Lettuce(?) amongst a ton of other talented acts.

ThatNewJamFM 008 – The Hudson Project Takeover

ThatNewJamFM Track Listing:
The Floozies – Stuntin’
Rudimental – Feel The Love (Kill Paris Remix)
Kanye West – Get Em High (Big Gigantic Remix)
ZZ Ward – Cryin’ Wolf ft. Kendrick Lamar
Bingo Players – Rattle (Luminox Remix)
Bro Safari – That A$$
TNGHT – Goooo
Paper Diamond x Christian Rich – XIX ft. Angela McCluskey
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – Can’t Hold Us (Big Gigantic Remix)
Atmosphere – Puppets
GRiZMATiK – Digital Liberation is Mad Freedom
Kill The Noise x Brillz x Minx – Saturn (Kill Paris Remix)
Modest Mouse – Float On
Kendrick Lamar – A.D.H.D.
Kendrick Lamar – Backseat Freestyle
Schoolboy Q – Collard Greens ft. Kendrick Lamar

The Hudson Project Week on ThatNewJam

Written by: @randymcrandell | @thatnewjam

Perfectly Chilled: Elaksi x aywy – Nobody Else

TNJ favorite Elaski is back with another perfectly chilled track, collaborating with Australian producer aywy. We’ve become familiar with the big bass and ambient atmosphere of Elaksi but this track really is something incredible, with jazzy horn samples, a sensual female vocal and an energy fit for the bedroom. No free download as of yet but this is absolutely one of those tracks you need to zone out to.

Elaksi x aywy – Nobody Else

Written by: @randymcrandell | @thatnewjam

Win 2 Tickets To BRILLZ at VENUE Nightclub

Big time bass producer Brillz and TNJ favorite will be streaming live to VENUE Nightclub in Binghamton, New York on Saturday April 26th! You can purchase tickets ahead of time and enter below for your chance to win 2 tickets to the show! Winners will be announced during the coming week of ThatNewJamFM and be sure to BUY YOUR TICKETS HERE!

Brillz at VENUE Nightclub Ticket Links: PURCHASE LINK

Twonkworld – Twonk Team Mixtape Vol.e 3

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