Viceroy (ft. K. Flay) – Back At The Start (Delusion Remix) [TMN Premiere]

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Viceroy
Back At The Start (Delusion Remix)

We’re no stranger to Viceroy and his newest K. Flay assisted hit, “Back At The Start.” Today, however, we’re excited to show you a fairly fresh face that flipped the tune on its head into a smooth and futuristic groove. Delusion has remixed Oh Wonder and Odesza previously, which are equally as gorgeous and silky, so he isn’t afraid to tackle prime source material. This new endeavor knocks with purpose, but is balanced out by a softer side that sets itself apart from the original in the best way possible. It’s as strong as it is seductive, and every element across the song’s spectrum is dutifully placed with purpose and poise. Delusion has commanded his sound within only a few tracks, so there’s no telling how far he’ll be able to go. Give yourself a much needed break before the weekend hits with this stunning remix by Delusion, and be ready to hear his name around much more often.

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[Get Crunk] Friday Party Playlist (Vol. 140)

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Howdy ninjas! It’s Friday again. We all know what THAT means. Kick it off right with theses ten jams and be sure to #danceirresponsibly. Until next time, enjoy!

Outkast
Roses (Peter Brennan & TCUP Remix)
LarryKoek
Île de Luna (Original Mix)
Mace
Around Me (Trooko Remix) ( The Remixes Vol 05 )
BAEWATCH
Energy (Original Mix)
Milo & Otis
Trap Arms
Goshfather & Jinco X FIrst Gift
Blithe (Original Mix)
Nicki Minaj x M.I.H.
Only (Salva Edit)
William Crooks
The House That Booty Built Ft. Cheldon McQueen
Mr. Carmack
Pay For What (LUCA LUSH REMIX)
Louis & Prada MikeeyKrook & SickState
Up To No Good (Original Mix)
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[Future Feels] Free N Losh – I Love You So

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I Love You So

Something that you really have to commend songwriters and producers for is creativity. Yeah anyone can get creative, but with an infinite amount of music out there, the struggle for new ideas can get pretty real. That’s where sampling comes in. As a technique that’s been around for a while now, producers have figured out numerous ways to get innovative with it. Not only do they create a new melody by putting together a few clips of music, but they now also have the ability to manipulate an original segment of a song, and turn it into something completely unfamiliar and novel.

Now let’s talk about the beautiful new release from Canadian duo Free N Losh, “I Love You So.” Taking their musical talent to uncharted territory, the boys masterfully sample the chorus from Candyman’s “Knockin Boots”, which was later sung by Samantha Cole on Shaggy‘s 2k hit, “Luv Me, Luv Me.” What was once an old school hip-hop jam and later a pop hit is now a euphoric feels-inciting tune that will alleviate a long day’s stress.

Placing the softened vocals over some original mellow production, the track becomes a musical oasis of ethereal sounds that give off a feeling of tenderness creating a romantic vibe. So, looking to unwind or get cozy with your boo? Peep this track and then make sure to snag the free download.

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[Piano Session] Mario – Let Me Love You (Jack Garratt Cover)

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As we continue on our month of Jack Garratt’s residency, we’re continually reminded why we’ve developed a sincere adoration for this UK-based musician. Today continues our ever-growing infatuation, as we get a glimpse at an entirely new side of this quickly-rising star.

Set against the backdrop of nothing more than powerfully cascading piano chords, we’re offered an intimate listen at the simplistic beauty and raw musical finesse from Garratt. Showing some love for the early 2000′s R&B hit “Let Me Love You,” we’re instantly taken away to another place, being helplessly consumed with each memorable lyric.

Originally played at Huw Stephens BBC Radio 1 show at SXSW, this cover (originally sung by Mario), accompanied a piano ballad-style version of his  song “The Love You’re Given.” If you’re unfamiliar with that one, take a gander at the original version below.

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Let Me Love You (Live Cover @ SXSW
The Love Youre Given
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Ultra Music Festival 2015 – Must See Acts [TMN EDITORS' PICKS]

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We’re less than a day away from Ultra Music Festival kicking into full swing, we thought it’d be the perfect time to throw a wrench in your perfectly laid out plans. As we do every year, our team of ninjas have hand-selected a few of their must-see acts, giving you an even bigger scheduling nightmare than you already had before.

With that in mind, we strongly suggest catching even a small portion of sets from these artists below, as they’ve come to be some of the most impressive we’ve caught over the past few years.

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DIXON

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Friday, Resistance Stage, Presented by Link Miami Rebels, 9:00 PM

After nabbing Resident Advisor’s #1 DJ of 2014, Steffen Berkhahn has seen his ‘Dixon‘ project near the top of every house & techno head’s ‘Must-See’ list. Though his signature style has undeniably morphed over the years, he’s stayed remarkably independent and adventurous, and he’s fiercely loyal to his label’s sound no matter how large the stage. For those in need of a massive set not aimed at the ‘EDM’ crowds, ABSOLUTELY do not miss Dixon’s slot.

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Goldroom

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Sunday, Ultra Worldwide, 5:00 PM

The king of tempered down, breeze-along diso melodies, Goldroom hasn’t forgotten the platform which put him on the tip of so many tongues: the DJ booth. Josh Legg’s DJ sets still function as a vital part of the Goldroom experience even after expanding to a live four-piece. Everyone needs a chilled out hour or two during UMF’s absurd three days. Make it with Goldroom.

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Till Sunrise

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Royksopp

Friday, Live Stage, 11:00 PM

Potentially the Norwegian duo’s last ever run on the festival circuit after announcing an end to albums for their timeless dance-pop project, culminating with an incredible 2014 two-hour opus, fittingly titled The Inevitable End. Just the premise of not having them around in the near future is enough to make us label this as one of our ‘Must-See’ performances of the weekend.

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Thank You

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[TMN Exclusive Interview] Get to Know: Kid Astray

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It's Alright

Norwegian six-piece, Kid Astray, don’t represent a single genre but rather a distinct state of mind–one of youthful energy. Through a string of singles, the up ‘n coming band have shown us everything from indie rock on tracks like “No Easy Way Out” to Passion Pit-inspired electro pop like “Still Chasing Nothing.” Their latest single, “It’s Alright,” lands squarely in the center of that spectrum mixing airy guitar-driven verses with an undeniably catchy chorus powered by an addicting electronic melody. That juxtaposition is one they masterfully toy with, reimagining and transitioning between different styles all within one track. We had a chance to chat with a few members of Kid Astray–get to know them below and give their infectious latest single a spin above. Kid Astray’s debut album drops this June!

TMN: Thanks for taking the time to answer some questions! Starting from the beginning, can you tell us how you all first joined forces and the story behind the first song you all wrote together?

Jakob: No problem! We are currently stuck in our rehearsal space, preparing for our upcoming scandinavian tour, so it’s nice taking a short break. And talking about ourselves, haha.

We first met back in high school, where we were all studying music. Everyone but Even and myself knew each other from secondary school, and had already been playing together. Personally, I didn’t know anyone else on the school, but I really wanted to play in a band. I just played with anyone who wanted to play with me. I was the only drummer in our class, so Benjamin and Elizabeth didn’t really have many people to choose from, haha. We had our first rehearsal the same day we met. We played our first show after one week, playing cover songs. The first track we wrote was called ‘Eternal Gifts’ and was written in our rehearsal space at the time, Benjamin’s basement. That song is very different from what we do now, it’s pretty much a guitar based rock track without any synths. It’s still a bit nostalgic thinking about the song, since it was the track that earned us our first manager. Who knows, maybe we will use the core from the track again in the future!

TMN: Who were some of the artists you listened to growing up that you feel have inspired your sound?

Benjamin: Michael Jackson has been a huge inspiration! As a child I learned all the dances and songs by watching the videos and live DVDs. I have definitely brought elements from him into the KA sound. For example the pluck funk guitar. My whole family is a bunch of musicians, so it’s hard to name some specific artists. It’s everything from jazz and synthpop from the 80s to mums punkband! It’s all a part off our sound in a way.

TMN:Kid Astray has more members than most contemporary bands. How do you all approach studio time and how does that collaboration process work? Does it make things easier? more difficult?

Alex: There are definitely up-sides and down-sides of being six people. Traveling becomes more expensive, but also becomes more fun. Cause we’re six good friends, so we’re never bored! And even though we’re unusually many people, we’ve got more than enough to do on stage. We even have to be multi-instrumentalists to successfully get through the new album. The studio part of things works very well. We have our little mastermind Benjamin who starts on an idea, and then we all kinda get together and finish it off. I’m not really sure if things are simpler or more difficult, cause it’s the only way we know. But it definitely gives a lot of variety since so many of us have different musical preferences. Continue reading

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[Deep House] My Digital Enemy Vs. Missy Elliot – Freak My Bassline Soundz [TMN Premiere]

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Brighton duo My Digital Enemy is delivering their newest free song to you right here with a Music Ninja premiere. The Zulu Records label head’s have gone and taken Missy Elliot’s “Get Your Freak On” and mashed it into their original “Bassline Soundz.” Just in time for Miami, this show stopper is bringing two things everyone likes together, being energy and Missy Elliot. With the recent Missy hype, I’ve heard a bunch of tracks that just toss in a vocal of hers essentially only for marketing purposes, because it surely didn’t fit with what they had. My Digital Enemy did the opposite, conjuring up a quality song that will have everyone getting their freak on. Have a listen and don’t forget to grab a copy!

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