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[House] MALAA – BYLINA

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“Oh shit,” were the first words that came to mind when MALAA’s “BYLINA” was dropped in my inbox. Coming off his upcoming ‘Illegal Mixtape’ Bylina is a Russian term that roughly translates to an epic narrative often kept alive through oral tradition and the track perfectly embeds a vocal narrative and MALAA’s signature G-house sound.

This latest impression keeps a classic element and cascades into, no better way to describe it, a very dark and dirty drop. Elements of cinematic and funk are woven into this house melody giving MALAA fans another poignant taste of the talent that resides on the Confessions label. The vocals work into an agreeable narrative calling House Music “a healer, and something that picks you up when you’re feeling down.” We’re thinking this track is going to make it to the forefront of festival season and if you find MALAA on a lineup make sure to catch him because this track has us moving in our chairs so we can only imagine what it’ll do to us live. Purchase the track and get it on all your favorite streaming sites here.

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[Future Bass] Magnifico & Taptone – Sonata

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Future bass meets dance, meets instrumentals, meets bouncy synths; Magnifico and Taptone’s “Sonata” released on Lowly Palace, has taken a bit everything and melded it together into a dramatic production that we’re 100% on board with.

Upon pressing play the track builds into a climactic drop laden with the all familiar sound of trumpets, an instrument that adds a positive flair in so many great productions. This infectious track delves into an unexpected moment of a smoother melody where, yet again, an instrumental is featured, this time luscious piano chords slowing everything down before reviving into the upbeat dance track. The back and forth between this fluttering heartbeat of a track leaves us feeling satisfied but ready for more. Ups and downs may be hard in life, but in music they’re a welcome distraction. “Sonata” is available as a free download.

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[House] LO’99 & Marshall F – Fallen

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Aussie producer and DJ LO’99 isn’t new to the electronic music scene. With support from a large range of artists this producer has certainly garnered attention, especially in his home country of Australia, but his dramatically dark club hits have raised eyebrows across the world as of late and “Fallen” with Marshall F has proven to be just as tantalizing as his past hits.

The pairing of female vocals with the deep top line gives this track an element of darkness but boasts an upbeat tempo giving the track its rightful place in some of the hottest clubs. Spring and Summer are quickly approaching and we’ve found the perfect track to transition from late night extravagance to early morning after hours. The track is available for streaming on Spotify and Soundcloud, and for purchase on iTunes. Grab it here.

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Gareth Emery & Standerwick Release Anticipated Track “Saving Light” For Charity

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SAVING LIGHT

77% of students are bullied mentally, verbally, & physically. Cyberbullying statistics are rapidly approaching similar numbers, with 43% experiencing cyberbullying…

The anticipation for Gareth Emery and Standerwick’s trance single, “Saving Light” landed for release by Monstercat, has created a lot of commotion since EDC Las Vegas ’16 when Gareth teased it to thousands. The emotional lyrics sung by HAILENE paired with the upbeat tempo of Gareth’s signature trance and dance heavy tempo brings more to the table than just a beautifully built song. “Saving Light” is also bringing the, too close to home, issue of bullying to light with a philanthropic effort.

No more disempowerment. No more prejudice. No more bullying. – Ditch the Label

Until March 1st, 100% of all profits made by both artists and the label via sales and streaming revenue will be donated to the Anti Bullying group Ditch The Label. On top of the proceeds, Monstercat will also be pushing a donation drive to the charity throughout the campaign. To give back visit Monstercat’s call to action page here.

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Choirs Sing As Tchami’s Prophecy Tour Lands In Richmond [Contest]

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2016 was an intense year for Confession artist and owner Tchami. The french producer embarked on a Pardon My French tour with DJ Snake, Mercer, and MALAA while throwing in plenty of festival stops of his own such as Mysteryland and Moonrise along the way. Now he’s back with Mercer for an unforgettable North American Prophecy tour .

Tchami’s infusion of hip-hop and dark future house is gracing The National in Richmond, VA on February 11th and we have a contest to help you get there along with a friend. Contest rules can be found below and after entering, make sure to check out the Tchami’s 2016 recap video. There might even be a special unreleased Tchami track playing in the background, but that’s all we can say for now. View all the stops and purchase tickets for your city here.

For a chance to win a pair of tickets, all you have to do is:

  • LIKE The Music Ninja & Tchami Facebook pages
  • COMMENT at the bottom of this article why you want to come to the show
  • SHARE this article on Facebook or Twitter

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Party Thieves Talks Max Capacity Tour [TMN Interview]

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100K #THEFTARMY MIX

What better way to show fan love than a four stop mini tour in 300 capacity venues all for free? One of our favorite heavy hitting trap producers is doing just that for fans across the country. Party Thieves recently took to social media to get a feel for what his #theftarmy thought of the idea and, naturally, the dedicated fans and his team helped bring this generous offer to fruition.

Kicking off at New Orlean’s Republic in February with a stop at popular venue, Heart in Miami, a 3rd stop (not yet revealed) and ending at Fulton 55 in Fresno, Party Thieves is stealing the party from larger capacity venues to bring an intimate experience. Free of charge. For his biggest fans. Wait for it…no strings attached. We got the opportunity to speak to the man himself about the Max Capacity Tour below. Join the army by clicking this registration link.

TMN: Was there any pushback from your team when you decided to do these intimate shows considering they’re free?

Party Thieves: Funny you ask this first. My manager at first did not think we would have enough time to do this as well as finish getting my first big headline world tour done. My team is all about giving back to the fans so the free concept was something they were in favor of.

TMN: Why do you think it’s important to give fans this kind of experience?

PT: Music is a very powerful thing. To be able to make the type of music I love and have fans that vibe with it is amazing. I want to be able to share that feeling I get when I play, whether in front of 300 people or 15000 people. They have been with me from the start so I want them to feel that same energy and this is a way I can do that.

TMN: What would you consider some of the pros and cons of larger events that require tickets?

PT: There are no cons here. Cons only will come from the actions of the people at the shows. Pros are more people to share your music with.

TMN: A lot of the larger shows, when they sell out, end up with outrageously scalped tickets, what are your thoughts on scalpers?

I want people buying tickets to my shows that want to be there. That goes for other artists as well. Don’t buy a ticket if you don’t plan on coming.

TMN: How did you choose which cities?

PT: I was very vocal on social media prior to really deciding what cities we chose. I had a lot of people email, DM, or directly call my team wanting to be part of this tour. A lot of promoters really appreciated the fact I want to make something more intimate and personal with my fans. One city that I definitely kept a look out for was Fresno. I was supposed to play Trap Fest late 2015 but had transit issues that kept me. So I wanted to keep my word and give back. We still have yet to announce the 4th show so have one more city to go!

TMN: What can attendees expect besides a smaller crowd and it being free?

PT: These shows will be like if a Meet & Greet met an actual show and lasted for the length of a set. I think that should paint a good picture for everyone.

TMN: Could you see yourself doing this multiple times a year or in twice as many cities?

PT: I don’t think I can give an answer on how many times per year but this is definitely something I’d like to have grow into more cities. I will keep doing it until every fan has that chance to attend.

TMN: When was the last time you played a show this small, but unintentionally, and can you describe the experience/memory?

PT: Oh man, I don’t remember the city but might have been like a year and a half ago I had a last minute venue change. I don’t think the promoter got the memo out and there were like 50 people. I still put on a wild set so those 50 left happy haha.

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[Electronic] Zuma – All Nite feat. Lenis Kim

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Simple and sensual are the first words that come to mind when we listen to San Diego based artists, Zuma and Lenis Kim’s new collaboration “All Nite.” The track, released via the Artist Union, melds crystal clear vocals and production suited for what many say is meant for the summer months, but we’ll have to disagree with that one.

The melodic melody could be enjoyed anywhere from the beach, a winter wonderland walk in the snow, to relaxing at home. Far from boring “All Nite” may not have a lot of frills but has an ability to create a sense of calm within the listener. This is Zuma and Lenis’s first collaboration, but hopefully not their last.

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