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[TMN Resident Artist Exclusive] ARTY’s Music Ninja Mini-Mix

The Music Ninja Guestmix

Before he leaves us for the month, resident artist ARTY decided to put together a mini-mix just for his Music Ninja family. We have enjoyed having this talented young artist take over for the month and are really digging this mix with some of our favorite songs. One thing about ARTY, he knows how to mix, remix, and make originals. He really is a triple threat kind of artist, and we will keep watching as he continues to take electronic music to another level.

01. ODESZA – Sun Models [feat. Madelyn Grant]
02. Pharrell Wlliams (ft Jay Z) – Frontin’ (Disclosure re-work)
03. Nora En Pure – True (Original Mix)
04. Kiesza – Giant In My Heart (Billon Remix) [Lokal Legend]
05. Schuhmacher ft. Dr May – Back Home (Original) [3Beat]
06. Arty feat. Angel Taylor – Up All Night (Original Mix)
07. Porter Robinson feat. Urban Cone – Lionhearted (Arty Remix)
08. The Young Punx – Supersonic (Original) [MoFoHiFi]

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[TMN Resident Artist] Arty spills his top 5 songs to get down to


We always love to hear our resident artist top five songs because each artist has a unique taste for what music they listen to when they aren’t working on their own stuff.

Arty has chosen five songs from different artists we all know and love so kick back and enjoy.

Audien – Hindsight
Pharrell Williams feat. Jay Z – Frontin’ (Disclosure Rework)
Above & Beyond – Blue Sky Action
Porter Robinson – Flickr (look for it at 6:37 in the mix provided)
Mat Zo feat. The Knocks – Get Down 2 Get Up
Pharrell ft. Jay Z (Disclosure ReWork)
Above & Beyond feat. Alex Vargas
Blue Sky Action (Radio Edit)
porter robinson
bbc radio 1 (2 hour essential mix)
Mat Zo ft The Knocks
Get Down 2 Get Up
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[Pop] VÉRITÉ – Strange Enough

Strange Enough

It’s not everyday you hear a voice that can be described as hauntingly beautiful. But VÉRITÉ has that very voice that makes your heart stop for a minute and really engulf all of her lyrics. Her latest song, ‘Strange Enough’, is a powerful mix of her strong voice with an almost electronic melody that powerfully tells the story of a girl who strangely enough does not want the guy like he would want. While the song has a very pop like feel, VÉRITÉ adds just a tad of electronic sounds to give this song just a bit more punch. Her voice is seductive and we are finding ourselves seduced by this song.

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[Festival Preview + Ticket Giveaway] Global Dance Festival @ Red Rocks, CO 7/18 – 7/20

Global Dance 2014

Let me tell you about a venue nestled into the Rocky Mountain Foothills out here in Colorado that has stolen hearts for generations.

Red Rocks is not just the best outdoor venue in Colorado, it is one of the best outdoor venues in the world and all artists and concert-goers would agree, the magical place is like none other. Combining the beauty of nature with the essential essence of music, Red Rocks makes every music experience one of a kind for every individual present.

And so it seems only fitting that the largest electronic festival in Colorado would be held at this Mother Nature crafted amphitheater. Only this place can handle the insane lasers, riveting crowd, and heart pounding melodies of artists like Zedd, Adventure Club, Odesza, Excision, and so many more at this years Global Dance Festival.

The three-day festival is being held this coming weekend starting things off Friday, July 18th and raving on through Sunday, July 20th. This is the festivals 12th year and as always the lineup will draw fans who know the large names in the electronic world, and fans who appreciate some musicians who are making their names known around the music industry. The variety of artists this year shows the new depth Global Dance is taking on to reach an even more diverse crowd than in years past.

I could sit here and write about every artist playing but then this blog post would turn into a small book and we just don’t have room for that. But trust me, the lineup caters to more than the masses and is one that shouldn’t be missed. Whether fans decide to go to one night or attend all three, they are sure to hear some incredible music and not forget the artists they see in the most beautiful outdoor venue.

And what kind of blog would we be if we didn’t offer a little something that could make one concert-goer a very happy camper? We are giving away one FREE 3-Day pass to Global Dance this year, that’s right you heard me, get it here fo’ FREE. Just follow the instructions below and you could be on your way to a free weekend of dancing, singing, and all around good times.

Winner will be contacted by email Thursday (7/17) at 5:00PM. PLEASE CHECK YO EMAIL, PEOPLE. This is the only way we can get a hold of you.

There are a few rules, of course:
- You must be 18 or over to enter.
- You are responsible for transportation.
- You must bring a valid form of ID to pick up your ticket at will call.
- You must have a bring an arsenal of dance moves on behalf of TMN.
- You must sing “I’m a Little Teapot” in a Ron Burgandy-esque voice while waiting in line.
- We were kidding on that last one. However, if you do accomplish that, you will forever live in TMN contest infamy.

Max Elto
Shadow Of The Sun (Adventure Club Remix)
Excision & Downlink
Rock You
Find You ft. Matthew Koma & Miriam Bryant (Acapella)
BRICKS (feat. Migos)
My Friends Never Die
Wait (Kygo Remix)
You (Brillz Remix)
David Guetta
Lovers On The Sun ft. Sam Martin (Showtek Remix)
Above & Beyond
Sun & Moon (ETC!ETC! Bootleg)
Wildfire (Original Mix) Out Now
Infected Mushroom
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[TMN Resident Artist for July] ARTY


Welcome to July.

Take a deep breath, feel the sun on your face, and feel small trinkets of sweat drip down the spin of your back.

It is officially summer and what better way to celebrate with some fireworks, music, and a new Resident Artist?

Drum roll please…we are so excited to have the highly talented Russian sensation ARTY taking over the ninja website this month. As an emerging titan in the studio who is simply electrifying in the booth, support comes from all possible corners including world-class artists like Armin van Buuren, Skrillex, Avicii, Tiesto, Above & Beyond, Axwell, Swedish House Mafia, Porter Robinson, and more. With his signing to Insomniac/Interscope Records, he is now set to build upon his flourishing career as he continues to forge his path and take his place amongst dance music’s elite. Whether it’s deep in the darkened, thundering bosom of club land or in front of tens of thousands on the laser-lit stages of Ultra Music Festival, Electric Daisy Carnival, Global Gathering, Electric Zoo Festival, Fallout Festival and more, his spellbinding sets have cemented his status as one of the most sought-after artists anywhere. From North America to South America, across the seas to the shores of Europe, Asia and Australia, this burgeoning talent has harnessed the attention of the new dance music generation and seasoned veterans. The chant seized on by fans says it all – there is “no party without ARTY.”

And that is the truth, there is no party with ARTY. With his recently released single off his debut album ‘Up All Night’ featuring Angel Taylor, ARTY is preparing us for what is sure to be an insane album.

So sit back or really, get on your feet and get ready to dance this summer month away with ARTY, we know we are ready.

Up All Night (feat. Angel Taylor)
Porter Robinson – Lionhearted (feat. Urban Cone) (Arty Remix)
London Grammar
Hey Now (Arty Remix)
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[Soul] Meg Mac – Roll Up Your Sleeves

Meg Mac
Roll Up Your Sleeves

Maya Angelou once said, “I love to see a young girl go out and grab the world by the lapels. Life’s a bitch. You’ve got to go out and kick ass.”

I would second that quote, and I believe Miss Meg Mac would third that with her latest song, ‘Roll Up Your Sleeves’. This neo-soul vocal powerhouse from Melbourne released her third single today off of her upcoming debut EP MEGMAC due out this August. Mac has one of those voices that just cater to your ears, an edgy sound with a hinge of soulful delight that carries any and all notes. Mac’s song simply puts it that everything is going to be all right, and the best thing any of us can do is roll up our sleeves and keep moving forward. Cannot wait to hear the rest of this sassy soul-stress’ EP, keep an eye and ear out for more from Miss Mac.

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[TMN Premiere] The Naked and Famous – In Rolling Waves (Strange Babes Cover)


If I say The Naked and Famous, that already is enough to get you excited right? Well of course it is. The wonderful Auckland group are releasing a deluxe version of In Rolling Waves today with pre-orders starting July 17th. In honor of that, N&F is letting you get a little taste of the remixes to come.

Another Auckland group, Strange Babes, covered In Rolling Waves with their own unique sound. A blend of Indie melodies with a hint of rock acoustics, the band makes this song roll along with a wave like feel. With some hippy like chimes that give the song an intoxicating taste, the melody takes us on a wavelength of divine interpretation of this invigorating piece.

Sit back and close your eyes, this is one psychedelic musical ride.

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