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[Get Crunk] TMN’s 2014 Ultimate Halloween Playlist

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Putting together the ultimate Halloween playlist is no easy task. There are so many factors that need to be assessed. Will it make people dance? Is it too heavy in parts? What ratio of Halloween-esque songs to popular songs do you use? What classic party songs or subsequent remixes of those songs should be included? And probably the most important factor – will girls be into it (c’mon fellas. You know you have to have some tunes in there to please the ladies).

Well, the thing is – it’s pretty subject to the listener, but we think we have it pegged. Instead of putting together every single “Thriller” and “Monster Mash” remix out there, we picked only the best, and mixed them in with some of our favorites from the past year. It starts out real deep and groovy, which should warm your guests dancin’ shoes up nicely. It of course progresses into some slightly heavier selects, which should come in right as things start to turn up.

You can press play on this bad boy and let it play all the way through. Feel free to play bartender or head chef at your party, because music is one thing you’re not going to mess with.

The Night VI
Heroine (backstroke. Remix)
Dontcha (Need & Necessity Edit)
Eli & Fur
Feel The Fire (Journeyman Remix)
Smile (Action 52 Remix)
Hold On, Were Going Home (TJR 120bpm refix)
Marvin Gaye
Grapevine (Autograf Remix)
Calvin Harris
Blame (The Him Deep House Edit)
Maverick Sabre
I Need (Luis Leon Blue Sky Edit)
Chase The Devil (Original Mix)
She Came To Give It To You (Tesher Remix)
Stevie Wonder
Superstition (Autograf Remix)
Destructo feat YG
Party Up
Sammy Bananas
Money Time feat. Antony & Cleopatra (Option4 Remix)
Calvin Harris
Bounce (DEVI Deep House Remix)
How Low (Action 52 Remix)
Rhythm Of The Night (Hotel Garuda Remix Ft. AObeats)
Laffy Taffy (Justin Jays Halloween Edit)
Thriller • The Reflex Halloween Disco Edit
The Griswolds
Beware The Dog (Autograf Remix)
Bee Gees
Stayin Alive ( ItaloBros Remix )
The Magician
Sunlight feat. Years & Years (Tobtok Remix)
Shawn Mendes
Life Of The Party (Kayliox Remix)
Oliver Heldens
Gecko (Original Mix)
DJ Fresh feat Ellie Goulding
Flashlight (Jack Beats 4am Remix)
Oliver Heldens, Mr. Belt & Wezol
Everyday is Halloween (DJ Dan & Mike Balance Remix) FREE DOWNLOAD
At Night
The M Machine
Just Like
Move That Dope (Sleepy Tom Bootleg)
Future feat. Pusha T
Gregori Klosman & MC
Gig (Original Mix)
Faded (Steve James Remix)
Ghost Town (FREE Halloween Download)
Justin Timberlake
What Goes Around...Comes Around (MUTO Remix)
Victor Niglio feat. Ray Parker, Jr.
Ghostbusters 2014
Penguin Prison
Calling Out (Elephante Remix)
Sander Van Doorn & Oliver Heldens
Adventure Club
Wonder (The Chainsmokers Remix)
Radio Stereo (Radio Edit)
Wolfgang Gartner & Tommy Trash
Hounds Of Hell (Original Mix)
Mr. Larson (Original Mix)
When Will The Bass Drop (Koyote Edit)Lonely Island // Sean & Bobo // Davvincii // Lil Jon // Sam F
Michael Jackson vs. Dillon Francis & Martin Garrix
Thriller (Kastras Set Me Free Mashup)
Daft Punk
One More Time (Black Boots Remix) / @BlackBootsX
Maxx Baer x KRNE
Cosmic Canyon
Polluted feat. Dirt Nasty (TAITO Remix)
Ghosts n Stuff
Zombie (3LAU TomorrowWorld Edit)
Calvin Harris & John Newman
Blame (R3hab Remix)
KANYE ft. SirenXX
Duck Sauce
Big Bad Wolf
The Isley Brothers
Shout (Gummy Trap Remix)
Dillon Francis
Whats That Spell (feat. TJR)
YOGI ft Pusha T
Burial (Moody Good Remix)
Infinite Daps
Baauer & RL Grime
Willy Joy & Buku
6 God (Gravez Remix)
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The Night VI – Heroine (backstroke.remix) [TMN PREMIERE]

The Night VI
Heroine (backstroke. Remix)

Is there a better day to be writing up such a haunting tale? Couple in some devilishly dialed up future bass beats to the aforementioned story, and we pretty much have the perfect track for your Halloween adventures.

Coming off their second EP, DIY, The Night VI have brought us into the dark and unsavory with their track “Heroine.” Lead singer Sophie Rose Harper elaborates on her cautionary tale:

Heroine is a femme fatal. She knows what she wants and how to get it but she’ll ruin you much like the drug. She’s like your mum’s worst nightmare but there’s another side to her one that raises you up and keeps you wanting more.

Enter backstroke, a DC-based remixer who was brought in for a tasty twist on this vocal-driven tune. Expertly extracting and sampling sections of the original vocal score, “Heroine” has been given a dancefloor friendly vibe, complete with heavy bass, rolling snares, and chilling synths.

Aside from this premiere, you can also find this tune in our upcoming Halloween playlist. Make sure to check back with us later today!

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[Secret Ninja Pass] This Week at Beta 10/30 – 11/1


Alright, ninjas. We’ve been hooking you up with free entry to Beta over the past year. We know you’ve have some epic times, catching some of the most legendary talent EDM has to offer, and we’re on board to keep this thing going. So, we’re once again giving you an opportunity to check out the best night club in North America for free. What all do you have to do to get in? It’s pretty damn easy. Just follow these steps:

- Head to the front door and enter the club before 11 pm
- Show this post to the cashier (Valid for 21+ only)

That’s it! Unfortunately though, this is a stacked week at Beta, so this ninja deal is only valid for Saturday night. If you wanna see Van Dyk or Infected Mushroom, you’re going to have to cough up the dough.

Paul Van Dyk - Oct 30
Hans Zimmer & James Newton Howard
Poor Choice Of Words (Paul van Dyk Remix)

Infected Mushroom - Oct 31
6.Nation Of Wusses

Lee Burridge - Oct 18
Für Die Liebe (Dub)
Matthew Dekay & Lee Burridge
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TeamMate – Buffalo Stance (Neneh Cherry Cover) [TMN PREMIERE]

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Buffalo Stance (Neneh Cherry Cover)

Back in July, we introduced you to a rather peculiar breakup story, one that takes an unexpected turn in comparison to most. While most of us would cringe at the thought of being in the same room as our exes, TeamMate is not only in the same room, they’re churning out amazing music from said room.

A lot of you probably aren’t old enough to remember the smash hit “Buffalo Stance” from Swedish rapper Neneh Cherry, which is why Dani Buncher and Scott Simons are hoping to educate you a little bit by bringing it back to the forefront. While the late 80′s hip hop flair is gone, there’s still a strong connection to the original. Buncher adds in her near-spoken world style interpretation, in addition to her normal contributions as drummer. Simons’ does his part in modernizing this tune by adding in a strong synth section, fully representing their usual indie pop sound.

In a world of endless releases, and subsequent remixes of those releases, we’re always elated when an artist decides to pay tribute to older and often forgotten tunes. It’s a respectful nod to those people who’ve influenced some of our favorites today, and it’s an important part of remembering our musical history.

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[Singer/Songwriter] Tenterhook – Go Easy

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Go Easy

It seems like every other day we’re getting introduced to some gloriously gifted singer/songwriter, each having a well defined style and impressive vocals. Today’s discovery comes by way of London.

Archie Faulks goes by the moniker Tenterhook, and at the young age of 19, he’s already supporting acts like Luke Sital Singh, Young the Giant and Grant Nicholas. With one listen through “Go Easy,” it’s understand to see why some of the big boys are bringing him on stage with them.

Coming off his new EP, Tenterhook 2 (11/24 via Cartoon records) this tune has all the laid-back indie vibes you’d want from singer/songwriter. The instrumentals are properly subdued, featuring slow, rhythmic percussion and crystal clean guitar, all of which provide the perfect backdrop for Faulks’ vocals.

Make sure to catch this youngster this winter as he supports Iceland’s Ásgeir on his European tour.

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[Indie] Clementine & The Galaxy – When the Night is Over

When The Night Is Over

While there’s certainly no lack of talented musicians coming out of Brooklyn, NY these days, this indie pop duo is making damn certain their name rises to the top.

Having previously covered this Clementine & The Galaxy, we certainly had them on our list to follow. Their remix of Roses and Revolutions “Take Me With” you had us all a twitter, and now we’re even more so enamoured with this latest original piece.

“When the Night is Over” is offers its listeners a truly cinematic soundscape which slowly builds into crescendo of rolling tom hits, energetic, raw harmonies, and fluttering synths. Couple that with Julie Hardy’s vocals, and we’re instantly taken away to a time which seems so distant at this point: festival season.

Having a sound that encapsulates the sheer wonderment, elation, and contentment of a festival is a tough thing to do, but this other-worldly act has it nailed in this release.

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Kele talks on the new album, RnB, and his bulldog, Olive [TMN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW]

Kele Okereke

TMN: Thank you so much for taking some time to answer a few questions for us today. Let’s kick things off by talking about the new LP, Trick, which can be looked at as a return to your house influences. This album was actually started while you were touring with Bloc Party in support of your album Four, correct?

Kele: Yes, I started working on the music whilst we were touring in 2012. FOUR was a very abrasive record so sonically it was good for me to be able to experience something a little different during that time.

TMN: Talk to us about the difficulties in the creative process in switching from the intensity of tunes like “3×3” to something like laid back and rhythmic like “Coasting.”

Kele: Well I’m a libra so I’ve never found it difficult to be in two different headspaces at the same time, if anything i actually find it quite enjoyable enduring two opposing disciplines at the same time; they kinda cancel each other out.

TMN: Speaking of “Coasting” it has such a lush, tribal feel to it. In our mind, your falsetto in this tune is why we think it’s one of the best in the industry. What was the creative approach to this song? Did you come with the lyrics/vocal progression first, or did you lay down the instrumentals first?

Kele: I laid down the initial idea with just a voice and a piano, a little guitar work. to me the song felt so joyous, like the start of something hopeful. i wanted the music to reflect that optimistic nature of the lyrics, something light that, skipped almost.
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