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Vienna Ditto – Hammer And A Nail [TMN PREMIERE]

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Vienna Ditto
Hammer And A Nail

After one listen through Vienna Ditto’s “Hammer And A Nail,” we were ready to wrap up any music blogging we had left and switch gears into creative writing for the next few hours. In between the haunting vocals, the steady bassline, and rich, atmospheric layering, we couldn’t help but get lost in our own minds, slowly beginning to craft a story to fit this encapsulating tune.

Hailing from London, this outfit isn’t the easiest to describe. They definitely have strong electronic elements influencing them, but they also infuse traditional instrumentation and stylings, providing the listener with electronic pop, classic Americana and Rockabilly undertones. At times, they do take on a bit of a Parov Stellar sound, whom are well known for their impressively crafted electro swing sounds.

“Hammer And A Nail” comes out officially on February 23rd, but you’re getting an advanced peek here on TMN. It boasts a multitude of influences, as mentioned before, culminating in a swirling, intoxicating listening experience. Including playful country strums on an acoustic guitar, a glowing organ arrangement, accentuating brass, and a big, buzzing beat, you’ll have more than enough to let your mind wander. Just don’t let it wander too far. It is Monday, after all.

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[Indie] Seafret – Oceans

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Seafret
Oceans

We’re not sure what it’s like on your part of the globe, but where we’re sitting, it’s sunny, warm and gorgeous. All of which is a complete treat compared to what we’re used to this time of year, so we’re gleefully indulging in it’s splendor, hanging out on the back porch with a beer, a smile, and a couple playful dogs.

Seafret comes in with a perfect, calming tune to add to our Sunday chill out playlist. Comprised of soft strumming, understated piano keys, and soaring strings section, “Oceans” does have a heavier message, but it’s still quite nice for the environment.

Made up from members Jack Sedman and Harry Draper, these two have artfully crafted a sound that’s truly encapsulating. They just showcased that sound at a few gigs at Sundance this last weekend. After seeing that, we were eagerly hoping for a SXSW appearance. Unfortunately, they’ll be in the UK at that time. Maybe next year?

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[Electronic] Clean Bandit & Jess Glynne – Real Love (The Chainsmokers Remix)

Real Love (The Chainsmokers Remix)
Clean Bandit & Jess Glynne
Real Love (The Chainsmokers Remix)

Self proclaimed “cool guys” Alex & Drew have gradually become household names in not only the EDM community, but the mainstream as well. Through their zany antics, fantastic hair, and creative remixes, they’ve continually impressed the most stern gatherings of music nerdery, as well as those filled with crazy-eyed pop-loving youngsters.

These two have been a little quiet as of late, but it’s not hard to understand why. Traveling all across the world, they probably haven’t had time to do much else other than eat, sleep, play, and repeat. Fortunately for us, we’re getting a fresh new tune from them today. Taking on “Real Love,” originally crafted by Clean Bandit and Jess Glynne, we’re offered up a smooth, future-y remix that boasts some lovely horns, pitched up vocal samples, atmospheric elements, and rolling claps.

As we prep for festival season, we’re constantly on the hunt for tunes to populate our playlists. This gem from The Chainsmokers will most assuredly be one of our top picks.

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[Secret Ninja Pass] This Week at Beta 1/22 – 1/24

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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!

Robin Schulz - January 22
Something New (Robin Schulz Remix)

ill Gates - January 23
The Skizza (2008)

AudioFly - January 24
Argy
Love Dose (Audiofly Remix)
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Datsik talks about LA, his Firepower homies, and the future of dubstep [TMN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW]

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TMN: Hey dude! First off, thank you so much for being our artist of the month for January, and for letting us come on board for the Ninja Nation tour.

Datsik: Absolutely. I appreciate all of the support!

TMN: Let’s talk about the upcoming Ninja Nation tour, which kicks off this week. What can fans expect from this tour?

Datsik: Well, first of all, this tour is going to be louder, bigger, and it’s going to have different, crazy, and awesome artists. Some of them are from Firepower and some of them are just homies. We have Kennedy Jones, we have ETC ETC, TRUTH, Barely Alive, Bear Grillz, Twine, Trolley Snatcha, Fox Stevenson, and I think that’s it. They all rotate in and out of the tour.

I’m super stoked. We just upgraded to Vortex, so we have some 3.0 now, and it should be pretty crazy. It should make for a pretty fucking awesome experience!

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Shermanology – I Want You [TMN EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE]

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Shermanology
I Want You (Available January 19)

It’s almost 10:00AM here in Colorado. We just sat down to our computers, ready to take on one more full day of work, but something’s not quite right. In our minds, we’re not quite free for two days of unadulterated freedom. In our ears though, we’re already tearing up the dance floor. How is this possible you ask? Let us refer to the much-anticipated tune from Amsterdam-based trio Shermanology.

Premiering today on your favorite music blog (even if we’re not, just pretend for the next five minutes) we have one hell of a future house tune that’s already been tearing up dance clubs, and now it’s dead set on tearing up your headphones, computers, tablets, and home stereos. This energetic, dance-your-ass-off tune features a bouncy melody, coupled with 90’s style dance-pop vocals. Lyrically, you can’t find a more perfect fit for some massive speakers, some adult beverages, and a good looking dance partner, all of which we’re sure you’re already envisioning for later tonight.

“I Want You” is available through Work Records come Monday. Until then, feel free to bookmark this page and come back repeatedly.

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[Secret Ninja Pass] This Week at Beta 1/15 – 1/17

beta-super-pass

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!

Kap Slap - January 15
Kap Slap feat. Angelika Vee
Let It All Out (Preview)

12th Planet - January 16
12th Planet & Protohype
Brick

Pete Tong - January 17
John Monkman & Pete Tong
The Bumps (Original Mix)
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