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Jain – City [TMN PREMIERE]

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Jain
City

Every so often, we stumble across an artist that lights our hearts and ears with genuine endearment. Today is one of those days, as we bring you first listen from this quirky, playful and avant-garde French musician.

Jain, where is it you’re from?
You’re a girl from everywhere and other places.

Jain comes through your headphones and speakers all the way from Toulouse, but brings with her a myriad of international influences. After having lived in multiple spots across the globe (Pau, Madagascar, Dubai, Toulouse), this up-and-coming artist’s jet-setting ways bleed through in every note of her music. Today, you’re experiencing “City” which comes off her upcoming EP, Hope.

Releasing officially tomorrow, “City” boasts an undeniably infectious nature complete tribal drumming, upbeat guitar strumming, and impossible-not-to-sing-along-lyrics. It’s pleasantly difficult to describe, something that doesn’t happen all to often. What we can say is – yes, it does have some pop influences, but the structure is anything but, giving a highly engaging experience throughout.

After you’re done giving it a spin, check out “Come,” which is not only making waves through TMN HQ, but on YouTube as well.

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Passport to Stockholm – All at Once EP [TMN PREMIERE]

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It was a strange occurrence when I came across Passport to Stockholm. In less than a week, I’ll be wheels up, passport in hand, heading to Stockholm’s airport. Needless to say, I couldn’t help but dive into their upcoming All at Once EP, which left me grinning ear-to-ear at this serendipitous happening.

Members Barny (vocals), Tom (guitar/loop pedal), Mariona (cello), and Henri (beats), have been together for just over a year, but their sound reflects that of a polished, time-tested chemistry. Initially funded through a small, but passionate fanbase, the act has since worked with Gordon Mills Jr. (Ed Sheeran, Newton Faulkner), Nick Atkinson (Gabrielle Aplin, Saint Raymond), Amy Wadge (Ed Sheeran, Lewis Watson) and Athlete’s Carey Willets.

The end result can be found below; a four-song collection rife with lingering lyrics, vastly rich soundscapes, and dextrous songwriting abilities. Starting off with the recently released, self-titled track, this London-based act delves into their textured mixture of electronic elements and classic instrumentation. The combination brings associations of legendary producers and singer/songwriters alike, calling on elements of Moby and Coldplay alike. Conversely, “Let Me Know” highlights the folkier side of their artistry, bringing in strong Celtic influences through Mariona’s cello work and Barny’s vocal cadence. However, while the track definitely has influences that have transcended decades and country borders, its modern styling rounds it out perfectly for today’s blogosphere scouring music nerd.

Once you’re finished having a listen through all four tracks, head over to the band’s facebook page to keep tabs on the release and upcoming shows. Word on the street is, their live act is not to be missed. Luckily for our readers across the pond, you can catch them at Weyfest on September 5th.

All At Once
Chemistry
Let Me Know
Wanted It More
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[Secret Ninja Pass] This Week at Beta – 8/27 – 8/29

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Alright, ninjas. We’ve been hooking you up with free entry to Beta over two years now. We know you’ve had 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)
– The deal is valid for tonight and Friday only. If you want to catch Booka Shade, you should pick up tickets here.

See you on the dance floor.

GTA - 8/27
Rihanna
Bitch Better Have My Money (GTA Remix)

Downlink - 8/28

Downlink & Twofold
Darkside
Booka Shade - 8/29
Wildest Thing
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Mt. Eden Discuss Influences, Hiphopopotamus vs. Rhymenoceoros, and Maternal Love (Or Lack Thereof) [TMN EXCLUSIVE]

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Few things are absolutely certain when it comes to New Zealand-based Mt. Eden. For starters, fans will most assuredly be won over by their inventive, lush, and textural melodic dubstep, trap, and DnB sets, featuring a vast catalog of original work. This much we already knew, having seen them perform in the past. What we didn’t know, but do now, is that any conversation had with members Jesse Cooper and Harley Rayner is sure to result in hilarity.

We were lucky enough to catch up with this cheeky duo down at Beta Nightclub for both of the aforementioned experiences. And, as we said, hilarity ensued.

TMN: Hey guys. Thanks for taking the time to chat with us tonight. Welcome to the Mile High City! This is your second show at Beta, correct?

HR: Thanks man! This is our second show.

TMN: You guys play all over the world, how does Beta compare to some of the other renowned clubs out there?

HR: Imagine a pirate ship, run by Darth Vader.

JC: And Yoda.

HR: Yes, and Yoda. And you put them together and it’s a team operation. Everything is put together super tight. Everyone’s got walkie talkies. There are no problems whatsoever. The sound system is perfect.

JC: The force is strong here.

TMN: So, Electric Forest is definitely on our festival bucket list. How was your experience there? How does the vibe feel in comparison to some of the other larger festivals?

JC: With Electric Forest, it was a real passionate crowd. The forest is so decorated. The vibe was amazing. The security was overly nice. It didn’t feel corporate. The artists were really cool. We met up with 12th Planet, Snails, Vaski, Black Tiger Sex Machine…and everyone was really cool. It was like a family gathering.

HR: There’s no other festival where Macy Grey sings, Mr Carmack plays the drums, and it’s all fun and games. There’s no pressure on anyone to be in a scene.

JC: And there were so many back-to-back sets. It was Skrillex and Snails and Vaski doing DJ sets together. It was really cool! Everyone was mixing and mingling and everyone included everyone. You never felt left out.

HR: We could talk forever about how cool it is. It was one of the best festivals we’ve played at just due to the energy.

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Introducing our Next Resident Artist – Sam Feldt

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Here’s a fun fact: Sam Feldt’s facebook page was started in September of 2013. Let that sink in for just a minute. Pretty crazy, right? That’s just under two years, and at this point, he’s worked himself into a household name amongst the blogosphere, the radio, and festival goers alike.

With massively adored originals and remixes, Feldt has captured our collective attention, racking up hypem hearts and SoundCloud plays faster than most could ever dream of. In fact, one scroll through his work will leave you pretty damn impressed by the millions of plays he’s acquired.

For the next month, we’ll be shining a bright, ninja spotlight on this crazy talented Amsterdammer. Expect to see a contest to pick up tickets to an upcoming show, and exclusive interview, and a custom mix. In the meantime, though, feel free to enjoy our hand-selected favorite tunes from the man himself.

Once you’re done jamming out to this collection, head over to Spotify to stream his brand new track “Show Me Love,” or over to iTunes to purchase.

Sam Feldt & The Him ft. The Donnies The Amys
Drive You Home (Available August 31)
Icona Pop
Emergency (Sam Feldt Remix)
Gabriel & Castellon
Shut Your Eyes (Sam Feldt Remix)
Sam Feldt & The Him ft. ANGI3
Midnight Hearts
Sam Feldt & Kav Verhouzer
Hot Skin (Original Mix)
Sander Van Doorn & Firebeatz
Guitar Track (Sam Feldt Remix)
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[Get Crunk] Friday Party Playlist (Vol 161)

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It’s been quite sometime since I’ve dialed up a Friday Party Playlist for you all, but with Ninja Ren under the weather, it was time for me to dust off the cobwebs and provide a stellar collection of free party tunes for whatever your weekend may bring you.

Just do one thing for me – please dance irresponsibly.

Autograf
Dream (Gianni Kosta Remix)
Color K
Love To Love You
Mosis
With My Click
VETTA & Daniel Arkez ft Natalie Kertis
Flashback (Original Mix)
Tobtok
Shelter (KREAM Remix) Feat. Alex Mills
Years & Years
King (Lenno Remix)
Swoon Yeah (Dr. Fresch Edit)
Lose The Act (Dr. Fresch Mashup)
Jayceeoh
Turn Me Up Some (JayKode Remix)
Fort Minor Whered You Go (Maestro Harrell Remix)
The Police
Roxanne (AKKI X ZEV Remix)
Kaskade
Disarm You(Benasis Remix)
Isqa
Hugs and Hexagons
Rage Against The Machine
Sleep Now in the Fire (BTSM Remix)
Dance On Me (carmacks Remix #3)
Future
Thought It Was a Drought (Trapzillas Remix)
Rozes
R U MINE (SteLouse Remix)
Gallant
Weight In Gold (Vices Remix)
LUCA LUSH
VELVET GIRLS
Jarreau Vandal
Be Alright
swindail
four storey home
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[Secret Ninja Pass] This Week at Beta 8/20 – 8/22

beta-super-pass

Alright, ninjas. We’ve been hooking you up with free entry to Beta over two years now. We know you’ve had 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)

See you on the dance floor.

Matthew Koma - 8/20
Zedd
Find You (feat. Matthew Koma & Miriam Bryant)
Kairos Audio Showcase - 8/21
Jantsen & Dirt Monkey
Freaks
Robbie Rivera - 8/22
Federico Scavo
Mad World Robbie Rivera Mix
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