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[Secret Ninja Pass] This Week at Beta 6/23 – 6/26

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As we march ahead into the summer months, we’re excited to bring you more opportunities to check out our favorite club. As you probably already know, we’ve been hooking you up with free entry to Beta for over three 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 <strong>11 pm</strong> on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. Get there before <strong>5:00PM</strong> on Sunday.
– Show this post to the cashier (Valid for 21+ only).
– The deal is valid for Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights.

See you on the dance floor.

Mat Zo - 6/23

’Mat Zo – Real Life’
Must Die! - 6/24
’Flux Pavilion & Matthew Koma
Emotional (MUST DIE! Remix)’
Deux + Manfucatured Superstars - 6/25
Butch - 6/26
’Butch – BadAssAcid’
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Hidden Charms – Cannonball [VIDEO PREMIERE]

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Hidden Charms
Cannonball

It only took one trip through “Cannonball” before we caught ourselves in a daydream, imagining ourselves adorned with half-cocked sunglasses across the brim of our nose, slowly marching to the swagger of the emphatic bass line. Once we stepped back into reality, we, of course, realized we’re nowhere close to being as cool as Hidden Charms made us feel for those three minutes. But, it was a blast while it lasted.

If this is the first time you’re hearing the growing rumblings of London-based Hidden Charms, you’re in for one hell of a treat. With delightfully strained vocals treated with a proper amount of distortion, calculated percussion work, and screeching guitars worthy of the finest horror films, this garage rock four-piece has a sound that is quickly catching fire with rock lovers around the globe, including the likes of Zane Lowe (Beats 1), Annie Mac (Radio 1) and Huw Stephens (Radio 1).

Today, we’re offering up a first look at the official music video, which is as wonderfully dark as the vibe of the tune itself. Take a gander below, then pick out a show from their tour dates and head out to catch them live. We can pretty much guarantee you’ll have a top-notch evening.


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It’s Summertime All the Time with Viceroy [TMN RESIDENCY]

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With the first official day right around the corner, we felt like it was the perfect time to rope in one of our favorite, warm-weather artists into our Artist Residency program. After all, it is summertime all the time when it comes to Viceroy.

With a list of chart-topping, play-count-racking jams longer than those brutal winter months we just went through, this floral shirt-adorned San Franciscan has continually impressed us throughout the years, starting all the way back in 2012. Given the fact that we’ve had this four-year adoration for the Sultan of Summer, we’re thrilled to have him onboard.

As you wait patiently for those exclusive pieces to drop, week-by-week, please grab a tropical cocktail, your favorite stunners and flip flops, and press play below. This little collection should be more than enough to help get you in the mood for the best season.

’Next Escape ft. Patrick Baker’
’Shaggy – Wasn’t Me (Viceroy “Jet Life” Remix)’
’The Beach Boys – Kokomo (Viceroy Edit)’
’Jagged Edge – Where The Party At?(Viceroy “Jet Life” Remix)’
’R Kelly – Ignition Remix (Viceroy “Jet Life” Remix)’
’RAC – Cheap Sunglasses ft. Matthew Koma (Viceroy Remix)’
’Strange Talk – Climbing Walls (Viceroy Remix)’
’Maroon 5 – Love Somebody (Viceroy Remix)’
’Viceroy & French Horn Rebellion – Friday Nights’
’Montell Jordan – This Is How We Do It (Viceroy “Jet Life” Remix)’
’Hunter Hunted – Keep Together (Viceroy Remix)’
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[House] Twenty One Pilots – Stressed Out (Action 52 Remix)

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Twenty One Pilots
Stressed Out (Action 52 Remix)

To be quite honest, I’m anything but stressed out listening to this latest flip from Denver-based Action 52. In fact, the only thing I’m really feeling is the need to lace up some dancing shoes and cut up a mean rug. This isn’t a new phenomenon experienced while listening to these guys’ tunes. In fact, it’s pretty much to be expected at this point.

Following up on a string of tasty g-house remixes, these two stepped away from cutting up legendary hip hop acts like Ludacris, Kanye West, and Missy Elliot to cross over into the alternative realm, dialing up one dancy-as-hell interpretation of Twenty One Pilot’s “Stressed Out.”

With some strong nu disco vibes, Action 52 brings some serious dance floor flavor to what once was a somewhat somber song. Yet, as much as the mood has changed, enough elements of the original are in place to make even the most devout Twenty One Pilots’ fans to nod their head, shake their hips, and tap their feet.

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[Deep House] Lincoln Jesser – Time Will Tell (feat. Samuel Jacob)

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Lincoln Jesser
Time Will Tell (feat. Samuel Jacob)

It’s been nearly three years since we first stumbled upon Lincoln Jesser. Looking back, it didn’t take much for us to instantly fall in love with the infectious, dancy, and (now that we’re listening to it again) timeless sounds of “We’ll Be Fine.” Since then, we’ve featured him and his music over a dozen times, showcasing our rapidly-growing adoration for his musical talents.

Each time we listened, release after release, we always asked ourselves the same thing – “why isn’t this guy blowing up right now?” Well, “blowing up” is rather tricky, but definitely well-deserved in this case. And, his most recent release will certainly help him get in front of millions more, as he releases his second tune with Spinnin’ Deep.

“Time Will Tell” features a lot of the same nuances we’ve come to know and appreciate from this LA-based producer, but also highlights some new tricks in his growing repertoire. Boasting an energetic piano melody, hard-hitting kicks, and a smooth-as-silk bassline, it has everything you’d want from a proper summer jam whether you just tuned into Jesser’s work, or you’ve been a long-time fan.

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Mat Zo talks about “Self Assemble,” Tennyson, and his Asshole Cat [TMN EXCLUSIVE]

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Just a little while back, we hosted the legendary Mat Zo in our Residency Program to help highlight someone who has continued to impress us year after year. Part of this residency included a deep look into his recently released album, Self Assemble, which has been one of the most impressive listening experiences we’ve heard in quite some time.

We wanted to know a little more behind this perennial star and his latest body of work, which brought us to this Q&A.

TMN: Hey Mat – first off, thanks for coming on board to be our Resident Artist. We’ve been fans for quite some time, so it’s an honor to have you.

Mat Zo: Thanks for having me.

TMN: Let’s talk about Self Assemble. We’ve been spending a lot of time with it since it came out. It definitely feels like it’s organized to be a true top-to-bottom listening experience. Does it tell an underlying story, or is the track arrangement solely for proper flow?

Mat Zo: When I was making it I had a general story in mind, but by the end the story was so vague that it became purely open to interpretation.
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[Secret Ninja Pass] This Week at Beta 6/9 – 6/12

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As we march ahead into the summer months, we’re excited to bring you more opportunities to check out our favorite club. As you probably already know, we’ve been hooking you up with free entry to Beta for over three 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 <strong>11 pm</strong> on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. Get there before <strong>5:00PM</strong> on Sunday.
– Show this post to the cashier (Valid for 21+ only).
– The deal is valid for Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights.

See you on the dance floor.

Bingo Players - 6/9

’Bingo Players – Tom’s Diner (Bingo Players 2016 Re – Work)’
Boombox Cartel + Riot Ten - 6/10
’NGHTMRE & Boombox Cartel – Aftershock’
’Riot Ten & CYBRPNK – Watch Me’
SMB Entertainment - 6/11
Droog - 6/12
’Life On Planets – Denali (Droog Remix)’
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