Author Archives: Clayton Warwick

[Secret Ninja Pass] This Week at Beta 9/22 – 9/25

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Winter weather is right around the corner, which means it’s go time. You only have a few, fleeting months left of fall, before the white stuff starts barreling down. With that in mind, we strongly encourage you to get out of the house this weekend and head down to Beta Nightclub to check out another stacked weekend of beats.

Per usual, we’re making it incredibly easy for you to get off your couch and head down. Why’s that? Because we’re hooking you up with free entry.

Here’s how:
– Head to the front door and enter the club before 11pm.
– Show this post to the cashier (Valid for 21+ only).
– The deal is valid for FRIDAY & SATURDAY this week.

Krewella - 9/22
’Pegboard Nerds & NGHTMRE – Superstar (feat. Krewella)’
Netsky & Spag Heddy - 9/23
’Rusko Everyday (Netsky VIP Remix)’
Deux - 9/24
’How We Deux’
Claude VonStroke - 9/25
’Claude VonStroke & JAW – Never Forever’
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clayton – livelove [TMN DEBUT PREMIERE]

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When I first laid ears on “livelove,” I was instantly transported back to my mom’s old minivan, cycling through that iconic collection of Marvin Gaye, Al Green, Curtis Mayfield tapes over and over again while we went to and from school. There’s an undeniable connection there that I just can’t shake, not that I would ever want to.

This brand new, debut tune is coming your way from LA-based, singer-songwriter clayton, who’s bringing a fresh perspective on classic soul styling that he’s self-dubbed Soul Nostalgia. The evocative air surrounding it is hard to look past, considering the classic, clean guitar work, silky smooth vocals, and a bassline with just enough funk. In addition to the instrumentals, which are written and performed entirely by clayton himself, we also have a strong, positive sentiment in the lyrics that’s overwhelmingly welcome, especially given the current state of the world.

If you’re feeling this tune, make sure to follow clayton over on SoundCloud. His handle is appropriately named “claytonluvsu,” so he won’t be hard to find. If you do struggle, though, just click here, and show some love back.

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[Give Back] Make #LouisianaStrong & Enter for a Chance to Win Epic Concert Experiences

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Ninjas, it’s time to rally your dojo and come together for a very deserving cause. In August of 2016, Southern Louisiana received more than 6 trillion gallons of rainwater in less than one week. Considered a 500-year flood event, it is the largest natural disaster in the US since Superstorm Sandy. More than 100,000 homes have been destroyed, 13 are dead, and hundreds of thousands are impacted across 12 parishes in the region. Within days of flood waters rising, various artists, festival organizers, and music industry executives joined forces to organize music and concert experiences to raise awareness and deliver relief to this urgent cause.

While we’re firm believers in donating just for the sake of helping others, this time around there’s an added bonus of incredible music. Each contribution pf $5 or more through Propeller.la will get receive this 18-track, multi-genre, #LouisianaStrong compilation featuring unreleased tracks from named like Beats Antique, Z-Trip, Figure, Boreta, Dirtwire and more.

Beyond the 18-track collection, which you can stream below, there are also experiences up for grabs that are truly once-in-a-lifetime, including the opportunity to hang out with The Chainsmokers at Voodoo Festival in New Orleans, a chance to meet Thievery Corp at III Festival in Miami, and a trip to witness the greatness of The Who, The Stones, Bob Dylan, Roger Waters, Neil Young, and Paul McCartney at Desert Trip.

Rest comfortably knowing that your dollars are going to a top-notch organization. Music for Relief, a 501(3)c nonprofit dedicated to disaster relief & environmental preservation will be accepting donations to be distributed to on the ground responders Team Rubicon & Baton Rouge Habitat for Humanity, as well the Baton Rouge Area Foundation’s Flood Relief Fund, a 501(3)c non- profit devoted to distributing aid directly to local charities providing disaster relief across Southern Louisiana.

As you head over to donate, make sure you press play on the playlist below so you can get a quick sampling of what you’ll get for your contribution.

’Whitney Myer – Somehow’
’Jake Houston – Hold Me’
’Dumpstaphunk – They Don’t Care’
’The New Mastersounds – Monday Meters’
’San Geronimo – Better Days’
’Nahko & Medicine for the People – Build a Bridge (Live)’
’Moondog Matinee – Bourbon Street’
’Shana Halligan – Something Real’
’Bonus: Cane Hill – When the Evil Go East’
’ Rising Appalachia & The Human Experience – Mississippi Song’
’Dirtwire – The Well ft. Rising Appalachia’
’Z
Trip – Fury ft. Jack Dangers’
’Megan Slankard – Big Heavy (Richard Xavier Remix)’
’Boreta of The Glitch Mob – Honey Heart’
’Gramatik – Anima Mundi ft. Russ Liquid’
’Born Dirty – Butter (VIP)’
’Citizen Cope – Lifeline (Figure Remix)’
’Beats Antique – Roustabout (Bassnectar Remix 201)’
’Reed Mathis & Electric Beethovan – Thunderstorm’
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High Tide 15:47 – And the Bubble Burst [TMN PREMIERE]

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High Tide 15:47
And The Bubble Burst

There’s nothing quite like waking up on Friday morning. The sun is shining a little brighter, traffic seems to flow a little easier than usual, and no matter how much work you have lying in front of you, it’s not as daunting knowing that a few days of freedom are right around the bend. This particular Friday has another big, shiny layer added to it, though, as we bring you a first look and listen to this brand new tune from Newcastle six-piece High Tide 15:47.

Within seconds of pressing play, you’ll find yourself completely entranced, helplessly grinning, bobbing your head, and incessantly tapping you foot. These reactions are brought fourth by playful percussion-style vocal harmonies that follow along the beat, providing a lighthearted mood from the start. From there, reverb-drenched guitars come charging in, adding a perfect amount of energy. The cherry on top? Steven Gordon’s psychedelically-treated, hazy vocals, which should have you singing along in no time.

This may be the first time you’re hearing of the lads, but after experiencing support from acts like Primal Sream, Wolf Alice, Eagulls, and countless others, it won’t be long before you’re seeing their name pop up on the regular.

If you’re feeling what Steven Gordon (vocals, guitar), Dan Murray (guitar), Al Charnley (guitar), Nick Hodgson (bass), Gaz Murray (keys) and Cole Gilroy (drums) are laying down, make sure to head out today and pick up this gem on iTunes, or add it to your “Favorites” playlist on Spotify.

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[Secret Ninja Pass] This Week at Beta 9/15 – 9/18

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Fall weather is right around the corner, which means it’s go time. You only have a few, fleeting weeks left of summer, before the leaves and subsequent snow starts falling. With that in mind, we strongly encourage you to get out of the house this weekend and head down to Beta Nightclub to check out another stacked weekend of beats.

Per usual, we’re making it incredibly easy for you to get off your couch and head down. Why’s that? Because we’re hooking you up with free entry.

Here’s how:
– Head to the front door and enter the club before 11pm on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. Get there before 5:00p on Sunday.
– Show this post to the cashier (Valid for 21+ only).
– The deal is valid for FRIDAY, SATURDAY, AND SUNDAY this week.

Destructo - 9/15
’Destructo & Wax Motif – Beatdown ft. Vanilla ACE’
Ookay - 9/16
’Ookay – Egg Drop Soup’
DJ Dan + Donald Glaude - 9/17
’Scotty Boy Feat. AMiiRAH – Hey Mr. DJ (DJ Dan Remix)’
’Donald Glaude Robert Ortiz Get Yo Hands Up’
James Zabiela - 9/18
’Pedram – Cloned (James Zabiela Tempo Refix)’
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Destructo & Wax Motif – Catching Plays (Will Clarke’s Cuddle Club Remix) [TMN PREMIERE]

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Destructo kicks off his two-month Renegade Tour this week at our hometown purveyor of legendary evenings–Beta Nightclub. Before we head out tomorrow night, we have an exclusive sneak peek at an absolutely devastating, hard-as-hell, deep house remix of “Catching Plays.”

This official take comes via Bristol-based Will Clarke and it already has me reminiscing about my younger years, which often times were spent at any number of after hour venues. Utilizing the near horror-movie melody from the original, Clarke twists his interpretation up with a heavy, fuzzy bassline, modal harmonies, synthetic sonority, and effected shuffled hi-hats. Gone are the vocals from Pusha T and Starrah, but in a way that’s very appropriate for the style, and one that will probably find its way into a plethora of Halloween sets in a month and a half’s time.

If you want to catch Will Clarke live, we recommend heading over to his Facebook page to see where he’s at next. If you want to catch Destructo (and some choice friends) live, look no further. We have you covered, just below the YouTube player.

Renegade Tour Dates

9/15 Denver, CO @ Beta (w/iLoveMakonnen, Ganz, Dateless)
9/16 Dallas, TX @ Stereo Live (w/iLoveMakonnen, Ganz, Sita Abellan)
9/17 Houston, TX @ Stereo Live (w/AC Slater, Ganz, Sita Abellan)
9/22 Vancouver, BC @ Celebrities (w/iLoveMakonnen, Ganz, Sita Abellan)
9/23 Seattle, WA @ Showbox Theatre (w/iLoveMakonnen, Ganz, Sita Abellan)
9/24 Portland, OR @ Roseland Ballroom (w/iLoveMakonnen, Ganz, Sita Abellan)
9/29 San Marcos, TX @ The Marc (w/iLoveMakonnen, Hotel Garuda, Dateless)
9/30 Bernalillo, NM @ The Stage @ The Star (w/iLoveMakonnen, Hotel Garuda, Dateless)
10/1 Phoenix, AZ @ Monarch Theatre (w/AC Slater, Hotel Garuda, Dateless)
10/7 New Orleans, LA @ Republic (w/iLoveMakonnen, Drezo, Sita Abellan)
10/8 Tampa, FL @ The Ritz Ybor (w/iLoveMakonnen, Drezo, Sita Abellan)
10/13 San Francisco, CA @ 1015 Folsom (w/D.R.A.M., Vindata, Sita Abellan)
10/14 Los Angeles, CA @ Avalon (w/E-40, Vindata, Sita Abellan)
10/15/ Santa Ana, CA @ Observatory (w/E-40, Vindata, Sita Abellan)
10/29 Toronto, ON @ The Hoxton (w/Felix Da Housecat, Josh Pan, Sita Abellan)
11/10 Philadelphia, PA @ District 9 (w/Felix Da Housecat, Drezo, Sita Abellan)
11/11 Atlanta, GA @ Opera Nightclub (w/ Felix Da Housecat, Drezo, and Sita Abellan)
11/12 New York, NY @ Webster Hall (w/E-40, Drezo, Sita Abellan)

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Austin Paul X SNDNGCHLLZ X Byrdipop – Binary [TMN PREMIERE]

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Austin Paul X SNDNGCHLLZ X Byrdipop

Miami based Austin Paul, SNDNGCHLLZ, and Byrdipop have come together in a collaborative track that’s absolutely mesmerizing, and they pulled it off in less than 48 hours. What’s even more impressive is the fact that these three haven’t previously worked together. They were partnered up in a celebration of local music by the forthcoming lll Points Festival, which takes place October 7th – 9th, at Mana Wynwood.

This is the the third release on the festival’s 1st compilation, with one more release yet to come in the pack. “Binary,” as they’ve titled it, is a wonderfully sonic listening experience that pulls elements from RnB, ambient electronica, and pure experimental bliss. It only takes a few seconds to lock you in, and once it does, you’ll be wondering where you can get more.

Hopefully this admirable project from lll Points Festival helps inspire these budding artists to work together more, because, quite frankly, we need more.

There are still tickets available, so if you want to see acts like M83, Thievery Corporation, LCD Soundsystem, Method Man and Redman, Black Coffee, Earl Sweatshirt, and close to a hundred more, we highly recommend picking them up now.

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