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Ben Howard – I Forget Where We Were (Boehm Remix X George Ogilvie Cover) [TMN PREMIERE]

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I Forget Where We Were (Boehm Remix X George Ogilvie Cover)

There’s no two ways to look at it. It’s Monday morning. The glory of two nights of pure, fun-having, rowdy-ass, crazy weekend nights are behind you, and now a fresh set of five week days stares you down. Fear not though, ninjas! We have something that will help get you through the doldrums that daunt our very existence. Just sit back, think of the beach, crashing waves, and ice cold beer. Once you have that thought captured, press play and lean back in your office chair.

Hailing from Bucharest, Boehm has a tasty tropical treat for you to sip on. Pairing up with vocalist George Ogilvie, these two have crafted an intriguing trop-house remix/cover of Ben Howard’s “I Forget Where We Were.” The smooth, pounding bassline, light, rythmic guitar chords, and ethereal synths come together with ease, providing everyone with a danceable backdrop to enjoy Ogilvie’s chillingly beautiful lyrics.

As the spring months peek their head around the corner, we know you’re looking for those ultimate summer tracks to populate your playlists with, and we fully assume that this will take high rank as the sun starts shining.

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JP Cooper – When the Darkness Comes [EP + Exclusive Interview]

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In a culminating swirl of RnB, Gospel, Soul, Indie Rock, and folk, we were left enamored when we took that first listen to JP Cooper’s “When the Darkness Comes” back in December. The emotive lyrics, the flawless vocal range, and the impressive fusion of multiple genres had us eager to premiere it to our readers and the rest of the blogosphere.

Today, we’re equally excited to bring you another exclusive taste of this Mancunian’s artistry by hosting an exclusive interview, and a listen to his full EP. Press play and enjoy the soundtrack for this quick and entertaining read.

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TMN: Hey JP. First off, thanks again for letting us premiere “When the Darkness Comes,” back in December. That feels like a long time ago! What’s been going on since then?

JP: Ah thank you! Well, I had a handful of wonderful intimate solo shows in December.. They were a really nice way to round up the year. Over Christmas I was mainly just spending time with family, the year had been so busy so it was great to be in one place for a few weeks. Throughout December and January I’ve mainly been writing, I’ve taken some much needed solitary time for it and it’s been great.

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Datsik – Down For My Ninjas EP [EXCLUSIVE FREE DOWNLOAD]

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Over the past month, we’ve had the ultimate pleasure of partnering up with Datsik to bring you ticket giveaways to his Ninja Nation tour, an exclusive interview, and now we’re throwing the frosting on the cake with a full free download of his Down For My Ninjas EP.

No need to get your vision checked, you read that last paragraph correctly. We’re offering up Datsik’s latest collection of bass heavy tunes for the low, low price of free-ninety-nine. Just click the image below, and go snag your free copy. We only ask one thing. When you’re rocking out in your car, at the gym, or at work, take a moment and say this phrase: “praise be to ninjas.”

This offer is only good for the next few weeks, so act now before it’s too late. On that note, tickets to his shows are selling out fast, so snagging some now might be a good idea.

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[Secret Ninja Pass] This Week at Beta 1/29 – 1/31

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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!

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Regulate (Destructo & Wax Motif Remix)

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Hold On (Kill Paris Remix)

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Premiere: Flight Facilities Two Bodies (Robag Wruhmes Endara Wassby Remix)
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Tom Ferry, Duane Harden & Joe Killington – Better With You (Radio Edit) [TMN PREMIERE]

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Better With You (Radio Edit)

Let’s face it, we’re all in need of a little pick me up every now and then. Maybe things haven’t gone our way this week at work. Maybe we’re struggling with something at home. Maybe we’re just in a rut, and can’t quite figure out how to get out of it. For us, we always find that music helps fight through those doldrums, and musicians Tom Ferry, Duane Harden, and Joe Killington have just added a track that will help us through those times.

It just gets better, day by day.

This trio of up-and-coming talent is giving us a glimpse at a wonderfully uplifting house tune that’s ideal for your morning commute, or a groovy Saturday night out on the town. “Better With You” is thoughtfully crafted with piano hits that beckon on those early classic Chicago house records, and a contemporary vibe with a lush, deep house backbone. Harden’s inspiring vocals ring clearly with positivity throughout, and are accentuated nicely by the shuffling hi-hats, hissing atmospheric layering, and pitched down vocal samples.

“Better With You” is available via Ultra Records tomorrow.

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Natalie McCool – Pins [TMN PREMIERE]

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Happy Thursday, ninjas. You’ve now officially made it through the halfway point of your week, which means you’re deserving of a little present to yourself. Set down the chips, snuff out that one cheat cigarette, and pour out that lunch time beer, because we have something more deviantly satisfying than any of those, or even all of those combined.

With a swagger appropriate for her last name, London/Liverpool-based pop artist Natalie McCool is offering up a delectable treat which will most assuredly make the highlight reel for your week. Set to a simplistic electronic backdrop, thanks in part to Dave Berger from Outfit, “Pins” hums with delightful finesse. McCool’s vocals caress each digitally formed pop and clap, flirting in and out with the multiple arrangements of synths, all of which provide the perfect soundscape for the heart-grabbing lyrics.

You’ve stuck like a splinter in my finger
You know how much damage there is to be done
And so I have to take a hot needle to get in there
‘Cos you prick and chip away just for fun

Look for this tune to drop on her new EP sometime this year. From what we hear, it’s one not to miss.

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[Indie] The Score – Oh My Love

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I’ve never lived anywhere else, personally. I’ve always found everything that I need in life to be right here in the Mile High City. However, for some, a change of pace can bring new vibes, new possibilities, and in this case, new sounds.

Having built their lives in the Big Apple, Eddie and Edan (The Score) then set their sites on the best coast, and haven’t looked back since. Their sunny disposition rings through their sound sharply, providing a feel-good listening experience that makes listeners want to smile, sing, and dance along.

“Oh My Love” is a pure embodiment of sheer glee, harnessing elements of country rock, gospel, and good ol’ fashioned Americana. It’s the type of tune you’d throw on at a BBQ, expertly balancing a full beer and a plate of grilled goodness. Something about the combination of twinkling ivories, booming basslines and kick drums, and percussive vocal harmonies all add up to something that’s patriotic, infectious, and grin-inducing.

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