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[Secret Ninja Pass] This Week at Beta – 7/7 – 7/10

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Once again, 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 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 ONLY valid for Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights this week.

See you on the dance floor.

Madeon - 7/7

’Pendulum – The Island (Madeon Remix)’
ill Gates - 7/8
’Minnesota ft. G Jones – Thunderdome (ill.Gates Remix ft. Mayor Apeshit)’
Manufactured Superstars - 7/9
Damien Lazurus - 7/10
’Damian Lazarus & The Ancient Moons – Message From The Other Side (Red Axes Remix)’
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[Electronic] Autograf – Future Soup ft. Patrick Baker (option4 Remix)

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Future Soup ft. Patrick Baker (option4 Remix)

Denver’s deacon of dance music is back at it again. This time around, he’s twisted up a delightfully unique version of Autograf’s smash hit, “Future Soup,” which features singer/songwriter Patrick Baker.

It didn’t take long for option4’s signature grooves to grab a hold of us, especially because they’re accentuated by percussion-style vocal samples with this latest remix. While tactics like these can sometimes be overwhelming, often taking over an interpretation, their subtleties in option4’s application create a lush and invigorating accompaniment to the layers of deep bass hits, light rattles, and soaring synths.

Switching back and forth from a 6/8 signature to 4/4 should also offer up plenty of intrigue for dancers looking to shake up their experience on the dance floor. It sure as hell did for us, and we’re only grooving in front of our computers.

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[Secret Ninja Pass] This Week at Beta 6/30 – 7/3

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Happy Fourth of July weekend, ninjas! Once again, 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 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 ONLY valid for Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday nights this week.

See you on the dance floor.

SNBRN + Shaun Frank + Dr Fresch - 6/30

’Marvin Gaye – Sexual Healing (SNBRN Remix)’
’Grace Feat G – Eazy – You Don’t Own Me (Shaun Frank Remix)’
’Dr. Fresch – Walk That Talk ft. Thewz’
Bro Safari - 7/1
’Bro Safari – The Drop’
Tommie Sunshine - 7/2
’Can’t Get Enough (Radio Edit)’
Thugfucker + Pig of Pig & Dan - 7/3
’Summer’s End… (DJ Mix)’
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Viceroy discusses his roots, the rat race, and a refreshing Pimm’s Cup [TMN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW]

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It wouldn’t be a proper Music Ninja Residency without a lengthy chat with our featured artist. As you’re already aware, we brought in the Sultan Of Summer to help us kick off the best season of the year and before the most iconic summer holiday, we’re offering up a little insight into the man behind Viceroy.

TMN: Hey Austen – thanks for taking some time to sit down with us today. How’s the start of your summer going so far?

Viceroy: So far, so good! San Francisco has not your normal summer weather. I don’t know if you’re too familiar with how our weather patterns work. We have an Indian summer that’s September and October, and our coldest part of the year is actually regular summer. But, it’s been unbelievable, so far. It’s made it hard to want to do any work.

TMN: We’re really excited to have you as our Resident Artist this month. We looked back, and we’ve been covering you for the past four years. Is it hard to believe that you’ve been at it for that long?

Viceory: Yeah – it’s dawned on me that I’ve been at it for that long. The landscape has changed so much since I started. It’s a little more of a rat race than it ever used to be, but it’s still exciting and fun.

TMN: Let’s go back a little bit further than when you started getting blog coverage. How did the “Viceroy” sound come to be? Can you shed some light on your musical history?

Viceroy: I played instruments when I was growing up, and everything like that – guitar, bass, and that kind of stuff. In 2009 I studied abroad in Rome, and that was before electronic music took off on a mainstream level in the United States.

I was drunk the second week of school and at some sort of club or lounge with my friends, and I told one of the DJs, “I want a job here!” I was completely wasted. I went and talked to the manager and he gave me a job on Tuesday nights bringing in Americans. I wake up the next night and was like, “oh my god, I’ve never DJ’d or promoted before. What the hell am I doing?”

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Sleepers’ Reign – King Into Delight [TMN PREMIERE]

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King Into Delight

We were only a minute through “King Into Delight” when we realized we had something exceptional on our hands. The radiating glow of calculated layers are more than enough to rope any listener in, but what follows is what will keep you coming back again and again.

This wonderfully otherworldly listening experience is coming your way via the Belgian-based experimental-pop group known as Sleepers’ Reign, who are getting ready to release their debut album come September through Sialia Records.

While we haven’t been privy to the rest of the collection, “King Into Delight” should be more than enough to pique your interest with its gorgeous mixture of psychedelic atmospherics and catchy-as-hell pop sensibilities. At times, you’ll find they flirt with nuances of acts like Mew and Passion Pit, while still maintaining their own unique sound.

The album is about sincere, honest issues that everybody has to deal with on their road to maturity. A willingness to expose oneself poetically, without making it any bigger than it really is, that is what it is about. – Sleeper’s Reign

If you’re feeling this jam, which we’re sure you are, make sure to follow these cats on Facebook.

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Tom Speight – Falling [TMN VIDEO PREMIERE]

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Falling

Around the same time our wandering minds bring us to visions of roaring campfires on warm summer nights, witnessing a circle of friends passing cold beers and a bottle of bourbon, we start wondering when those heart-warming, picture-perfect folk songs will come along to provide the perfect soundtrack for those legendary experiences. Sometimes we find them before the sun peeks its head through the grey blanketed skies of winter. Sometimes they pop up right before fall, making us wish we could have had it that much earlier. Today, we’re experiencing one of those tracks, and it’s coming in at just the right time.

Releasing just a month ago, Tom Speight’s “Falling” is an endearing indie folk gem that leaves listeners wonderfully inspired, casually calculating their next adventure. Set to the backdrop of subtle finger-picking, larger-than-life strings, and rhythmic claps, it will carefully crawl under your skin, leaving you beaming, toothy grin spread across your face.

Beyond just the track, we also have an exclusive first look at the music video, which features April Pearson (Skins) and David Atkins (Hollyoaks). Take a gander below, then start making plans for one of those epic summer adventures.

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VOKES (ft. Nevve) – Backroad [TMN PREMIERE]

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Backroad (ft. Nevve)

There’s nothing quite like taking a long drive on a warm summer night, letting your hand flow up and down along with the current outside your window as your navigate through wide open straights and windy curves. And, if you’re anything like us, you’re always looking for laidback jams to help soundtrack that scene. Luckily for us all, LA-based VOKES is dropping the fourth and final track from his debut EP, Fractalism, and it’s absolutely perfect for those late-night excursions.

This delightful collaboration with fellow Angelino Nevve deserves your attention this summer for a multitude of reasons. Musically, the track brings in lush future-style synths that beckon back on VOKES upbringing in Malibu, California, adding to the complex personality of the track. Coupled with those synths are a prominent, buzzy bassline, carefully placed percussion, and a jazzy guitar breakdown, all of which provide the perfect backdrop for the interchanging verses from both VOKES and Nevve.

Before you jump in the car to enjoy this little beauty out on the road, head over and follow VOKES on Facebook so you can keep up with future releases.

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