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The Music Ninja Residency Mix 004: um.. [TMN EXCLUSIVE]

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The Music Ninja Residency Mix 004: um..

All good things must come to an end, and as sad as we are about it, that, unfortunately, includes this month’s residency with um.. Over the past few weeks, we’ve had some laughs, talked a lot about dogs, and brought you a hefty sampling of unique tunes. Now, it’s time to close things out with one hell of an exclusive mix. Put your headphones on and let this one ride all the way through.

Tracklist:
x&g – whiplash feat. josh pan (um.. remix)
valentine – initiation
mr. carmack – ego
must die – neo tokyo
josh pan – kill shot
tuslo – blunt after blunt
um.. – u kno?
um.. – that’s horrible
flexenbaum – who’s got the keys
tennyson – for you
oolacile – welcome to yharnham
phiso – jotaro
midnight tyrannosaurus – the demon(dack janiels remix)
caspa & the others – well ‘are
tnght – buggin’
tasty treat x tuslo – inferno
um.. – skrillex 2
esq – j’s
um.. – do it for the kids
rl grime – core
um.. – dotes
um.. – who’s care
noisia & phace – program (awe flip)
um.. – try harder
gjones – fuck what you heard
tails. – 100 hammers
tsuruda – punjabi slang
noisia & mono poly – the nomad
tennyson – smother feat. mythic

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[Secret Ninja Pass] This Week at Beta 6/2 – 6/5

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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 11 pm on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. Get there before 5:00PM on Sunday.
– Show this post to the cashier (Valid for 21+ only).
– The deal is valid for Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights.

See you on the dance floor.

Audien - 6/2

’Audien – Elysium (Original Mix)’
Jack Beats - 6/3
’Oliver Heldens X Becky Hill – Gecko (Overdrive) (Jack Beats Remix)’
Lea Luna - 6/4
Max Cooper - 6/5
’Max Cooper – All Night Long – London’
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um.. Discuss Icon Collective, Dogs, and Their New EP [TMN RESIDENCY INTERVIEW]

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’u kno?’
’do it for the kids’
’try harder’

TMN:Thanks for taking some time to sit down with us and for coming on board as our resident artist for this month. We’re stoked to feature you guys. Let’s talk about your latest EP, which is your second to date. Can fans expect what they’ve come to know and love, or are you guys switching things up at all?

Ben: I feel like it’s sort of both. I feel like we’ve never really stayed the same, as an artist. So, I feel like they’re expecting something different.

Dylan: It definitely sounds like us, but no song really sounds the same. So, it will be a good variety of new, better sounding stuff.

TMN: You’re also doing a tour in support of the EP, hitting up a few east coast and a few west coast spots. In three words, tell fans what’s in store.

Ben: Only three words?

Dylan (higher): For the Kids.

TMN: You guys have a beautiful balance with your music. It’s chaotic, experimental, but all comes together in a highly addicting experience. How did you initially start out with this sound?
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PLAZA – Blood Orange [TMN PREMIERE]

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PLAZA
Blood Orange

As someone who regularly switches back and forth between dreamy indie rock and surging, progressive post-metal, PLAZA instantly found a place in my heart with only one trip through their latest offering. Without knowing much about these four, young lads, my first impression was that I was happily enjoying another group offering up 80s Dream Wave-influenced indie rock. However, “Blood Orange” offers up so much more than that.

If you haven’t heard of PLAZA just yet, don’t worry. You’re still coming on board pretty early, considering that they only have one release prior to today’s premiere. That one release did turn some heads, though, catching nods from BBC Radio 1, Radio X and Amazing Radio. So, it’s safe to say that you, and the rest of the music-loving world, will be hearing much more.

As mentioned above, “Blood Orange” goes beyond those swoon-inducing vocals and sonic, calculated guitar work. Intertwined with those hip-swaying, head-nodding verses you’ll find absolutely brilliant, frenetic bouts of energy worthy of a comparison to acts like Mogwai and Russian Circles.

If you’re feeling this tune and find yourself in one of the cities below, we highly recommend heading out and catching a live show. We know we would if it weren’t for the costly plane ticket and accommodations that it would require.

LIVE DATES:

June 13th – Maguire’s Pizza Bar, LIVERPOOL
June 14th – The Victoria, LONDON
June 15th -Koh Tao, MANCHESTER
June 16th – The Rocking Chair, SHEFFIELD
June 17th – The Packhorse, LEEDS
June 18th – Westgarth Social Club, MIDDLESBOROUGH
June 23rd – Lisbon-Upon-Tyne, NEWCASTLE (Boat Party s/ Lisbon)
August 20th – The Water Rats, LONDON (AMBY Summer Showcase)

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Amaroun – Fear [TMN VIDEO PREMIERE]

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Following an impressive debut release, London-based Alt-folk singer/songwriter Amaroun continues to rouse tastemakers and music fans alike with another soulful offering. “Fear” released about a month ago and it’s as dreamy and powerful as the preceding “Bedbugs,” yet showcases another side to her developing musical persona. Gone are the wavering guitar chords and rolling percussion, and in their place, we’re embraced by layers of warm, buzzing synths. Though, as different as they are, each soundscape provides a completely unique, yet perfect backdrop for her pleasantly unconventional and highly addicting voice.

Today’s premiere brings a visual adaptation of “Fear,” which comes via Cardiff-based designer Jaron Lionel. Utilizing elements of Amaroun’s profile intertwined with creative animation breathes a completely different view of the track, leaving us completely entranced for the duration

If you’re feeling the combination of Amaroun’s unique vocals and animated story below, make sure you keep tabs on each and every new release. As they release throughout the coming months, they’ll be accompanied by an animated video, telling its story in an abstract fashion.

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[60s Soul] Ethan Burns – Homeward

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We’re always enamoured when artists decide to dedicate themselves to sounds and styles of past decades. From Michael Kiwanuka, to Nick Waterhouse, to Leon Bridges, we’ve loaded up our playlists with acts like these time and time again. Today, we gleefully get to add another gem into the mix.

At first, you may think you’re enjoying a retro soul track from long before you’re born. You’re definitely not, but that should say something about the level of talent and attention to detail in this debut release from LA-based Ethan Burns. Ethan’s voice drips with a gorgeous authenticity, one which very few have or can even come close to pulling off. It’s gritty, yet refined, leaving us unable to do anything but grin ear-to-ear, feverishly looking hitting play over and over again.

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[House] Fabich x Ferdinand Weber – Somewhere

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Fabich x Ferdinand Weber
Somewhere

As soon as Thursday rolls around, we begin to turn our attention towards the weekend, anxiously awaiting a few days of pure freedom. Along with those end-of-the-week warm ‘n fuzzies, we also find ourselves manically ushering groovy dance tunes, just like this one.

Dropping last week on Majestic Casual, “Somewhere” brings the proper amount of melodic soul and energy that’s perfect for the start of a dance-filled weekend. We wouldn’t expect much less from two of our favorite German producers, as we’ve come to love pretty much everything Fabich and Ferdinand Weber release. This time around, though, we’re lucky enough to have both of them on the same track, showcasing both of their styles in one sitting.

“Somewhere” is the type of track that can be applied in multiple situations. The deep and soulful nature makes it perfect to have on while you’re chilling at home, enjoying your favorite adult beverage. On the other hand, the energetic piano melody and luscious bassline will definitely be appreciated as you boogie across the dancefloor.

Whatever situation you find yourself in, make sure to add this little gem to your weekend playlists on Soundcloud or Spotify.

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