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[Dreamy] X3SR – a e r o d y n a m i c

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X3SR
a e r o d y n a m i c

After adventuring around the Baker neighborhood of Denver for the past few days, we can officially say that we need a moment to wind down. While we’re prepped and ready to go enjoy The Underground Music Showcase’s fourth day, we’re admittedly a little exhausted from all the festivities.

With that being said, Miami 3-piece X3SR recently released “a e r o d y n a m i c” on SVNSET WAVES’ SVMMΞR SVN Vol 2 yesterday, and it’s absolutely perfect for our wind-down session. Featuring energetic percussion work with heavy use of hi-hats, this tune is a dreamy synth-driven ride that calls on associations of Tycho and Bonobo.

Whatever you’re up to, throw this on and enjoy your Sunday. After all, we’re all only hours away from having to return to the daily grind. Make sure you make the most of today.

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Dillon Francis talks Red Rocks, Taco Bell and his Asshole of a Cat [TMN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW]

How on earth can we be expected to squeeze every question we could possibly ask Dillon Francis into a quick 15 minute phone conversation? There’s so much to cover. From Taco Bell to cats, Columbia Records to his long lost dad, there’s just way too much to get in.

Regardless of our endless supply of burning questions, we did get a few choice ones answered as we look ahead to his show at HARD Red Rocks, coming up next week in Morrison, Colorado. Check out what he had to say:

TMN: Hey Dillon – thank you for taking some time to speak with us today. We’re looking forward to catching you at HARD Red Rocks on July 31st. You’ve played all over the world. Where does this venue rank for you in comparison to the rest of them?

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[Indie Pop] Polarsets – Madrid

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Polarsets
Madrid

There’s nothing quite as infectious as wanderlust, right? Something crawls under your skin and commands you to get out and explore the world. Much like that unavoidable subconscious command, “Madrid” carries a similar heft, demanding that you soak in all that is Polarsets.

Based off of a seemingly unforgettable trip to the capital of Spain, “Madrid” is a playfully engaging musical experience driven by driving percussion work, light, undistorted guitar riffs, and tropical synths. Reminding us of a combination between St. Lucia, Two Door Cinema Club and Mew, this Newcastle-Upon-Tyne four-piece carries a significant pop presence with them in their latest release.

We’ve pressed play a few times, and don’t intend to stop anytime soon. We expect you’ll experience the same phenomena.

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[Indie] PHOX – 1936

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1936

As we prep ourselves for those classic summer adventures that live in infamy, if even just for the upcoming winter, we’re always on the lookout for songs to populate our cars, campsites, and backyards with undeniable charm and whimsy. Most assuredly, you have some delightful indie rock and folk selections that have warmed your hearts for years, and today you’re about to find another one of those timeless classics to bob your sunglass-adorned head to for years to come.

Hailing from Madison, Wisconsin, PHOX has a sound that holds on tight, encouraging you to slow down, listen, and enjoy. Highlighted by soulful vocals from lead singer Monica Martin, this band boasts a sound that’s worthy for the best indie flick. “1936″ showcases their sound perfectly, creating an etherial soundscape comprised of intricate finger picking, percussive slaps of an acoustic guitar, and an accompanying banjo that adds the playful nature that we all look for during the summer months.

Simply put, we’re enamored with “1936,” and we will be for years to come. We’re pretty damn sure you will be too.

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[Secret Ninja Pass] This Week at Beta 7/24-7/26

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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)
- Deal valid for THURSDAY AND FRIDAY only. If you want to see Danny Tenaglia, you’re going to have to cough up some dough.

That’s it! Sounds too good to be true, right? Well, it’s not. Head to Beta and see for yourself.

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Klingande – Jubel (Tube & Berger Remix) [TMN PREMIERE]

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Klingande
Jubel (Tube & Berger Remix)

Something about Pre-Friday just gets us all aflutter. Oh, you don’t know what Pre-Friday is? Well, given the close proximity to the weekend, we’ve decided to rename Thursdays as Pre-Fridays. It sounds like it’s so much closer to the weekend when you put it like that, right? Feel free to use that one, if you’d like.

As we dip our toes into the refreshing pool that is the almost-weekend, we’re of course looking for those vibe heavy tracks to get us primed and ready. Luckily for us, we have the opportunity to premiere this take on one of the hottest songs at the moment, “Jubel,” originally created by French deep house producer/DJ Klingande.

Deutschland duo Tube & Berger dialed up a completely different look and feel on this Ultra release, infusing a hollow kick drum, bolstered by rising pads to start things off. The beautiful bass line swings into deeper territory with all the pop danceability from the original, providing some almost nu-disco vibes to the mix. The original vocals, which were once light and airy, get pitched down with an almost masculine feel, creating the perfect compliment for the driving, deep synths you would expect in a club like Berlin’s Berghain.

Songs like this pair perfectly with a frosty adult beverage for your Pre-Friday festivities. Press play, take a sip, and relax – the weekend is almost here.

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[Vibes] Dawn Golden – All I Want (Manila Killa Remix)

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Dawn Golden
All I Want (Manila Killa Remix)

There are numerous ways you can cure those mid-workweek blues. You could find ways to systematically annoy your boss. You could orchestrate a creative way to quit your job, forever living in YouTube lore (which is like for two weeks, in YouTube time). You could also have the ever-so-effective lunch beer. However, before you start spending too much time on any of those previously mentioned methods, we invite you to press play and relax. See? Isn’t all of your stress slowly melting away?

Celebrating his birthday in the complete opposite way than most do, which none of us can really seem to recall for some reason, Manila Killa has dialed up a sultry trop-house remix of Chicago sad boy Dawn Golden’s smash hit, “All I Want.” Creating an alternate universe where this intensely beautiful “cry into a glass of bourbon at home” song is now a whimsical escape, this transcontinental producer will inevitably make you smile, shake your hips and tap your foot. As an added bonus, we’re pretty sure tapping your foot will annoy your boss, which only adds to your overall enjoyment.

Snag this bad boy for free on Manila Killa’s soundcloud page and get over the hump. Just think, two more days till the weekend.

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