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[Secret Ninja Pass] This Week at Beta 12/18 – 12/20

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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!

LA Riots - Dec 18th
LA Riots
Burn It Down (Original Mix)

Reid Speed - Dec 19th
Azealia Banks
Chasing Time (Reid Speed LQD Remix)

Guy Gerber - Dec 20th
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11 11/My Heart
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Morgan Page feat. The Outfield – Your Love (Kastra Bootleg) [TMN PREMIERE]

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Your Love (Kastra Bootleg) [Free Download]

It may only be Wednesday, but NJ-based DJ/Producer Kastra has us looking towards the weekend with this bootleg of “Your Love.” This song has had an interesting history. Of course, it all started back in 1986, when The Outfield released it off their album Play Deep. From there, it carried itself through the 80’s, 90’s and 2000’s, living in infamy as a classic. In 2013, superstar DJ/Producer Morgan Page brought the tune to the dance world, giving it a energetic house background to support the newly re-recorded vocals.

Today, we’re adding another layer onto the mix with Kastra’s take on Morgan Page’s remix. With most of the original vocals still in-tact, this tune changes really takes on a new identity at the drop, which features a buzzing melbourne bounce sound. It still maintains the progressive melodies of the original, only now features a little more dancefloor grit.

You can pick this gem up for free on Kastra’s soundcloud page.

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CROOX – Oracle (Ryan H Remix) [TMN PREMIERE]

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What would hump day be without some tasty beats to carry you through the mid-point of your week? Well, there’s no need to look any further, as we have a delicious deep house remix of “Oracle.”

The original alt-hip pop tune comes via emerging enigmatic UK collective CROOX, who recently served up the industry’s first taste of their imaginative sound. Making a splash with their debut song (featured below), “Oracle” features a minimal, RnB soundscape, with rattling hi hat hits, smooth bass hits, and soaring synths. Coupled with some atmospheric layering, this tune has a chillingly beautiful feel to it, which couples with the lyrics perfectly.

With a glorious section of vocals to work with, Brighton-based remixer Ryan H has taken this soft and intimate tune into the dance realm, giving it a deep house-inspired groove. A similar haunting melody walks the tune in, accentuated by pitched down vocal samples. From there, things pick up with a bouncy bassline, choppy vocals, and some splashy percussion.

The original and subsequent remix provide a nice introduction to the group, whom are apparently put on quite the show. Representing themselves under a cloak of black attire, they disguise themselves to allow their moving imagery visual show and music to showcase their creativity.

Be on the lookout for their upcoming EP EU, which features four new tracks, “Trouble”, “Settle”, “Fake & Fortune” and “Profit X Prophet”.

Oracle (Ryan H Remix)
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Madison – Gotta Have You (The Twelves Italo Remix) [TMN PREMIERE]

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Gotta Have You (The Twelves Italo Remix)
Madison

Who’s ready to suit up and head out for a night on the town? If you raised your hand, then you need to drop whatever you’re doing an take a gander at this 80′s-inspired synth-heavy remix of Madison’s “Gotta Have You.”

As if extracted from an earlier time filled with big hair and excessive cocaine abuse (or so we’ve heard), this interpretation of NYC artist Madison has us shaking and grooving all over the room. The original version of “Gotta Have You” boasted a well-defined guitar riff – the kind that has you wanting to wail on out notes on across imaginary frets in your car – along with grainy vocals distorted to give the perfect amount of edge and pop all wrapped into a perfect, pretty package.

The Twelves, whom claim one of our favorite remixes of all time (hint: it involves Two Door Cinema Club), have taken this garage-rock tune and spun it into a dancefloor pleaser with it’s 80′s synth pop soundscape. The bass line is light and twangy, the percussion is pleasantly simulated, and the vocal sampling is damn near perfect.

All in all, this tune is a stellar piece of remix perfection, and ideal for your first round of shots this weekend.

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Camel Power Club – Laika [PREMIERE]

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Laïka

Before you press play, know this: the playful vocal harmonies, tribal percussion, tropical tones, and the chatter of children’s voices might illustrate some sort of festive, island celebration, but the message of “Laika” carries a much more solemn than one would first guess.

Taking the opportunity to use their music to share their thoughts on a serious matter, Camel Power Club has crafted a cautionary tale to anyone who would dare dream of hunting. Using a fabled character from their childhood, “Laika” showcases that childlike imagination with a Ghost Killer, a superhero who hunts the hunter, ensuring the safety of the animals.

If you feel like going hunting, we’re gonna shoot you down. Ghost killer, works better in the night.

Below you’ll find a little insight into the song’s production, showcasing the children they worked with to craft this infectious tune. After you’re done checking that out, head over to iTunes and pick up their latest EP.

Camel Power Club – Laïka (Making Of) from MVGGY on Vimeo.

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Mr G Sings – The Caged Bird Sings (Maywald Remix) [PREMIERE]

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The Caged Bird Sings (Maywald Remix)
Words mean more than what is set down on paper. It takes the human voice to infuse them with shades of deeper meaning. – Maya Angelou

Last month, Mr G Sings dropped a lovely tribute to not only one of the most prolific poets of all time, but also one of the most prolific people of all time. With her unfortunate passing earlier this year, it was a perfect time to pay respects to Miss Maya Angelou, and “The Caged Bird Sings” does so with effortless beauty.

Today we have the privilege of brightening up your Monday morning with a glowing tropical house remix from German deep house producer Maywald. Taking sections of the original vocals and the iconic whistling from the original, this remixer has re-crafted this pop tune into something perfect for some much needed pool time, a long drive, or even grooving around in your bathroom while you’re getting ready to head out for the morning.

We’re offering up the premiere of the stream today, but you can snag this tomorrow for your personal collection via Ultra Records.

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VÉRITÉ – Heartbeat (Lightwaves Remix) [PREMIERE]

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New York based singer/songwriter VÉRITÉ has seen a tremendous following swell to almost unimaginable numbers within the past year. Included in that adoration are some notable achievements including becoming most blogged about artist twice over, charting on popular charts on Hype Machine, and racking up hundreds of thousands of plays on souncloud. It’s pretty damn apparent that the blogosphere has a new darling, and it’s not hard to see why.

Released just a month ago, “Heartbeat” features a clean soundscape created by a pronounced bassline, emphatic percussion, and glowing vocal harmonies. With those pieces in place, there was more than enough for a stellar remix to follow, which is exactly what we’re bringing you today.

DC-based electronic pop outfit Lightwaves have spun this tune into a sultry, vibe-driven lounge classic complete with a lush bassline and glowing melody. VÉRITÉ’s vocals shimmer across the head-nodding percussion with ease, once again displaying why remixes of her work are some of the most popular tunes on the internet.

Below you’ll find the remix, along with a few other of our favorite tracks. If you’re not familiar with this rising star, take a few minutes to sit back and drink it all in.

Heartbeat (Lightwaves Remix)
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Strange Enough
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