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[Feelin' Good] Body Language – Portland: ME

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Body Language
Portland : ME

Gotta love it when musicians just can’t keep away from making music.

Written on their drive from Providence, RI to Portlane, ME, Brooklyn-based quartet Body Language have dialed up a tasty little treat for your Friday evening. With a supremely dancable beat, some disco-style synths, and some bodacious, soulful original vocals, “Portland: ME” glows with both authentic nostalgia and new-school appeal.

While this beauty isn’t available for a download at this time, feel free to jam it here on TMN or on their Soundcloud.

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[Cover] Sufjan Stevens – A Little Lost

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Sufjan Stevens
A Little Lost

Sufjan Stevens fans will be chomping at the bit do get their hands on this interpretation of “A Little Lost.” In a tribute compilation put together by The Red Hot Organization, notable artists from around the globe came together to pay tribute to American cellist, composer, singer, and musician Arthur Russell.

Master mix: Red Hot + Arthur Russell comes out October 21 by way of Yep Roc, and includes works by Robyn, Hot Chip, Blood Orange, Phosphrescent, Jose Gonzalez, Devandra Banhart, and more. Today though, we’re covering just this body of work from Detroit-born Sufjan Stevens. Boasting a defined electronic bass and percussion section, the focus is on Steven’s voice, much as it was Russell’s. The beauty of both this interpretation and it’s predeceasing original are in the simplicity. With the understated nature, we’re left to get lost in the lyrics.

Obviously moved by the message, Steven’s had this to say:

I like “A Little Lost” because it’s all about kissing. I love kissing. If I could kiss all day, I would. I can’t stop thinking about kissing. I like kissing more than sex because there’s no end to it. You can kiss forever. You can kiss yourself into oblivion. You can kiss all over the body. You can kiss yourself to sleep. And when you wake up, you can’t stop thinking about kissing. Dammit, I can’t get anything done because I’m so busy thinking about kissing. Kissing is madness! But it’s absolute paradise, if you can find a good kisser.
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[Secret Ninja Pass] This Week at Beta 9/11 – 9/13

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

Lil Jon - Sept 11
AM I WRONG (LIL JON & DJ KONTROL BOOTY MASH)
NICO & VINZ VS. OUTKAST

Crystal Method - Sept 5
Over It (Featuring Dia Frampton)

Stefano Noferini - Sept 6
Marko Nastic & Taster Peter
Revolver (Stefano Noferini Remix) [Deeperfect
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Olivver – Not Going Home [TMN PREMIERE]

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Olivver
Not Going Home

Sometimes the greatest things happen when you least expect it. It could be randomly meeting that special someone who you’ll spend the rest of your life with. It could be unknowingly making a difference in a stranger’s day, providing someone with the hope to go on. It could be as simple as a stumbling upon an artist that you previously didn’t know much about. Regardless of what causes this feeling, it’s one that’s inexplicably wonderful, causing surging emotions that overtake every last existing thought.

We’re no stranger to Los Angeles-based Olivver, having previously written about a track of his with Jez Dior, but we have to admit we were taken back upon hearing “Not Going Home.” Coming off his EP FREAK, this song sparkles with undeniable brilliance, flirting effortless between something you’d expect from a seasoned crooner and a pop-centric, indie artist.

Stirring up inspiration, “Not Going Home” latches itself onto a powerful bassline, simplistic percussion, and understated piano work. The lyrics especially stand out, providing an inspirational cadence that insights a strong revelry of emotional grandeur.

To say that we were beyond impressed is an understatement. In this blogger’s honest opinion, this is one of the better tracks we’ve stumbled upon in some time. We can’t wait to see what lies ahead for this uber-talented songwriter.

If you dig this tune, make sure to check out his recently released compilation of Bsides, which are all available as free downloads.

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Little xs for Eyes – Love Gets Lost [TMN PREMIERE]

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Love Gets Lost

There’s two different ways to look at Monday morning. You could see it as an absolutely dreadful start to a work week, taking everything you have to drag your ass out of bed. Or, you could see it as a new beginning, providing a clean slate for you to work with. While it’s hard to stray away from the former, we always try to see it as the latter. Considering that our lives are a constant state of music coming in and out, Mondays really are a clean slate for us.

Starting things off with a fresh, infectious take, Little xs for Eyes have graciously requested a premiere for their new tune, “Love Gets Lost.” We’re constantly bombarded with hundreds of new songs each and every day, a lot of which have very similar qualities. As far as this tune goes, it’s one that definitely stood out above the rest.

It’s difficult to nail true whimsy when it comes to pop. It often comes off as cheesy, or contrived, blending in with the rest of the Top 40 that you hear while walking around town. However, LXFE (as we just dubbed them for convenience) have captured a playfully engaging progression that has all the catchiness of well-refined pop, yet brims with enthusiastic originality.

Made up of six members, diversity in genre and instrumentation is one of the most notable things about this Ireland-based sextuplet. In “Love Gets Lost,” we’re offered up a playful banter, hearing alternating lyrical exchanges from Michelle Considine and Lucy Jackson. The instrumentation boasts a multitude of instruments, all of which comprise a lively and mischevious soundscape.

Look for this tune to come out on their upcoming album. Track Little xs for Eyes on their facebook for more information.

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Flux Pavilion – Red Rocks – Sept 12th [TICKET + MEET & GREET GIVEAWAY]

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Flux Pavilion
Freeway (Flux Pavilion And Kill The Noise Remix)

You know what’s better than seeing a show at Red Rocks? Well, we can name a couple of things, but we’re going to keep this SFW. UK-based dubstep legend Flux Pavilion will be taking his pulsing bass and radiating synths to that gorgeous, natural amphitheater for a night of head-banging glory. Along with him, you’ll be able to catch acts like Juicy J, Paper Diamond, Ookay, and Fox Stevenson plus special guests.

As we always do, we’re hooking up tickets to the most sought-after events. However, this time around, we’re not only giving up two tickets to the show, but we’re also providing you with a chance to hang out with Flux before his show. Just imagine how many likes that selfie will get.

Entering the contest is a cake walk. Simply follow these steps below and CHECK YOUR EMAIL. We will draw a winner on Wednesday, September 10th at 1:00 PM Mountain Time. If you don’ respond in two hours, we’ll go to the next person. You snooze, you lose.

There are a few rules, of course:
- You must be 18 or over to enter.
- You are responsible for transportation.
- You must bring a valid form of ID to pick up your tickets at the will call booth
- You must sing “I’m a Little Teapot” in a Ron Burgandy-esque voice while waiting in line.
- We were kidding on that last one. However, if you do accomplish that, you will forever live in TMN contest infamy.



Good luck, ninjas!

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[Secret Ninja Pass] This Week at Beta 9/4 – 9/6

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

Bare - Sept 4
BARE
Matador

Skism - Sept 5
SKisM
Elixir VIP

Michael Woods - Sept 6
Michael Woods Ft. Lauren Dyson
In Your Arms(Radio 1 Dance Anthems play)
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