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[Secret Ninja Pass] This Week at Beta 7/23 – 7/25


Alright, ninjas. We’ve been hooking you up with free entry to Beta over two 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
– Show this post to the cashier (Valid for 21+ only)

That’s it. See you on the dance floor.

The M Machine - 7/23
The M Machine
Just Like
Noisia - 7/24
Two Fingers feat. Noisia
The Crystal Method - 7/25
Over It (Featuring Dia Frampton)
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[Event Preview + Playlist] HARD Red Rocks – 7/30 – Red Rocks Amphitheater


Most of the time, we start off these event previews by trying to get you excited for the show. However, today is a little bit different, as we know tickets are damn near sold out. So, before you dive in, click here to buy tickets, before it’s too late!

Now that we have that out of the way, we can tell you all the usual things. First up, as always with shows at Red Rocks, if you’ve never been to a show at this venue, now is the time. Any true concert junky will tell you that this amphitheater should be on your bucket list, and with good reason. The combination of natural beauty and stunning acoustics are second to none. (Yes, we’re looking at you in the Pacific Northwest. The Gorge is great, but not this great).

Secondly, this year’s HARD Red Rocks is stacked top to bottom. Leading things off is one of our favorite Denver musicians, option4, who we just featured as our Resident Artist of the Month. From there, the list is almost too good to believe, including acts like Destructo, Branchez, Porter Robinson, Glitch Mob, and Dog Blood, who will wrap the evening up. That last sentence should be a strong indiciation as to why this will sell out soon.

To celebrate next week’s epic event, we’ve thrown together the perfect playlist to throw on during your drive up to the venue, featuring multiple tracks from each artist.

Love Like No Other feat. FLASH/LIGHTS (Original Mix)
All On The Floor
option4 Ft. TNERTLE
Antony & Cleopatra
Take Me (Option4 Remix)
Sharam Jey, Sammy W & Alex E
SWAG! (Destructo & Bot Remix)
West Coast
Warren G
Regulate (Destructo & Wax Motif Remix)
Sleepy Tom
Pusher feat. Anna Lunoe (Branchez Remix)
Heroes (Branchez Remix)
What So Not
High You Are (Branchez Remix)
The Thrill (Porter Robinson Remix)
Porter Robinson
Sad Machine
Porter Robinson
The Glitch Mob
Better Hide, Better Run (feat. Mark Johns)
The Glitch Mob
Carry The Sun
The Glitch Mob
Mind Of A Beast
Next Order
Middle Finger
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Young Empires – The Gates (Ride The Universe Remix) [TMN PREMIERE]

Young Empires
The Gates (Ride The Universe Remix)

One thing is overwhelmingly evident while scanning through two years’ worth of music on Ride The Universe’s SoundCloud page – these four dance-loving cats know how to write highly infectious, groovy, and party-perfect tunes. Today is no different, as we give you a peek at Pete, Nicky, Sam and Jeremy’s latest endeavor, an official remix of “The Gates.”

This take on Young Empire’s widely popular tune features a slightly different approach than other RTU remixes, showcasing their ability to change things up effortlessly. The build-up is drawn out, slowly pulling in elements of the original, including iconic sections of vocals. It immediately brings listeners a connection to the original, as any solid remix should. From there, a vibe-heavy beat and pronounced synth stabs guide this remix towards the pool, rooftops, and sunny BBQs with its laid back, yet danceable persona.

Young Empires were obviously impressed by the remix, as they’ve chosen to officially release it, but check out their praise below.

Ride The Universe showcase their craft on our remix of ‘The Gates’ using sophisticated rhythms, punchy synth stabs, and intriguing chord progressions. Their production and arrangement demonstrates patience and maturity, but this remix also sounds very youthful with a ton of swagger. – Young Empires

Make sure to keep up on everything Ride The Universe by following them on Facebook. Also, Young Empires are currently on tour. We highly recommend catching one of their upcoming shows.

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[Electronic R&B] RKCB – Ignite

RKCB Ignite Cover Art

Aptly described as “Short Films” on RKCB’s SoundCloud, “Ignite” effortlessly brings a story to life through lush, layered soundscapes and flawlessly sung lyrics.

Comprised of Riley Knapp and Casey Barth, this Los Angeles-based electronic duo is known for their avant-garde, often unpredictable songwriting abilities. They consistently and pleasantly surprise listeners time after time, and “Ignite” is no different.

Inspiring lyrics, impressive tone, and a flexible range come together in harmony to illustrate unseen imagery for the listener, taking them along for a near four-minute ride. It’s a sultry fusion of soulful RnB structure and delicate, inventive electronica, crafted around what seems to be a very personal experience:

Ignite is a story of telling your best friend that you are in love with them for the first time and balancing the first sparks with the long burn of your feelings. – RKCB

If you’re feeling this track from these two Angelinos, make sure to watch out for a new EP, which drops later this summer.

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Cut Copy Dishes on Dance Music, DJing, and Ray-Ban Wearing Unicorns [TMN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW]

Cut Copy
'Forest Through The Trees' Mixtape (free download)

Photo Credit: Misha Vladimirskiy

In the midst of their first, full-fledged DJ tour, Cut Copy made their way to the Mile High City to throw down a memorable set at one of our favorite venues, The 1UP Colfax. With the tour in full swing, and such a long and storied career, we just had to reach out and line up an interview with front man Dan Whitford.

TMN: Thank you for taking some time to connect with us today. Welcome to the Mile High City. When was the last time you guys were here?

CC: Pleasure! I think it may have been when we played Red Rocks with Chromeo and Flume, last year. We did a big co-headline thing there. I’m pretty sure that was the last time we were here.

TMN: Was that the first time you played Red Rocks?

CC: We actually did it once before at Monolith Festival. That’s the first time. That was a daytime show, so this was the first time we played at night with a full crowd. It was definitely exciting.

TMN: How does Red Rocks rank against other outdoor venues in the world?

CC: It’s probably the best, and I’m not just saying that. Just as far as being something spectacular, it’s as if someone carved a venue into Uluru and started doing shows there. It’s just something kinda crazy that they turned it into a venue.

It’s obviously got this history, and for us, walking around backstage, they’ve got photos of all the artists that have played there. The absolute legends of music over the years…to be in that company is incredible.

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[House] Disco Killerz & Liquid Todd – Satisfaction Feat. LARCY

Disco Killerz & Liquid Todd
Satisfaction Feat. LARCY (Radio Edit)

As we continue our onward march towards the weekend, we’re carefully stacking up tracks that will help take our two days of freedom from “run-of-the-mill” to “absolutely legendary.” Luckily for us, a trio of New Yorkers have come together and dialed up one hell of a house tune, which is sure to provide ample energy to take you well into the night.

“Satisfaction” was produced by Sirius XM DJ Liquid Todd, and up-and-coming duo Disco Killerz. It also boasts club-friendly lyrics from singer/songwriter Larcy, who’s dance-inducing vocals pair perfectly with the heavy, four-to-the-floor beats, and memorable melody.

Aside from being a solid dance tune, “Satisfaction” is also helping provide kids in developing countries with hearing health services. In partnership with the Electronic Music Alliance and Cadence & Cause, each purchase of the song on helps these artists get closer to their overall goal of helping 305 children. In addition, Liquid Todd has also donated a pair of his signature V-Moda headphones to the campaign. Click here to buy the song and enter to win these exclusive headphones.

As artists, producers, and performers – hearing is the most critical sense we have. We also have experience with hearing loss, so it is a deeply personal cause for us as well. We are pleased to offer kids around the world access to this early screening to preserve their ability to make and enjoy music. – Liquid Todd & Disco Killerz

Keep track of their progress through the Impact Timeline below. It will update in real time with each contribution made.

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Mesa Luna – Waster (Noble Oak Remix) [TMN PREMIERE]

Church Garden - Noble Oak Remix - Artwork
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Mesa Luna – Waster (Noble Oak Remix)

There’s nothing quite as important as the perfect music to start Monday morning off to. Well, coffee is certainly up there too, but that’s almost a given. The first day of the work week is usually an arduous battle in your mind to come to grips that you can’t do whatever you feel like anymore and that you have five days of commitments ahead. That’s where Torontonian producer Noble Oak comes in to lend a helping hand.

Taking a crack at fellow countrymen Mesa Luna, this often dreamy electronic musician has put his spin on “Waster.” Instantly soothing the listener within seconds of starting, this wandering remix welcomes the listener in with a warm, enveloping experience. The soundscape is rich and luscious, showcasing layer on layer of etheral synths, soft, atmospheric elements, and Mesa Luna’s calming vocals. It’s the perfect soundtrack for you to take a step back from work, close your eyes, and get lost, even if it’s only for a few brief minutes.

When asked about this remix in particular, Noble Oak had this to say:

There was something about this track that immediately evoked ideas for a remix, something I can’t often say happens. Somewhere between the catchy layered hook and the lush chordal arrangement I found an instantaneous fondness for ‘Waster.’
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