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[Acoustic] 3LAU feat. Bright Lights – How You Love Me

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3LAU feat. Bright Lights
How You Love Me (Acoustic Version)

Hailing from Sin City, Justin Blau (3LAU) has made quite an impact on the EDM world over the past few years. We had a chance to speak to this talented young man back in 2012 when he was putting out insane mashups, which were enough to get 3LAU in front of crowds all over the world, including a set at Global Dance Festival hosted at the legendary Red Rocks Amphitheater.

Since then, we’ve seen an evolution in his artistry. The mashups became less of a focus, and his own production came in the forefront. Showing people that he’s not just good at pairing pop tracks with dirty beats, he’s put out his stunning original “Bright Lights,” as well as plenty of other solid collaborations and remixes to boot.

Today we’re given a deeper understanding  look at what this former TMN Resident Artist is capable of, which comes via a piano and Bright Light’s delightful voice. Justin’s piano work is flawless, showing how much really goes into the music he writes. Check out what he had to say about his inspiration to share this with the world, then get ready to press play again and again.

For me, every musical idea starts on the piano. I wanted to show you all the initial inspiration for How You Love Me, revealing the spark that made the entire song possible. I’m a musician BEFORE I’m a Producer/DJ, and this is the first of many more non-EDM tracks you’ll hear from me!
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Lonely Child – Thursday (These Eyes) [TMN PREMIERE]

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Lonely Child
Thursday (These Eyes)

As we slowly come to from our weekend endeavors, we’re in constant search of those laid-back tunes to help us get ready to take on the week that’s looming ahead. Luckily for us, we have a tasty tune from Austin-based Lonely Child to help us get through this Monday morning.

Coming off of his ongoing EP Monday, “Thursday (These Eyes)” boasts a silky smooth, calming RnB vibe that will fit perfectly into your Monday rotation. Aside from a hired trumpet player, solo artist B. Ray has once again written and performed everything on his own. With some light and clear guitar work, booming bass hits and thoughtfully crafted lyrics, this tune has that unique feel that is hard to give up once you start listening to it.

If you’re vibing on Lonely Child’s style, we suggest hitting up his website. The only way you can get your hands on this tune and his others is by signing up.

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[Secret Ninja Pass] This Week at Beta 6/26

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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)

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

Manufactured Superstars - June 26th
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Stay feat. Jarvis Church (Preview)

Minnesota - June 27th
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Voyager

DJ Dan - June 28th
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[Disco House] Sander Kleinenberg – We R Superstars

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Sander Kleinenberg
SANDER KLEINENBERG / WE-R-SUPERSTARS (radio)

Someone call John Travlota and tell him it’s time to bust out his platform shoes, white polyester suit and that black shirt with the massive collar. He’s going to need the full get-up for this groovy disco house tune from the legendary Dutch DJ/Producer Sander Kleinenberg.

There’s no doubt in anyone’s mind that disco has had a heavy influence in the development of the dance scene as we know it today, and as we’ve seen over the past year, those influences have come out in a stronger and more pronounced way (ahem, Daft Punk). “We R Superstars” stays true to this throwback-inspired trend we’ve become so fond of, sporting a twangy bassline, alternating guitar samples, and that classic vocoder vocal style.

In regards to its release, Kleinenberg had this to say about this brand new release:

My new track gets to see the day of light!! Such a great moment to finally be able to share this with you all. Enjoy it responsibly on a dance floor near you soon.. or a car.. a living room. Either way. thx for listening and remember, we are ALL superstars.
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Garden City Movement Q&A [TMN EXCLUSIVE]

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Garden City Movement
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After taking the internet by storm with their blogosphere darling “Terracotta,” we were anxiously awaiting a chance to fire over a few questions to this Tel Aviv based trio. Luckily for us, Garden City Movement agreed to answer a few quick questions for us, giving us a better understanding of the brains behind the music.

Take a moment to read this quick Q and A sesh to check out what they had to say about turn of the century urban planning methods, Last Action Hero, and who they’d like to collaborate with in the future. When you’re all finished up, head over to iTunes to pick up their EP Bengali Cinema , which just dropped today.

TMN: So tell us a little bit about you guys. What got you into music in the first place? Were you classically trained as kids?

Johnny: We are three guys from Tel Aviv. Joe And Roi used to play in a band called Lorena B and as for myself I come from the music and nightlife scene, but I used to work as musical director and DJ for Radio Tel Aviv. I have my own show on KZradio and I am part of the “TEDER” crew, which is a really cool pop radio bar that works only in the Summers. Beside I used to work as a music journalist and was part of the evolving Tel Aviv nightlife scene. Interviewed and hosted a lot of the artists that came to TA in the past few years — let’s say I had some crazy dinners. I learned piano and guitar as a kid, but I didn’t take part in music really until GCM started.

Roi: At first I didn’t really relate to music given the fact all I heard as a child were only early 90′s pop hits.
I started playing guitar at 11 years old and getting to know some rock and blues artists brought the change.
A few years later after playing in a few bands i started to appreciate some electronic music, and began to teach myself music production

Yoav: I had a blind guitar teacher who taught me the basics and then I learned music at high school.

TMN: How did you land on the reference for a turn of the century urban planning method set out by Sir Ebenezer Howard? (We definitely looked that up on Wikipedia, by the way)

Johnny: Bauhaus was already taken..haha. We were just looking for architecture reference and the GCM method was perfect for us.

TMN: We covered Terracotta back in May and it was definitely one of the sexiest thing to grace our ears. Walk us through that production starting from inspiration heading all the way through completion.

Roi: We create music using fragments, and we chop our own samples to create those fragments. “Terracotta,” like most of our tracks, sounded completely different at first, the vocals and harmony sounded more like an R&B track.

Johnny: The lyrics is a mix of an Antonioni film and scene and what I was going in my real life at the time we created this track.

Roi: The eastern sound came last. We loved the song, but some edge was missing. And jamming a little with the Oud got us to this idea.
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Steffaloo – Shoulda Known Better (Bear Mountain Remix) [TMN PREMIERE]

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Steffaloo
Shoulda Known Better (Bear Mountain Remix)

Let’s face it. There are not too many positives to Monday mornings. You’re probably worn out from the weekend, and the thought of digging in for an eight hour work day is giving you the chills. We do have some good news for you though. With Monday comes new music and with new music comes a little ray of sunshine for the start of your week.

LA-based Steffaloo (Steph Thompson) recently released the second single from her collaborative electronic album Heart Beats.Teaming up with Windy City native Different Sleep, they dialed in a dreamy pop song that slowly drifts through layered atmospheric elements, and calming percussion.

With the minimalist sound of “Shoulda Known Better,” we were anxiously awaiting a few remixers to pull out some elements and create something that is both complimentary to the original and something entirely unique. Enter Bear Mountain, who hail from one of this writer’s favorite cities in the world, Vancouver. You’re probably familiar with this four piece from their blogosphere smash hit, “Congo.” Taking a departure from their worldly sound that we all fell in love with on that release, they’ve dialed up a sultry dance tune complete heavy deep house elements, chopped up vocal samples and a pronounced bassline.

 

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[Get Crunk] Friday Party Playlist (Vol. 110)

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After a year of patiently waiting, it’s finally here, ninjas…EDC Las Vegas. Not only does that give you every reason to dance your butt of to some dirty beats, but it also means you don’t have to leave home if you were unable to attend this years festivities, Don’t worry because we got you covered today!

As the ninjas rally it up this weekend in Vegas, we hope that you still manage to get silly whether you’re attending EDC in person or enjoying the love stream in the comfort of your own living room.

As always, stay classy ninjas and remember to #danceirresponsibly

Astronomar & Kid Kamillion
BOOM
Bro Safari x UFO! x Beauty Brain
No Control
8Er$
Skank
Ping Pong (Night Crime VIP Edit)
The Chainsmokers
#Selfie (Botnek Remix)(Lookas Trap Edit)
Dimitri Vegas, Martin Garrix, Like Mike
Tremor (VINNIE Bootleg)
Elliphant
Revolusion (ƱZ Remix)
Dekku
Falling
Gtronic
Afterlight (LeKtriQue Remix)
K Drew
Last Train to Paradise ( LUZCID Remix )
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