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Sea Moya – Bangalore [TMN PREMIERE]

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Sea Moya
Bangalore

As I get older, gracefully accepting the fact that my rowdier years are fading in the rearview mirror, I’m consistently drawn to the calmer, more ambient, and textural electronic music. From Tycho, to Bonobo, to Little People, I’m intrigued more so by artists who artfully craft impressive layers of soundscape that create a truly encapsulating experience. Today, I get to add one more name to that list with this premiere from Cologne/Mannheim-based three-piece Sea Moya.

Dropping in June on their upcoming Baltic States EP, “Bangalore” is a listening experience in the truest sense. It slowly builds through tape saturation, atmospheric elements, and radiating synths, gradually winding its way up to a glowing, percussion-centric crescendo. You’ll find yourself putting it into a few neat little boxes, or playlists, rather, which could easily include a chill Sunday at home, a sunny day by the pool, or a lengthy road trip through the countryside.

When asked about the inspiration behind this impressive tune, Sea Moya Iven had this to say:

“Bangalore” has a real Urban feeling to us. We began to imagine a highway at night through a foreign, exotic city. We didn’t want it to be too “city” like, so we incorporated some samples of natural and more organic sounds. We decided to go against recording vocals in this track too, which is different from our usual stuff.

Make sure to follow these cats on Facebook and SoundCloud to keep up with news on the upcoming EP and live shows.

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[Secret Ninja Pass] This Week at Beta 3/31 – 4/3

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As we continue along into 2016, we’re excited to bring you more opportunities to check out our favorite club. As you probably already know, we’ve been hooking you up with free entry to Beta for over three 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 on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. Get there before 9PM on Sundays.
– Show this post to the cashier (Valid for 21+ only).
– The deal is valid for Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights.

See you on the dance floor.

Ferry Corsten - 3/31

’Spinnin’ Sessions 010 – Guest: Ferry Corsten’
ill Gates - 4/01
’More Tea’
Manufactured Superstars - 4/02
’MFSS – Stay (Remix)’
AA Showcase - 4/03
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[Mixtape + Interview] Danger Village – No Guest List Required

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Through the years, we’ve had the ultimate pleasure of developing relationships with some of the best and brightest people in music. From PR firms sending us emerging new talent, to working with managers to highlight artists through our Residency program, amazing music and opportunities come through our virtual door through our fellow music nerds in the industry. And, Danger Village is definitely one of our all-time favorite team of music nerds.

To celebrate their awesomeness, both in musical tastes and in logo selection, we worked with them to curate the next iteration of their No Guest List Required Mixtape. In addition to that, we also fired off a few choice questions to the always impressive HOLYCHILD, which you can find just below the mixtape.

Below you’ll find a few of Danger Village’s artists that we’ve covered before, as well as a few others that they hand-selected as their favorites in the game. We’re pretty sure you’ll find a few new favorites in here, so scroll down and hit play already!

1. HOLYCHILD – “Happy With Me”
Laced with an exuberant instrumental, infectious hooks and sharp lyrics,”Happy With Me” vaulted HOLYCHILD to the forefront of the indie pop world and solidified their signature brat pop sound.

2. Bloodboy – “Human Female”
With Justin L. Raisen (Charli XCX, Sky Ferreira) behind the boards, Lexi Papillion aka Bloodboy shines in the anthemic electro pop affair “Human Female,” reflecting on her personal growth and grappling with womanhood.

3. Bedbugs – “Like The Earth”
Fuzzy vocals, a hooky chorus and bright guitar chords come together harmoniously in “Like The Earth,” encapsulating the sunny vibes of Bedbugs’ hometown of Los Angeles.

4. BETS – “Don’t Give A F#Ck”
Ominous yet alluring, BETS plays the role of femme fatale on a bed of glitchy production, proudly proclaiming, “I don’t fall in love.”

5. Hoodlem – “Kintsugi”
Twisting and crunching forward using a deconstructed deep house backbeat and a sweeping bass line to form a seductive groove, “Kintsugi” reflects on repairing a broken relationship.

6. ELVETT – “Everybody Say…”
A soulful piece of indie pop, “Everybody Say…” is driven by Lyn’s rapid fire vocals and a hazy soundscape comprised of flanger-tinged guitars, dissonant piano notes and looping Wurlitzer riffs.

7. ALICE MK – “Greed”
With menacing synths, thunderous drums, a blistering guitar solo and ALICE MK’s vocals commanding the charge, “Greed” tackles the downward spiral associated with the insatiable desire for more.

8. WILD – “Vagabond”
Strapped with humanizing, heart-on-sleeve candor, “Vagabond” is a stirring anthem that poignantly captures the uneasiness associated with self-acceptance.

9. F a l i n e – “Valet”
Vulnerable and charming, “Valet” invites us into F a l i n e’s psyche, examining the fallibility and fickleness of human emotions through vivid stream of consciousness storytelling.

10. Black Honey – “All My Pride”
Blending 90s alt grit, 60s pop sensibility and an explosive chorus, “All My Pride” is an exhilarating thrill ride that perfectly captures the band’s indomitable spirit.


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[Event Preview] Phoenix Lights – 4/2 – 4/3

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After a week of non-stop pool parties, intimate club sets, and endlessly fighting people to get from stage-to-stage at Ultra, it’s hard to imagine gearing up for another festival, especially with Coachella right around the corner. But, the good people down at Relentless Beats have made it just too damn tempting. So, we’re packing our bags, catching a flight on Saturday, and heading down to Phoenix for Phoenix Lights.

This two-day festival takes place in Margaret T. Hance park this weekend, bringing a stacked line-up across both April 2nd and 3rd. Tickets are pretty affordable, considering the talent they’re offering, listed at $119 for both days. Single day tickets are $79 for Saturday and $69 for Sunday, so you might as well just drop the extra coin and enjoy the full package.

If you’re feeling like you want to take your experience to the next level, our friends over at Cadence & Cause are offering up some VIP upgrades and a chance to meet Ephwurd at the show. Each time you contribute for a chance to win, you’ll be providing music therapy to kids at Phoenix Children’s Hospital.
Once you’re done over there, get amped up for the show with this artfully crafted playlist, which features each and every performing artist on the bill. And, make sure to look for your favorite masked bloggers out on the dance floor, come Saturday. Chances are, you won’t be able to see us – seeing as how we’re ninjas and whatnot. But, you can still try.

’RÜFÜS/RÜFÜS DU SOL – Say A Prayer For Me (MK Remix)’
’Cut Snake – Hocus Pocus’
’Claude Vonstroke – Can’t Wait (Original Mix)’
’SNBRN – Gangsta Walk’
’Bakermat & Goldfish Feat. Marie Plassard – Games Continued’
’Destructo – 4 Real (Drezo
Remix)’

’Eric Prydz
Everyday (Original Mix)’
’Deadmau5 & Kaskade Remember – I Remember’
’The Chainsmokers & Tritonal – Until You Were Gone ft. Emily Warren’
’Troy Boi – And Wot?’
’Oliver Heldens & Shaun Frank – Shades Of Grey (Ft. Delaney Jane) (Ephwurd Remix)’
’Ghastly – Bitch U Ghastly (◕,,,◕)’
’Black Tiger Sex Machine x Lektrique – Religion’
’Jack Ü – Take Ü There ft. Kiesza (4B Remix)’
’Excision & Downlink – Robo Kitty ‘
’Yellow Claw & Mightyfools – No Class (Free Download)’
’TURN DOWN FOR WHAT – DJ SNAKE & LIL JON’
’The Chainsmokers – Don’t Let Me Down (Illenium Remix)’
’Royal – Passenger (Jai Wolf Remix)’
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Consolers – Harry [TMN PREMIERE]

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Harry

We’ve been seeing a noticeable uptick in the amounts of bands paying artful, modernized versions of rock legends from the late 60s and 70s. Whatever the reason is, we’re pleasantly enjoying the ride, connecting past to present with tunes we’re gleefully sharing with our folks. Each release brings our two generations together, showing our elders that music is actually pretty damn good these days.

Consolers are made up of vocalist/guitarist Florian Hofer, drummer Albrecht Bibas and bassist Till Schomburg, who began their musical careers playing house parties and clubs in Hannover, before ultimately setting off to tour around Germany, Poland, and play Lunatic Festival just last year. Citing influences from The Velvet Underground and Jimi Hendrix, they’re developing an iconic indie persona that’s rooted in both timeless and contemporary styles. “Harry” certainly showcases that, coming together under a blanket of playful guitar work, a pronounced bassline, and memorable lyrics.

This is the first track coming off their upcoming EP, Astronaut Babies, which is due out later this year. It was co-written and co-produced by Soren Christensen (GoGoBerlin, TheBlueVan, M.i.l.k , Reptile Youth, Fallulah), using a semi-disused tape machine. If you’re digging this tune, make sure to keep an eye out on these lads for upcoming releases and tour information.

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[Event Preview] Bayonne – Lost Lake Lounge – 3/28

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Roger Sellers aka Bayonne is bringing his one-man act to Denver in support of his debut album, Primitives. Luckily for all of us in the Mile High City, we get to take in a live look at his musical abilities at one of the most intimate venues in our fair city, the Lost Lake Lounge.

If you haven’t had a chance to check out this budding Austin-based musician, we’ve included a few choice tracks to wet your whistle. If you’re feeling those, and we assume you will, head over to Spotify and spend some time with the whole album. In our opinion, it’s best to start at the first track and listen all the way through. We can’t say for certain that this is a concept album, but it damn sure listens like one.

After you’re done, head over and pick up some tickets for tonight’s show.

’Appeals’
’Spectrolite’
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[House] Justin Jay & Friends – Weatherman Ft. Josh Taylor (Extended Mix)

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Justin Jay & Friends
Weatherman Ft. Josh Taylor (Extended Mix)

You don’t need to dig deep through our old posts to know that we love LA-based Justin Jay. In fact, we’ve been so smitten with his smooth yet quirky beats that we hosted him as one of our Resident Artists, way back in February of last year. Today, we’re bringing you his freshest track, which features Josh Taylor, Benny Bridges, and Henry Was.

As we’ve seen with past releases, like “Karma” and his remix of “Take it to Reality,” Justin is extremely focused on instrumentation lately, especially when it comes to guitars. “Weatherman” showcases that fusion of rock and dance effortlessly, giving you nuances of rock gods like Rush, carried over into a 21st-century setting.

This tune comes with the announcement of his Fantastic Voyage album, along with an EP series. If that last part threw you for a loop, it’s pretty simple once you break it down. Instead of following the classic album release format, he’s going to be dropping singles and EPs through different labels to reflect each track’s unique nature. Ultimately, the project will come together as his debut album, showcasing the breadth of his musical exploration.

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