[Secret Ninja Pass] This Week at Beta 8/14 – 8/16

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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.

Bad Boy Bill - Aug 14
Bad Boy Bill
Can You Feel It (Remix)

Genetix + Coffi - August 15
Genetix ft. Padman
Aristocracy

Behrouz - August 16
Carl Kennedy & Tommy Trash
Blackwater (Behrouz Ibiza White Ireland Mix)
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Get To Know: The Prototypes [TMN Exclusive Interview]

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'Don't Let Me Go' Feat. Amy Pearson (Original Mix)

Having been snapped up by Viper Recordings last year, Drum & Bass powerhouse pair The Prototypes have just released their new single. It follows on from the widespread success of the previous ‘Pale Blue Dot’ and certainly hits the spot for those who like their D&B dance floor-accessible. ‘Don’t Let Me Go’ is a euphoric, hands in the air track, featuring sublime vocals from Amy Pearson. It also comes alongside ‘Humanoid’, which continues in the theme of intergalactic-inspired bass lines that we have previously heard in both ‘Pale Blue Dot’ and ‘Abyss.’ We took some time to speak to The Prototypes about this new release, their forthcoming LP and other musical projects.

TMN: Viper Recordings seems like the perfect fit for you guys and your particular sound. Is it nice to be settled with a stable output for music now? 

Most definitely, and we think it is showing in our output that we are settled and happy and creating music that we want to listen to. The Viper crew have been great since we joined.

TMN: While still undoubtedly drum & bass, ‘Don’t Let Me Go’ nods somewhat to House with its lead line piano chords. What was your aim when writing it? 

To put it simply, we just wanted to write something with a nice summer vibe to it. That was all it was really. The vocal is sick and we hope we have done it justice.

TMN: ‘Humanoid’ definitely targets the D&B heads. How difficult is it balancing a track that might have wider appeal with something that roots itself directly in the scene like this one?

It’s so important to cater for the peeps that like the harder dance floor stuff..That is where we came from, and we will continue writing those sorts of tunes as we love making them.

TMN: You’ve done a number of ‘The Prototypes Presents… ‘ nights this year and have a boat party coming up. Do you like putting on your own events? 

We both come from promoting backgrounds many years ago so it was inevitable that we would start them up again at some point. We feel it’s really, really important for ‘The Prototypes’ as a brand to have a successful event attached to the name, and so far they have been amazing.

TMN: ‘Pale Blue Dot’ is still ripping up clubs months after it’s release. Are you happy with how well received the track was particularly as it was your first single for Viper? 

We are so happy with how it’s done. It was an experimental track for us but it just seemed to work for everyone, the support on it was insane.

TMN: You’ve done a version of ‘Don’t Let Me Go’ called the “Big Top Remix”. Have you ever been to the circus or considered running away and joining one? 

Chris used to be a trapeze artist but I thought that was a bit off key! I was rescued from a circus a few years back in outer Mongolia… true story.

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[Secret Ninja Pass] This Week at Beta 7/31 – 8/2

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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)
- Deal is NOT valid for the Subfocus show. If you wanna catch his amazing set, you’re going to have to cough up some dough.

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

Ilan Bluestone - July 31
Above & Beyond pres. OceanLab
Satellite (ilan Bluestone Remix)

Sub Focus - August 1
Close Feat MNEK

No Regular Play - August 2
No Regular Play
Endangered Species (Special Version)
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[TMN Premiere] Fox Stevenson – Manage

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Firepower Records is back ninjas, and this time they’ve sent us the melodic wonders of DnB/Dubstep phenomenon, Fox Stevenson. With his new EP, Throwdown, set to release later this month, Fox Stevenson and his team have been preparing us for the unforseen internet takeover by teasing us with individual song releases. We here at TMN were asked so kindly to premiere his newest track, “Manage”, and without any hestitation we accepted the offer because it’s FOX STEVENSON.

Normally when we receive something from Firepower Records, we tend to over exaggerate the use of post-apocalyptic terminology because the label and their artists tend to make us go completely mental. Today is a bit different because Fox Stevenson’s music does not really fall into the category of “death” and “annihilation” but rather in the category of “heavy-mental-cute-step” – and yes, heavy-mental-cute-step is an actual genre as of right now.

Known for using his own vocals in his productions, Fox Stevenson has done it yet again with his new single, “Manage”. Filled with a heaping load of piercing snares, melodic synths, and insane vocals, “Manage” is the perfect DnB track that will make your heart explode unicorns and rainbows. After listening to this track 60 times through, we experienced the ultimate case of cognitive dissonance – our minds were telling us to process these conflicting sound frequencies but all we were able to do was dance our asses off instead.

Fox Stevenson continues to impress us all with his eclecticism in his productions; whether it be dark and heavy or cute and poppy, he knows how to infuse all aspects of music and make us all feel some type of way. Prepare for the ultimate heavy-mental-cute-step track of the summer and keep your eyes peeled on Fox Stevenson’s upcoming EP, Throwdown, out later this month on Firepower Records.

Pre-Order your copy of Throwdown here –> iTunes

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[DnB] Pola – Sound Killa / Little Do I Know feat. Bryzone

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The fourth digital release from East London’s Soulvent Records comes from Pola, one third of the label’s personnel. His debut release ‘Sound Killa’ blends new and old influences well – mixing warm liquid tones with an old school rolling beat. Out on July 6th, it features a well-known jungle sample alongside surging drum progessions and rave-style piano chords.

On the flip meanwhile comes ‘Little Do I Know’. Features vocals provided by Pola himself,  it also features label mate Bryzone. A stirring and atmospheric track, Pola blends melancholic chords with a gritty live drum sound.

These are two sophisticated pieces of work from producer and DJ Pola, who has gained a nod of approval from the likes of Hospital Records artists Etherwood and Logistics. We look forward to hearing more from this young talent.

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Sound Killa
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Little Do I Know feat. Bryzone
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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
Manufactured Superstars
Stay feat. Jarvis Church (Preview)

Minnesota - June 27th
Minnesota
Voyager

DJ Dan - June 28th
DJ Dan & Ido
TekNoFunk
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#02 Throwing Shapes x Music Ninja Artist Mix – Tisoki [TMN EXCLUSIVE]

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#02 Throwing Shapes x Music Ninja Artist Mix
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Oh snap, ninjas. We’re back at it again, bringing you our second installment of our tag-team podcast with Throwing Shapes. This time around, we’re featuring Londoner Tisoki.

This young, up-and-coming baron of bass has dialed up a tasty mix for your listening pleasure, rife with disgusting levels of bass, a few unreleased tunes, and a bevy of top notch tracks from some other well-respected names in the industry.

Press play and get ready for a ride.

TRACKLIST:

Tisoki – Intro x ??
Tisoki – Alien Twerk Dub x Alien Twerk Dub VIP
Bonobo – Eyesdown (Tisoki Remix)
??? – ???
Tisoki ft. Frilla – Sneaky
Boy Kid Cloud – Finally
Destroid – Wasteland (Barely Alive Remix)
Duck Sauce – NRG (Skrill x KTN x Milo & Otis RMX) (Tisoki Flip)
Must Die! – Lazy (Grabbitz Remix)
Tisoki – Restart x Tisoki – Sky Child
?? – ?? (Tisoki Remix)
Tisoki – Flight
Tisoki x Upgrade – Underground
Tisoki – Isolation’

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