[Secret Ninja Pass] This Week at Beta 9/25 – 9/27

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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.

Max Graham - Sept 25
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The Evil ID (Mark Sherry)

Nit Grit - Sept 26
Euthanizing A Dream

Sergio Santana - Sept 27
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[Get Pumped] TomorrowWorld 2014 Pre-Fesitval Playlist

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Fresh outfits? Check. Schedule planned out? Of course. Portable cell phone charger? You betcha. Drinking tons of water and front-loading on B Vitamins and Potassium? Definitely.

Your plans are coming together flawlessly for TomorrowWorld. You’ve checked off every single item on your list, ensuring that you’ll have the most epic time you could possibly have. While we’re certainly jealous of you, as we cannot make it this year, we’re still willing to help get you through the next few days of anxiety-filled anticipation.

Below you’ll find our highlights of the festival. As you coast through your last few days of work, throw on this playlist and envision yourself in a sea of smiling faces, dancing feet, and beaming hearts.

TomorrowWorld approaches, and it’s going to be legendary.

Mark Morrison
Return Of The Mack (JackLNDN Remix)
Kidnap Kid
Like You Used To
16 Bit Lolitas
Deep In My Soul (Original Mix)
Eric Prydz
Liberate (Lane 8 Remix)
Oliver & Jimi Jules
Pushing On (Tchami Remix)
Subfocus
Close ft. MNEK
Golden Features
Tell Me Ft. Nicole Millar (Bixel Boys Remix)
The Weeknd
Often (Kygo Remix)
Dr Kucho! & Gregor Salto
Cant Stop Playing (Oliver Heldens & Gregor Salto Remix)
Dash Berlin & 3LAU
Somehow (feat. Bright Lights)
Mat Zo ft The Knocks
Get Down Get Up
The Chainsmokers
KANYE ft. SirenXX
Cazzette
Sleepless (A
Magic!
Rude (Zedd Remix)
Felix Cartal
Ready For Love (feat. Chloe Angelides)
Strange talk
Morning Sun (Dillon Francis Remix)
Deorro vs MAKJ
READY! (Original Mix)
TJR
Polluted feat. Dirt Nasty (TAITO Remix)
Botnek & 3LAU
Vikings (Original Mix)
Oliver Heldens X Becky Hill
Gecko (Overdrive) (Jack Beats Remix)
Cash Cash
Surrender
Valentino Khan feat. DJ Kool
Make Some Noise (VIP)
Showtek & Ookay
Bouncer (OUT NOW)
GALANTIS
You (Brillz Remix)
Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike vs W&W
Waves (Slander TomorrowWorld Remix)
Bassnectar & Excision
Put It Down (Crizzly Remix)
Yellow Claw & Cesqeaux
Legends Ft. Kalibwoy
Noosa
Clocktower (Sound Remedy Remix)
Bassnectar & Seth Drake
F.U.N.
Keys N Krates
Are We Faded
GRiZ
Throwback
Ariana Grande
Be My Baby feat. Cashmere Cat (Edit)
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[Event Review] Mad Decent Block Party – San Diego

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Last Sunday, following the recent heat wave that everybody would soon forget about, Mad Decent took their members and friends to sunny San Diego. The venue is located at Park Boulevard and Imperial Avenue near Petco Park and downtown SD. With only one giant stage put in the parking lot area, the artists definitely brought down the house with their high-energy performances and star power. Participating in this year’s lineup, we have artists like Cashmere Cat, Diplo, Flosstradamus, Laidback Luke, STRFKR, Thurz, TJR and Zeds Dead. It was a great mix of music, showing off their roster and connections with diversity.

With Kaytranada‘s set being cancelled due to personal reasons, STRFKR started off the one-day festival with some of their indie psych rock music to get the crowd in the mood. They put on a great show as people were just starting to roll into the venue and vibing their way into the crowd. Their mellow and enjoyable tunes are the epitome of a great band performing at a great festival.

Next up we have Thurz, a member of the underground hip-hop duo U-N-I. It was a smart choice for him to come on after an indie band. His high-energy performance definitely got the crowd going by playing some familiar rap songs and some of his own. At this point there was already a good amount of people in the audience, slowly and reluctantly making their way into the front of the stage even though the immense heat was getting onto everybody. Cashmere Cat, who was the next act, warmed up the crowd even more with his clever remixes of trap and hip hop tracks. His music covers a wide range of genres and sub-genres which take everybody on a fun and exciting joyride of both hype and chill music.

TJR was definitely the dark house of the festival. For those who weren’t familiar with who he is, the crowd referred him as “the mysterious bald guy who stole the show at Mad Decent”. The talented producer from Connecticut showcased his skillset with a variety of turn-up jams spanning the trap, house and funk genres. He incorporated funky drops and fast-paced trap beats into remixes of popular songs, which got the crowd pumped up like no other. His jaw-dropping performance definitely left the crowd in awe.

As the sun set and the heat gradually submerged into the horizon, the crowd was all warmed up and ready to get crazy. From the moment Laidback Luke got on stage, that’s when the real block party started. The Dutch DJ/producer got everybody on their feet and bobbing their head left and right with his incredible electro/deep house goodness. It is difficult as a house DJ to channel the right energy into a crowd at an open stage/venue, but Laidback Luke did just that. With lasers shining at your eyeballs, you just couldn’t help but dance your pants off to these hard-hitting house beats.

One amazing act following another, the artist introduced and welcomed Flosstradamus on stage. This is what the crowd came here to see, and what Floss were the best at doing. Needless to say, the Chicago-based duo delivered and killed it with style. The crowd was super loud and riled up, especially when they dropped a song like “Mosh Pit”, that there were a good amount of moshing going on throughout his set. To bring up the energy even more, the two hype men brought out special guest Waka Flocka, who gave his 110% at pumping up the stage with his anger and aggressiveness.

The headliner of the festival and Mad Decent’s frontman, Diplo, was undoubtedly the best act of the night. With so much energy and creativeness in his performance, Diplo always brings the most entertaining and trendiest electronic music to the stage. Mixing hip-hop with trap and electronica, the 35-year-old veteran never ceases to amaze everyone and never stops the innovation of his music. From taking off his shirt to bringing girls on stage for a twerk contest, Diplo sure knows what the crowd wants to hear and see. There was never a dull moment in the entire duration of Diplo’s set, and the crowd got about as loud and turnt up as they could be.

Amongst the shuffling pits, dance circles, exchange of kandies and fist pumping, the celebration never stopped for the Mad Decent crowd. Ending the night with a bang, Zeds Dead provided everyone with some hardcore drum & bass and dubstep. At this point, the lasers and lights were in full throttle. And with the heavy bass shaking the whole place down, you just couldn’t help but viciously headbang back and forth.

By assembling their roster and inviting friends and fellow artists to perform at their shows, Mad Decent has done it once again. With that said, our Ninja crew will be back for next year’s block party. We can’t wait to see what these talented performers have in store for us in the near future.

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[Get Crunk x 2] Friday Party Playlist (Vol. 121)

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Has it really been 2 weeks since the last Friday Party Playlist?! Geez…where does the time go these days? Well, now that we have recovered from last weekends intense blogathon, it’s time to get back in the swing of things and get you ninjas your party anthems to help carry you through these next couple of days.

Since I decided to rain check ya’ll last week, I put together a MASSIVE Friday Party Playlist that can literally last you until next week. This girl doesn’t play around, so get up, get movin’, and shake what yo mama gave you.

Until next week, we ask that you #danceirresponsibly.

Party Favor
Bap U (JEFF085)
Hydraulix & Oski vs Creaky Jackals
Grind
Hudmo
Chimes (Maxx Baer Re
Flume & Chet Faker
Drop the Game (Sweater Beats Remix)
Tame Impala
Feels Like We Only Go Backwards (IckyBob Bootleg)
Jennifer Lopez ft. Iggy Izalea
Booty (DeafMind Bootleg)
T Mass  & PatrickReza
Faith
Kito & Reija Lee
Sweet Talk (Lazerdisk Remix)
AutoLaser
Ya Comin Home (Future Fridays)
C2C
Down The Road (Beataucue Remix)
BISHU
Standby
Green Gardens (Djembas Fest Edit)
Wuki
Hot (Buku Remix)
Will Sparks & Zoolanda
Drop That (Tomsize Remix)
Losco
Drop
Oliver Heldens X Madonna
Gecko Music (TKDJS Mashup)
Artistic Raw
Miami (Havok Roth & HLTR$KLTR Remix)
Dillon Francis & Dj Snake
Get Low (The Rebirth In Paris)
FREAK
Mr. Carmack
terra instro
Woolymammoth
CULT
Revolvr & Genisis Ft Splitbreed
Unstoppable (Aero Chord Remix)
Justice
Phantom (Our Time Remix)
Nelly Furtado x Timbaland
Promiscuous (Dr. Fresch Remix)
Future
Covered In Money (GVME OVER Bootleg)
JayCeeOh And Woogie
2THAWALL (Original Mix)
Migos
Fight Night (Lambo Remix)
Round2Crew
Booty Had Me Like (Club Killers Remix)
Derek Rhodes x Reid Stefan x Juicy J
AlleyOop
Aquadrop
Changes
Valentino Khan feat. DJ Kool
Make Some Noise
BnW
I Dont Like It
Sikdope Ft. Ash Riser
Never Wanna Leave (Ash Riser VIP)
Tear Rambo Up (Koyote Edit) Alesso // Deorro // J
Trick
Long Shot (Cash Cash X Clean Bandit X The Chainsmokers)
Magic! & Zedd
Rude (Instant Party! Remix)
Ellie Goulding
Beating Heart (Steve James Remix)
Charli XCX
Break The Rules (Sava&Razz Remix)
Route 94
My Love feat. Jess Glynne (Young Bombs Remix
Clean Bandit
Rather Be (Modern Machines Remix)
SomeKindaWonderful
Reverse (Special Features Remix)
Parliament
Flash Light (Slynk Remix)
Edward Maya
Stereo Love (Kings Remix)
Young Franco Ft Joy
Close 2 U (Benson Remix)
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[Secret Ninja Pass] This Week at Beta 9/18 – 9/20

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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.

Cedric Gervais - Sept 18
Missing You ft. Rooty

Pegboard Nerds - Sept 19
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BADBOI

DJ Jazzy Jeff - Sept 20
Play Dat! DJ Jazzy Jeff featuring Dayne Jordan
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Get To Know: Habstrakt & Megalodon [TMN Exclusive Interview]

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Seeing as they had a brand new, four-track dubstep extravaganza out this week via Never Say Die Records, we decided to get the lowdown on how Habstrakt and Megalodon created “The Storm”. The pair, who usually work as solo producers and DJs last worked together for a track on Megalodon’s “Boom” EP, and clearly something sounded right. This time around, it’s a collection of heavy impact, sample-filled pieces of 140 bpm madness. Check out what the duo had to say about their creative processes.

TMN: What have you both been up to as of recent? 

Habstrakt: Touring Australia and New Zealand at the moment, it’s absolutely amazing so far. I had to wake up in the middle of the night to witness the release going live and see the fans react to it! Before that, I spent the summer in studio working on loads of new tunes, and already wrapping up the next EP as we speak.

Megalodon: I’ve just got back from a tour in the States and now catching some of the festival season here in Europe. It’s always fun to enjoy Europe before it gets back to being cold and dreary! As for studio work, I’m constantly working on sound design and concepts, which for a picky person like me may take a good amount of time sometimes.

TMN: You joined forces back in 2013 with “40 Cows”. How did you originally hook up for that track?

H: Sinjin (Megalodon) was touring France and had a few days off, so I offered him to come over to my place so we could finally meet after years and years of talking on the internet. We made “40 Cows” in one session; it only took an afternoon to write it down, which was probably the fastest studio session I’ve ever had!

TMN: What has the writing process been like for “The Storm” EP, any funny studio stories? 

H: Well, “Yabba Dabs” was written on Sinjin’s sofa in The Netherlands, we didn’t have speakers and did most of it on laptop speakers or with crappy headphones – coming back home to mix it down was painful, aha! Once again, we wrote all the tracks within a few days, but then obviously mixing it down took us a bit longer! The recipe for the album was pretty simple:  funny samples, 8 bit melodies, aggressive drops and a good dose of that sofa laziness we all crave.

TMN: You both work with Never Say Die on the regular, what is it like to work with SKisM and the crew?

M: Well I gotta say, from the moment I started working with them I noticed a big difference in drive and overall work ethic from them – more than anything I had experienced before. Put aside the fact that SKisM and the crew run an immensely tight ship, they also have always been on point when it comes to delivering quality and ground breaking dubstep to a bigger audience. I know Habby feels the same when I say SKisM is a huge influence as a producer and a pioneer in the game… it’s an honour to be apart of the team!

H: The Never Say Die crew is a very strong team with loads of people involved full-time with running the label, it’s very encouraging to work with such a team. SKisM has always been a mentor to me, even getting me back on the road when I was drifting away. The man is driven by a strong vision of both his label and the bass music scene in general, and it’s a real pleasure to work with someone who’s entirely devoted into pushing his artists as far as possible. Plus he calls me every night to sing me lullabies so I can sleep and he owns a suit made of £ notes, what else can I say!

TMN: What do you both have planned for the future? Any chance of more tracks from the pair of you?

M: Basically the same thing I’ve been doing since the start really. Making music and performing it is my passion and I hope to continue doing so for as long as I can. As for working again with Habstrakt, I think it would be foolish not to. I guess we will see what happens next!

H: It looks like I’m gonna be on the road a lot over the next few months, gigs are piling up and upcoming tours looks really exciting! Lucky for me, I’ve learned how to work far away from my studio and I can keep up with the production while playing shows all over the world.  And yes, you will definitely hear more Habstrakt & Megalodon collabs in the future, we’ve got such a nice thing rolling, I don’t see any reason why we would stop!

Pick up a copy of “The Storm” EP here. 

 

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[Electronic] Lana Del Rey – Ultraviolence (Datsik Remix)

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Lana Del Rey
Ultraviolence (Datsik Remix)

It’s no secret that Lana Del Rey‘s film noir-esque voice lends itself wonderfully to the electronic remix. Dubstep veteran, Datsikis the latest producer to reimagine Lana with his take on the title track from her latest album, UltraviolenceRather than completely change the vibe, Datsik adds a layer of heavy bass amplifying the somber feel and creating a wobbly masterpiece in the process. This one’s the perfect catalyst to kick off your Friday shenanigans.

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