[Secret Ninja Pass] This Week at Beta 4/10

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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.

Deorro- April 10th
Steve Aoki, Diplo & Deorro
Freak (Feat. Steve Bays)

Sigma- April 11th
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Nobody to Love (clip)

Damian Lazarus - April 12th
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RISE BEFORE ZOD
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TMBA – Obsessed (Our Time Remix) [TMN Premiere]

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Obsessed (feat. Lynn Gvnn) (Our Time Remix)

It’s Monday and the coffee is brewing, the music is blasting, and the hangover is just now starting to fade away. The perfect way to cure any case of the post-weekend blues is to simply indulge yourself in some hyphy new tunes to prepare yourself for the week to come. This week isn’t like any other week, my friends, because it is officially the start of festival season. The TMN team is gearing up for weekend 1 of Coachella, which in my books, just means it’s about to be an epic weekend full of shenanigans. In lieu of this week’s festivities, we have the perfect track to describe every ninja’s feelings about Coachella, all thanks to the artists Our Time and TMBA.

TMBA just recently put out their original new dubstep tune, “Obsessed,” which left everyone obsessing over the replay button. With a slew of artists throwing out their renditions of this gorgeous track, we were recently sent a unique electro house spin on this song by Tulsa natives, Our Time. Right from the beginning, the track starts us off with a heavy kick and catchy beat that builds up into a soft, melodic intro for Lynn Gvnn to showcase her unique voice. Our Time placed a lot of emphasis on the vocals and dirty breakdowns in their remix for TMBA, in which they took an adorable (yet heavy) sounding song and transformed it into a nasty, hectic dance anthem that is  sure to make people lose their mind. Try not to obsess over this one, ninjas and have a happy Monday!

 

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

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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.

Adrian Lux - April 3rd
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Sooner or Later feat. Kaelyn Behr (Preview)

Andy C - April 4th
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Haunting

Derek Plaslaiko - April 5th
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Get to know: LAXX [TMN Exclusive Interview]

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Step Two [Preview]

LAXX is most definitely one to keep your eye on. Having signed with the renowned bass family Never Say Die last year, LAXX dropped his explosive debut EP for them in February and is now unleashing his second on April 7th. A follow up from ‘Step One’, ‘Step Two’ is another display of his self-coined “Twitch” music, packed with jittery synths and intense rhythmical progressions – not to mention a frenzied remix from label mate MUST DIE! The iconic and wonderfully simplistic ‘Step One’ is given a more dynamic and atmospheric twist, whilst maintaining that earth shattering drop impact of the original. I particularly enjoy ‘The Limit’ with its blend of vocal outbreaks and sustained pulse throughout, and LAXX’s sense of musical identity resonates here. I had the opportunity to to grill LAXX on ‘Step Two’ and what we can expect to see from him in the future.

TMN: Did you approach making ‘Step Two’ differently to ‘Step One’? Did ‘Step Two’ feel more like you were experimenting with a new set of sounds?

LAXX: ‘Step One’ was hard to follow, but I had a vibe in my mind already and knew what sort of thing I wanted to hear. It took a while, I named so many projects ‘Step Two’ and had about 5 different tracks which I was going to go back in on, but none of them were what I wanted. When I’m writing I know when I’ve got it, and a lot of the time I just start again because it’s not working for me. As soon as I got the basic vibe of it, I must’ve known, because I named it ‘Definitely Step Two’. But yeah, I wanted a similar vibe but a different musical palette.

TMN: Which track on this EP are you most proud of and why?

LAXX: Like all of them for different reasons. ‘Brainbug’ took the longest to finish, but I’m still as into ‘The Limit’ as I was when I first wrote it. I’ve always tried to create something simple, which has as much impact as something overproduced. But in all, I’m proud of all of them, and they all took weeks of back and forth to finish.

TMN: Where does the term “Twitch” music come from?

LAXX: “Twitch” is a term I created just because I didn’t feel what I was doing was fitting into categories I was listening to. To me just means a different rhythm, not just the obvious. The vibe in ‘Brainbug’ and ‘The Unknown’ are pretty much off key and different, so thats what I mean. I take inspiration from everything, but I still see what I’m doing in a different bracket to Trap or Dubstep, so it would be wrong to call it either.

TMN: What’s next in terms of future sounds from you? What can we expect you to deliver after this release?

LAXX: You’ll have to wait and see, but I’m just going down a new route. I want to do something different and exciting and make peoples ears prick up. So, I can’t say really, but I’ve got a lot in store..

TMN: You’ve previously worked with several grime artists. Do you have any plans to collaborate with vocalists again?

LAXX: Yes. I’ve always been a big fan of grime MC’s and Footsie, D Double E and P Money are some of my favourites. I can’t really say whats to come, but there will be some colabs in the pipeline.

TMN: Could you name 3 of your all-time favourite tracks?

That’s not an easy question as my music taste is pretty broad and I go through phases with different genres constantly. But here you go:

Krust – Warhead

Bad Company – Planet Dust

Dire Straits – Sultans Of Swing

TMN: If you could work on a track with any Never Say Die artist, who would it be?

LAXX: I like all of the artists on Never Say Die, but I’d love to get in the studio with Zomboy. I just know he’d be a nutter to work with, he’s got so much energy in his tunes, it’d be a laugh just to work with him and see him vibe out.

TMN: Thanks for your time LAXX! Awesome release.

LAXX: Cheers for having me and make sure you grab ‘Step Two’ on 7th April!

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[TMN Resident Artist] YOGI’s Top 5 Songs

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We always love seeing what 5 songs artists come up with for their top 5 songs. This month, YOGI has gone quite hip-hop with their selection, which is fine by us. It has been a fun month with these three gentlemen and so we leave you with their top songs to jam out to.

Skrillex ft Chance The Rapper

Beyonce – Partition

Que – OG Bobby Johnson

YG – My N*gga

Schoolboy Q – Man of the Year

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Coast Is Clear
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OG Bobby Johnson (Remix) Feat. Snoop Dogg, A$AP Ferg & Pusha T
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My Nigga (feat. Rich Homie Quan & Young Jeezy)
ScHoolboy Q
Man Of THe Year
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[Fresh] J Lo – Sweet Spot (Mutrix Remix)

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Sweet Spot (Mutrix Remix)

We know we’ve been talking about summer incessantly, constantly drawing on associations of pool parties, flip flops and Ray Bans. Hopefully you’re not too sick of it yet, because we’re going to continue with that theme as we bring you Mutrix’s most recent remix.

Hailing from the City of Angels, this often bass heavy producer has offered up a glitchy remix of J Lo’s “Sweet Spot”. With choppy, interspersed vocal samples, a smooth engrossing bassline and some gritty electro-style synths, this tune begs to be played at your next pool or beach party. However, seeing as how it’s only March, your shower might have to suffice for now. On a side note, we fully encourage you to bring a beer with you, because shower + beer + beats = amazing.

Have fun in there, ninjas.

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[Dubstep] Patrick Reza – Chasing Fire (Ft Natasha Mira)

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Chasing Fire (Feat. Natasha Mira) (Free Download)

Hailing from Los Angeles, California; Patrick Reza is a relative newcomer to the EDM business – first breaking onto the scene in 2011. But since then we’ve seen a number of collaborations come our way from the LA Dubstepper – the most recent of which being this little stonker with Natasha Mira.

Now i’m not going to sit here and pretend I’m the worlds biggest dubstep fan – a certain silly haired DJ in glasses managed to spoil that whole scene for me pretty quickly. But every now and again I come across an exception which makes me stop and spin on a dime. Songs that swap the horrid buzzsaw drops that dubstep seems to have to become for huge dramatic soundscapes and perfectly produced audio beauty. Patrick’s track can safely be classed as one of those exceptions.

The dreamy vocals of Mira twinned with the excellently produced driving beats of Reza create something reminiscent of that big room – Seven Lions esque – dubstep style. But theres something else there that transforms it into something new and completely it’s own. Something there that I can’t quite put my finger on that grabs this track and sends it flying into its own dimension.

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