[Concert Preview/Denver-Boulder Giveaway] RÜFÜS DU SOL, Option4, and Hermitude – 10/15 – Fox Theatre

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RÜFÜS / RÜFÜS DU SOL
We Left (Night Version)

Us Denver Ninjas are getting pretty dang excited for next Wednesday’s Fox Theatre show in Boulder, CO. The bill showcases one of Australia’s single most coveted musical exports, and one of TMN’s favorite acts in the entire electronic and indie landscape, RÜFÜS DU SOL who are bringing their entire live act for one of the most anticipated concerts on our agendas to round out 2014. The Aussie trio combine the spectacle of live instrumentation with a keen pop sensibility and dance undertones to hone a sound that has thrust them into international spotlight over the last few years. With singles like “Desert Night”, “Take Me”, official remixes for The Presets and most recently ZHU, as well as a pending debut long-player, Atlas; the indie-dance triumvirate have begun to bubble over into more mainstream consciousness during perhaps their richest musical stretch in the band’s short history. Further rounding out the card is another TMN favorite, Denver house maestro option4, who has become a serious mainstay here over the last year behind a jacking, soulful and unique take on house music, including his most recent debut on Fool’s Gold Records; and rounding out the evening is fellow Australians Hermitude who will undoubtedly pace the night wonderfully with their blend of instrumental, hip-hop infused electronicism.

Of course, we wouldn’t just tell you all about a show and not get our awesome readers involved. So we’re giving away a pair of tix through another contest! Entering is a breeze as usual, just “like” the TMN Facebook page and enter your e-mail below for a chance to win. There are a few rules as always, and be sure to stream “We Left” from RÜFÜS above. Winners will be notified via e-mail on Monday, October 13 at 3:00 p.m. Mountain Standard Time. Get to it!

There are a few rules, of course:
- The even is all ages (12+) so tell your friends!
- You are responsible for transportation.
- You must bring a valid form of ID to pick up your tickets at will call.
-You ABSOLUTELY MUST come correct with your hottest dance moves and put them on display the entire day on behalf of The Music Ninja



 

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[Dubstep] MUST DIE! – Death & Magic LP

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Today sees the release of the eagerly awaited “Death & Magic” LP by MUST DIE!. The first single, “Hellcat”, turned more than a few heads and MUST DIE! had revealed, in a number of interviews, that we should expect the unexpected. Out now on the mighty OWSLA, the album features ten tracks and is something of a belter.

The producer stays true to his word almost instantaneously with the first three tracks covering familiar Dubstep terrain, contemporary Trap sounds and almost a blend of the two with the help of Ragga Twins and Datsik. The 4×4 sounds then come through, with “Filter System” ft. Descender, before Tkay Maidza steps into play to contribute to the Moombah-tinged “Imprint”. Only half way through and you feel like you’ve listened to five different artists already.

The second half rolls forward with more relentless bass, a 128bpm offering from the LP’s first single, ‘Hellcat’, before further 140 goodness leads into the final track. ‘Star Throne’ is an apt ending to what is an eclectic album – a real blend of all sorts of sounds and styles and with no let-up on energy.

If you came here for deep sounds, progressive beats and a chilled night in, you may be disappointed. If you came to tear out, be taken on a journey and listen to a blend of all things bass – you’ve come to the right place. This is a seriously impressive debut LP from MUST DIE! – you can purchase a copy here. 

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[Electronica] Madeaux – whatchawannado (coast Remix)

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whatchawannado (coast Remix)

Up and coming producer duo coast just released their red hot remix of a Madeaux track titled “whatchawannado”. Being their first release, this remix is nothing short of amazing and definitely showcases their talent. It takes off with these sharp synths as the intro, and the buildup is shrouded with samples from the original tune. Incorporating these killer synths and trap with post-dubstep elements, the east coast-based duo killed this remix by completely switching up the style of the Madeaux song and making it their own. It is always difficult to add in your own elements while not overdoing it and giving credit to the original, but coast did just that. The complexion of their music goes to show what these guys are capable of creating. We’ll definitely be seeing more of them.

Be sure to check out both Madeaux and coast’s page and you can grab a free download of their brand new remix here.

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[Secret Ninja Pass] This Week at Beta 10/2 – 10/4

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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.

Night Bass Tour - Oct 2
DJ Fresh feat Ellie Goulding
Flashlight (Jack Beats 4am Remix)
AC Slater
Fifty K

Torro Torro + CRNKN - Oct 3
Borgore feat. Waka Flocka Flame & Paige
Wild Out (Grandtheft + Torro Torro Remix)
Chiefs & CRNKN
Glow
Items & Things - Oct 4
Marc Houle
Alpha Bit
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[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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