Minnesota – Collective Identity Tour VIP Ticket Giveaway [TMN EXCLUSIVE]

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Minnesota + G Jones

Minnesota’s smooth melodic style captured our attention quite some time ago, and has continued to impress us with each and every release. Meticulously crafted, his sound is beautiful and often hip hop inspired, layering fast paced hi hats over rolling bass lines. With carefully extracted samples and clean natural atmospheric elements, he creates a rich and luscious soundscape that’s both relaxing and invigorating.

Given our long time affinity for this Santa Cruz producer/DJ, we were of course elated to give our readers the chance to win two VIP/Meet and Greet tickets to one of his shows. Our elation grew as the details emerged that we’d be doing this for his entire tour. That’s right, for every single one of Minnesota’s tour dates from October 9th and December 22nd (not including festival dates) we’re hooking up VIP tickets.

…but wait! There’s more!

We’re not handing out just one set of VIP tickets. We’re giving out two sets of VIP tickets per show!

Pretty insane, right? We thought so to. Well, we won’t keep you any longer. We know your unbridled excitement has you already searching this post up and down looking for how to enter. Well, keep your pants on. We’re about to give you that information.

To enter, you must:
1. Connect to the Punchtab App below.
2. List the city and date you want to submit your entry for.

That’s it. If you’re chosen, you will be notified via email. Make sure to head to Minnesota’s site to check out all the tour details, and read the official rules for this contest. Contest ends October 7th.

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[Remix EP] MORTEN – Look Closer


Not too long ago, we featured the beautiful vocal progressive house gem from Copenhagen born DJ/Producer, Morten, via his recap from WMC week in Miami. The video was the perfect backdrop for this gorgeously produced tune, making all who were at that legendary week want to book their tickets for 2014.

After a years of blogging, we’ve come to realize this. When you have a progressive house gem with stunning vocals, you will have remixes. Whether their official or not, you know they’re coming down the pike. And today, we have a few of our favorites. These are the official remixes, put out on Ash Pournari’s PRMD label. First up is a TMN favorite, Candyland, who always infuse a unique sound into whatever they do. The Santa Barbara DJ duo, who have been getting all sorts of accolades as of late, turned this uplifting house tune into a filthy dubstap track, layering in razory synths and heavy bass.

Our other favorite out of the lot was Danny Verde, who has a staggering list of official remixes under his belt. In his take on “Look Closer” we’re served up a nice electro house version that still allows the original vocals to shine though, yet provides us with a little more dancy aggression.

The EP is officially out on Beatport as of yesterday.

Look Closer (Candyland Remix)
Look Closer (Danny Verde Remix)
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Skylab 2013 – Ticket Giveaway [TMN EXCLUSIVE]


As you ninjas already know, our clan rolls deep in Denver, and with good reason. The Mile High city provides one of the best music scenes in the US, boasting the nation’s best nightclub and outdoor venue. Aside from the insane talent at Beta nightclub and the incredible natural acoustics at Red Rocks Amphitheater, we also have some killer parties. One of the longest running parties in Denver is, of course, Skylab.

This outer spaced themed event, put on by long time party juggernauts Triad Dragons has spotlighted some of the world’s best talent. This time around is no slouch in comparison to previous years, featuring names like: Kaskade, Dillon Francis, Morgan Page, Project 46, Walden, Manufactured Superstars, Dragon & Jontron, JQA, Mt Eden, Luminox, Gladiator, Loudpvck, Vinnie Maniscalco, WRKD, Ishe and more.

We’re sure you’re already sold on the event, now here comes the good part – how to win a free ticket. All you have to do to enter is “like” our facebook page and Triad Dragon’s facebook page, then comment with who you want to see most at this event in our comment box directly below this post. One winner will be chosen from those comments, and notified via facebook (PLEASE PAY ATTENTION TO YOUR MESSAGES AFTER YOU ENTER). Winner will receive one GA ticket to the show. You must be 18 to enter. You must provide your own transportation. TMN and Global Dance Music are not responsible for anything you do during or after the show. If you have an amazing time, you may sing our praises.

1) “Like” us (The Music Ninja) on facebook here:

2) “Like” Triad Dragons on facebook:

3) Comment below this post with who you are most excited to see at Skylab 2013.

We’ll pick one winner 3pm Mountain Time on this Friday, Sept. 19th.

Lana Del Rey
Young And Beautiful (Kaskade Mix)
Dillon Francis
Without You Feat. Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs
Morgan Page feat. The Outfield
Your Love (Radio Mix)
Project 46 feat. Seri
Motionless (Original Mix)
First Day (Pete Tong Radio Rip)
Alex Gaudino feat. Nicole Scherzinger
Missing You (Manufactured Superstars Remix)
Dragon & Jontron ft Lea Luna
Deeper Love (Original Mix)
Mt. Eden
Airwalker Feat. Diva Ice
Crush ft. Camden Cox
Could This Be Real (Luminox Remix)
No Scrubs (gLAdiator x Brazzabelle Remix)
Kill the Noise
Jump Ya Body (LOUDPVCK Remix)
Vinnie Maniscalco ***FREE DOWNLOAD***
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[Metal Step] Slayer – Raining Blood (Aylen Remix)

Raining Blood (Aylen Remix)

Gah! My inner 18 year old self is freaking out right now. “Raining Blood,” is inevitably one of the greatest metal songs of all time, created by one of the greatest metal bands of all time. Trying to tackle an electronica based remix of this tune is no easy feat. Thank god it’s Aylen taking it on.

Razor sharp synths carefully layered across break beats, accentuated by masterfully crafted samples make this remix one for the record books. Maybe I’m biased considering my affinity for metal. Maybe I’m biased considering my affinity for Aylen. Regardless of which, there’s no denying this is one bad ass remix.

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[Get Crunk] Clayton’s Friday Party Playlist #67


What’s up, ninjas? After a solid week of rain out here in Colorado, we’re ready to get out and get after it. I’m sure our friends in the UK and the Pacific Northwest would tell us to quit whining, seeing as how they deal with this all the time. Anyways, we’re sure you’re right there with us, regardless of your current climate.

Today we find ourselves offering up a tasty selection of dance inducing treats that will help you kick off your weekend properly. I’m sure you’re all anxious to get to this list, so I’ll cut this short. Have a killer weekend!


Better Off Alone (Vaski Remix)
Alice DJ
Take You Down (Special Edit)
Thats My Jam (Original Mix)
Them Lost Boys x Party Favor
Carnage x Tony Junior
Michael Jordan (LOUDPVCK Remix)
Dj Bam Bam
Everybody Go Up & Down (Matt Watkins Bootleg)
Barbary (Original Mix)
Reload The Crushed Spectrum (Leo Laurettis Mashup)
Ummet Ozcan Vs. Cosmic Gate
Icona Pop x Audien x Mercer x Promise Land
We Got The World (Disco Fries Bootleg)
KC Lights
Amy Raver
Barbary (Original Mix)
Dada Life
Boing Clash Boom (Jordan & Jayce Remix)
Atlas (Gazzo Remix)
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Midnight Conspiracy – Nebula [TMN PREMIERE]

Midnight Conspiracy
Nebula (FREE DOWNLOAD x Ultra)

It won’t be long before you hear “Nebula” from behind the sixteen foot laser and LED structure dubbed as “Eye Live.” Aptly named, this track from Chicago based producer/DJ duo Midnight Conspiracy is dropping today as a free download on Ultra Records. After listening to the ominous builds, the industrial, razor sharp synths, and devastating bass, we were more than excited to bring this to the masses today as an exclusive premiere.

The often mysterious Windy City residents are best known for their addiction to ridiculous amounts of bass, and they’ve stayed true to themselves in this release. Sounding like something that would fit perfectly in Event Horizon, this free download is haunting and ominous, and begs to be seen with a light show. Lucky for you, they have an Eye Live show coming up this month. If you’re in the area, we recommend you check it out.

Sept 13th – The Mid – Chicago IL,
Sept 27th – Club One15 (Eye Live Show) – Oklahoma City, OK
Sept 28th – Future Bass Fest @ Rock Island Brewing CO – Rock Island, IL

Make sure you keep up to date with everything Midnight Conspiracy by liking their facebook page.

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[Get Crunk] Clayton’s Friday Party Playlist #66


What is up, ninjas? For all of you die hard CFPP fans, we’re sorry we didn’t put together a playlist last week. We hope you enjoyed our EDM Mega Summer Playlist, which offered up 120+ tracks of pure dance greatness. If you somehow missed that, check it out when you get a chance. It’s pretty damn epic.

Now that we’ve hit Friday on a short week, it’s time to start thinking ahead to what kind of weekend adventures await. As you ponder your partying plans of grandeur, hit play and get some inspiration.


Royals (Wild Boyz! Remix)
Case & Point
More Than a Feeling feat. Gamble & Burke
Daft Punk ft. NERD
Hypnotize You (Nero Remix) (Kennedy Jones Trap Bootleg)
Don Diablo feat Angela Hunte
Lights Out Hit (Night Crime 2013 Bootleg)
Bitch, Dont Kill My Beautician (Kendrick Lamar x Dillon Francis)
Draw Mollys Vago (Leo Laurettis Mashup)
Sultan & Ned Shepard Vs. Nari & Milani
Sebastian Ingrosso, Tommy Trash feat John Martin
Reload (Lush & Simon Bootleg)
Lethal Industry (Ahzee & DIMARO Remix)
AllNight Feat. Laura Brehm
Mile High (James Egbert Remix)
Drake vs Don Diablo vs Matt Nash
Versace Stars (Verdugo Brothers Edit)
DSKO (Original Mix)
A Horse With No Name (Joman Remix)
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