As the calendar turns over, so do our sights for upcoming events in 2013. The experiences, shows, live performances, breathtaking nights and jaw dropping moments have passed, and a new set is just on the horizon. With the release of Coachella’s line up, we couldn’t help but get overwhelmingly excited. Postal Service? Sigur Ros? Baauer? Dillon Francis? There’s honestly just too many artists to name at this point.
We booked our flights. We booked our house. Our cameras are packed, and our Music Ninja shirts are laundered, pressed and ready for full on desert festival action. Yes, we’re going to make the pilgrimage deep into the California desert for what is set to be one of the most amazing musical weekends ever. We’ll be tweeting, instagraming and facebooking. Make sure to stay tuned.
It is no secret that Butch Clancy has aligned himself with the rising trap movement, just releasing A Beautiful Mind LP a few days ago. However, he has not forgotten his true roots of creating unforgettable dubstep bangers. ‘The Power of the Bass’ is a much needed dubstep track from the eccentric producer that seems to merge both his current passions, dubstep and trap into one massive sound.
Waging total war to the current scene of dance music, Distantt blitzkriegs right to the center of it with the release of his forthcoming ‘Zombie Outbreak’ EP. The Texas producers latest single combines a melodic rich electro house bass, reminiscent of a Wolfgang Gartner production, all enthralled under an aggressive and dark environment. Included in the EP is yet another monster, a dubstep rendition of ‘Zombie Outbreak!’ by producer Dead Robot. Twice as chaotic as the original, the extremely sharp wobbles that elevate with intensity as the song progresses, truly create the ‘fight for your life’ atmosphere of a true zombie outbreak!
To kick off our first Mix Dojo, we’re featuring everything from Trapped out madness to Essential Mixes chop full of House anthems. Starting with Mat Zo‘s Essential Mix that just aired, and it’s nothing short of amazing. A lot of people were saying that Eric Prydz was hands down going to be the best Essential Mix of the year but 23 year old prodigy Mat Zo gives him a run for his money. Zeds Dead most recent release titled “Snowstorm Mix” which first aired on In The Mix a few days back. LOUDPVCK features one of the most unique mixes on todays Dojo, featuring a laundry list of unreleased tracks from the biggest Trap artists in the game. Ok I take that back, GTA wins the most unique Mix award with even more unreleased tunes and an amazing mix of Moombah and Trap. In case you haven’t had enough 808′s to the face, gLAdiator blesses us with a solid mix of Hip-Hip and Trap. Lucky Date is no stranger to solid mixes, with Volume 5 of “Who’s Lucky”, and it’s yet another satisfying display of Electro. Eric Prydz Minimix is pretty much seamless, so if thats your thing, you’re going to be pretty hooked on this beautiful display of Mixing. Now for a Minimix from Butch Clancy that he did for BBC Radio 1xtra Dubstep Download on the MistaJam show. The Mix Dojo wouldn’t be complete without something insane from Diplo, so here’s his Private Beach set at Holy Ship. Last we have another Trap mix, this time from Hydraulix & Chenzo. Cheers.
Clear all your plans for the next 10 hours and TURN^
Hey hey, ninjas! It’s Friday! You’re rounding third and you’re almost to home plate. Luckily we’re standing at home plate with a double shot of fireball, ready to kick your weekend into gear. We know you’ve had it rough lately – long hours, no raises, and sleepless nights. Well, you can put all the shit behind you for the next two days. Press play, and get this party started.
Being a Top 25 Club from DJ Mag comes at no surprise as Beta Nightclub has been featuring an amazing array of talent this summer, and this weekend is once again no exception.
Being regulars at Beta, we figured we should share their line up with you, in hopes that you’ll come down and rage with us. Also, just like last time, we have arranged for something special.
MUSIC NINJAS GET FREE COVER
For the shows Thursday, Friday and Saturday, make sure you bring your phone with you. If you’re 21+, get there before 11pm, and show them this post on your phone – your cover is comped. Just make sure to enter through the front door, and not the side VIP entrance. Can’t wait to see you down there!
At the turn of the year, there’s always a few things we get excited for. There’s always the excitement of new Music Ninja programs we’re launching, plans of grandeur for the upcoming year, new album releases, and of course, music festivals. We’re just out of the gate for 2013, and we have to say, we’re really stoked for what lies ahead.
First up on our list of festivals is the largest electronica festival in North America. The setting is perfect, as Miami is already a hub for the scene. But when you take the party outside, onto Bayfront Park, you know you’re in for an epic weekend.
With the announcement of the Phase 2 Lineup, we thought it would be a perfect time to share some of our favorite tracks from the performing artists this year. So here’s our 2013 Ultra Music Festival Mega Playlist. Once you listen to it, head over and pick up your tickets.
Above & Beyond
Armin Van Buuren
Swedish House Mafia
The Bloody Beetroots
DJ Fresh (Live)
Matt & Kim
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Birdy Nam Nam
Fedde Le Grand
Flux Pavillion vs. Doctor P.
Kill The Noise
Paul Van Dyk
The M Machine
Bloody Beetroots Live
Faithless (Live DJ and Live PA Set)