[Multi-Genre] ZEKE BEATS – Meltdown EP

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There’s one record label out there that is really starting to make some waves out there with unique sounds form hidden gem artists. That label is Terrorhythm. Most recently this London label put out an EP called Meltdown from the Australian ZEKE BEATS. ZEKE’s already had releases with Slow Roast, Saturate and more, but his EP with Terrorhythm is his best work yet.

Meltdown is comprised of four records that formulate a special mixture of dubstep, trap, trip-hop and more into one project. The title track comes first with an aggressive grit that will satisfy any basshead out there. Next he gets a bit more gamer influenced with “The Freq” and gets dirty with “BDSM” that is one of the only tracks that the squeak sample is appropriate for. “Virtual Purple” closes out the EP with its thugged out sound. All four tracks are hits in and of themselves, and together in one package they make for quite an extraordinary extended listen.

’ZEKE BEATS – Meltdown’
’ZEKE BEATS – The Freq’
’ZEKE BEATS – BDSM’
’ZEKE BEATS – Virtual Purple’
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[Secret Ninja Pass] This Week at Beta 3/31 – 4/3

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As we continue along into 2016, we’re excited to bring you more opportunities to check out our favorite club. As you probably already know, we’ve been hooking you up with free entry to Beta for over three years now. We know you’ve had 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 on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. Get there before 9PM on Sundays.
– Show this post to the cashier (Valid for 21+ only).
– The deal is valid for Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights.

See you on the dance floor.

Ferry Corsten - 3/31

’Spinnin’ Sessions 010 – Guest: Ferry Corsten’
ill Gates - 4/01
’More Tea’
Manufactured Superstars - 4/02
’MFSS – Stay (Remix)’
AA Showcase - 4/03
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[Multi-Genre] Kicks N Licks – Young Mind Remix EP

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Our homies Kicks N Licks had quite a successful release with their Young Mind EP. Now, they’re back with the Young Mind Remix EP, with three remixers, as well as a 2.0 of their single “Mind” with Lauren Hunter. Lost Identity and Trap Nation put out this four track EP for free, so make sure to download the tracks before you head out.

Kicks N Licks enlisted FLØRALS, At Dawn We Rage and Ditta & Dumont for remixes of both singles off their original EP. Before the remixes, Kicks N Licks 2.0 of “Mind” introduces the project with its hybrid future sound. The first remix that we get is FLØRALS who bring some heavy Flume influences to the table with his flip of “Young.” At Dawn We Rage keep in line with the future sound, but bring a bit more spacey vibe with their take on “Mind.” Lastly, Ditta & Dumont bring the bass with their heavy dub interpretation of “Young.” Altogether, the Young Mind Remix EP is a strong project through and through with each artist bringing something a little different to the table, while keeping things within scope.

’Kicks N Licks – Mind 2.0 ft Lauren Hunter’
’Kicks N Licks – Young feat. Adara (FLØRALS Remix)’
’Kicks N Licks – Mind ft. Lauren Hunter (At Dawn We Rage Remix)’
’Kicks N Licks – Young feat. Adara (Ditta & Dumont Remix)’
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[House] Rudimental ft MNEK – Common Emotion (The Golden Pony Remix)

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Rudimental ft MNEK
Common Emotion (The Golden Pony Remix)

It’s hard to imagine that we’re almost 1/3 of the way through 2016, and we still haven’t managed to feature one of our favorite, quietly-slaying-the-game, house acts in the entire landscape of dance music: The Golden Pony. Well friends, allow us to quickly make up for their 2016 absence and bless your Ninja ears with the Brooklyn based duo’s latest remix for U.K. live electronic superstars Rudimental & Grammy-nominated singer, songwriter & producer MNEK’s collaboration “Common Emotion”. Finding a place on Big Beat Records‘ official remix EP for Common Emotion”, The Golden Pony rolls a very U.K. club formula into a NYC house anthem rife with electronic nuance and a subtle manipulation of catchy rhythms & drum work. Always ones to bridge a classic backbone with a contemporary edge, The Golden Pony find themselves in the middle of their most tasteful and addictive slew of tunes since their inception, and we couldn’t let our Ninjas sit idly by without getting in on the fun.

About the tune the pair remarked: “Were huge fans of Rudimental! Especially live, they are able to effortlessly blend instrumentation with electronic vibes.  We believe their music straddles a current and classic vibe at the same time, giving it a ton of crossover appeal.  With that in mind for the remix, we decided to use hard hitting pianos reminiscent of the 90’s New York House with some modern pitched vocals and Future Bass sounds.” It’s safe to say gentlemen, that you’ve clearly knocked this one out of the park as well. Stream The Golden Pony’s remix of “Common Emotion” above.

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[Event Preview] Phoenix Lights – 4/2 – 4/3

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After a week of non-stop pool parties, intimate club sets, and endlessly fighting people to get from stage-to-stage at Ultra, it’s hard to imagine gearing up for another festival, especially with Coachella right around the corner. But, the good people down at Relentless Beats have made it just too damn tempting. So, we’re packing our bags, catching a flight on Saturday, and heading down to Phoenix for Phoenix Lights.

This two-day festival takes place in Margaret T. Hance park this weekend, bringing a stacked line-up across both April 2nd and 3rd. Tickets are pretty affordable, considering the talent they’re offering, listed at $119 for both days. Single day tickets are $79 for Saturday and $69 for Sunday, so you might as well just drop the extra coin and enjoy the full package.

If you’re feeling like you want to take your experience to the next level, our friends over at Cadence & Cause are offering up some VIP upgrades and a chance to meet Ephwurd at the show. Each time you contribute for a chance to win, you’ll be providing music therapy to kids at Phoenix Children’s Hospital.
Once you’re done over there, get amped up for the show with this artfully crafted playlist, which features each and every performing artist on the bill. And, make sure to look for your favorite masked bloggers out on the dance floor, come Saturday. Chances are, you won’t be able to see us – seeing as how we’re ninjas and whatnot. But, you can still try.

’RÜFÜS/RÜFÜS DU SOL – Say A Prayer For Me (MK Remix)’
’Cut Snake – Hocus Pocus’
’Claude Vonstroke – Can’t Wait (Original Mix)’
’SNBRN – Gangsta Walk’
’Bakermat & Goldfish Feat. Marie Plassard – Games Continued’
’Destructo – 4 Real (Drezo
Remix)’

’Eric Prydz
Everyday (Original Mix)’
’Deadmau5 & Kaskade Remember – I Remember’
’The Chainsmokers & Tritonal – Until You Were Gone ft. Emily Warren’
’Troy Boi – And Wot?’
’Oliver Heldens & Shaun Frank – Shades Of Grey (Ft. Delaney Jane) (Ephwurd Remix)’
’Ghastly – Bitch U Ghastly (◕,,,◕)’
’Black Tiger Sex Machine x Lektrique – Religion’
’Jack Ü – Take Ü There ft. Kiesza (4B Remix)’
’Excision & Downlink – Robo Kitty ‘
’Yellow Claw & Mightyfools – No Class (Free Download)’
’TURN DOWN FOR WHAT – DJ SNAKE & LIL JON’
’The Chainsmokers – Don’t Let Me Down (Illenium Remix)’
’Royal – Passenger (Jai Wolf Remix)’
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Ninjas At Ultra Music Festival: Our Must-See Acts

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There’s no doubt about it – Ultra is a massive, sprawling festival featuring numerous well curated and impressively put together stages. Close to 200 acts will be populating these stages throughout the three-day festival, playing every single kind of dance music you could possibly think of. It can be daunting, at times, but fear not. We’ve taken the time to hand-pick a handful of our absolute must-see-acts, and included a sample set from each.

Make sure to stay tuned later in the week, too. We’ll have an artfully crafted playlist for each of the three days at Ultra Music Festival.

John Digweed | Friday @ Resistance

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’John Digweed – Live From Ultra Music Festival Miami 2015’
When I think of sets that are guaranteed to be an epic time, John Digweed is one of the first that comes to mind. He has slowly built a DJ empire over the years that’s acclaimed as being one founded on quality over hype, and for many years (as many as 10 some could argue) existed as an undiscovered talent in his UK home. That stealthy Digweed. Thankfully he’s now on a global touring circuit of grand proportions, and Ultra is the perfect time to catch him. Check out his set “Live in Cordoba” and try to not have the insatiable desire to see him live immediately. I dare you. – Ninja Jordan

Gryffin | Sunday @ Live Stage

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’Gryffin Flight Log 002 – Winter Solstice Mix’
Recently shifting into original material after a slew of successful remixes ranging from Years and Years to Bipolar Sunshine, Gryffin takes to the live stage for what is guaranteed to be an uplifting experience. He’s garnered quite a following already, but still seems relatively under the radar considering his millions of plays and impressive renditions of pop and alternative tunes. After working with Hotel Garuda and Josef Salvat, his stock continues to exponentially grow as a possible household name for indie dance and electronic music as a whole. – Ninja Mitch

Party Favor | Friday @ Worldwide Stage

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’Wantpicks Episode 28 mixed by Party Favor’
If you’re looking for a diverse set centered around booty shaking beats, Party Favor is your guy. There’s a reason this dude has been co-signed by the likes of Dillon Francis, Diplo, Brillz and Flosstradamus, he knows just how to turn things up. He already rocked major festivals last year, including EDC and Ultra, and now he’s back to make an even bigger impact. Expect an unforgettably wild experience as he returns to Miami to top his momentous 2015 live set. – Ninja Ren

Black Coffee | Sunday @ Resistance Stage

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’Black Coffee – 2nd May Mix’
The unofficial leader of Johannesburg’s booming and eclectic electronic dance scene (check out the mini-docs about Black Coffee and Johannesburg, put together by Resident Advisor for an in-depth look), Nathi Maphumulo is a national icon in his home country, known much more widely as Black Coffee. In the past few years, Coffee’s finally been receiving the global acclaim and credit that his artistic counterparts have been heaping on for years. A true programmer, Black Coffee’s sets display house music that simply oozes with soul. His take on house draws inspiration from the indigenous music of his homeland, blended with a penchant for classic hooks and simplified song structure. It’s a blueprint that’s helped him inspire a generation of South African producers, and it’s high time you got in know. – Ninja Matthew

Patrick Topping | Saturday @ Resistance Stage

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’Premiere: Patrick Topping @ Tunnels, Aberdeen (07. 11. 2015)’
If you’ve got co-signs and collaborations from the likes of Claude Von Stroke and Green Velvet, chances are you’re doing something right. UK-based producer Patrick Topping has done just that on his meteoric rise to the top of the tech-house scene. “Voicemail,” his 2014 collaboration with Green Velvet, remains in regular rotation for DJs worldwide, but Topping’s sound has continued to expand making every new release an adventure–ranging from dark and ominous to uplifting and soulful. His DJ sets have been hailed as some of the best on the biggest stages so he’s definitely an act worth catching at this point in his career. – Ninja Ashraf

Miike Snow | Friday @ Live Stage

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’Miike Snow live Coachella 2012 full concert HD’
After a three-year hiatus, the Swedish indie pop trio is back in full force. Their long-awaited album “iii” was finally released, including hit singles like “Genghis Khan” and “Heart Is Full”. It will be interesting to see these veterans get together again and perform at Ultra Music Festival. Their immense energy and entertaining live sets will definitely bring down the house as the Friday headliner of the Live Stage. – Ninja Ivan

Tycho | Friday @ Live Stage

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’Black Sunrise – Sunrise DJ Set at Burning Man 2014’
I’ve been a massive fan of Tycho for quite some time. His passion for ambient, multi-layered electronica and graphic design is inspiring, keeping me anxiously awaiting each time he plays. I know a lot of you are heading to Ultra to rage, but please trust me. This is one act of electronic mastery you don’t want to miss. – Ninja Clayton
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[Multi-Genre] MitiS – Foundations EP

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Back in January we had the opportunity for an exclusive regarding a special project that MitiS had coming. He then shared with us the intro track to his now released Foundations EP, a five track project that has been released for free through Born Records.

MitiS delves back into the melodic styles that brought him acclaim. The classically trained musician kicks off the project with an ethereal composition that sets the mood of the rest of the EP. From there we move to two dubstep tracks that really bring that classic MitiS sound to life. “Before The Season Ends” has the producer bringing some house vibes, then MitiS further diversifies with the glitchy “Breathe.” “Forever” closes out the EP with an uplifting house sound that is perfect for Spring time parties. Check out the full EP below, and don’t forget to download it for free!

’1.16.2016’
’MitiS – Believe (Original Mix)’
’MitiS – Foundations Feat. Adara (Original Mix)’
’MitiS – Before The Season Ends (Instrumental Mix)’
’MitiS Feat. Fathom – Breathe (Original Mix)’
’MitiS – Forever (Club Mix)’
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