[Multi-Genre] SLDGHMR – Grid Living EP

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Grid Living is the latest EP from the Los Angeles meets Miami duo SLDGHMR. Their eclectic tastes come out in a big way with six originals, along with two remixes. Included in the originals are collaborations, one with Crywolf and one with Chuck Inglish and K.Flay. SLDGHMR show off their innovation throughout, especially with tracks like “Rocket Fuel” and “Saccharine.” Even with their more traditional sounds, they still manage to keep things interesting and meritable, without a doubt. If we were to pick personal favorites, I’d have to roll with “Lombardy” because of its dark, yet energizing sound. It’s a little trashy, and we love it. The whole EP deserves two thumbs up, and if you feel the same, then you can go ahead and purchase the project for yourself, or gift it to a friend.

Rocket Fuel
SLDGHMR & Crywolf
We Could Be Heaven
How It Works (ft. Chuck Inglish and K.Flay)
Lombardy
Hell Is A Four Star Hotel
Saccharine
We Could Be Heaven (Bad Catholics Remix)
We Could Be Heaven (Fukkk Offf Remix)
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SXSW 2015 – Must See Acts [TMN EDITOR’S PICKS]

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Portable charger? Check. Craftily packed suitcases? Check. Showcase RSVPs sent? Check. Yep, ninjas. We’re ready to head out to SXSW next week. We can’t believe it’s finally here, but it is. It’s time to charge down to Austin to wander the streets seeing band after band, DJ after DJ. As you’ve come to know from following this site for so many years, each of our editors has a unique set of musical tastes. Sometimes we all have picks in the middle of our colective Venn Diagrams, but, for the most part, we all lean our different ways. With that in mind, we wanted to highlight the must-see acts from each ninja. So, bust out your pen and notepad. You’ll want to write these down.
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Daniel Wilson

This artist popped onto our radar with the undeniable charm of “If You Went Away.” His vocals are somewhat unrefined, which definitely adds to the appeal. We’ve only heard a few tunes, and the whole time, we’ve been wondering – what does his live show sound like? We’ll find out soon.

If You Went Away

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CRUISR

If you’re looking for a raucous indie rock show that’s sure to be full of energy, catchy pop hooks, and the unavoidable need to dance, then CRUISR will be a show not to miss. These cats have a knack for engaging pop-driven indie, and we’re positive it will translate into a live performance with ease.

CRUISR
Go For It

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ELEL

This eclectic Nashville act promises to deliver plenty of on-stage intrigue, given the amount of instrumentation that goes into their “world pop” arrangements. Their vocal arrangements are extremely original as well, which should be interesting when translated into a live show.

40 Watt

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Jack Garratt

This has got to be one of our favorite artists as of late. Undeniably unique, unpredictable, and unconventional, this vocalist always dazzles with his impeccable range, and intricate soundscapes. If there is one artist that I personally “can’t miss,” it’s Jack Garratt.

Worry

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Jeremy Loops

What would Texas be without some beer-drinkin’, whiskey-shootin’, shit-kickin’, dusty-floor-dancin’ tunes? This infectious folk artist embodies those long-lasting memorable moments with a few friends, some cold drinks, and some frivolous dancing. He encapsulates Americana in pop-centric folk rock, and he does so from all the way down in South Africa.

Skinny Blues

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JP Cooper

We had the pleasure of interviewing this young Manchester-based vocalist a few months back, and we have to say, we’re overwhelmingly excited to catch his live show. In fact, if there’s a “must see” show based on vocal finesse, it would be this one. His tone, range, and dexterity is something that we just can’t pass up.

Closer

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Library Voices

We’ve been hip to this act for quite some time, falling enamored with their highly contagious tune, “Drinking Games.” Part of our adoration came some of their projects with Red Brick Song’s Casablanca sessions, which our the best collaborations the indie scene has seen in the past few years.

Library Voices
If Raymond Carver Were Born In The 90s

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ASTR

After playing our raucous ‘TMN PResents’ party in Denver in late 2014, ASTR has continually set the bar higher on already engaging live sets. After 2014’s incredible ‘Varsity’ EP, we’re hoping 2015 sees a proper album from the New York alt-poppers.

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Operate

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Fred Falke

A man within the confines of dance music needing no real introduction, Fred Falke’s ‘French-Touch’ and disco inflected house records have been a staple of countless critics, artists and fans alike for nearly two decades. Any chance to see The Fred at such an incredible festival is a must.

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Bad Blood (Fred Falke Remix)

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Hundred Waters

The only non-dance affiliated act on Skrillex’s OWSLA Records, Hundred Waters crafts a stripped down brand of avant-garde pop stylings. Their live sets are as engaging as they are melodic and tasteful. If you haven’t yet, pick up their sophomore LP, ‘The Moon Rang Like a Bell’.

Show Me Love

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George Maple

George Maple is an iconic vocalist reining from none other than the homeland of pure talent – Australia. After having collaborated with the likes of Flume, the Future Classic artist is well on her way of becoming a global sensation. George Maple, the harmonious goddess, is making her way out to this years SXSW and we guarantee she is one not to miss.

Vacant Space

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Hudson Mowhake

The big name at Numbers never fails to impress with his tunes. Having been involved with Yeezus, being half of the former power duo TNGHT with Lunice, and just killing it all around, HudMo’s influence and discography knows no bounds. He continues to tear it up with every release and always puts on a great show.

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Chimes (Official)

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Leon Bridges

Leon is the second coming of 50’s soul. His style is a mix of Marvin Gaye and Sam Cooke that epitomizes emotion in the always growing realm of singer-songwriters. “Coming Home” is a landmark single and his album is on the way. If you’re looking for an old school vibe, Leon is your man.

Coming Home

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BØRNS

Here’s someone muddying the lines between electronic rock and folk in his own unique and refreshing fashion. His recent EP, Candy, is a must hear if you haven’t caught it already. This LA native is poised for a strong rest of the year and will be a perfect fit for the SXSW community.

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Sweater Beats

HW&W & Symbol’s very own Sweater Beats is making his SXSW appearance this year and needless to say, this is a monumental step for the young producer. The forward-thinking artist has been soaring over the industry and this year will only be more promising for his career. If you’re headed to SXSW this year, make sure to catch Sweater Beats – but leave your sweater at home because it’ll be too hot to handle.

Flume & Chet Faker
Drop the Game (Sweater Beats Remix)

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Beacon

Brooklyn duo, Beacon, is undoubtedly one of the most underrated artists in today’s music world. I was foruntate enough to catch them last year on tour with Tycho and words do not do their live set or music any justice. Their eloquent way of storytelling is exemplified in their intricate sound designs along with moving melodies and touching synths. If you want an ambient, yet tranformational experience, Beacon is definitely one not to miss.

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Bring You Back

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Little Simz

Being both a female and a UK native, Little Simz is a minority in the hip-hop realm, but please don’t underestimate her. Able to hold her own with any emcee out there, Simz first impressed us with her E.D.G.E EP last summer. Since then, she’s followed that project with multiple mixtape releas, proving that Simz has an unparalleled work ethic. The girl definitely has bars, and we’re excited to see what she brings to the table when she comes stateside for her performance at SXSW.

It Aint Safe (Freestyle)

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Torey Lanez

A true triple threat, Tory Lanez never ceases to amaze us with his many talents. As one of the brightest acts emerging from the Toronto music scene, Tory made waves with his Lost Cause mixtape last fall. The consummate entertainer, Tory’s show promises to be a memorable one, as the emcee exudes a natural charisma that draws the audience in from start to finish. Expect him to crowd surf a minimum of five times, as the Canadian strives to have as much fun as possible every night.

Snakehips x Tory Lanez
Dímelo #songsfromscratch

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Trippy Turtle

Making a name for himself last year with his quirky, uptempo, R&B insprired remixes, Trippy Turtle has undeniably become the face of Jersey Club music. Armed with an uncanny sense of humor and some high energy, bed-spring infused productions, Trippy’s showcase promises to be a blast, and we expect you’ll be struggling to catch your breath when it’s all said and done. Eee…Err Eee…Err Eee…Err FOFOFADI!

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Trippys Theme

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Mick Jenkins

Mick Jenkins is a Chicago emcee who combines some serious jazzy vibes with an intelligent lyricism matched by few other up ‘n coming rapers. In many ways, his style transcends the current trends in hip-hop without sacrificing dope, forward-thinking production. Mick promises to be an enlightening, laid-back and smooth performance–if you haven’t already check out his mixtape The Waters to prepare.

Jazz (Prod. by OnGaud)

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Jay Prince

Jay Prince is a UK-based, Soulection-affiliated rapper and vocalist who made waves with his debut project, BeFOR Our Time. Prince’s music has a distinct soulfulness to it that when combined with instrumentals from producers like IAMNOBODI, who will also be at SXSW, creates a sunny, nuanced aesthetic. Jay Prince is definitely an artist on the up ‘n up who will be awesome to see perform this early in his career.

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Polaroids

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Haywyre

It’s crazy to think that there are people who still question the legitimacy of electronic artists as musicians. Vancouver producer Haywyre is just one of many to disprove the closed-minded with lush, complex sonic arrangements and a clear understanding of musical composition. His performance promises to showcase impressive skills on both the keyboard and controller but, more importantly, should be a huge dance party.

Odesza
All We Need (Haywyre Remix)

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Kaytranada

Another member of the Huh, What & Where collective, Kaytranada has been pioneering the future R&B/soul movement for years now and it’s been paying off in big ways. He’s been pictured recently with Rick Rubin and has created countless hits with an array of artists. His live sets are soulful, funky and ubeat making him likely one of the funnest DJ sets you’ll find at SXSW.

MNEK
Wrote A Song About You (Kaytranada Edition)

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[SXSW Showcase Preview] Heroes for a Cause – 3/19 – Krave

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By a silent show of ninja hands, who’s getting excited for SXSW? Since we’re ninjas, we can sense that a sea of quiet, gloved, star-holding hands just flew up into the air.

While we’re sure you’ve already been filling up your dance card with possible showcase suitors, we’d like to cordially ask for those aforementioned hands on Thursday, 3/19, from 8PM -2AM.

We’ve teamed up with our friends at Cadence & Cause, ATL bass baron heRobust, and Lose Control (the best unofficial SXSW party-throwers) to bring you “Heroes For a Cause.” Yes, it’s a free show, so long as you RSVP, but the show is dead set on raising money for shelter pets in the US.

heRobust, along with a few other artists, will be hosting full streams of their sets from the show on Cadence & Cause later next week for a nominal charge. The majority of those proceeds will go to help keep animals fed, clean and comfortable during their adoption process.

To get you stoked for this line up of DJs, rappers, and a R&B singer, we’re curated a little celebratory playlist for you to enjoy.

Azad Right
When You Know (Prod. by IAMNOBODI)
Bosco
MPH (prod. NEVR)
Crywolf & Ianborg
Aporia
heRobust
Party McFly
Skullclub (EPROM Remix)
Ba
kuura & HYDRABADD
FLOSSTRADAMUS
M.F.U. (PROBCAUSE REMIX) #HIDEFLIFE
Ricky Remedy
Startup 2.0
The Underachievers
Nebulous (Prod. by Two Fresh)
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[Playlist] TomorrowWorld Announces 2015 Musical Curators

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It’s hard to even fathom any festivals beyond SXSW and WMC right now, but with TommorrowWorld’s recent announcement, we’ll gladly take a break from the impending madness to share the news.

Just last week, the promoters of TomorrowWorld shared some insight on what’s in store for the festival’s third year. While we’re still on our toes for the first phase of lineup to be announced, TomorrowWorld has announced their 2015 musical partners that will be curating the festival’s various stages.

From Hardwell’s Revealed stage, to the Hospital Records stage, to a Future Classic stage, planning your show schedule is going to be a difficult task. Every genre of dance music will be represented to some degree at the fairytale-themed festival, and these curators are a true statement to the caliber of talent that TomorrowWorld is known for. In addition to the artist curated stages, themed stages will also be present as the festival brings back It’s a Trap! and Mythical Frames while also introducing two new themed stages – a Future House stage and the L!ve stage.

Last but not least, for the .0001% of you that have a legitimate conflict with this year’s festival, TomorrowWorld is not planning on leaving anytime soon. As of last week, the Chattahoochee Hills City Council officially extended the festival’s land usage permit for TomorrowWorld in 2025. It seems the people of Georgia want to keep the mystical event around for their kids to experience as well.

In celebration of this curator announcement, we’ve pulled together playlists from them all. While we can’t guarantee that any of the acts from these will make the cut, they should give you a strong indication of what to expect.

REVEALED: Revealed Radio
ALL GONE PETE TONG: Pete Tong
SMASH THE HOUSE: Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike
Smash The House Radio Special
FULL ON: Corstens Countdown 401
PARADISE: Essential Mix
BBC Radio 1
Q DANCE: QULT Radio
TRANCE ADDICT: Sleepless Nights EP 101
D6
DRUMCODE: Drumcode Radio Live
Adam Beyer’s Drumcode Xmas Mix
FUTURE CLASSIC: AIAIAI Mix 010
HWLS
HUH, WHAT & WHERE: Juj
Day Off
HOSPITAL RECORDS: 60 Minutes Of Hospital Records on BBC1Xtra
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[Get Crunk] Friday Party Playlist (Vol. 138)

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Hey ninjas! So…as you all know, I have been running TMN’s Friday Party Playlist for quite some time now. Unfortunately, this month is nothing but bat shit CRAY, so I will be passing the torch over to ninja Mitch to help keep you satisfied this month. This ninjette will be back in April to continue the party anthems each and every week….but school always comes first. So while you all do beer bongs and twerk on walls, i’ll just sit in the library and let my liver repair itself before Spring Break. See you all in a few weeks.

As always #danceirresponsibly.

Until next month, ninjas.

Flosstradamus feat. Waka Flocka
TTU (TroyBoi Remix)
LeMoti
107th Part Deux (Buku Remix)
Valentino Khan
Deep Down Low (Original Mix)
Maison Cartel
The Cartel
Tincup x Quix x G
Rex x King Tutt
Skrillex & Diplo (Jack Ü) X Justin Bieber
Where Are Ü Now (Halogen Remix)
TWRK
Spring Break (feat. The Rej3ctz & Dougie F)
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dont copy us
I See Stars
Murder Mitten (Dotcom Remix)
Aazar x Rae Sremmurd
Come Get Her
TroyBoi
No Substitute ft. Y.A.S
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the last round he was going to fight
Pyramid Scheme and Mk Ultra
Ghost ( Trip V Festival Remix )
Synchronice & Kasum
Glorious (OLWIK Remix)
Reech
Nah Oh
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[Get Crunk] Friday Party Playlist (Vol. 137)

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It’s Friday and all we want is an excessive amount of beer, drunken nights out, and some free tunes to help keep our limbs moving. After missing last weeks FPP, we just want to apologize for making you wait an entire week for the next volume to come out. Hopefully this playlist suits all your party needs.

As always, #danceirresponsibly

Until next week, ninjas.

All Knas Everything (Trinidad James // Steve Angello)
FLOSSTRADAMUS
Drop Top ft. Travis Porter (Party Favor & Meaux Green Remix)
GodWonder
The Night
SLANDER & NGHTMRE
POWER
All About That Bass (PAZ Remix)
Noer the Boy
Spaceship
The Pack
Vans (Bleep Bloop Remix)
Grandtheft
Keep It 100 (Statik Link Twerk Remix)
Pa7y X Overload
Evolution (Original Mix)
Julia Lauren
Reckless (Bobby Green Remix)
Mr. Collipark & Dirty Audio feat. DJ Kool
Shoulders
Lagunita
Phoebe Ryan
Mine (LYNOS remix)
The Chainsmokers
KANYE (Instant Party! OG VIP Mix)
TWRK
Spring Break (feat. The Rej3ctz & Dougie F)
Afrojack
Take Over Control (Sweekuh Remix)
Lupe Fiasco x Jill Scott
Daydreamin (ANGELZ g house Edit)
Reech
Attitude
IMLAY
Gaze (Original Mix)
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[Secret Ninja Pass] This Week at Beta 2/12 – 2/14

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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)

While Friday and Saturday’s nights are free with this pass, tonight’s show is not. As many of you know, Wolfgang Gartner had to cancel his tour due to heart health concerns. So, Triad Dragons has stepped into his spot, and agreed to play and donate all proceeds to Heartbeat Vietnam, which provides heart surgeries for underprivileged children.

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Chaos (Original Mix)
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Getter / Trollphace - Feb 13
Borgore
Last Year (Getter Remix) OUT NOW!!!

Heidi - Feb 14
HEIDI: BBC RADIO 1 ESSENTIAL MIX SEPT 20th 2014
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