[TMN DOES MIAMI RIGHT] Ultra + WMC 2014 Review

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Welcome to my Ultra-world. It is a land filled with sun, sex, sounds, and sea. The energy here is relentless, the pace is fast. People come from around the globe to experience the narcotic pulse of bass that emanates throughout the city. Come with us as we voyage in to the depths of debauchery and dance, and experience the glory that is known as Miami Music Week.

Pool parties are a mainstay of the Winter Music Conference, so let our journey begin in South Beach at the Raleigh Hotel pool for the DIM MAK Miami Beach Party. Here we can observe the one and only Steve Aoki in his natural habitat. Aoki provides copious entertainment for all, and he is generous enough to even give some of his devoted following cake and champagne! Though very little of these accoutrements actually make it in to anyone’s mouths, it’s the thought that counts. Other notables to be taken from the environment are Deorro, The Chainsmokers, 3lau, Felix Cartel, and Autoerotique. Amidst the hard hitting, fist pumping, in-your-face beats that DIM MAK records is known for, we can’t help but to be pleased with the plethora of beauty and movement that surrounds us. A large pool waits patiently behind, framed in a soft blue hue and coaxing weary partiers towards it cool waters with the promise of buoyancy. As the party wanes, we trickle with the masses back on to Collins Avenue and become engulfed in an ocean of neon, skin, and cars that cost more than most families homes.

New Dim Mak Music!

Back across the bay and just a couple miles north of the Ultra Music Festival, we now travel to a chic and sensuous lounge nestled in the heart of Wynwood. The famed area is known for its walls; ever-changing murals blanket the buildings. The crackle and hiss of spray paint can be heard around every corner and an aroma of acrylic permeates the nostrils like a vandal’s potpourri. Be mindful of the razor wire on your right as we meander towards The Social Lubricant. TSL’s staff holds up to the lounge’s name, offering courteous and brisk service along with reasonable drink prices (for Miami). Absorb the deep house beats put on tonight by the likes of underground sensation Thugfucker. That’s right, Thugfucker. While the American and Icelandic combination of Greg Oreck and Holmar Filipsson could certainly play until 5am, the line up tonight will not require them to. Both of the boys are in excellent spirits this evening from the looks of it. Their connection with their crowd is palpable. Each twist and turn of their set seems to mean something, each bassline tickles the stapes in a profound way. Don’t forget about Thugfucker’s buddies either. Matt Tolfrey, Nick Curly, Francesca Lombardo, and many others are here as well to ensure auditory satisfaction. Are you hungry? There’s a sushi bar in the back corner to compliment your ethanol if you so choose…I would highly suggest it, we’ll be here awhile.

Thugfucker live

We’ve shown you South Beach and gone underground in Wynwood, so let’s venture now to what everybody has been waiting for; let’s go to Ultra Music Festival 2014! A cab is necessary because parking is the worst clusterfuck you’ve ever seen in your life. I am scheduled to interview Art Department, Paper Diamonds, and Vello Virkhaus prior to partaking in any of the festivities. You’ll notice that there, regrettably, is no press area within Ultra’s grounds…there IS, however, a mega yacht docked right next to the grounds that we can use. After delightful conversation coupled with a Krewella photo-op and a chance brush by with Zedd (he has sparkly eyes, pay no mind to my screaming “Zedd! You’re awesome!”), we tromp through the hidden workings back stage to make our way over to the Underground stage. Cue the sensory overload!

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[420 Mix] DJ AA’s Sets On The Beach in Hawaii

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Well the much-needed long weekend has finally arrived and many of you will be celebrating in different ways. For Chill Dojo resident DJ AA, April 20th signifies a year since hitting the music scene with his first of many downtempo bootlegs, featuring Ziggy Marley’s ‘Beach in Hawaii’. He marks the upcoming occasion and festivities in the most fitting way possible, giving us four 20 minute mixes to mellow out your time in the best way possible. Flowing from deep house to reggae, to the tropical vibes that are the life-force of summer, this mix of chill tunes will serve as the perfect backdrop to your weekend’s activities, whatever they may be.

Peep his Soundcloud for all the tracklists and grab this bundle free on Facebook to fuel the vibes over the next few days, or whenever you require a dose of chill.

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[Get Crunk] Clayton’s Friday Party Playlist Vol 100

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What is up, my ninjas? I barely made it out of the three day bender, better known as Coachella, and am once again ready to provide you with a tasty selection of dance-inducing beats to carry you through your weekend festivities.

Before we get too far though, I’d like to offer up a sincere thank you to Ninjette Brooke for hooking up a killer playlist last weekend, providing the perfect build up to the 100th installment of our Friday Party Playlist.

With that being said, we have an extra large selection of party tunes this week seeing as how it’s our 100th playlist. So, press play, crack open a cold one, and get ready to dance your way through the weekend.

#danceirresponsibly

One Gecko Deeper(Landis Bootleg)
Tupac
Changes (Carnizzy Edit)
Jamiroquai
You Give Me Something (Teemid Re
Traveler
Hard To Fall Asleep (Original Mix)
Afrojack Feat. Wrabel
Ten Feet Tall (Brito Remix)
Lincoln Jesser
Rush
Breathe Carolina
Bang It Out (Gazzo Remix)
Dirty Vegas
Let The Night (Basic Physics Remix)
Bingo Players
Knock You Out (Eminence At Night Remix)
Steve Angello
Teasing Mr Charlie (Sebjak & Tony Senghore Remix)
Chromeo
Jealous (Dillon Francis Remix)
Will Sparks & Jebu
Check This Out (Original Mix)
Zedd
Find You (Teknartist Remix)
Toon
Talk Beatle To Me
Poison (LION KNGS & DOM Remix)
Missy Elliott
Work It (Chris Bushnell Remix)
Universe (HLTR$KLTR x Jordxn Alexander Bootleg)
TroyBoi
Dont Be Judging (MJ Edition)
Jantsen & Dirt Monkey
Freak That Shit (Shank Aaron Remix)
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[TMN Resident Artist] Elephante’s Top 5 Songs

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This week Elephante is sharing his five favorite tracks with us because he has a little something special for the TMN fam next week. Enjoy this mix of songs, they all get your body dancing.

Galantis – Help
Ummet Ozcan – Raise Your Hands (Slander Trap Edit)
Skrillex, Kill The Noise, Fatman Scoop – Recess
RL Grime & WhatSoNot – Tell Me
Bebe Rexha – Can’t Stop Drinking About You
Galantis
Help
Ummet Ozcan
Raise Your Hands (Slander Festival Trap Edit)
Recess
Skrillex, Kill The Noise & Fatman Scoop
Tell Me
RL Grime & What So Not
I CANT STOP DRINKING ABOUT YOU
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[Dance] Juun feat. Sam Smith – When It’s Alright

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Juun feat. Sam Smith
When It's Alright

It’s no secret we are big advocates of German duo Fabich and Ferdinand Weber here at TMN, and we’ve been telling you they’re definitely a name to keep an eye on this year. Well what you might not know is their new project Juun is one you need to add to the watch list as well, as their debut release here will be sure to prove. New moniker aside, the uplifting style embedded into this track’s DNA is undeniably the handiwork of these two gents. Combine the bright synths with the poppy vocals of Sam Smith and you have yourself a sun-drenched tune that’s ready to make waves over summer. This is one that deserves some serious airtime, and as much as radio stations are notorious for butchering great music with repetitive plays, it would take a good while before we grew sick of hearing this again and again.

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[NEW] Jamie xx – Girl

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James Blake previewed this glorious track titled “Girl” by Jamie xx on his BBC Radio 1 Residency show last month. He made a mistake and called it “Bloke” by Simon Tallwhacker, but James corrects himself during Aprils mix (featured below). We took the rip from the previous mix because he talks all over the most recent one, but none the less this track should give you the chills. Featuring his classic style of dreamy vocal edits mixed with flawless drum work, this one should be on repeat for a while. Cheers.

Click here to listen to Aprils mix.

via NHU

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[Glorious] Duologue – Memex EP

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After a long, music-filled weekend at Coachella, and a much needed wind-down session in San Diego, I’m finally back at the helm, writing about some very deserving tunes. Right out of the gate, we have one of the better pieces of music we’ve heard in the past few months, coming out of London by way of Duologue.

This UK based five piece have pulled together a stunningly crafted sophomore release, providing listeners with a chance to get completely engrossed in swells of electronically produced beats, glorious vocals and surging, cinematic energy with their EP, Memex.

While we sincerely struggle to find a favorite among this stellar line up, we can’t help but find ourselves helplessly lost, careening down a path rife with subtle guitar riffs, moving lyrics and lush, emotion rich soundscapes of “Traps”. Calling on associations both indie rock and ambient electronica, this song seamlessly flirts with associations of the likes of Two Door Cinema Club and The 1975, while also giving nods to Bonobo and Tycho at the same time.

As bizarre of a combination of influences as that may be, these cats have nailed it ever-so-effortlessly, leaving this blogger grinning ear-to-ear.

Memex
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Traps
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