[Trap] Lookas – Loko (NGHTMRE Remix)

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Lookas
Loko (NGHTMRE Remix)

As Halloween quickly approaches, it appears that many producers have been attempting to reveal their inner dark side to get into the spirit of things. Los Angeles’, NGHTMRE, surely justifies his name with his most recent remix of Lookas’, “Loko”. Filled with heaps of heavy bass, dark wubs, and hair-raising 808′s, NGHTMRE gives us a massive trap anthem to go loko over. So prepare to sleep with one eye open tonight because you won’t be able to escape the darkness that lingers in your bedroom closet.

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[TMN Premiere] Parra For Cuva ft. Anna Naklab – Wicked Games (Kid Arkade Remix)

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Parra For Cuva ft. Anna Naklab
Wicked Games (Kid Arkade Remix)

Kid Arkade- the anonymous collective recently snapped up by Ultra Music- who first graced the pages of TMN with their energetic big-room original “Atlas Run” have returned to unveil yet another premiere to the Ninja Nation. This time, Kid Arkade takes on Parra For Cuva‘s “Wicked Games” (which itself is a pseudo-cover of the ultra sexy Chris Isaak single) and rolls the tune directly into the heart of frenetic stadium sized dancefloors.  The remix kicks off almost instantaneously with an utterly fattened kick-drum, energy fueling pads and dynamically powerful synth progression before unleashing a gargantuan bassline which is sure to work the boogie out of its listeners. If you’re in need of a id-week pick-me-up, Kid Arkade more than hits the spot with this revision. Strap on your sweatbands and let’s add a little wiggle to your Wednesday.

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BANKS – Someone New (New Mantra Remix)

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Banks
Someone New (New Mantra Remix)

BANKS is hands down one of our favorite artists right now. Her seductive voice, confidence on stage, and intricate lyrics keep all listeners in a music-induced trance of pure bliss. Many artists have remixed her more popular hits, but not many have wandered down the path of her lesser known songs because it is always a little scarier to remix those unknowns. But New Mantra has done just that, putting a delightfully light twist on BANKS’ “Someone New.” The song is about a woman who really likes a man, but is not ready for love and asks him to be patient. New Mantra adds quiet melodies to the song–electronic beats mixed with a bit of delicate drums. The producer also adds an echoing male voice to match BANKS vocals, making it sound like a duet. A beautifully simple yet complex remix, this track will make you remember people from your past, present, and future.

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[Future Trap] BANKS – Drowning (Stwo Remix)

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BANKS
Drowning (Stwo Remix)

There is nothing more exciting than anticipating new music from Stwo. The French producer is renowned for transforming tracks into gold and, with his latest release, he certainly does not disappoint. Reworking ”Drowning” by the LA lovechild BANKS, Stwo has once again proven that he is the remix king. Going with a minimalist trap beat, Jillian Banks’s vocals shine mixing perfectly with the ominous, emotionally-driven tune. Stwo definitely elevated the listening experience by throwing in his signature elements. He is so good at curating songs to remix that it’s easy to mistake his renditions for the originals.

Sharing is caring, and Stwo has always been extremely generous with giving out free music. Make sure to grab a free download via his SoundCloud here, and catch the him on a stop of his North American tour with Snakehips. Trust us, you do not want to miss out!

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[TMN Resident Artist] Hardwell discusses I AM HARDWELL, his adoration of penguins, and future plans

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Another month means another exciting resident artist. This month I have the pleasure of sitting down with Hardwell and talking to him about his upcoming tour ‘I Am Hardwell’ coming to North American for the first time since it launched back in 2013. The first show is set for Chicago on Halloween night, talk about a little treat for those Midwest kids. But before he arrives we had to chat with him about this once in a lifetime experience and of course get some other information while we had him.

TMN: Hardwell! Hello! We have to start by saying thank you so much for being our resident artist this month, it really is an honor to have you take over The Music Ninja website!

H: Hello to you! Thanks so much for having me.

TMN: So I guess let’s start at the beginning of the whole ‘I Am Hardwell’ concept, can you tell us about your inspiration for this tour and what it was like introducing this amazing musical experience in Amsterdam to a group of over 6,000 present fans and then broadcasted to over 100,000 fans all over the globe?

H: Well before this came about, I was playing a lot of festival gigs and club tours all the time, and it got to the point where it was definitely time to take the next step. For me, that was doing my own concert series that you now know as I AM HARDWELL. Myself and Alda developed the stage design and I’ve been involved with it from the very beginning. This was exactly the way I wanted to bring it to the crowd. Once we developed the whole concept, I started taking it around the world. Amsterdam was the first I AM HARDWELL show that we did, so it was truly an incredible feeling to deliver on what we’ve worked so hard on to my fans from home. Knowing that over 100,000 fans could watch from their home made debuting I AM HARDWELL even more special.

TMN: Now talk to us more about how this is different from any other show you have done before because it is based on your rise in the music scene correct? Talk to us a little bit about your musical background and where you started from, how about even before you were a DJ, were you involved in any musical elements as a young child? Could music be found in your household?

H: Yes, I really wanted this show to be about my music and experiences. For the I AM HARDWELL shows I decided to make my performances 3-hour sets so I can take the crowd on a musical journey. I’m lucky to have my own stage design, sound, and production as well. The one thing I wanted to achieve with my I AM HARDWELL shows was to give my fans the best experience they’ve ever had and unite them with my music.
As for my musical background, I started when I was four years old playing classical and jazz music on the piano. I discovered dance music when I was about 10 years old because the top DJs in the world like Tiesto were from my city. From then I started producing dance music. I was so lucky to start being recognized at such a young age. I started playing more clubs and shows around the world. I can’t remember one day when music wasn’t playing in my family home. My parents were basically into all kinds of music from Abba, to Elvis Presley, and even James Brown.

TMN: And what about the moto for this whole show, ‘if you can dream it, you can do it’, tell us what that personally means for you as an artist and a person, and what you hope your fans take away with them from that message?

H: This entire journey has been a dream for me. It’s been a goal that I’ve set out to achieve ever since I was a child. Every step I’ve made and the hard work I’ve put in throughout my life was for me to become a top DJ and to be able to tour around the world. I want to inspire my fans and be an example for anyone else with a dream. This may sound corny, but if you work hard enough, and put in the time and effort, dreams can come true.

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[Indie-Dance/Electro] Van Sciver & Bijan Malaklou – Smiling Faces

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Smiling Faces (Original Mix)

It just wouldn’t be a regular week at TMN without a little bit of underground house music no would it? No, no it wouldn’t. Which brings us to our to our latest assemblage of curated four-four melody, Van Sciver & Bijan Malaklou‘s “Smiling Faces”. The pair of Los Angeles based dance producers have been cutting their teeth mainly through energetic remixes, but for their latest collaboration they’ve teamed up with The Songwriting Charity, an extraordinary foundation dedicated to empowering youth through the use of songwriting and music technology, to give away their latest original tune away for free.  Each download will help fund workshops for children to learn the art and craft of songwriting, thus boosting their confidence and literacy skills as well contributing to their emotional health and well-being. The track itself is a burning slice of electro, which finds the pair utilizing a clear grasp on big-room structures employed with an air of underground sophistication we don’t normally get to hear on larger dance tracks. This one will be sure to get those footsies shuffling around today at work, in class or wherever we find you. Tap into your altruistic side and grab the free download here through The Songwriting Charity.

 

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[Ticket + Signed Merch Giveaway] Dale Earnhardt Jr Jr – Fox Theatre – Oct 28

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Dale Earnhardt Jr Jr
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We hate to use that classic line, but if you’ve never seen Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. before, you’re really missing out. Coming from a group of people who see hundreds of shows a year, we can easily say that this Detroit-based electro pop outfit is one of our favorites. No joke. They’re that good.

With that in mind, we’ve teamed up with the Fox Theatre to bring you a chance to win a pretty epic prize pack. Two tickets are a part of it, per usual, but this time the deal is sweetened with a signed album and a t-shirt. All you have to do to enter is fill in your information below. It’s that easy.

We’ll pick a winner on Oct 27th at 4:00PM. Please check your email at 4:05PM to see if you’ve won. Seriously. Put a notification in your calendar.

There are a few rules, of course:
- You are responsible for transportation.
- You must bring a valid form of ID to pick up your tickets at will call.
- You ABSOLUTELY MUST come correct with your hottest dance moves and put them on display the entire day on behalf of The Music Ninja



 

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