[Future] Louis Futon – DRNUK

Louis Futon - DRNUK artwork
Louis Futon
DRNUK

The city of brotherly love is showing a sweet, winter embrace with this latest tune from it’s resident future-bass producer Louis Futon, and we couldn’t be happier about it.

Crafting something that’s truly otherworldly, this up-and-coming blogosphere favorite just gave us a taste of the final single off his EP. “DRNUK” has the world spinning after one listen, providing music nerds across the globe for the perfect reason to lie on the floor, throw on some quality headphones, and get completely lost.

Comprised of cinematic synths, hissing atmospheric elements, and some sweet, smooth rolling bass, this tune will soon become one of your new favorite future pieces.

On an unrelated note, this will most definitely make for a solid addition to your “bedroom playslist.” Don’t scoff, fellas. You know you have one.

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[Trap] Slander – Vangaurd

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SLANDER
VANGUARD (ORIGINAL MIX)

The calendar may say December at the top, but Slander feels like we’re right in the middle of festival season. Following up on a long string of remixes, as well as their debut original “Ascension,” these two Angelinos are back with a brand-spanking-new original titled “Vanguard”.

Taking a break from their residency at Sin City’s XS Nightclub, these two bass-heavy producers have laid down a monster tune, complete with lazery synths, rolling hi hats, and, of course, plenty of bass. Aside from the raw energy of the tune, the thing that caught our ear the most was actually the small percussion section that leads into the drop. The addition of real drum work was a pleasant change of pace from what we’re used to hearing out here in the blogosphere.

Whether you’re counting down the days till your first festival of 2015, or you’re just down to get a little rowdy tonight, throw this bad boy on. It surely won’t disappoint.

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[Secret Ninja Pass] This Week at Beta 12/18 – 12/20

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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)

That’s it!

LA Riots - Dec 18th
LA Riots
Burn It Down (Original Mix)

Reid Speed - Dec 19th
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Chasing Time (Reid Speed LQD Remix)

Guy Gerber - Dec 20th
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11 11/My Heart
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[Electronica] Tegan and Sara – So Jealous (Royal Refix)

Tegan and Sarah - So Jealous (Royal Refix)
Tegan and Sara
So Jealous (Royal Refix)

Who doesn’t love a Tegan and Sara remix? D.C. producer Royal just released an official rework of “So Jealous”, and it surely hits the spot. Stripping the original tune to bare bone, the producer incorporates a bold synth line, a trap beat and a drop so epic it’s comparable to artists like Slow Magic. The vocals from the original track fits perfectly with the loud and outstanding character the remix brings out. With an everchanging sound, we’re sure this might not define Royal’s caliber, but it sure raises the standard in this subgenre of electronic music.

We are excited to see what else the talented musician has to offer. He’s going to be one of the most exciting acts to watch in 2015, so stay tuned!

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[Bass] Alesso – Heroes ft. Tove Lo (Salvatore Ganacci Remix)

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Heroes feat. Tove Lo (Salvatore Ganacci Remix)[Out Nov 24 on Def Jam]

Out now the legendary Def Jam imprint is the remix of the debut single on the label from rising dance star Alesso. “Heroes” has been garnering some serious air time and gets the remix treatment from
Swedish producer Salvatore Gannacci, amongst a couple of others. His remix opens up proceedings with some low-slung dubbed out reggae vibes which enhance the vocals of singer Tove Lo and bring down the tempo to an easy swing.

Creating some tension, that gradually builds before the vocal crescendo and drop combine, switching the feel of the track completely. Big gassy kicks and riffs work inside scatty percussion, making Ganacci’s remix something of a banger. Seek out a copy of the remix on Monday when it lands.

 

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[Tropical] Kulkid – Let’s Love Baby

Kulkid - Let's Love Baby
Kulkid
Let's Love Baby

As the leaves turn brown and snow starts falling, we’re still longing for those summery vibes. Here’s a tune that will help you reminisce about summertime. “Let’s Love Baby” by Kulkid is a tropical fix sampling Marvin Gaye‘s “Let’s Get It On”. A new wave of tropical sound mixed with a tad bit of good ol’ Marvin helps create this pleasant tune. The synth is on point with the mood and vocals of the track. You can’t help but start singing and dancing to this ageless gem. The breakdown in the middle is almost a time for reflection of the wonderful memories you had. Whether or not you’re into tropical music, this song will speak to you in unique ways. Kudos to the French producer!

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[TMN Resident Artist] Danny Howard talks his first US tour, the competition that changed his life, and what is in store for his 2015

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DANNY HOWARD on BPM SIRIUS XM #055 Saturday 13th December 2014

Today I have the pleasure of chatting with our resident artist for the month of December Mr. Danny Howard. We are beyond excited to have this talented producer take over the ninja site and share with us why he is such a name in Europe and why the US better be ready.

TMN: Danny! Hi! First off, thank you so much for agreeing to be our resident artist this month!

DH: It’s an absolute pleasure, thank you for having me on your awesome blog!

TMN: Let me just say welcome, I know you are here on your first North American tour ever which started a week ago in Chicago. How has it been going thus far? Tell us about some of your experiences playing in the states over the past week.

DH: America has really embraced Electronic music over the last few years and that’s reflective of just how incredible the shows have been! All of the cities have been great but New York at Pacha was a particular highlight…One of my favorite clubs to play! I’ve been making an extra effort to experience as much of each city as possible including riding the rollercoaster attached to the New York New York hotel in Vegas, I went up the CN tower in Toronto, Ran the red steps in Times Square, Visited the Hollywood Sign and met some interesting people. I really love it here!!

TMN: Now let’s turn back the tables a bit here to when you were just a little guy. Did you grow up in a musical household at all? Any experience playing instruments or singing at a young age?

DH: My family is not musical so I’m not sure where it comes from but I learned to play the piano when I was 8 years old but gave that up when I was 12 to play soccer. I really wish I kept going but that was my first interest in music. I definitely can’t sing or dance, which is part of the reason I thought it would be safer to stick to DJing.

TMN: Who were some of your favorite artists to listen to when you were younger, let’s say middle school, high school, and college age?

DH: In high school, my best friend and I used to sit and watch the DVD of Tiesto playing the Amsterdam Arena over and over again dreaming of one day being able to do that! It was really the first moment I decided that DJing is something I would love to do. College days were all about Hed Kandi, I really loved the funky house and it became massive in the UK!!! That was my entry level into the scene and then I saw Morillo play… House music became my thing.


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