[Electronic] ODESZA – Say My Name ft. Zyra

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Now available to stream via SoundCloud is the new single from production duo ODESZA. Signed to Ninja Tunes’ sister label Counter Records, this release is in preparation for their forthcoming LP “In Return”,  which will drop in September. The label have also just announced they are launching their street team initiative around this release from the Seattle-based duo, counting other artists such as The Heavy, Andreya Triana and Submotion Orchestra on their roster. In exchange for promoting new releases, keen fans can expect to receive new music, exclusive merchandise and access to artist Q&As. Full details can be found here. 

“Say My Name” which features Zyra and additional chopped vocals from Madelyn Grant, is a playful and infectious piece of electronica. A groove-filled beat and developing melody highlight the pair’s knack for creating a killer tune, and this one will be played out at the remainder of the summer’s festivals for sure.

If you like what you’ve heard, you can already get your pre orders in for “In Return” here. 

ODESZA
Say My Name (feat. Zyra)
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[Secret Ninja Pass] This Week at Beta 8/21 – 8/23

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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! Sounds too good to be true, right? Well, it’s not. Head to Beta and see for yourself.

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[Electronic Folk] Dirtwire – Damn Rooster

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Damn Rooster

Even though we know the majority of our readers consider themselves to be true music nerds, capable of switching between genres effortlessly, we know that some of you out there have an aversion when it comes to certain genres. We also know that gritty country and folk probably are two of those genres. Well, today we’re going to bridge the gap between those who love beats, and those who love those twangy, back road sounds.

Coming off of their upcoming EP, The Carrier, Dirtwire has offered up this dusty little number as a free download. Backed by Beats Antique Records, “Damn Rooster” has an undeniable folksy charm, populated by only classic instrumentation often associated with folk music. The slight shake of a tambourine provides ample percussion for some wicked southern rock guitar riffs, delicate banjo plucking, and a rather impressive harmonica solo.

Fusing the two sounds together, this Oakland based duo has brought these timeless instruments to 2014 with smooth, rolling bassline. Coupled with some atmospheric elements and some country-style background noises, and we’re left with an engrossing soundscape that has us wanting to head out to the country this weekend.

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[TMN PREMIERE] Cazzette – Sleepless (Young Bombs Remix)

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Sleepless (Young Bombs Remix)

Ok first things first, ninjas, we need you to go hop in a time machine and set the dial to 2011 because you’re about to take a trip back to a time where Tiesto once made us shed tears of pure progressive feels. We don’t know about you, but we remember when we used to PLUR out before it was the “cool” thing to do. You can just call us the hipsters of dance music.

It appears to us that the emotive value of progressive house has somewhat fallen off the radar over the years. With a surge of new genres making their way to the forefront of electronic music, it’s easy to pinpoint why some categories fade out. Well ninjas, we want to bring you back to those unforgettable moments where the music just seemed to understand you more than anyone else around you. You can’t tell us you’ve never once in your life said “wow – this song just gets me. I don’t think anyone knows how this song makes me feel.” Guilty.

We here at TMN are happy to bring those oh so familiar misunderstood feelings back with the latest progressive feeler from Canadian duo, Young Bombs. Today, Canada’s brightest are unleashing their latest remix of the popular Cazette song, “Sleepless” in which they  ”mashed a few genres together including big room, indie, deep house [as well as] some tropical textures to capture a happy, summer feeling.” From the very beginning we are introduced with a cheerful synth melody that intricately progresses into a cry-worthy breakdown full of enough emotion to make that one meathead at the gym take a moment to collect himself. We guarantee you will go on a progressive house binge after hearing this gem so get your free download and add it to the list of songs that make you feel some type of way.

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[Tropical House] Wet – Don’t Wanna Be Your Girl (Thero Remix)

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Don't Wanna Be Your Girl (Thero Remix)

Following the release of his Noosa remix, Floridian producer Thero came out with a remix of this Wet’s tune titled “Don’t Wanna Be Your Girl”. Looking to set off this tropical house craze even more, Thero is definitely one of the front runners in the genre.

The synths are consonant with the original song and they always bring a smile to your face. It’s so pleasurable to listen to, you can imagine it being used in a Donkey Kong video game, or played at a Hawaiian beach restaurant. Similar to most of his other mixes, Thero always seals the deal with that killer saxophone sample throughout the song and leaving you in infatuation. The bar is set pretty high in the revival movement of tropical music, soon enough he’ll be mentioned together with names like Kygo and Klingande. Needless to say, Thero is an exciting artist to watch for.

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[Dance] RAC – Cheap Sunglasses Ft. Matthew Koma (The Knocks Remix)

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RAC
Cheap Sunglasses Ft. Matthew Koma (The Knocks Remix)

Earlier this year, we witnessed what would become one of our favorite songs for the summer. With Matthew Koma’s distinctive vocals laid over a light, playful, and understated bassline, RAC brought us something that’s graced our cars, pool parties and BBQs over the past few months. In all honesty, it had such a regular spot in the rotation, that we were starting to get a little tired of it. No offense to RAC or Matthew Koma, but we all know how those things go.

In a fortuitous turn of events, another one of our favorite artists released their take on this hit minutes ago. That’s right, we said minutes.

Taking it out of the backyards, NYC duo The Knocks, have brought this tune to the club, putting Koma’s vocals to a darker and slightly aggressive bassline. Elements of the original melody are apparent, but take a back seat in comparison to the bassline. With heavy attention on the kicks, we’re offered up something that would be perfect for the dance floor, which is sure to happen this weekend.

If you need a new take on one of your favorites, we’ve consistently found that The Knocks never disappoint. From HAIM to The 1975, these guys have always impressed us, and this track furthers that adoration even more.

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[Chill/Pop-House] Birdy – Skinny Love (Sebastian Carter Remix)

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Skinny Love (Sebastian Carter Remix)

At just 20 years of age, Sebastian Carter has shown us time and time again that musical  maturity should be merited on sound regardless of age or experience. The Swiss electronic producer’s music tends to carry an emotive weight and groove which would sail directly over some of his contemporary listeners’ collective heads; casting a stunning amount of crossover promise on the young artist’s career in the process. Already with stirring retouches of The 1975, Bad Suns, and Alt J along with a few addictive originals; today Carter’s taken Birdy’s cover of the Bon Iver staple “Skinny Love” and spun a tranquil web of house all over its pop leaning framework. With rising pads serving as a slow-burning build and simultaneous mood setting device, his airy synths are free to bubble their way to the surface while Birdy’s ethereal vocal stylings submerged in hazy reverb play as beautiful as ever amongst the wunderkind’s polished instrumentation. Sebastian Carter has certainly hit the mark again with this one, and we hope you’ll drift away with us for the four minute, alluring sonic expedition.

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