[House] Just Kiddin – Thinking About It

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Just Kiddin
Thinking About It (Extended Mix)

Sometimes a tune just has that innate ability to lift you right out of a funk and into a place of absolute enjoyment. Such was the case this morning when “Thinking About It” by Just Kiddin rolled across our desks and into our house monitors at the TMN office today. Though we’d already heard this one multiple times via The Magician’s 41st Magic Tape, we were all finally gifted with its official unveiling over the weekend and couldn’t have been happier. Just Kiddin’s employed production techniques are impressive to say the least with an immediate tinny clap, and loopy pad work setting the stage for one of this writer’s favorite dance vocals this entire year. With such an infectious proper house melody, along with some of the most effective and accessible vocal reverberations we’ve heard utilized in some time, as well as support from some of TMN’s favorite producers including Annie Mac, The Magician, Moon Boots, Bondax, Blonde and more, “Thinking About It” is poised to become this Summer’s house anthem above all else. “Thinking About It” is available through FFRR/Eton Messy Records on Beatport for our DJ friends and those who must have this one in their music libraries at all times, but in the mean time, stream above.

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[Indie Electronic] BASECAMP – Shudder

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BASECAMP
Shudder

Since their single hit “Emmanuel“, Nashville trio BASECAMP has once again proven that genres don’t define how artists make their music. It was difficult to categorize this track because of all the different elements put into it. From the house beat and repetitive wave sounds in the background, to the chillwave-like synth and a voice similar to John Legend’s, “Shudder” stands its place as one of the most distinctively sounding songs by BASECAMP. The soulful vocals magically capture the R&B melody, and together with the joyful yet complex beat, we have a track so tranquil and laid back that you’ll never get tired of listening to. The downtempo breakdown towards the end catches your attention with its intentionally clouded bass and background noises, but at the same time remains its glitchy beat with abrupt pauses.

There are so many good things we can say about this track. We’ll just let you be the judge of it. With a new EP coming Fall 2014, BASECAMP is definitely one to watch for all you music lovers.

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[MP3 Playlist] The Chill Dojo #95

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Whatever the events of your weekend, be it wild or chilled, Dojo number 95 has more than enough material to make sure the wind-down continues well into the working week. Now Joe Garston is a name that you wouldn’t necessarily think of in kicking off a chill playlist, being widely known for his energetic brand of bouncy electro-house. But as many artists have shown us in previous editions, there’s every possibility that elements of your style can be given a mellow feel. Though there’s no thumping bassline present at all in ‘Someday’, the pure happiness embodied in this track is undoubtedly the work of the UK producer. The nostalgic tone is a surreal experience, and will invoke all those memories you hold close to your heart. On the opposite end of the spectrum, New Zealand beatsmith Samuel Truth gives us a soundtrack to a frozen land of fantasy. Well NZ is the land of fantasy after all, and the wintery feel coupled with the palpable emotion is a combo that makes ‘The Cold’ all too real. If that’s way too frosty for your liking, we’ve always got some new Snakehips to breathe the feeling of summer back into your ears. Their latest single ‘After I Met U’ is another jam for your festival season oozing in that signature groove that is so damn addictive, showing just why they consistently provide hit after hit. Another name who delivers one funky tune after the next is none other than Dojo-favorite JNL. The feisty Canadian has outdone himself once again with ‘By Yourself’, bringing a vibe that echoes some serious Daft Punk influences, and will induce some spontaneous dance-floor behavior.

German label Jakarta Records recently released a free compilation of unreleased music from a number of familiar names, and among them was an absolute gem from MURAMASA. Amongst the wealth of smooth beats contained in Summer In Jakarta, ‘Miss You’ immediately stuck out with its lush melody and emotive vocals that reach straight for the heartstrings without any sign of letting go. This will be a go-to song in your library for when you need it most. Hold on tight, because we’re gonna go really deep with this last one. KAASI is notorious for concocting a dangerously deep tune, and you know you’re in for something special when he declares it’s his best yet. We would very much agree with that, because this one flows endlessly into a state of sheer serenity.

Monday sorrows are nothing in the face of this seriously chill tunage. Peace out.

Chill Dojo #95 zip

Joe Garston
Someday
Samuel Truth
The Cold
Snakehips
After I Met U
JNL
By Yourself
Mura Masa
Miss You
KAASI
Work With Me
Noosa
Begin Again (Thero Remix)
Marlon Roudette
When The Beat Drops Out (Samuel Remix)
John Legend
All Of Me (Kungs & Noah Cover)
Ciara & Justin Timberlake
Love Sex Magic (Axmod Remix)
Phoenix
1901 (J Art & Madan Remix)
Nihils
Help Our Souls (Urban Contact Remix)
Miami Mais
200 TIMES
Planet Funk
Chase The Sun (Drop Out Orchestra Rework)
Tobtok ft. Emil Heró
Higher
I Am Oak
On Trees and Birds and Fire (Sam Feldt & Bloombox Remix)
Dual Citizen
Say It Anyway
RÜFÜS
SARAH (Touch Sensitive Remix)
BANKS
Warm Water (Freddy Verano / Berger & Shaqiri Edit)
The Weeknd
Often (Kygo Remix)
FKJ
Learn To Fly feat. Jordan Rakei
Patrick Baker
Feel the Same
ZHU
Faded (Madeaux Remix)
Howie Lee
Everywhere I Go
Azryd
New World (Fracx XO Remix)
Ellie Goulding
Burn (WiSkiM REWORK)
Tulpa
Paper Walls (Sebastian Carter Remix)
At Dawn We Rage
Edible Universe
Calum Bowen
Lovely Forest (Maxo Fightermix)
DIVERSA
Anaïse
Pomo
Only You
FloFilz
Shawbreak
Zikomo x Esta
ZikomoEstas
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[Electro] Lil Silva – Don’t You Love (Feat. BANKS)

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Lil Silva
Don't You Love (Feat. BANKS)

Do you love BANKS as much as we do? Well her recent collaboration with British producer and DJ Lil Silva will deifnitely satisfy all of Jillian’s fans. This new track by Lil Silva titled “Don’t You Love” has an interesting yet lengthy buildup. From the get go, Lil Silva is incorporating his funky elements into the beat. There are the echoing male vocals in the beginning, something resembling BANKS’ style, most notable in “Brain” produced by Shlomo.  Then as the funky bass comes in, the anticipation builds up. The vocals from BANKS don’t come in until over half way to the track, but the result is a drop that gets you vibin’ and headbobbing all over the place. BANKS’ solo towards the end of the tune shows every bit of her goddess-like sassiness. Everything comes together so well with the overdue beat drop that it was worth all the hype and anticipation.

With his new project “Maple EP” coming out August 4, Lil Silva is definitely looking to diversify his fan base by recruiting some of BANKS’. With the addition of this track, we are very excited to how BANKS is going to change the game with the release of her new album.

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[Nu-Disco] TJH87 – Good Life Feat. Gamble & Burke (Original Mix)

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TJH87
Good Life Feat. Gamble & Burke (Original Mix)

There is absolutely nothing more fun than a groovy Nu-Disco tune to get you through the final hours of your monotonous day job. The weekend called and said it’s about that time we kick things off early, so why not do it with a new tune from TJH87? The Finnish duo teamed up with Gamble & Burke for their latest original, “Good Life”, to which my grandma even had something good to say about this funky disco jam.

This tune is jam packed with funk guitars, massive synths, and a bass to take you back to the OG Daft Punk days. We over here at TMN have had this one on repeat, so press play and let that figurative disco ball light up your cubicle while you get ready for a big weekend ahead. With HARD Summer mode in full gear, we promise that TJH87 will get you in the right mood to rage your butt’s off in the coming days. Stay golden, ninjas, and party hard.

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[Get Crunk] Friday Party Playlist (Vol. 115)

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After one of the longest, most stressful weeks I have ever endured, I can finally make life even more stressful with some intense bangers to prepare you all for the madness of HARD Summer this weekend. This ninja will be banging it out like the rest of you festival-goers the next few days. Last week we had an entire arsenal of straight HEAT…so despite there being 20 rage worthy tracks this week, know that there are some real bangers in this weeks FPP.

So while you get ready to rage the weekend away, this ninja will be preparing for yet another festival – don’t worry – a full report will be coming shortly after the recovery.

Until next week, ninjas. #danceirresponsibly

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LOKO
Clips X Ahoy
Space
Deorro & D!rty Aud!o Feat. iE z
Hit It (Original Mix)
Stevie Wonder
Superstition (C2C Remix)
Bowie
Real Trap Shit
RL Grime
Core (Kayzo Remix)
Nato Feelz
Tic Toc VIP
Lazer Lazer Lazer X The Kingdumb
Lazertwerk
Calvin Harris
C.U.B.A (Black Boots Festival Trap Remix)
KUSTOM X BENTZ
On The Block (8Er$ Remix)
Tomsize
Hands In The Air (feat. Ragga Twins)
Benasis
Beast Mode
Oouch
Tropkillaz & Troyboi
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[Secret Ninja Pass] This Week at Beta 7/31 – 8/2

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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)
- Deal is NOT valid for the Subfocus show. If you wanna catch his amazing set, you’re going to have to cough up some dough.

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

Ilan Bluestone - July 31
Above & Beyond pres. OceanLab
Satellite (ilan Bluestone Remix)

Sub Focus - August 1
Close Feat MNEK

No Regular Play - August 2
No Regular Play
Endangered Species (Special Version)
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