There’s no question that Galantis‘ “Gold Dust” has won the hearts of many during the short period of its release. The melodic elements of the tune have given us feels from the beginning. This official remix by Hotel Garuda and CRNKN took on a different path and should help further skyrocket their fan base.
The emerging all-star combination of Hotel Garuda and CRNKN fuse their defining sounds together to create a potential club anthem. A fast house beat followed by pitched down vocals start off the tune. The progressive approach is kept and made for a great buildup for the future bass drop. Credits to them for keeping it original and not caving to specific genres. This track can be found on the official remix EP for “Gold Dust,” which is available on iTunes now.
It’s been a hot minute since SteLouse‘s last release. The wait is finally over, as the Denver-based producer remixes Hudson Mohawke‘s “Very First Breath”. Flipping Irfane‘s vocals and incorporating them into the signature SteLouse sound, the talented producer creates an incredibly catchy melody with a series of wobbly synths. The unique vocals will hit you right in the feels and take you on an emotion roller coaster as the crafty synthline takes over. It’s one of those tunes that will stick with you for a long time.
It’s no easy task taking on a Hudmo track, but SteLouse definitely nailed it and made it his own. Grab this as a free download, and make sure to stay tuned as we’re expecting some fresh original tunes coming real soon!
This year will mark the second year of Mysteryland’s extension over to American soil after the festival broke ground last year on the legendary ground of Bethel Woods, NY – the same site where Woodstock took place in 1969. During its inaugural year, Mysteryland boasted a lineup headlined by Steve Aoki, Kaskade, Nicky Romero, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Moby, and many more along with showing the world that their line up would be one of the most diverse to date. Outside the bass heavy “The Boat,” Vinyl Only stage, and underground-drenched Spiegeltent, Mysteryland made it known that their festival was more than just music but a culture and arts festival as well. Just weeks away from the kick off of round two, their lineup for 2015 illustrates that Mysteryland USA intends to make this year their biggest on yet and just catalog another testament to their evolving perception of the electronic dance music landscape.
We’re already getting our logistics in place and bags packed to make the trek into the upper section of the state of New York with Memorial Day quickly approaching on the calendar, and to be honest, its incredibly difficult to say where we will be spending our time at the festival due to the breadth of talent across all stages. The underground’s most revered pioneers – Maceo Plex, Josh Wink, and Richie Hawtin – will be opening the Campus Circus on Friday along with A-Trak, GTA, and Tropakillaz, which is a tenacious opening lineup. For Saturday, Empire of the Sun, Kygo, and Porter Robinson earn the headlining duties, but with Madeon and Robin Schulz warming up the Main Stage, it is sure to be one for the books. On the last day, Diplo and Dillon Francis – two of the biggest clowns in dance music – will be the spectacles for everyone to end the night with. For those looking to stray from the main stage, the beauty of Mysteryland’s lineup this year is that everyone is bound to find somewhere and something they like whether they’ve heard of them before or not.
Like I said before, we haven’t even begun to plan out where to go because of the schedule conflicts that are about to arise with all the incredible talent at this year’s festival. Outside of the festival’s talent, its going to be a weekend of creative expression, self-discovery, and meeting new festival friends that we honestly can’t wait for. To get yourself in the Mysteryland mindset, check out the TMN Mysteryland USA playlist we have crafted to get yourself even more excited for your Memorial Day this year at the Bethel Woods farm. We pieced together an encompassing playlist featuring Porter Robinson, Maceo Plex, Griz, Anna Lunoe, and more to give you a full picture and precursor to what is about to occur at Mysteryland USA. Also, if you’re looking for last minute tickets, grab them here before the festival begins on May 22nd.
Since Funk’s inception in the mid-60s, it’s been reborn countless times particularly in hip-hop and, most recently, electronic music. Although it certainly possesses distinct composition elements, funk’s cross-genre transcendence also stems largely from its showmanship, quirkiness and the underlying attitude which it catalyzed. In some genres, this sort of evolution, or appropriation, is looked down upon, but funk is quite the opposite. George Clinton’s Parliament/Funkadelic, for example, was constantly changing adding young members to keep its sound fresh. Even now, Clinton, widely considered one of funk’s founding fathers, continues supporting and working with a diverse set of artists who keep funk alive and well.
In the realm of electronic music, few artists have done a better job of carrying on the funk tradition than the sax-wielding GRiZ, whose “future funk” combines the enormity of electronic bass music with big-band funk of the 60s and 70s. The Detroit producer is in the midst of his most ambitious year yet releasing a stellar album with Say it Loud and launching All Good Records to give like-minded artists an opportunity to expand on the movement. We were lucky to catch GRiZ along with label mates The Flooziesat their jam-packed show at Mezzanine in San Francisco over the weekend and it was a perfect reflection of an exciting moment in their respective careers. Continue reading →
Just last week, we gave you a sneak peek at the upcoming EDM documentary Heard But Not Seen, which promised dance music lovers an inside look at the many different professions that work towards making incredible experiences for fans. Here we are on hump day, in early May, and we finally get to share the full film with you.
Co-premiering here today on TMN, this documentary is particularily important to us, as we’re one of the 11 interviewees who were asked to speak about our involvement with the industry. Even despite our involvement though, it’s still an incredibly engaging, intriguing, and worthwhile watch. Filmmakers Doug Bogan and Mike Koziel really outdid themselves, providing a timeless classic for dance fans around the globe.
We’re only midway through the week, and we’re already stunned at the amount of solid tunes that have dropped. In fact, it’s been two straight weeks of solid releases, and last week, we missed one from one of our favorite artists, Kasbo.
No stranger to this ninja clan, this Swedish producer once again shows us why he’s earned our affection over the past year. In his take on “Don’t Tell Em,” we’re offered up quite the different vibe from the original. Long gone are the future house synth hits, massive 808s, and trap style vocal samples. In their place is a welcoming array of ethereal synths, rolling clicks, and understated piano chords.
We know it’s only Wednesday, but that doesn’t mean we’re not already looking towards the weekend, and this tune will surely be hitting the airwaves wherever we’re at in the early hours of Friday and Saturday morning.
Once a year, the best and brightest names in Techno, House (and its many iterations) and Disko converge on the city of Detroit for underground dance’s own version of a 3-day Happy Hour, and also one of the most important festivals within dance music’s rich history: the Movement Electronic Music Festival. This year’s lineup continues to set the bar globally for dance tastemakers, and with the full unveiling of their ‘Phase 2′ lineup, it’s clear to see how over the years Movement has been globally recognized for its unique talent curation and programming, showcasing artists from a wide-spectrum of up-and-comers, local luminaries, pioneers and trailblazers, and also the reason so many true dance fans treasure Movement above all other multi-day parties. Featuring some of today’s most notable names in dance music including Disclosure, KiNK (Live), Dixon, Soul Clap, Dog Blood, MK, Hot Since 82, Maya Jane Coles, Ten Walls (Live), Route 94, Tuskegee (Seth Troxler & The Martinez Brothers), Classixx, Eats Everything, Maceo Plex & GRiZ to some of dance music’s literal genre architects, namely Kerri Chandler, Kevin Saunderson & Derrick May; and some incredibly choice lyricism from the likes of Danny Brown, Method Man, and People Under the Stairs, Movement 2015 looks to be the finest installment in its illustrious history.
We’ll be sending at least one Music Ninja on assignment for this one (expect a full TMN review after Movement’s conclusion) and we can’t wait to join our many friends as well. Tickets for the entire three-day excursion are still available for only $150.00, with single day GA clocking in at $65.00 which you can purchase here. Check out Movement’s latest promo video, featuring Movement Detroit 2015 artist and Techno icon Carl Craig, as he talks about what makes Detroit a destination for those working to become something and waxes poetic about his special connection to Hart Plaza and enjoy our anticipatory and comprehensive playlist below, curated by our crotchety old resident voice of house and techno. We’ll be seeing you soon Detroit.