[Electronic] illstrtd feat. Mack Moses – Pictures Don’t Fade

illstrtd feat. Mack Moses
Pictures Don't Fade [OUT NOW]

Be Rich Records dropped a new single this week from the Melbourne producer illstrtd featuring fellow hometown vocalist Mack Moses. If these two keep putting out tunes like this one, they’re surely going to be rich in no time.

“Pictures Don’t Fade” is a classy mix of pop, R&B and future bass. Everything about this track is big, even during the phrases that rely on subtleties. The instrumental by itself would have been a smashing record, but with the addition of Mack Moses it takes things up a few notches. Dazzling synths, rumbling percussion, powerful chords and a vocal that will embed itself in your brain and never leave, “Pictures Don’t Fade” has everything a hit record needs and more. Australia has a seemingly infinite amount of the world’s best musical artists, but illstrtd could give them a run for their money. Stream the emotional “Pictures Don’t Fade” today and stay tuned for more!

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[Electronic] DUX – Diana


A newer artist on the scene, DUX, has caught our attention with the new single “Diana.” Dux’s unique style is sure to capture your attention, and after diving in to this single, you’re going to want to check out the few other ones on his Soundcloud.

“Diana” starts off as an atmospheric, cinematic piece that morphs into a bubbly, but dark, record. If you are wondering why it is called “Diana,” the pitched-down samples from “I’m Coming Out” is what will tip you off to the answer. DUX’s industrial piece is one of those tracks that you’re going to throw on repeat in several circumstances, whether you are working, studying or just taking some time to space out and relax. “Diana” sets the perfect mood to kick back to, and it’s immersive sound is something you can surely lose yourself in. Check it out today and stay tuned for more works from DUX.

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[Secret Ninja Pass] This Week at Beta 6/30 – 7/3


Happy Fourth of July weekend, ninjas! Once again, we’re excited to bring you more opportunities to check out our favorite club. As you probably already know, we’ve been hooking you up with free entry to Beta for over three years now. We know you’ve had 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 11pm on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. Get there before 5:00p on Sunday.
– Show this post to the cashier (Valid for 21+ only).
– The deal is ONLY valid for Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday nights this week.

See you on the dance floor.

SNBRN + Shaun Frank + Dr Fresch - 6/30

’Marvin Gaye – Sexual Healing (SNBRN Remix)’
’Grace Feat G – Eazy – You Don’t Own Me (Shaun Frank Remix)’
’Dr. Fresch – Walk That Talk ft. Thewz’
Bro Safari - 7/1
’Bro Safari – The Drop’
Tommie Sunshine - 7/2
’Can’t Get Enough (Radio Edit)’
Thugfucker + Pig of Pig & Dan - 7/3
’Summer’s End… (DJ Mix)’
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Viceroy discusses his roots, the rat race, and a refreshing Pimm’s Cup [TMN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW]

Viceroy Bamboo Press Photo

It wouldn’t be a proper Music Ninja Residency without a lengthy chat with our featured artist. As you’re already aware, we brought in the Sultan Of Summer to help us kick off the best season of the year and before the most iconic summer holiday, we’re offering up a little insight into the man behind Viceroy.

TMN: Hey Austen – thanks for taking some time to sit down with us today. How’s the start of your summer going so far?

Viceroy: So far, so good! San Francisco has not your normal summer weather. I don’t know if you’re too familiar with how our weather patterns work. We have an Indian summer that’s September and October, and our coldest part of the year is actually regular summer. But, it’s been unbelievable, so far. It’s made it hard to want to do any work.

TMN: We’re really excited to have you as our Resident Artist this month. We looked back, and we’ve been covering you for the past four years. Is it hard to believe that you’ve been at it for that long?

Viceory: Yeah – it’s dawned on me that I’ve been at it for that long. The landscape has changed so much since I started. It’s a little more of a rat race than it ever used to be, but it’s still exciting and fun.

TMN: Let’s go back a little bit further than when you started getting blog coverage. How did the “Viceroy” sound come to be? Can you shed some light on your musical history?

Viceroy: I played instruments when I was growing up, and everything like that – guitar, bass, and that kind of stuff. In 2009 I studied abroad in Rome, and that was before electronic music took off on a mainstream level in the United States.

I was drunk the second week of school and at some sort of club or lounge with my friends, and I told one of the DJs, “I want a job here!” I was completely wasted. I went and talked to the manager and he gave me a job on Tuesday nights bringing in Americans. I wake up the next night and was like, “oh my god, I’ve never DJ’d or promoted before. What the hell am I doing?”

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[Future] Chris Brown – Yo (Excuse Me Miss) [SMLE Remix]

Chris Brown
Yo [Excuse Me Miss] (SMLE Remix)

It’s Thursday, and all we can do is watch for the clock to hit the minute that means we can escape from our duties, get ourselves home and sprawl out on the couch. Hey, maybe we’ll even indulge ourselves with a soothing glass of wine or whiskey. But while you’re pouring that glass or getting into that comfortable position on the sofa, why not provide you with a tune that will expedite the process of replenishing the energy in your exhausted bodies.

Once again, SMLE is back with another tune that leaves listeners with ear to ear grins. This time around they remix an oldie but goodie, Chris Brown’s sensual ‘Yo (Excuse Me Miss).’ The duo spins the r&b original into their familiar jazz-infused futuristic sound, providing just the right amount of intensity through funky harmonies and stimulating percussion, without giving too much change to the framework of the classic radio hit. Releasing the remix in the midst of festival season, make sure to catch SMLE perform it live during their debut set at Gridlife, along with other fests such as Moonrise and the mainstage of Dancefestiopia on Sunday.

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Wednesday Workout Playlist [Vol. 4]


Good afternoon ninjas! We’re sorry we missed you last week, but we are making up for it with this round of selects that packs in twice as much heat as this boiling summer is! Also with the Fourth of July almost here, we made sure to provide you with an assortment of music that you can not only burn the calories to, but grill up those burgers and hotdogs to as well.

’Lucian – Follow feat. Sleeper (Dulsae Remix)’
’Adele – Send My Love (Koni Remix ft. Bailey Pelkman)’
’Sam Feldt Ft. Heidi Rojas – Shadows Of Love (Gianni Kosta Remix)’
’Marshmello – Alone (Streex Remake)’
’Elline – Smoke And Mirrors (Morqix Remix)’
’Echos – Tomorrow (Kicks N Licks Remix)’
’Virtual Riot – Flutter (Feat. Madi)’
’Hubba & Amanu – Moso (Radio Edit)’
’Taska Black – Leave Me’
Mass – Feel It In The Air (ft. JVZEL)’
’BIJOU & Gerry Gonza – We Runnin It’
’Villains (Loud Luxury x Shoffy)’
’OVERWERK – Move Your Body (Sia Cover) ft. MARS’
’DJ Snake – Middle (San Holo Remix)’
’Vicetone – Nevada (feat. Cozi Zuehlsdorff)’
’Lazor 3000 w/ Habstrakt’
’Destructo – 4 Real ft. Ty Dolla $ign & ILOVEMAKKONEN (Baytek Remix)’
’Malaa – Diamonds’
’Mark The Beast – Rain On Me’
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VOKES (ft. Nevve) – Backroad [TMN PREMIERE]

Backroad (ft. Nevve)

There’s nothing quite like taking a long drive on a warm summer night, letting your hand flow up and down along with the current outside your window as your navigate through wide open straights and windy curves. And, if you’re anything like us, you’re always looking for laidback jams to help soundtrack that scene. Luckily for us all, LA-based VOKES is dropping the fourth and final track from his debut EP, Fractalism, and it’s absolutely perfect for those late-night excursions.

This delightful collaboration with fellow Angelino Nevve deserves your attention this summer for a multitude of reasons. Musically, the track brings in lush future-style synths that beckon back on VOKES upbringing in Malibu, California, adding to the complex personality of the track. Coupled with those synths are a prominent, buzzy bassline, carefully placed percussion, and a jazzy guitar breakdown, all of which provide the perfect backdrop for the interchanging verses from both VOKES and Nevve.

Before you jump in the car to enjoy this little beauty out on the road, head over and follow VOKES on Facebook so you can keep up with future releases.

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