[Synth-Pop] PHOX – 1936 (Carousel Remix)

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PHOX
1936 (Carousel Remix)

Carousel have certainly made a resonant impact here at TMN over the years and continue to be an act we call upon with regularity to deliver a healthy dose of happy-dance inflamed pop music; whether it’s through their sterling original productions or pliable, John Hughes soundtrack-esque remixes. Today the highly schooled duo have taken on Phox‘s folk-pop ditty “1936″ and completely shifted perspective towards a slice of 80′s electro-pop. When listening to both tracks, it becomes even more impressive that Carousel so easily took a beautiful tune with zero electronic influence and turned in a version we would have thought was the original had we not been in the know. Their airy synths punctuate a sea of leisurely percussion, and Phox’s vocal track plays in perfect harmony to the pair’s sophisticated instrumentation, marking yet another gem added to the Carousel palate. Let’s get a little vibey on this beautiful Friday. Stream Carousel’s “1936″ remix above.

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[Deep House] Higher Self ft. Lauren Mason – Ghosts (Original Mix)

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Higher Self ft. Lauren Mason
Ghosts (Original Mix)

Spinnin’ Deep always puts out the best deep house music from a selection of very talented artists. Here we have a club banger titled “Ghosts” by Higher Self featuring vocals from Lauren Mason, and this collaboration is probably one of the best works from Spinnin’ as of late. From the vintage lo-fi piano chords to the deliberately pitchy vocals, this track is the best alternative to adrenaline and will have you headbanging until your head falls off. The highlight of the tune is the catchy hardhitting bassline that comes in for the buildup,followed by the epic drop.

Hats off to the UK producer for making a name for himself. With such highly valued production, we are excited to see more of his work in the future.

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[Good Morning] Lion Babe – Treat Me Like Fire (Snakehips Remix)

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Lion Babe
Treat Me Like Fire (Snakehips Remix)

Snakehips have a unique capacity for suspending listeners in a perpetual state of summer. This morning, the UK production duo dropped some good vibes with their remix of Lion Babe‘s “Treat Me Like Fire.” This laid-back rendition adds some sunny guitar riffs, future-bounce elements and hip-hop percussion that, paired with the soulful vocals of the original and very brief cameos from Biggie Smalls and A Tribe Called Quest, make for the perfect song to wake up to. Check it and grab a free download here. Happy Friday, ninjas!

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[Event Review] Kygo – Bang Bang, San Diego

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Kygo was nothing short of amazing last Saturday in San Diego. Taking topical house to Bang Bang in downtown SD, Kygo brought down the HOUSE (get it?) and gave a high energy performance on stage. The 22-year-old producer from Norway started off the night with one of his most played remixes, “I See Fire”, which immediately got the crowd pumped up and cheering in excitement. It’s hard to imagine how he managed to channel such positive energy from his music, as you see nothing but smiles across the venue.

Playing banger remix after remix, Kygo’s performance was entertaining throughout his entire set. Some notable highlights include “Cut Your Teeth” by Kyla La Grange, “Stolen Dance” by Milky Chance and “Midnight” by Coldplay. To everyone’s surprise, he even threw in unreleased material in his set, include a BANKS remix that left the crowd in awe. Being comparably slower and more mellow than other deep house music, Kygo’s tropical house showed such distinctiveness and character while being massively appealing. It is amusing to see how his music got everyone dancing their pants off and singing along to all the lyrics, even though tropical house seemed an acquired taste for club music.

To close off his set, Kygo dropped “Sexual Healing” and his remix of Ed Sheeran vs Passenger “No Diggity X Thrift Shop”, ending the night on a high note. You could tell everyone thoroughly enjoyed the music just as much as Kygo did. While his remixes undoubtedly steal everyone’s heart, we would love to see more original material and collaborations.

Following his replacement of the almighty Avicii at TomorrowWorld, Kygo continued to prove that he’s one of the frontrunners of the revival movement of house music. Being able to attract such a large following in just a year’s time says something about Kygo’s talent.

To catch the rest of his Endless Summer Tour with Kygo and friends (Amtrac and Anna Lunoe), check out the following dates:

10/12     The Fonda Theatre – Los Angeles, CA

10/14     The Beacham – Orlando, FL

10/15     The Sinclair – Cambridge, MA

10/16     Society For Arts & Technology – Montreal, QC

10/17     Union Transfer – Philadelphia, PA

10/18     Concord Music Hall – Chicago, IL

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I See Fire (Kygo Remix)
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[Future] Future Feat. Kanye West – I Won (Louis Futon Remix)

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I Won ft. Kanye West (Louis Futon Remix)

When it comes to recent electronic music, there seem to be trending sub genres. Then when we get tired of listening to or producing the same style of music, we shift to a different sub genre, and as we get bored of what’s already out there we go and create a sound that is fresh. Eventually others catch on to this new sound until it becomes its own genre.

Something that has very recently become somewhat of a trend in electronic music is future bass, a style that is on the chiller side of the EDM spectrum. As many producers are catching on to the sub genre like wildfire, they have to start over from scratch and find a sound that makes their brand stand out.

An artist who has crafted productions that are so signature is Louis Futon. This becomes almost undeniable after listening to his latest remix of Future’s sensual track, “I Won.” Futon cranks up the sexiness on the original, lacing it with an assortment of fluttering synths while incorporating a rich melody and some beautiful beats. This remix truly defines Louis Futon as a stand-out artist.

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[Secret Ninja Pass] This Week at Beta 10/16

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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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[Deep-House/Indie-Dance] Little Daylight – My Life (The Golden Pony Remix)

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Little Daylight
My Life (Golden Pony Remix)

We’ve been big fans of NYC’s preeminent deep-disco slingers, The Golden Pony, who for some time now have been authoring up some of the tastiest re-imaginings of tunes crossing all sorts of genres. From Peaches to Daft Punk and Tears For Fears to Swedish House Mafia, the afro wielding duo have proven their merit time and time again, pulling tunes we never thought would succeed in the deeper, more underground reaches of dance into their slick realm of sounds. Their latest remix finds them taking Little Daylight‘s “My Life” into a more sensual, slightly melancholy direction than we’ve seen in the past, using a neatly wrapped rolling bassline and popping 80′s synth progression to push Nikki Taylor’s vocals front and center. As with their entire catalog, this one will be given away for free, this time through Little Daylight’s Soundcloud, so hop on over and snag a copy. Trust us, for our electronic fans, you’ll want to be sure to add this one to heavy rotation.

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