Futurecop! – Eyes ft Lyon (Muneshine Remix) [TMN PREMIERE]

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Futurecop!
Eyes ft Lyon (Muneshine Remix)

Manchester has more to root about than just Man U. While this song is the furthest thing from what a soccer hooligan would throw on before a match, it’s still something to stop and admire. On a side note, we’d like to apologize for calling it soccer. Seeing as how this blogger is a Yank, we still call it soccer.

Regardless of what nomenclature we’re using for the world’s game, we can assure you that this track will have worldwide appeal. Boasting some deliciously delicate vocals, the second single from the upcoming album Fairytales of Summer Shoegazers features soaring synths coupled with charging atmospheric layering. Futurecop! hs created something that begs to be remixed and today we’re excited to bring you just that.

Bringing a sound that infuses a little future bass, Tortononian based producer Muneshine has given this tune a whole new personality, providing ample rolling bass to set the tone. Known best for his remix of Portugal. The Man, this producer has a knack for re-interpreting tunes. We’re sure this take on “Eyes” is the first of many we’ll be covering.

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[Secret Ninja Pass] This Week at Beta 4/24

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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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Tycho talks Spirituality, Cartoons and Deep Dish Pizza in SF [TMN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW]

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Tycho
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Over the years, we’ve continually fallen deeper and deeper in love with Tycho’s seamless blending of two of our favorite artistic expressions: design and music. With that in mind, it was obviously an incredible experience to sit down with Scott before his show at the Summit Music Hall in Denver, Colorado, to chat about spirituality, what his favorite cartoons are, and what his last meal would be. Check out the conversation in full below.

TMN: Thank you so much for sitting down with us today before your show at the Summit Music Hall here in Denver. First up, let’s talk about how the tour is going so far.

Tycho: Yeah, we played Santa Cruz and San Francisco to start the tour off, and then we headed to Europe for about six days. We’re basically kicking off the US tour again here (in Denver).

TMN: Alright, you’re obviously on tour promoting your latest album, Awake, which just released a few weeks back. Tell us how this album translates into your live performances.

Tycho: I think it’s impetuous for the change in sound and the way we went about writing this record. The record was made for the live show originally, so touring with these guys… just the way the songs were interpreted for the live context, some of the older songs really had some changes and more drive. That’s what this record is really about. Now, it’s kind of like a one to one thing. It’s more of a traditional instrumentation.

TMN: Let’s touch on that album a bit more. We noticed that it leans a little more on the guitar side than previous albums. Was there any particular reason behind that?

Tycho: With Dive, a lot of those songs like “Daydream,” were me learning guitar. I came to guitar pretty late as a musician. I had played keyboard for years and then came to guitar. It’s always been an interesting instrument to me because I feel like I’m more creative with it. I feel like I’m not stuck in ruts with it, like I am with keyboard.

I wrote this record with Zach, and he’s a guitarist, so that just kind of came to the forefront. I wanted Awake to be more of a balance between the synths and the guitar. I really appreciate guitar-centric music.

TMN: Nonetheless, it’s a great body of work. With this being your fourth full album, has the process gotten any easier for you?

Tycho: It’s the third full album. The other was a half release where I just added a couple of songs. The other ones…I wouldn’t really call them albums. I don’t look at them in the same way because they weren’t concentrated efforts. They were more of a collection of ideas and things that I had been working on for years.

This is the first time we sat down, from start to finish, wrote and recorded an album. I think this is more of an album, in the sense that it’s more cohesive, and it’s a slice of a point in time. That being said, it’s hard to compare this to the other ones, but it definitely went faster and flowed a lot better. I think that was from working with more people and having more perspectives.

TMN: Let’s change gears a bit. Some people might not know that you’re also known as ISO50 in a completely different artistic community. Talk to us about that side of your creativity.

Tycho: I don’t see it as that divided anymore. With Tycho, I’m trying to bring those two together. I was always getting the same ideas with the music and the design, but I never really found a comfortable middle ground to bring them together and that’s what the live show has been. It’s the perfect combination of music and design. There’s this movement and energy to it that you don’t have with static design. It kind of echoes what music can do.

I look at Tycho as an audio visual project now, so everything that I do goes towards Tycho. I see it as a singular thing. I don’t see them as two different organisms.

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EDX – No Xcuses 164 [TMN EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE]

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EDX
No Xcuses 164 (Presented by TheMusicNinja.com)

Coming in off of his latest poolside gem, “Cool You Off,” out now on Enormous Tunes/Sirup Music, Italian DJ/Producer EDX is offering up a tasty 13 track mix via his weekly podcast, “No Xcuses.”

Exclusively premiered here on your favorite music blog, above you’ll find a one full hour of dance-inducing beats from some of the game’s most significant artists, as well as a few up and comers.

Press play, sit back, and enjoy the ride. And if you’re really digging this mix, feel free to pick it up for free on iTunes.

TRACKLIST:
01: Martin Garrix & Jay Hardway – Wizard (Tchami Remix) [SPRS]
02: LushStarzz – Hush (Original Mix) [Wrecked]
03: Kobhi – Good Life (Original Mix) [TBD]
04: EDX – Cool You Off (Original Mix) [Enormous Tunes]
05: Mark Knight – The Return Of Wolfy (Original Mix) [Toolroom]
06: Mutiny UK & Steve Mac feat. Nate James – Feel The Pressure (Axwell & New_ID Remix) [Axtone]
07: Rufus White & JP Chronic – Desert Night (Kaz James Remix) [TBD]
08: Gregori Klosman – Where’s My Money? (Original Mix) [GURU]
9: Andrew Bennett – Ill Behavior [Promo]
10: Showtek & Justin Prime feat. Matthew Koma – Cannonball (Earthquake) [Kryder Remix] [SPRS]
11: Tritonal & Paris Blohm feat. Sterling Fox – Colors (Digital Bounce Rel3r Remix) [Promo]
12: Ørjan Nilsen & Jonathan Mendelsohn – Apart (Martin Volt & Quentin State Remix) [In My Opinion]
13: Sander van Doorn & Firebeatz – Guitar Track (Original Mix) [DOORN]

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[Synth/Indie-Pop] Little Dragon – Let Go

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Little Dragon
Let Go

We’ve been following Little Dragon‘s every move leading up to the release of their fourth official long player, and this morning the Swedish dance-poppers have unveiled a third single off of Nabuma Rubberband. “Let Go” is a slow burning slice of melodic pop, leaning on a stripped down, sultry Yukimi Nagano vocal and subdued percussion; which to the delight of their purist fans falls more in line with the minimal dance sound of their debut self-titled album than the sticky-sweet electro-bounce the world at large has fallen for. Regardless, this one will no doubt find its way into the hearts of Little Dragon fans both old and new with its beautiful instrumentation and obvious crossover shine. We simply can’t contain our collective excitement around here for the album’s official release date of May 13 and subsequent live tour, so if you happen to vacate one of the lucky cities on their next jaunt, we highly recommend you don’t skip on the chance to be whisked into a gorgeous Little Dragon live set. Stream “Let Go” above.

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[TMN DOES MIAMI RIGHT] Ultra + WMC 2014 Review

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Welcome to my Ultra-world. It is a land filled with sun, sex, sounds, and sea. The energy here is relentless, the pace is fast. People come from around the globe to experience the narcotic pulse of bass that emanates throughout the city. Come with us as we voyage in to the depths of debauchery and dance, and experience the glory that is known as Miami Music Week.

Pool parties are a mainstay of the Winter Music Conference, so let our journey begin in South Beach at the Raleigh Hotel pool for the DIM MAK Miami Beach Party. Here we can observe the one and only Steve Aoki in his natural habitat. Aoki provides copious entertainment for all, and he is generous enough to even give some of his devoted following cake and champagne! Though very little of these accoutrements actually make it in to anyone’s mouths, it’s the thought that counts. Other notables to be taken from the environment are Deorro, The Chainsmokers, 3lau, Felix Cartel, and Autoerotique. Amidst the hard hitting, fist pumping, in-your-face beats that DIM MAK records is known for, we can’t help but to be pleased with the plethora of beauty and movement that surrounds us. A large pool waits patiently behind, framed in a soft blue hue and coaxing weary partiers towards it cool waters with the promise of buoyancy. As the party wanes, we trickle with the masses back on to Collins Avenue and become engulfed in an ocean of neon, skin, and cars that cost more than most families homes.

New Dim Mak Music!

Back across the bay and just a couple miles north of the Ultra Music Festival, we now travel to a chic and sensuous lounge nestled in the heart of Wynwood. The famed area is known for its walls; ever-changing murals blanket the buildings. The crackle and hiss of spray paint can be heard around every corner and an aroma of acrylic permeates the nostrils like a vandal’s potpourri. Be mindful of the razor wire on your right as we meander towards The Social Lubricant. TSL’s staff holds up to the lounge’s name, offering courteous and brisk service along with reasonable drink prices (for Miami). Absorb the deep house beats put on tonight by the likes of underground sensation Thugfucker. That’s right, Thugfucker. While the American and Icelandic combination of Greg Oreck and Holmar Filipsson could certainly play until 5am, the line up tonight will not require them to. Both of the boys are in excellent spirits this evening from the looks of it. Their connection with their crowd is palpable. Each twist and turn of their set seems to mean something, each bassline tickles the stapes in a profound way. Don’t forget about Thugfucker’s buddies either. Matt Tolfrey, Nick Curly, Francesca Lombardo, and many others are here as well to ensure auditory satisfaction. Are you hungry? There’s a sushi bar in the back corner to compliment your ethanol if you so choose…I would highly suggest it, we’ll be here awhile.

Thugfucker live

We’ve shown you South Beach and gone underground in Wynwood, so let’s venture now to what everybody has been waiting for; let’s go to Ultra Music Festival 2014! A cab is necessary because parking is the worst clusterfuck you’ve ever seen in your life. I am scheduled to interview Art Department, Paper Diamonds, and Vello Virkhaus prior to partaking in any of the festivities. You’ll notice that there, regrettably, is no press area within Ultra’s grounds…there IS, however, a mega yacht docked right next to the grounds that we can use. After delightful conversation coupled with a Krewella photo-op and a chance brush by with Zedd (he has sparkly eyes, pay no mind to my screaming “Zedd! You’re awesome!”), we tromp through the hidden workings back stage to make our way over to the Underground stage. Cue the sensory overload!

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[Glorious] Duologue – Memex EP

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After a long, music-filled weekend at Coachella, and a much needed wind-down session in San Diego, I’m finally back at the helm, writing about some very deserving tunes. Right out of the gate, we have one of the better pieces of music we’ve heard in the past few months, coming out of London by way of Duologue.

This UK based five piece have pulled together a stunningly crafted sophomore release, providing listeners with a chance to get completely engrossed in swells of electronically produced beats, glorious vocals and surging, cinematic energy with their EP, Memex.

While we sincerely struggle to find a favorite among this stellar line up, we can’t help but find ourselves helplessly lost, careening down a path rife with subtle guitar riffs, moving lyrics and lush, emotion rich soundscapes of “Traps”. Calling on associations both indie rock and ambient electronica, this song seamlessly flirts with associations of the likes of Two Door Cinema Club and The 1975, while also giving nods to Bonobo and Tycho at the same time.

As bizarre of a combination of influences as that may be, these cats have nailed it ever-so-effortlessly, leaving this blogger grinning ear-to-ear.

Memex
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Traps
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