[Mega Playlist] Ultra 2013 Preview


At the turn of the year, there’s always a few things we get excited for. There’s always the excitement of new Music Ninja programs we’re launching, plans of grandeur for the upcoming year, new album releases, and of course, music festivals. We’re just out of the gate for 2013, and we have to say, we’re really stoked for what lies ahead.

First up on our list of festivals is the largest electronica festival in North America. The setting is perfect, as Miami is already a hub for the scene. But when you take the party outside, onto Bayfront Park, you know you’re in for an epic weekend.

With the announcement of the Phase 2 Lineup, we thought it would be a perfect time to share some of our favorite tracks from the performing artists this year. So here’s our 2013 Ultra Music Festival Mega Playlist. Once you listen to it, head over and pick up your tickets.

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PHASE 1

DJ
Above & Beyond
Afrojack
Armin Van Buuren
Avicii
Bassnectar
Calvin Harris
Carl Cox
David Guetta
Fatboy Slim
Kaskade
Knife Party
Richie Hawtin
Swedish House Mafia
Tiësto

Live Acts:
The Bloody Beetroots
Booka Shade
Boys Noize
Crystal Castles
deadmau5
Disclosure
DJ Fresh (Live)
Hot Chip
Major Lazer
Matt & Kim
Modestep
Rudimental
Thievery Corporation
Yeasayer
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PHASE 2

DJ:
Adventure Club
Alesso
Alvin Risk
ATB
Benny Benassi
Bingo Players
Birdy Nam Nam
Borgore
Bro Safari
Cazzette
Cedric Gervais
Chuckie
Dash Berlin
Deniz Koyu
Dillon Francis
Dirty South
Dog Blood
Eric Prydz
Erick Morillo
Fedde Le Grand
Ferry Corsten
Flosstradamus
Flux Pavillion vs. Doctor P.
Hardwell
John Digweed
Kill The Noise
Laidback Luke
Loco Dice
Luciano
Madeon
MiM0SA
Markus Schulz
Nicky Romero
Paul Van Dyk
Porter Robinson
Pretty Lights
Quintino
R3hab
Rusko
Seven Lions
Sub Focus
Steve Aoki
Sven Väth
The M Machine
Tommy Trash
Tritonal
W&W
Wolfgang Gartner
Zedd
Zeds Dead
12th Planet

LIVE:
Araabmuzik
Azealia Banks
Bloody Beetroots Live
Faithless (Live DJ and Live PA Set)
Infected Mushroom
Robert DeLong
Sleigh Bells
Snoop Dogg
TheWeeknd
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Phase 3

Soon to be announced

Above & Beyond feat. Zoë Johnston
Alchemy
Keane
Sovereign Light Cafe (Afrojack Remix)
AVICII
Two Million (Original Mix)
Underworld
Rez (Bassnectar Remix)
Jantsen
When The Beats Drop
David Guetta
She Wolf (Falling to Pieces) (feat. Sia)
Kaskade & Swanky Tunes (feat. Lights)
No One Knows Who We Are (Original Club Mix)
Knife Party
Rage Valley
Knife Party
Bonfire
Swedish House Mafia
Dont You Worry Child (Promise Land Remix)
Tiesto & Allure
Pair Of Dice (Radio Edit)
Chronicles Of A Fallen Love Feat Greta Svabo Bech
Boys Noize Ich R U (Jacques Lu Cont Remix)
Chronicles Of A Fallen Love Feat Greta Svabo Bech

The Bloody Beetroots
Church of Noise ( B
Boys Noize Ich R U (Jacques Lu Cont Remix)
Boys Noize What You Want (Chromeo Remix)
Crystal Castles
PALE FLESH (Tarantula X Remix)
Crystal Castles
AFFECTION
Deadmau5
October (Cover Art)
deadmau5
Cthulhu Sleeps
White Noise ft. AlunaGeorge
Latch ft. Sam Smith
Hot Chip
Flutes
HOT CHIP VS MAJOR LAZER (EXTENDED VERSION)
Snoop Lion
Lighters Up (Featuring Mavado and Popcaan)
Major Lazer
Jah No Partial (feat. Flux Pavilion)
Major Lazer
Jah No Partial (feat. Flux Pavilion)
Cameras
Ryan Keen
All This Time (Modestep Remix) (preview)
Alesso & Dirty South
City Of Dreams *Preview*
Alesso Vs Keane
Silenced By The Night (Alesso Radio Edit)
Porter Robinson & Mat Zo
Easy
Porter Robinson
Language
Joe Ghost
Are You Ready (Hardwell Rework) OUT NOW
Hardwell feat. Amba Shepherd
Apollo OUT NOW
Yolanda Be Cool ft. Arama
Before Midnight (Laidback Luke Remix)
Laidback Luke feat. Majestic
Pogo (Dub Mix) Snip
Nicky Romero ft. Nilson & John Christian
Still the same man (Official Preview)
Mark Maitland & James Oliver
Point Blank (Nicky Romero Edit)
Pretty Lights vs. The End Of The World 2012
Pretty Lights
Jay Z Empire State Of Mind Remix
Steve Aoki
Ladi Dadi (Tommy Trash Instrumental)
Steve Aoki
Transcend ft. Rune RK
Steve Aoki & Angger Dimas
Singularity ft. My Name Is Kay
Zedd
Spectrum (feat. Matthew Koma)
Skrillex & The Doors
Breakn A Sweat (Zedd Remix)
Zedd
Slam The Door
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[HOT] Jagwar Ma – The Throw

Australian duo Jagwar Ma host a sonic rave of sorts on their new single “The Throw”. Featuring meandering pop lines and psychedelic fanfare, it’s the kind of free-spirited tune that soundtracks a true wild night on the town full of flowing alcohol and high moments of absolute euphoria. Check it out below and be sure to peep the official video here.

The Throw
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GUTS – Django Remix [Soundtrack]

After experiencing one of the best movies ever created, Inglorious Bastards, it was obvious that another Tarantino revenge story would provide just as much pleasure. Django, a love story that wraps around themes of revenge and justice was accompanied by one of the most modern soundtracks in the last couple of years. However, the main Django theme song is not so recent, originally composed in 1966 by Luis Bacalov. Spanish producer Guts, took the already excellent original and made a slow, easily digesting chill rendition.

Django RMX
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[Hip-Hop/Acid House] ILLA – Doing It Wrong (ILLA Remix) & Smoke Good, Live Good (Acid House Remix)

ILLA, better known as 1/3 of THEBLKHANDS, decided to show off his versatility as a producer by dropping these brand new remixes on his recently created SoundCloud page. The first of these two is a remix of Drake‘s “Doing It Wrong” from his Take Care album. ILLA’s iteration of the track manages to keep the essence of the original, while speeding up the vocals and adding some trap snares to give it a more upbeat vibe. It isn’t a banger by any means, but he does infuse it with a more relaxing melody as opposed to the depressing nature it started out with. We have a feeling Drizzy himself would be proud of this one.

With his second remix, ILLA decides to proceed down another route as he turns the “Smoke Good, Live Good” track he produced for THEBLKHANDS into a certified acid house banger. Even with the bars intact, none of the verses seem to sound out of place. If anything, Three 6 Mafia‘s energetic vocals seem more at home on this version of the song. It’s a major departure from the chill vibes of the original, but somehow it works to perfection. Both remixes can be downloaded for free from ILLA’s SoundCloud page. Also, stay tuned for Serbia, THEBLKHANDS’ upcoming album, dropping on March 19th.

Doing It Wrong (ILLA Remix)
Drake

Smoke Good, Live Good (Acid House Remix)
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[Video] The Knife – Full Of Fire

The Knife’s long-awaited return has been as thrilling and utterly bonkers as we could ever have hoped for. Following some dodgy audio streams floating around the web last week, the Swedish duo have revealed the suitably unhinged visuals for their “Full Of Fire” single. Sound tracking the nine-minute techno-inspired assault with scenes of bondage, cross dressing and public urination, it’s certainly an interesting and slightly NSFW way to start the week …

Full of Fire
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[MEGA Playlist] 60+ Instrumental Tracks You Need to Listen to

Everyone loves lyrics. Whether they’re light-hearted and playful, soul-gripping and gut-wrenching, or abstract and avant garde, we all love to sing along, relate certain verses to our personal lives, or just be taken away by another person’s story.

On the other hand, hearing a great instrumental track is an entirely different experience. Without having words to identify with, your brain is free to let the music create an image in your mind. The interpretation is more so up to you than if you had someone defining it with their own words. Having this blank canvas allows your mind to wander, providing you with a perfect experience to express your own creativity.

While this is a great idea in concept, putting together a great playlist of instrumental artists is extremely difficult. We could easily outline ten different genres from classical, to jazz, to ambient electronic. Also, do vocal samples count? What about humming? What about bands that sometimes sing, and sometimes do instrumental tracks? We went back and forth on how we should create this, and finally decided to just throw together some of our personal favorites along with a few other suggestions from close friends, Bruke at Spread Label, James at Rising Digital, and the rest of the TMN staff.

Enjoy.

AMBIENT/ATMOSPHERIC/EXPERIMENTAL


Sigur Ros
Samskeyti
Sigur Ros
Lúppulagið
Apparat / Goodbye (Instrumental)
J.R Alexander
Im Glad
Ulrich Schnauss
A Long Way To Fall
Olafur Arnalds
Brotsjór
Olafur Arnalds
Lynns Theme
The American Dollar
A Few Words
The American Dollar
Age Of Wonder
General Fuzz
Mellow drama
Amiina
Bourdon
Amiina
Seoul
Aphex Twin
Film
Aphex Twin
Avril 14th
Aphex Twin
Jynweythek Ylow
Air
Alone in Kyoto
Do Make Say Think
Greed Waltz
Do Make Say Think
Chinatown
Hammock
Ten Thousand Years Wont Save Your Life
Hammock
Tape Recorder
Message to Bears
Farewell, Stars
Message to Bears
Wake Me

POST ROCK

Codes in the Clouds
You And I Change Like Seasons
Codes in the Clouds
Look Back, Look Up
Broken Social Scene
Guilty Cubicles
Broken Social Scene
Love And Mathematics
El Ten Eleven
Lullaby
El Ten Eleven
Yellow Bridges (Music Video Edit)
Unwed Sailor
Oaxaca
This Will Destroy You
A Three
This Will Destroy You
The Mighty Rio Grande
Tristeza
Balabaristas
Mogwai
Auto rock
Mogwai
Team Handed
Mogwai
Friend of the Night
Mogwai
Emergency Trap
Balmorhea
Days
Balmorhea
Masollan
Explosions in the Sky
Trembling Hands
Saxon Shore
Amber, Ember, Glow
Saxon Shore
The Revolution Will Be Streaming
Red Sparrowes
Truths Arise
Red Sparrowes
Giving Birth To Imagined Saviors
Russian Circles
Atackla
Russian Circles
Philos

DANCY/GROOVY/POP


Four Tet
Lion
Four Tet
Moma
Holy Fuck
Red Lights
Holy Fuck
Latin America
royksopp
eple (album version with intro)
Little People
Eminence Grise
Little People
Moon
Little People
Aldgate Patterns
Hauschka
Radar
Tycho
Hours
Tycho
Coastal Brake
Tycho
The Daydream
Ratatat
Loud Pipes
Ratatat
Neckbrace
Ratatat
Wildcat
RJD2
Ghostwriter
Bonobo
Kiara
Emancipator
Black lLake
Emancipator
Nevergreen
Drums and Tuba
The Mummy
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Wanderhouse – Sugar


The delicacies of music are always more exposed the more you listen to it. And with each playback, the brilliance in the execution of every detailed sound from Wanderhouse, a new project from Marie Moreshead + Doctor Rosen Rosen, becomes all the more apparent. The formation of a more perfect union was first exemplified in their single “Use Me Up” released last year, which can only really be described as The Glitch Mob on Valium. The sensual vocals from Marie Moreshead that lend themselves to be elongated by the subtle trip/hop production of Doctor Rosen Rosen, make it a perfect musical cocktail to consume late into the evening.

This week Wanderhouse released ‘Sugar’, following the similar blueprint of its predecessors. The soft and warming instrumentals are yet again elevated by powerful and surreal vocals. Another profoundly harmonic release from the duo.

Sugar
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