[New] Arcade Fire – Afterlife (Flume Remix)

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Arcade Fire
Afterlife (Flume Remix)

It’s been a crazy ride for Australia’s wunderkind Flume, and by now, you should be familiar with the man and his music. The young producer has been coasting through the festival circuit with sets at Palm Springs’ Splash House and San Francisco’s Outside Lands this past weekend. Today, Flume, who is also one half of What So Not, has dropped a new remix, and it’s a stunner.

Arcade Fire track “Afterlife” gets the Flume fix, resulting in a rework with a hazy tinge to it. Flume’s “Afterlife” remix is considerably more mellow than his previous work, but he manages to orchestrate the track in a way where the beat’s sublime sound is the focal point, but does not compromise or upstage the original’s vocals.

Buzzing opinions appear to be less than favorable for Flume’s latest piece, but it’s undeniable that the man is talented. We’re interpreting the direction of this remix as an indication that the his sound is constantly fluctuating and evolving, but only time will tell us what he’s got up his sleeve.

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[Get Crunk] Friday Party Playlist (Vol. 116)

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Afternoon ninjas, ninjette Brooke here reporting for FPP duty. This week I decided to be extra generous by loading all of you up with a shit ton of free music to help get you from Point A to Lost in the next 2 hours. Since last week was a little on the stale side, this week will make you question the Urban Dictionary definition of “Party”. Loaded with a range of genres from trap (twerk, twerk, twerk) dubstep (Blink-182 wub wub), electro house, glitch hop, deep house, etc., this weeks FPP is bound to turn you from that wallflower in the corner to Beyonce in the club.

As you prepare for another weekend of shenanigans, make sure you download this weeks FPP so you can turn up on the go. So what are you waiting for? Drink up the Fireball, crank up the volume, and dance yo booties off because it’s officially the weekend and you need to get crunk.

Until next week. #danceirresponsibly

Iggy Azalea Ft. Rita Ora
Black Widow (Prismo Remix)
LeKtriQue & Seek N Destroy
Atomic (Aero Chord Remix)
Steve Aoki
Rage the Night Away featuring Waka Flocka Flame (ENFERNO Remix)
BANG BANG (CAKED UP & MEAUX GREEN REMIX)
Smookie Illson & Zooly ft. Ragga Twins
Ready
Carnage ft. Migos
Bricks (Victor Niglio Twerk VIP)
Ash Riser
When Its Over (SAYMYNAME Remix)
UFO!
The Dream
LAXX
Head Blender
Deorro vs MAKJ
READY! (Original Mix)
Migos & Rich The Kid
Jumpin Like Jordan (KickRaux, Riot Ten & Jack Bass Remix)
Tropkillaz & Buku
Follow the Beat
DJ SnelleJelle
Back to Life
BARE
Bounce
Steve Aoki
Rage the Night Away feat. Waka Flocka Flame (Flosstradamus Remix)
DeafMind
303
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Im Good
Kstylis
Trampoline Booty (Aylen Remix)
Jauz
Feel The Volume (Original Mix)
FMM: Yogi ft. Pusha T
Burial (RIDDIM COMMISSION REMIX)
SPACE LACES
Dungeons and Dragons
Nash One & Mike Cervello
Murda (Cesqeaux Remix)
Blink 182
Whats My Age Again (DotEXE Remix)
LNY TNZ/Dany BPM
Rompelo (Luminox Rework)
Chant (Choppa Dunks Retwerk)
808 CONGLOMERATE
Clonez
THEREALBOSS
CLVSH
Devastator
Jurassic Trap (Original Mix)
Louder (DeafMind Remix)
Cooler Than Latch (Disclosure ft. Sam Smith // Mike Posner)
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[Festival Review] TMN Dives Into Denver’s Underground Music Showcase

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The UMS Main Stage (Photo Credit: Robert Castro Ultra5280)

If you’re wondering whether or not Colorado’s music scene is embodied solely by bass-heavy barons devastating Red Rocks on a regular basis, or the constant national and international accolades given to Beta Nightclub year after year, you can stop that right now. While much of the Mile High City’s music scene’s notoriety falls into those two aforementioned venues, The UMS flexed it’s mighty indie muscle two weekends ago, showing the city, the state, the nation, and the world that a handful of tiny venues deserves just as much attention.

Taking over one of Denver’s most prized neighborhoods, The UMS flooded the numerous dive bars, galleries, and restaurants that adorn the colorful South Broadway stretch. In a meticulous blend of some well known acts coupled with hyper-indie (so indie, even the hippest of your friends haven’t heard about them yet) there was more than enough to appease the auditory appetite of the thousands of festival goers that flooded the streets.

Knowing that there was too much music for one ninja to cover, we had to break up The UMS between two from our clan. Check out what Matty and Clayton experienced during their first full experience of this must-attend event.

Day 1, Thursday:

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CRL CRRL. (Photo Credit: Robert Castro Ultra5280)

While we couldn’t yet make it out in full force to the first night of Denver’s incredible Underground Music Showcase, we did manage to make it to one of our favorite electronic artist’s sets, with CRL CRRLL (pronounced Carl Carrell) at Blue Ice. An abbreviated set to say the least, CRL CRRLL managed to warp our minds through different texturized soundscapes played off of his bevy of machines, MIDI controllers and gadgets on stage through the 40 minute performance. This was the second time we’ve had the pleasure of witnessing him live, as he played our TMN presented show in Denver with Young & Sick (which if you haven’t heard his remix of their tune “Glass”, check it out below) and it seems in the short span of time, CRLCRRLL’s reached a more fluid, comfortable and mature stage presence.

Young & Sick Glass Remix By CRL CRRLL

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[Chill/Future/Trap] The Weeknd – Often (Free n Losh Remix)

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The Weeknd
Often (Free n Losh Remix)

Rolling off of the wave of success experienced on their first original release, “Lost”, Free n Losh have returned to remix “Often” from one of R&B’s most intriguing artists, and a favorite of quite a few Ninjas here; The Weeknd. Perhaps some of the most versatile electronic producers at the moment with credits on Mac Miller tunes, an official Pretty Lights remix and multiple trips to the almighty Hype Machine Top Ten charts through gleaming and cutting edge takes on dance genres; Free n Losh have peeled back yet another layer of their collective production psyche with this latest remix. The Canadian duo blends a distinct steel drum over a luscious two-step melody and  and layer it all seductively amongst a sea of contorted snare kicks and hi-claps for a sound completely their own. With every passing release Free n Losh continually impress the hell out of our ears, and this cut might be one of our favorite from their entire catalogue. Grab the free download here, and slip into something sexy for this one, it might get a little hot.

 

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[Event Review] Chet Faker – 6/3/14 – Bluebird Theater – Denver, CO

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Chet Faker
Talk Is Cheap

On a blustery Wednesday night in Denver, some of our Ninjas were treated to an intimate live set from one of Australia’s most revered electronic exports, Chet Faker, and the sold out crowd in attendance at the Bluebird Theater weren’t slighted in the least. An early set from NYC’s Antonio Cuna, who is much more readily recognized under his alias Sweater Beats, lit the stage wonderfully while tuning the pre-packed venue’s collective cochlear cavities for what was to come. Sweater Beats paced us with a veritable smattering of his own breezy two-step and four-four bass rhythms, leaving the perfect amount of vibe on the floor for the night’s main event while stoking what seemed to be a very well educated crowd of music minds.

When the house lights came down, and a collective pandemonium seemed to consume our congregation’s psyche, we quickly and clearly realized why a majority of the crowd left the comfort of their couches on a Wednesday night. It’s pretty safe to say that since our first collision with Nicholas Murphy back in 2011, along with the 2012 pensive soundscape that was the Thinking Textures EP, and most recently the incredible Chet Faker debut long player Built on Glass;  we’d been patiently waiting for this moment for years. Immediately, an incredibly inviting atmosphere drew most attendees’ attention center stage to Chet Faker, who tonight was playing just a one-man set rather than the live projects we’ve been seeing over the last few years involving guitar, bass and drums. No, tonight it was a stripped down MIDI controller, an intimidating Akai MPC machine which must’ve been loaded with literally thousands of samples, functioning as much of the concert’s center piece and Murphy’s haunting, melancholic yet syrupy sweet vocal chords. Not even an expensive lighting or stage rigging setup, just a simple set, one man, an army of electronics and the house lights. He toyed with his fans right off the bat, seeming to tune and shape beats out of thin air off of his gadgetry strewn table, and before we realized Chet Faker was actually cobbling together whole pieces and drum patterns from his library, “I’m Into You’” had suddenly been fully formulated and we were thrown headfirst into the hour long instrumental assemblage.

Chet Faker rolled through tried and true tunes like Flume collaborations “Drop The Game” and “Left Alone”, Thinking In Textures favorites “Cigarettes and Chocolate” and “Everything I Wanted”, and even his chart defining cover of “No Diggity”, which had the packed house doing their best Blackstreet impersonations when we were tasked with carrying its chorus; before rounding out with a heaping dose of Built On Glass selections. The effort, or lack thereof, with which Chet Faker strung highs and lows together was truly a sight to behold and by the time the encore of “Talk Is Cheap” took us home, it felt as if this quaint sea of people were very figuratively eating out of his palm.

It was another lovely night of live music for us, a truly sonic journey and a perfect way to satisfy our Chet Faker fix… for maybe another year.

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[Review] Monstercat 017 – Ascension

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After successfully topping the album charts on iTunes Dance and solidifying themselves as one of the top independent labels in dance music, Monstercat has proven that they are the next driving force in todays industry. Housing artists such as Krewella, Pegboard Nerds, Haywyre, Vicetone, and more, the label has made it clear that their forward thinking mindset, along with their elite team full of passionate artists, are revolutionizing the music world day by day.

With the forefront of their operations being among some of the most well renowned talent out there, it was only a matter of time until the next wave of Monster-kittens made their rounds to showcase their ground-breaking productions. Well, ninjas, the wait is officially over because Monstercat dropped an intense load of eclectic feels on the world last week with the release of their 17th compilation album, Ascension. Including artists such as Aero Chord, Rootkit, SCNDL, Varien!, and more, this album showcases a wide array of genres that will tickle everyone’s fancy. The ninjas here at TMN have been listening to this compilation album over and over again, to which we find something new and enticing each and every time. Through each song we are able to senselessly move to the beautiful melodies and discover the intrinsic meaning that each artist conveys in their masterpieces. In the end, one will have lost all sense of their existing state of mind and embark on an intense journey into this lucid world full of numbing basslines, spine-tingling melodies, and ear-shattering breakdowns strong enough to melt your face off.

As music continues to evolve and artists begin to experiment with production, Monstercat continues to deliver us that next big sound. Their ability to stay ahead of everyone else is what separates them from the rest of the crowd, and for that, we cannot wait until these kittens bring forth the next round of talent to make us question the word around us. Ascension has given us that conclusive resolve within ourselves and is proof that Monstercat knows the true definition of artistry. Make sure to support these artists and purchase your copy today; we promise you will not regret this decision in any way shape or form.

Grant Bowtie
Reach
Aero Chord
Surface
Pegboard Nerds
Hero (feat. Elizaveta)
Tristam & Braken
Frame of Mind
Au5
Follow You (feat. Danyka Nadeau)
Stonebank
Eagle Eyes (feat. EMEL)
Trivecta
One Night Only (feat. Yohamna Solange)
Rootkit
Too Late (Original Mix)
Noisestorm
Surge (Original Mix)
Direct
Wanna Know You (ft. Holly Drummond)
Tut Tut Child
Power Fracture
Haywyre
The Schism
SCNDL
The Munsta
Favright
Taking Over (feat. Cassandra Kay)
Astronaut
Quantum (Virtual Riot Remix)
Case & Point
All On Me (feat. Gamble & Burke)
Stephen Walking
Excellent Choice
Nitro Fun
Cheat Codes
Eminence
Halo
Soulero
Seconds Away
Rootkit
Do It
DotEXE
Inside Out
Droptek
The Covenant
Fractal
Itvara
Bustre
Dont Forget (feat. LaMeduza)
Feint
Phosphor (feat. Miyoki)
Tut Tut Child
Drink Up
Varien and SirensCeol
Moonlight (feat. Aloma Steele)
Insan3Lik3 & Rob Gasser
Open Hour
Mr FijiWiji
Out on a Limb (feat. Jonny Rose)
Monstercat 017
Abyss Album Mix
Monstercat 017
Zenith Album Mix
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[Glitch Hop] Jontron – Desert Song

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Jontron
Desert Song

After a pilgrimage to the desert for that three day adventure that so many people are talking about, local Denver DJ/Producer Jontron is already back at the keyboard drawing up some tunes based on his inspirations from Coachella.

Utilizing samples from the Temptations, Pink Floyd and Peter Gabriel, Jontron has taken a departure from his club-centric house style to provide his fans with a groovy, poolside pleaser that calls on associations of fellow Coloradan glitch hop producers.

So, pour yourself a nice, tall drink and throw on your boardshorts. It’s summertime, as far as Jontron is concerned.

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