Flux Pavilion – Red Rocks – Sept 12th [TICKET + MEET & GREET GIVEAWAY]

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Flux Pavilion
Freeway (Flux Pavilion And Kill The Noise Remix)

You know what’s better than seeing a show at Red Rocks? Well, we can name a couple of things, but we’re going to keep this SFW. UK-based dubstep legend Flux Pavilion will be taking his pulsing bass and radiating synths to that gorgeous, natural amphitheater for a night of head-banging glory. Along with him, you’ll be able to catch acts like Juicy J, Paper Diamond, Ookay, and Fox Stevenson plus special guests.

As we always do, we’re hooking up tickets to the most sought-after events. However, this time around, we’re not only giving up two tickets to the show, but we’re also providing you with a chance to hang out with Flux before his show. Just imagine how many likes that selfie will get.

Entering the contest is a cake walk. Simply follow these steps below and CHECK YOUR EMAIL. We will draw a winner on Wednesday, September 10th at 1:00 PM Mountain Time. If you don’ respond in two hours, we’ll go to the next person. You snooze, you lose.

There are a few rules, of course:
- You must be 18 or over to enter.
- You are responsible for transportation.
- You must bring a valid form of ID to pick up your tickets at the will call booth
- You must sing “I’m a Little Teapot” in a Ron Burgandy-esque voice while waiting in line.
- We were kidding on that last one. However, if you do accomplish that, you will forever live in TMN contest infamy.



Good luck, ninjas!

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[Future R&B] DiRTY RADiO – Relentless (prod. by Pomo)

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Relentless (Beat by: Pomo)
Vancouver trio DiRTY RADiO, using the sultry instrumentation of beatsmith and fellow city dweller Pomo from his tune “Only You”, just painted a perma-sexy smile on our face this Friday with their newest tune “Relentless”. The first in what will be a series of mixtape style vocal remixes, “Relentless” plays like a two-step slice of steamy future R&B fused with the clicky and sophisticated stylings of Pomo. Heading into our favorite three days of the week, and on a gray and blustery day for this writer in Denver, this one had us feeling all kinds of warm and fuzzy which was just… aces. These smooth Canucks are giving this one away for free so snag a copy here in exchange for a Facebook “like”, settle into something warm and kick back to “Relentless” to get the ball rolling on your weekend.
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[Hip Hop] Travi$ Scott – Drive (The 1975 Remix)

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Travi$ Scott
Drive (The 1975 Remix)

If there’s one thing we’ve come to expect from The 1975, it’s to never expect anything. Taking the world by storms in a year’s time, this Manchester based four-piece went from subtly self-releasing songs to playing nearly every major festival. Let’s put it this way, when we first saw them in Denver, they played at the Marquis, a venue that holds 157 people. The next time we caught them, they were on the second largest stage at Coachella. Next on our list is seeing them at the Filmore, which holds 4,500.

Despite being an indie rock band heavily rooted in classic instrumentation, the band also flirts with electronica often. “M.O.N.E.Y,” from their debut album, sports crackling atmospheric hiss layered over choppy samples and glitchy synths. Their remix of McMorrow’s “Cavalier” displays some of the same respect for the electronic, developing a luscious soundscape behind McMorrow’s breathtaking vocals.

In their second collaboration with Travi$ Scott, (the first being “Don’t Play”), we’re offered up a unique blend of sultry bass and indie rock, topped off with verses from the original and a verse from Matty. It’s encapsulating, careening down your spine with a seductive bassline worthy of each and every bedroom playlist it will eventually find its way into.

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Up Close and Personal with Jez Dior [EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW]

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Jez Dior
Starts Again

Jez Dior captured our attention back in 2012, and we’ve been tracking his career ever since. This often emotional lyricist has an overwhelmingly unique style, fueled by whisky, love, and lorn-laced messages.

Through the years, we’ve had the pleasure of personally connecting with this young man, exchanging emails, IMs, and texts, keeping up with what’s going on with each other. On the heels of his upcoming single, “Clean Me Up,” we noticed a distinct shift in his songwriting. With previous releases titled, “Who Drank My Whiskey,” and “Old No. 7,” we could only assume that there’s something behind it all.

Having a personal relationship with Jez helped get our foot in the door to talk about what’s going on in his life. Without interview questions, or a pre-planned approach, we talked. In a simple 20-minute conversation, we dug deep, getting an insight into his artistry.

TMN: Let’s talk about the release that just came out today, “Starts Again”

JD: It’s a song that we’ve been sitting on for a little bit of time, and we weren’t quite sure if we were going to put it on the album or not. It’s been a little bit since we last released “Kings,” so I just said “Fuck it, let’s put it out.” I hate making everyone, and I love putting out new material.

It’s a song that’s basically about the ups and downs of relationships, and the constant circle you’re in if it’s an emotional one. I definitely have been. It’s based off of that and everything you go through when you’re in love, or whatever type of relationship you’re in.

TMN: The album that you talked about is “Clean Me Up.” right?

JD: “Clean Me Up” is the first single. We were actually going to name it that, but I have a documentary coming out that’s titled that. So, it’s the first single off the upcoming album, which is untitled for now.

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OSWALD – Sea Full of Sharks (ft. Hannah Georgas) [TMN PREMIERE]

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OSWALD
Sea Full Of Sharks (feat. Hannah Georgas)

As we come out of our luxurious three-day weekend, we’re anxious to start unloading the bevy of delicious tunes that stacked up over the brak. Among a few other premieres we have today, we’re admittedly most excited to bring you this genre-bending tune from 18 year old rapper, OSWALD.

Hailing from San Francisco’s flourishing hip hop scene, this deep-thinking, often-cerebral lyricist is following up on a what seems like a year-long release hiatus, welcoming his fans back to his next level observations. “Sea Full of Sharks” is an interesting blend of musical genres, creating something that will flirt effortlessly with the varying fans from each. Canadian singer/songwriter Hannah Georgas walks the song in to some fluttering chords and driving hip hop percussion, leading us to think that we might be in store for a supercharged synth pop song.

Taking an unexpected turn, OSWALD enters the tune, laying down his views on the milked over state of hip hop. Throughout his verses, which stylistically remind us of Das Racist at times, Georgas pops in and out with her delicate indie style vocals for the chorus. It’s not only a unique approach, but it’s one that we can’t stop listening to.

Look for “Sea Full of Sharks” on OSWALD’s debut EP, Ride, due out October 14th.

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Keys N Krates on their new EP, their influences, and Ligers [TMN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW]

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Keys N Krates
Are We Faded

TMN: Hey Guys! Thank you for taking some time to sit down with us today. First off, let’s talk about the EP, which is due out September 23rd. What can people come to expect from Every Nite?

Matisse: Weird rap beats that are emotional but still warrant a dance party. Pitched up vocals, morphed samples, synths, bangin rap drums.

TMN: Following up on that, is this EP more of a concept piece, or a collection of songs? Do you envision people listening from song one to the finish, or shuffling it up a bit?

Flo: Yes definitely! We set out to make a sort of mini-album that has some interludes and is a good listen all the way through as opposed to just some cool tracks thrown together. The whole thing is meant to capture the vibe of the night. With regards to how ppl listen to it, we know that’s sort of out of our control, but we hope ppl take it in as the entire ep.

TMN: You just released the first single, “Are We Faded,” which is an absolutely monstrous tune, which focuses highly on a beautiful combination of melodic synths, future bass, and expert vocal sampling. Where did the inspiration come from on this particular song?

Tune: We wanted to make something bangin and beautiful sounding at the same time. We also wanted it to sound optimistic and summer-ish, as the rest of the ep is quite a bit darker. We definitely took some influence from guys like Nadus, Cashmere Cat, Lido, Waveracer and Minnesota on this one cause those guys are all so great with pad synths and emotional chords.

TMN: You guys flexed your musical muscle with a diverse blend of styles in this EP. How did that come to be? Did you intentionally set out to cover different styles music, or did it just flow naturally in the production?
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[Festival Review + Playlist] Take Us Back: Outside Lands 2014 Highlights through Photos & Songs

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During the Gold Rush, the area where Golden Gate Park currently resides was referred to as the “Outside Lands,” a sprawling seemingly uninhabitable expanse, before being adopted by the city of San Francisco and developed into what is now the gorgeous western portion of the city. Today, Outside Lands carries a whole new meaning as the the premiere music festival of the Bay Area located in the heart of the park. Every event has a unique charm and, for OSL, the magic of San Francisco’s physical and cultural beauty is truly at its core. With breathtaking scenery, quality food/wine and the lingering remnants of the hippie movement, Outside Lands 2014 served as yet another reminder of why the area has become, and has for so long been, such a desirable destination even with its famously cold summer weather.

Just over two weeks have passed since we took our final steps out of what was the most popular OSL in the event’s history. In the days following a festival, the mundanity of everyday life can become particularly evident. Luckily, with concerts, there’s always an artist’s music to revive the excitement of your most memorable, albeit sometimes least remembered, moments. This year’s Outside Lands lineup featured an incredible diversity in artistic styles making for a broad range of experiences to look back on. Join us as we take revisit a dozen of our top highlights from the weekend through photos and songs. Continue reading

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