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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! Unfortunately though, this deal is ONLY valid for tonight. If you wanna catch Rusko or Amon Tobin, you’re going to have to cough up the dough.
We Like To Party (Slander & NGHTMRE Festival Trap Edit)
Burnin' Up (Gazzo Remix)
This New Jersey native may have been all the way across the world, throwing down at the Goa Beach Grind in India, but he still made sure that the rest of us had some tasty tunes to boogie to. What a gentleman.
Coming off the “Burnin Up” Remixes EP (11/24 via Casablanca), Gazzo teams up with four other remixers to provide some different looks at the massive hit by Jessie J and 2 Chainz. With lyrics perfect for a club friendly an energetic house remix, he takes this tune from Top 40 to the dancefloor with an invigorating melody and driving bassline, As with any good remix, the tune comes back full circle to the original with a trap-style breakdown on the second drop, featuring 2 Chainz’s verse.
With Friday night peeking it’s head around the corner, we can make an educated guess that you’re about ready to cut loose after a long week. Press play now and get things going in style.
Suga Suga (Jerry Folk Remix)
Following the success of his “I Don’t Wanna Know” remix, Jerry Folk wows everyone once again with yet another instant classic. Putting his own twist to the classic R&B tune “Suga Suga”, the Norwegian producer showcases his talent through a variety of sweet maneuvers. Started off with a housey beat, the tune is quickly led by these catchy synths, followed by a sample from the original’s famous guitar riff that gets looped around. The bass drop of the track consists of an unexpected funky bassline which takes everyone by surprise. Jerry Folk is definitely showing us another side of his element with this one.
The talented musician always manages to pick out the most fitting classic tunes to rework. We are expecting big moves coming from Jerry Folk and we can’t wait to see what other tricks he got up his sleeves.
The Key Ft Kelis (Shiba San Remix)
House music, which far outdates EDM as a genre, has a pretty fascinating history continuing to redefine and segment itself with each new generation of music. Withstanding the test of time effortlessly, House music today maintains relevancy by sticking to its core vision–keeping a dance floor steady grooving all night. Few artists represent that spirit better than Parisian DJ/producer, Shiba San, an emerging force partially responsible for the prevalence of the hip-hop influenced subgenre, G-House. Building each song around an enormous bassline, Shiba truly engineers for the club making his live sets infectiously danceable, often outperforming headliners at major festivals. Casual fans may know him best for his addicting hit single, “Okay,” which found its way into the sets of DJs literally in every corner of the world, but Shiba has also built a dedicated following on his Soundcloud almost purely through the posting of his flawless sets, which include endless unreleased originals and remixes. As of late, though, he’s been unleashing full versions of these potent tracks as he prepare to release an EP next year.
We had a chance to catch up with Lord Shiba, as we like to call him, about his inspirations, favorite places to perform and his future plans with newly joined label Dirtybird Records. Check out the interview below and enjoy some of Shiba’s gems, including his most recent remix above, through out the article. If you have a chance to catch him live (upcoming dates here), we’d highly recommend copping a ticket and bringing all the turn-up available.
I Remember (Shiba San remix)
TMN: First of all, thanks so much for taking to time to answer some questions! How’s the road life treating you?
Shiba San: Tough!!!!! It’s obviously nice to travel all over the world, meet new people and discover new music but I’m not getting a lot of sleep!
TMN: What is your first musical memory?
SS: Classical Piano.
TMN: You started DJing at a pretty young age in Paris. At that time, what kind of music were you spinning and how did coming up in that unique scene shape your sound?
SS: I started with Chicago House, then got into Hip Hop. I was nuts about scratching.
TMN: Artists such as yourself, Amine Edge & Dance are really bringing G-House to the masses. For those not as familiar, how would you describe the sound you guys are developing? And what is your relationship like with the Cuff artists?
SS: Amine Edge & Dance invented G-House. I was interested because the mix of hip hop with Chicago house sounds was getting me back to my roots/first love. I don’t really know the other artists from Cuff, I only released one EP on Cuff. Amine Edge & Dance are great people, they are friends, I love what they do and the way they are.
West Side Connexion (2014 Remake)
TMN: As a fan of both genres, I always love to see the ways hip-hop production styles trickle into electronic music whether it be in dubstep, trap or, in your case, G-House. Who are some hip-hop producers and artists, past and present, that have been particularly influential in your sound?
SS: I’m not sure they influenced me but DJ Premier and Pete Rock are my all time favorites. But I would say that DJ Mustard is the closest to the G-House sound.
TMN: On a similar note, if you had an opportunity to do a full project with a contemporary emcee or hip-hop producer, who would it be?
SS: Drake, Jay Z or Rick Ross.
TMN: I’m sure you get a question about “Okay” in just about every interview, but it really does a great job of capturing your sound with its fat bass line and minimalistic big-house sound. What is your approach when you sit down to create a track?
SS: I don’t have a particular approach. I basically turn on the computer and play what goes through my mind. Sometimes it’s cool, sometimes it’s not. I make it rest for 2 days, if I find it interesting I keep it, if not I throw it away.
TMN: “Okay” dropped as part of the Dirtybird BBQ compilation tape. What’s your relationship like with the Dirtybird team and how did it come about?
After being introduced to the Deep House duo, BiPolar theory (consisting of Whyel and JDefeats), we instantly got hit with the boogie fever to which we experienced some serious third degree burns from their tunes. Since their debut EP release and their sensational remix of Disclosures “Latch”, we have been anxiously awaiting for these two to come back with some heat for us to share with the world. Well ninjas, today is the Monday of all Mondays because we are excited to share with you the latest original from BiPolar Theory that will 100% take you so deep that DJ Hanzel would be put to shame. In fact, we had to give this one a listen a few times because these two definitely took their underground game to an entirely new level of funky.
Filled with sizzling build ups, sharp and choppy synth breakdowns, and heaps of pitched down one liners, BiPolar gives us a delectable taste of some good, traditional sounding House music. “Lemme” is the type of song that will naturally make your body move effortlessly across the dance floor, almost as if the sound gods themselves are guiding you through a rhythmic tunnel of divine frequencies. Talk about an experience if you ask us. “Lemme” is available for free download viz Panda Funk Records so make sure to grab this one while it’s sizzling hot because there’s no way you’ll be able to listen to this one just once.
God's Whisper (La'Reda Remix)
La’Reda, an LA-based duo made up of two established musicians in Brion Charles and Nathan Barbour, came out with a unique edit of Atlanta-based artist Raury‘s “God’s Whisper” yesterday totally spicing things up and adding their own twist. This rework features a subtle deep-house beat and a chilled out vibe that fully consumes your attention. The original voice samples are incorporated cleverly into the mix. The hollow synths used in the breakdown towards the end of the song fit perfectly with Raury’s powerful vocals. It’s complex and deep without being overdone.