[Electro/Deep-House/Video] Human Movement – Dancing Room

Human Movement (AUS)
Dancing Room

For over a year, we’ve been touting Australian industrial/tech/deep/electro crossover duo Human Movement as an act to diligently keep your eye on, and for good reason. From their inception, Human Movement have constantly delivered a darkly unique approach to club-music; fusing sonic bits of proper deep-house, techno, industrial and electro with the kind of measured precision of an act we’d have expected to have been around the game for decades. While we haven’t heard much since their remix of Whitney Fierce’s “The Night Air”, the pair have been busily toiling away towards a complete audio/visual concept, and have come storming back to the pages of TMN with both a fresh stomper, “Dancing Room”, and its accompanying visual piece (featured below). “Dancing Room” leans on heavy, metallurgic builds and pristine rolling bass to create a tune that pulls us directly to the dancefloor in the heaviest and most primal of ways, while its video counterpart flawlessly compliments the tune’s dusky ambience. We’re hoping this most recent Human Movement resurgence is permanent, as we’ve never been able to get enough of their heavy, earworming take on dance music.

Enjoy “Dancing Room” as a pure single above, or check it out with its accompanying imagery below; but either way, do yourself a solid and listen regardless.

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[Secret Ninja Pass] This Week at Beta 11/11 – 11/15

Alright, ninjas. We’ve been hooking you up with free entry to Beta over two years now. We know you’ve had 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 on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. Get there before 9PM on Sundays.
– Show this post to the cashier (Valid for 21+ only).
– The deal is valid for Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday night.

See you on the dance floor.

Gesaffelstein - 11/11

’Gesaffelstein – HATE OR GLORY’
Vicetone - 11/12
’Vicetone – Catch Me’
Jack Beats - 11/13
’Jack Beats – Zone ft. Riko Dan’
Jermaine Dupri - 11/14
Pillow Talk - 11/15
’Leonard Cohen – Nevermind (PillowTalk Rerub)’
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[NYC Giveaway/Event Preview Playlist] BangOn!NYC Presents: Warehouse of Horrors 2015

Without a doubt, Halloween has become one of the single biggest days of the year in the U.S. music industry as far as simultaneous mega-events occurring from coast to coast. And as you may have noticed, we’re offering a number of amazing giveaways across a plethora of amazing cities. Of course, it just wouldn’t be right unless we included our friends in the greatest city in the world: New York. Known for their excellent music curation and overall visual and audio experiences (check out the amazing recap video from their last event ‘Elements’),  we’ve teamed up with our friends at BangOn!NYC to offer up a pair of tickets to this year’s ‘Warehouse of Horrors’ in East Williamsburg. This year’s Halloween event is absolutely loaded from top-to-bottom across a number of tasteful dance genres with TMN favorites including last month’s ‘Resident Artist’ Hayden James,  as well as Salva, Louis The Child, The Juan Maclean, Pumpkin, Action 52, FDVM, BOGL, and The Golden Pony. To get our blood pumping a little more, we’ve put together quite the eclectic dance playlist below featuring tunes from this year’s headliners which should have you jacking away the foreseeable week.

But, the fun doesn’t stop there either. We’re offering one lucky reader a pair of tix for the ‘Warehouse of Horrors’ and we’d love for it to be you!Entering our contest is as always, beyond easy. Just “like” The Music Ninja & BangOn!NYC on FB, click on this post header if you’re still on the TMN front page, and comment below with the artist you’re most excited to see. That’s it! And of course for our friends looking to secure their spot, tickets can easily be purchased at the link here as well.  We’ll all be using the Twitter hashtag #WarehouseOfHorrors all weekend so give us all a shout as well!

There are a few rules, of course:
– The event is 21+ Be sure to tell all of your friends to increase chance of winning!
– You are responsible for your own transportation.
– You must bring a valid form of ID to pick up your tickets at the Warehouse of Horrors Ticket Booth.

Good luck ninjas, start commenting below!

’Hayden James – Something About You’
’Hayden James – Permission To Love’
’Duke Dumont – Ocean Drive (Hayden James Remix)’
’Louis The Child – It’s Strange (Ft. K.Flay)’
’SoySauce – Broken Record (Louis The Child Remix)’
’RL Grime – Kingpin Ft. Big Sean (Salva Remix)’
’The Juan Maclean – Get Down (With My Love)’
’The Juan Maclean – Feel Like Movin”
’Wildlight – Twirl Me (Pumpkin Remix)’
’Buddha Bass – Tao (Pumpkin Remix)’
’FDVM feat. Josh Wantie – Brightest Light (Original Mix)’
’Zenbi – Down (Original Mix)’
’Missy Elliot – Lose Control (Action 52 Remix)’
’The Golden Pony – Die Inside Your Dance feat. Savoir Adore’
’The Chainsmokers – Let You Go (The Golden Pony Remix)’
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[Tech-House] Whitney Fierce – The Night Air (Human Movement Remix)

Whitney Fierce
The Night Air (Human Movement Remix)

It’s only Thursday, but with The United States of America’s birthday only a couple days away, gosh darnit if it doesn’t feel like a Friday. And, for our intuitive readers who’ve followed us for over a few weeks, you may have noticed that near the end of the work and school week, we like to inundate our pages with tunes more suited to the club floor. So as the weekend spirit has already affected this writer and a few others here at TMN, we thought we’d get the ball rolling a little early and put on our boogie shoes now. And who better than to help aid these feelings along than one of our absolute favorite Australian exports, Human Movement? Last landing on these pages in May with “Stranger”, the pair of Blake Gilray and Edward Macdonald have been steadily supplying us with some of the grittiest club rompers we’ve had the pleasure of consuming all year. Today, Human Movement’s come through in the remix department with a wobble-infused take on Whitney Fierce’s “The Night Air”, and it was exactly what we needed to kick things off. Their remix, out on Rock It Science Labs, pulls the original into their more aggressive sector of club music with dark, sweeping pads, crunchy snare and a lovely house cadence. Quite simply, we can’t stop bumping this one. Join us and stream Human Movement’s “The Night Air” remix above.

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[Deep-House/Industrial] Golden Features – No One ft. Thelma Plum

Golden Features
No One Ft. Thelma Plum

There’s no secret here at TMN that this writer has been a little more than slightly enamored with Sydney’s notoriously masked dance dignitary Golden Features. Most recently landing on our pages with “Baxter”, Golden Features returns with the Thelma Plum led gritty deep-house cut “No One”. “No One” plays the part of Golden Features’ most accessible crossover single yet, with a lighter piano driven base basked in Plum’s elegantly soft vocals, however that’s not to say the grimy muscle with which we’ve come to crave isn’t there. Golden Features’ instrumentation pumps more than enough Berghain grit, classic Detroit techno spirit, London House sensibilities and Australian refinement to satisfy both those who’ve been fans since a self-titled EP surfaced just over a year ago, to those only now coming into contact with the Australian dynamo. In regards to this latest tune Golden Features remarked:  “After finishing everything else on the EP, I spent a month trying to write something in a radio format and lost my mind trying. I couldn’t bear working like that anymore so I abandoned it and started something new with no particular goal in mind other than having it sound good. The  instrumental to No One is the end result. A few days later somebody sent me Thelma’s soundcloud link and it just made sense…”

“No One” will be available as part of an impending EP, XXIV, due out June 19 with an accompanying headline tour slated to kick off June 27th. Check out Golden Features’ forthcoming tour dates below, and stream “No One” above.


Saturday 27 June – Villa, Perth, WA – SOLD OUT

Friday 3 July – The Tivoli, Brisbane, QLD

Saturday 4 July – Thebarton Theatre, Adelaide, SA

Thursday 9 July – Prince Bandroom, St Kilda, VIC *NEW SHOW*

Friday 10 July – Prince Bandroom, St Kilda, VIC – SOLD OUT

Friday 17 July – Metro Theatre, Sydney, NSW – SOLD OUT

Saturday 18 July – Metro Theatre, Sydney, NSW – SOLD OUT

Sunday 2 August – HARD Summer Music Festival 2015, Pomona, CA, USA

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[Festival Review] Four Days In The Life of a Ninja at Movement Music Festival


All photos copyright and courtesy of Matthew Reyer & Black Tuesday

Detroit’s fabled Movement Electronic Music Festival (formerly DEMF) was a visceral experience to say the least. From the sternum throttling bass kicks of the world’s loudest soundsystems designed exactly for all facets of dance music, the artificial crunch of plastic bottles and beer cans condensing beneath our feet in a warehouse basement at 5:00 a.m., to the general amounts of love from nearly every corner of the industry; we had an engaging and wonderful time. And with new owners Paxahau doing most everything in their ability to ensure a great Memorial Day Weekend, for the most part, the shows went off without a hitch.

Our team arrived late Friday night, and with still at least a couple of hours left in the evening to party before Movement’s official kick off the following afternoon, we headed to Detroit’s gritty warehouse district for an incredibly deep and storied lineup featuring both Moodyman and Theo Parrish taking us all to the Church of House through a vinyl only, eclectic set fusing neo-jazz, classic disco and plenty of contemporary house and techno without well… too much mixing really. It was certainly a throwback night in every sense, even an ode to Paradise Garage maestro Larry Levan style mixing. It was great to get back to our roots, stop being so damn critical, just enjoy a couple of dance music legends and set the stage for our weekend.

Read our entire Movement review after the jump!

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[House/Electro/Industrial] Human Movement – Stranger

Human Movement

No newcomers to these pages, Aussie club shakers Human Movement have been like a breath of fresh air to our dance fed Ninja lungs. And by fresh air, we mean a sweaty, sternum-thumping, greasy-house tipping kind of fresh air. After last appearing with us in February armed with the ragga stricken industrial-dance riddims of “Paradise”, Blake Gilray and Edward Macdonald’s project is back with another genre-blurring dance single: “Stranger”. True to Human Movement’s gritty, but extremely accessible blueprint, “Stranger”, touches on corners of a multitude of genre staples, yet remains completely unique to most everything else circulating the blogosphere dance wise. Human Movement pump a raw, warehouse-y industrial backbone as the most recognizable fuel for “Stranger”, encasing that aesthetic through an underground House structure while furthering a pop sensibility behind a spliced and gorgeous vocal track. It’s wonky, tasteful and dirty all at once, and as always, we hope you’re ready to dance to this one. Stream “Stranger” above, and take this one home in the form of a free download here.

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