Wuki – Make It Clap (Dusty Bits Remix) [TMN Premiere]

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Make It Clap (Dusty Bits Remix)

Breakbeat is making waves and one of the talented leaders of the charge is Dusty Bits. The duo is extremely gifted and aren’t afraid to actually push boundaries. Lots of acts love to talk the talk, but these guys walk the walk. Today we have the huge honor of premiering one of their best tracks yet, a remix of “Make It Clap” by Wuki.

We’re absolutely in love with this one. It’s fun, full of bass, and its groovy as hell. When you think electro/breakbeat, you don’t generally associate it with booty shaking, but Dusty Bits manage to put together a song that will have butts from both genders twerking like there’s no tomorrow. There are plenty of acts to keep your eye on in 2017, but you’ll have to keep Dusty Bits near the top of your list. Enjoy the first listen of their new remix here and if you’d like, subsequent listens can be through your own digital library, as this one has been released as a free download!

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[House Mix] The Aston Shuffle – Only 100’s

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Only 100s
2016

2016 has been quite the year for music. We’ve seen a lot of new producers capture our ears as well as continuous bangers from well known artists. So much music has surfaced that it’s almost hard to keep up with, but, The Aston Shuffle, residents of The Magician’s label, Potion, has made finding some of the best music of 2016 a little easier.

While hosting the #1 weekend show on Australia’s ubiquitous Triple J channel, The Aston Shuffle has launched their own mix series called ‘Only 100s’ to showcase their top picks each month from on-air, in clubs, and the road and they’ve hit the nail on the head. The mix features music from Weiss to Karma Kid and even the Magician himself and includes something for everyone’s tastes.

“It dawned on us recently just how much music we filter through every week for radio or our sets…it’s insane. Over time as a DJ you develop your own habits to streamline your workflow, and awhile ago we started our own shared Dropbox folder titled ‘100s’ to shortlist our best of the best, our go-to weapons to prep for our live sets. That’s when it hit us – we need to be sharing this list with the world! ‘Only 100s’ was born.” – The Aston Shuffle

The Mix is available for free download here.

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[Get Crunk] Friday Party Playlist (Vol 225)

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As we move closer to the end of the year, artists are trying to get one more track out. This rush to wrap up brings out a ton of great records and because it is Christmas time, a lot of those releases are free. Good thing is we have collected some of our favorites for you from this past week. There were so many that we had to include an extra one, so instead of the usual twelve, you’re getting thirteen this week. Party on with works from Sean Turk, SKULS, Venessa Michaels, Reid Speed, Juicy M and many more. Stream them all, download the ones you dig, and enjoy the weekend. Most importantly, #danceirresponsibly.

’Phil Good – Sleeping In (Sean Turk Remix)’
’Gud – U Want Me (SKULS RIP)’
’Toot It And Boot It (VenessaMichaels Remix)’
’Steve James – Renaissance Ft. Clairity (Villms Remix)’
’Kayzo – Born Again (Callie Reiff Remix)’
’The News (Reid Speed Remix)’
’Gramatik – Satoshi Nakamoto (Psymbionic Remix) ft. Adrian Lau & ProbCause’
’Frida Harnesk – Toca’s Miracle (Kastra Remix)’
’Revolt – You Want Me’
’Juicy M – Maracana’
’Tucker Kreway – 12 Hunna Gigabyte’
’Holly ✖ Smookie Illson – Bad Beez’
’Head (Drug Money Remix)’
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End The Year By Catching Up With Amsterdam’s Shermanolgy [TMN Interview]

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Silly Games

Sometimes working as a duo isn’t easy, especially over an extended period of time; and especially when the other person in the group is also a family member. That hasn’t been the case for Shermanology, a duo from Amsterdam that has been kicking out original house beats for several years, including before the EDM craze began.

2016 has been a good year for the duo. It’s another step in their illustrious career that continues to get brighter each passing day. One of these recently passed days, Shermanology dropped their latest single, “Silly Games,” that you can listen to above, if you haven’t clicked play already. Aside from streaming their single, you can catch up with the duo, who we met up with for a little chat on what they thought of this year, how their career has stayed strong, as well as what is coming. If you don’t already know Andy & Dorothy Sherman from their previous work, you’re in for a real treat. They’ve got plenty of more goodies coming in 2017.

TMN: How has 2016 treated camp Shermanology?

Andy: 2016 was a pretty liberating year for us. We put the focus back on our music and finding what WE wanted to represent, we found a new manager and really focused on creating a long term vision for Shermanology as a musical brand. It sounds short and simple in writing but in practice that is a hell of a lot of work, not to mention hours and hours in the studio. That said, it’s been one of the most rewarding for us on a creative level. We are currently in Stockholm making music and life feels good!

TMN: Tell us about how your new single ‘Silly Games’ came into existence?

Dorothy: We went over to London earlier in the year to lap up some new influences. Back in the day Andy was a vocalist for Artful Dodger, so he got to experience the UK in a golden time for garage and R&B. That whole era of music was such a huge inspiration to us both, so the London trip was about hitting up those influences and finding a new energy for them. We hit the studio with MNEK and the creative sparks were off the hook. We wrote three songs in a day, one of which was the basis for ‘Silly Game.’

Andy: We got it back to Amsterdam and started playing with it. What we liked was the idea of fusing piano house and garage influences with Dorothy’s soulful voice and alongside the very talented Dennis Quinn (Simma Black) we really found that balance. I think the final version came out perfectly in respect of what we set out to make.

TMN: As an act Shermanology has survived so many different peaks and troughs in electronic music. Has that been a relatively tiring experience for you guys?

Dorothy: Not really, I think it’s made us who we are today. So much of this year was spent working out what mattered to us and we pretty quickly learned that genres were not high on the agenda. We want to stand for something with a shelf life – records that mean something and bring out genuine feelings and emotions in people. When you put the focus on that the genre is really irrelevant, for us Shermanology is about electronic pop music with soul, heart and stamina. If 2017 plays out as we are planning it to then I think fans new and old are going to really see what we are all about.

Andy: The fact is that right now acts new and old are facing the same challenges. The way we listen to music is changing so fast and people like to find the next big buzz and replicate it. Replication can get you some short term gains and those big numbers, but the big question is will that stuff matter in 10-15 years’ time. We aren’t here to tell anyone how to structure their career, everyone is on their own journey, but I think we are more confident in what we want to stand for now than ever before.

TMN: You’re ending 2016 with a bang, but what’s the plan for the New Year?

Andy: If 2016 was about focussing on music, 2017 is about getting that music in front of people and continuing the exciting journey we started back in 2015. We have some sick collaborations on the way alongside Rene Amesz, Ferreck Dawn and a few others. On top of this we have a handful of records that we are super proud of. They are new and fresh for us, but they still represent Shermanology in a way that I think people who have been into us since day one are going to dig. There is one more record on the way that we co-wrote alongside MNEK that takes things into a more garage-inspired focus and we cannot wait to spill more info on that one. On top of this, we hope that 2017 will be the year we show the world our new live act. We are working tirelessly behind the scenes to make this an amazing musical experience and I think it is going to be a huge career highlight for us.

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[Secret Ninja Pass] This Week at Beta – 12/8 – 12/12

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With old man winter bearing down on the Mile High City, we have one thing and one thing alone on our mind. It’s time to head down to 19th and Blake and get toasty in the best way possible – by dancing to some top notch beats. Per usual, we’re making it incredibly easy for you to get off your couch and head down. Why’s that? Because we’re hooking you up with free entry.

Here’s how:
– Head to the front door and enter the club before 11pm on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Get there before 9:00 on Sunday
– Show this post to the cashier (Valid for 21+ only).
– The deal is valid for THURSDAY, FRIDAY, SATURDAY, SUNDAY this week.

Solumun - 12/8
’Solomun Boiler Room Tulum DJ Set’
Trampa / Pogman - 12/9
’Trampa – Rise Up’
Crystal Method - 12/10
’The Crystal Method – Vegas (Full Album Mix)’
Route 94 - 12/11
’Route94 – Forget the Girl’
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[Indie-Dance] Smith & Thell – ROW (Castell Remix)

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ROW (Castell Remix)

Smith & Thell is the creative folk-pop act hailed as the most exciting artist to emerge from Sweden’s developed pop music scene. The duo’s most recent single “ROW” resounds with a combination of the epic cadence natural to Scandanavian music and a pure pop melody that almost smacks of country pop from the United States. These familiar motifs make “ROW” perfect material for a fun dance remix by Castell, a DJ and adept remix artist from Stockholm.

Castell maintains the song’s original pace while beefing up the percussion to a level appropriate for the dance floor. The instrumental hook explodes into the mix as a twisting, high-pitched lead reminiscent of the tropical vibe from early Kygo material. All told, one Stockholm producer puts a delicious dance twist on an excellent pop hit from another Stockholm group, Smith & Thell. As pop music continues to borrow more material from the EDM realm, it’s great to hear a distinct dance remix on a fresh pop tune. When it call comes from the same city, that’s something to keep your eye (or ear) on.

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[Get Crunk] Friday Party Playlist (Vol 224)

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Today is the first Friday of Decemeber, so we’re kicking in the last month of 2016 with some super solid records from some of our favorite up and coming producers. The list runs on, but some of who you may find include KRNE, Rad Cat, Dusty Bits and Twine. As usual, we collected a dozen of our favorite free downloads from over the past week and put them all together for you right here in the Friday Party Playlist. Take us with you to your function tonight, blast the tunes and have yourself a ball. If you need more music, there are 223 other editions of this playlist you can rummage through! No matter what you decide to do, when you turn on these records, make sure to do us a favor and #danceirresponsibly.

’KRNE x SAINTS – Numb’
’FRND – Friend (Steve James Remix)’
’tarro x plvtinum – champagne & sunshine (rad cat remix)’
’Intermodal – Cut Loose’
’Dusty Bits – Out Of Love’
’Matroda – Silhouettes (Original Mix)’
’NeoTune! X TobiMorrow – Free WiFi’
’Black Beatles – Bombs Away & Komes Psy ish Remix’
’THE WOLVES (ChooKy Remix)’
’Shivaji – Make Moves’
’Atrophia – Within A Dream’
’Twine – ROADHOG’
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