[Secret Ninja Pass] This Week at Beta 8/6 – 8/8


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
– Show this post to the cashier (Valid for 21+ only)

See you on the dance floor.

Dannic - 8/6
Hardwell & Dannic feat. Haris
DJ Craze - 8/7
Trap Shit V22 (Craze Remix)
Bad Boy Bill - 8/8
U Dont Stop
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[House] Years & Years – Desire (Gryffin Remix)

Years & Years
Desire (Gryffin Remix)

NYC-based Gryffin has been following quite the trajectory over the past year, dropping chart-smashing, play count-racking, blogosphere-adoring track after track. With remixes of acts like Maroon 5, Tove Lo, and Banks, he’s amassed an eye-opening, collective 50 million plays. Pretty insane, right?

Today’s release brings us a glimpse at his interpretation of Years & Years‘ “Desire,” which will be placed on the oft-discussed We Are Your Friends official soundtrack. With iconic vocals in place, this interpretation is masterfully layered with a driving piano melody, smooth bassline, pronounced kick, and soaring synths. It carries itself into multiple venues, placing perfectly in the club, by the pool, our in front of a massive festival crowds.

For us, this song continues to solidify this youngster’s spot in some of the best up-and-coming talent. We’re sure you’ll agree, and join us in waiting not-so-patiently for his next release.

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[Electronica/Chill] Laura Marling – Divine (Olugbenga Remix)

Laura Marling

While most of us are probably familiar with U.K. alt-pop troupe Metronomy, we’re pretty sure most of our Ninjas out there may not be as familiar with their bass player Olugbenga and his incredibly textured solo electronic project. Just last week Olugbenga dropped a luscious mixtape, Olu’s Omniverse #2, which featured a number of unreleased tunes including a brand new remix of UK folk singer Laura Marling and her single “Divine”. After having to settle on listening to this breezy revision as part of Olugbenga’s aforementioned mixtape, today we had the pleasure of receiving the single in its entirety and couldn’t have asked for a better way to start our Thursday. Certainly the eclectic beatsmith (as so many bass players seem to be), Olugbenga dips “Divine” in multiple pools of influence from world beat to chill-step and dance behind crisply laid toplines, thumping drums which hearken the raw emotion of Chicago footwork and of course Laura Marlings inimitable vocal track. Just go ahead and wrap yourself in this one, you’ll be happy you did.

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[Indie Dance] Maroon 5 – Sugar (PRINSTON Remix)

Maroon 5

Unless an awesome remix comes along, you won’t be hearing Maroon 5 coming out of my stereo. An awesome remix did in fact come along from the Swedish producer PRINSTON who took on the band’s record “Sugar.” He sweetened it up with his individualistic sound that can’t really be put into a box. That’s when you know you have something special on your hands. It’s really unlike most things that come through the dojo, taking from styles all over the board. PRINSTON has an affinity for indie styles, which do shine through in this remix. As a newer artist on the scene, he’s looking to make a splash, and I think this remix is serving up as perfectly executed cannonball. If you want to keep “Sugar” for yourself, all you need to do is click here for the free download.

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TJR – How Ya Feelin (Aylen Trap Edit) [TMN Premiere]

How Ya Feelin (Aylen Trap Edit)

Usually trap edits of singles from headliner acts are watered down, cut time versions of the song. However, with Aylen‘s new edit for TJR‘s “How Ya Feelin” he doesn’t take the easy route. In fact, he doesn’t even keep things in the trap realm entirely. We have the honor of premiering his interpretation of the Spinnin Records original right here, right now.

With what Aylen did, we wouldn’t be surprised if this gets snagged as an official release; it’s just that good. The twists and turns he took from the original to here are stunning, especially with the short-lived breakbeat phrase that is quite a surprise (sorry, spoiler). Then it’s back into the trapstyle where turning up is mandatory. As many of Aylen’s track are, this one is being pushed as a free download, so hop on it if your ears are liking what they hear.

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Netsky – Rio (Subtropics Remix) [TMN Premiere]

Rio (Subtropics Remix)

Netsky‘s “Rio” is one of the funnest drum & bass tracks to listen to as its tropical nature is like a ray of sunshine. Now, we have another version of the song from Subtropics, who was commissioned for an official flip of the early July single. In keeping with the Summer setting, Subtropics delivers a highly appropriate moombah turnaround that keeps a lot of the original feeling, but takes it and makes it a bit more groovy. You just can’t beat groove in the midtempo range, especially when the sound is acoustically driven with life-like percussion and juicy horns. This is one of the most tasteful remixes we’ve heard this year, and one of the best this Summer. Get the good vibrations rolling with the new “Rio” and do your friends a favor by sharing this with them!

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[Chill] Alina Baraz & Galimatias – Pretty Thoughts (FKJ Remix)

Alina Baraz & Galimatias
Pretty Thoughts (FKJ Remix)

As with every great release, Alina Baraz & Galimatias‘s majestic Urban Flora EP has been receiving the official remix treatment from some of the most well-selected producers out–Pomo‘s take on “Fantasy” really struck a chord with the TMN staff and Stwo‘s rendition of “Maybe” was right at the top of our most recent Chill Dojo. Last night, we got another flawless re-work courtesy FKJ of Parisian label Roche Musique.

FKJ, aka French Kiwi Juice, has found a distinct niche in the realm of blissful electronic and his signature style couldn’t fit the airy vocals of Baraz on “Pretty Thoughts” any better. With its playful bounce and FKJ’s distinct warped, groovy guitar, this track oozes sunshine equally equipped to end a long day or start a new one.

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