TMN Chats with Resident Artist ARTY [EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW]

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A few months ago we had the pleasure interviewing Insomniac Record’s very first signee when he came to play at Beta Nightclub. After previously seeing this young Russian artist play at Red Rocks and at Ultra Music Festival, we were eager to fire off a few choice questions before his set.

Check out what ARTY had to say about the scene in Russia, what signing with Insomniac meant to him, and home-cooked meals from his mom.

TMN: Hey Arty, thank you so much for taking some time to sit down with us today. First up let’s talk about your latest release, “Up All Night”. Talk to us about the process heading into this track, working with vocalist Angel Taylor.

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UP ALL NIGHT ft. Angel Taylor (teaser)

ARTY: I was sitting in the studio with two songwriters (Toby Gad and Angel Taylor) and I had this idea for the track. It basically was some harmony and stuff. We did the vocals in one day and when I got back to my place, I just finished the track. It was completely different than what we were expecting. It was nice and trancy at first, and in the end it turned into something completely unique. I’m really excited about it.

TMN: This is also your first release on the newly launched Insomniac Records, which you’re also the first artist signed to that label. What does it mean to be on a label that’s backed by one of the biggest names in EDM?

ARTY: Well, Insomniac Events as a team is not the actual team behind the label. It’s a venture of Interscope. So, a lot of people are from Interscope. You get both from best worlds: people from Interscope, which is the most successful label in the entire world, and people from Insomniac events, which is one of the most succesful festival promoters.

Pasquale (Rotella) is like a superhero. He’s like a rock star. He’s super passionate, and it’s not a decision of signing the biggest names. I’ve had a lot of meetings with this guy and I’m confident he’ll be a big part of working on the album and what comes next.

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Benny Benassi – Let This Last Forever ft Gary Go (Sunstars Remix) [TMN PREMIERE]

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Benny Benassi
"Let This Last Forever" ft Gary Go (Sunstars Remix)

You’re probably at the end of a long, exhausting week, and the first thing you said this morning was “ho bisogno un caffe.” Well, skip the espresso machine and get ready for a full dose of electro house induced energy, courtesy of Parma-born Andrea, Luigi, and Alberto, the three members of Sunstars.

As if I didn’t have enough reasons for loving Parma, what with the prosciutto, and all, I now have three more with this up-and-coming DJ/Producer trio. With only one official release out to date, we were admittedly excited to bring you a relatively unknown act, and what better way to do so than with a remix of another fellow countryman, the legendary Mr. Benny Benassi.

Dropping on today via Ultra Records, “Let This Last Forever” boasts Benassi’s beloved signature sound. Coupled with Gary Go’s inspiring, summertime lyrics, some acoustic strumming and a soaring melody, this is sure to please dance fans across the globe.

With such infectious lyrics, it’s only natural to expect a remix package to follow, and we’re lucky enough to bring you one of those tracks here. Sunstars takes this tune out of the festival fields and drops it straight into the club with a supercharged electro house drop. The energy is undeniable, inciting whoever’s listening to stop what they’re doing and “danza!”

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[House] Tiesto – Ten Seconds Before Sunrise (Matt Dash & Mike Bugout Bootleg)

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Tiësto
Ten Seconds Before Sunrise (Matt Dash & Mike Bugout Bootleg)

You know it’s Summer when the livin’ is easy and the quality of music exceeds all other expectations. Matt Dash and Mike Bugout just blew our minds with one of the most incredible bootlegs of a Tiesto classic, “Ten Seconds Before Sunrise”. The duo combined forces and took this pivotal song in dance music and turned it into a mainstage anthem designed perfectly for every festival around the world.

With a trance-like intro and emotive build-up, one would think that these two would maintain that particular vibe, however, that is the exact opposite of what they did with this bootleg. As soon as you reach the breakdown your mind is completely blown and your feet automatically do what they were made to do (obviously dance). The old-school house style bassline combined with the futuristic and earthy synths make us feel as if we are in that delirious state of mind just ten seconds before sunrise. This is such a fantastic rendition of a Throwback Thursday classic that we just can’t even right now. We’re pretty much sitting here wondering why Tiesto didn’t play this during his set at EDC?! The world would benefit from hearing this, so please, for humanity’s sake – DOWNLOAD THIS RIGHT NOW.

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[Deep-House] James Curd & Luke Million – Say The Words To You (option4 Remix)

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Say The Words To You (option4 Remix)

One of our most treasured finds, burgeoning dance producer option4 returns to grace the hallowed pages of TMN with perhaps his most groove-laden, intoxicating remix to date; which behind his viral dance modifications of Great Good Fine OK’s “You’re The One For Me”, Elizabeth Rose’s “The Good Life” and most recently, Donnel Jones’ “U Know What’s Up” is saying quite a lot. option4 has taken James Curd & Luke Million’s new single “Say The Words To You” to a textured soundscape only the Denver based, genre bending producer could. Kicking off behind a snappy four-four clap as opposed to the standard issue kick-drum, we were only moments into this revision before being aurally hooked to a light but soul consuming synth line that works as an addictive focal point for most of the track. Rather than utilizing an often times formulaic house route of the classic: intro/groove/break/groove/outro structuring in his compositions, option4′s remix plays like a story of sorts, dipping into chunky low ends, uplifting hi-hats, entrancing vocal work and hip-hop hooks all the while masquerading as a straightforward club tune. option4′s remix of “Say The Words To You” comes as a part of a congruently titled EP featuring remixes from Yolanda Be Cool, DCUP & more and seeing as we’re nothing short of an Old Faithful geyser’s worth of musical compliments, we implore you to give this one just six minutes of your day. If you’re really crunching to this one, snag the high quality copy on Beatport as well.

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[MP3 Playlist] The Chill Dojo #92

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Well ninjas, hopefully all of you survived your 4th of July holiday weekend. We know it can get a little rough after 3 days of raging hard, so it’s understandable if you don’t want to look at another American flag for the next couple of weeks. Luckily for you, we put together the perfect recovery Chill Dojo to sooth your mind – and your liver for that matter. TMN always knows how to give you exactly what your soul needs every Tuesday morning and afternoon because we like to give all of you a small break from the festival life and bring you back to reality. We’ve got a heaping dose of some intense feels for you this week so prepare to fight that dire urge to soulfully move your body and cry the rest of the day. So press that play button and let these delectable sound frequencies give you some peace of mind.

Until next week, yo!

Lemaitre
High Tide (Oliver Nelson & Tobtok Remix)
Foster the People
Best Friend (Jai Wolf X AObeats Remix)
Sam Smith
Stay With Me (EigenARTig Remix)
CRYSTAL FOX & DOLPHIN TEARS
ATLANTIS
bonobo
Duals
Psymbionic
One Thing ft. Cristina Soto
Görkem Han Jr.
Ocean
Wayward
Belize
waiting so long
Pascäal
Drowning In You (Mincha Edit)
Sailor & I
Turn Around (Âme Remix)
Free n Losh
Lost Ft. Cat Lewis
Alicks
Beneath The Surface
misxgi
OCEAN
xxyxx
Zygote
Diversa
i love you for existing
The Weeknd
The Knowing (Aeron Beems Ethnic Vaportrap Bootleg Remix)
Cazzette
Sleepless ft. The High (Prinston Acoustic Edit)
Sam Sm1th
Stay W1th Me (JayKode Remix)
Lana Del Rey
Fucked My Way Up To The Top (Yamill Remix)
Bondax
All I See
StéLouse & Rusty Hook
Space Bar
Brew Brewses
Cracked Stones
Braedon Bailey
Breathe Easy
Sun Ritual
Esta.
Lexo
#33. Haan 808
Black On Green (Free Honey)
Petit Biscuit
Collapse
14AM
Take A Note

 

 

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[Acoustic] Cazzette – Sleepless ft. The High (Prinston Acoustic Edit)

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CAZZETTE
Sleepless ft. The High (Prinston Acoustic Edit)

Last month, Cazzette released a stunning original track, “Sleepless ft. The High”, and took over the internet entirely. Since then, artists from all over the spectrum have put their unique spin on this track and have showed us a high level of differentiation within the realm of dance music.

After hearing such eclecticism in these productions, we have been searching for that one remix of “Sleepless” to give us an entirely different feel; something that would make us stop dead in our tracks and re-think everything we know about the purpose of music and its value. Well ninjas, today we have found that special something for all of you and we think it’s pretty damn neat.

While casually perusing the lovely world of Soundcloud, we stumbled across one of the most infectious  acoustic renditions of “Sleepless” to date. There is something truly magical when people take a dance track and bring us all on a more intimate level with merely just the strum of a guitar – and that is exactly what Prinston did. Honing down on the natural elements found in the original chord progressions, Prinston decided to place much emphasis on the vocal and lyrical value  in this track and has given us all something to truly appreciate on a much more emotive scale.

It is always refreshing to hear something new in dance music and we feel that Prinston has earned our respect with this unforgettable rendition of “Sleepless”. Make sure to check out the other songs in the Cazzette remix pack and see what other artists are turning this timeless song into.

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[House] Ace Of Base – All She Wants (SNBRN X Klatch Remix) [TMN Premiere]

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All She Wants (SNBRN X KLATCH Remix)

If there’s a better way to kick off a Monday than with a garagey, house remix of one of our favorite 90′s pop anthems, then well, we don’t even want to know about it. L.A. underground dance maestro SNBRN, whom we had the pleasure of premiering through his viral Morgan Page, “In The Air” remix, returns to TMN with another first play; this time brandishing a collaborative revision of Ace Of Base’s classic hit “All She Wants.” SNBRN who partners with Klatch this time around, weaves a deep and summery chord progression around a sultry classic house bassline and New York Garage shuffling hi-hats, resulting in an utterly unique and irresistibly dancey remix. About their musical fraternization, the young beat slanger said: “Came together with my close friend Klatch to remix a childhood favorite of ours “All She Wants.” We wanted to breathe new life into this classic but still keep the soul of the original. Enjoy our deep and sexy remix and stay burnt.”  With SNBRN & Klatch’s remix being offered as a free download again, we think there will be no problem staying burnt in the slightest. Try keeping this one out of your head today.

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