After an impressive set at this years Electric Daisy Carnival, Bixel Boys have definitely become the next rising duo to take charge in the dance music world. With support pouring in from all directions, Bixel Boys are finally receiving the recognition and praise they deserve by snagging their first ever headlining slot at the infamous Los Angeles nightclub, Exchange LA, for Insomniac Presents: Inception Saturdays (7/5).
With the launch of their upcoming EP, Empire, the boys felt it would be suitable to throw an epic release party at one of LA’s hottest nightclubs in town. The Bixel Boys alone should already have you standing outside on the streets of Downtown LA, but it doesn’t end there. This weekends line-up is packed with some massive support coming from Brazzabelle, Hotel Garuda, and Tropicool. We can expect just as much heat from the openers as we can from the main headliner, so if you’re in town and don’t want to suffer from the dreadful FOMO syndrome (fear of missing out), then we highly suggest heading down to Exchange this Saturday night to come boogie with Bixel Boys and friends.
If you’ve never experienced a night out at Exchange, then you definitely need to come party with some ninjas and get your groove on in one of LA’s most historical venues. Killer drinks, killer music, and a badass history lesson to top off the night? Sounds like a good time if you ask us! Well, what are you waiting for? Don’t be one to miss out on all the fun and grab some tickets today – we promise this is one party you do not want to miss.
Purchase tickets here: Bixel Boys @ Exchange LA 7/5
Clutch (Original Mix)
Thomas Newson ft. Angelika Vee
Dont Hold Us (Bixel Boys Remix)
Brazzabelle & Shintaro Yasuda
Sharam Ft. Honey Honey
My Way (Hotel Garuda Radio Mix)
Real Slow (Tropicool Remix)
Adele- Rolling In The Deep (Bender Remix)
Do you all remember a time where Adele was the hottest thing to have happened to the world? We definitely remember those lonely Friday nights spent with Ben & Jerry’s ice cream while crying over our ex-boyfriends/girlfriends and then Adele would just show up out of the blue univited. To her defense, she couldn’t stay away or fight it so we’ll give her the benefit of the doubt.
Now that some time has passed between her latest sob story, we have deemed it socially acceptable for her classic tear-jerkers to surface upon the internet once again. What better way to start us off with some throwback feels than with “Rolling In The Deep”? New Jersey based producer (and recent TMN favorite), Bender, felt it was time to stir things up a bit with his newest remix of “Rolling In The Deep” in which he throws us all back into a nostalgic time machine and forces us to re-live our old, crappy relationships. This scenario seems terrible, however, Bender gives us every reason to put a smile on our face and dance our way back into the past. Who doesn’t love a sense of empowerment when facing those rough times?
After falling in love with his last remix of Route 94′s “My Love”, we knew that he would blow us all away with his deep house spin on an Adele song – and he did. The grimey basslines and dubbed down vocals collectively give this song the right amount of darkness, aggression, and sass to get us up and moving out on the dance floor. Make sure to grab your free download and allow yourself to go one deeper with this one – we promise you won’t miss your ex.
KRONO feat. VanJess
Redlight (Pretty Pink Remix)
After her stunning remix of U2′s, “Ordinary Love”, Pretty Pink proved to us all that there are artists in this world who still know how to make awe-inspiring dance music without losing their integrity along the way. We here at TMN fell in love with Pretty Pink a few weeks ago and realized that we like how her music makes us feel and we really don’t see this relationship we have with her ending anytime soon.
Earlier this week, Pretty Pink unleashed one of her most impressive remixes to date. The German goddess took on KRONO’s melodic masterpiece, “Redlight”, which features the soulful and blissful vocals of VanJess. If you’ve heard the original “Redlight”, then you remember the chillness factor that we experienced at the time of its release. Pretty Pink decided to add her deep house touch and brought some heat back into this chilly track. Without straying too far away from the soulfulness of the original, Pretty Pink turned this ambient song into a funky deep house anthem with a bitchin’ bassline that’ll have grandma in a roaring frenzy to break in her new orthopedic dancing shoes.
With that said, we highly recommend that you keep your local fire department on speed dial because this one emits a burst of heat strong enough to set every fire alarm off in town. Well, maybe not that serious, but grandma might get lost in these groovy vibes and have herself a tumble.
My New Friend (Avenue Remix)
One of our favorite synthy pop tunes of 2014, Carousel’s “My New Friend” received a welcome and worthy makeover from 19 year-old Toronto based dance producer Avenue, and we still haven’t managed to shake those clubby rhythms from our consciousness since we gave it a first spin. It’s always inspiring to hear a tune from an act you love undergo a transformation through the lens of another artist’s perspective; especially when the result is as warm and bubbly as this. Avenue shifts cadence from the original towards a more club-friendly stride with a strong focus on an expanse of uplifting airy synths to surely pull a bit of hip-wiggle and an insuppressible grin from its listener. This one’s being gifted as a free download, so nab a copy here, listen above and be on the prowl for more Avenue material in the near future.
#03 Throwing Shapes x The Music Ninja Artist Mix: Sem Thomasson
Oh snap, ninjas. Tuesday just got a whole lot better courtesy of Belgian producer/DJ Sem Thomasson. Coming off the heels of his most recent release, ‘Heart Attack’ ft. Elisabeth Stone on Mutants, Thomasson has dialed up the third guest mix for our tag team podcast adventure with Throwing Shapes. This playlist is chock full of dance floor hits and will most assuredly carry you through your daily deeds.
Press play and get ready to boogie.
Kraak & Smaak feat. Stee DownesHow – We Gonna Stop The Time (New_ID
Eddie Thoneick & Abel Ramos feat. James Walsh – Love Will Never Let You
Down (Original Mix)
Jesse Kiis – The Heist (Original Mix)
Galantis – You(Ivan Gough, Jebu Remix)
Danny Howard, Futuristic Polar Bears – Vargo (Original Mix)
Dirty South & Thomas Gold – Alive (Ravenkis Remix)
Down With Webster – Chills (Manse Remix)
Sem Thomasson feat. Elisabeth Stone – Heart Attack (Original Mix)
John Dahlbäck – Fireflies – (Original Mix)
Jimi Frew & Sherry St. Germain – Trouble (Siege Remix)
Robyn – Do It Again (Deniz Koyu Remix)
Junior Jack – Thrill Me (New_ID Remix)
Axwell Ingrosso – We Come, We Rave, We Love (Original Mix)
Chocolate Puma feat. Kris Kiss Step Back (Original Mix)
Yo ninjas! So our Chill Dojo master, Michael, is off sight-seeing the world right now and has asked me to step in to provide you all with this weeks down-tempo beats. I may not be a certified dojo master just yet, but i’ll make sure to make you all feel some type of way.
Loaded with a wide range of chilled out vibes from all over, I think this dojo will speak for itself when I say it’s jam packed with some heavy feels from some of TMN’s favorite artists, such as: Lido, Telescope Thieves, P A T H, Pusher, and more. As you prepare to press play, just know that this playlist was specifically designed to enhance your current state of mind for the rest of the week. We hope you ninjas are prepared to go deep with this dojo because I may or may not have chilled this tone down a bit more than usual. Until next time – peace!
Days With You (ft Sinead Harnett)
Alive Again (feat. Citizen Kay)
Trouble (Free n Losh Remix)
Sad Machine (Anamanaguchi Remix)
Here For You (Bronze Whale Remix)
With Me (In Love With A Ghost Edit)
Scar Tissue (Remix)
Ritual (Henry Green Remix)
Let Go (Joymback Remix)
Avaritia (Dropwizz Chillout Mix)
OctaHate (Pusher Flip)
P A T H
C O M I N G D O W N
Invading My Mind Ft. Fiona Daniel
Glow Coin (edapollo Remix)
Here’s to short weeks in celebration of summertime holidays. Bring on the BBQs, swimming pools, adult beverages, and indie dojos.
Mayra & Mr. Mow
Birds and Stars
Stay (We The Wild Remix)
Im Fine (And Other Lies)