We always love to hear our resident artist top five songs because each artist has a unique taste for what music they listen to when they aren’t working on their own stuff.
Arty has chosen five songs from different artists we all know and love so kick back and enjoy.
Audien – Hindsight
Pharrell Williams feat. Jay Z – Frontin’ (Disclosure Rework)
Above & Beyond – Blue Sky Action
Porter Robinson – Flickr (look for it at 6:37 in the mix provided)
Mat Zo feat. The Knocks – Get Down 2 Get Up
Pharrell ft. Jay Z (Disclosure ReWork)
Above & Beyond feat. Alex Vargas
Blue Sky Action (Radio Edit)
bbc radio 1 (2 hour essential mix)
Mat Zo ft The Knocks
Get Down 2 Get Up
Vigilante (Original Mix)
The Florida humidity is making its rounds today and it has officially made its way over to good ol’ Southern California. Just when we thought it couldn’t get any hotter than it already is, Rowland Evans sends us straight to purgatory with his heat-filled original new track, “Vigilante”.
“Vigilante” is nothing like its title describes it to be, in fact, it should have been called “Villain” based on the evil resonance of this track. With a heaping load of malevolent horns, a sinister bassline, and nasty breakdown, “Vigilnte” is the perfect soundtrack to everyone’s worst nightmare. Evans killed it with this one, however, we recommend you turn on your nightlight and hide under the sheets with this one because you’re about to be sent straight to the fiery pits of your impeding doom.
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.
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.
Alright, ninjas. We’ve been hooking you up with free entry to Beta over the past year. We know you’ve have 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:
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That’s it! Sounds too good to be true, right? Well, it’s not. Head to Beta and see for yourself.
GTA - July 10TH
GTA & Juyen Sebulba
Hard House (Original Mix)
LOUDPVCK / Victor Niglio - July 11th
PAPER DIAMOND X LOUDPVCK
Victor Niglio & Jake Sgarlato
Swing! (OUT NOW!)
Pan-Pot - July 12th
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.
Do you ever catch yourself searching for the perfect song to end the night to? Well look no further! Club owner, producer, and DJ, Will Eastman, went ahead and did the justice of adding the best ‘turn down’ songs to his 4 A.M. Eternal Mix series. You could say he’s a jack of all trades, as Will Eastman has done everything from being a museum specialist and historian at the Smithsonian, to playing at the Virgin Mobile Freefest. I’m really loving his approach on this mix with all of the soothing house and techno. Most DJs nowadays want to provide you with something to get hype to, but I prefer Will Eastman’s approach of giving you the perfect mix to relax and end your night to!
Pablo – Roxy
Daniel Avery – Knowing We’ll Be Here (KiNK Remix)
Urulu – Moon Unit
Kölsch feat. Gregor Schwellenbach – Cassiopeia
&ME – Locust
Andhim – Hausch
Lane 8 – Every Night
Enea & Ozker – Don’t Take It Away
Pat Lok – Could Be Mine (feat. Patrick Baker)
Digitalism – Wolves ft. Youngblood Hawke (Booka Shade Remix) Mermaids – A Pale Wolf
4 A.M. Eternal Mix III
My favorite part of being a Ninja is discovering new artists with my fellow Ninjas. I was put on to an amazing Tech House artist, Total Fitness, and all of you need to get familiar. If you like music that just feels natural to dance to, than this is going to be the best thing that’s happened to your ears lately. Echoed vocals in the background of “Fingerbox” help this groovy track stay moving, and the drum roll before it really kicks in prepares you for the full experience. Tech House is one of the only genres that can hold my attention for seven minutes, and it really tells a nice story. Not only did I listen to “Fingerbox” all the way through, but I played it on repeat, and took my time to go buy the track on beatport.