[Secret Ninja Pass] This Week at Beta 3/31 – 4/3

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As we continue along into 2016, we’re excited to bring you more opportunities to check out our favorite club. As you probably already know, we’ve been hooking you up with free entry to Beta for over three 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 on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. Get there before 9PM on Sundays.
– Show this post to the cashier (Valid for 21+ only).
– The deal is valid for Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights.

See you on the dance floor.

Ferry Corsten - 3/31

’Spinnin’ Sessions 010 – Guest: Ferry Corsten’
ill Gates - 4/01
’More Tea’
Manufactured Superstars - 4/02
’MFSS – Stay (Remix)’
AA Showcase - 4/03
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Ninjas At Ultra Music Festival: Our Must-See Acts

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There’s no doubt about it – Ultra is a massive, sprawling festival featuring numerous well curated and impressively put together stages. Close to 200 acts will be populating these stages throughout the three-day festival, playing every single kind of dance music you could possibly think of. It can be daunting, at times, but fear not. We’ve taken the time to hand-pick a handful of our absolute must-see-acts, and included a sample set from each.

Make sure to stay tuned later in the week, too. We’ll have an artfully crafted playlist for each of the three days at Ultra Music Festival.

John Digweed | Friday @ Resistance

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’John Digweed – Live From Ultra Music Festival Miami 2015’
When I think of sets that are guaranteed to be an epic time, John Digweed is one of the first that comes to mind. He has slowly built a DJ empire over the years that’s acclaimed as being one founded on quality over hype, and for many years (as many as 10 some could argue) existed as an undiscovered talent in his UK home. That stealthy Digweed. Thankfully he’s now on a global touring circuit of grand proportions, and Ultra is the perfect time to catch him. Check out his set “Live in Cordoba” and try to not have the insatiable desire to see him live immediately. I dare you. – Ninja Jordan

Gryffin | Sunday @ Live Stage

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’Gryffin Flight Log 002 – Winter Solstice Mix’
Recently shifting into original material after a slew of successful remixes ranging from Years and Years to Bipolar Sunshine, Gryffin takes to the live stage for what is guaranteed to be an uplifting experience. He’s garnered quite a following already, but still seems relatively under the radar considering his millions of plays and impressive renditions of pop and alternative tunes. After working with Hotel Garuda and Josef Salvat, his stock continues to exponentially grow as a possible household name for indie dance and electronic music as a whole. – Ninja Mitch

Party Favor | Friday @ Worldwide Stage

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’Wantpicks Episode 28 mixed by Party Favor’
If you’re looking for a diverse set centered around booty shaking beats, Party Favor is your guy. There’s a reason this dude has been co-signed by the likes of Dillon Francis, Diplo, Brillz and Flosstradamus, he knows just how to turn things up. He already rocked major festivals last year, including EDC and Ultra, and now he’s back to make an even bigger impact. Expect an unforgettably wild experience as he returns to Miami to top his momentous 2015 live set. – Ninja Ren

Black Coffee | Sunday @ Resistance Stage

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’Black Coffee – 2nd May Mix’
The unofficial leader of Johannesburg’s booming and eclectic electronic dance scene (check out the mini-docs about Black Coffee and Johannesburg, put together by Resident Advisor for an in-depth look), Nathi Maphumulo is a national icon in his home country, known much more widely as Black Coffee. In the past few years, Coffee’s finally been receiving the global acclaim and credit that his artistic counterparts have been heaping on for years. A true programmer, Black Coffee’s sets display house music that simply oozes with soul. His take on house draws inspiration from the indigenous music of his homeland, blended with a penchant for classic hooks and simplified song structure. It’s a blueprint that’s helped him inspire a generation of South African producers, and it’s high time you got in know. – Ninja Matthew

Patrick Topping | Saturday @ Resistance Stage

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’Premiere: Patrick Topping @ Tunnels, Aberdeen (07. 11. 2015)’
If you’ve got co-signs and collaborations from the likes of Claude Von Stroke and Green Velvet, chances are you’re doing something right. UK-based producer Patrick Topping has done just that on his meteoric rise to the top of the tech-house scene. “Voicemail,” his 2014 collaboration with Green Velvet, remains in regular rotation for DJs worldwide, but Topping’s sound has continued to expand making every new release an adventure–ranging from dark and ominous to uplifting and soulful. His DJ sets have been hailed as some of the best on the biggest stages so he’s definitely an act worth catching at this point in his career. – Ninja Ashraf

Miike Snow | Friday @ Live Stage

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’Miike Snow live Coachella 2012 full concert HD’
After a three-year hiatus, the Swedish indie pop trio is back in full force. Their long-awaited album “iii” was finally released, including hit singles like “Genghis Khan” and “Heart Is Full”. It will be interesting to see these veterans get together again and perform at Ultra Music Festival. Their immense energy and entertaining live sets will definitely bring down the house as the Friday headliner of the Live Stage. – Ninja Ivan

Tycho | Friday @ Live Stage

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’Black Sunrise – Sunrise DJ Set at Burning Man 2014’
I’ve been a massive fan of Tycho for quite some time. His passion for ambient, multi-layered electronica and graphic design is inspiring, keeping me anxiously awaiting each time he plays. I know a lot of you are heading to Ultra to rage, but please trust me. This is one act of electronic mastery you don’t want to miss. – Ninja Clayton
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Notaker – Feel The Rain (Extended Mix) [TMN PREMIERE]

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Notaker
Feel The Rain (Extended Mix)

Before there were music blogs, DJs collaborating with pop stars, and gigantic, sprawling festivals in every major city, this scene was quite different. The only time raves got their spotlight in the media was when they were being drug through the mud. You didn’t get a wristband shipped to your house in a fancy package, either. You had to wait months, if not years, to see your favorite artist come to town. When they did get booked, you would have to call a number on your ticket to see where the party was at, which, most of the time, was in the middle of nowhere.

Along with the scene itself, music has expectedly changed since then, but today’s premiere brings back feelings of youthful nostalgia from all the way back before this millennium. St. Louis-based Notaker is relatively new to the game, but he brings with him influences that go back well beyond his time. It hasn’t taken others long to notice, either, garnering label support from Tommie Sunshine’s Brooklyn Fire, Zero Three, and Jaytech’s Positronic.

It’s no secret that two of the most popular genres from the early days have fallen behind newer genres and subgenres, but “Feel The Rain” should reel some of those listeners back to trance’s enchanting allure. It does what most great trance songs do – evoke emotion. You can feel this track through every keystroke of the uplifting piano melody and each smooth rolling arc of the bassline, both of which are accentuated by calming atmospheric elements and echoing vocal samples. It’s truly a listening journey, and one that will assuredly help you through your work week.

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[Secret Ninja Pass] This Week at Beta – 2/11 – 2/14

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As we continue along into 2016, we’re excited to bring you more opportunities to check out our favorite club. As you probably already know, we’ve been hooking you up with free entry to Beta for over three 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 on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. Get there before 9PM on Sundays.
– Show this post to the cashier (Valid for 21+ only).
– The deal is valid for Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights.

See you on the dance floor.

Herobust - 2/11

’Skurt Reynolds’
Netsky - 2/12
’Work It Out Feat. Digital Farm Animals’
Superstar Saturdays - 2/13
Tale of Us - 2/14
’Kiasmos – Swept (Tale Of Us Remix)’
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[House] Lane 8 – Midnight

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With the clarity of hindsight, it is apparent that Lane 8 went above and beyond to make his mark on 2015. In a year that saw, countless remixes, the release of his debut album Rise, an extensive touring schedule, and an interview with The Music Ninja, San Francisco’s own Lane 8 kept himself very busy.

In an attempt to start 2016 with the most consistent and diligent producers of the year, I made a point to attend Lane 8’s New Years Eve set at the annual Snowglobe Music Festival in Lake Tahoe. As the clock struck 12:00, the producer faded into an unfamiliar, minimalistic piece. As the song progressed, additional layers were introduced and the more familiar aspects of a Lane 8 production began to take shape. The uplifting, electronic song he premiered that night, without introduction, was released last week, titled “Midnight”.

The energy from this deep house masterpiece is infectious early on and continues to impress, through the subtle insertion of its many technical elements, for the full duration of 7 minutes. Lane 8 fans can stay up to date with his latest productions via Soundcloud or by catching him live on tour.

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[Secret Ninja Pass] This Week at Beta – 1/7 – 1/10

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As we cross into 2016, we’re excited to bring you more opportunities to check out our favorite club. As you probably already know, we’ve been hooking you up with free entry to Beta for over three 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 on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. Get there before 9PM on Sundays.
– Show this post to the cashier (Valid for 21+ only).
– The deal is valid for tonight, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.

See you on the dance floor.

Jack Novak - 1/7

’X Ambassadors – Unsteady (Jack Novak & Stravy Remix)’
Two Fresh / Willy Joy - 1/8
’Gettin Throwed Ft. Towkio & Joey Purp’
Superstar Saturdays ft. Mike Majic - 1/9
’Nick Cannon – Looking For A Dream’
M.A.N.D.Y. - 1/10
’Roland Leesker – My Warehouse (M.A.N.D.Y. Remix)’
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[Secret Ninja Pass] This Week at Beta 11/19 – 11/22

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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 on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. Get there before 9PM on Sundays.
– Show this post to the cashier (Valid for 21+ only).
– The deal is valid for Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday night.

See you on the dance floor.

Cosmic Gate - 11/19

’Armin van Buuren & Cosmic Gate – Embargo’
Ooah & Ana Sia - 11/20
’Ooah & M!NT – If The Smoke Clears’
Superstar Saturdays - 11/21
’Katy Perry – Unconditionally (Manufactured Superstars Remix)’
Pachanga Boys - 11/22
’Pachanga Boys – Time’
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