Bixel Boys use FREELIFE to help raise money for Camp Kasem

We do our damn hardest to only bring you guys the best music we can find and stray away from the news you may find on other sites, however when it comes to helping a great cause get off the ground, we’re more than willing to help!

When you think of the hot fashion buys of 2014, your mind probably drifts to thoughts of the newest Supreme line or a new roster of dresses by a European designer like Fendi or YSL. However, this is not the case in the music industry. Producers, fans, and executives alike from all across the industry, especially in the electronic music sphere, have been fiending to get there hands on one of these:
The Jersey

 

The Bixel Boys, one of the Los Angeles music scene’s crown jewels, are both genius on and off the stage. While the duo is well-known around the world for their incredible production skills and DJ showmanship, they have gained almost a cult following in the Southland for their branding of these #FREELIFE jerseys. The FREELIFE mantra is something you define in your own words and your own lifestyle, however we at TMN take it as a call to live your life to the best of your abilities, despite the odds and obstacles, and find happiness in the company of others and yourself. It truly is a wonderful call to action, which is why so many producers in the spotlight like Skrillex and Cashmere Cat have been wearing the kits and spreading the message wherever they can.

Cashmere CatThe shirts have been held under limited release until now. On October 7th, these jerseys will be available for public purchase one time only. All proceeds will go towards Camp Kesem, a non-profit organization that provides a free summer camp for children whose parents have been affected by cancer. Let me repeat that: not only do you get to buy this incredible jersey, but you are literally changing lives while you do it. Everyone you know has in some way been affected by this terrible disease and I don’t think there is a singe living soul on Earth that wouldn’t want to see cancer eradicated as fast as possible. There are no gimmicks here, no ulterior motives: just a genuine movement reaching out to those who need it most.

You can opt-in to the campaign now on Thunderclap to help spread the word about this incredible opportunity to change lives and you will be one of the first notified of the public release when it launches two weeks from today. Be a part of history and make a difference for the children today!

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[House] Mr Belt & Wezol – Feel So Good (Original Mix)

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Mr Belt & Wezol
Feel So Good (Original Mix)

Hear that, ninjas? That’s the weekend calling your name. The good news is, you’re already about halfway through your work day, which means the sweet, siren call of Friday night is getting stronger and stronger.

When the week starts out, we find ourselves going from listening to laid-back, chill tunes to help us settle back into reality. Now that we’ve gotten over the hump, we’re gradually picking up tempo, getting us ready for what adventures lie ahead. Today, we have the perfect segway to carry us through Thursday, and it comes via Musical Freedom Records.

From halfway across the globe, this Delft based duo has us dancing out here in the Mile High City. Comprised of close friends and music lovers Bart Riem and Sam van Wees, Mr. Belt & Wezol dropped this tune a few days ago, and it’s been gaining momentum ever since. With light, tropical percussion work, a groovy bassline, and an encapsulating vocal sample, “Feel So Good” has us doing just that.

Pick this up on Beatport for your weekend festivities, and as always, please dance irresponsibly.

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[Jersey Club] Zhu – Faded (Vices & Jailo Remix)

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Zhu
Faded (Vices & Jailo Remix)

Has your interest “Faded” yet? Well, ours hasn’t even began to start. This Zhu track became such an anthem over this summer, and possibly hundreds of artists gave it their own spin. One genre the remixes seemed to lack was Jersey Club. We waited and waited until an artist made the perfect club remix, and it just never seemed to happen. Finally the moment we’ve all waited for has came, and it’s just perfect.

Vices has been one of our favorite acts for the past few months, and they just never disappoint. This go around, they teamed up with one of Netherland’s finest, Jailo. The Orlando duo and the Dutch producer some how found their hands on the stems of the track, and created what may be the best “Faded” remix yet. Sometimes we may all have a tendency to skip through tracks, but with this one you won’t.

The replay value on this remix is unreal. It is the musical value of Lay’s potato chips; you won’t be able to just play it once. The sample from Kendrick Lamar’s “Swimming Pools” is an extremely clever addition that we didn’t hear in any other “Faded” remixes.  As a whole, The Music Ninja doesn’t have enough thumbs on board to give this track – two just wouldn’t do the justice.

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[Electronica] James Blake – 200 Press

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James Blake
200 Press

After his last album, James Blake has stayed relatively quiet during summer. But we are very excited to present to you all his brand new track titled “200 Press”, because according to Mr. Blake, “only 200 are going to be pressed up”.

James Blake released this track during a radio residency session with BBC Radio 1. If you’re a James Blake fan, you probably already know about his exquisite skill set of using loops. Like many of his other songs, he takes this vocal sample and builds it up with unique beats and his occasional vocals. This song is based on this sample that goes “Gather ’round the beat like campfire…”, and with his quirky input into the beat, it turns into this creepy, mysterious and futuristic tune. It’s almost like he’s building a snowman from scratch, but it turns out to be looking like a scarecrow (excuse the excessive imagination).

This song could be a good preview to whatever Sir James got in store for us. Needless to say, we really like where he is going with his music.

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[MP3 Playlist] Indie Dojo (August 2014 Round #5)

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Summer might be winding down, but it ain’t over yet. There’s still plenty of daytime hours and warm weather to soak in. Don’t let it go to waste. Just like you wouldn’t let an Indie Dojo go to waste. Someones gotta play it.

Sego
20 Years Tall
Flyte
We Are The Rain
ATTU
Dont Sleep
Tower
Cant Vibe
Vinyl Pinups
Gold Rays
George Bennett  
Calling You
Stuart Newman
One Big F
I.AM.L
Lionheart
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[MP3 Playlist] Indie Dojo (August 2014 Round #4)

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Building up a music library can be an a crazy, unpredictable hobby. Some searches bring you loads of songs that spiral you into the golden spins of the interwebs and others….tumbleweeds. Just tumbleweeds. It’s a roller-coaster of emotions. We know. So if  the unpredictability is just too much to handle (Trust us.We feel your pain), let the Indie Dojo be your guide. We’ll travel the ends of the earth for you.

Tiny Little Houses
Every man knows his plague; and you are mine.
The Young Folk
Way Home
Slow Dancer
Took The Floor Out
Tropic of Pisces
Symmetry
Our Man in Berlin
Cirrhosis
Brolly
Wolfe
ESCAPISTS
Eyes

 

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[Trippy] aywy. – Murder

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Murder

We decided to turn down for relaxation last night because sometimes we like to sit at home by ourselves on a Saturday night with nothing but a glass of wine, a laptop, and music to vibe out to. We all know what happens when you open up a fresh SoundCloud tab and start going through your feed – scroll, scroll, OH OK THIS IS NICE, scroll, scroll, etc. When you follow people who just repost everything that sounds way too neat (guilty), you begin to wonder where the secret stash is hidden. Well ninjas, after hours upon hours of getting lost in an inception of beats, we found something that truly resonated well with us thanks to beat master, aywy. (short for Abstract Youth).

The Sydney producer (and Co-Founder of Flow-Fi) gives us an entirely new reason to fall more in love with the Aussies than we already are. Last night (or this morning their time), the beat doctor pumped some life into our lackluster feed with his latest 2 minute and 32 second banger, “Murder”. With its killer drum patterns, a bloody beat progression, and a haunting sub, “Murder” makes you feel as if you are literally about to be sent to your demise via sound frequencies. Prepare for some anxiety with this one because shit is about to get real.

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