[Trap] Lookas – Loko (NGHTMRE Remix)

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Lookas
Loko (NGHTMRE Remix)

As Halloween quickly approaches, it appears that many producers have been attempting to reveal their inner dark side to get into the spirit of things. Los Angeles’, NGHTMRE, surely justifies his name with his most recent remix of Lookas’, “Loko”. Filled with heaps of heavy bass, dark wubs, and hair-raising 808′s, NGHTMRE gives us a massive trap anthem to go loko over. So prepare to sleep with one eye open tonight because you won’t be able to escape the darkness that lingers in your bedroom closet.

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[Event Review] Kygo – Bang Bang, San Diego

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Kygo was nothing short of amazing last Saturday in San Diego. Taking topical house to Bang Bang in downtown SD, Kygo brought down the HOUSE (get it?) and gave a high energy performance on stage. The 22-year-old producer from Norway started off the night with one of his most played remixes, “I See Fire”, which immediately got the crowd pumped up and cheering in excitement. It’s hard to imagine how he managed to channel such positive energy from his music, as you see nothing but smiles across the venue.

Playing banger remix after remix, Kygo’s performance was entertaining throughout his entire set. Some notable highlights include “Cut Your Teeth” by Kyla La Grange, “Stolen Dance” by Milky Chance and “Midnight” by Coldplay. To everyone’s surprise, he even threw in unreleased material in his set, include a BANKS remix that left the crowd in awe. Being comparably slower and more mellow than other deep house music, Kygo’s tropical house showed such distinctiveness and character while being massively appealing. It is amusing to see how his music got everyone dancing their pants off and singing along to all the lyrics, even though tropical house seemed an acquired taste for club music.

To close off his set, Kygo dropped “Sexual Healing” and his remix of Ed Sheeran vs Passenger “No Diggity X Thrift Shop”, ending the night on a high note. You could tell everyone thoroughly enjoyed the music just as much as Kygo did. While his remixes undoubtedly steal everyone’s heart, we would love to see more original material and collaborations.

Following his replacement of the almighty Avicii at TomorrowWorld, Kygo continued to prove that he’s one of the frontrunners of the revival movement of house music. Being able to attract such a large following in just a year’s time says something about Kygo’s talent.

To catch the rest of his Endless Summer Tour with Kygo and friends (Amtrac and Anna Lunoe), check out the following dates:

10/12     The Fonda Theatre – Los Angeles, CA

10/14     The Beacham – Orlando, FL

10/15     The Sinclair – Cambridge, MA

10/16     Society For Arts & Technology – Montreal, QC

10/17     Union Transfer – Philadelphia, PA

10/18     Concord Music Hall – Chicago, IL

Ed Sheeran
I See Fire (Kygo Remix)
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The Kooks Front Man on His Father, Doing Prince Songs, and Paper Dreams [TMN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW]

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The Kooks
Around Town

For a lot of you out there, The Kooks have had a very special place in your heart over the past few years. This Brighton-based indie outfit has been churning out hits that inspire even the most shyest curmudeons to light up and sing along.

Right after their absolutely stellar show in Denver, we were able to catch up with front man Luke Pritchard to ask a few choice questions about this latest album. Surprisingly open about some very intimate details about one of our favorite new tunes, “See Me Now,” this down-to-earth singer/songwriter casually talked to us as if we were a close mate, which is always refreshing.

Before you get too far into this transcribed phone call, know that this current tour is one not to miss. While you’ll hear some of their new tunes (as to be expected), you’ll also come across all of your favorites, ensuring you’ll leave the venue with satisfied ears and hoarse voice.

TMN: Hey Luke, thank you so much for taking a few moments to speak with us. We’ve been fans for a long time! Let’s chat about this tour you’re on – how’s it going so far?

Luke: No problem. It’s actually a pleasure. The tour has been excellent. It’s great that we can see so many places in the US, do you know what I mean? The fans have been pretty receptive to the album too, which is pretty cool for us. So, it’s been great!

TMN: You just hit up Denver, which is where we’re at. What are your thoughts on the mile high city?

Luke: (Laughs) Good! I’m really intrigued by this legalization thing. It’s always fun here though. We’ve had some great times in Colorado.
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Jamie N Commons – Lead Me Home (TYR Remix) [TMN Premiere]

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Jamie N Commons
Lead Me Home (TYR Remix)

Here at TMN we only give you the freshest and most unique content, and this track certainly does not disappoint. Colorado-based producer TYR just released this interestingly intriguing remix of a Jamie N Commons song titled “Lead Me Home”. which features this funky housey sound that gets you movin’ and groovin’. Being that it’s slower than most house and garage mixes, the futuristic beat work perfectly with this folky goodness. Jamie N Commons’ vocals give this tune a mysterious and ominous feel, making it rather memorable and easy to sing along. It’s one of those songs that leaves you wanting more after hearing it for the first time.

TYR has once again proven himself to be a heck of an artist to be reckoned with. With that said, we are very excited that you get to hear it first here at TMN!

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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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