[Future Bass] Oh Wonder – Body Gold (Louis The Child Remix)

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Oh Wonder
Body Gold (Louis The Child Remix)

If it hasn’t become apparent by now, we here at TMN have become totally enamored by the ever elusive duo, Oh Wonder. After having stumbled upon them by sheer luck, we knew it was only a matter of time before the two took the world by their haunting melodies and sucked us into a vortex of pure euphoria. Since their internet take over, producers from all around have been lining up to share their interpretations of Oh Wonder’s enchanting pieces but have failed to get our attention. After listening to way too many mundane, unoriginal renditions, we felt as if no one on this planet would have the balls to give us something refreshing or unique to change our minds. Well, tonight might be the night where we can have a change in heart because we just so happened to get our hands on a phenomenal remix of “Body Gold” by the underage duo, Louis The Child. Since receiving this in our email, we have listened to this at least 30 times and still haven’t gone insane.

This Future Bass take on “Body Gold” gives us a sort of sexual tension that effortlessly builds up into the ultimate release of a lifetime. Filled with a subtle amount of atmospheric elements, a wobbly synth breakdown, and a soothing percussive flow, Louis The Child made us realize that someone could re-work the glory of Oh Wonder and take us to places unimaginable. Their remix makes us feel as if we are running across a field of flowers and fairies are dancing around us, sprinkling pixie dust and love all over the place. Also, we should say that there may or may not be unicorns in this fictitious scenario so prepare for the best imagery you’ve ever had.All in all, there really is no place we’d rather be than where we are right now – even if it is at the library at almost 9 o’clock at night. This one is going to be on repeat for the rest of the week, so escape to paradise with this one and make sure to grab your free download in the mean time.

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[Secret Ninja Pass] This Week at Beta 11/13 – 11/15

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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:

- Head to the front door and enter the club before 11 pm
- Show this post to the cashier (Valid for 21+ only)

That’s it! Unfortunately though, this deal isn’t valid for ATB. If you wanna see catch his set, you’re going to have to cough up the dough.

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[Electronic] Slow Magic – Waited 4 U (ODESZA Remix)

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Waited 4 U (ODESZA Remix) [Thissongissick.com Premiere] [Free Download]

ODESZA and Slow Magic are both killing it in 2014 with stellar debut albums and endless sold-out shows. The similarities don’t end with their upward career trajectory, though, as they also share in sonic elements with shimmering electronic sounds and booming percussion. We’ve already seen Slow Magic, the mysterious masked producer, remix ODESZA’s “Say My Name” and, now, the favor is returned with ODESZA’s take on “Waited 4 U.” As with all of their re-works, the Seattle production duo make this one their own bringing in their signature bright, big-room sound. The compatible styles allow Slow Magic’s original to shine through as well, though, and leaves us wanting more collaborations.

Both of these ninja-favorites are on tour in Europe right now and are actually in the midst of joint shows–you can check out their tour dates here: ODESZA||Slow Magic. You can also check out our exclusive interviews with ODESZA and Slow Magic at those links. Give this one a listen and grab a free download above.

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[TMN Resident Artist] Fei-Fei talks about her music history, her debut album, and why her music is a lone wolf

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This month we have the wonderful electronic artist Fei-Fei taking over the Music Ninja website. She is one amazing musician and we are ecstatic to have her as the resident artist. I got a chance to sit down with her and talk a little about her music history, her current music endeavors, and what we can look forward to from her in the New Year.

TMN: Fei-Fei! Hey my dear First off, thank you so much for taking time to chat with us today!

FF: Thanks so much for having me!

TMN: Let’s take it back a bit here, talk to us a bit about musical background. Did you grow up in a musical household? Were either of your parents involved in anything musical? Siblings? You? Play in the school band or sing in any choirs?

FF: Yes music all day everyday. My Dad was a classical pianist, also played clarinet and oboe. My Mom used to be in the Chinese opera back in China. I tried suziki violin when I was 4 and hated it. Then few years later – I picked up classical piano and played for over 13 years. In grade school I was in the choir.

TMN: Who were some of your favorite artists to listen to back in middle school and high school? I feel a lot of kids really start to understand the music they like, or think is “cool”, when they are in middle school. College age is really where people find a taste. Tell us about your musical progression from middle school to college age.

FF: Everything! A ton of alternative, rnb and hip hop. Garbage, Nirvana, Mobb Deep, Smashing Pumpkins, NIN, Beastie Boys, Liz Phair, Jodeci, Bone Thugs N Harmony, Biggie, Tupac – and of course Wu-Tang.

TMN: Now when did you yourself start experimenting with electronic music? Tell us about the first time and what that felt like for you.

FF: I was at a friend’s house party and this amazing music was playing that I’ve never heard before. It was John Acquaviva & Richie Hawtins X-Mix-3 CD. After that I started going to underground parties by myself and just absolutely lost it. I decided at the first undeground I went to I had to be the person creating the music.

TMN: Now let’s talk a little bit about your sound, I mean I call your music electronic but it is really so much more than that. You have the ability to touch on so many genres and even non-genres. If you were to describe your own music to someone, how would you describe it?

FF: A crazy journey. All the ups, the downs and everything in between.

TMN: Where has been your favorite place to perform thus far? City and venue, and if they are different from another that’s fine.

FF: Its really hard to choose! Every place is different. It doesn’t matter to me whether it’s a 50k festival or an intimate 100 person club, it’s all about the vibe. Recently I played at 1015 SF with Purity Ring, Webster Hall (I love NYC), and Detroit always brings a dope underground vibe. Outside the states I’ve had a ton of fun in the UK – Nass Festival and Croatia – it was a super dirty warehouse by the ocean. And of course my own Feided parties in DTLA @ The Lash definitely go the hardest!

TMN: You have done some amazing remixes of some really great songs, for example your Banks remix, kind of obsessed with it. What do you listen for when you are considering doing a remix of someone’s work?

FF: I have to love the tune.

TMN: Now, this has kind of been a huge year from you, and everyone is taking notice. We have to say congratulations on the release of your debut album ‘Pretty Girls Don’t Hallucinate’, last time I looked it is already #15 on iTunes which is amazing. Talk to us about this album, what went into it, and how you feel putting it out there.

FF: It’s been so unreal. We hit #13 on the charts and was all over the iTunes front page with so many artists I look up to. I can’t even begin to describe how overwhelmed with the response so far. Everyday I think I’m going to wake up from this amazing dream. I can’t believe all the hard work is finally becoming a reality and it’s out! I’ve been a nervous mess the past month and especially the night before it dropped. Believe it or not I wasn’t even going to release any of it. I was going through some weird personal stuff in life and needed to get the emotions out – it was music I made for myself. It wasn’t until recently that I decided it was time to show the world a different side of me and see all the things I saw in my heard, all the emotions I went on during this amazing journey. The good, bad, wild and weird. It’s made me who I am today and I’m not afraid to show it.So this album is for everyone – all my friends, fans, my supporters and my haters. Everyone that’s ever come to a show, supported my music, taken a shot with me or been there for me in any way shape or form. Thank you for always believing in me.A big shoutout to everyone who’s worked with me on this project – you know who you are!

TMN: I can openly say, electronic music and dj-ing is a very male dominated industry. As a woman, talk to me about that and how that is for you. Also, what do you hope might come from more women in the industry and what would you say to up-and-coming female producers?

FF: I hate talking about it but it’s so inherent in our society as a whole. I say it over and over again, I’d rather be someone’s fave artist then someone’s fave female artist. Just making the distinction is extremely backwards and so many people don’t realize it. You don’t go around saying he’s my fav male singer or male lawyer etc. And I definitely don’t want to be treated any differently because I happen to be a woman. I avoid female themed branded events, stages, situations because that automatically separates the genders and works against what we’re trying to overcome. It’s not
about highlighting females it’s about gender equality and that affects both males and females. There are so many amazing and talented women paving their own paths right in the industry and that’s a good sign. Some are more vocal then the other, but my personally I like to keep my head down, do my own thing and be a role model for everyone – guys and girls. Wake up everyone. Talent is genderless. Advice for the ladies and the gents – you have to want it real bad and work super hard to earn your keep and overturn those stereotypes!

TMN: Talk to us about the upcoming year, which is quickly approaching, and what we can look for in 2015 from you?

FF: Promoting the album, tour and everything in between – it’s an ongoing process. It’s not like once the album dops – the work is done. I also have so many projects in the pipeline, but it’s definitely way too early to talk about that.

TMN: Fei it wouldn’t be an interview without a few fun questions for here we go, what is your favorite color lip-gloss?

FF: I’m so not a girly girl but…Clear shimmer with a hint of pink.

TMN: What is your favorite thing to mow down on? If no one is watching, name one food and/or meal that you go to town on.

FF: My Mom’s homemade dumplings at her restaurant – Dumpling Haus in my hometown. I won’t eat dumpling anywhere else because it just doesn’t even come close. But I’ll do that with or without people watching. I like to eat and I don’t care who knows it.

TMN: If you had to trade places with one person for a day, any person, female, male, who would it be and why?

FF: I wouldn’t dream of subjecting anyone else to the things that go on in my head.

TMN: Winter is quickly approaching, if you were stuck in the artic tundra and could only listen to one musical artist/group on repeat for a week straight, who would it be?

FF: Lately I’ve been OD’ing a lot on Caribou. Unreal that I’ve been sharing the charts with these guys and so many other artists that inspire me on the daily.

TMN: If your best friend called you tomorrow and said we are going on vacation to anywhere in the world that you want, where would you go?

FF: Spain. Costa Rica. Argentina. Tokyo. I can’t choose. Let’s just go around the world do it all.

TMN: Who is your musical man crush…and woman crush?

FF: Purity Ring. Also Grimes.

TMN: What is the weirdest thing a fan has ever said to you?

FF: You don’t want to know. I get a lot of weird messages. On the cool non-creeper side of things, someone recently described my album as an “underwater trap party”.

TMN: And finally the question we ask all artists, if your music were an animal, what animal would it be and why?

FF: A lone wolf. Bold, fierce and not afraid to take their own path.

TMN: Fei-Fei thank you so much again for taking the time to sit down with us! Have a great rest of the year and we cannot wait to see what 2015 has in store for you!

FF: Thank you I can’t wait!

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[Indie-Pop/Shoegaze] Day Wave – Nothing At All

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Nothing At All

L.A. synth-poppers Carousel have long been a darling of more than a few writers here at TMN. So when one-half of that project, lead vocalist and melody mutator Jackson Philips, came forth with his newest solo project Day Wave, we approached it with fairly high expectations. Fortunately, Day Wave’s debut single “Nothing At All” comes armed with as much polish and enlightened instrumentation as anything he’s done with Carousel. Gone however, is the gadgetry structured pop-wave sounds in favor of a much more lo-fi indie approach; relying mostly on a more live sounding recording technique. A lightly picked lead guitar, live drums, a more deliberate, masculine approach to his vocal track and a slightly more introspective, pensive weight applied to his lyrics shape Day Wave’s backbone, at least from this first single. Philips has certainly set the bar high with Day Wave’s first release, and we’re pretty damn eager to hear what else is brought out under his companionless handle.

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[Deep House] Galantis – Runaway (U & I) (Lash Remix)

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Runaway (U & I) (Lash Remix)

It’s always refreshing to see producers go outside of their comfort zones by playing around with new sounds. Dominican Republic duo, Lash, decided to step away from Progressive House and toy around with some good old Deep House with their latest remix of Galantis’ “Runaway (U&I)”. While most people might be stuck ‘not evening’ after listening to this remix, we on the other hand, might have just found the song that might put an end to this white girl epidemic consisting of pumpkin spice lattes and poor grammar.. That might be too bold of a statement but we do think that Lash gave us a remix to get down to for the rest of the season. Filled with heaps of sexual basslines, bursts of disco synths, and futuristic house elements, Lash takes “Runaway” to an entirely new level of attitude. Now that Galantis has opened this song up for producers to play with, expect the internet to explode with remixes galore just like we saw with the Odesza “Say My Name” remix contest. We think Lash is off to a good start with a remix like this, so make sure to give it the love it deserves!

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Goldroom – Till Sunrise (White Cliffs Remix) [TMN PREMIERE]

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Till Sunrise

As we continue to effortlessly drift along these soothing Wednesday waves, we can’t help but sink into an ethereal realm of mystical melodies and heavenly vibes all thanks to a new TMN favorite, White Cliffs. After blowing us away with his chilled out rendition of We Are Twin’s, “True Love”, we could not help but cling onto his comforting cliffs that have given us leverage to soar into the clouds. Now that we’ve spent sometime hanging on the ledge that separates us from our dreams and reality, we have been anxiously awaiting to return to the land of solace. Well ninjas, you might want to grab your wings because today we are about to embark on an ethereal journey to a place where the sun kisses every inch or your bare skin and leaves you in a freckled state of pure ecstasy. This time around, our edgy friend decided to re-work the majestic gem, “Till Sunrise” by a long-time favorite, Goldroom, and it’s everything we couldn’t possibly ever imagine.

My dreams are always a world away
I’d be living a lie if I didn’t say
That night I wished for you to stay
Till sunrise

The moment we pressed play, we instantly felt as if we had just discovered our purpose in life in which we unintentionally found ourselves vicariously through these enticing melodies. Filled with an alarming amount of ambient elements, glorious synth leads, caressing vibes, and peacefully reverberated vocals, White Cliffs transforms this Goldroom song into a spiritual cleanse of a lifetime. This remix serves as a metaphorical guide for all of us on this lifelong journey to nowhere, and now we can finally take some time to escape to our inner paradise and reflect on our very existence. We are extremely fortunate to have gotten this opportunity to share the latest from White Cliffs in the form of a premiere and we guarantee you’ll swoon yourself into a state of trance like we have, so press play and float along these frequencies till sunrise. Make sure to grab your free download while you’re at it….there’s no way you can escape the repeat button on this gem.

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