[Secret Ninja Pass] This Week at Beta 2/12 – 2/14

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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)

While Friday and Saturday’s nights are free with this pass, tonight’s show is not. As many of you know, Wolfgang Gartner had to cancel his tour due to heart health concerns. So, Triad Dragons has stepped into his spot, and agreed to play and donate all proceeds to Heartbeat Vietnam, which provides heart surgeries for underprivileged children.

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Getter / Trollphace - Feb 13
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Last Year (Getter Remix) OUT NOW!!!

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HEIDI: BBC RADIO 1 ESSENTIAL MIX SEPT 20th 2014
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[Tropical] Life of Dillon – Overload

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We’re sure some of you have grown tired of listening to tropical music at this point, but then comes Life of Dillon, a band from London made up of Joe Griffith, Rob Griffith and David Keiffer, who released this track with a strong message and story behind them and are set to help further the tropical sound.

“Overload” is not your usual tropical tune. It possesses an authentic sound that gives off an organic and casual vibe. Because of the Griffith brothers’ background and growing up in Nigeria, they are no stranger to playing the instruments of this summertime genre. Incorporating live banjo and keys into the track, Life of Dillon makes it look so easy with this fun and joyful tune. The powerful vocals soar throughout the song, carrying a catchy melody and positive message. This song will work its magic into people’s hearts, and you just can’t help but smile after giving it a listen.

The formation of this band has come a long way, and we’re glad we were able to get a taste of this tropical goodness. Big ups to Life of Dillon and keep the good vibes coming!

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[Chill] Head Of Sales – Miss America (featuring Conner Youngblood)

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Miss America (featuring Conner Youngblood)

Anonymity on SoundCloud is nothing new, and Head Of Sales is faithfully upholding this decision with a description that reads:

Head Of Sales is an anonymous aural project.
Please refrain from trying to find out about it.
Just listen to the songs, for once.


This of course makes it all the more intriguing, but we’ll respect these wishes. The one piece of information we have is the vocalist, Conner Youngblood, who delivers a profound performance over the dark and brooding production. We highly recommend taking their suggestion on simply listening, because “Miss America” is a gorgeous track overall, no frills attached. Here’s to letting the music speak for itself.

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[Indie Electronic] Kevin Garrett – Control

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Who is Kevin Garrett exactly? While he is a fairly fresh face on the SoundCloud spectrum, his two songs that he’s posted suggest a much more developed presence. Matching minimal production and substantial lyrical content, Kevin follows up his debut single, “Coloring,” with yet another resounding number, “Control.”

Simplicity can easily be misconstrued as lazy or trite, and in some cases it certainly is, but Kevin’s transparency in his most recent piece lays a strong foundation for his own budding career and growth. “Control” pairs a production quality and approach reminiscent of James Blake with Kevin’s own message of personal emancipation from an unsavory past to construct a hazy, yet cathartic result. With this strong second single, Kevin Garrett is embarking on a firm path to receiving the recognition his talent suggests, and we’re eagerly awaiting whatever he’s going to cook up next. Be sure to support Kevin on “Control” with a purchase on iTunes.

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[Dance/Synth-Pop] Penguin Prison – Never Gets Old

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Never Gets Old

The transformation of Chris Glover from full-time Bard College student/part-time bedroom producer to international tastemaker and one of pop music’s only boundary pushing producers left standing as Penguin Prison has been an entertaining arc to monitor over the years. With every passing release, his work plays more fluently, sonic elements coalesce wondrously; while every kick, clap, and hooky synth progression is carefully layed out to aid an entire movement. Not to mention, this scrawny, (sorry Chris) Anglo-Saxon looking Caucasian boy belts out every inch of Penguin Prison vocal work, and executes his incantations with the type of careful, delicate but robust grandeur that would make Al Green tip a smile. To say we’re fans of Penguin Prison’s work would be to put it lightly. After arising from a brief hiatus which was filled mostly with fun-first remix projects and covers with convivial single “Calling Out” in October of last year, “Never Gets Old” is our first taste of a sophomore LP entry, slated for a May 5 release on the illustrious Downtown records. Glover immediately kicks into gear with a rolling guitar riff dipped in just a touch of reverb, a live four-four drum line and a succinctly faint synth mirror, before his more fully realized vocals slide in to steal the show. This one is just a pure feelgood anthem for what will no doubt be the foreseeable future, so hop on “Never Gets Old” before well… you know, it might get old.

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[Retro] FRANKIE – Problems Problems

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If you have a problem with this song, then you need to re-adjust your hearing ASAP…or you just need to re-evaluate your taste in music – whichever is easiest for you. Los Angeles’ up and coming singer and songwriter, FRANKIE, just unleashed a sensational new original, “Problems Problems”, and it might honestly be the best thing you hear all day.

The Indie Pop enthusiast warms our hearts and cleanses our soul with her airy vocals, catchy choruses, and powerful songwriting, to which we can’t help but reminisce our life’s obstacles. With its beautiful arrangement and incredible sound design, FRANKIE makes us realize that we all have our shitty problems and sometimes they’re so painful that we can’t see the light at the end of the tunnel. Well ninjas, we might not be able to help you fix your issues, but we think FRANKIE can help alleviate your tension with a little ballad of reassurance. If you want a free copy for yourself, go over and give this track some love on Hype Machine, screenshot that, and send her an email with it to:  frankiedownload@gmail.com.

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[Indie] Max and the Moon – Modern Love

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Jesus, Los Angeles just seems to have all the best up and coming Indie artists. We’ve found our hearts soaring with Golden Coast, FRANKIE, Monarch, and now Max and the Moon and their upbeat, fun new track “Modern Love”. With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, some of you might be searching for some tunes to swoon your lovers – don’t stress because with Max and the Moon playing in the background, your boo things won’t be able to contain themselves. If you’re like me and have your cat for the 4th year in a row, then “Modern Love” will just be the background music to your Ben & Jerry’s binge session. Either way, this song is perfect.

“Modern Love is a song we wrote to explain how we’ve seen intimacy between people change over time. We didn’t necessarily want to say we think love in today’s culture is any worse or better than how it has existed throughout history, but we wanted to write about a love story that was more timeless…without placing judgement on our society, we wanted to sing about two people that have found a way to make love and this modern reality coexist.” – Max and the Moon

Max and the Moon say it all in their little blurb to their fans. As technology continues to advance and society continues to stray further and further away from direct contact with people, we can’t help but assume that today’s world is heavily influenced by social media. “Modern Love” is simple in that it genuinely portrays a love that is incredibly hard to find in today’s day in age. So take your lovers back in time and show them that they’re worth much more than a Woman Crush Wednesday or Man Crush Monday mention on Instagram.

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