Flux Pavilion – Freeway Tour Episode 3 “New Faces” [TMN PREMIERE]

On the heels of UK dubstep mogul Flux Pavilion’s new EP, Freeway, the inconically blonde-haired producer/DJ has found himself in the midst of a massive tour, appropriately named “Freeway Tour.” To give you a glimpse into what the tour is all about, both on stage and on the road, Flux has been releasing a series of tour diaries.

Today’s episode, filmed and edited by Teaghan McGuiness, shows the tour cruising from city to city, hitting Atlanta, Birmingham, Raleigh, Gainseville, Tallahassee, Vegas and Nashville. Sit back and enjoy the madness.

To see if this tour is hitting your city, click here.

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[NEW] Ellie Goulding – Mirror

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Ellie Goulding
Mirror

It was only yesterday that we introduced you to The Weeknd‘s new single from The Hunger Games: Catching Fire soundtrack, and now tonight we have our hands on Ellie Goulding‘s contribution to the mix. Like “Devil May Cry” before it, “Mirror” is a beautiful compilation with its own enchanting qualities. From Ellie’s fluttering vocals to the emotional chorus, this track should fit in perfectly among the other amazing  selections we’ve heard from the upcoming film so far. Don’t just take our word for it though. You can stream the full length soundtrack through iTunes right now before its release on November 19th, with the film arriving in a theater near you on November 22nd.

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Baauer & RL Grime – Infinite Daps [FREE DL]

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Baauer & RL Grime
Infinite Daps

RL Grime and Baauer just finished their tour with Ryan Hemsworth and Jim Stack-E, so they decided to give out this massive collab for free. I had the honor of hearing this live on Halloween at 1015 Folsom in San Francisco, and it was nothing short of amazing. Now everyone gets to enjoy it for FREE, and I’m sure you’ll hear in this many A-List artist sets in the near future. The tune itself isn’t exactly what you would expect from these two, but none the less,  it’s a high octane 808 banger. Cheers.

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[NEW] The Weeknd – Devil May Cry (Prod. Rick Rubin)

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Devil May Cry

When you think of The Weeknd, the first thing that pops in your mind is probably not The Hunger Games. Despite that, Abel’s second contribution to the upcoming film’s soundtrack is certainly a must listen. “Devil May Cry” finds the Canadian crooner breaking from convention as he weaves together an eloquent and captivating melody. It’s not often that The Weeknd get to show off his versatility, but Rick Rubin helped bring his vision to light, as he explains here:

I wanted to go for an uplifting and conquering yet melancholy mood. Rick Rubin helped me bring it to life.

The soundtrack for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire will be available on November 19th, with the film hitting theaters shortly afterwards on November 22nd. However, you can stream the full soundtrack on iTunes right now, which includes contributions from Coldplay, Lorde, The National, Diplo, and more.

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Two Door Cinema Club Interview, Talks ‘Changing of the Seasons’, Performing live, Collab with Madeon and Pineapples [TMN EXCLUSIVE]


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A few days before Halloween, we headed up to the Ogden Theater to sit down with one of the hottest bands in music, Two Door Cinema Club. Armed with a sheet of questions, our iPhone and a huge toothy grin, we sat down with bassist Kevin Baird and covered as much as we could in twenty minutes. Check out what he had to say about Halloween in the States, Guinness and working with Madeon.

TMN: Hey guys, welcome back to Colorado! Your guys’ first visit here was at the Bluebird, on Halloween night. I believe you guys said on stage that this was your first Halloween in America, correct? Now that you’re back here in the states again for Halloween, do you have costumes planned?

I think it would have been. Yes, that was a bit of an experience. We do not quite do Halloween the same way in Ireland so much, but it was fun.

We are in the process of working out [costumes] because we are playing in San Diego on Halloween night, so I think we are going to have to dress up. We are trying to brainstorm ideas, even though we have no idea what we are going to be. Should be a good surprise.

Photgraphy by Jen "videoqueen" TMN: Speaking of that show, you guys were on your first headlining tour and played for a pretty small crowd. What was it like to return to Denver to a sold out show here at the Ogden?

It’s great! Denver, especially. It’s not exactly the same as New York or Los Angeles, where you have this big influence of European music. Other places can carry through – if you do a big show in London you can probably do a sizable show in New York, but maybe not in Denver or Texas. Thinking that is when you start to feel like you are actually doing something real, and it’s not just based on hipsters in the biggest cities. I think to come back, after not having much radio or whatever, and do Ogden, is great because it’s the only parameter that we have that more people are finding us and coming to the shows, buying the tickets.

Music sales and streams is all a bit warped because it’s really hard to analyze what’s really going on from that. Shows are the only real parameter that you have for it.

TMN: Alright, let’s talk about the early days. Alex, you and Sam met in Grammar school and then after a few other projects you guys created Two Door Cinema Club. What was the very first song you guys wrote together?

We wrote three songs in like a week. One of them is “Undercover Martin,” which we still play today, and the other two got phased out quite quickly as they weren’t very good. I think one was called “Secret Circus,” and it was very rubbish. Continue reading

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[Yum] Candyland – Breathless

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Candyland
Breathless ft. Michelle Quezada (Out November 25th)

Who doesn’t want to find that one person that can leave you breathless?

Candyland takes that feeling and puts their electronic touch to the story for their new original song “Breathless” off their label Sweet Shop Records. The full song comes out November 25 but the duo dropped a little taste of the song a few days ago to get their fans excited. The song features the vocals of the talented Michelle Quezada who is a perfect match to Candyland’s festival sound. The vocals and melody start off with a simple upbeat pace before Candyland takes the listener for a drop with a hard, constant almost trap like beat. The repeating vocals add to the power of the song leaving us with that breathless feeling. Excited to hear the final product in a few weeks and see just how breathless we are after that.

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[Fresh] Flux Pavilion – Freeway EP

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A new EP by one of our favorite bleached blonde producers from the UK?

Count me in Flux, count me in.

Yesterday, Flux Pavilion dropped his new EP ‘Freeway’, 5 tracks that all show just how diverse of an artist he truly is by the beats, the melodies and who he collaborates with to make this EP one for the books. Teaming up with Steve Aoki for ‘Steve French’ then pairing his intense beats with Dillon Francis’ light hearted electronic flow for ‘I’m The One’, Flux shows he is the man of the hour. Flux’s song ‘Gold Love’ with the vocals of miss Rosie Oddie is one of my favorites. Hard and intense electronic beats, what we have come to know and love from Flux, drives this song with the high pitched, unique vocals of Oddie. Then there is ‘Freeway’, a different sound for Flux, where he has decided to slow down his intensity and flow the electronic melodies from one measure to the next. The song tells the journey, a musical journey and an intimate journey to find oneself. Flux also changes it up with the last song on the EP ‘Mountains And Molehills’ featuring Turin Brakes. Taking on an almost rock sound mixed in with the right electronic twists, this song feels like something out of a video game.

Another grand EP from the man FP, keep rocking you dirty blonde UK man.

Flux Pavilion feat. Steve Aoki
Steve French
Flux Pavilion
Gold Love (feat. Rosie Oddie)
Flux Pavilion and Dillon Francis
Im The One
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Freeway
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Mountains And Molehills feat. Turin Brakes
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