[Nu-Disco] St. Niklas – Everything Is In Your Hands (Cavego Remix)

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Everything Is In Your Hands (Cavego Remix)

Norway’s Even Gillebo, who goes by Cavego, got the opportunity to remix “Everything Is In Your Hands” by the fellow Norwegian St. Niklas. The original indie pop record was just begging for a smooth remix, and Cavego came in clutch with his nu-disco rendition. With the remix, the composition is centered around acoustic elements, making it a track that could be played out pretty easily by a live group of musicians, which let’s be honest, would be amazing to see. With the week at the halfway point, this track is just what those struggling need to get over the hump. Throw this track on repeat and let your stress melt away, as Cavego delivers what can only be described as musical medicine for the soul. This track will be released in full on September 1st as a part of St. Niklas’ EP Origo. Until then, stream it!

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[Secret Ninja Pass] This Week at Beta – 8/27 – 8/29


Alright, ninjas. We’ve been hooking you up with free entry to Beta over two years now. We know you’ve had 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)
– The deal is valid for tonight and Friday only. If you want to catch Booka Shade, you should pick up tickets here.

See you on the dance floor.

GTA - 8/27
Bitch Better Have My Money (GTA Remix)

Downlink - 8/28

Downlink & Twofold
Booka Shade - 8/29
Wildest Thing
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Mt. Eden Discuss Influences, Hiphopopotamus vs. Rhymenoceoros, and Maternal Love (Or Lack Thereof) [TMN EXCLUSIVE]

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Few things are absolutely certain when it comes to New Zealand-based Mt. Eden. For starters, fans will most assuredly be won over by their inventive, lush, and textural melodic dubstep, trap, and DnB sets, featuring a vast catalog of original work. This much we already knew, having seen them perform in the past. What we didn’t know, but do now, is that any conversation had with members Jesse Cooper and Harley Rayner is sure to result in hilarity.

We were lucky enough to catch up with this cheeky duo down at Beta Nightclub for both of the aforementioned experiences. And, as we said, hilarity ensued.

TMN: Hey guys. Thanks for taking the time to chat with us tonight. Welcome to the Mile High City! This is your second show at Beta, correct?

HR: Thanks man! This is our second show.

TMN: You guys play all over the world, how does Beta compare to some of the other renowned clubs out there?

HR: Imagine a pirate ship, run by Darth Vader.

JC: And Yoda.

HR: Yes, and Yoda. And you put them together and it’s a team operation. Everything is put together super tight. Everyone’s got walkie talkies. There are no problems whatsoever. The sound system is perfect.

JC: The force is strong here.

TMN: So, Electric Forest is definitely on our festival bucket list. How was your experience there? How does the vibe feel in comparison to some of the other larger festivals?

JC: With Electric Forest, it was a real passionate crowd. The forest is so decorated. The vibe was amazing. The security was overly nice. It didn’t feel corporate. The artists were really cool. We met up with 12th Planet, Snails, Vaski, Black Tiger Sex Machine…and everyone was really cool. It was like a family gathering.

HR: There’s no other festival where Macy Grey sings, Mr Carmack plays the drums, and it’s all fun and games. There’s no pressure on anyone to be in a scene.

JC: And there were so many back-to-back sets. It was Skrillex and Snails and Vaski doing DJ sets together. It was really cool! Everyone was mixing and mingling and everyone included everyone. You never felt left out.

HR: We could talk forever about how cool it is. It was one of the best festivals we’ve played at just due to the energy.

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Bassically – Know This Land [TMN Video Premiere]

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Know This Land (Original Mix)

More often than not, house music is not a tangible concept. From its earliest incarnations, being warped and pushed through 909 & 808 machines, to its most current iterations which mostly come to fruition through the utilization of programs like Ableton, Logic or Reason; dance sounds tend to carry with them a distinction of being “computer” or “machine” music. Save for a selective smattering of live acts like Disclosure, KiNK, Hot Natured, Bob Moses and more; most sectors of club music are generally produced under the same formula. So whenever we’re tipped to a new live house music act we tend to perk up and take notice.

The latest apple to our eyes err… ears comes to us from the London Borough of Hackney, and they’ve got us entranced like few other live electronic staples ever have. Dubbed Bassically, the five piece ensemble are a live house music collective led by award winning, multi platinum producer and Fossil Studios founder Raz Olsher and craft sophisticated techno and compulsive house music through purely live and analog instrumentation. From a purely musical standpoint, Bassically takes their aural cues from the early electronic sounds of Chicago House & Detroit Techno with the contemporary touch of Berlin and London. If we didn’t see it ourselves, we’d think they were just another producer with how seamlessly and clean their sound plays, but Basically is so much more than that. To put you on our level, we’ve got the exclusive first play of Basically’s latest music video for their single “Know This Land”, which offers a unique look at the five-piece’s utterly unique and wholly captivating live aesthetic.

Check out the entire video below, and keep your ears to the streets for all things Bassically, as we have a feeling they might just be at the tip of every dance writer’s tongue to round out 2015.

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[Chill] Ofelia K. – White T-Shirt (Golden Coast Remix)

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White T-Shirt (Golden Coast Remix)

Here’s a tune to start your Wednesday right. We are thoroughly impressed by this remix by Golden Coast, as they once again proved their versatility in making good music. Incorporating a light trap beat and crafty samples, the talented duo turned Ofelia K.‘s “White T-Shirt” into the ultimate feel-good track. The beautiful vocals simply cannot go better with the synth melody. It’s one of those summery songs you can never get tired of listening to.

Golden Coast strays away from their usual indie pop route and still manages to deliver, and these remixes just keep getting better and better. If you’re having a shitty day, put on some Golden Coast and they will surely put a smile on your face.

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[MP3 Playlist] Indie Dojo (August 2015 Round #4)

Yup, the end of summer is right around the corner. No need to cry about it though. We’re just gonna ease right into it. Seasons may change, but the Indie Dojo stays the same…as in every Tuesday, for many, many seasons to come.

Fake Shark
Cheap Thrills
You Never Knew Me
Mosquito Coast
Call My Name
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WRLD – Chase It EP

Chase It (feat. Savoi)
Echo (feat. Richard Caddock)
Little Too Close (feat. Veronika Redd)

Young talent WRLD is an artist who’s been on our radar for a while now as he continues to garner a following of passionate listeners who identify with the vivid imagination his music resonates. Like many fellow up-and-comers in the electronic community, his knack for crafting melody benefits from the ability to channel his musical influences in a way that transcends genre assumptions and allows him to carve out his own style and sound. With proven skill in both original production and remix, he’s worked his way into the prestigious families of Monstercat and Moving Castle, with a string of contributions to their well-renowned compilations over the journey so far. Now on the release date of his eagerly awaited Chase It EP, TMN brings you a closer look into the universe of creativity that lies inside the mind of this individual on the rise.

While his name has previously been synonymous with the ever-growing future bass movement, a first listen of the EP reveals an inclination towards a more pop-influenced side to his music. For WRLD,

moving into this direction with an EP seemed the right choice to me. Future bass is what I’m known for as like 95% of my WRLD tracks are this genre, but moving away from that and making nu-disco-y stuff was very refreshing. I also think that was an important thing to do because in the end I don’t want to be connected to the future bass genre all the time, but instead want to be recognized for my own style.

From the uplifting bounce of ‘Chase It’ to the heavier drive of ‘Little Too Close’, each track echoes this purpose of breaking free of stylistic expectation, while at the same time staying true to the powerful melodies that form his identity. Further to that end, each song showcases strong vocal influences to complement this direction, including another glorious collaboration with Richard Caddock on ‘Echo’. This one in particular is reminiscent of an artist that WRLD reveals as the inspiration behind his work from the very beginning.

For my music Adam Young a.k.a Owl City has definitely been my biggest influence. He was the first artist I became a fan of in 2009 and most of my time producing back then was spent emulating his sounds. The fact that he uses a lot of nice-sounding soft synths and sweet melodies is my favorite thing about his music and I think you can definitely hear the influence in my own music

For artists that deal in sounds designed to capture a rich sense of imagination, the experience is as much a visual one as it is to the ears. One of the most captivating aspects to WRLD’s music is it’s ability to conjure intense imagery in the listener’s mind, and as the accompanying visuals on the EP suggest, much care has been taken to ensure all senses are engaged with the ideas being communicated.

…the visual aspect to my EP is very important as well. I commissioned an artist to make these 4 artworks for me, and the first thing I did was send him four moodboards, one for each track, of what each track looked like to me. I feel like that type of stuff gets the artists feeling across a lot better, which I think is nice by this type of story-telling music.

In the end, it really is the deep sense of story that encapsulates the distinctiveness of this EP and of WRLD’s work in general. Each track represents both a chapter in this tale and a pivotal moment in the future of this promising artist. If he’s succeeded in capturing the wonder of your imagination as he has ours, you can be sure there is still much more to be written in what is likely to be a very decorated journey. Until then, soak up all there is to experience in the joy that is the Chase It EP.
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