[R&B] Steven Christopher – STAY

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STEVEN CHRISTOPHER
STAY

An R&B song that stands out is a hard earned accomplishment in today’s music world. Without diving too far into one electronic genre, Steven Christopher uses a touch of future beat and trap elements to bring a modern sound to the genre. His latest release, “Stay,” is a straight up R&B hit largely due to the impressive vocal work. The track’s arrangement and production make it forward-thinking while staying true to the style’s roots. Check it out and keep an eye on Steven for new music.

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Dope Music Village – You’re Welcome [TMN PREMIERE]

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It takes a village. That’s the mantra that this DC, Maryland, and Virginia-based collective are using as the catalyst behind their creative endeavor. And, from what we’re seeing and hearing from their first album together, You’re Welcome produces a cohesive vibe that has us bobbing our heads, tapping our feet, and looking ahead into the rest of our long weekend.

Dope Music Village, aka DMV, is comprised of three unique artists, each of which brings their own individualistic creative visions to this project. The name is a play off of two things: the DMV (DC, Maryland, and Virginia), and the village centers that make up their hometown of Columbia. Together, it’s setting the framework for what Nature Boi, Brian Rapp, and Ezko are crafting.

In 2015 we formed a collective known as Dope Music Village. We have adapted the motto, “it takes a village” because it reflects our ethos when it comes to our music scene. Everything we do is collaborative and inclusive. When we put together shows we partner with other collectives and groups instead of keeping everything in house. Our website even features other local artists who we think make good music. We truly believe that a rising tide lifts all ships. – Brain Rapp

Musically, this trio covers a broad breadth of hip-hop and R&B influences that span across nuances of multiple decades. What drew us in at first was an advance listen of “Venting” which features Liqui. The pronounced percussion, fluttering brass sample, and organic vocal harmonies call on associations of legends like De La Soul and Jurassic 5. Yet, as classic as the beat and flows feel, the production brings it forth into current times, blending the best of both worlds effortlessly. It’s the perfect addition to kicking the night off, maybe spouting off the chorus as you get cleaned up and ready to hit the town.

Other tracks provide a more modern, bass-heavy, trap offering, yet still carry the DMV originality throughout. “Hands and Bands” boasts a heavy 808 kick, window-rattling bassline, quick rolling hi-hat hits, and verses that will have you primed and ready for an epic night out. Should you find yourself at late-night after party, this will serve as the perfect soundtrack. Conversely, if you head home with someone who caught your interest instead of going to that after party, maybe you’d prefer to round out your evening with “Ms. Amerykah Badu,” which features a silky smooth beat and evocative lyrics worthy of a permanent addition into your bedroom playlist.

Wherever this weekend takes you, you’re now set up with a tasty set of tracks to cover any situation you should come up on. Whether it’s smoking out at home, or hitting the clubs with your fam, Dope Music Village has you covered. Make sure to show some proper support by picking up You’re Welcome on Bandcamp.

’Dope Music Village – Feel It’
’Dope Music Village – It’s Been Lit Ever Since’
’Dope Music Village – Hands & Bands (feat. Stef Is Dope)’
’Dope Music Village – Inhale Mary’
’Dope Music Village – This Is It (feat. Liqui)’
’Dope Music Village – Ms. Amerykah Badu’
’Dope Music Village – 5011 (feat. S.U. The Clique)’
’Dope Music Village – Venting (feat. Liqui)’
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Alex Clare – Tell Me What You Need (Tropics Remix) [TMN PREMIERE]

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Tropics has spent years writing intelligent ideas and trying and tinkering with sound to express them, from early acid-jazz experiments to more recent original like the astonishingly avant-garde “Home and Conscience”. After all his development and genre-blending work, Ward strikes a strong, original balance of elements on this remix of Alex Clare’s “Tell Me What You Need.”

Here Tropics aka Chris Ward creates a soundscape that is emotionally ambiguous but full of delightful sonic flourishes. We loved Ward’s introduction of his own voice into his composition last year, and we love his ability to fold Clare’s bold croon into the smooth fabric of this new advanced production. The complex beat almost manages to divert attention from the starry vocals – no small task. The organic instrumentation which Tropics introduced on last year’s “Rapture” makes this remix so pleasurable, particular the skipping drum beat, crisp cymbal strokes and the minimal, echoing guitar pluck which play off each other for a polyrhythmic effect. The acoustic material blends soft and smooth with the synthesizers that Tropics and admirers of his music have always been so fond of.

For an artist who has never stayed in the same sonic space for too long, Tropics has moved again to beautiful new surroundings with this fresh remix.

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[NYC Event Preview] Webster Hall Presents GOTHAM w/ AC Slater, Jack Beats, Alex English, Dischetto, & TJANI

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Calling all NYC party people. In case you haven’t heard the news already, NYC’s historic venue Webster Hall recently introduced their newest weekly event GOTHAM. The party takes place every Saturday in the grand ballroom of Webster Hall where the club immediately takes on a dark, heated, and taboo atmosphere. You’ll find yourselves feeling as if you’ve just entered DC Comic’s Gotham City as acrobats and dancers take their positions all around the dance floor (and ceiling).

The real ambience is set by long time Webster Hall resident Alex English in addition to Gotham residents Dischetto and TJANI as they spin deep and underground techno selections. If this isn’t convincing enough to experience the party for yourself, maybe this Saturday’s lineup will be. On November 26th, Webster Hall invites the founder of Night Bass himself, AC Slater along with fellow bass aficionado Jack Beats to take the stage making this a night you don’t want to miss.

Tickets + info: HERE

’AC Slater – Bass Inside’
’Premiere: Jack Beats & GotSome ‘W10”
’SALIENT MIX’
’Manila Killa feat. Joni Fatora – All That’s Left (TJANI Remix)’
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[Secret Ninja Pass] This Week at Beta 11/23 – 11/27

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Thanksgiving weekend is finally here! Along with football, epic naps, and endless plates of turkey, mashed potatoes, and stuffing, we can also look forward to a bass-heavy weekend at Beta Nightclub. Per usual, we’re making it incredibly easy for you to get off your couch and head down. Why’s that? Because we’re hooking you up with free entry.

Here’s how:
– Head to the front door and enter the club before 11pm on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. Get there before 9:00 on Sunday
– Show this post to the cashier (Valid for 21+ only).
– The deal is valid for WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY, FRIDAY, SATURDAY, SUNDAY this week.

Kill the Noise - 11/23
’AWOLNATION – Run (Kill The Noise Rmx)’
Ephwurd - 11/24
’Jauz & Ephwurd – Rock The Party (Original Mix)’
Pendulum DJ Set - 11/25
’Pendulum – Slam’
Manufactured Superstars - 11/26
’You Got The Love – Manufactured Superstars and Noodles’
Dubfire - 11/27
’Hot Since 82 & Habischman – Leave Me (Dubfire Playa Remix)’
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[Electronic] Bechara – The Darkness

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The Darkness

A name that is new to the industry is Bechara. The artist is only on their second release, but already is turning some heads with his music. Today, we present to you his latest work, “The Darkness.”

“The Darkness” was released a few days ago as a free download through the artist’s Soundcloud channel. No gate; simply click to download. Bechara’s style here is a cool mixture of pop with French electro. The strolling pace of the BPM sets up a good bit of energy for Bechara to work his magic. A strong vocal performance atop a classic bassline is never a bad idea and Bechara executes it with great precision. Bechara seems to be going down the crossover path, which could leave potential for some huge things in the future.

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[Multi-Genre] um.. do it for the kids Remix EP

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If you were to ask us if we were ready for a remix EP from um.. our response would likely be, “Um.. yes!” That’s just what we got several days ago from them that consists of eight total remixes. Below we share with you four of our favorites, but make sure to head over to iTunes to check them all out and get a copy of the remix EP, do it for the kids.

We’re going to dive right in with one of the heaviest remixes on the project which comes from the recent Disciple signee, Oolacile. This track is not only dope, but it is just another example of the producer’s unique style and talent when it comes to designing sounds. Noer The Boy kicks up a gangster flip that is one of the biggest standout tracks on the project, no matter if you’re a fan of bass music or not. Holly’s been on a collab terror right now, but focuses in himself on this remix to deliver something big that’s outside his usual arena. Lastly, we close things out with Dack Janiels, who brings another heavy set of low frequencies whose grimy textures are irresistible.

Like we said before, what we have presented is only half of the remix EP! Hit up Soundcloud, or iTunes to check out the full project, which is complete with tunes from ESQ, Elephunk, X&G and MNX.

’u kno? (oolacile remix)’
’do it for the kids (noer the boy remix)’
’u kno? (holly remix)’
’try harder (dack janiels remix)’
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