[Progressive House] Dzeko & Torres – Home Feat. Alex Joseph (Maestro Harrell Remix)

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’Dzeko & Torres – Home Feat. Alex Joseph(Maestro Harrell Remix)’

Chicago is the mecca of house music, so it’s understandable that musical talents that are pushing the 128 sound are going to come out of the city. One such case of that happening is with Maestro Harrell, who has been establishing himself as one progressive house’s most talented young guns. Recently, he came out with a remix for Dzeko & Torres’ single “Home” featuring Alex Joseph.

This official remix was released through Musical Freedom just last week. With festival season here, the big uplifting anthems are going to come out of hiding. Maestro’s remix is one of those, with a powerful melodic sound that will have event attendees on their feet with their hands in the air. This isn’t the only recent record that Maestro Harrell has put out though, as he came out with “Poseidon on Mainstage Music. “Poseidon,” which was co-created by Maurice West, shares a similar vibe to Maestro’s “Home” remix. Check them both out, and head over to Beatport if you want to add them to your digital library.

’Maestro Harrell & Maurice West – Poseidon’
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[House] Viceroy – Next Escape feat. Patrick Baker

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Next Escape ft. Patrick Baker

It doesn’t matter what time of the year it is for Viceroy, because his attitude is that it’s Summer time all the time. Right now, the weather is indeed warming up as we move towards Summer and Viceroy has planned something big. Leading up into most everyone’s favorite season, the San Francisco producer will be on the road for his Next Escape tour. Aside from that, he’s dishing out a new EP, and today we share with you a single from it.

“Next Escape” is the title track off of Viceroy’s upcoming EP, and as you just read, it is the name of his May to June tour. This original single features Patrick Baker on vocals whose poppy sound really jives with Viceroy’s tropical sensibilities. He doesn’t go all Thomas Jack on us, as he has his own identity and sound that is a bit more accessible to a varied audience. The use of acoustic elements packed into a house production is one thing that really gives “Next Escape” a unique sound. If Viceroy was looking to make 3 and a half minutes of sonic bliss, he certainly succeeded. Stream his single, prepare for the EP, and make sure to check out his upcoming tour dates in case he’s coming to a venue near you.

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[Denver Giveaway/Event Preview] The Music Ninja Presents: Day Wave @ Lost Lake – 5/3

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Few acts burst out of the gates with such a far-reaching resonance like what we’ve been witness to with Oakland based troupe Day Wave, and for good reason. Cohesive and developed ensembles like Day Wave come along but once in a while in today’s highly saturated musical climate, so it’s with great excitement that we announce our next ‘The Music Ninja Presents’ concert in Denver, CO, headlined by one of the most exciting bands in any corner of the music industry. Most recently, the Jackson Philips led four-piece released their second EP Hard to Read, and after their earliest singles including “Total Zombie” and “Nothing At All”and of course the Mark Hoppus championed “Drag”, its only solidified their place near the top of countless critics’ ‘Breakout Acts of 2016’ list. On Tuesday, May 3rd at our favorite intimate venue, the Lost Lake Lounge, Day Wave bring their hazy brand of pop structured indie-rock to the Mile High City for the first time, and we’re beyond delighted to help ring them in properly with what will no doubt be a completely packed house. It seems like just yesterday we caught and interviewed Philips & Kevin Friedman’s (who is also an integral part of Day Wave’s touring band), first project Carousel, perform to about 20 people at the Walnut in Denver; so May 3rd also marks something of a sentimental show and reunion of sorts for a few of our TMN mainstays, but let’s save the nostalgia for a few weeks down the line…

Of course, it wouldn’t be a ‘TMN Presents’ night without letting our savvy readers in on the fun, so we’ll be giving away TWO pairs of tickets to this one. Entering our contest is as always, beyond easy. Just “like” The Music Ninja on FB, click on this post header if you’re still on the TMN front page, then comment below with your favorite Day Wave song, and boom, that’s it! (We even provided five below if you need!) And of course, we want as many people as possible to come dance with us, so for our friends looking to secure their spot, advance tickets are only $12.50 and can be purchased using the ticket link here.

There are a few rules, of course:
– The event is 16+ Be sure to tell all of your friends to increase chance of winning!
– You are responsible for your own transportation.
– You must bring a valid form of ID to pick up your tickets at the Lost Lake door.

Check out our preview mini-playlist, start commenting below and best of luck ninjas!

’Day Wave – Stuck’
’Day Wave – Gone’
’Day Wave – Drag’
’Day Wave – Come Home Now’
’Day Wave – We Try But We Don’t Fit In’
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[Hip-Hop] Kaiydo – Lottery

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So far, Kaiydo has delivered three tracks (one of which we recently covered) that span a wide range of hip-hop influence, and the fourth, “Lottery,” continues this precedent with a smooth blend of all of the previous work from his Colors & Sounds project. Even with a more restrained and mellow production, Kaiydo freely fires off bar after bar with an effortless ease that eclipses his burgeoning career with a sense of professional proficiency. Not only that, he has the tendency to lay down hooks that inherently get caught up in your head after the first listen, and that is certainly prevalent when it comes to “Lottery.”

This Florida rapper has a lot going on for him, and he’s only just beginning. However you approach the up-and-comers in hip-hop, you can’t deny their work ethic and ability to craft something noteworthy. If you’re wanting to compile some intriguing new artists in the realm of rap, Kaiydo should be at the top of your list.

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[Event Preview] The 2Courtiers Present: The Festival Fashion Show – Phoenix, Arizona – 5/20

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If you’ve ever been to a festival, we’re pretty damn sure you’ve looked through your closet a week before the event, realizing you should have picked up some new threads before you embark on your musical journey. By that time, you’re up against the sizable task of researching brands, ordering quickly, and paying extra for next day shipping. This May, you can get ahead of the curve by checking out some of the industry’s best at The Festival Fashion Show in Phoenix, Arizona.

Hosted by The 2Courtiers, this event promises to showcase not only some solid gear from the top festival brands on the West Coast but also some fresh beats from both local and national acts. At the bottom of the post, we’ve included a sampling from DJ Geronimo, founder of “Tempe Ecstatic Dance”, Jeremiah Christo, founder of Soullective, Kyle Redman AKA DJ Pokoj, founder of Scottsdale Nights. Along with fashion, some dancy tunes, and some adult libations, you can also expect an artful curation of other experiential elements, including flow art, sound meditation, and plenty of theatrics from the presenters.

Included in this experience are our friends at Cadence & Cause, who have partnered up with Lyle and Sam of The 2Courtiers to bring a charitable element to the show. Fans can head over to the site right now to enter for a chance to win a ticket package, or a VIP Experience, which features tickets and energizing massages backstage. The majority of what you contribute, alongside a portion of all ticket sales, will go to benefit Phoenix Children’s Hospital’s interactive music therapy program. Check out what Lyle Maxson had to say about this initiative:

This Electronic Music Culture is centered around compassion and reaching higher. We believe that Music is not only a way to celebrate, but a way to connect and develop. The emerging field of Music Therapy is proving this science, and we will succeed in Phoenix Children’s hospital and all their patients experiencing music for its tangible health benefits.

This five-hour event will take place at Live on Central on May 20th, 2016.

’DJ Geronimo – Arizona Ecstatic Dance – Double Wave – 03
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’Jeremiah Christo – Live @ Monte Vista Lounge (Late Night Mix)’
’Pokjo – 002 X Related’
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[Multi-Genre] Sebrus – The Beginning EP

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One of Belgium’s best new acts is Sebrus. Formed out of the disbandment of the Ravolution duo, Sebrus is here to bring quality bass records to the scene, without care for sticking with one certain genre. He previously came out with a single, but now his The Beginning EP is out in full, for free.

The three track EP delves into sounds ranging from dubstep to breakbeat and drum & bass. Sebrus is establishing himself as a true creative in the bass music scene, putting together records that have classic sensibilities, while also bringing the various sounds he takes from forward into new places. Take “DHBN” for instance, whose Snails’ influenced sound takes the vomitstep ideology to a whole new level. Sebrus continues with his top notch sound design through both “The Beginning” and “Time,” although the former flexes his skills a bit more. Check out the full EP below, and don’t forget to download the entire EP for free. Lookout for more music soon, as Sebrus is just getting things going and is looking to make 2016 a big kick off year.

’DHBN (Original Mix)’
’The Beginning (Original Mix)’
’Time (Original Mix)’
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Introducing our Next Resident Artist — Mat Zo [TMN Residency]

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If you peep the backlogs of TMN, you’ll find posts about Mat Zo dating back as far as 2012. After bursting onto the scene during EDM’s heyday with a refreshing sound, Zo has continued to push his style forward to one so encompassing that you never know what to expect when you hit play in the best way possible.

In the 3 years since his Grammy-nominated debut album, Mat Zo has continued to pour out free downloads on his Soundcloud page remaining an influential producer while some other artists of the same generation grew stale. His 2016  sophomore album Self Assemble, captures that adventurous spirit displaying Zo’s versatility and growth as a musician since his debut. Playing out like one seamless and intentionally cinematic experience, the album spans bass / tech house, future funk / soul, electro-pop and even dubstep.

Mat Zo’s catalogue embodies much of what we love about electronic music–a penchant for innovation paired with the undeniable talent to pull off extensive experimentation. It’s for that reason that we couldn’t be more excited to welcome him as our latest Resident Artist. Over the next month, stay tuned for exclusive Mat Zo content on TMN. In the meantime, check out a medley of tunes from his latest album below.

Mat Zo – Soul Food
Mat Zo – The Enemy (ft. Sinead Egan)
Mat Zo – Killing Time
Mat Zo – Ruffneck Bad Boy (VIP)
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