[Hip-Hop] Skizzy Mars – Too Ill (Prod. Michael Keenan)

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Skizzy Mars
Too Ill (prod. Michael Keenan)

Skizzy Mars has definitely been on top of his game lately. After releasing the much heralded Phases nearly a year ago, Skiz had a relatively quiet 2013. While it’s easy to forget about artists during their brief lulls, we know Skiz spent his time in the lab wisely, waiting to return with a vengeance. Well, Skizzy Season is officially upon us now, as the 20 year old emcee has teamed up with producer Michael Keenan to string together a slew of smooth releases over the last few weeks.

His latest entry in that series, “Too Ill,” definitely lives up to its billing. Sampling the Snakehips remix of BANKS‘ “Warm Water,” (still one of our favorites at TMN), “Too Ill” features the NYC native playing to his strengths, utilizing his carefree, charismatic flow to weave together an intriguing narrative, while showcasing his penchant for crafting catchy hooks. Skizzy’s upcoming mixtape, Pace, is set to drop next week on March 4th, and we can’t wait to hear what else he has in store for us.

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Marika Hackman’s Five Favorite Songs [TMN RESIDENT ARTIST EXCLUSIVE]

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We love displaying all of the wonderful musical talent of our Resident Artists each and every month. However, sometimes we like to change it up and get to know what they like. We hit up Marika Hackman to see what she’s listening to at the moment, and she came back with five of her favorite songs. We loved the mix that she came up with, especially giving a nod to one of our all-time favorite tunes, “Caring is Creepy”.

Have a listen below, and keep your eyes peeled for an exclusive interview coming in the next few days!

Alt J
Bloodflood
Beach House
Zebra
Bon Iver
Michicant
Lykke Li
Love Out Of Lust
The Shins
Caring Is Creepy
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Schoolboy Q
The Purge / Rapfix Cypher (20syl Remix)

With an impressive new album that dropped just a couple days ago, ScHoolboy Q has established himself as one of the brightest talents in hip-hop today. In … Continue reading »

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[Indie Rock] Ruben Haze – City of Dreams

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Ruben Haze
City Of Dreams

You might be asking yourself, “Wait a minute. Haven’t I heard this before?” Well, you’re right and you’re wrong. Yes, this tune was a big club record made famous by Dirty South and Alesso, but you actually haven’t heard this version of it, until now.

If you were curious about the mysterious Ruben Haze, we can cure what ails you by telling you that this is essentially a fabricated character, sketched out as a passion venture from the creative minds of Australian producer Dirty South, aka Dragan Roganovic and vocalist Rudy Sandapa (Let It Go/Phazing).

This highly anticipated full-length EP from Ruben Haze is a live orientated band project with each track seething with gently building string elements alongside ethereal vocals and infectious melodies. When asked about the project, the duo said

We wanted to give ourselves a platform to put out music for years. Music for the ages. Ruben Haze gives us a chance to do that and throughout the past year Ruben Haze has truly taken on a life of his own.

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[Indie] Conner Youngblood – Confidence

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Conner Youngblood
Confidence

There’s something undeniably charming about Conner Youngblood’s music. It could be the understated, calming vocals. It could be the intricate, yet subtle instrumentals. It could be the laid-back nature that is always unassuming and overwhelmingly pleasing. Whatever it is, we’re into what he’s doing, and quite frankly, can’t understand why he’s not playing festivals near and wide.

While we wait for that day to come, we’ll gladly keep sharing his music, as we know there are so many of you out there who will enjoy what he’s doing. Take “Confidence” for example. This larger than life cinematic tune displays all of the aforementioned talents from this Texas based independent artist. Combining simple hand clapping, a booming bass drum kick, some down-south style strings, and his echoing vocals, we’re immediately taken to another place.

Press play and get lost with us. We promise you won’t be disappointed.

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[Secret Ninja Pass] This Week at Beta 2/27

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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)

Super 8 and Tab- February 27th
BT & Aqualung
Surrounded (Super8 & Tab Remix)

Regulators - February 28th
Tipping Point by Regulators & SaneBeats

Three - March 1st
THREE @ SUP3RFR3Q WAREHOUSE :: DALLAS TEXAS :: OCT 2011
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[Chill/Funk-Step] MOSIS – You&Me + Two Fresh Remix

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There certainly hasn’t been any shortage of quality music emanating out of Denver as of late and we can chalk up another two polished electronic compositions to that consistent stream of superfluity. Savvy beatsmith MOSIS was the latest artist to catch our eye from the Western U.S.’ electronic landscape (or ears for that matter), especially behind his latest sonic architectural achievement “You&Me”, which was self-released just last week. Exploiting elements from house and garage, hip-hop, and all things ending in “step”, “You&Me” strikes a chord amongst every side of this writer’s electronic listening scale in the most beautiful of ways. That same gift of fusion has simultaneously been the catalyst behind a diverse production index and live shows supporting artists as polar as Disclosure, Lapalux, option4, Tourist, Daedelus,  Nosaj Thing and a host of more influential musicians within the dance panorama. If any rising artist deserves a bit of crate-digging from their new fans right this second, we’ll gladly point you the way of MOSIS.

Not ones to sell ourselves short here at TMN, we’re also excited to be dropping the official remix from yet another monster Denver group: Two Fresh. The low-end leaning twins usher “You&Me” in another stimulating direction entirely. Whereas MOSIS’ original lends itself to blissful spaced-out dancefloor or listening vibes, Two Fresh’s revision gets us all hot and bothered; rather inducing the need to grind and twerk to their gluey, wonked out bass line. Both tracks more than have us stoked today, and you can bet our gaze has been fixated towards the “thick” mountain air over there for more tunes in the near future. Check out both tracks below, and take home a free digital copy of MOSIS’ original track here.

You&Me
You & Me (Two Fresh Remix)
Mosis
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