[Indie Rock] The 1975 – The 1975


Manchester sensation The 1975 (as seen here) has graced us with their brand new debut LP. With a hazy, dreamy feel and catchy melodies, the listener would be forgiven for missing the subtle layering and rich texture beneath each song. The overall effect is powerful, fun and moving in places.

“M.O.N.E.Y.” begins with a layered effect that creates the dream-like haze that accompanies so many songs on this album. The lyrics float over the tune, standing out when they need to, blending into the melody when needed and generally feed into the narcotic undertones of the song.

At first blush “Chocolate” seems like a pop ode to smoking marijuana (and eluding authorities), but the consumer can discover more after repeated listening. Besides the catchy guitar riff, the song captures the spirit of youth that translates across the pond: “despite warnings, we’re going to have fun and take risks because there’s nothing else to do!” The lyrics don’t offend and don’t glamorize the habit, but capture the thinking process there–sort of a lazy carpe diem, if you like.

“Settle Down,” contains catchy guitar riffs over synth, and creates a melody that sticks. The poppy tune reminds the listener of the 80′s but without sounding trite or stale.

Finally, “Robbers,” taps back into the dreamy tone of the album. The ballad feel of the song is well done, creating some power at the end that moves.

Overall, the album embodies all of the great things coming out of the UK at the moment, indie-music wise. The 1975 captures the fun of genre but doesn’t sacrifice anything artistically: well made, creative, fresh and serious music that doesn’t take itself too seriously. Good stuff! Take a listen here.

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[TMN EXCLUSIVE] The 1975 – Chocolate (Song Art + Quote)

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There are only a few bands that have come along and captivated the blogosphere with each and every release. Yes, UK indie rockers The 1975 have graced your ears on this blog again and again, which is why it’s easy to understand why these quickly rising phenoms are taking the US by storm. America’s collective affinity lies in their catchy hooks, infectious lyrics, and admirable pop structure

With their self-titled debut album hitting record stores in only a few days, The 1975 have given us a sneak peak at the artwork for one of our favorite tracks of the summer, “Chocolate”. Channeling stories of small town trouble into roof-raising guitar pop, The 1975’s deeply personal narratives unfold like a scene in a movie. Cutting through the weed haze, “Chocolate” has become the song that defines the young Manchester band – a rhythmically brilliant call-to-arms that becomes impossible to get out your head after just one listen.

Speaking to us about the song, front-man Matty explains:

Chocolate tells the story of our relationships with the governing authorities of our small town. Smoking weed, smoking anything I suppose, boredom and what ensues when both parties challenge one another. It’s a love letter to boredom, limited opportunities of expressing yourself and embracing and understanding the make up of where you’re from. Musically and structurally it is the blueprint of our output, but I’d need an entire book to discuss that in detail

Pre-order The 1975’s debut here, and if you’re still on the fence about whether or not you should pick it up (which you shouldn’t be), click here and listen to it in full before you purchase.

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[MEGA SUMMER PLAYLIST] Volume IV – Electronic Dance Music


And so it is. We’ve been through three weeks of epic, mind bending, weekend-long style playlists to close out the summer. Just in time for Labor Day weekend, we have the fourth and final playlist which will carry your little dancing legs all the way through the holiday weekend. Deep House, Tech House, Dubstep, Trap, Electro House, Progressive House – this playlist covers your party needs for the holiday weekend and beyond.

- TMN Staff

Electro / House / Electronic

Chris Lake, Steve Aoki, & Tujamo
Boneless (Ultra Music)
Paul Oakenfold & Project 46
Higher feat. Daphne (Original Mix)
Center Of The Universe (Original)
Technicolor (Original)
Porter Robinson & Mat Zo
Whats Up Suckaz (Beatport Overall)
Young Squage
Robbie Rivera
Float Away (Robbie Rivera, Frank Caro & Alemany Mix)
Take Me Ft Kyler England (Original Mix)
Matthew Koma
One Night (Vicetone Remix)
Tom Swoon & Amba Shepherd
Not Too Late (Original Mix)
Nicky Romero ft. Krewella
Legacy (Vicetone Remix)
Nicky Romero & Krewella
Legacy (Wildstylez Remix)
Good 4 It (Firebeatz Remix)
Mat Zo feat. Chuck D
Pyramid Scheme
Martin Garrix
Animals (Original Mix)
Bass Kleph
Back 2 Funk
Sander van Doorn
Neon (Club Mix)
Felix Cartal & Clockwork
The Fire (feat. Madame Buttons)
Sebastian Ingrosso, Tommy Trash, Savoy & Sick Individuals
Reload The Sun (Tommie Sunshine Bootleg)
Marcel Woods feat. Vanbot
Bring It Back (Radio Edit)
Morten Breum
Look Closer
Ellie Goulding
Burn (Mat Zo Remix)
Rapid Fire (Original Mix)
The Bloody Beetroots
Chronicles Of A Fallen Love Feat Greta Svabo Bech
If I Lose Myself (Ryan Kenney Remix)
Martin Solveig & The Cataracs
Hey Now feat. Kyle
Chris Lake & Marco Lys
La Tromba (Chris Lake & Nom De Strip remix)
Hardwell feat. Amba Shepherd
City Lights (Original Mix)
Felix Cartal
Young Love (feat. Koko LaRoo)
Waves (Radio Edit)
Showtek Feat. We Are Loud! & Sonny Wilson
Booyah (Radio Mix)
Tsunami (Original Mix)
Red Hot Chili Peppers
Otherside (Third Party Remix)
American Authors
Believer (Hyperbits Remix)
Sebastian Ingrosso, Tommy Trash & John Martin
Reload (Vocal Version / Radio Edit)
Lana Del Rey
Summertime Sadness (Cedric Gervais Remix)
Triad Dragons
Chasing Shadows feat Julie Zorrilla (Original Mix)
Faith (Extended Mix)
Live For The Night
Fedde Le Grand & Nicky Romero
Sparks (Night Crimes VIP Remix)
Rihanna ft. David Guetta
Right Now (Justin Prime remix)
Vicetone feat. Jonny Rose
Lana Del Rey
Young And Beautiful (Kaskade Mix)
Atmosphere (Extended Mix)
Avicii & Nicky Romero
I Could Be The One (Original Mix)
Girls and Boys
Wake Me Up (Extended Mix)
Kill Paris
Falling In Love Again (Feat. Marty Rod & Alma)
Skrillex// Dog Blood// Birdy Nam Nam// A$AP ROCKY// KRUNK!
Wildfire (Koyote Bootleg)
Anoop Desai Feat. ADHD
Love War (Moiez Remix)
Dan Black ft. Kelis
Hearts (Kaskade & R3hab Remix)
Paul Oakenfold ft. Azealia Banks
Venus (Full Version)
Ricky Ricardo (Victor Niglio Remix)
Capital Cities
Safe & Sound (Tommie Sunshine & Live City Remix)
Dirty South & Alesso feat. Ruben Haze
City Of Dreams (Showtek Remix)
The Aston Shuffle vs Tommy Trash vs Tony Romera
Sunrise Pandor (Tommy Trash Edit)
Bob Sinclar
Summer Moonlight (Radio Edit)
3LAU, Paris & Simo
Escape feat. Bright Lights (Original Mix)
Elecro Bliss
Sun Gazer (Original)


CROWN Ft Mike Posner & Boaz Van De Beatz & Riff Raff
Diplo & GTA
Boy Oh Boy
Blood Diamonds
Barcode ft. Dominic Lord
Major Lazer
Watch Out For This (Bumaye) Rell The Soundbender Bootleg Remix
You & Me ft. Eliza Doolittle (Baauer Remix)
Just Blaze x Baauer
Sound Remedy
ETC!ETC! & Brillz & Diplo
Bueller feat. Chuck Inglish
Porter Robinson
Say My Name (Aylen Trap Bootleg)
Talal Qureshi x Meesha Shafi
Dhol Bajay Ga (Official Remix)
Body So Tight ft. Childish Gambino (Explicit)
Rhythm Is A Dancer (Aylen Remix)
Galaxies and Heartbreaks


Lana Del Rey
Young & Beautiful (PatrickReza Remix)
Pretty Ugly
Pretty Ugly
Adventure Club
Gold Ft. Yuna
Seven Lions with Myon and Shane 54
Strangers (Feat. Tove Lo)
When The World Falls (Original Mix)
My People
Stargazer (Original Mix)
Dog Blood
Shred Sled (Kill Em With The Beat) (Night Crime VIP Bootleg)
Flux Pavilion feat. Childish Gambino
Do or Die (Recorded From MTV Music Experiment)
Hazed (Extended Mix)
Crywolf & Ianborg
One Republic
If I Lose Myself (PRFFTT & Svyable Remix)
Flux Pavilion
The Scientist
Flux Pavilion & Major Lazer
Jah No Partial

Chill / Disco / Electronica

Daft Punk
Get Lucky (feat. Pharrell Williams)
Cool Like Me
Justin Timberlake
Strawberry Bubblegum (Allure Remix)
Touch Sensitive
Pizza Guy
Trying To Be Cool (A Trak Remix)
Stay feat. Mikky Ekko (Erol Sabadosh Remix)
Justin Timberlake
Suit & Tie (Oliver Nelson Remix)
Bruno Mars
Treasure (Victor Niglios Remix)
5 Reasons
I Shot The Sheriff (Rework/Remix)
Passion Pit
Carried Away (Dillon Francis Remix)
The Knocks
Modern Hearts ft. St. Lucia
Mirage 84 (Neptune Safari remix)
Daft Punk
Lose Yourself to Dance
Basement Jaxx
What A Difference Your Love Makes
Silence Groove
Dreams Do Come True
Falling (Committed To Sparkle Motion) (Axwell Radio Edit)
Thomas Jack ft. Adrian Symes
 The Final Speech (Original Mix)
Party Supplies
Beautiful Girl
Rollercoaster feat. Sam Frank
White Cherry
Play That Funky Music White Boy (Kill Paris Remix)
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[Resident Artist Exclusive] Showtek’s Essentials Part 2

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The Music Ninja Presents: Showtek's Essentials Part 2

For our third installment in Showtek’s tenure as our Resident Artist, we’re excited to bring you “Essentials Part Two”. No, this isn’t just another version of their show Skink, this is a new program that gives you a little more insight into what the guys are digging on at the moment. It covers a broad range of tracks that you probably won’t hear in their sets, but know that they’re into at the moment.

DJ brotherly duo Wouter and Sjoerd have provided one track for the following categories: favorite classic, current favorite, future classic, secret weapon, best new talent, favorite chill-out song, road trip essential, and pregame track. Their favorite classic is meant to educate the new generation of dance music fans, while their current favorite will be directly relevant to their fans’ tastes. The future classic track is a tune they believe will be continued to be played long after its initial success. The secret weapon is a jaw-dropping track only to be used to stun the crowd at the most opportune moments. Best new talent features a promising emerging artist. The favorite chill-out song demonstrates their balanced taste with something mellow. The road trip essential is a tune that they enjoy listening to while traveling. Lastly, the pregame track is to be used as a warm-up for partying.

Favorite Classic: Marco V – Simulated

Current Favorite: Toxic – Infected

Future Classic: Martin Garrix – Animals

Secret Weapon: Jack Beats – About To Get Fresh (Brillz Remix)

Upcoming Talent Support: Danny Avilla – Tronco

Favorite Chill-out Song: Bakermat – zomer

Roadtrip Music: Raekwon Feat Ghostface Killah & Method Man – Icecream Man

Pregame Track: Vinai – Hands up

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[Hip-Hop] TRW – Nightmares (ft. InF) (Video)

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The recent resurgence of NYC hip-hop has been exciting to watch with promising, unique artists popping up seemingly everyday. Brooklyn’s TRW might not be on your radar yet, but the emcee is a prime example of the new wave of young artists coming out of the east coast. TRW’s style draws on his local predecessors, while maintaining a fresh and youthful feel. Joining his contemporaries, he is socially conscious, but avoids overdoing it keeping things positive and fun to listen to all the while.

As its name suggests, “Nightmares” is one of TRW’s heavier tracks in which he bounces seamlessly between topics ranging from philosophical musings and social injustice to romance and love. The visuals were shot in his East New York neighborhood and directed by Ari Kamin.

Enjoy the video below and grab a free download up top. If you’re feeling this one, make sure to check out some more of TRW’s material at Wread Wrkr, the creative collective and media outlet he is a part of.

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[Denver Events] This Week at Beta 8/29


Being a Top 25 Club from DJ Mag comes at no surprise as Beta Nightclub has been featuring an amazing array of talent this summer, and this weekend is once again no exception.

Being regulars at Beta, we figured we should share their line up with you, in hopes that you’ll come down and rage with us. Also, just like last time, we have arranged for something special.

For the shows Thursday, Friday and Saturday, make sure you bring your phone with you. If you’re 21+, get there before 11pm, and show them this post on your phone – your cover is comped. Just make sure to enter through the front door, and not the side VIP entrance. Can’t wait to see you down there!

Jack Beats - August 29th
Example: All the Wrong Places (JACK BEATS REMIX)

Delta Heavy - August 30th
Diplo vs DJ Fresh
Earthquake (Delta Heavy Remix)

Valentino Khan - August 31st
The Bloody Beetroots feat. Paul McCartney & Youth
Out Of Sight (Valentino Khan Remix)
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