[Secret Ninja Pass] This Week at Beta 6/12


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)

That’s it! Sounds too good to be true, right? Well, it’s not. Head to Beta and see for yourself.

Ferry Corsten - June 12th
Ferry Corsten Ft. Jenny Wahlström
Many Ways

Protohype - June 13th
Babylon (Protohype Festival Throwback Remix)

Jeremy Olander - June 14th
Bandersnatch (EPIC Radio 010 Preview) **OUT NOW**
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Erin Fein & Ryne Estwing – Tunnels [TMN PREMIERE]

Erin Fein & Ryne Estwing

It’s one thing to have a publisher that adores its artist’s music. It’s another thing to have a publisher that encourages rostermates to interact with each other. It’s pretty much unheard of for a publisher to send members from each band on its roster to a gorgeous setting for a week of inter-label songwriting. That is unless you’re Red Brick Songs.

Two years ago we found ourselves wildly enamored with the quality of music Red Brick put out with their Casablanca Sessions on Lake Couchiching. The second we went through their playlist, we knew that this little Canadian indie publisher had created something special.

Flash forward two years, and we’re now ready to start checking out the product of their latest songwriter’s retreat. Fortunately for us, we’re bringing you the very first release off of The Red Album. “Tunnels” was crafted by Erin Fein (Psychic Twin), Ryne Estwing (ON AN ON) and Nygel Asselin (producer of Half Moon Run), and takes listeners on a surreal voyage, carried through by alternating vocalists and stunning harmonies. Coupled with some booming percussion, a light yet playful bassline and some ethereal synth melodies, “Tunnels” has us lost in some delectable daydreams.

As the weeks go on, Red Brick Songs will be releasing tunes from this incredible retreat which brought fifteen songwriters from all over North America to Deerhurst Resort. Expect to hear some fantastic stuff from members of ON AN ON, Psychic Twin, JMR, Los Encantados, EXROYALE, Andy Shauf, STACEY, Library Voices, In-Flight Safety, Cuff The Duke and Oh Travioso

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JPhelpz & Algoreythm – Brains [TMN Premiere]

JPhelpz & Algoreythm

Whenever you see the words ‘FIREPOWER’ and ‘NEW RELEASE’ in the same sentence, you already know that you are about to get extremely mental. Datsik’s label has consistently been firing out some major heat from the arsenal of bassheads and JPhelpz is definitely one that has seen a substantial amount of growth in a short period of time. We just couldn’t pass up the opportunity to premiere his new original track, “Brains”, alongside other basshead, Algoreythm.

First and foremost – if you are wearing headphones, we warn you in advance that you might experience hearing loss, hallucinations, and/or loss of motor abilities. Right from the beginning, “Brains” immediately makes you feel as if you’re in an episode of “The Walking Dead”, but with more zombie action and less crying from Rick. The instense sensations that are exuded from this dark, swampy, bass-heavy track gives us more the reason to completely lose ourselves in the moment. JPhelpz has done an incredible job thus far and will only help bass music get the push it needs to get to the forefront of electronic music. “Brains” is a clear indication that he is re-inventing the way bass music is perceived…and we like it.

Prepare for one of the most absurd experiences you will ever have with a track and get ready for his upcoming EP, “Living Dead” out on FirePower Records on June 24th.

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Hollow & Akimbo – Still Life (Jon Zott Remix) [TMN PREMIERE]

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Still Life Remix

The music scene is alive and well in Detroit, and newcomer Jon Zott is continuing to display the electronic prowess that the Motor City has come to be known for.

The bar was already set high on one of our favorite tunes from Hollow & Akimbo, which is comprised of the insanely talented and multifaceted musician Jonathan Visger (Absofacto, Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr.), and his equally as impressive bandmates Brian Konicek and Mike Higgins.

Gone are the tribal percussion that provided the backbone for Visger’s silvery vocal. In their place is a booming kick and electronic spattering of clicks and space-age synths. The song takes on a whole new identity through Zott’s eyes, yet it gives a courteous tip of the cap to the original, connecting the listener to the original flawlessly, as any good remix should.

In this dancefloor pleaser, we see “Still Life” find it’s place in a whole new genre, re-imagined by an artist that we’re eager to hear more from. Make sure to follow him on Soundcloud so you can keep tabs on what’s coming up next for Jon Zott

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[Deep House] Lana Del Rey – West Coast (GRADES remix)

Lana Del Rey - West Coast (Grades Remix)

Brace yourself for the feels, because this remix of Lana Del Rey’s “West Coast” will overload you with good vibes! As always, Lana Del Rey’s vocals are extraordinarily captivating, and will inspire you to get out of that chair and get to movin’. This is the first time I’ve heard of GRADES, but with Lana backing the track on her soundcloud, I’m sure it won’t be the last. I mean just stop what you’re doing and take a look at how many followers Lana Del Rey has… Yeah you’re not reading incorrectly, she has over four million followers. I’m pretty sure that is all an organic following too. With all that being said, the fact that Lana Del Rey, or her manager, reposts remixes of her tunes and even features them on her page deserves a huge round of applause! This deep house remix will make you want to move to the west coast. If you couldn’t tell by the crowd effects in this “West Coast” remix, everyone goes crazy for Lana Del Rey and you will too!

Lana Del Rey
West Coast (The GRADES Icon mix)
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[Deep House] Dog Blood – Middle Finger (Janpier X Waverokr Bootleg)

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Dog Blood
Middle Finger (Janpier X Waverokr Bootleg)

You may remember Janpier & Waverokr from when we covered their remix of “Sad Machine”, well they’re back with another amazing remix! This time they remix one of our favorite Dog Blood songs, “Middle Finger”. This remix of “Middle Finger” is a bit hard to categorize into one sub-genre of house music. It has a bit of jacking drum style, some deep bass and even some electro vibes. When we discovered them with their last remix, we immediately knew that these two can do serious justice to some of the largest songs out there!

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[TMN Exclusive Interview] We Speak With SLANDER About Artist Development, Tacos and More

Sam F ft. The Lonely Island & Lil Jon
When Will The Bass Drop (Slander Festival Trap Edit)

SoCal residents Slander granted us a few moments to sit down and speak with them. Before asking them any questions, I mentioned their remix of Sam F ft. The Lonely Island & Lil Jon – “When Will The Bass Drop”. Scott totally flipped things on me and asked “did the bass drop hard enough?” Davincii would be very proud of this remix; let’s just say it drops so hard you would think heads are going to explode. Warning: Don’t Actually Turn Up To Death. We love you!

When Slander recently came to play in Orlando, we sat down with them before their show and got some perspective on who they are.

TMN: If you guys each had a choice to pick an artist to colab’ with, who would you pick?

Derek: “TNGHT if they got back together.”
Scott: “GTA”

TMN: Given the opportunity to play any venue, where would you pick?

Both members agreed that they would want to play Red Rocks in CO.

TMN: Say you had a message to share with up and coming artists. What would your message be?

Derek: “Make music that you like and don’t make music for other people. If you find a sound that you really like, that’s what’s going to motivate you to keep making music. You have to do it for yourself first before you start doing it for other people.”
Scott adds: “If you find yourself in a position where you’re really enjoying a different type of music, always make sure that the music that you’re making will be playable in your set. You don’t want to put yourself in a position where you’re making music that you can’t play in your set.”

TMN: Do either of you have any side or solo projects?

Derek: “Right now we just do Slander.”
Scott: “Yeah and we’re just getting the ball rolling too.”

TMN: Imagine a world where time machines exist. What time period would you go to and why?

Derek: “I would want to go in the future. I think it would be super cool to download your brain into another body or robot and live on forever.”
Scott: “I’d want to back in time. Like prehistoric shit like that, just to know if it’s bullshit or not. That’s what I would do.”

TMN: From what we’ve heard, you guys are from SoCal. What’s your favorite spot to grub at?

With no hesitation Derek responded; “King Taco”.

TMN: I know Diplo and DJ Snake have been playing your stuff out. Do you have any future plans of working with them?

Derek: “We keep in contact with Snake. I mean with guys like that, it’s really up to them; it’s not really up to us. If they want to work with us we’re down.”
Scott: “We met Snake at a BASSOLOGY show in Orange county. It was super sick. He’s pretty much the sickest artist that we’ve ever met. One hundred percent positive vibes from that guy.”

TMN: Given the opportunity to learn any instrument, what would it be?

Derek: “Well I know the piano, but I’d really like to take more lessons.”
Scott: “After watching Netsky live at Coachella, for sure drums.”

TMN: Are there any producers on the come up that we should be paying attention to?

Derek: “Nightmare, Kazo” Scott adds: “Elephante”

TMN: If there’s anyone in the world you could slander, who would it be and why?

Derek: “I don’t know; we don’t hate anyone.”
Scott: “Yeah, our whole this is try to be as positive as possible.”

A Few Shoutouts From Slander.

Kian Salari, NGHTMRE, Elephante

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