[ULTRA 2014 Schedule Recommendation] TMN’s Must See Guide to Ultra (Miami 3/28 – 3/30)

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Ahh. The time is finally here. All winter long we’ve been angrily looking at the calendar, not-so-patiently awaiting the start of festival season here in the states. To kick things off in 2014, we’re obviously overwhelmingly excited for what Ultra 2014 is bringing to the table.

As you would guess, this year’s line up is stacked, as usual. There’s a veritable pantheon of EDM legends, coupled with some amazing up and coming artists as well. We traditionally like to do a full stream of everyone that’s going to be there, but this year we’re going to change it up. Instead of giving you a tiny sample of each artist who’s playing, we’re going to give you our recommendations, day by day.

Scheduling is going to be tricky, so make sure you set out a proper game plan. It might be hard to stick to after a few beverages, but take it from us – don’t miss out on seeing your favorite artist, or any of these suggestions below:

Friday March 28th

Chainsmokers – Stage 7

Picked by Bryn Carter & Clayton Warwick

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TMN Staff Comment: Two handsome devils reigning from New York who can make ANY song the ultimate remix. Make sure to check out these two who will keep your feet moving and your mind spinning with their intense indie/electronic melodies.

The Wanted
We Own The Night(The Chainsmokers Remix)
The Chainsmokers vs. Tove Lo
Habits
#SELFIE

Friday March 28th

M.I.A. – Live Stage

Picked by Eric Gossett

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TMN Staff Comment: The ever-controversial M.I.A. is definitely a “don’t miss” performance at this year’s Ultra Music Festival. The singer just released her critically-acclaimed album Matangi last year and is currently being sued by the NFL for $15 million for her performance at the Super Bowl. So if that was what they (couldn’t) show at the Super Bowl, I can only imagine how wild her uncensored stage show must be.

BRING THE NOIZE
M.I.A.
Bad Girls
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Friday March 28th

12TH Planet – UMF Radio Stage

Picked by Clayton Warwick

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TMN Staff Comment: Last year, I had the pleasure of introducing someone to trap, and did so by watching 12th Planet’s set on Sunday afternoon. This well respected, LA based producer will be throwing down a massive set full of filthy beats. If you want to get down and dirty, don’t miss this set.

Pretty Lights
Go Down Sunshine (12th Planet Remix)
Smoked Out
12th Planet & Protohype
Paper on @smogrecords

Friday March 28th

Kill The Noise – UMF Radio Stage

Picked by Michael Serratore

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TMN Staff Comment: There are plenty of players in the world of filthy bass, but no one does it quite like KTN. There’s an undeniable energy in everything he does, and that will only be taken to the next level amongst a crowd of frenzied fans

Thumbs Up (For Rock N Roll) with Feed Me
DUCKSAUCE
NRG (Skrillex, Kill The Noise, Milo & Otis RMX)
Kill The Noise & Dillion Francis
Dill The Noise

Friday March 28th

Chance the Rapper – Live Stage

Picked by Baseer Ahmad and Clayton Warwick

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TMN Staff Comment: You say you’re going to Ultra to only listen to beats? Don’t limit yourself. A break in the bass will be welcomed, and who better to give you said break than Chi-Town native, Chance the Rapper?

Childish Gambino: They Dont Like Me (ft. Chance the Rapper)
Lil Wayne
You Song Ft Chance The Rapper (Dedication 5)
Chance The Rapper
Brain Cells Live (5day)

Friday March 28th

The Glitch Mob – Worldwide Stage

Picked by Rachel Haroldson

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TMN Staff Comment: This is a no brainer. Glitch Mob absolutely throws down with live performances, from the insane stage set-ups to the energy of the group, you can just see that these guys have a passion for performing and love giving the audience an unforgettable show.

Nalepa
Monday (The Glitch Mob Remix)
A Dream Within a Dream
DRINK THE SEA
The Glitch Mob
We Can Make The World Stop
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[MP3 Playlist] Indie Dojo (March 2013 Round #4)

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Work. Most of us gotta do it. Some of us love it, most of us hate it. If you love it, wonderful. Here’s a little playlist to add icing to that cake. If you hate it, we’re sorry. Here’s a little playlist to help you get through however many more hours you have until you break free. Rain or shine. We’re here for you.

Cousin Marnie
Youve Been Fooling Me Baby
Rodrigo Amarante
Hourglass
Goodbye Chanel
KALIFORNIA
River Tiber
Atlantis
Kyle Woods & Ryne Estwing
Nothing Left To Give
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[Progressive House] Kings of Leon X Ghost Wars – Use Somebody (Gazzo Cover Remix)

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I’ve been roaming around I was looking down and now I see…”  – Sorry, I just got caught up in some old feels this morning thanks to Gazzo’s new Ghost Wars cover remix of the infamous “Use Somebody” by Kings of Leon. Gazzo takes us down memory lane with easily one of the most adorable songs to have ever surfaced into the lives of the musically inclined. Not only does he punch us right in the heart with the force of 10,000 rhinoceroses stampeding across the Serengeti, but he also shows us his uncanny ability to make us want to cry and dance all at the same time.

This track emits an emotive upbeat, trance-like vibe that even Tiesto can’t seem to wrap his mind around – too soon? With the combined forces of Gazzo and Ghost Wars, “Use Somebody” is transformed from epic ballad to epic dance anthem that maintains the expressive integrity of the original. This progressive house banger resonates a certain type of cuteness that I just cannot seem to keep up with. Is there such a thing as dying from too many feels? If so, Gazzo has just injected us all with a lethal dose of happiness.

Make sure to grab your free download and relive the high school ‘you.’ In some way or another, you’ll be thinking of that special someone who makes you feel all fuzzy inside. Tequila counts.

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[Indie/Dream Pop] Merchandise – Figured Out

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Tampa-based quartet Merchandise are streaming their upcoming single “Figured Out” and it’s a thing of beauty.

The dream pop, former punk, outfit recently signed to UK label 4AD and is getting ready to release their third full-length LP, the follow-up to 2012’s Children of Desire. Since it’s release the band have also made new member, Elsner Nino (formerly of the hardcore band Shoxx), their permanent drummer.

With Nino providing a heavy backbone of beats, Merchandise’s blend of melancholic acoustic melodies and pristine, incisive electric guitar riffs make “Figured Out” a euphoric and rapturous pop tune. One listen to the track and it’s easy to pick up on Merchandise’s influences, ranging everywhere from bands like The Smiths and Echo & The Bunnymen to psychedelic labelmates Deerhunter and Twin Shadow. “Figured Out” will be released on April 19 as part of this year’s Record Store Day via 540 Records.

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[MP3 Playlist] The Chill Dojo #77

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Every so often a truly unique sound surfaces on the web, and the power of originality alone can create a sensation that simply needs to be shared. There’s not much out there about the mysterious moniker Point Point, but what we can tell you is that ‘Life in Grey’ is unlike anything you’ve heard before. It’s hard to describe just how good the level of production is on this one, but it certainly stamped itself as the track of the week in an instant. Porter Robinson made similar waves with ‘Sea of Voices’, which shook the need for any bass with the use of sheer musical emotion instead. Of course in this era a remix is never far away, but thankfully there are plenty out there which respect the beauty of the original, and maintain a serene atmosphere just perfect for the Chill Dojo. Spaveech and RAC are our top choices for sure, so check them below if you crave music that makes you feel. On the flipside, we have plenty of love for mellow edits of the big hits as well, and Rossi Sure’s fresh take on ‘Take Me Home’ will make you forgive the amount of times you’ve heard the radio bleed the track dry. Forget about heavy drops, the bright melodic hook is the perfect new direction to take this Cash Cash banger. Sydney’s Hayden James is no stranger to innovation either, and this week’s trick is a glorious combination of Rufus and some renowned Australian future sound. This song is pure feels, and the vocals will let you know that many times over. That’s certainly triggered a desire for more sultry beats, and luckily Royal’s refix of ‘Crave You’ is just what the doctor ordered. You’re sure to have heard the iconic lyrics countless times in past, but the young beatmaker amplifies the vibes to maximum for a tune just saturated in good feelings.  Kygo’s exceptional edit of ‘Cut Your Teeth’ would have left plenty of listeners content to call game over for any other producers attempting a remix. It’s a good thing that brothers Hippie Sabotage didn’t share the same attitude, because otherwise we would never get to experience the tingling sensation from their gorgeous downtempo rendition. You’ll also notice new stuff from names like Koan Sound and Skrillex, who continue to amaze with the versatility of the sounds they are capable of. We’ve preached this many times before, but never box an artist into one style or genre, because you’ll never expect when they might show up here.

It’s been a week stacked in awesome discoveries, so there will be plenty here to amaze you. Peace out.

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Point Point
Life In Grey
Porter Robinson
Sea Of Voices (SPAVEECH REMIX)
Porter Robinson
Sea Of Voices (RAC Mix)
Cash Cash Ft Rexha
Take Me Home (Rossi Sure Remix)
Rufus
Sundream (Hayden James Remix)
Flight Facilities
Crave You (Royal Refix)
Kyla La Grange
Cut Your Teeth (Hippie Sabotage Remix)
Koan Sound
Lost In Thought
Skrillex
Fire Away.mp3
3LAU, Paris & Simo feat. Bright Lights
Escape (Skrux Remix)
Skrux
Escapade (Original Mix)
Armando Junior & Dekkon
Everyday People
Mighty Oaks
Just One Day (The Jury RMX)
Angus and Julia Stone
And The Boys (Glastrophobie Remix)
James Vincent McMorrow
We Dont Eat (Glastrophobie Remix)
Glen Check
Ive Got This Feeling (Kartell Remix)
Rattraps
Smitten (Paces Remix)
Kraak & Smaak
How We Gonna Stop The Time (Monitor 66 Remix)
Fabich & Ferdinand Weber
Joy
Toyboy & Robin
Beneath The Cold (Ft. FEMME)
Mar
Man X Woman (Linier Edit)
Mar
Man X Woman (Syv Remix)
esta
Carousel.
Obeson
Hazy (Feat. Abigail Press)
GrooveU & Dr.Benz
Afterglow (Original Mix)
Banks
Waiting Game (Loston Rework)
Vindata
All I Really Need (Regulators Remix)
Thriftworks
lest you be judged
Atu
Close (Zuper Edit)
Solboi & Yeek
Kimono Virgin
SevnthWonder
Missing U
Juan Cristobal
Under The Sheets (SevnthWonder Remix)
Nelly feat. Kelly Rowland
Dilemma (Dave Luxe Mustard Fix)
SchoolBoy Q ft Kendrick Lamar
Collard Greens (Jeftuz Remix)
SYZ
Sunlick
Earthquake Island
Naked Water (Go Yama Remix)
BeAle
Souvenir.
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Sunday Night Soul [Vol. 19]

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March Madness has taken the nation by storm, and we here at TMN are no exception. In the quest for the perfect billion dollar bracket, all hearts have officially been left broken and shattered. No need to fret though, because we’ve got just the remedy here to heal your aching hearts and wounded egos. Getting in the spirit of the season, we’ve gone ahead and assembled our largest Sunday Night Soul yet (we really have gone mad). Gathering together 64 of the finest tunes we could get our hands on, this week’s collection is guaranteed to last you much longer than Duke’s tenure in the tourney.

Picking our favorites this week proved nearly as difficult as picking winners in this year’s competition. Oscar & The Wolf, The Night VI, AstronauticaVökVeronica Domingues, Freddy HefnerRoyce Wood Junior, and OBESØN lead the group of fresh new faces to our series, while BANKS, Mara HrubyKwabs, Keyshia Cole, Kyan, Jarell PerryJaymes Youngabhi//dijon, abstract youth, and Fortune return for outstanding performances of their own. Fans of remixes are sure to be pleased too, as XONA, MisterMack, Nanpa Noir, Swindle, KR$CHN, Joan of ART and OverDo$e headline a sensational group of producers. There’s something for everyone here, and just like this year’s Cinderella story, Dayton, at least one of these is bound to captivate your heart.

BANKS
Are You That Somebody (Acoustic Cover)
Daniela Andrade
Crazy In Love (Beyonce Cover)
Daeho
It Was You
Mara Hruby
Gone With The Wind
Conner Youngblood
Mercury
Kyan
Zoo
bAnoffee
Bleeding Love (Leona Lewis Cover)
Oscar & The Wolf
Undress
Mariami
Best Friend (Prod. Tito Tunes)
THE NIGHT VI
Sienna
Avery Storm
Party On The Roof Top
Jordan Rakei
All For Something (prod. esta.) (demo)
Simien fox
 Perfect (Prod. Strange Soul X TEME)
Astronautica
How Its Gonna Be (feat. JMSN)
Vök
Tension
Xander Ghost
The Same
WithLoveXavier
Drake Medley
Jarell Perry
Own It
Veronica Domingues
I Get High (feat. C Flowz)
Yummy Bingham
Can We Stay ft Kardinal Offishall (Prod By Nyce Hitz)
Keyshia Cole
Next Time (Wont Give My Heart Away)
Keyshia Cole
Rick James Ft. Juicy J
Freddy Hefner
See Saw
Ray J
Hey Love Feat. Tyga & French Montana
Verse Simmonds
Sexy Body REMIX Ft. Kid Ink & Eric Bellinger
Royce Wood Junior
Hardly
SAFIA
Paranoia, Ghosts & Other Sounds
Kyan
Stratosphere
Jaymes Young
Habits Of My Heart (Sufjan Stevens Remake)
Kwabs
Pray For Love
Jayne Rio
100 MPH
Josh Record
For Your Love (Dot Major Remix)
The Weeknd
Twenty Eight (XONA REMIX)
XONA
DownTown
TVNE
deny.
Tech N9ne x Kendrick Lamar x ¡MAYDAY! x Kendall Morgan
Fragile (Joan Of ART Edit)
OBESØN
Hazy (Feat. Abigail Press)
Frank Ocean
Swim Good (Edit Juan w/ Jenny)
Alfa Mist & Tom Misch
Going Down
Tele Fresco
Lie To Me
Zara McFarlane
Open Heart (Swindle Remix)
Cosmic Quest
Water Winds (Feat. Molly Williams)
abhi//dijon
Let You Know
Usher
Climax (MisterMack Remix)
Duncan Gerow
Ciara + Joker = Body Party
NANPA NOIR
Millón (Download via Waxhole)
Brandy
I Wanna Be Down ( Real bootleg FINESE ▲ )
Elaquent
Yesssss. (Floetry Say Yes Remix)
aywy
Candy Ft. Fortune (Forthcoming on Play It Louder Vol.2)
How To Dress Well
Words I Dont Remember (KR$CHN Bootleg)
Fortune
Would You
Sango
Me de Amor (Nikes Edit)
Radiohead
Reckoner (Go Yama Remx)
Ticklish x DJ Paypal
Bent Up
Erykah Badu
BUMP IT (DJ A1 REMIX)
Rudimental
Baby (AFTRHRS RMX)
M Phazes
I Dont Wanna Fall In Love
Mike Posner
Please Dont Go (kuma remix)
The Weeknd
Rolling Stone (Overdo$e edit)
Drake
Own It (DTWICE DE BEL AIR Edit)
HU₵₵I
Wings
R. Kelly
Every Position (Hasta Remix)
Chaos Kid
P a l m T r e e f e r
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[Deep House] Fabich & Ferdinand Weber – Joy

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The combined efforts of German duo Fabich & Ferdinand Weber have already produced some amazing things in the early part of 2014, and they’re stamping their claim on the rest of the year by taking this partnership to the next level. We all know a relationship isn’t sealed until it’s Facebook official, and their latest release comes with the news of a brand new page combining this exciting artist package into one. It’s a joyous occasion for sure, and they’re celebrating this union by sharing this happiness in the form of another solid deep house original. It’s the uplifting experience we’ve quickly grown fond of from this talented pair, with a bright rhythmic groove that makes this as perfect for dancefloors as it is just flowing from your headphones in a solitary chill session. Look for this one to get a good rinse in sets across the upcoming summer season, and make sure you’re keeping up with all the latest from these two names that will only get bigger this year.

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