[Tech/Deep-House] Human Movement – Shake

shake cover
Human Movement

While we’re about a week late to the party on this one, there was no way we couldn’t post this incredible dancefloor weapon from Aussie duo Human Movement to get us to “Shake” this Friday night (see what we did there?). The musical synthesis of solo producers Blake Gilray and Edward Macdonald, Human Movement have been creating quite the ripple of buzz in their backyard playing this one out and it was high time we published their debut release within the confines of TMN. “Shake” pulls from its listener a ridiculous amount of  hip gyration from the onset as their extensive bass kit comes cleanly crashing through any set of monitors, while the tune’s undeniable groove will pull a wry smile from even the staunchest of house heads. Out on German label Exposure Music, “Shake” is prepped to make a serious run within the worldwide dance spectrum so do your cochlear cavities a solid today and let it set your vibe right before your dance parties kick into full swing.

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[TMN Exclusive Interview] Slow Magic’s Lessons in Running Away

How To Run Away

Slow Magic
Waited 4 U

Masked producer, Slow Magic, has emerged in the last couple years as one of the brightest talents in the flourishing, evolving genre of experimental electronic music. Remaining anonymous and keeping lyrics minimal, the young artist focuses on the sonics, masterfully proving the expressive power of an instrumental. Slow Magic’s forthcoming album, How to Run Away, which drops September 9th, has all the qualities of a breakout project with a powerful, cohesive narrative that teleports the listener to a free-spirited world through a prism of genuine emotions.

Although he generally prefers to let the music do the talking, we were lucky enough to have an inspirational chat with Slow Magic about his masked character, the emotion behind his music and his live shows (see upcoming tour dates here) among other topics. Enjoy the interview below and check out “Waited 4 U,” one of our favorites from the new album, above. How to Run Away is available on iTunes and Bandcamp now! 

TMN: Because of social media it has almost become a necessity for artists to put themselves out there and things can definitely start becoming not about the music, which makes your anonymity pretty interesting. It definitely makes sense to focus things on just the art, but what is your position on that phenomenon more broadly? 

SM: I definitely agree with that. I think there’s a lot of people who either feel forced into becoming super personal or they just want to get their face out there kind of. It can kind of turn me off to the music a little bit. Obviously, getting to know someone through their music is also really important and cool, but a lot of time that focus can take away from the art itself.

TMN: Of course there’s the element of anonymity, but the masked character definitely becomes a narrative in its own right. How do you think that fits into the music? 

SM: It started without a mask with the first few songs that I made and once I had the opportunity to play shows I had my friend develop a mask. From there, it has really grown into a character, I guess.

The character does kind of take it from anonymous to an identity, but it’s separate from me or really anything. And I like the fact that it’s itself, and it’s also me. I hope that adds to the project in that it is kind of a character and something that people can relate to even though it’s just an imaginary friend.
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[Future R&B] DiRTY RADiO – Relentless (prod. by Pomo)

Relentless (Beat by: Pomo)
Vancouver trio DiRTY RADiO, using the sultry instrumentation of beatsmith and fellow city dweller Pomo from his tune “Only You”, just painted a perma-sexy smile on our face this Friday with their newest tune “Relentless”. The first in what will be a series of mixtape style vocal remixes, “Relentless” plays like a two-step slice of steamy future R&B fused with the clicky and sophisticated stylings of Pomo. Heading into our favorite three days of the week, and on a gray and blustery day for this writer in Denver, this one had us feeling all kinds of warm and fuzzy which was just… aces. These smooth Canucks are giving this one away for free so snag a copy here in exchange for a Facebook “like”, settle into something warm and kick back to “Relentless” to get the ball rolling on your weekend.
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[Electronic] SOHN – The Wheel (Mazde Remix)

The Wheel (Mazde Remix)

Mazde is a sensational upcoming producer from Germany. If the name sounds familiar, it’s because he brought us this absolutely sublime Disclosure edit that I’m sure even had Flume sweating. The twenty year old has been hard at all work all summer on this new edit of his and the finished product has arrived and it was well worth the wait. SOHN has become a household name in the past couple years and his staying power is solidified even more with this crafty production by Mazde, adding on the alt-indie single’s downtempo backing and bringing it to the forefront with some excellent production chops. This wunderkind just got picked up by the guys over at Stoney Roads, so you can guarantee that his efforts will exponentially grow in both quality and quantity from here on out.

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[Secret Ninja Pass] This Week at Beta 9/4 – 9/6


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.

Bare - Sept 4
’BARE – Matador’

Skism - Sept 5
’SKisM – Elixir VIP’

Michael Woods - Sept 6
’Michael Woods Ft. Lauren Dyson – In Your Arms(Radio 1 Dance Anthems play)’
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[Vibes] Flume – Insane ft. Moon Holiday (Sebastian Carter Edition)

Insane ft. Moon Holiday (Sebastian Carter Edition)

Any time we see the names “Flume” or “Sebastian Carter” pop up on our newsfeeds, it appears that both artists have gained quite a substatial following over the course of time. Yesterday the internet experienced something rare and unforgettable with Sebastian Carter’s latest edit of one of Flume’s later pieces of work, “Insane ft. Moon Holiday”. The original resonates a familiar vibe that we all have learned to appreciate and love, to which we have categorized Flume as his own entity of sound. Sebastian Carter decided to take those seamless Flume frequencies and amplify the chill factor times 1,000.

Carter interpreted the original by means of telling a story through different sounds and energies. Without straying too far from the initial ambience from the track, he flawlessly infuses this edit with a melodically chopped breakdown, reverbed vocals, and a sub to keep things chilled to the bone. These type if tracs don’t pop up too often, so prepare to drift off into Swonnville with this one. Did we mention it’s also free?

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[House] Mr Belt & Wezol – Feel So Good (Original Mix)

Mr Belt & Wezol
Feel So Good (Original Mix)

Hear that, ninjas? That’s the weekend calling your name. The good news is, you’re already about halfway through your work day, which means the sweet, siren call of Friday night is getting stronger and stronger.

When the week starts out, we find ourselves going from listening to laid-back, chill tunes to help us settle back into reality. Now that we’ve gotten over the hump, we’re gradually picking up tempo, getting us ready for what adventures lie ahead. Today, we have the perfect segway to carry us through Thursday, and it comes via Musical Freedom Records.

From halfway across the globe, this Delft based duo has us dancing out here in the Mile High City. Comprised of close friends and music lovers Bart Riem and Sam van Wees, Mr. Belt & Wezol dropped this tune a few days ago, and it’s been gaining momentum ever since. With light, tropical percussion work, a groovy bassline, and an encapsulating vocal sample, “Feel So Good” has us doing just that.

Pick this up on Beatport for your weekend festivities, and as always, please dance irresponsibly.

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