[Electronica] Max Cooper – Adrift ft. Kathrin deBoer

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Adrift feat. Kathrin deBoer
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We had the chance to review Max Cooper’ last EP back in October, which was some of the more unique and layered electronic music we had the chance to wrap our heads around, and his latest single “Adrift” again has our attention. Featuring the complimentary jazz house vocal stylings of Kathrin deBoer alongside Max Cooper’s carefully crafted delicate percussion and plucking synths, “Adrift” keeps with Max’ refusal to follow any sort of production blueprint. A simple chord progression paces the emotive tune, but such attention is paid to every melancholy click and bleep with each new layer supporting each other, that it adds an immense amount of musical weight. “Adrift” is the first single to be released off of Max Cooper’s forthcoming debut LP, and will be available for purchase on December 16. However, you can preorder the album here to guarantee it hits your music player on release day. For now though, you can cop the stream above.

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

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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)

Boom. That’s it, ninjas!

Who’s going to be lighting the decks up this week? Peep the killer talent below.

Andy Moor - December 12th
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Moor Music Episode 110 (2013.11.22)

Heroes x Villains - December 13th
OUT NOW!!! Dimitri Vegas & Moguai & Like Mike
Mammoth (HXV x CARNAGE rmx)

Robbie Rivera - December 14th
Robbie Rivera & The EKGs (Robbie Rivera & Lahox Mix)
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[House] Acid Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy (Worthy’s Nut Crackin’ Rerub Up)

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Acid Dance Of The Sugar Plum Fairy (Worthys Nut Crackin Rerub Up)
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Anabatic Records founder and one of San Francisco’s most notable house producers Worthy comes to TMN just in time for the holidays with a bootylicious rework of an older tune, “Acid Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy”. The moment Worthy’s addictive brand of bouncy house collides with the classical rhythms of The Nutcracker’s “Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy” its hooks are sunken while the entire movement is blended out oh so smoothly,  adding just the perfect amount of body jack to your step. “Acid Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy” works well on multiple levels, both tapping into those childhood memories and your more sinister night life persona. Worthy bridges two completely different styles of dance music to create an original product, and it has most certainly paid off. With past releases on OWSLA, Discobelle and Dirtybird under his belt and upcoming live dates in some of the U.S.’ biggest and most enlightened dance communities to round out the year, we’re salivating like one of Pavlov’s German Shepperds to see what 2014 has in store. In keeping with the holiday spirit, Mr. Worthy is presenting this one as a free download for your listening pleasure or DJ sets, so go ahead and grab the digital copy above.

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[Mixtape] Busta Rhymes & Q-Tip – The Abstract & The Dragon

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After much anticipation and an acclaimed single, veteran emcees Busta Rhymes and Q-Tip finally treat fans to their new collaborative mixtape, The Abstract & The Dragon. These two legends are no strangers to being part of a group–Tip from A Tribe Called Quest, and Busta from Leaders of the New School–before making a name for themselves as solo acts. Now, the two minds come together to deliver a 28 track tape that includes the new Kanye West and Lil Wayne featured single “Thank You,” as well as some old favorites like “Vivrant Thing”.

Christmas definitely comes early this year and this mix delivers classics, high-profiled collaborations, remixes, and new material, including features from Missy Elliot, Redman, Raekwon, Talib Kweli and more. Enjoy something different to fill your stocking (and playlists) for the holiday season as you wait for Tip’s LP Last Zulu and Busta’s Extinction Level Event 2 to drop in 2014. Peep the download link below, and make sure to check out a few of our favorites from the project as well.

DOWNLOAD: Busta Rhymes & Q-Tip – The Abstract & The Dragon

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[House] Great Good Fine OK – You’re the One For Me (option4 Remix)

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You're The One For Me (option4 remix)

option4, an artist with whom we’ve had the pleasure to showcase a few times and even premiere, has been augmenting his rapidly expanding fan base on the heels of a deep, party appropriate stable of house remixes and originals. Today however, the astute producer has shed another layer of production psyche, and turned to a sunnier, provocative sound on this latest rework of indie-pop outfit Great Good Fine OKs anthemic single “You’re the One For Me”. We weren’t sure how this one would translate to the dance floor, especially from such a unique artist like option4, but alas, our concerns were ultimately fruitless and the mark was hit directly on its bulls-eye. The tempo is pitched up slightly on option4’s rework, glossed with a very U.K. influenced shuffle and a punchy kick. Like most of his tracks thus far, option4’s remix of “You’re the One For Me” is being gifted to us Ninjas as a free download on his Soundcloud, so do your cochlear cavities a favor and plug into this one at some point today.

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The Trap Dojo #61 [MP3 Playlist]

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Quite the lineup today for our 61st Trap Dojo, featuring pretty much every sound design that’s floating around the blogosphere. Starting off with arguably the hottest producer in the game right now, Wave Racer, who seems to only release anthems. His remix of Flight Facilities track, “Stand Still” could be his best yet, what do you think? Next is the new Cashmere Cat, he does by Basenji but were going to just call him ‘Dogmere Dog’ for now. I featured 3 glorious tracks from him today: “Dawn”, “Tribute To The Cat”, and “Speak With A Dofflin”. KAYTRANADA Edition of Disclosure, that’s really all you should have to read before listening to this remix of “January”. Jacuzzi is up next, and you don’t want to over look these two amazing tracks, “Tundra” and “Luxury”. Enjoy the rest of the tunes featuring: LOUDPVCK, Flosstradamus, Torro Torro, Flechette, Tom Size, ODESZA, Lambo, TastyTreat, salute, Free N Losh, Gent & Jawns, Big Gigantic, heRobust, Supervision, Bro Safari, UFO!, ESTA, Ta-ku, Com Truise, and more.

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Stand Still feat. Micky Green (Wave Racer Remix)
Basenji
Dawn
Disclosure
January (Kaytranada Edition)
Brillz and Minxx
Fuzzy Peach (LOUDPVCK Remix)
Jacuzzi
Tundra
FLOSSTRADAMUS
MOSH PIT
Dillon Francis
Without You (feat. T.E.E.D.) (Torro Torro Remix)
Tomsize & Flechette
The Twerking Dance
Pretty Lights
One Day Theyll Know (ODESZA Remix)
Big Gigantic
Touch the Sky
Gent & Jawns
SWIZZY
Pretty Lights
Press Pause (Free n Losh Remix)
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Lets Get Busy (heRobust Remix)
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Always All Ways (SuperVision Remix)
Yung Lean
Kyoto Prod. Yung Gud
Brillz ft Teddy Tuxedo
Buckwild (Bro Safari & UFO! Remix)
Jackal
Bubblegum ft CRNKN (Lambo Remix)
Jacuzzi
Luxury
Basenji
Speak With A Dofflin
TastyTreat
Diamonds (Original Mix) OUT NOW ON TEENAGE RIOT RECORDS
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Blitzzz
Ta ku
Closer
Esta
Pure
Flight Facilities
Stand Still feat. Micky Green (Com Truise Remix)
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YOU MAKE ME  (diplo & Ookay remix preview)
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Rakost (VILLAGE Remix)
Purple
The Club (Shlohmo Remix)
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[Remix] Disclosure – January (Kaytranada Edition)

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January (Kaytranada Edition)

Montreal-based producer Kaytranada has been one of this year’s most exciting newcomers with an excellent debut project, Kaytra Todo, and numerous impressive remixes. His style, full of 808s and R&B samples, certainly reflects the current direction of music production, but in a manner that is uniquely laid-back, yet danceable.

On his latest release, the Montreal-based artist reimagines Disclosure’s “January” continuing to expand the versatility of his repertoire. Disclosure’s infectious melodies and soulful vocals create the perfect canvas for Kaytranada, who’s version of “January” takes a groovy life of its own. This combination, in many ways, captures 2013’s music trends at their best falling on the intersection of EDM, hip-hop, R&B and trap. Enjoy above and look for this one on Disclosure’s official Settle remix album, out December 17th.

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