[Denver Events] This Week at Beta 5/30


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!

John Digweed - May 30th

John Digweed
Live From Punta Del Este, Uruguay (2013

Crizzly- May 31st

F**kin Problems (Crizzly Remix)

Rob Garza - June 1st

Federico Aubele
No One (Rob Garza Remix)
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[Dream Folk] Still Parade – Actors

Still Parade

Life is stressful. Life is overwhelming. Life is unbearable at times. It’s moments like these that we really appreciate music. While your favorite song may only assuage your worries for a brief couple of minutes, it still does just that. In today’s world, three minutes seems like an eternity.

Still Parade has one of those tracks that’s perfect for this occasion. The soft repetitious guitar plucking, muted bass drum, and gorgeous heavenly vocals are perfect to take you away from whatever it is that’s bothering you. Just hit play, lie back and enjoy a few moments to yourself.

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San Francisco break beat boasting trio K Theory have a fresh new jam that’s pretty much perfect for the summer season. If it’s sub rattling … Continue reading »

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[Indie] FMLYBND – Electricity


It seems that the best things in life are produced from people doing what they enjoy. That’s certainly the case with Isla Vista six piece indie band FMLYBND. This freshman group of friends became “family” by growing up playing music together. Their dreamy blend of synthesizers, electronic drums, guitars and vocals encapsulate this bond that they have. Take “Electricity” for example. The first release from FMLYBND already has a depth of sound that has echoes M83, MGMT, and Passion Pit. That’s pretty remarkable to step onto the scene and evoke associations like that.

Make sure to head over to FMLYBND’s soundcloud and download this free debut track. You won’t be disappointed.

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Disclosure – F For You

F For You

Yesterday was quite the busy day, chalk full of amazing releases including three tracks from U.K.’s hottest export, and last month’s talk of Coachella, brotherly duo Disclosure. We already premiered Toro Y Moi’s remix of “Me & You”, and today are thrilled to share another original tune, “F For You”. Previously the bouncy cut, featuring vocals from the youngest Lawrence: Howard, was previewed on Zane Lowe’s BBC1 Radio show, but was only heard on the web as a radio rip. Now a week out from the release of highly anticipated debut album Settle they’ve dropped the complete studio version as well. Thus far Disclosure have released a smattering of material from Settle with “Latch” ft. Sam Smith, “White Noise” ft. AlunaGeorge, “When a Fire Starts to Burn”, “You & Me” ft. Eliza Doolittle, “Grab Her!” and now what will likely be the last pre-taste before a June 3 release on PMR, “F For You”. As you can tell, we’re a little bit excited for it. Stream “F For You” above.

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[Video] Marika Hackman – Bath Is Black

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Bath Is Black

“Bath Is Black” is the latest cut from Marika Hackman‘s debut mini-album, “That Iron Taste”, to receive a brilliantly bonkers video treatment. Coupling her unique blend of folk with a hazy fog of cannabis smoke and lap dancing gangsters, the new video somehow captures the intoxicating, playful beauty of Marika’s songwriting amid the NSFW carnage.

“That Iron Taste” is available now on iTunes

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[TMN Exclusive] Iwan Rheon – Interview


It was a great privilege for The Music Ninja to conduct an interview with actor/musician/great guy Iwan Rheon. Known in Great Britian for his leading role in the TV series The Misfits, he’s also active in the cinema world through his work in movies like Wasteland and Liberatdor among many other efforts East of the Atlantic.In addition, look for Mr. Rheon in season 3 of the epic Game of Thrones series.

Oh yeah, and he plays some pretty darned good music too! Aside from acting, Mr. Rheon is a exceptional singer/songwriter and showcases his thoughtful lyrical ability, down to earth singing voice and impressive acousitc guitar work in his four track EP Bang! Bang!. Take a look at Mr. Rheon’s thoughts on balancing his artistic efforts and on his musical inspirations here!

The Music Ninja: I guess the first question we have is…between acting and music, when do you sleep? Seriously though, everyone hears about the time demands of acting and most of us know the time demands for playing an instrument proficiently. How do you balance the two artistic endeavors?

Iwan Rheon: I don’t know to be honest, I just play when I can. Take a guitar with me when I’m working and stuff. Sleeping’s boring anyway!

The Music Ninja: I noted that Oasis and Radiohead are two of your musical inspirations according to your IBDm bio page. Are there some singer song writers that you look to for inspiration? If I were to guess – Ben Howard? Maybe David Grey?

Iwan Rheon: I really like Ray Lamontagne, Joe Pug and Bon Iver…not sure if I sound like any of them.

The Music Ninja: I was a little surprised to read about your punk rock roots! Does any of that energy carry over into your music as an adult?

Iwan Rheon: I’m still secretly a bit of a punk. Love The Clash and a bit of the Pistols. I guess as I’ve got older I’ve chilled out a bit. But, my teenage angst is still stirring somewhere!

The Music Ninja: What does your creative process look like?

Iwan Rheon: I normally write the melody first. Just jamming to find a progression or a riff, singing random words. Then, a lyric creeps in and I develop that. Basically it’s just luck!

The Music Ninja: At the Music Ninja, we’re noticing a trend among our young listeners: it seems that both musicians and music aficionados in general listen to a wide variety of musical genres. Who do you listen to?

Iwan Rheon: Recently I’ve been listening to Nick Cave’s new record. Atoms for Peace and Everything Everything. Cold Specks is someone who I really admire. Plus there’s always an iPod full of classics to bust out. There’s so much bloody music out there.

The Music Ninja: And for all of us across the pond—do you have any tour information to share with us Yanks? Denver’s nice in the summer time. Just saying. No pressure.

Iwan Rheon: I’m sure Denver is beautiful in the summer. The problem with touring is the time and commitment it demands. It’s difficult for me to have either because of filming schedule. I have to make do with doing the odd gig and recording when I can. I hope I can come to the States soon and play some shows.

We were grateful to have this little virtual chat with Mr. Rheon. We wish him all the success in the world and look forward to his future musical and cinematic endeavors. Cheers to Iwan Rheon! Love from Denver!

Iwan Rheon
Bang! Bang!
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