[Hip-Hop] Yasiin Bey – The Light Is Not Afraid of The Dark (Prod. Kanye West)

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Yasiin Bey
The Light Is Not Afraid Of The Dark

A short while ago, we showed you a video of a live performance where Yasiin Bey unearthed a collaboration he created with Kanye West a few years back. At the time, we drooled at the prospects of the song potentially seeing the light of day (no pun intended). Well, it looks like Mighty Mos decided to oblige our wishes, and released the song in its full, uninhibited glory. Although Mos joined Kanye’s G.O.O.D. Music imprint back in 2010, we really haven’t heard anything from the pair since, so forgive us for getting so easily ecstatic over the team-up, even if this was recorded way back in 2006. The song provides us with a glimpse into the past, and reminds us where both of their careers stood at the time, while also showing us how far they’ve come since. Seven years later, the song still sounds surprisingly refreshing. We’re pretty confident Yasiin could’ve gotten away with releasing this as a new single, but we’re thankful that he put it up as a free stream for all of us to enjoy instead. Look out for more Yasiin Bey when his collaborative album with Mannie Fresh, OMFGOD, drops later this year.

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[Ragga] MAJOR LAZER – LAZER STRIKES BACK Vol. 4

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Jah No Partial feat. Flux Pavilion (Run DMT Remix)
Major Lazer feat. Chronixx
Where I Come From (Get Free Rhythm)
Bunji Garlin
Differentology (Major Lazer Remix)
No Doubt
Push and Shove (Dismantle vs Major Lazer Remix)
Snoop Lion feat. Drake
No Guns Allowed (Shelco Garcia x Teenwolf x Diplo Remix)

Major Lazer strikes back for the 4th and final time in series of EPs they have released their album Free The Universe  was delayed over a month ago. This 5 song installment kicks off with a huge Trap & Bass remix of the dub heavy “Jah No Partial” by Run DMT. Next, Chronixx lays down some huge emotional reggae lyrics over “Get Free” The next track is a huge dancefloor remix of Bunji Garlin with complex synths and heavy riddims. Lazer and Dismantle throw down a huge electro dancehall remix of No Doubt’s “Push & Shove”. Finally, Dilpo, along with Shelco Garcia and Teenwolf, remix Snoop Lion‘s powerful anti-violence ballad  ”No Guns Aloud”. Also be sure to check out the Official Lyric Video and the Behind the Scenes for their their single “Watch Out For This (Bumaye)” which they filmed in Kingston, Jamaica.

Download LAZER STRIKES BACK Vol. 4 here.

Also, Vol. 3, Vol. 2 and Vol. 1

Preorder Major Lazer’s and be ready to  Free The Universe, April 15th.

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[Show Preview] DJ Muggs @ The Gothic – Denver, CO

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NO DOUBT ! -DJ MUGGS FEATURING DANNY BROWN

Next Tuesday night, April 9, a legendary producer and DJ is bringing his amazing live show to Denver. While it won’t be on Cypress street, or up on a Hill, the show will go down at the legendary Gothic with the acclaimed LA producer DJ Muggs. For those of you who do not know Muggs, this is your chance to see a legend in action. And for those of you who have been fans since the good old days of Cypress Hills, Muggs’ one-man-show is something no one should miss. The title of the tour says it all, Bass in your Face, and if you can’t handle the drops then best stay home. Muggs, Lawrence Muggerud, got his first turntable back in 1985 so to say he is a master of his trade probably does him no justice. His experimental touch on all types of music has left fans captivated for years and as the years progress, so does his undeniable talent. It also does not hurt that the young bucks of Modestep, the crazy foursome from London, are the headlining act after Muggsie. I hope the Gothic floor doesn’t give out under all the bass.

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[Hip-Hop] Big Sean – Switch Up (Feat. Common) (Prod. Million $ Mano, No I.D. & Rob Kinelski )

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Big Sean
Switch Up (Ft. Common)

Looks like it’s going to be a G.O.O.D. Friday today. Big Sean teams up with his former G.O.O.D. Music castmate Common, for his dope new single, “Switch Up.” Contrary to what the title implies, it’s business as usual for Sean as the two have some fun over a dope, banging beat courtesy of Million $ Mano, No I.D., and Rob Kinelski. Sean’s sophomore effort, Hall of Fame, is on its way soon, while the single will available for purchase on iTunes tonight.

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[Get Crunk] Clayton’s Friday Party Playlist #48

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We have quite the affinity for Fireball over here at TMN headquarters. There’s nothing quite like it to get you in the party mood. So, grab a pint, throw it in the freezer, and let that baby cool down before you start partying tonight. In the meantime, enjoy this tasty selection of party inducing tracks to quench your insatiable need to boogie.

#danceirresponsibly

ZIP COMING SOON

Sebastian Ingrosso & Tommy Trash
Reload (BARE RMX)
Guilty Pleasure (3LAU Re Edit)
GTA, Henrix & Digital Lab
Hit It (Lady Bee Trap Bootleg)
House Of Pain
Jump Around (Joel Fletcher & Reece Low Remix)
Kaskade vs. Inpetto
All That You Give Faces (Kaskades Summer Lovin Mash)
Kaskade vs. Hard Rock Sofa & Swanky Tunes
Surrender Apogee (Kaskade Mash Up)
Kentö
Complicated (Dave Edwards Remix)
The Killers
Runaways (Ken Loi Remix)
Snow Patrol
What If This Storm Ends (Ken Loi Remix)
Kaskade ft. Skylar Grey
Room For Happiness (Ken Loi Remix)
Jay Z
I Just Wanna Love You (Ipaneema Remix)
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[TMN Resident Artist for April] Thomas Gold

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Thomas Gold
Thomas Gold Presents Fanfare Episode 41

Ah the first signs of spring are upon us. The sun rises a bit earlier and we see still daylight when the work day ends. The flowers are starting to spring from the non-frozen ground and the little animals are emerging plump and bright eyed from their winter sleeps. Another sign of spring in the lovely state of Colorado is the beautiful rainbows that flow in and out of the mountains, and we all know what is at the end of those rainbows, gold. But not a pot of gold, oh no, this spring has brought a new artist to be our resident and that is none other than Berlin’s shining electronic DJ Thomas Gold. If you head to Europe you cannot go anywhere without hearing about the unbelievable Gold who has been trickling his sound throughout the airwaves since 2006. His use of instrumentals mixed with unmistakable electronic sounds gives this DJ an edge that is evident in all of his work. Gold has also produced remixes for the likes of Lady Gaga, Adele, Mike Snow and Fatboy Slim.

Gold is a member of the sound intoxicating Axtone clan, made up of many talented artists. He brought a certain sound to the label that has been almost impossible to put into one category but that fits just fine with the genius artist. He was signed in 2012 by the head of Axtone, Axwell, and their collaboration was official with the release of his album ‘Axtone presents Thomas Gold’.

Gold is one of those artists who is comfortable in any musical situation whether that be in a small sweaty basement bar or on a stage in front of thousands of fans, he always brings the power and emotion to all of his shows not letting one set of feet stay still in the audience. It is because of this amazing energy that Gold’s shows are sold out and his audience is growing rapidly into the United States where his sound is fiercely taking over the minds and eardrums of electronic fans in every state.

Throughout the US, Europe, Australia and Brazil, Thomas Gold presents Fanfare exploded this year as he took his Sirius/Podcast show on the road for an exclusive world tour. Needless to say, 2013 started off with a bang for this Berlin electronic magician. Gold sold out the Roseland Ballroom in New York. On top of that, his news conference was where else but the top of the Empire State building, talk about a way to take NYC by storm, the Big Apple is quickly becoming a musical home for him. Gold released MIAO on Calvin Harris’ Fly Eye Recordings and just wrapped up two amazing sets at Ultra preparing him for the ever busy summer tour season.

It appears that all that glitters really is Gold for this DJ and we can’t wait to spend the first signs of spring getting more intimate with this amazing artist.

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[Chill] James Blake – Take a Fall For Me ft RZA

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This week’s a busy one for UK native James Blake. His Big Boi-sampling “Everyday I Ran” surfaced just yesterday, and now he’s back with another track for your listening enjoyment titled “Take a Fall for Me”. The producer/ singer has always experimented with new synths and sounds so it is no surprise that he collaborates with legendary emcee RZA for this new single. The haunting vocals and airy production make for a nice background to the spoken work poetry by the the Wu-Tang lyricist. It is not known yet whether this will be on any upcoming effort but take a listen to the smooth track below.

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