Daughter – Medicine (The Chainsmokers Remix)

Daughter - the Chainsmokers remix
Daughter
Medicine (The Chainsmokers Remix)

By now you know how enraptured we are by London’s folk rock trio Daughter, but did you know we also have a soft spot for New York electronic duo The Chainsmokers? We’ve featured a number of their remixes in the past, but this one, “Medicine”, is especially breathtaking as it features both artists. Listen to it above, and below, the remixing pair share a few words about the rework:

“We heard this song on a depressing cold winter day in NYC (it can get pretty bad) but as soon as we heard the haunting voice of Elena from Daughter and the bands equally incredible wallowing piano chords, we didn’t necessarily feel happier, but we fell in love with the song and knew we had to try give our Chainsmokers touch to it without ruining the already beautiful song.”

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[TMN PREMIERE] Aylen – 30K Fan Mix

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30K MIX

There’s no denying the level of talent that Aylen has been putting out lately. His latest remix EP was nothing short of spectacular. Well, today he has offered up a tasty mix for hitting 30k fans on facebook. As to be expected Aylen, his mix comes with fun mashups, high energy, and ass shaking trap drops. Expect to hear some unreleased goodness too. It’s chalk full of new tracks!

Track List:
Aylen, Snap!, Alex Young, Hi-Yahs – So Much Rhythm (Aylen Mashup)
Tujamo – How We Roll (Aylen Trap Bootleg)
Zedd, Brillz, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, A-Trak, Kid Kamillion – Clarity Roll (Aylen Mashup)
Porter Robinson – Say My Name (Aylen Trap Bootleg)
Porter Robinson – Say My Name (Original Mix)
J-Trick x The Caesars x Albert Neve x Sir Jay Private – Jerk De Show (Aylen Mashup)
Deadmau5 x The M Machine – Moon Chords (Aylen Mashup)
Aylen, Avicii, Julian Jordan, Fatboy Slim, Matt Nash, Dave Silcox – Blessed You (Aylen Mashup)
Firebeatz x Gent & Jawns – New York Bugoff (Aylen Mashup)
Aylen – ID

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[TMN EXCLUSIVE] Michael Woods Interview

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Michael Woods Podcast 028 Miami Special

There’s a handful of producers who embody how much fun the EDM scene really is. One of those people is long-time house music favorite, Michael Woods. This tall drink of water has been around the game for longer than most think. For example, most of you wouldn’t remember his track “Warrior,” which came out some time in 2000, but Michael has a list longer than our arm of hits like that from the past decade and beyond.

Our last day in Miami we were lucky enough to head over and catch Michael’s set at the Lake Woods Pool Party on Collins Drive. After watching him throw down with the likes of Chris Lake and TJR, we finally had a chance to talk business. Well, we thought it was going to be all business, but with him, it was pretty much all fun. Check out what he had to say about Teisto’s Jager machine, crowds in Chile and his superstitions:

TMN: First of let’s talk about what it is like to be in here for WMC, obviously the largest weeks in electronic dance music. What does it feel like to be here? Is this something you look forward to every year?

MW: You know what, I DJ worldwide, there are many big events worldwide, but Miami is probably one of the bigger ones. It’s one that I do look forward to. However, it’s kind of like a double edged sword because I know I’m going to be completely fucked out of my face [laughs] and there is going to be a lot of recuperation afterwards. Last year I was here for 3 days and did 2 shows and my God! It took me a week to get over it. This year I’m here for a week and I have like eight shows, so I am trying to pace myself.

TMN: Doing some Jager? We do read your facebook updates.

MW: Oh my god, I hate Jager. The only time I drink Jager is when I am with Tiesto and Max Vangeli, and I hate those fuckers. Never again!

Tiesto has got its own personal Jagermeister dispenser machine, which serves at exactly 12 degrees centigrade. He is always trying to throw them down my throat. Now I know better and know now to do it.

TMN: So let’s touch on your past a little bit, you and your sister are both accomplished musicians, is that something encouraged by your family or is that something you naturally got into it?

MW: No, it’s from my family. My dad is a piano teacher, so from an early age, when I was 4 years old, my dad had us sit down on the piano. He then sent us off to music school and from the age of 4-5 we went to Saturday school where we would do a lot of piano as well. I did all my grades, from grade 1 to grade 8 on the piano. Then, as a result of getting into music school, I picked up other instruments like the guitar, the drums, and the trumpet. Music is quite natural in our family and to now do it professionally it’s really cool because I’m doing something that I love doing and something I have been doing from day one.

TMN: What would be your favorite instrument to play outside of playing the keyboard?

MW: The triangle! [Laughs] You know what I actually do enjoy playing the guitar, but I am not as good as I am playing the piano. Playing the keyboard is like speaking English; its natural to me.

TMN: How do you deal with traveling the world, producing music and also being the founder of Diffused? What is your balance like on a day to day?

MW: Drinking a lot of Patron! [Laughs]. You know, that is probably the most difficult thing to do, is trying to balance everything. There are only 24 hours a day, and so much you can do. Lucky, I have got a really cool management company like Three Six Zero who looks after Deadmau5, Calvin Harris etc. Within that company they look after my label. I have a management team that looks after the label and works with me so I do have got a good team around me that helps me out. Basically, all I have to do is make sure I am producing good records but outside of that I have people that help me out.

TMN: We have to give a shout out to Rising Digital and James Bevan and Seb…all those guys.

MW: Yes absolutely! I love those guys. Seb is really cool, he helps me out a lot.

TMN: You’ve traveled all over the world, what are some of your favorite cities to play at?

MW: I will say Philadelphia is actually pretty cool, there was a really good vibe there.

One of the most recent cities I went to, that I wasn’t expecting to tour was in South America: Santiago, Chile. Oh my God! It was insane! I got onto the stage but I wasn’t looking up, I was trying to keep my head done and as soon as I looked up I saw 10,000 pairs of arms in the air. It was crazy, they were literally jumping up and down for 2 hours. Chile was ridiculous.

TMN: Different cities have different understanding of dance music, do you find that the crowds differ from place to place? The energy, the vibe? The feel?

MW: A little bit. Like I said about Chile – that was probably the craziest I’ve seen a crowd. Generally, the crowds around the world seem to be pretty vibrant and have a lot of energy. I don’t notice too much of a difference. A place that I would say is not as crazy is actually, believe it or not, Miami. Personally, I feel like it’s a lot about people caring about their appearance, so it’s a bit more calm. No one wants to be too crazy and the same goes for Vegas. They seem a bit more reserved. Cities like Philadelphia and New York they like to get fucking crazy. They don’t seem to care so much about what people think but they just care more about the music. Continue reading

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[Dubstep] Singularity – Horizon (Feat. Nilu)

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Horizon (ft. Nilu)

Dubstep often gets a bad rep, especially in songs when the bass lines can become overwhelming. When done right though, dubstep can provide new layers to music that haven’t been explored before. Take for example this new single from Singularity, where the drop further adds to the emotional desperation in Nilu‘s glorious vocals. With Horizon, Singularity is able to find that elusive balance and provide us with a track that is both substantial and soothing at the same time. “Horizon” is Singularity’s first single off of his EP of the same name, due later this year.

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[Festie Review] Snowball – Winter Park, CO

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As fireworks reflected off the snow covered grounds of Winter Park, as insane light shows reflected off the neighboring mountains, as music goers covered from head-to-toe in snow gear jumped up and down continuously as incredible artist after artist took to the stages, Snowball 2013 can rate itself up there as one of Colorado’s best winter time festivals.

The layout was set up perfect with one main stage and two tents, each far enough away from one another that you could hear each artist clearly but close enough you could dance your way from set to set without freezing your buns off. There were plenty of great vendors, lots of delicious warm food and heating areas so when the toes and fingers needed a quick warm-up people had a place to go.

The festival started off with a bang Friday with the musical talents of Zion I, Porter Robinson, Krewella, Kendrick Lamar and ending the night was none other than a Rado favorite, Big Gigantic. Kendrick Lamar gave the crowd poetic justice and a hell of a lot more. He took that stage and showed just what a true rap artist he was; his vocals crystal clear, his words flowing with the rhythms and his stage presence captivating. Then Big G got on the stage and lit it up, literally and figuratively. Their light show is one for the books and their live musical instrument set is what ranks them up there with one of the best live performances to see. It takes a true artist to be able to go on stage and play their instrument live and these boys do it with such ease.

Saturday Winter Park saw a down pour of snow but that did not stop any of the festival goers from making their way to see the shows. More layers, hand warmers and a nice hot beverage got this day off to a great start. I have to give a shout out to Luminox. During his set, his computer screen was distorted and he couldn’t see what he was playing. But instead of throwing in the towel, he busted out a desktop screen, plugged in his laptop, and kept dropping some unbelievable trap. Kudos Lum, huge kudos. Portugal the Man and Datsik brought amazing energy to the day and the night was finished with Colorado’s favorite man of lights, Pretty Lights. Derek Vincent Smith, the name given by his mother who is always in the crowd supporting, has never failed to put on a captivating and memorable show. Between the light show and PL’s choice of tunes, from his new hits all the way back to some old favorites like Radiohead’s “Everything in its Right Place”, PL shut down the night leaving everyone’s bodies in a state of music euphoria.

Sunday was no day for rest for this festival with huge artists still stacked. K Theory, Ishi, Grizmatik and Flosstradamus were just a few names who threw down the dub, the jazz and the dirty trap. Then the perfect closer for the ultimate snow weekend, STS9 took to the main stage. This instrumental band mixes the sounds of rock, funk, hip-hop, drum and bass and a little jazz to capture every form of music that was present at Snowball this weekend. As the final fireworks lit the sky, every face in that crowd was smiling with the ultimate love for all the amazing music that had taken place over the weekend.

To all the artists who were at Snowball, thank you for coming to Colorado and making us fall in love with your music all over again. For the day dancing shows to the night thumping after parties. To the Snowball staff, you all did an amazing job and I can’t wait to see what you have in store for next year. And of course, to all the festival goers, keep fuckin rocking.

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Kicking And Screaming

Colorado Mountain High

Whos Gonna Stop Us (Luminox Trap VIP)

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Bonafide Hustler (Trap VIP)

Portugal. The Man
Id Rather Go Blind (Etta James cover)

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Finally Moving

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☮☮☮ Lanas Theme ☮☮☮

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Digital Liberation Is Mad Freedom

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[House] Dragon and Jontron – Tonight Remixes

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Electronica is alive and well in Colorado. From the sprawling sea of party goers in Winter Park for Snowball to the epic Global Dance Festival at Red Rocks, there’s no doubt this state has it going on. Amongst the amazing parties, the legendary club scene, and the rowdy fan base we have a plethora of shining talent. There’s a few household names out there that everyone is familiar with at this point, and there’s a duo that’s inspiring to be up there in the ranks.

DJ/Producer duo Dragon and Jontron have been gracing the decks for the past two years and have checked off some major accomplishments already. Global Dance Festival? Check. Ultra? Check. Residency at Beta Nightclub? Check. The list goes on and on, but you get the point. These guys have talent. As a display of said talent, we’re happy to bring you the remix package for their most recent release with Lea Luna, “Tonight”. This vocal house track has had serious play time lately, and will gain more attention now with the likes of the following remixers: George Acosta, Steve Smooth and Tony Arzadon, and Shane Halcon.

Our favorite remix out of the package was definitely George Acosta’s. The Miami based progressive house producer put his own spin on “Tonight” buy giving it a melody-driven energetic build up, with a massive electro drop.

The “Tonight” remixes are available to purchase through Beatport. Head over and pick up your copy.

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