[TMN DOES MIAMI RIGHT] Ultra + WMC 2014 Review


Welcome to my Ultra-world. It is a land filled with sun, sex, sounds, and sea. The energy here is relentless, the pace is fast. People come from around the globe to experience the narcotic pulse of bass that emanates throughout the city. Come with us as we voyage in to the depths of debauchery and dance, and experience the glory that is known as Miami Music Week.

Pool parties are a mainstay of the Winter Music Conference, so let our journey begin in South Beach at the Raleigh Hotel pool for the DIM MAK Miami Beach Party. Here we can observe the one and only Steve Aoki in his natural habitat. Aoki provides copious entertainment for all, and he is generous enough to even give some of his devoted following cake and champagne! Though very little of these accoutrements actually make it in to anyone’s mouths, it’s the thought that counts. Other notables to be taken from the environment are Deorro, The Chainsmokers, 3lau, Felix Cartel, and Autoerotique. Amidst the hard hitting, fist pumping, in-your-face beats that DIM MAK records is known for, we can’t help but to be pleased with the plethora of beauty and movement that surrounds us. A large pool waits patiently behind, framed in a soft blue hue and coaxing weary partiers towards it cool waters with the promise of buoyancy. As the party wanes, we trickle with the masses back on to Collins Avenue and become engulfed in an ocean of neon, skin, and cars that cost more than most families homes.

New Dim Mak Music!

Back across the bay and just a couple miles north of the Ultra Music Festival, we now travel to a chic and sensuous lounge nestled in the heart of Wynwood. The famed area is known for its walls; ever-changing murals blanket the buildings. The crackle and hiss of spray paint can be heard around every corner and an aroma of acrylic permeates the nostrils like a vandal’s potpourri. Be mindful of the razor wire on your right as we meander towards The Social Lubricant. TSL’s staff holds up to the lounge’s name, offering courteous and brisk service along with reasonable drink prices (for Miami). Absorb the deep house beats put on tonight by the likes of underground sensation Thugfucker. That’s right, Thugfucker. While the American and Icelandic combination of Greg Oreck and Holmar Filipsson could certainly play until 5am, the line up tonight will not require them to. Both of the boys are in excellent spirits this evening from the looks of it. Their connection with their crowd is palpable. Each twist and turn of their set seems to mean something, each bassline tickles the stapes in a profound way. Don’t forget about Thugfucker’s buddies either. Matt Tolfrey, Nick Curly, Francesca Lombardo, and many others are here as well to ensure auditory satisfaction. Are you hungry? There’s a sushi bar in the back corner to compliment your ethanol if you so choose…I would highly suggest it, we’ll be here awhile.

Thugfucker live

We’ve shown you South Beach and gone underground in Wynwood, so let’s venture now to what everybody has been waiting for; let’s go to Ultra Music Festival 2014! A cab is necessary because parking is the worst clusterfuck you’ve ever seen in your life. I am scheduled to interview Art Department, Paper Diamonds, and Vello Virkhaus prior to partaking in any of the festivities. You’ll notice that there, regrettably, is no press area within Ultra’s grounds…there IS, however, a mega yacht docked right next to the grounds that we can use. After delightful conversation coupled with a Krewella photo-op and a chance brush by with Zedd (he has sparkly eyes, pay no mind to my screaming “Zedd! You’re awesome!”), we tromp through the hidden workings back stage to make our way over to the Underground stage. Cue the sensory overload!

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[House] EDX – Cool You Off

Cool You Off

EDM powerhouse EDX has recently come out with an ultra-clean dance tune called “Cool You Off”. I envision this tune played at a Miami pool party (granted, I am bias).

Hot crowd, chill vibe, copious libations. The bass line on this one is deep, the kick is peppy, vocals are smooth and relaxing. I would loop this thing on 16 bars for 20 minutes and no one would give a damn. Sip on a mojito, relax by the pool, and blast this baby to get everyone dancing and feeling fantastico.

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[420 Mix] DJ AA’s Sets On The Beach in Hawaii


Well the much-needed long weekend has finally arrived and many of you will be celebrating in different ways. For Chill Dojo resident DJ AA, April 20th signifies a year since hitting the music scene with his first of many downtempo bootlegs, featuring Ziggy Marley’s ‘Beach in Hawaii’. He marks the upcoming occasion and festivities in the most fitting way possible, giving us four 20 minute mixes to mellow out your time in the best way possible. Flowing from deep house to reggae, to the tropical vibes that are the life-force of summer, this mix of chill tunes will serve as the perfect backdrop to your weekend’s activities, whatever they may be.

Peep his Soundcloud for all the tracklists and grab this bundle free on Facebook to fuel the vibes over the next few days, or whenever you require a dose of chill.

Sets On The Beach In Hawaii #1
Sets On The Beach In Hawaii #2
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Sets On The Beach In Hawaii #4
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[Hip-Hop] Ab-Soul – Tree of Life

Tree of Life
Tree of Life

TDE is slowly making moves to take over the game in 2014. Following the drop of SZA‘s debut LP Z, lyricist Ab-Soul is up next to take the ranks. The West Coast emcee drops a new track for fans listening enjoyment over the weekend. The Curtiss King-produced joint, “Tree of Life,” finds the young emcee spitting some smooth bars over a chill beat about those good herbs. Just in time for 4/20, this new tune doesn’t exactly show off Soul’s lyrical prowess on the mic, but it still makes for a dope listen.

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[Get Crunk] Clayton’s Friday Party Playlist Vol 100


What is up, my ninjas? I barely made it out of the three day bender, better known as Coachella, and am once again ready to provide you with a tasty selection of dance-inducing beats to carry you through your weekend festivities.

Before we get too far though, I’d like to offer up a sincere thank you to Ninjette Brooke for hooking up a killer playlist last weekend, providing the perfect build up to the 100th installment of our Friday Party Playlist.

With that being said, we have an extra large selection of party tunes this week seeing as how it’s our 100th playlist. So, press play, crack open a cold one, and get ready to dance your way through the weekend.


One Gecko Deeper(Landis Bootleg)
Changes (Carnizzy Edit)
You Give Me Something (Teemid Re
Hard To Fall Asleep (Original Mix)
Afrojack Feat. Wrabel
Ten Feet Tall (Brito Remix)
Lincoln Jesser
Breathe Carolina
Bang It Out (Gazzo Remix)
Dirty Vegas
Let The Night (Basic Physics Remix)
Bingo Players
Knock You Out (Eminence At Night Remix)
Steve Angello
Teasing Mr Charlie (Sebjak & Tony Senghore Remix)
Jealous (Dillon Francis Remix)
Will Sparks & Jebu
Check This Out (Original Mix)
Find You (Teknartist Remix)
Talk Beatle To Me
Poison (LION KNGS & DOM Remix)
Missy Elliott
Work It (Chris Bushnell Remix)
Universe (HLTR$KLTR x Jordxn Alexander Bootleg)
Dont Be Judging (MJ Edition)
Jantsen & Dirt Monkey
Freak That Shit (Shank Aaron Remix)
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[TMN Resident Artist] Elephante’s Top 5 Songs


This week Elephante is sharing his five favorite tracks with us because he has a little something special for the TMN fam next week. Enjoy this mix of songs, they all get your body dancing.

Galantis – Help
Ummet Ozcan – Raise Your Hands (Slander Trap Edit)
Skrillex, Kill The Noise, Fatman Scoop – Recess
RL Grime & WhatSoNot – Tell Me
Bebe Rexha – Can’t Stop Drinking About You
Ummet Ozcan
Raise Your Hands (Slander Festival Trap Edit)
Skrillex, Kill The Noise & Fatman Scoop
Tell Me
RL Grime & What So Not
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[Dance] Juun feat. Sam Smith – When It’s Alright

Juun feat. Sam Smith
When It's Alright

It’s no secret we are big advocates of German duo Fabich and Ferdinand Weber here at TMN, and we’ve been telling you they’re definitely a name to keep an eye on this year. Well what you might not know is their new project Juun is one you need to add to the watch list as well, as their debut release here will be sure to prove. New moniker aside, the uplifting style embedded into this track’s DNA is undeniably the handiwork of these two gents. Combine the bright synths with the poppy vocals of Sam Smith and you have yourself a sun-drenched tune that’s ready to make waves over summer. This is one that deserves some serious airtime, and as much as radio stations are notorious for butchering great music with repetitive plays, it would take a good while before we grew sick of hearing this again and again.

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