Untrue (Extended Mix)[Available April 4]

Within the annals of music history, Parisians have always seemed to loom near the forefront of the next big sounds, especially within the confines of electronic music, which in turn has always made us a bit excited when we latch on to new artists from the city of love. Tchami has been the latest French producer to really steal a piece of our heart through releasing some of the choicest cuts of house, deep-house and future thus far in 2014 and his latest single “Untrue” -which officially sees the light of day on April 4th through the always on point Spinnin camp- follows that established blueprint of bouncy, emotive but subdued dance instrumentation. Every one of Tchami’s compressed kicks or muted bass stabs serves a necessary purpose in the construction of “Untrue”, which effortlessly climbs to it first build before delving into a rousing lead synth playing in harmony with such an infectious, clubby bassline. We absolutely couldn’t seem to pull this melodic house anthem out of our heads after one listen, and we’re thrilled to put our ‘TMN Premiere’ stamp on this one. Be on the lookout for more inviting tunes from Tchami, and if you were wanting to stumble a little further down the rabbit hole with the mysterious producer, check out his official Soundcloud here which is rife with free downloads.

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[Indie Pop] Lykke Li – No Rest for the Wicked

Lykke Li
No Rest For The Wicked

“… I, I follow, I follow you, deep sea baby, I follow you…”

Sound familiar? With the innumerable remixes and covers for “I Follow Rivers” these past few years, it’s hard to remember that it’s been a long 36 months since we were enthralled by a honey of an artist, Lykke Li. The 28 year old Swedish beauty and singer introduced the first piece of her three-part work in 2008 with Youth Novels, followed by her second album, Wounded Rhymes back in 2011. She now returns with the new-fangled single, “No Rest for the Wicked” off her upcoming third studio album, I Never Learn. The track induces a deep cinematic vibe, leaving us to wonder and yearn for the story she will croon to conclude her trilogy, which began with her first two albums nearly six years ago.

We’ll learn the ending to her tale when I Never Learn drops in North America this coming May 6th. Meanwhile, we can piece together 2 of the 9 fragments.

Watch the release of the painstakingly exquisite video, “Love Me Like I’m Not Made of Stone”, and follow up with the lead single “No Rest for the Wicked.”

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Rebecca and Fiona Interview [TMN EXCLUSIVE]


There was a time where “Turn it Down” played in just about every car, house and club in the world. Obviously this Swedish duo experienced tremendous success with their collab with Kaskade, but they’ve also made a name for themselves with plenty of other songs over the past few years.

Rebecca and Fiona recently came to the Mile High City to play at the legendary Beta Nightclub. Before their set, we stole a quick 20 minutes to talk to them. Check out what they had to say about growing up in musical households, opening for Robyn, and how they find their new music.

TMN: Hello ladies. Thank you so much for sitting down with us tonight. Let’s start off by talking about about being in Denver playing at Beta Nightclub. Are you guys excited to play for this crowd?

R: Really excited! We’ve never been to Denver before, so we’re excited.

F: We’ve heard a lot of great stuff about the club (Beta). We’ve been wanting to go here for a long time.

TMN: Have you been through Colorado before?

F: I’ve been here because I have relatives here, but it was a long time ago.

TMN: Let’s talk about the beginnings. You two met in the mid 2000s, and then started making music in 2010. How did you guys come to this decision?

R: Yeah, exactly

F: It came kind of naturally. We knew we wanted to work together and we were really into finding new music. We just wanted to be able to make money off of doing something together.

R: Something that was fun!

TMN: Let’s go even further back. What are your musical roots? Were you both in piano lessons as little girls? Did your passion for music come as a teenager?

R: My father is a classical pianist, so I grew up with a lot of classical ways of learning music. I was in a high level choir school, then I went to music school, but I really didn’t enjoy the classical ways of learning music. I just wanted to make music from my own creativity, not from the rules of making music. So, I kind of took a stand from that when I graduated. Then we met (Fiona) and she grew up with a father that’s really into producing. He actually brought the synthesizer into Sweden to sell to Swedish musicians. She grew up with a synth-pop producer Dad and I had the classical background.

F: In Sweden you get to study music for free, as well. So, both of us got to try out the flute, the piano, the violin…
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[Secret Ninja Pass] This Week at Beta 3/20


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)
– This deal is NOT valid for tonight’s show this week. Lo siento, amigos.

That’s it! Sounds too good to be true, right? Well, it’s not. Head to Beta and see for yourself.

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[Grunge Rap] Jez Dior – Who Drank My Whiskey?

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Who Drank My Whiskey?

Someone’s harnessing their inner Kurt Cobain and his name is Jez Dior. Taking a turn to the 90’s, Jezzy has served up a piping hot plate of sounds that will take you back to your younger years. “Who Drank My Whiskey” is a far departure from what we’re used to hearing from this often emotional rapper, yet as far as principal, it’s right on par.

The tune as a whole will take you for surprise. This isn’t a beat-centric, cinematic tune as what you’ve come to known from this LA based lyricist. If you’re expecting something similar to “Love me to Death” or “Candles,” know that you’re not going to find it here. However, this deviation from his artistic mean is a welcome refresher and a spiritual omen of what Jez’s going through in his development as an individual and artist.

The video that accompanies it is already stirring up some controversy, getting covered in a boldly worded slam piece by The Gloss, a female-centric online publication. Before we get into that, we’ve come to find out the meaning behind the video, which completely fits what we already know about this indie hip hop artist. Appreciating the fact that his music is often darkly stirring, displaying voids in his life through his artistry, we’ve always known him to be a deep thinker, capable of crafting songs that are far from any mainstream messaging.

While we’re not experts in the dissection of cinematic art, we can make the connection to what Jez, his director (who is a female), and his producer (who is a female) say they were trying to accomplish. However, Samantha from the Gloss felt different. Without requesting any additional information or a quote from Jez’s team or the director of the video, she brazenly identifies him as a “Hipster Rapper,” attempting to discredit him based on his exterior appearance before the reader can even get into her argument, which ends up covering a very sensitive issue. Obviously striking a nerve, she took a break from writing about Cameron Diaz topless photos and Lindsey Lohan’s sex list, to speak her mind.

Jez’s team quickly responded to the her post, commenting on the stream. Check out what the producer of the video had to say in response:

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[Event Review] The M Machine – 3/13

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Lucid Dreams (The M Machine Remix)

There’s that buzzword “synergy” that pops up all too often on corporate nonsense or virtually any intangible product’s fine print that serves as a crutch to bolster said proposal or product. Shake that connotation. I spent a night with The M Machine, up close and personal, at the Bluebird Theater who truly exemplify the meaning of the word.

As a fan, I first caught wind of the San Francisco-based trio at Global Dance Festival at the one and only Red Rocks a few years back, prior to any major EP or album release. Under the then-moniker “Metropolis,” The M Machine set the foundation for fan-ship with their haunting-yet-driving melodies and pulsating, infectious rhythms. Did I mention they played earlier in the evening on a side stage then?

Flash forward 3 years to March of 2014. They’re headlining their own tour, and representing the OWSLA force in full. The large, DJ-controlled LED “M” from previous shows has been put aside and replaced by a massive, live video projection that zooms in and out of a mechanical M-shaped frame, set perfectly to the live show with transitional flares and bursts. Based on the 1927 film Metropolis, The M Machine’s music and visuals draw in part upon the film’s dystopian narrative, although updated and contrasted with approachable animation and highly danceable soundscapes.

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[Synth Pop] Ben Khan – Youth

Ben Kahn by Pip for All On Red Management
Ben Khan

Ben Khan once again demonstrates the hype surrounding his unique blend of nocturnal soul is entirely justified. Proving his sound can evolve whilst still maintaining its own distinct identity, ‘Youth’ marks a noticeable progression in the young British artist’s already forward-thinking songwriting. At once innovative and accessible, the forthcoming ‘1992’ EP looks set to provide Ben Khan with a platform to step out of the shadows and cement his status as one of the most exciting new talents around.

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