Dillon Francis talks Red Rocks, Taco Bell and his Asshole of a Cat [TMN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW]

How on earth can we be expected to squeeze every question we could possibly ask Dillon Francis into a quick 15 minute phone conversation? There’s so much to cover. From Taco Bell to cats, Columbia Records to his long lost dad, there’s just way too much to get in.

Regardless of our endless supply of burning questions, we did get a few choice ones answered as we look ahead to his show at HARD Red Rocks, coming up next week in Morrison, Colorado. Check out what he had to say:

TMN: Hey Dillon – thank you for taking some time to speak with us today. We’re looking forward to catching you at HARD Red Rocks on July 31st. You’ve played all over the world. Where does this venue rank for you in comparison to the rest of them?

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[Indie Pop] Polarsets – Madrid

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Polarsets
Madrid

There’s nothing quite as infectious as wanderlust, right? Something crawls under your skin and commands you to get out and explore the world. Much like that unavoidable subconscious command, “Madrid” carries a similar heft, demanding that you soak in all that is Polarsets.

Based off of a seemingly unforgettable trip to the capital of Spain, “Madrid” is a playfully engaging musical experience driven by driving percussion work, light, undistorted guitar riffs, and tropical synths. Reminding us of a combination between St. Lucia, Two Door Cinema Club and Mew, this Newcastle-Upon-Tyne four-piece carries a significant pop presence with them in their latest release.

We’ve pressed play a few times, and don’t intend to stop anytime soon. We expect you’ll experience the same phenomena.

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[Indie] PHOX – 1936

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1936

As we prep ourselves for those classic summer adventures that live in infamy, if even just for the upcoming winter, we’re always on the lookout for songs to populate our cars, campsites, and backyards with undeniable charm and whimsy. Most assuredly, you have some delightful indie rock and folk selections that have warmed your hearts for years, and today you’re about to find another one of those timeless classics to bob your sunglass-adorned head to for years to come.

Hailing from Madison, Wisconsin, PHOX has a sound that holds on tight, encouraging you to slow down, listen, and enjoy. Highlighted by soulful vocals from lead singer Monica Martin, this band boasts a sound that’s worthy for the best indie flick. “1936” showcases their sound perfectly, creating an etherial soundscape comprised of intricate finger picking, percussive slaps of an acoustic guitar, and an accompanying banjo that adds the playful nature that we all look for during the summer months.

Simply put, we’re enamored with “1936,” and we will be for years to come. We’re pretty damn sure you will be too.

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[TMN Resident Artist Exclusive] ARTY’s Music Ninja Mini-Mix

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The Music Ninja Guestmix

Before he leaves us for the month, resident artist ARTY decided to put together a mini-mix just for his Music Ninja family. We have enjoyed having this talented young artist take over for the month and are really digging this mix with some of our favorite songs. One thing about ARTY, he knows how to mix, remix, and make originals. He really is a triple threat kind of artist, and we will keep watching as he continues to take electronic music to another level.

TRACKLIST:
01. ODESZA – Sun Models [feat. Madelyn Grant]
02. Pharrell Wlliams (ft Jay Z) – Frontin’ (Disclosure re-work)
03. Nora En Pure – True (Original Mix)
04. Kiesza – Giant In My Heart (Billon Remix) [Lokal Legend]
05. Schuhmacher ft. Dr May – Back Home (Original) [3Beat]
06. Arty feat. Angel Taylor – Up All Night (Original Mix)
07. Porter Robinson feat. Urban Cone – Lionhearted (Arty Remix)
08. The Young Punx – Supersonic (Original) [MoFoHiFi]

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[Tropical House] Sam Feldt & De Hofnar – Bloesem (Original Mix)

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Sam Feldt & De Hofnar
Bloesem (Original Mix)

After a whirlwind of bangers all morning, we have finally found a little down time to mellow out and relax. We always seem to find ourselves perusing through the melodic house genre when we want to escape to our mental paradise. Whenever we get in these mindsets we typically end up on Sam Feldt’s SoundCloud because he has earned his title as the Melodic House king at this point in the game.

We have featured a few of Sam’s tracks and each and every time we find something new to love about his feel good productions. Just a few days ago, Sam Feldt released a new original track on Spinnin’ Deep Records which he collaborated with fellow producer, De Hofnar. Their new track, “Bloesem”, incorporates everything you can think of that sounds pleasant to the ears; whether it be the tropical pan flute, the heavenly harp, or the groovy bassline, this track has every element to lift your spirits. We go weak for pan flutes and you just might, too, so press play and let your afternoon worries float away.

You can get “Bloesem” today on Beatport here.

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[Secret Ninja Pass] This Week at Beta 7/24-7/26

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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)
– Deal valid for THURSDAY AND FRIDAY only. If you want to see Danny Tenaglia, you’re going to have to cough up some dough.

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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[NEW] Rustie – Attak (Feat. Danny Brown)

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Rustie
Attak (feat. Danny Brown)

With his second studio album, Green Language, set to drop next month (the follow-up to 2011’s Glass Swords), Rustie decided to leak one of the most anticipated singles from the project, “Attak,” featuring frequent collaborator, Danny Brown. The track is just as insane as you might expect, opening with wailing sirens and a wave of skittering 808’s that urge Danny to do what he does best–spit like a homicidal maniac, unleashing his lunacy all over the beat until he runs out of breath. This non-stop thrill ride could’ve easily gone on for another two minutes, though a full blown “Attak” like that could be dangerous to one’s health. Well, we wouldn’t have to worry about that, because we’re ninjas, so we’re really just looking out for you.

In any case, check out the tremendous tune above, and make sure to pre-order Rustie’s Green Language before it hits shelves on August 26th.

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