Morgan Page and Michael S. – Against the World

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Morgan Page and Michael S.
Against the World

One of our favorite and most prolific Los Angeles producer, Morgan Page, continues to evolve and exert his authority when it comes to mixing house-induced vocals with high energy dance music. Coming from releasing tracks like “ROTN” in collaboration with Bastille and an exciting new rendition of The Outfield’s “Your Love” earlier this year, Mr. Page turns it up one more notch with “Against the World”. Taking on the emotionally uplifting vocals of Chicago’s Michael S with enthusiastic bright basslines, Morgan Page delivers another summer anthem in the middle of winter — what an anarchist.

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[Get Crunk] Clayton’s Friday Party Playlist #76

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What is good, ninjas? Once again we find ourselves looking ahead to several days of unadulterated freedom. As we brace ourselves for the onslaught of family events, holiday shopping, travel and cold, bitter weather, it’s important that we use our time off to enjoy ourselves.

Whether you’re cracking open a cold one, uncorking some Two Buck Chuck, or getting ready for bottle service tonight, remember one thing: #danceirresponsibly

Patrick Baker
Summer Lover (Gazzo X Dani Deahl Remix)
Bag Raiders
Shooting Stars Ft. Rhys (Xristo Remix)
ANiMAL
MUSiC
Red Hot Chili Peppers
By The Way (Eric Lam Remix)
Mosh It Up Upside Down (Eluusif Mashup) Kill The Noise X Diana Ross
Jay Cosmic
To The Rhythm
Fatboy Slim & Riva Starr
Eat Sleep Rave Repeat (HLM Bootleg Remix)
Watch The Pit Puzzle Rise (Leo Laurettis Mashup)
M. Woods, Quintino, Blasterjaxx Feat. Axwell
Hit Da Flo
Party Favor, POSSO
Infinite Daps
Baauer & RL Grime
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Raspberry (Original Mix)
DJ Scene & Jayceeoh
Damn
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[TMN Resident Artist] He’s Minnesota, And He Loves That Nickname

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Come Around (Minnesota Remix)

For this wonderful month of no-shave November, we have the highly talented BASS man himself Minnesota joining our fabulous ninja family. And today I get the pleasure of getting to ask him any and all questions to find out a little more about this Minnesota grown artist.

TMN: First off Christian, we are so excited to have you this month! Please tell us, are you participating in no-shave November and if so how is that going? Can you grow facial hair easily or are you a patchy, awkward growing hair guy (no need to hide it, there are plenty of guys out there who have this problem).

M: Na, I’m not participating in the No Shave November, mainly because I have some of that patchy, awkward growth when I try growing a full beard.

TMN: So let’s start off kind of at the beginning. You are a Minnesota native, tell us a little about what it was like growing up there, what were some of your favorite things to do as a kid?

M: I grew up in the suburbs of Minneapolis and really enjoyed it there. I was just a normal Minnesota kid, played a lot of snowboarding and sledding until I turned 12 and started getting into music.

TMN: Did you have any musical idols growing up?

M: I was super into Led Zeppelin and Pink Floyd when I first got into music.

TMN: And as a kid, when was the first time you actually discovered music for yourself? Were you a singer or did you play any instruments, was your household a music household?

M: When I turned 12 I started playing guitar and getting really passionate about music.

TMN: You eventually moved to California when you were 18 and there, your friends dubbed you the nickname Minnesota. Were you ok with that nickname or were you like, I kind of wanted to be called bone crusher or something more along those lines?

M: Haha, na I actually WAS stoked on the nickname. I was always called nicknames growing up and I actually liked the new one that my friends gave me when I moved out to California.

TMN: The story goes that you really started to embrace EDM music after you went to Symbiosis Gathering. Kind of take us back to that moment when you were there, in the desert, surrounded my people dancing and electronic music blasting and tell us what that experience was like to make you decide to immediately pursue making that genre of music?

M: I went to Symbiosis only knowing a few of the artists on the lineup, but was suprised to see that all the producers and DJs, many unknown to me, were incredible performers. The art, workshops and the fact that the event wasn’t just about the music also inspired me to pursue a career that was closely tied in with this culture.

TMN: Now, you released your first EP ‘Panda Snatching Tycoon’ back in 2011 and found nationwide critical acclaim almost immediately. Besides the awesome title, tell us how that felt to release your music into the world. I’m sure there were nerves and doubts and sleepless nights, how did it feel though after you got your music out there?

M: Whenever I put out any sort of music, right before and after the release I’m always very anxious to see how it will be received, but I was very happy with the results of my first EP, especially when it a couple of the tracks started to get play by Bassnectar.

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[NEW] SBTRKT – Audio/Visual Experiments

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SBTRKT

While we still don’t have many clues about SBTRKT‘s upcoming studio album, we do know Aaron Jerome has definitely been playing around with some new sounds. “Playing around” may not even be the right term here, because this is audio gold.

Earlier today, the UK producer tweeted out a link saying nothing more than “audio/ visual experiments.” This led to the self-titled video below, which similar to his last endeavor, is a visual collaboration with Lorenzo Durantini. Just as the tweet suggests, this experience isn’t quite complete if you’re not paying attention to the images on your screen. The best way I can describe the clip is that it consists of drops of inky black liquid trickling in reverse, although I know I’m definitely not doing it justice.

The track itself is one of those songs that completely consumes you. With its dark and ominous overtones, leering synths, and lurching bass, it’s nearly impossible to tear your ears (and eyes) away. At only two and a half minutes in length, it’s a shame this doesn’t endure much longer (although I admit my brain probably would’ve melted if it did). If this doesn’t send chills up your spine, you definitely aren’t listening properly.

Check out the visuals below, and stay tuned for more from SBTRKT as he prepares for the release of his sophomore effort.

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[Video] FMLYBND – Come Alive

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Come Alive

You know when you hear something that’s so energetic, you can actually get a sense for what their live show would be like? That’s a thought that crossed our minds when we first heard from this Isla Vista sextuplet.

FMLYBND has been stirring up the blogosphere with their high octane electro pop sounds, and one of our favorites in their catalog is “Come Alive.” This tune, rife with smile inducing dance goodness, now has a music video to accompany it. As we stated previously, what we thought about their live performance comes to fruition in this video, showing the band’s sprightly presence spreading throughout the crowd at VANS U.S. Open @ Huntington Beach.

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Etnik – Neon Daze (Mumbai Science Remix) [TMN PREMIERE]

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Neon Daze (Mumbai Science Remix)

There’s no doubt that OWSLA newcomer Etnik is making a splash. As he ascends the ranks of the German techno world, Hamburg-based wunderkind is also starting to infiltrate the US EDM scene. With a unique, industrial sound, people are excitedly anticipating his EP, which drops November 19th. Once again proving that they’re not scare to push the envelope, Skrillex’s OWSLA shows us to expect the unexpected.

After hearing the crackling bass hits, and robotesque bleeps of the original, we knew that we would soon have remixes to follow. Today, we’re excited to bring you a glitchy, hard-hitting remix from Belgian techno duo Mumbai Science. In its simplistic, underground nature, this remix has an intense personality that commands you to listen. Let the big, haunting chords and ADD riddled beeps and clicks welcome you in.

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[Funky Fresh] Sam Smith, Nile Rodgers, Disclosure & Jimmy Napes – Together

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Together

Could there be a more appropriate title for a track that brings “Together” some of the most creative minds in music? After making a resurgence of his own earlier this year alongside Daft Punk, Nile Rodgers re-unites “Latch” collaborators Sam Smith and Disclosure for this funky new tune. Rounding out the equation is songwriter Jimmy Napes, who presumably crafted the wonderful lyrics on this groovy number for us to vibe out to. The only knock on this song is that at barely over two minutes, it’s way too short. This is apparently the product of a one day studio session between this eclectic group of artists, but let’s hope this is just a taste of what they have in store for us.

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