If you’ve been following our site for the past six months, you’ve come to know two things for certain. For starters, you’ve probably realized that we post some pretty bad ass music, and we’re a site that you should check out on the regular. More importantly, or more pertinent to the post you’re currently reading, is that we love ourselves Young & Sick.
Just a few weeks ago we posted an exclusive interview to get your psyched for this show, and we’re continuing that trend by offering up two free tickets to this show on Saturday, July 12th. There are a few rules involved in this giveaway, per usual. Peep the deets below and then enter for your chance to win.
Winner will be contacted by email Friday (7/10) at 5:00PM. PLEASE CHECK YO EMAIL, PEOPLE. This is the only way we can get a hold of you.
There are a few rules, of course:
– You must be 21 or over to enter.
– You are responsible for transportation.
– You must bring a valid form of ID to pick up your tickets at the door.
– You must have a be willing to get down on some soulful grooves on behalf of your friends at TMN.
– You must sing “I’m a Little Teapot” in a Ron Burgandy-esque voice while waiting in line.
– We were kidding on that last one. However, if you do accomplish that, you will forever live in TMN contest infamy.
Good luck, ninjas!
Ten Seconds Before Sunrise (Matt Dash & Mike Bugout Bootleg)
You know it’s Summer when the livin’ is easy and the quality of music exceeds all other expectations. Matt Dash and Mike Bugout just blew our minds with one of the most incredible bootlegs of a Tiesto classic, “Ten Seconds Before Sunrise”. The duo combined forces and took this pivotal song in dance music and turned it into a mainstage anthem designed perfectly for every festival around the world.
With a trance-like intro and emotive build-up, one would think that these two would maintain that particular vibe, however, that is the exact opposite of what they did with this bootleg. As soon as you reach the breakdown your mind is completely blown and your feet automatically do what they were made to do (obviously dance). The old-school house style bassline combined with the futuristic and earthy synths make us feel as if we are in that delirious state of mind just ten seconds before sunrise. This is such a fantastic rendition of a Throwback Thursday classic that we just can’t even right now. We’re pretty much sitting here wondering why Tiesto didn’t play this during his set at EDC?! The world would benefit from hearing this, so please, for humanity’s sake – DOWNLOAD THIS RIGHT NOW.
Sander Van Doorn & Firebeatz
Guitar Track (Sam Feldt Remix) [FREE DOWNLOAD]
2014 must be the year of the sax and Sam Feldt just gave us more the reason to love the instrument even more with his melodic house rendition of Sander Van Doorn & Firebeatz’ electro house banger, “Guitar”. The Amsterdam producer took the guitar melody from the original and completely transformed this track into one of the most tropical feel good songs of the Summer.
Starting us off with a congo bassline and groovy saxophone melody to get us up and moving, Sam Feldt takes these progressive elements and intricately fuses them together in the most beautiful way possible. The natural atmospheric resonance of this remix is unlike anything we’ve heard in a long time. In all honesty, there isn’t too much on the internet that can beat this right now, so do yourself a favor and grab your free download and keep this one on repeat for the rest of the day.
OLIVER HELDENS Ft. BECKY HILL
GECKO (OVERDRIVE) (JayCeeOh & Dani Deahl Remix)
The song that was already assured to be an anthem, and was getting attention from artists all over just got better! JayCeeOh & Dani Deahl turned this house anthem into a ‘twerk’ track that will go off at festivals all over this summer. It’s weird, lately I haven’t been the biggest fan of ‘twerk’ music, but this remix has me so excited to see what other artists in the genre will be putting out. Most importantly I will be keeping my eye on JayCeeOh and Dani Deahl. They’re both fabulous artists live, as well as producers. If I could put my thumb on one event that I had the most fun at, it would be when Dani Deahl came through Orlando, FL for Shake ‘N Bass! That night was beyond ridiculous in so many ways. Shake ‘N Bass is a party where things are known to get a bit crazy. Girls from the crowd will be twerking on the stage, people will get birthday dances, and bartenders will pour bottles into their mouths on their birthday. The craziest part of the night is when Dani Deahl and Autoerotique went back to back for their set. Anyways back to the music… This song was such an inspiring remix to me that I wrote a haiku. Yes a haiku about ‘twerk’ music!
Dani Deahl JayCeeOh
Oliver Heldens Remix Woah
Thanks For The Download!
Firepower Records is back ninjas, and this time they’ve sent us the melodic wonders of DnB/Dubstep phenomenon, Fox Stevenson. With his new EP, Throwdown, set to release later this month, Fox Stevenson and his team have been preparing us for the unforseen internet takeover by teasing us with individual song releases. We here at TMN were asked so kindly to premiere his newest track, “Manage”, and without any hestitation we accepted the offer because it’s FOX STEVENSON.
Normally when we receive something from Firepower Records, we tend to over exaggerate the use of post-apocalyptic terminology because the label and their artists tend to make us go completely mental. Today is a bit different because Fox Stevenson’s music does not really fall into the category of “death” and “annihilation” but rather in the category of “heavy-mental-cute-step” – and yes, heavy-mental-cute-step is an actual genre as of right now.
Known for using his own vocals in his productions, Fox Stevenson has done it yet again with his new single, “Manage”. Filled with a heaping load of piercing snares, melodic synths, and insane vocals, “Manage” is the perfect DnB track that will make your heart explode unicorns and rainbows. After listening to this track 60 times through, we experienced the ultimate case of cognitive dissonance – our minds were telling us to process these conflicting sound frequencies but all we were able to do was dance our asses off instead.
Fox Stevenson continues to impress us all with his eclecticism in his productions; whether it be dark and heavy or cute and poppy, he knows how to infuse all aspects of music and make us all feel some type of way. Prepare for the ultimate heavy-mental-cute-step track of the summer and keep your eyes peeled on Fox Stevenson’s upcoming EP, Throwdown, out later this month on Firepower Records.
Pre-Order your copy of Throwdown here –> iTunes
Pistol Pump Funk (Single) [MUSIC VIDEO OUT NOW]
Vermont-based duo Theo Klein and Trey Schibli, who craft luscious indie-pop under the guise of argonaut&wasp sent us over their newest record “Pistol Pump Funk” along with its official music video, and we just couldn’t shake their uniquely infectious sound. Only the pair’s second official release, “Pistol Pump Funk” rides a gorgeous sonic wave between indie-pop & rock and funk inspired chords amongst percussive elements typically found on club and dance productions; but the way in which their sounds are minced and layered together is nothing short of breathtaking. With the Summer heat wave directly upon us, this one will surely function as a breezy anthem to accompany many a pool party with their delicate balance of earthly tones and future electronics. Be sure to hit the jump for argonaut&wasp’s official “Pistol Pump Funk” music video which joyfully plays like a colorful and upbeat adventure through old saloons and modern streets scrawled with urban art. argonaut&wasp will be joining Lemâitre for a few East Coast dates, so be sure to check below, and don’t miss the chance to catch them in your home city.
argonaut&wasp Tour Dates:
Lemâitre w/ argonaut&wasp @ Signal Kitchen – Burlington, VT – July 25th
Lemâitre w/ argonaut&wasp @ Great Scott – Boston, MA – July 27th
I’m not going to lie, the main reason I jumped at the chance to review this track is because i’ve been away for 6 months in Australia and this song is called ‘Koala’ – it seemed fitting.
Call it fate or call it coincidence that this just happened to come along as I made my return to rainy ol’ England, but either way this tune is so good it seems as though the stars aligned just for me.
Holland’s own Oliver Heldens is no stranger to the EDM scene, his tune ‘Gecko’ dropped last year and drew a huge amount of attention – reaching #2 in the Beatport chart. Some of this attention came from fellow countryman Tiësto, who snapped him up and signed him onto his label at the tender age of 19. Since then ‘Gecko’ has had a reboot and was re-released last month with the vocal services of Becky Hill. A track which is already being proclaimed ‘Hottest Record In The World’ by the BBC’s Zane Lowe.
This time round Heldens has brought us ‘Koala’, another animal themed banger which oozes that melodic, yet plenty heavy, Euro-House style. Starting off somewhat deceivingly sounding almost disco-inspired, this tune ends up going in harder than ‘Gecko’, straying more into the realms of Electro House. This is to be expected from Heldens, his sound is all things House and seems to wander off wherever it wants, into Electro, Deep, Progressive – wherever the Dutchman wants to take it. Thankfully, Heldens accomplishes this effortlessly and the result is really quite something.
It’s early days for this young producer, but he’s already making some serious waves. I for one am very excited to see where he ends up. One things for sure – he’s going places. Give ‘Koala’ just a few minutes of your time and i’m sure you’ll be as hooked as I am.