Exclusive Interview with Martin Garrix [TMN Resident Artist]

TMN: Let’s kick this off by talking about your most recent tidbit of news, your announcement at Coachella. How does it feel to be playing at one of the most internationally recognized festivals in the world?Awesome! It’s a dream coming true, I’m really amazed.TMN: We know you’ve played other gigantic venues and festivals, and we have to expect more of the same for the 2014 festival season ahead. Are there any other shows besides Coachella that you’re looking forward to in particular?

My Ultra gigs! But every gig is an adventure, can’t wait!

TMN: Talk to us a little bit more about Ultra and WMC. That week is actually a music conference where you see pretty much everyone in the industry. What does it mean to you to be the young buck hanging out with some of the guys who have been doing this for decades?

I’m super, super excited for Ultra and Winter Music Conference. I’m playing Ultra myself, but also so many pool parties, parties and meetings. The nice thing about WMC is it’s one week, and everyone is there, in Miami. You see friends, DJs and promoters from all over the world. It’s crazy. I’m really excited about the parties I’m playing, and also the main stage at Ultra. I’m definitely excited.

I look up to a lot of these guys as they accept me into their scene. It’s crazy. Same with Tiesto. I started making music because I loved what he was doing, and right now we’re Skyping on a weekly basis; sending eachother new tracks, talking about useless stuff and it’s cool.

The legends are accepting the younger generation.
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[MP3 Playlist] Indie Dojo (February 2014 Round #1)

indie-dojo-music-ninjaAt this very moment in time you could be happy, sad, tired, pissed, ecstatic, indifferent, smitten, irritated, energized, sick, confidant, confused…..the list goes on and on. Whatever emotion you may be experiencing as you stumble across this page, we ask that you put it aside for a moment, hit play, and let the Indie Dojo set the mood for you. If you are instantly irritated, we won’t be offended. We understand that not everyone likes all the same things we do and still love you for who you are. If you are instantly smitten, we love you too and want to remind you that we are here every Tuesday. Either way, we are glad you stopped by.

Gold Spectacles
Steal You Away
Young Yeller
Fever Kids
Holding Grass
The Mispers
Tamu Massif
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[Hip-Hop] Big Sean – Thank You

Big Sean
Thank You

A nice little gift to top off a great music Monday comes in the form of a previously unreleased Big Sean track. In his typical fashion, the Detroit emcee talks about his achievements providing inspiration for anyone hoping to reach success in their life’s pursuits. As its title suggests, this new track is essentially a hip-hop version of the Thank You note penned over a jazzy, feel-good instrumental. This one’s a great pick me up to end the start of your week. Peep above and gobble out like its Thanksgiving.

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Sunday Night Soul (On a Monday) [Vol. 12]

Sunday Night Soul

Now that Super Bowl XLVIII is over and done with, Sunday’s are going to be a little less eventful for quite awhile. Luckily for you, you have Sunday Night Soul to look forward to in its absence. Yes, before we begin, we know it’s Monday. We apologize for the delay folks, but that game really drained us out (read: put us to sleep). As a fan who’s had his heart broken multiple times over, I sympathize with all the Broncos fans out there tonight. My only hope is that this week’s serving of soul can be the first step towards recovery for all of you (including many of my fellow ninjas).

This week’s edition is packed with plenty of surprises: with collaborations between Cashmere Cat and Ludacris, unlikely mashups of Justin Timberlake and Dpat, a spectacular cover of “Hold On, We’re Going Home” by Vancouver Sleep Clinic and GXNVXS, and a SevnthWonder trifecta, there’s plenty of treasure tucked away deep in tonight’s set. This may also be the best lineup we’ve ever assembled in terms of debuts. Twin Caverns, Niykee Heaton, Ego Ella May, Adna, Clare Maguire, Maurice, bizZarh, Rook Milo, Black Atlass, Neo Safari, Moody Good♡ EMOJI KING ♡ and i.o. all make worthy additions to the Sunday Night Soul family. Our veterans meanwhile seemed to have doubled their efforts this week, with MadeauxΔGØLDWYN , Fortune, Duncan Gerow, abstract youth and SevnthWonder all making multiple appearances. This is one of those weeks where we wish we could highlight each song individually, but unfortunately there isn’t enough time for that. Instead, we’ll leave the judgments up to you (although we’re fairly certain you’ll enjoy each and every single one of them).

Daniel Caesar
IXXI: Scream
Twin Caverns
Ego Ella May
Eric Roberson
Far Away Girl feat. Aaron Camper

Emily King

J Rican
Sunset (Produced by Evil Needle)
With You (Prod. by Raez) (Connecting Miles out now) (Free Download)
Tom Misch & Carmody
The Last Song
Clare Maguire
In The Night
Niykee Heaton
Bad Intentions
Erik Hassle
Talk About It (Feat. Vic Mensa)
Ecstasy (Remix) (Ft. Chance the Rapper)
Sevyn Streeter
It Wont Stop (Remix) Feat. Q Parker
Drunk In Love
Hold On (prod. Lyfe Harris)
Rollercoaster (feat. Andreena)
Got My Heart
Markell Clay
West Coast Krush (feat. The Game)
Eric Bellinger
Rico Love
They Dont Know (Remix) ft. Ludacris, Trey Songz, Tiara Thomas, T.I. & Emjay
Party Girls ft. Wiz Khalifa, Jeremih & Cashmere Cat
BRAIN (Prod. By Shlohmo)
Right Track
Be With U
Duncan Gerow
Keyshia Cole + Esta = Love
Ariana Grande
The Way (T AARONmusic REMIX)
stroke it, baby
The Calm
All Night
Chris Brown feat Too $hort
Loyal (RWR Remix)
Cashmere Cat
Party Girls ft Ludacris, Jeremih & Wiz Khalifa (Jeftuz Remix)
Duncan Gerow
Ciara + Esta = Like a Surgeon
Sooner Than Later W/ Fortune
Close (Demouche Remix)
Pangaea (prod. AFTA 1)
Vancouver Sleep Clinic & GXNXVS
Hold On Were Going Home (Drake Cover)
JT x Dpat
Cutthroat Love (aywy)
Ginuwine x XXYYXX
Alone With My Pony (aywy)
Yeah (Thomas White Remix)
The One (Klimeks Remix)
Moody Good ft. Eryn Allen Kane
Rook Milo
Black Atlass
Jerk Ribs (Mount Kimbie Remix)
Cotton Girl
The Way (feat. Molly)
Ten Things (feat. Molly)
Fortune X Etizzz
Turning World
Swimming Slow (Sweater Beats Remix)
Man x Woman (Neo Safari Remix)
Promises I Need To Keep
janet jacksons nose hole is bigger than her butthole.
Jarreau Vandal
Jhene Aiko
The Worst (Illo Dj Edit)
Call Her
Will Brennan & Elea Palmer
Once Upon A Time ( Phazz Remix )
Cashmere Cat
Wedding Bells (Phazz Remix)
slow it down bb  ❤
Prom Night (Lindsay Lowend Remix)
Sam Smith
Money On My Mind (Le Youth Remix)
Drivin Me Crazy (Myndset Remix)
Can I Keep It Real
Zak Waters
Over You
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[Sensational] Vancouver Sleep Clinic & GXNXVS – Hold On We’re Going Home (Drake Cover)

Vancouver Sleep Clinic & GXNXVS
Hold On We're Going Home (Drake Cover)

We’re going to be honest with you. We’ve heard more interpretations of Drake’s “Hold On We’re Going Home” than Peyton Manning has heard condolences. It’s been one of the most remixed and covered tunes in the past year, and it’s not hard to see why. While we’ve braved through a veritable onslaught of medicore takes on our neighbor to the north, this tune stands proudly amongst the mire.

17 year old Brisbane native Vancouver Sleep Clinic has gracefully adorned our humble blog walls before, giving us warm-n-fuzzies with his glorious vocals in “Collapse.” This time around, he’s partnered with an someone we’re unfamiliar with, GXNXVS.

The end result is a smoother than silk, icy cold, yet smoking hot cover of this widely popular Drake tune. It’s downright enchanting, begging to be listened to over and over again. Take a listen, and try not to hit repeat.

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[Indie Rock] Model Aeroplanes – Innocent Love

Innocent Love

Take a look out your window. Can you see snow piled up? If you opened the door, would you see your breath as you curse Old Man Winter? We’re right there with you, wishing we could witness temps somewhere north of 70 degrees. While we know this isn’t possible while living in Colorado, we know that there’s some infectious indie rock via Model Aeroplanes that can help assuage our winter-time blues.

Coming out of Scotland, this pop rock quartet has a sound ready for a trip to the beach. Something about the playful bassline, catchy guitar riffs, and dance-inspiring drums has us reaching for our flip flops, ready to be drenched in the warm summer sun.

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[R&B] Miguel – Simplethings


Despite the stardom and accolades that come with being Miguel, the crooner proves that he can still appreciate the “Simplethings” in life with his most recent single. Created for the soundtrack for HBO’s GirlsGirls, Vol. 2: All Adventurous Women Do…, this new tune features the singer describing the desired traits in his ideal mate. In a perfect world, he’d love to have someone to lay with, laugh with and (of course) smoke with, that’s also real and true. It sounds easy enough, and we hope Miguel eventually finds that special someone. In the meantime, we can listen to him sing about it below. You can pre-order Girls, Vol. 2: All Adventurous Women Do… on iTunes now, which also includes contributions from Beck, Vampire Weekend, Lily Allen, Jenny Lewis and more.

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