[Hip-Hop] Pusha T – Who I Am (Feat. 2 Chainz & Big Sean) (Prod. Kanye West & Million $ Mano)

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Who I Am (Feat. 2 Chainz & Big Sean)

Pusha T gave Funkmaster Flex the go-ahead today to premiere the latest single from his upcoming album, My Name Is My Name. Featuring G.O.O.D. Music cohorts Big Sean and 2 Chainz, “Who I Am” is yet another understated banger. Just like “Numbers On The Board,” this one takes a more minimalistic approach, one that requires a a quality pair of headphones to truly appreciate. You have Kanye West and Million $ Mano to blame thank for that. While I’m a bit torn on this one, given the cast involved I’m sure it’ll grow on me over time. Stream the record above, and be on the lookout for My Name Is My Name, due out on July 16th.

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[Denver Events] This Week at Beta 6/13

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Being a Top 25 Club from DJ Mag comes at no surprise as Beta Nightclub has been featuring an amazing array of talent this summer, and this weekend is once again no exception.

Being regulars at Beta, we figured we should share their line up with you, in hopes that you’ll come down and rage with us. Also, just like last time, we have arranged for something special.

MUSIC NINJAS GET FREE COVER
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For the shows Friday and Saturday, make sure you bring your phone with you. If you’re 21+, get there before 11pm, and show them this post on your phone – your cover is comped. Just make sure to enter through the front door, and not the side VIP entrance. Can’t wait to see you down there!

Gareth Emery - June 13th

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Meet Her In Miami (Original Mix)

TC. Fei Fei. - June 14th

Julio Bashmore
Au Seve

Dragon - June 15th

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Tonight
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[Hip-Hop] J. Cole – New York Times (Feat. 50 Cent & Bas)

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New York Times (Feat. 50 Cent & Bas)

Although Born Sinner has already leaked, J. Cole has decided to share a bonus cut with us which will be featured on his Truly Yours 3 EP, set to be packaged as an additional disc with the deluxe edition of the album. With 50 Cent holding down the chorus, and fellow Dreamvillain Bas chipping in with a verse of his own, Cole and crew cover all facets of life as a New Yorker. All in all, it’s one of the better tracks we’ve heard from Cole over the last few weeks, and it makes you wonder why it never made the final cut for the album. It also might’ve been cool to get a verse from 50 squeezed in there as well. We honestly haven’t heard him prominently featured on anyone’s material in quite awhile.

If you haven’t heard J. Cole’s new album yet, you can check out a full stream after the jump. Just make sure to have your pre-orders ready when Born Sinner drops on June 18th. Continue reading

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[Post-Soul] Xander The Great – Caves & Clouds

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There’s no way to fully describe the joy of discovering a musical act for the first time. I’ll admit, when this first hit my inbox yesterday I was a bit skeptical. The UK’s answer to The Weeknd? Sounded too good to be true. After listening to the intro I was certainly intrigued, but four tracks deep into the mixtape I could say I was definitely hooked. While such comparisons aren’t unfounded, they don’t completely do the band justice. Yes, though deceiving, Xander The Great is actually comprised of two individuals: Eddy Atlantis on the boards, and Xander Taha handling the vocals and additional production. While the duo’s music can often match the grittiness and brooding nature of The Weeknd, their pieces are distinctly more expressive, allowing Xander to explore his full vocal range. And so, although Abel’s influences are sprinkled throughout the project, it’s evidently clear that the group is attempting to pave their own way in the musical realm. Check out a few of our favorites from Caves & Clouds below, and make sure to grab yourself a free download of the project as well.

DOWNLOAD: Xander The Great - Caves & Clouds

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Nowhere Far
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Young Kids
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Padded Cell
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Open Eyes
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[TMN EXCLUSIVE] Interview – Tiësto

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I Love It (Tiësto's Club Life Remix)

In this day and age we’re constantly barraged with new musicians. Every digital corner we turn, tucked into every crevice of the internet, we find producer after producer who are doing impressive work. With that being said, there are few names that truly embody what EDM is and how it has came to be over the past decade. One of those names, a name that is a mainstay in both the EDM community and the pop community, is none other than Tiësto.

Dutch producer Tijs Michiel Verwest has been in the game longer than most, and has experienced far more success than most. Even beyond his accomplishments in the world of electronica, Tiësto has crossed over into the eyes and ears of the mainstream. His music engages both the nightlife crowd as well as your casual listener. With a list of accolades longer than have the patience to read, we’ll get right into our quick Q and A session with one of the biggest names in music.

TMN: First and foremost, it’s an honor to have a chance to ask you a couple of questions. We’ve been longtime fans, and we really appreciate a moment of your time. With that being said, let’s get down to business!

Let’s talk about your childhood. Your moniker is actually a variation of a childhood nickname, correct?

Tiësto: That’s correct, it’s a nickname based on my real name, which is Tijs.

TMN: What was your upbringing like in regards to music? Were you classically trained on piano? How many different instruments have you learned how to play throughout the years?

Tiësto: I do not play any instruments. What I do is create a melody on the keyboard and then fine tune it with computer software programs to make it perfect.

TMN: What about the early days as a DJ – what was The Spock like? What were your sets like way back then?

Tiësto: It was both amazing and terrifying. Of course I love music and so wanted a stage to spread the music I care about to other people. Still, just starting out and playing in front of a crowd those first times was nerve racking – especially in front of my home crowd!

TMN: What do you feel was the biggest influencing factor in your success from back in the mid to late 90′s?

Tiësto: Well it was really good timing. Trance and dance music was huge then plus I had a string of big releases. My remix of “Silence” by Delerium really brought me to international audiences and my album “Just Be” was enormous. Momentum kept building and building.

TMN: With so many chart topping tracks, it’s a little difficult to narrow down a few to talk about. However, we would like to know what some of your personal favorites are.

Tiësto: “Take Me” – because it sounds like the old Tiësto melodic sound but also is a more current new sound, similar to the records I am producing today.

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[House] Tommy Trash – Monkey in Love

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Tommy Trash 'Monkey In Love'

One of our favorite memories from Ultra was standing in the warm Miami sun on St. Patty’s day watching Tommy Trash whip that crazy hair around dropping each and every massive tune. Get taken back to Miami with his latest release, “Monkey in Love” via Steve Angello’s Size Records label.

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[Summer] Colleagues – Visits

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Parents' House

We’ll be honest here, ninjas. We don’t really know much about the Swedish group Colleagues. We tried the usual suspects: facebook, soundcloud, and twitter. None of which provided us any easily digestible information for you. What we do know is that this song, coupled with this video, is summertime. We all love getting outside and having our warm weather adventures, and Colleagues has visualized that with an epic penny board ride that results in a cool dip into the ocean. As we sit at our desk and write this out, we can’t help but feel slightly jealous for the fun that was had on that shoot. However, the soothing vocals and dream-pop stylings of Colleagues has us right feeling like we were right there with them.

Right now there’s not a soundcloud link for this track, however, there is their track “Parents’ House” which is also quite charming. Enjoy.

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