Bobby Nourmand – Birds [TMN PREMIERE]

Bobby Nourmand

The birds are chirping in the city of Angels, and we have Bobby Nourmand to thank for that. Coming off the heels of his latest release (premiered here on TMN), this Cali based producer has another deep house gem to kick off the weekend.

With a groovy, rich bassline the aptly named “Birds,” is highlighted by the light fluttering of chirping birds. With the addition of a simplistic melody, guitar riff and clicks of the hi hat, we find ourselves getting lost up in the trees.

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Still Parade – Actors (Fluxus Head Remix) [TMN PREMIERE]

Still Parade
Actors (Fluxus Head Remix)

When you have a voice that sounds like this, it’s only natural for remixers to come in droves, looking to utilize it. UK based Still Parade is probably all too familiar with this, after the release of their two dreamy folk songs, ‘Actors’ and ‘Health’. We’ve already seen a few solid interpretations of these gorgeous tunes, and today we’re bringing you another.

By way of producer Fluxus Head, we have a delightfully downtempo remix. With meticulously crafted samples driving the tune forward, we get that same dreamy feeling with the crackling atmospheric soundscape. Coupled with some slow, melodic synths, this tune is perfect to relax your way through the weekend.

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[Secret Ninja Pass] This Week at Beta 11/28


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:

– Get in line up front door before 11 pm
– Show this post to the cashier

Boom. That’s it, ninjas! The only stipulations are that this deal is only valid for Friday and Saturday of this week. Sorry, you’ll have to purchase tickets for Porter Robinson!

Who’s going to be lighting the decks up this week? Peep the killer talent below.

Porter Robinson - November 28th
Mat Zo & Porter Robinson
Easy (Extended Mix)

Just Blaze - November 29th
Just Blaze x Baauer
Michael Woods - November 30th
Michael Woods
The Pit (Preview)
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[Event Review] Coastline Festival – West Palm Beach/Tampa

oastline Festival invades Cruzan Amphitheater in West Palm

Photo credits: Jason Koerner.

Passion Pit
Constant Conversations (Alternate Version)

We had the opportunity to attend the inaugural Coastline Festival 2013 on November 11th in West Palm Beach, FL. Located at the Cruzan Ampitheater. Turns out someone had the bright idea to get a bunch of food trucks, a multitude of beer breweries, and some of the finest names in indie music to come together and sustain/entertain the fine folks of South Florida.

The demographic of the festival-goers was truly diverse. The crowd ranged from teeny boppers and hipsters in wayfarers, and even an occasional neon-attired Aussie. The bands people stated they were there to see were almost as varied as the crowd themselves. With indie power houses like Passion Pit, Two Door Cinema Club, and Matt & Kim headlining, it was surprising how many fans listed other acts as their most anticipated. LA based Fitz and the Tantrums had a strong showing of listeners, along with the Cali quintet The Neighbourhood, scoring significant mentions during our very unscientific polling.

oastline Festival invades Cruzan Amphitheater in West Palm

Matt and Kim
Lets Go

Matt & Kim blew us away with their dynamic stage presence and command of the crowd. Balloons, drummer booty shakin’, and gangsta beats all intertwined between energy filled tracks left us flabbergasted at what a two person band could do with their time slot. Two Door Cinema Club opened their flood gates of auditory excellence upon us as well. Their harmonic crooning coincided with punchy bass lines and meandering guitar riffs to provide an almost surreal experience. The effect was so powerful that after their third song we overheard a gentleman next to us proclaim, “Dude, I’m going to download EVERYTHING from them!” Noob.

oastline Festival invades Cruzan Amphitheater in West Palm

Two Door Cinema Club
Next Year (Radio Edit)

Music wasn’t the only attraction at this unique festival. The “Food Trucktopia” put together by event organizers was a thing of culinary beauty. Featuring mobile restaurants from all over South Florida, the lines for all the trucks stayed packed throughout the event. Our personal favorite delectable cuisine option was “Ms. Cheezious”. We’re no stranger to her sexy sourdough, and Ms. Cheezious truly brought out her very best for the occasion. The West Palm crowd knew quality when they tasted it, and Ms. Cheezious sold out their stock of grilled cheese goodness, well before the other trucks hit their breaking point. Other fan favorites were “Fry Daddy”, serving up delicious fried…everything…and “The Rolling Stove” with their bodacious brisket.

There’s nothing better than coupling the best grilled cheese sandwich you’ve ever had with an ice cold beer. Coastline Festival ensured a fine selection of craft beers were at our disposal for just such a chance. “Craft Beer Cove” provided an oasis of microbrews for us to sample, most noteworthy on our radar being Florida representatives “Funky Buddha Brewery” and “Tequesta Brewing Company”.

Bathrooms were plentiful. Service staff was courteous and knowledgeable. Security was present and alert, yet unobtrusive. Vendor booths were original. Artists were talented and inventive. The acoustics at the venue were excellent. The light show was awe inspiring. Coastline Festival was a complete success in our humble opinion, and an experience we hope to have again this time next year. Bravo!

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[Tropical] Snakadaktal – Fall Underneath (Kilter Remix)

Fall Underneath (Kilter Remix)

Leave it to two Aussie’s to create something that makes you crave an ice cold beer, sandy beaches and big, crashing waves. Between Melbourne based dream pop outfit Snakadaktal and Sydney beat smith Kilter, we’re left looking out our frost covered windows, wishing we were somewhere sunny and warm.

Utilizing the illusory vocals of Snakadaktal’s track “Fall Underneath,” Kilter is able to create a tropical electronic tune. Taking playful, melodic xylophone keys, this remixer dials up a downtempo dance tune with delicious drum play and a delightful melody progression. Add in some light guitar notes and claps, and you’re practically putting on sun tan lotion.

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[Gorgeous] Vancouver Sleep Clinic – Collapse

Vancouver Sleep Clinic

Interestingly named, Vancouver Sleep Clinic is far from Canada, producing soulful tunes from Brisbane, Australia. The adopted moniker of 17 year-old Tim Bettinson illustrates a vision of REM fueled visions with his name alone. Adding in the dreamy tune, “Collape,” only embodies what this youngster is going for.

With slow kicks, tapping tom hits and slow building chords, this tune relys heavily on the vocals. In all honesty, we couldn’t picture it any other way. The ethereal tone calls on association of RY X, Taped Rai and Bon Iver. While associations are sometimes necessary, this adolescent is well on his way of having people compare other acts to him.

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[Like MJ] Dornik – Rebound


It’s like there’s a party in my ears, and all you ninjas are invited! With a subtle nod to the King of Pop, UK based Dornik has a vocal tone that reminds of us of our childhood. Slip on your singular white glove, lie back and listen to this synth driven pop gem.

Coming off his debut album, due on PMR next year, we’re already greedily tapping our fingers, Mr. Burns style. Make sure to keep an eye out for it by liking Dornik’s facebook page.

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