[NEW] Disclosure – Latch (DJ Premier Remix)

Latch DJ Premier
Latch (DJ Premier Remix)

The burst of music released over the holidays has commenced and, of all the tunes under the tree, Disclosure‘s upcoming Settle remix album has us especially excited. Today, after an impressive first glimpse, the UK-based electronic duo let loose the highly anticipated rework of “Latch” by legendary hip-hop producer DJ Premier. While the original is an addicting masterpiece in itself, Premier slows the tempo down and adds a D’Angelo-esque piano melody with steady percussion making for a new-age take on the classic R&B of the 90s. The Settle remix album drops December 17th.

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[NEW] Beyoncé – Beyoncé: The Visual Album

Beyonce Visual Album
Drunk In Love (feat. Jay Z)
Superpower (feat. Frank Ocean)
Mine (feat. Drake)

The Holiday season is upon us, and in the spirit of giving Beyoncé has decided to drop a brand new album seemingly out of thin air. Titled Beyoncé: The Visual Album, the rather ambitious project features 14 tracks and 18 unique music videos. It’s difficult to determine what’s more remarkable here: the fact that Beyoncé can drop an album with virtually no promotion at all, or that she painstakingly took the time to shoot 18 individual music videos for all of these tracks without any details leaking out. This will certainly be an interesting experiment to keep our eyes on for sure, and we’d like to see what numbers Bey can pull off with her latest studio effort.

We’ve included some of our favorites here, but make sure to purchase the album on iTunes, which includes features from her husband Jay-Z, her daughter Blue Ivy, Drake and Frank Ocean. You can also catch previews for all her videos on YouTube.

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[Electronica] Max Cooper – Adrift ft. Kathrin deBoer

Adrift feat. Kathrin deBoer

We had the chance to review Max Cooper’ last EP back in October, which was some of the more unique and layered electronic music we had the chance to wrap our heads around, and his latest single “Adrift” again has our attention. Featuring the complimentary jazz house vocal stylings of Kathrin deBoer alongside Max Cooper’s carefully crafted delicate percussion and plucking synths, “Adrift” keeps with Max’ refusal to follow any sort of production blueprint. A simple chord progression paces the emotive tune, but such attention is paid to every melancholy click and bleep with each new layer supporting each other, that it adds an immense amount of musical weight. “Adrift” is the first single to be released off of Max Cooper’s forthcoming debut LP, and will be available for purchase on December 16. However, you can preorder the album here to guarantee it hits your music player on release day. For now though, you can cop the stream above.

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[Secret Ninja Pass] This Week at Beta 12/12


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:

– Head to the front door, and enter the club before 11 pm
– Show this post to the cashier (Valid for 21+ only)

Boom. That’s it, ninjas!

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

Andy Moor - December 12th
Andy Moor
Moor Music Episode 110 (2013.11.22)

Heroes x Villains - December 13th
OUT NOW!!! Dimitri Vegas & Moguai & Like Mike
Mammoth (HXV x CARNAGE rmx)

Robbie Rivera - December 14th
Robbie Rivera & The EKGs (Robbie Rivera & Lahox Mix)
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[House] Acid Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy (Worthy’s Nut Crackin’ Rerub Up)

Acid Dance Of The Sugar Plum Fairy (Worthys Nut Crackin Rerub Up)

Anabatic Records founder and one of San Francisco’s most notable house producers Worthy comes to TMN just in time for the holidays with a bootylicious rework of an older tune, “Acid Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy”. The moment Worthy’s addictive brand of bouncy house collides with the classical rhythms of The Nutcracker’s “Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy” its hooks are sunken while the entire movement is blended out oh so smoothly,  adding just the perfect amount of body jack to your step. “Acid Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy” works well on multiple levels, both tapping into those childhood memories and your more sinister night life persona. Worthy bridges two completely different styles of dance music to create an original product, and it has most certainly paid off. With past releases on OWSLA, Discobelle and Dirtybird under his belt and upcoming live dates in some of the U.S.’ biggest and most enlightened dance communities to round out the year, we’re salivating like one of Pavlov’s German Shepperds to see what 2014 has in store. In keeping with the holiday spirit, Mr. Worthy is presenting this one as a free download for your listening pleasure or DJ sets, so go ahead and grab the digital copy above.

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[Mixtape] Busta Rhymes & Q-Tip – The Abstract & The Dragon


After much anticipation and an acclaimed single, veteran emcees Busta Rhymes and Q-Tip finally treat fans to their new collaborative mixtape, The Abstract & The Dragon. These two legends are no strangers to being part of a group–Tip from A Tribe Called Quest, and Busta from Leaders of the New School–before making a name for themselves as solo acts. Now, the two minds come together to deliver a 28 track tape that includes the new Kanye West and Lil Wayne featured single “Thank You,” as well as some old favorites like “Vivrant Thing”.

Christmas definitely comes early this year and this mix delivers classics, high-profiled collaborations, remixes, and new material, including features from Missy Elliot, Redman, Raekwon, Talib Kweli and more. Enjoy something different to fill your stocking (and playlists) for the holiday season as you wait for Tip’s LP Last Zulu and Busta’s Extinction Level Event 2 to drop in 2014. Peep the download link below, and make sure to check out a few of our favorites from the project as well.

DOWNLOAD: Busta Rhymes & Q-Tip – The Abstract & The Dragon

Busta Rhymes & Q Tip
The Abstract & The Dragon
Busta Rhymes & Q Tip
Butch & Sundance
Busta Rhymes & Q Tip
We Taking Off
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[House] Great Good Fine OK – You’re the One For Me (option4 Remix)

Great Good Fine OK
You're The One For Me (option4 remix)

option4, an artist with whom we’ve had the pleasure to showcase a few times and even premiere, has been augmenting his rapidly expanding fan base on the heels of a deep, party appropriate stable of house remixes and originals. Today however, the astute producer has shed another layer of production psyche, and turned to a sunnier, provocative sound on this latest rework of indie-pop outfit Great Good Fine OKs anthemic single “You’re the One For Me”. We weren’t sure how this one would translate to the dance floor, especially from such a unique artist like option4, but alas, our concerns were ultimately fruitless and the mark was hit directly on its bulls-eye. The tempo is pitched up slightly on option4’s rework, glossed with a very U.K. influenced shuffle and a punchy kick. Like most of his tracks thus far, option4’s remix of “You’re the One For Me” is being gifted to us Ninjas as a free download on his Soundcloud, so do your cochlear cavities a favor and plug into this one at some point today.

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