Moonrise Festival: Stream the Lineup, Win Tickets, & Get Funnel Cake With NGHTMRE [EVENT PREVIEW]

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Moonrise Festival is right around the corner, and we’re chomping at the bit to get the heck out of Colorado and over to Baltimore for this two-day, dance music extravaganza. If you haven’t picked up tickets yet, you definitely should act quick, as it’s close to selling out.

To celebrate our excursion out to the Charm City, we’ve put together a robust playlist that covers most of the artists playing each day. Before you dive in, though, you should know that there are a few opportunities to win tickets, upgrade to VIP, or even have some funnel cake with NGHTMRE.

Our friends over at Cadence & Cause partnered up with Moonrise Festival to help fundraise for three different charities. No matter which sweepstakes you enter, you’ll be helping that local community.

Enter to win two 2-day VIP Passes and benefit Blue Water Baltimore
Enter to win 2 VIP upgrades and a merch bundle and benefit Believe in Music
Enter to win a 4-pack of GA tickets and benefit Section 1
Enter to win a funnel cake hangout sesh with NGHTMRE and benefit Believe in Music.
 

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’All In Here’
’Giraffage – Make You Love Me’
’Green Velvet & Patrick Topping – Voicemail’
’Annie Mac premiere: The Alexanders ft. Anna Lunoe – Don’t Miss’
’Speaker Of The House – Wide Awake’
’Oliver Heldens X Becky Hill – Gecko (Overdrive)’
’Lev & Landis LaPace – Your Body (Original Mix)’
’Jerry Folk – I’m Honestly Not A Gangster’
’Said the Sky – Darling (Ft. Missio)’
’K.Flay – FML (SMLE Remix)’
’GRiZ x Big Gigantic – Good Times Roll’
’Mija & Vindata – Better’
’Shaun Frank & KSHMR – Heaven ft. Delaney Jane’
’RÜFÜS DU SOL – You Were Right (Louis Futon Remix)’
’Keys N Krates – I Know U (KRNE Remix)’
’Apashe x RIOT – Fire Inside’
’Marshmello – Alone (Original Mix)’
’JVST SAY YES – Gold Diggers (Ft Bear Grillz)’
’Tiësto & The Chainsmokers – Split (Only U)’
’Brillz & Ghastly – Hawt’
’FKi & Flosstradamus – Where Dat Dank’
’Doctor P and Flux Pavilion – Party Drink Smoke feat. Jarren Benton’
’Bassnectar & Jantsen – Every Time’

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Sloes – Young [TMN PREMIERE]

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Sometimes it takes a little added inspiration to craft something truly worthwhile. It could come from reading a completely engrossing book, feverishly turning page after page as the clock seemingly ticks at an alarming pace. It could come from an epic adventure somewhere far, far across the globe, giving you that much-needed perspective that you had previously lacked. For London-based five-piece Sloes, it was the latter, and what resulted after was something you’ll want to be a part of.

This quintet originally started as a duo, with members Jerome and Jo songwriting as they traveled through Columbia. From there, piece-by-piece, others joined in, including Paul, Luke, and Katie–Jo’s little sister. Today’s premiere, “Young,” showcases the breadth of their collective talents.

Vocally, Jerome’s powerful tone and cadence instantly hooks you in. Things only grow more enveloping, as Katie comes in on accentuating harmonies, giving a glowing counter balance. The structure is intelligently crafted, harnessing elements of classic folk strings, clean guitar work, and rolling hi-hat hits that maintain a highly engaging energy throughout.

This is more than likely the first time you’re hearing about this act, but we can assure you it won’t be the last. Make sure to follow them on Facebook to keep up with future shows, releases, and general musings.

LIVE DATES:
Jul 31st, Sidmouth Fringe Sessions, Devon
Aug 3rd, BBC London Introducing Sessions at The Scoop, Southbank
Aug 27th, Stroud Fringe, Gloucestershire
Aug 30th, Old Street Records, London
Sep, 17th, City Square live at The Etihad Stadium, Manchester

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[Soul] Jesse Boykins III – Earth Girls

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Jesse Boykins III
Earth Girls

Compared to his modern contemporaries, Jesse Boykins III stands head and shoulders above the rest and has a firm grasp on the title of ‘most talented male vocalist’. Taking up the mantle left open by the likes of MusiqSoulchild, JB3’s releases are the blueprint, the vehicle to, and representation of soul music in 2016. Pulling from an eclectic array of themes such as neo-soul, R&B, reggae, hip-hop, and jazz, Boykins has mastered the feat of flowing interchangeably across musical realms. Further, his success and assimilation into each of these genres leaves listeners wondering if he is redefining them all.

Following up a wildly success 2014 LP titled Love Apparatus, Jesse Boykins III has unleashed his latest album August 1st. At first listen, BARTHOLOMEW stands up against its predecessor and will certainly age well by touching on classic themes throughout. While the album has features from the likes of Noname, Little Simz, Willow Smith, Syd, Mick Jenkins and others, his best work is done on a solo piece. The standout track of the collection, “Earth Girls” also serves as the introduction to BARTHOLOMEW. Playing softly into existence with an emotional piano loop, Boykins’ unmistakable voice harmonizes the lines of the chorus before leading into the ballad that is verse one.

Jesse Boykins III’s full length work BARTHOLOMEW can be downloaded via WeTransfer here. Lucky readers living in New York will also get a chance to see the album performed with his live band The Beauty Created at the Brooklyn Bowl on August 17th –  tickets can be found here while they last.

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[House] Go Freek – Call Out

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Call Out

Go Freek isn’t fond of the generic. On their Soundcloud they state they are “About as fond of generic club music as they are correct spelling.” We can agree with the first half of that, but spelling is important to us as journalist, but we appreciate their identity. We also appreciate their latest release, “Call Out” that was released through Insomniac Records.

“Call Out” is a quintessential electro hit that was designed for clubs. Most of the time, electro is aimed more at the festival audience, but here Go Freek pays attention to the nuances that makes an exceptional club record. There’s no shortage of groove in this single, and the vocal is just what the track needed to be taken to the next level of awesome. Go Freek themselves didn’t need the vocal to make the track, instead what they created around the vocal is a masterpiece in and of itself. They just wanted to add the tasteful cherry on top. “Call Out” is a necessity in your digital library, so head over to iTunes to add it to your collection.

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Benny Benassi – TMN Residency Mini Mix [EXCLUSIVE]

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’Benny Benassi – TMN Residency Mini Mix’

To celebrate his Residency with us, as well as the release of his highly-anticipated new album, Benny Benassi is offering up this tasty mini mix that will turn even the saltiest curmudgeon into a Danceaholic. While you’re busting a move to this 30-minute mini-mix, make sure to catch it on camera. Why’s that, you ask?

Well, if you take a short video of yourself grooving, and share it using the hashtag #Danceaholic, you could be entered to win limited edition headphones, limited edition custom t-shirts, and signed posters. So, press play, and get that phone out!

Tracklist:
1. Benny Benassi & Chris Brown ­ Paradise
2.­ Benny Benassi ­ DanceAholic
3. ­Chicco Secci & Benny Benassi feat. Bonnie Calean ­ I Wanna Be Disco (2016 Edit)
4. Benny Benassi feat. John Legend ­ Dance The Pain Away (2016 Edit)
5. ­Benny Benassi & Vassy ­ Even If (Radio Edit)
6. ­Benny Benassi & Chris Nasty & MazZz ­ West Coast Patrol
7. Benny Benassi & MazZz feat. Elle Vee ­ Carousel
8. Benny Benassi & Marc Benjamin feat. Christian Burns ­ Who I Am (Back To The Future Mix)
9. Benny Benassi feat. Richard Judge ­ Out Of Control
10. Benny Benassi feat. Serj Tankian ­ Shooting Helicopters
11. ­Benny Benassi feat. BullySongs ­ Universe
12. Benny Benassi & David Zowie feat. Father Dude ­ Pandemonium
13. Benny Benassi feat. Sheare ­ I Keep Running
14. Benny Benassi & MaZz ­ Analog Heart
15. MOGUAI & Benny Benassi ­ Gangsta (Radio edit)
16. Benny Benassi ­ I Wanna Be A DJ

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Kid Bloom – Lately It Feels Alright [TMN PREMIERE]

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California five-piece Kid Bloom certainly knows how to pull on my 90s music-loving heart strings. Maybe it’s the casual vocal cadence that beckons back on acts like Beck or Cake. Maybe it’s the crunchy power chords that give me joyful flashbacks to start-to-finish listening sessions Weezer’s Blue album. Yet, as much as we hear influences from that era, we also catch plenty of modern vibes from some of their techniques, which call on associations of one of our personal favorites, Tame Impala. Either way, elements from both decades are coming together seamlessly, leaving us grinning ear-to-ear.

“Lately It Feels Alright” is the third single from their debut EP, A Different State of Mind, following up the release of the title track, and “Electric U.” Guitar driven in nature, it presents a wonderful collection of both psychedelic riffs and foot-tapping, distorted chords. Those dueling styles provide the perfect backdrop for the nonchalant vocal style, giving way to an immensely enjoyable 3-minute ride.

If you happen to be in the SoCal area this Friday, we highly recommend heading to the Soda Bar in San Diego to catch their opening set for T.O.L.D. If you’re anywhere else in the world, just make sure to follow these cats on Facebook to keep tabs on upcoming news.

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[MP3 Playlist] Indie Dojo (August 2016 Round #1)

indie-dojo-music-ninjaNew stuff can be scary stuff. Even venturing into a new genre of music. But don’t turn your ears off before giving something a chance. You could be tapping into a brand new music obsession you never knew you had. And that is why the Indie Dojo is a perfect transition into the unknown world of new indie jams. We promise not to shove anything down your throat, but we do encourage you to at least give it a try.

’Von Sell – Stay’
’Fever Charm – Never Had Before’
’Lady Wray – Get Ready’
’Luna Bay – Colours’
’The Lagoons – California’
’Los – Sinful (Rough) 2’
’Haarlo – Loves Gone’
’Julia Jacklin – Leadlight’
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