[NEW] PARTYNEXTDOOR – Recognize (Feat. Drake)

Recognize Feat. Drake

With Majid Jordan set to drop their debut EP (A Place Like This) next week, and PARTYNEXTDOOR announcing the release of PARTYNEXTDOOR TWO on July 29th (the follow-up to last year’s self-titled PARTYNEXTDOOR), Drake‘s OVO Sound imprint is finally starting to take shape. Teaming up with his label head for the only feature on the project, the Toronto crooner crafts yet another slow-burning, 808-fueled R&B gem that fits right in with the brand’s aesthetic. Drizzy performs clean up duties on the track, swooping in with a smooth verse at the end that details his plans for impressing his female partner. The single serves as a perfect teaser for the upcoming project, and we’re definitely excited to hear what PARTY has in store for us at the end of this month.

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[Evil House] Rowland Evans – Vigilante (Original Mix)

Rowland Evans
Vigilante (Original Mix)

The Florida humidity is making its rounds today and it has officially made its way over to good ol’ Southern California. Just when we thought it couldn’t get any hotter than it already is, Rowland Evans sends us straight to purgatory with his heat-filled original new track, “Vigilante”.

“Vigilante” is nothing like its title describes it to be, in fact, it should have been called “Villain” based on the evil resonance of this track. With a heaping load of malevolent horns, a sinister bassline, and nasty breakdown, “Vigilnte” is the perfect soundtrack to everyone’s worst nightmare. Evans killed it with this one, however, we recommend you turn on your nightlight and hide under the sheets with this one because you’re about to be sent straight to the fiery pits of your impeding doom.


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[Festival Preview + Ticket Giveaway] Global Dance Festival @ Red Rocks, CO 7/18 – 7/20

Global Dance 2014

Let me tell you about a venue nestled into the Rocky Mountain Foothills out here in Colorado that has stolen hearts for generations.

Red Rocks is not just the best outdoor venue in Colorado, it is one of the best outdoor venues in the world and all artists and concert-goers would agree, the magical place is like none other. Combining the beauty of nature with the essential essence of music, Red Rocks makes every music experience one of a kind for every individual present.

And so it seems only fitting that the largest electronic festival in Colorado would be held at this Mother Nature crafted amphitheater. Only this place can handle the insane lasers, riveting crowd, and heart pounding melodies of artists like Zedd, Adventure Club, Odesza, Excision, and so many more at this years Global Dance Festival.

The three-day festival is being held this coming weekend starting things off Friday, July 18th and raving on through Sunday, July 20th. This is the festivals 12th year and as always the lineup will draw fans who know the large names in the electronic world, and fans who appreciate some musicians who are making their names known around the music industry. The variety of artists this year shows the new depth Global Dance is taking on to reach an even more diverse crowd than in years past.

I could sit here and write about every artist playing but then this blog post would turn into a small book and we just don’t have room for that. But trust me, the lineup caters to more than the masses and is one that shouldn’t be missed. Whether fans decide to go to one night or attend all three, they are sure to hear some incredible music and not forget the artists they see in the most beautiful outdoor venue.

And what kind of blog would we be if we didn’t offer a little something that could make one concert-goer a very happy camper? We are giving away one FREE 3-Day pass to Global Dance this year, that’s right you heard me, get it here fo’ FREE. Just follow the instructions below and you could be on your way to a free weekend of dancing, singing, and all around good times.

Winner will be contacted by email Thursday (7/17) at 5:00PM. PLEASE CHECK YO EMAIL, PEOPLE. This is the only way we can get a hold of you.

There are a few rules, of course:
- You must be 18 or over to enter.
- You are responsible for transportation.
- You must bring a valid form of ID to pick up your ticket at will call.
- You must have a bring an arsenal of dance moves on behalf of TMN.
- You must sing “I’m a Little Teapot” in a Ron Burgandy-esque voice while waiting in line.
- We were kidding on that last one. However, if you do accomplish that, you will forever live in TMN contest infamy.

Max Elto
Shadow Of The Sun (Adventure Club Remix)
Excision & Downlink
Rock You
Find You ft. Matthew Koma & Miriam Bryant (Acapella)
BRICKS (feat. Migos)
My Friends Never Die
Wait (Kygo Remix)
You (Brillz Remix)
David Guetta
Lovers On The Sun ft. Sam Martin (Showtek Remix)
Above & Beyond
Sun & Moon (ETC!ETC! Bootleg)
Wildfire (Original Mix) Out Now
Infected Mushroom
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[Tropical House] Astronomyy – Nothin On My Mind (Bearson Remix)

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Nothin On My Mind (Bearson Remix)

Well, you all know what today is, so we won’t make note of every writer’s tendency to mention the Monday blues. We definitely understand how most of you are feeling on this ominous morning, but don’t worry, we promise to only bring you the most pleasant of sounds to help sooth those unbearable hangovers.

18-year old Tropical House producer, Jakob Bjorn-Hansen, otherwise known as Bearson, just released one of the most euphoric remixes of the Summer. Taking on the heavy feeler, “Nothin On My Mind” by astronomyy, Bearson takes this ambient chill-wave song to new elevations to which he sends us all soaring above the clouds and into a trance-like state of mind. Honing down on the original guitar melody, Bearson adds a smooth and subtle dash of sugar, spice, and everything paradise. So if you’re suffering the repercussions of your poor decision-making this past weekend and are in need of a mental cleanse, then look no further because we guarantee this song will help alleviate your sorrows and give you a fresh start to a wonderful week ahead.

PS: Did we mention it’s free?

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[Beach Music] Vybz Kartel x Daytrip – Up To The Crime

vybz kartel daytrip up to the crime
Vybz Kartel x Daytrip
Up To The Crime

It seems as if Daytrip has still been stuck in Jamaica… I sincerely hope they’re okay, because last time I checked they were only there temporarily. Maybe Vybz Kartel convinced them that Jamaican gardens are better, or they just were blown away from the beaches. Whatever it may be, this new song between Vybz Kartel x Daytrip is banging. This may go up in the afternoon, but I am writing this at 7:45 am. If you’re looking for a track to take you to the beach, then this is the perfect track. I have had my eyes on Daytrip for a hot minute, and they are by far the most underrated duo at the moment. If you don’t believe me about the beach part, you can email me and I will send you a receipt of my taxi. Talk to you Ninjas later, until then I’ll be soaking up the sun in beautiful Florida!

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Sunday Night Soul [Vol. 34]

Sunday Night Soul

As many of you know, the FIFA World Cup Final took place earlier today, marking not only the end of one of the greatest sporting events known to man, but essentially the midway point of the summer as well. While it may be sombering to think about how quickly time has blown by, keep in  mind that we’ve still got plenty of summer left to enjoy. If you do still need some help easing the sting however, we’ve got you covered with another soothing edition of Sunday Night Soul. We’re not typically ones to exaggerate, so believe us when we say this might be one of our favorite playlists in quite some time, as it includes some immensely talented artists like Chris McClenney, Aldo, Cable Coaster, Jordan James, El. Train, SZA, The Theorist, Majid Jordan, Sh?m, Kyan, JP Cooper, King Avriel, Rico LoveJames Fauntleroy, KidGhost, HSVN & Jarell Perry, belle, Kalenna, Elle Varner, KaytranadaDJ A1, djin, AVAY, MadeauxStwo, Duncan Gerow, Sci-Fi Scheme, guffstar, Chloe Martini, Haywyre and Allure. If that list of names doesn’t pique your interest, we’re not sure what will, but we’re hoping that after thirty four entries, you trust us to deliver you the best soul in the business.

Chris McClenney
Live it Up (demo)
The Weeknd
What You Need (Live Remix) has vocals
bsd.u x kaya curtis
smoking at night
Girl With The Tattoo (Xona Remix)
Nu Linh
So Beautiful (Musiq Soulchild Cover)
Jordan James
Losing Time (Prod. By El. Train)
Michael Jackson
Love Never Felt So Good (Cable Coaster Edit)
Moodring (prod. Felix Snow)
The Theorist
Runaway (Ft. NUEU & Aldo)
Beya Likhari
Rose Garden (Prod. by eu IV)
Majid Jordan
A Place Like This
Bitches Brew (Sh?m Rendition)
Crow (Houndstooth)
Funn (Daktyl Remix)

Got It

Days In A Triangle
JP Cooper
Keep The Quiet Out
I Know U Want It (ALBUM B SIDE)
King avriel
Tiffany Gouché
Lonely Girls feat. Casey Veggies
Leigh Bush
Good Morning Sex
Rico Love
Freak No More #TTLO Remix
James Fauntleroy
pHoenix Feat LordQuest
Everyday (prod Junia T)
August Rigo
Brown Suga (DAngelo)
Omarion Ft. Shad Moss (Bow Wow)
Need That Love
House In The Hills (ft. Pedro Fresco & Cheikh)
The Dream
Supreme (feat. Jarell Perry)
Charlie Puth
Chop Like This
Travis Garland
WEST COAST (Lana Del Rey Remix)
Make My Body Move feat. El. Train
sunset in paris
Ro James
August Rigo
Before I Let You Go / You Remind Me (Blackstreet, R.Kelly)
Elle Varner
Dont Wanna Dance Featuring A$AP Ferg
She Came To Give It To You Featuring Nicki Minaj
Claudette Ortiz
BOY/FRIEND & The New Deal
I Do That (Prod. MNTN)
withoutYOU (p. Chris Lorenzo)
Wrote A Song About You (Kaytranada Edition)
Telescope Thieves
Andromeda (Brightwing Remix)
Erykah Badu
Tyrone (DJ A1 Remix)
Kendrick Lamar
Bitch dont kill my vibe (ZAGOR Lifted Remix)
Jade Statues
left u on ur own
Leon Osborn
Vale Of Kashmir
Safe (with You)
Show Me Love
Ta ku
Descent (Chiefs Reggie Crazy Edit) #THANKU
Bodyroll ~ MMVIII EP
The Weeknd
Loft Music (XONA Remix) PART 2
Fall ft. The Hotel
Days In The West (djin. Flip)
Days In The West (Drake Cover) (Ekali Remix)
Suicide Ft. Maryann (Sad Girl Trap)
used to be (unity)
Lost feat. Muri (Stwo Remix)
Duncan Gerow
Musiq Soulchild + Stwo = Just Friends
Duncan Gerow
TLC + Darkchild = Creep
Whitney Houston
Its Not Right But Its Okay (Sci Fi Scheme Remix)
Tyga Ft. Kirko Bangz
Girls And Guitars (guffstar edit)
T AARONmusic
Duncan Gerow
Tinashe & Schoolboy Q + Nineteen85  = 2 On
Ty Dolla $ign
Or Nah (K Theory Remix)
Chandelier (Chloe Martini Remix)
Do It All Again (guffstar edit)
Perfect (guffstar edit)
High Tide (Oliver Nelson & Tobtok Remix)
Smooth Criminal
Bubbly Bulbasaur
Trey Songz
Na Na (LION KNGS Remix)
Kito & Reija Lee
Starting Line (Etched Remix)
Janet Jackson
Cant B Good (Allure Remix)
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Mac DeMarco at Great American Music Hall 7/9 [Event + Photo Review]


Mac DeMarco
Cooking Up Something Good

When the term “pop music” became commonplace in the 1950s, it was used to describe the emerging genre of rock ‘n roll that draws inspiration from blues, folk and jazz among other classic influences. Since that time its definition has grown with times and their respective fads–snowballing to encompass a variety of styles, most recently the manufactured, electronic-based sound that dominates the top 40 charts. Few contemporary artists evoke a sense of nostalgia for pop of the past as well as the Canadian-bred, Brooklyn-based Mac DeMarco

Musically, DeMarco strums an airy guitar paired with vocals just quirky enough to bring the great psych-rock leads to mind and, with an analog-only studio in Brooklyn, he likely uses some of the same recording equipment. Mac certainly has his fair share of songs related to love and heartbreak, but he also has a strong counter-cultural youthful tone as he cleverly recounts mischief. His sophomore album, Salad Days, demonstrates the maturation of a seasoned musician with more introversion without losing that light feel.

We had a chance to catch Mac DeMarco at his second consecutive sold-out show at the intimate Great American Music Hall in San Francisco and, just as we expected, he proved an incredibly engaging performer. Opening his set with the fan-favorite first tracks of his two albums, “Cooking up Something Good” and “Salad Days” respectively, Mac and his impressive ragtag band immediately drew the crowd in never looking back. DeMarco, with flowing hair under his hat and a distinctive gap between his front teeth, brings an extremely unique and kooky stage presence, which displays, just like his music, an artist in a decade of his own.

Full of fan interaction, and intermittent comedy bits, Mac DeMarco’s set includes a perfect amount variation. Even during the slowest portion, “Let My Baby Stay,” fans could be heard singing along to every word, a testament to the consistently strong music he has released thus far. Check out our photos from the show below and don’t miss a chance for a fantastic evening–you can find MacDeMarco’s upcoming dates here.

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