[MP3 Playlist] Indie Dojo (September 2014 Round #4)

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Goodbye, Summer. Hello, everyone complaining about the cold ass weather. You have to admit though, there’s nothing quite like kicking back and cuddling up to a playlist full of heartwarming indie music. Sometimes, music sooths even the coldest of souls.

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Rabbit Hole
Beaty Heart
Yadwighas Theme
NoMbe
Seminole
Deaths
Lonewolves
Sundays
Theia Mania
Twin Caverns
Drown
The Dubarrys
Undress Your Soul
Palace
Veins
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[MEGA SUMMER 2014] Vol 4: EDM Playlist

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For as long as it took to get here, summer sure did pass us by in a hurry. It seems like it was just yesterday that we were charging around the Polo Fields in the dessert, talking about how great it was that our favorite season was just around the corner.

While all good things must eventually come to an end, we’ve forever immortilized this summer’s releases through our Mega Summer Playlist series, previously covering Indie Rock/Folk, Hip Hop, and Alternative. With our fourth and final playlist, we’re offering up over 150 songs of dance greatness. From deep house to trap, this playlist is sure to keep the party going for hours on end.

Lane 8 feat. Bipolar Sunshine
I Got What You Need (Every Night)
Best Day Of My Life (Just A Gent Remix)
American Authors
Mat Zo ft The Knocks
Get Down 2 Get Up
Peking Duk
High ft. Nicole Millar (Yahtzel Remix)
Full Crate x Mar
Man x Woman
Pharrell
Number One (ft Kanye West) (Allure Remix)
Morgan Page
In The Air (SNBRN Remix)
Phoenix
Trying To Be Cool (Allure Remix)
Pharrell Williams
Happy (NEUS Remix)
Harder (Star Slinger Remix)
No Doubt
Hella Good (Dr. Freschs Summer Revival Remix)
Jealous (Dillon Francis Remix)
Pompeii
Bastille (Audien Remix)
Adventure Club
Wonder Ft. The Kite String Tangle (Louis The Child Remix)
Daft Punk
Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger (Dillon Francis Remix)
Mat Zo
Oldskool Trip
Dido
Thank You (Goshfather & Jinco Ed&tion)
Zircon
Augment
Mat Zo
Time On Your Side (Ft. Janai)
Lakim
A Pimp Named Slickback
Sevyn Streeter Ft. Chris Brown
It Wont Stop (Manila Killa & Hunt For the Breeze Remix)
Hermitude x Flume
Hyperparadise (GANZ Flip)
Mariah Carey
Youre Mine (Hunt for the Breeze x Manila Killa Edit)
Milo Mills & Noï
War Of Roses
Tell Me
RL Grime & What So Not
Infinite Daps
Baauer & RL Grime
Because of U
RL Grime
Jose Gonzalez
Step Out (The Chainsmokers Remix)
Adventure Club
Wonder (The Chainsmokers Remix)
Calvin Harris
Summer (Extended)
Duck Sauce
NRG (Radio Edit)
Kanye West
Good Life (Party Ghost Remix)
The Night Is Young (ft. Cherub)
Lana Del Rey
Summertime Sadness (Hotel Garuda Remix)
Pharrell
Gust Of Wind (ft Daft Punk)(Autograf Remix)
3LAU How You Love Me Feat. Bright Lights (Prince Fox Remix)
Gorillaz
Feel Good Inc. (Matt Dash Remix)
Take It Slow (Com Truise Remix)
Diplo & ETC!ETC!
Diplos Theme (feat. Fly Boy Keno)
Max Elto
Shadow Of The Sun (Adventure Club Remix)
Zak Waters ft. Codi Caraco
Out Of My Head (Jaz Von D Remix)
Calvin Harris
C.U.B.A
Diplo
Revolution (Danny Diggz Remix feat. Faustix & Imanos And Kai)
So Butterfly (2014 Version)
Cage The Elephant
Take It Or Leave It (Nebbra Remix)
Ellie Goulding
Burn (Gryffin Remix)
Usher
Good Kisser (Disclosure Remix)
Iggy Azalea Fancy (Milk N Cookies Remix)
Dilorean
Reality (Original Mix)
Carousel
My New Friend (Avenue Remix)
Cant Do Without You
Kappa Kavi
Dinosaur Bass (ConRank Remix)
Dada Life
Born To Rage (Feat. Sebastian Bach)
Sunshower
Clang
Zeds Dead
Blink (feat. Perry Farrell)
Porter Robinson
Sad Machine (Anamanaguchi Remix)
Raptor
The Magician : Sunlight feat. Years & Years (Extended mix)
Paces
Cant Touch Me Feat. Madeline Vida
Drowning (Lido Remix)
Saint Pepsi
Fiona Coyne (Maxo Yo
Changing Me (feat. Sean Michael Murray)
Point Point
Morning BJ
Point Point
Life In Grey
Felix Jaehn
Shine (feat. Freddy Verano & Linying)
Matoma & Nelsaan
Free Fallin Tropical Mojito Remix (John Mayer Tribute)
Parkinson White & Kyle Cook
Temple
Miss U So Bad
SaneBeats
To The Beach
Bastille
Bad Blood (Lido Remix)
Cazzette
Sleepless (Oliver Nelson Remix)
Miami Horror
Real Slow (Alex Young Remix)
Cassie
Me & U (Glen Check Summer Remix)
Lexxmatiq
Move It
ZHU
Faded (ODESZA Remix)
Branchez
Truth
The Aston Shuffle ft. Elizabeth Rose
Back & Forth (Nora En Pure Remix) OUT NOW!
Televisor
Neon
Golden Coast
Break My Fall (Rainer + Grimm Remix)
Dawn Golden
Last Train (Daktyl Remix)
Empia
My Own
Talk Too Much (Kilter Remix)
Best I Ever Had
Alison Wonderland
I Want U (GANZ Flip)
Tiësto
Ten Seconds Before Sunrise (Matt Dash & Mike Bugout Bootleg)
Naxsy
Strand (Original Mix)
Boaz van de Beatz
No Way Home (feat. Mr. Polska & Ronnie Flex)
SNBRN
California ft. Kaleena Zanders (Summer Mix)
After The Dance
Tittsworth Feat. Q
Sander Van Doorn & Firebeatz
Guitar Track (Sam Feldt Remix)
Hervé & Zebra Katz
Tear The House Up (Faustix Remix)
Kylie Minogue
Into The Blue (Mandeh Remix)
Kid Astray
Taking You With Me (Alizzz Remix)
Cazzette
Sleepless (Shaun Frank Club Cover)
Ahzee
Poison
Chet Faker
Gold (Memorecks Remix)
Janet Jackson
Cant B Good (Allure Remix)
Skrillex & Kill The Noise Feat. Fatman Scoop and Michael Angelakos
Recess (Milo & Otis Remix)
CLMD Ft Sirena
Wild Men (Ookay Bootleg)
No Price (feat. Chromeo & Al
P)
Le Youth
Feel Your Love (Zac Samuel Remix)
Kanye West
Bound 2 (The Rooftop Boys Remix)
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Rainbows And Skunks
Mausi
My Friend Has A Swimming Pool (Star Slinger Remix)
The Knocks
Comfortable Ft. X Ambassadors (Solidisco Remix)
Drop (Long Beach)
Yellowcard
Ocean Avenue (Kasum Remix)
ODESZA
Sun Models (feat. Madelyn Grant)
Magic Man
Paris (Louis The Child Remix)
Empire Of The Sun
Walking On A Dream (Louis The Child Remix)
Hide & Seek Ft. Audien (White Panda Edit)

Dont Wanna Dance (Goldroom Remix)
Lemaitre
Wait feat. LOLO
Destinys Child
Say My Name (Cosmos Midnight Bootleg)
Sensual Seduction (Alizzz x Promnite Remix)
A. G. Cook
Beautiful
Tomas Barfod – Busy Baby Feat. Nina K (Oliver Nelson Remix)
Sky Ferreira
Youre Not The One (Blood Diamonds Remix)
Go ft. Blood Diamonds
Never Say Never feat. ETML
Porter Robinson
Flicker
Hudson Mohawke
King Kong Beaver
Pixie Lott
Lay Me Down (Cold Magnet Remix)
Latch (BiPolar Theory Bootleg)
Stevie Wonder
Superstition (C2C Remix)
Happy Chords
Sunshine
Craig David
Cold (The White N3rd Remix)
Autograf
One (Cover)
Sleepwalking (Just A Gent Remix)
The Chain Gang Of 1974
Nico & Vinz
Am I Wrong (Win & Woo Remix)
Route 94
My Love (Henry Krinkle Edit)
VesperTown
Fancy
The Weeknd
Often (Free n Losh Remix)
Matthew And The Atlas
Pale Sun Rose (TEEMID & FDVM Remix)
Naughty Boy ft. Sam Smith
La La La (GAMPER & DADONI feat. DNKR Remix)
Uma (Jenaux Remix)
Mike Posner
Please Dont Go (kuma remix)
Hwood
No Good Without You (LAKIMs Thuggish Edit)
Dillon Francis + Sultan & Ned Shepard
When We Were Young Feat. The Chain Gang Of 1974
GOLD ft. Yuna (Minnesota Remix)
FLOSSTRADAMUS
TTU (TOO TURNT UP) FEAT. WAKA FLOCKA FLAME
Cash Cash
Lightning feat. John Rzeznik (Extended Mix)
Dido
White Flag (Collin McLoughlin Remix)
20syl
C.Y.D.T.T (Can You Dance To This !?) #CYDTT
Back & Forth (Just A Gent Remix)
The Aston Shuffle
WKND
DAYS OF HAPPINESS
Lorde
Team (Elephante Remix)
Jonas Rathsman
Bringing You Down
Disclosure
Latch (SteLouse & Curious Kontrol Flip)
Florence + The Machine
Youve Got The Love (Dennis Kruissen Remix)
Above & Beyond Vs. Hansel Thorn
A Thing Called Standing Love (shreys Edit)
Karin Park
Shine (Nebbra Remix)
Kungs feat. MBP Official
Money On My Mind (Vocals by Molly) // Sam Smith Cover
XXYYXX
Zygote
Lenno & Zak Waters
Show More Love (Bestrack Remix)
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[Funky House] Chet Faker x WKND – Lover

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Germany’s wunderkind WKND is on a mission to keep the good grooves going with his dreamy sound, and today we’re gifted with the release of “Lover,” which derives from a Chet Faker cover. The Australian artist revamped “You Don’t Treat Me No Good” by Sonia Dada for Triple J, and WKND swooped in to transform the bluesy cover into a house delight.

The melodic mashup, which heavily pulls from nu-disco and tropical house influences, is the brainchild of WKND’s newest direction. The producer lets fans know that he is “really stoked to share some deep clubby tunes with you in the near future,” along with some “awesome collabos.” If “Lover” is any indication of what’s to come, we can’t wait to hear what else he’s hiding up his sleeve.

To make the release even better, “Lover” is available for a free download, making it easy to dance your way through those Monday blues!

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[Deep/G-House] The Game – Let’s Ride (SNBRN Remix)

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Let's Ride (SNBRN Remix)

When one reads through the bevy of garble that is much of dance music blogging; a lot of the same words and expressions seem to get thrown around from writers who simply may not have the firm grasp of music theory that was once required or expected of music writers. Terms like “banger”, “sick bassline”, “good vibes” and more have sadly become an accepted reality of track descriptions throughout much of the dance music blogosphere. So it comes with wholehearted excitement that this writer will for the first time have nothing to describe this one other than to say that without a doubt, SNBRN‘s remix of The Game’s staple “Let’s Ride” is an absolute G-House monster. On the heels of remixing Indiana’s “Heart On Fire” and in the same vein as his “21 Questions” remix, the So-Cal groove layer returns to TMN with perhaps his largest sounding remix to date. Filled with punchy kicks, clean snares and a good ol’ fashioned chunky analog bassline; SNBRN perfectly encapsulates all of the The Game’s fierce gangster swag while simultaneously pulling it into a completely new sector of the club. When queried about the tune, he relayed “So I wanted to follow up my 21 Questions remix with another hip hop throwback. I found Doctor’s Advocate in the back of my car and knew I had to remix something from the album. Let’s Ride just stood out to me and so it began. I wanted to take the best parts of the original track while infusing a fresh g-house club style facelift.” Well, we certainly think SNBRN’s hit the mark again, and can’t wait to hear this one on a huge stack of club monitors for what will most likely be for at least the next year. Download a free digital copy here, and stream this one above.

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[Event Review] Mad Decent Block Party – San Diego

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Last Sunday, following the recent heat wave that everybody would soon forget about, Mad Decent took their members and friends to sunny San Diego. The venue is located at Park Boulevard and Imperial Avenue near Petco Park and downtown SD. With only one giant stage put in the parking lot area, the artists definitely brought down the house with their high-energy performances and star power. Participating in this year’s lineup, we have artists like Cashmere Cat, Diplo, Flosstradamus, Laidback Luke, STRFKR, Thurz, TJR and Zeds Dead. It was a great mix of music, showing off their roster and connections with diversity.

With Kaytranada‘s set being cancelled due to personal reasons, STRFKR started off the one-day festival with some of their indie psych rock music to get the crowd in the mood. They put on a great show as people were just starting to roll into the venue and vibing their way into the crowd. Their mellow and enjoyable tunes are the epitome of a great band performing at a great festival.

Next up we have Thurz, a member of the underground hip-hop duo U-N-I. It was a smart choice for him to come on after an indie band. His high-energy performance definitely got the crowd going by playing some familiar rap songs and some of his own. At this point there was already a good amount of people in the audience, slowly and reluctantly making their way into the front of the stage even though the immense heat was getting onto everybody. Cashmere Cat, who was the next act, warmed up the crowd even more with his clever remixes of trap and hip hop tracks. His music covers a wide range of genres and sub-genres which take everybody on a fun and exciting joyride of both hype and chill music.

TJR was definitely the dark house of the festival. For those who weren’t familiar with who he is, the crowd referred him as “the mysterious bald guy who stole the show at Mad Decent”. The talented producer from Connecticut showcased his skillset with a variety of turn-up jams spanning the trap, house and funk genres. He incorporated funky drops and fast-paced trap beats into remixes of popular songs, which got the crowd pumped up like no other. His jaw-dropping performance definitely left the crowd in awe.

As the sun set and the heat gradually submerged into the horizon, the crowd was all warmed up and ready to get crazy. From the moment Laidback Luke got on stage, that’s when the real block party started. The Dutch DJ/producer got everybody on their feet and bobbing their head left and right with his incredible electro/deep house goodness. It is difficult as a house DJ to channel the right energy into a crowd at an open stage/venue, but Laidback Luke did just that. With lasers shining at your eyeballs, you just couldn’t help but dance your pants off to these hard-hitting house beats.

One amazing act following another, the artist introduced and welcomed Flosstradamus on stage. This is what the crowd came here to see, and what Floss were the best at doing. Needless to say, the Chicago-based duo delivered and killed it with style. The crowd was super loud and riled up, especially when they dropped a song like “Mosh Pit”, that there were a good amount of moshing going on throughout his set. To bring up the energy even more, the two hype men brought out special guest Waka Flocka, who gave his 110% at pumping up the stage with his anger and aggressiveness.

The headliner of the festival and Mad Decent’s frontman, Diplo, was undoubtedly the best act of the night. With so much energy and creativeness in his performance, Diplo always brings the most entertaining and trendiest electronic music to the stage. Mixing hip-hop with trap and electronica, the 35-year-old veteran never ceases to amaze everyone and never stops the innovation of his music. From taking off his shirt to bringing girls on stage for a twerk contest, Diplo sure knows what the crowd wants to hear and see. There was never a dull moment in the entire duration of Diplo’s set, and the crowd got about as loud and turnt up as they could be.

Amongst the shuffling pits, dance circles, exchange of kandies and fist pumping, the celebration never stopped for the Mad Decent crowd. Ending the night with a bang, Zeds Dead provided everyone with some hardcore drum & bass and dubstep. At this point, the lasers and lights were in full throttle. And with the heavy bass shaking the whole place down, you just couldn’t help but viciously headbang back and forth.

By assembling their roster and inviting friends and fellow artists to perform at their shows, Mad Decent has done it once again. With that said, our Ninja crew will be back for next year’s block party. We can’t wait to see what these talented performers have in store for us in the near future.

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Only Girl – Feel It (J. Hoskins Remix) [TMN PREMIERE]

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It’s quite dark and dreary out here in Colorado. The cool fall air is encompassing the Mile High City, drenching it in cold rain and grey skies.

Interestingly enough, just as we switched over from summer to fall at the stroke of Midnight, UK-based producer J. Hoskins has done something similar in his interpretation of Only Girl’s “Feel It”.

The original song had an uplifting pop vibe created through a danceable bassline, upbeat percussion work and some airy synths. It was a warm, shimmering summer song, but Hoskins saw it differently. Flipping the mood, this premiere today has a dark, emotive and sultry vibe. With heavy treatment of the original vocals that ride along a booming bassline, this interpretation is taken from the pop world, and brought into the bedroom. The deeply seductive soundscape should have you looking forward to this evening. Just keep the details to yourself.

This remix and others can be found in a remix pack, which comes out today. Head to Only Girl’s soundcloud to check it out.

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Duke Evers – Handful of Pennies EP [TMN PREMIERE]

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Mondays are a bitch, aren’t they? There’s not much that can help you over that seemingly insurmountable hump that is the start of the week. Aside from a breakfast beer, the only thing we can really think of is some solid tuneage, which is exactly what we have for you today.

Coming out of the Emerald City (that one up in the Pacific Northwest, not the one from that classic movie) this two-piece can produce more sound than your average five person band. Their sound is booming, to say the least, inciting references from that classic Homer Simpson line, “no, no, no, don’t stop a rockin’.”

Dropping today on your favorite music blog, Duke Evers are releasing their EP, Handful of Pennies. Officially releasing to the public tomorrow, this EP delivers eccentric guitar work and fast-paced, thundering percussion worthy of replacing the strongest cup of coffee you can find. “Lions” embodies the bands sound, creating a soundscape that calls on associations of The Killers, We Were Promised Jetpacks, Kings of Leon and other notable energetic indie rock acts. The crux of its attractiveness lies in its engaging, encapsulating and invigorating tempo, driven by drummer Kyle Veazy, who delivers a five minute ride thrill-ride.

Other tunes in the album display why this band has made waves recently at the Capitol Hill Block Party and CMJ in NYC. “Seaside” boasts a slightly more folk-driven feel in comparison to “Lions,” rife with a catchy hook and twangy guitar chords. It has the pop sensibility that will approach the masses, while still maintaining it’s indie originality that will have the blogosphere clamoring. “Pixies,” which is assumedly a tribute to the Boston-based alternative act, has a strong 90′s-style vibe. Lead singer Josh Starkel definitely harnesses his inner Eddie Vedder on this tune, providing listeners with strong associations to the great grunge-rock act of yesteryear.

As a whole, “Handful of Pennies” gives us a glimmer of excitement in an otherwise mundane start to the week. Press play, and get ready to grin ear-to-ear.

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