Author Archives: Nicole Figueroa

[Electronic] Fareoh & Archie – Feathers

If you’ve never heard of Fareoh, now is the time to stop and listen. The talented 20-year-old producer from Manhattan, New York has been kind enough to let us premiere his highly anticipated track Feathers  that he did alongside Archie. After seeing the young producer at Red Rocks on the Freaks of Nature tour with Kaskade, it was obvious that he would become a force to be reckoned with and this track is a perfect example as to why. I’m the type of person that when I find a track that I love, I listen to it over and over again (this doesn’t happen often) and this track was put on repeat the moment I first heard it. Keep an eye out for Fareoh, this won’t be the last time we feature one of his tracks!

’Fareoh & Archie – Feathers (Original Mix)’
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[Remix] The Killers – Runaways (Pierce Fulton Remix)

We stumbled across Pierce Fulton a few months ago on accident, and we’re very glad we did considering that each and every single one of his tracks blows us away and we have yet to be disappointed. His ability to take songs and transform them into his own masterpiece is truly amazing and makes him stand out from the crowd. Not to mention that The Killers are incredible and so is Pierce’s remix of Runaways. Pierce will be on tour with Wolfgang Gartner and Popeska (tour dates/tickets available here) so make sure to check him out if he goes to your city. As for now, grab some headphones, sit back, and relax while you listen to this track.

’The Killers – Runaways (Pierce Fulton Remix)’
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Figure – The Brink (Live Video at Red Rocks)

We may not have a beach here in Colorado to enjoy during summertime, but we do however, have Red Rocks. Every summer thousands of music lovers gather together at the stunning amphitheater to listen to some of their favorite artists and it’s apparent that Figure enjoyed the venue, too, judging by his music video for “The Brink”. The track itself is a banger, which flows perfectly with the Red Rocks crowd during his amazing set. You can stream it below and also download it for free here.

’Figure – The Brink (Original Mix)’
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[Event] Skylab:Blackout

On Saturday September 22nd, some of the greatest producers in EDM will come together for an unforgettable night at the Denver Coliseum for Skylab:Blackout. With three stages and headliners such as Zedd, Porter Robinson, Gareth Emery, Downlink, Borgore, and more, this is a night that you definitely do not want to miss out on. The theme is blackout, so make sure to wear all black and get ready to dance all night long! For tickets and more information, check out Skylab’s website here.

In the meantime, get pumped with a few tracks by some of the performers:

’Zedd – Spectrum (feat. Matthew Koma)’

’Porter Robinson – Language’

’Gareth Emery – Tokyo (Original Mix)’
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[Event] HARD Haunted Mansion Presents: DAY OF THE DEAD

HARD Events has announced the lineup for Day of the Dead, a massive one day festival that will be held on Saturday November 3, 2012 at the LA State Historic Park. HARD Events is already known for their Haunted Mansion Halloween events, but this year they are changing it up a bit and celebrating the Day of the Dead with an insane lineup that consists of Knife Party, Diplo, Dillon Francis, Baauer, Kill the Noise, and many, many more artists across four different stages. If you’ll be in the Los Angeles area this day, you definitely don’t want to miss out on this party!

For tickets and more information, click here.

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Example – Say Nothing (Hardwell & Dannic Remix) [Preview]

Originally from the Netherlands, Hardwell teamed up with Dannic for Example’s newest single “Say Nothing”. I’m very fond of the original track and I always am a bit hesitant when it comes to remixes simply because I feel as if nothing will compare to the original. But in this case, Hardwell and Dannic won my heart. With an uptempo melody and catchy lyrics, it’s impossible to listen to this track and not be in a good mood instantly.

’Example – Say Nothing (Hardwell & Dannic Remix) (Preview)’
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[TMN EXCLUSIVE] Butch Clancy Interview + Feel So Close Remix

With over millions of views on youtube, and just as many on soundcloud, there’s a pretty good chance that you’ve heard of Butch Clancy. His talent for producing dubstep and electro is apparent and is what continues to makes him stand out from the crowd. Butch was kind enough to give us a new remix that he did of Feel So Close by Calvin Harris, which shows that he has the skill to take beautiful songs and transform them into a dubstep masterpiece.

’Calvin Harris – Feel So Close(Butch Clancy Remix)’

We recently had the chance to talk to the talented producer ask him a few questions, and this is what he had to say.

The Music Ninja: Most of your songs, especially the Band of Horses remix, go crazy on the Hype Machine. How do you feel about their popular charts, the Soundcloud rankings, and the blogosphere in general? Do you pay attention to them when you release a track?

Butch Clancy: Somewhat. I try to stay in the loop and see how people are responding to my music, but for the most part I am on my computer making new stuff.

TMN: We know you started producing hip/hop early on in your career. Was it easier to transition into dubstep? What do you think is the biggest challenge upcoming producers face when trying to create a unique sound.

BC: It was difficult at first because I started making it the day I first heard the genre.  There are a good amount of similarities between the genres so it helped but the hard part at first is getting used to sound design. There aren’t really any other genres aside from EDM where it’s mandatory to make your own sounds. People do make sounds in rap or pop but its not something that you absolutely have to do. With dubstep or electro you can’t just download a vst or plug in a keyboard, you have to start from scratch and create your own sounds.  I think its the best part about making EDM though. Once you make those sounds they are yours and people recognize your songs just by hearing a certain sound or the style of a sound.

I think the area that a lot of up and comers struggle is sound design. You need to have the patience to figure out whatever plug-in you are using, and really understand what it is that you are doing. You can mess around on massive or whatever you use and make a nice sound, but to really start making good sounds you should know why each thing you do is effecting the sound that way.

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