From Dim Mak: Max Styler is Back With His “Promises” Ft. GØLDN

Since he has appeared on here time and time again, if you need just a tad bit of motivation look no further than the career of Max Styler. If you are working hard and persistent, then you should be able to overcome any obstacle in your path to success.  Max keeps surprising us at MiR, bringing something different to the table each time he shows up. This time he even brought a friend with GØLDN, who is debuting as an artist on this very track! While they have been writing songs for a hot minute, it is about time they stepped into the limelight as an artist.

While we have been relatively spoiled in the past with Styler’s other hits and remixes, “Promises” is something different entirely. “Promises” is a departure of what Styler has brought to us in the past, but we could say this is for the better. With a heavier focus on vocal work and a driving bass line, “Promises” is slowly crawling up the ladder for our favorite Styler track. Could this Styler x GØLDN partnership be a match? We say so!

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Nerve: The Next Generation of The Game

NERVE

DIRECTED BY: Henry Joost, Ariel Schulman

STARRING: Emma Roberts, Dave Franco, Juliette Lewis

GENRE: Techno, Thriller, Adventure

YEAR: 2016

COUNTRY: United States

Venus is a hard-working high school senior, focused, with drive and a pending scholarship at CalArts, the esteemed art school in California, that would help her spread her wings and leave Staten Island, her homeplace. Diffident enough and constantly in the shadow of her popular friend Sydney, Venus will be enticed by the notoriously hardcore reality online game “Nerve”, and accept to become, for once in her life, a “player” instead of a mere “watcher”. However, Venus is definitely not an adrenaline junkie, so by leaving her comfort zone, she will be gradually lured into an ongoing wave of incrementally difficult assignments, all contrived by the “watchers'” hungry appetite for thrills and excitement. When Venus accepts to kiss Ian, a random guy who turns out to be another “Nerve” player, the “watchers” will not be able to get enough of the couple, demanding to team up against an all-night, white-knuckle truth or dare adventure all over town. Inevitably, as the game insidiously claims Vee’s personal life and friends, she will have to face one relentless dilemma: how far is she willing to go to win back her life?

Nerve is yet another one of those random films you catch in your queue that is just so odd an eye-popping that you have to give it a shot. Upon first glance, it seems to take a concept that I particularly enjoy as in a part of the Internet (merely a concept) that people enjoy/binge and bring it into the real light. For the most part, Nerve hit most of the beats on the surface with some solid acting from Roberts and Franco, while also putting off a fun yet uncomfortable feeling about the future of my generation. Is this where we are heading? Probably.

Despite the film having plenty of charm on the surface, it is just barely enough to hide some fundamental flaws. While it isn’t necessarily a major flaw, make sure you don’t take Nerve seriously as it is meant to be a satire of our future. There are many moments that are beyond ridiculous and campy, but they move by relatively quickly and Nerve fails to balance the absurd with the fledgling story that the team is trying to produce. There also isn’t a steady flow of action pushing the story forward, as our sacrificial lambs (Nerve players) just keep moving on with the next dare.

PROS:

  • Solid main cast performance.
  • Soundtrack.
  • Cinematography.
  • Casey Neistat!

CONS:

  • Poor attempt at satire.
  • Can’t strike proper balance.
  • Flow of action.

SCORE: 6 / 10

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Enhance Your Music: Noah Neiman’s “Hold on to Love”

While you used to rise to popularity on the radio, now it’s all about rising up the ranks on the Internet. Today we have the latest release from Enhanced Music, with Noah Neiman’s “Hold on to Love”. Noah has already been releasing hit after dance hit, so his latest on Enhanced was definitely going to also be one, it’s a no-brainer. Noah has been gaining traction on many popular Spotify EDM playlists, even pushing him up on stage with the likes of Tritonal and Morgan Page. It doesn’t stop there either, as Noah has also gained support from both Hardwell and Nicky Romero.

As for the track, Noah’s “Hold on to Love” is a soft and upbeat track about fleeting love. Noah was able to snag the excellent Laci Kay, who also provides superb vocal work throughout the majority of the track. However, no one exactly explains “Hold on to Love” like the creator himself:

It all started with the vocal Synth in the drop. It was part of a vocal I found online and after working it into a melody, the track just started coming together really quickly and I ended up finishing the instrumental in a day or two. Then we needed a vocal. After working with Laci Kay on Long Way Home, we reached out to her and her management, and they sent back this amazing topline they had already written and the music and vocal just happened to match perfectly. It was pure serendipity! The rest will, hopefully, be history!” – Noah Neiman

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