Posted by TwirlyHatMatt on February 15, 2014
So, it’s Saturday night the day after your inevitable Valentine’s Day let-down. You lie in bed thinking to yourself “why do I suck at this whole romance thing?” When in actuality, the real schmucks are those who buy in to the V-Day celebrations and end up spending ridiculous amounts of money on flowers and chocolate.
I encourage all of you to toss on this “Anti-Valentine’s Everything” mix, brought to you by We Like Peach Rings and just vibe out for the night, knowing in your heart you are the true winner of this weekend.
Posted by yabishcic on February 10, 2014
From Ryan Hemsworth, Trippy Turtle, Esta, Abjo, Electric Mantis, Odesza, Catlips, Leon Osborn, Renz, Chiefs x Vaski, Sable, and Young Franco, this project compilation is filled with music from Australia to the US and more. With Odesza’s “Sun Models” only a singular song off this album, Pilerats Records has been working on this for awhile and ITS ALL FOR FREE with many other songs including one from Chiefs (below) just as exciting as this one! Grab your copy of these tracks here.
Posted by BP on February 6, 2014
Bass for Autism consists of two parts. First, an online music festival hosted on Mixify.com. Second is a compilation of tracks from various bass heavy artists to support the cause. Some featured artists are Dodge & Fuski, Barely Alive, Bear Grillz, Subvibe, Fractal, T-Mass, and more. The compilation can be downloaded for free on Facebook, or downloaded for $9.99 on Bandcamp. All of the proceeds go to support autism research at the Organization for Autism Research. The tracks range multiple genres, but all bring the bass. I’ve posted just a few songs below. A great cause and awesome tracks? How can you resist?
Posted by Middy on January 13, 2014
Yes we know, you may be “top _____ of 2013″ listed out, but bear with us as we present you our top 50 dance tracks of 2013. In the past we have done just big room / progressive, but here we attempt to take on the whole genre, from trap to progressive to deep house. A few ground rules and biases for how these tracks were selected. “Top” means biggest and best. So the most supported and played out tracks, first and foremost, but also our own bias as well to make this list not just a carbon copy of every other one you have read. All of us are based in the US / Canada, so our perception of what is played live is a largely US worldview, though we try and take a step back. The songs have to have been released in 2013. So tracks like “Easy”, “I Could Be The One”, “Alive”, “Clarity” and “Harlem Shake”, while all huge in 2013, won’t qualify for the list because they were released in 2012. Tough luck, but I think the artists will manage. Check out 50-41 after the jump and at the end find links for 40-31, 30-21, 20-11 and the best of the best, 10-1.
Posted by yabishcic on January 13, 2014
Want in on a little secret that I hardly ever get around to sharing? Easiest way to find some new slappers is to go through a music mix, my favorite being Soulection Radio’s Show they do pretty often featuring new Artist’s and new songs on the regular. I haven’t taken the chance to listen to the whole thing yet but I’ve gotten pretty deep in and this definitely is a great one to start off with. So go on and take a listen, I PROMISE you’ll find something you will like.
Don’t know the name of the song playing? They have the whole playlist in the info section of the song on SoundCloud.
Posted by dshaq on January 6, 2014
2013 came to an end with a lot of great music being produced in the second half of the year, where most of my focus was with a lot of my tracks for the list. Being the very indecisive person I am, I decided to create more of a playlist of downloadable/non-downloadable tracks. With a wide variety of tracks in the playlist, I think it covers some of the brightest up and coming stars in each respective genre mixed with Portugal. The Man, who’s Evil Friends album was my personal choice of best album of the year. Besides the indie/alternative band, my focus for my list was with the two Chicago rappers that I have watched blow up over the past year in Chance the Rapper and Vic Mensa. Besides the two young SaveMoney stars, I began dabbling with the new and bountiful amounts of Australian producers making a name for themselves, with Flume at the forefront of that. A hard to describe genre that combines so many different complex and interesting sounds that mesh together beautifully is pretty much my best attempt at describing it. Wave Racer has to take my favorite artist of 2013 with almost every single one of his remixes and original productions getting constant playtime on my iTunes. Be on the lookout for a new What’s in Dshaq’s tape deck soon. Cheers to 2013 and hope everyone has a great 2014.
Posted by Mach on January 2, 2014
2013 was an interesting year to say the least for music. Trap rose up faster than many of us expected, EDM is now a huge part of mainstream music, and the festival scene rules the industry and the interwebz. My favorite things to come out of 2013 are the ever growing R&B sub-genres that have made the bedroom much more seductive than usual and the up and coming blend of Drum & Bass and Glitch-Hop, called Neuro-Hop that provides a funky kick to your usual bass music. This year has been filled with disappoints as well, the festival scene has led to much more repetitive productions leaving one to wonder if people actually pay attention to the music anymore. Dubstep seems to no longer be about the progression, but more about how many different bass sounds one can fit into the drop. Music is still and will always be a fan driven industry, and it’s evolution will always vary year by year.
As I have done in previous years, my top 10 consists of two lists. A top 10 of free music and a top 10 of purchased music. This post also marks my retirement and is the last one I will write. I have been a member of FNT for three years now. In that time I have learned a lot about music that I have had the privilege of teaching and passing on to others. I am sad to leave, but am excited for the new chapters of my life in the industry. I would like to thank FNT for the opportunities I have had and for the friends I have made because of it. More importantly I would like to thank the artists who make the music I have fallen in love with and you, the fans that have continued to fuel my love of music. Let’s begin.