Posted by Middy on December 4, 2013
Polish producer, Bastian Salbart is still quite a fresh face to the industry, but having been snatched up by the reputable trance record label, High Contrast Recordings, you can expect that all to change sooner, rather than later. “Run!”, much like his other productions, treads the line between trance and electro, integrating the best of both worlds, with interesting melodies and hard electro elements. This type of genre-melding dance music is great to see when some artists sometimes get pigeonholed into one category or sound. You can stream the song in full below exclusively here on FNT until it is released on December 9th, via High Contrast Recordings. Early support coming in from a few small names like Armin van Buuren, Sied van Riel and Rank 1. Make sure you follow Bastian as he continues to impress with his unique sound.
Posted by Middy on December 3, 2013
The flag bearer for Swiss house, EDX has become synonymous with a soothing, progressive sound that is such a refresher when songs are simply louder and louder these days. He has had a very good year, garnering remixes for the likes of Calvin Harris and Avicii, while adding several strong originals and collaborations to his already stellar back catalog.
His weekly radio show, “No Xcuses” provides an outlet for his own original releases, while also supporting his favorite tunes from others at the moment. This episode has a strong Swiss flavor, drawing not only on his own tracks, but others from Nora en Pure, Leventina, and Dave202. He matches that with the best house tracks of the moment from the likes of Hardwell, Dirty South and Sick Individuals.
Generally in the radio shows of big name DJs there are a few unreleased tracks, but it is rare to see the percentage in this mix. You will find not just one, two or even three world premiers, there are 4, yes 4 WORLD PREMIERS in this radio show. So buckle up and get ready to hear some brand new music from EDX and his friends. Tracklist after the jump.
Posted by Middy on December 2, 2013
We just had a premier from a UK house up-and-comer, Marcus Jakes, so it is fitting to take it back across the pong to give you guys the exclusive download of another great house track from the dance music powerhouse. This time we grab a track from UK house producer, Polymath’s 3 and a half track EP that was just released today. Polymath puts together a bouncy track with an addictive vocal, sturdy and resounding groove and soft melodic elements.
We have the exclusive free download of the lead and best track from the EP, “Faces” for you now until the end of time. Grab the free download and go check out the rest of the EP on Beatport.Check out Animal Language Records on Soundcloud and Facebook to keep up with some quality tunes.
Beatport: Polymath – Faces EP
Posted by FilthyTaft on December 2, 2013
FNT had the honor of going to see Wallpaper. live, alongside 3OH!3 in San Francisco last Sunday night. We caught up with Wallpaper. after his set, and you can check out the interview we had with him above. The loud audio and the dark/festive lighting and setting perfectly reflect the mood of the night, so our apologies if it’s more going on than your normal interview, but I think Ricky Reed would be happier with this “hesh” setting than if it were in a quiet room in the back away from the party.
Although, after hearing Wallpaper.’s hit song Hesher, you may assume that all their music is very electronic based and therefore their concert would be more like a rave where a DJ plays loud music and everyone crowds together. However, Wallpaper. blew us away when their entire set was performed by a team of 4 – two drummers, one dancer/secondary vocalist, and of course, Ricky Reed himself. Besides showing us their awesome musical capabilities, they engaged the entire crowd using more than just music — but more of entertainment as a whole. There was awesome music being played, even with electronic songs like Hesher being perfectly recreated on the drums. There was also a whole lot of awesome dancing going on, and just a whole lot of good and energetic vibes that captured the audience as a whole. Hard to say I’ve really experienced anything like it before — but it was awesome, and we definitely look forward to seeing them perform next time they’re in the bay again.
P.S. Check out the awesome pic we got during his performance, and check it out when he instagrams it in the screenshot below.
Posted by Middy on November 27, 2013
Cardiff native, Marcus Jakes is new to the house scene, but he has already made an impression on big names in the UK with releases on Ministry of Sound and Black Butter Recordings. Markus Jakes brings the track together with funky rhythms, poignant synth stabs and an infectious vocal that gives the track a throwback feel to the formative days of house music. “Up To Me” will be out on December 16th with “Stop The Talking” via Jalapeño Records, so stream the track as often as you want here until December 16th. With 2013 almost in the rierview mirror, he looks to use this two track selection to help catapult him to greater heights in the new year.
Exclusive, Featured, Interviews | Showtek Talk The “Art” Of DJing, Terrible Shows, Basketball And More [FNT Exclusive]
Posted by Middy on November 26, 2013
In conjunction with our presenting their Showtek Essentials a few weeks back, we have an interview with Dutch masters, Sjoerd and Wouter Janssen, known to you as Showtek. Their move from Hardstyle to Showtek-styled electro house in the past few has been well chronicled, starting with productions alongside Tiësto and Marcel Woods, like “Maximal Crazy” and then really breaking out with their own collabs and originals like “Hell Yeah”, “How We Do”, “Cannonball” and most recently “Booyah“. I would argue that besides W&W, only Maarten Vorwerk (unwittingly, the most famous ghost producer out there) has helped sculpt the festival-oriented dance music landscape as much as Showtek. They do not waste a single production, and live bring that energy to you every night.
During our interview we cover everything DJing, which they say “Their mum could do it”, their productions, past and future, bad shows, their love for basketball and much more. Head past the break to get to know the Janssen brothers a little better and stream the remixes for “Booyah” while you read.
Posted by Middy on November 25, 2013
Krewella are no stranger to remixes, with their first worldwide smash single “Alive” seeing remixes and edits from just every corner of every genre. Their recent album “Get Wet” provides many more opportunities for over-remixing, however this sea of mediocrity allows certain gems from big and small names alike to stand out.
In steps New Jersey native and Mister East resident Sevag, who adds his own on one of the festival friendly selection from Krewella’s album “We Are One”. Sevag keeps festival friendly feel of the original, making sure to highlight Yasmine and Jahan’s vocals, but adds his own percussive flare to give it more bounce. Grab it for free below and check out his socials for more from him.
Free Download: Krewella – We Are One (Sevag Area-201 Remix)