DJ-Set, Exclusive, Featured, Interviews | FNT presents #SomethingBIG #023 – Stafford Brothers & Moguai + Exclusive Interview
Posted by Middy on June 14, 2013
We have had them on before, LA based duo, by ways of Australia, The Stafford Duo are back with another episode of their radio show, Something Big. We have partnered with the entrepreneurial duo to present Michael Jordan’s episode of their show with German vet, Moguai on the guest mix. During his guest mix Moguai unveils the curtains on the process behind some of his most prized recent tracks, including possibly the biggest track of the year thus far “Mammoth”, his own single on Size Records “Champs”, and more. He also reveals info on collabs with Tiesto, Moby and a big pop singer in Germany that he says is one of favorites to date.
The Stafford Brothers are more than DJs / producers. They own several nightclubs back home in Australia, they have their own reality TV show, which is licensed in Australia, South America, Canada and Europe. They are the first dance music acts to be signed to Cash Money Records and their first single “Hello” has gone double platinum in Australia. We had the chance to ask ask them a few questions about their busy lives, Cash Money Records, the future and more. Interview and tracklist after the jump.
Posted by A on June 8, 2013
What do you get when you add Clinton Sparks, 2-Chainz, Macklemore in a poncho, and a 1966 El Dorado? A behind the scenes look at Clinton Sparks new “Gold Rush” video shot in Vegas this past weekend of course. The three amigos decided to head down to the city of sin to shoot the official music video off Clinton’s forthcoming “Disco Ball & Chain” album and we’ve got the scoop.
Exclusive, Featured, Interviews | Good As Gold: Thomas Gold Talks Beginnings, Labels, Weird Food and 2013
Posted by Middy on May 19, 2013
Thomas Gold has been one of the most consistent guys in dance music. His live sets are always some of the best mainstage material, with impeccable mixing and his signature mashups that keep you on your toes at all times. He has become a favorite of Axwell and Axtone’s, recently putting together the Axtone 2012 compilation that featured plenty of his own material, new and old, in addition to showing off the label’s impressive recent discography, while also dusting off a critically acclaimed Essential Mix to finish off 2012. He has been a cornerstone of recent festivals such as UMF, Coachella & EDC New York and has taken his Fanfare tour all across the globe. He will be at Tomorrowland, for all you lucky festival goers who snuck in there in during the one second sellout. His remix for OneRepublic’s “Feel Again” was recently released for free, to the delight of everyone who had been waiting many months for it to be released. What he has coming up on the docket is relatively unknown, but he is known for his quality with each release and as he stated in terms of his productions, “There will be some surprises in 2013″.
We had the chance to talk to Thomas Gold a few months back about his plans for 2013, including the OneRepublic remix, his first gig, weird food experiences, possible label ventures and more. Check out his set from Ultra below and the interview after the jump.
Electro-House, Events, Exclusive | Knife Party – LRAD (Walden Bootleg) [FNT Exclusive] + Mixify Event Reminder
Posted by Middy on May 8, 2013
In preperation for tomorrows Mixify set with Sick Individuals and Cash Cash, Walden previews an exclusive bootleg of Knife Party’s “LRAD” from their just released “Haunted House EP“. I am slowly growing on the original as it is one of the more creative takes on a rapidly growing stale sound taking over right now. Walden gives own take on the track, flipping the percussion for a more gritty electro sound, while still keeping the minimal feel and the scintillating bridge. Again, do not forget to tune in to his set tomorrow at 6pm EST with Cash Cash and Sick Individuals on Mixify. More details here. After the jump are dates for Walden on tour, so go check him out.
Exclusive, Featured, Interviews | Andrew Bayer talks past and future with “If It We’re You, We’d Never Leave”, producing with Above & Beyond, future works and more
Posted by Middy on April 15, 2013
American producer (we can’t even try to put him in one genre), Andrew Bayer may seem like a new name to many of you, but this veteran has been in the dance music industry for 10 years now and finally getting the credit he deserves. Starting back in 2003 when he was just a teen in the now on hiatus group, the Signalrunners with Alan Nimmo, before striking out on his own in 2008. An alum on Berklee College Of Music in Boston, Massachusetts (we are all pulling for you guys), he is one of the few DJ / producers with a professional music degree, an experience he calls “amazing for my growth as a producer”.
Andrew Bayer’s music crosses genres and styles. His 2011 artist album, “It’s Artificial” made waves with its wide variety of styles, from glitch-hop to silky smooth techno to eclectic electronica and progressive, that made the whole experience very cerebral. The experimental 8 track debut artist album signaled his arrival as a solo artist and put the world on notice that he was to be reckoned with. His upcoming album “If It We’re You, We’d Never Leave” is a beautiful piece of work. Set to release April 22nd, it may be my favorite album since “Group Therapy”, I am willing to go that far. The subtle layers and samples that create the soothing emotions and sounds are unparalleled to what other producers are putting out right now. You can download “It’s Going To Be Fine” for free here on XLR8R, but to be honest it would be a disservice to the track because this album needs to be heard as one contiguous piece of music, just as it was originally constructed, and each single by themselves will not make as much sense without the context of the album.
We had the chance to get him on the phone today, to talk everything from, working and producing with Above & Beyond, the Signalrunners, the album and more. Pre-order and preview the album below and then click the jump to read the interview.
Posted by A on March 28, 2013
From the instant I discovered “The Toothpaste Man” on the internet, I knew he would become a viral sensation. His unorthodox toothpaste custome, coupled with insanely electric dance moves, created a recipe for winning the internet. Everyone has blogged about him. Barstool Sports, Gawker, and MSN.
He’s on a meteoric rise, and I don’t see him coming down any time soon. We were lucky enough to sit down with “The Toothpaste Man” to get his story, thoughts on Ultra, and his legendary toothpaste appearance. We discovered along the way that “The Toothpaste Man” isn’t just a viral video meme. He’s from Puerto Rico, has a positive outlook on life, and just so happens to have a propensity for oral hygiene.
FreshNewTracks presents, an exclusive interview with Savier Morales…
1. Who is the “Toothpaste Man?”
I’m from Puerto Rico and very proud of it. I have a few philosophies in life 2 of them being: one is “I sleep when I die” and two is “I work to live, not live to work” So I love and live life to the fullest every single second of each day.
2. When you’re not promoting good oral hygiene, what are you doing?
I have my own business with my brother in P.R and we sell and distribute powder coffee products (milk, French vainilla, chocolate and the cups) for coffee vending machines. Besides that I just love electronic music and I love making mixes and playlist plus from Thursday to Monday party hard and travel once a month.
3. You’re quickly becoming a viral video sensation for your toothpaste antics at “Ultra Music Festival” in Miami this year. Why were you dressed in a “toothpaste costume” and how did you come up with the idea?
That’s the million dollar question! The reality is that I had use this costume once before in 2009 in P.R and it was a hit here so I decided to take it to the ultra. I came up with it because I’m very creative in a lot of stuffed and in that year I wanted to be the best costume at a P.R Halloween party and I thought that no one will have that and I was correct and I won the contest!
Exclusive, Featured, Interviews | Jaytech talks opening vs headlining, upcoming productions & more in an exclusive interview with FNT
Posted by Middy on March 14, 2013
Anjunadeep man turned Anjunabeats Dj and producer James Cayzer better known as Jaytech is coming off of a year that saw him release his sophomore album “Multiverse” and cement his position as one of the better members of the Anjunabeats family. 2012 saw him grace the stages like EDC Las Vegas, Electric Zoo and Tomorrowland, while touring the world in destinations like North America, Japan, Europe and his native Australia. He most recently released his track “Inception” on Anjunabeats Volume 10, one of the darker tracks on the compilation. After moving to Berlin 3 years ago, a move that has been “really great”, from his 2 year stint in London to be closer to the Anjunabeats family, he feels right at home making music that feels right.
We got him on the phone at his place in Berlin in between shows last weekend in New York and Slovakia and then back to the US this week for the all important WMC. You can find info on his gigs down in Miami and beyond here. We had the chance to chat about the mistakes openers make and how to stand out as an opener, upcoming material, how business is changing dance music and much more.