Electronic, Exclusive, Featured | Premiere: Lincoln Jesser – Untold

Posted by on August 26, 2014

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You may not be totally familiar with the name Lincoln Jesser, but that is probably going to change soon and his past work is a good indication of that. He previously toured the world as the guitarist of YUNA. Having split off to form his own project a year ago, Lincoln Jesser is finally ready to unveil his final, completed work to the world in the form of an artist album “Modern Color” on September 23rd.

As the singer, songwriter and producer on the album, Lincoln Jesser gives his work an authentic feel in a sound that is by default very manufactured. With its heavy emphasis on synths and mellow, even vocals, Lincoln Jesser has given us just the right teaser for what should be a cracker of an album.

If you pre-order the album, you will get an instant download of “Untold”, which you can only stream right here, right now. Also check him out at any of the dates below that is most convenient. Pre-order the album on iTunes now.

09/05 – Pomona, CA – The Glass House (w/ Yuna)
09/07 – Long Beach, CA – Gaslamp
09/13 – Sacramento, CA – THIS Midtown Street Festival
10/03 – Los Angeles, CA – Los Globos
10/04 – San Francisco, CA – Brick and Mortar Music Hall
10/10 – Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall
10/11 – Brooklyn, NY – Glasslands Gallery

Exclusive, Featured, House | FNT Premiere: Mason – Salamander

Posted by on August 19, 2014

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Dutch producers and aspiring poets, Mason are preparing to release their upcoming artist album ZOA. We are happy to present the full version of “Salamander”, the final tune on the album 2 weeks before its September 1st release. “Salamander” is carried by whimsical and playful synths that fits it right in with the atmosphere with the rest of the work and places it right at the end. You can pre-order the album on iTunes here.

Chill, Exclusive, House | FNT Premiere: Oh Honey – Be Okay (Matt DiMona Remix)

Posted by on August 11, 2014

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Oh Honey’s “Be Okay” was a big success, garnering well over a million plays on Youtube and 750k plays on Soundcloud. Matt DiMona has also had success recently, with his last two tracks combining for over 400k plays. His remix of Nikyee Heaton’s “Bad Intentions” was fantastic and is what really put him on the map. He has put his own spin of, as he calls it, feel good house on the original and it turned it great. Perfect for pool parties, as people always say, or even for watching people walk by your house, if you’re into that sort of thing. While you wait for the EP containing this remix to be released tomorrow, you can enjoy the stream exclusively below.

Exclusive, Featured, News | Lollapalooza 2014 Recap

Posted by on August 11, 2014

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As I walked down Congress Parkway crossing the Michigan Ave. intersection, Lollapalooza became very surreal for me. Hundreds of artists, Tens of thousands of people, and the perfect view of the Chicago skyline above the stages awaited me for the next three days. The lines to enter the festival were long and frantic, with security frisking every person and checking every bag diligently. The scene past the gates was a blur due to the massive amounts of people scattering in every which way possible. At last, I had made it to the festival, ready to see some of the best artists from around the world perform in my city.

Perry’s stage was the place to be on Friday. Iggy Azalea, Above & Beyond, The Glitch Mob, and Zedd, one after another. Ms. Fancy herself started off the madness, rockin a crazy set with an even crazier crowd…as you would expect. Tight flows and kept the crowd engaged, and she looked damn good while doin it. Can’t hate on her hustle. Next was Above & Beyond and it was above and beyond all of my expectations. So funny…but actually. Glitch Mob was turnt to an 11, just like Spinal Tap. They brought a great amount of energy and the crowd was loving every second of it, myself included. After The Glitch Mob, Marshall Mathers awaited my full blown attention. I decided to split the headliners in half, seeing Eminem first then Zedd. Luckily enough for me I was able to see Rihanna make an appearance on stage with Eminem and it was definitely special. At least 50,000 people were in attendance, no lie. It was hard to find my way over to Zedd without running into another person. Zedd was everything you expected him to be and then some. Along with the catchy radio songs that you always find yourself bopping your head to, he threw down some nice remixes and made it definitely worth wile. That was it. Friday was finished and people poured out of the park. However, lucky for some, the night was still young. I hopped in an uber and next thing you know I’m in line to see Disclosure. Crazy? Yes. Amazing? Yes. Mind blowing? Obviously. My first time seeing the UK duo was life changing, to say the least. I feel bad for anyone who was not in attendance and leave it at that. My night was finished and I was as happy as a clam, anxiously awaiting the following day.

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Exclusive, Featured | 7 Sets You Don’t Want To Miss At TomorrowWorld 2014

Posted by on August 6, 2014

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With a little less than 50 days to go before thousands attack Tomorrow World,  September 26-28th at Chattahoochee Hills just outside of Atlanta, GA, for 5 days of camping and 3 days of the finest curation of DJs the world has to offer, we figured we’d shed some spotlight on the newcomers at the TomorrowWorld stage, so here is a list we put together of 7 up and coming acts we’re excited to experience live! With an array of genres within the EDM realm, ranging from deep house to dark techno, and in no particular order, here are our 7 must see acts of Tomorrow World!

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Exclusive, Featured, Progressive House | FNT Premiere: EDX – No Excuses 178

Posted by on July 29, 2014

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EDX is one of my favorite producers at the moment, and I’m proud to announce this week we’ve teamed up with the Swiss producer to bring you his 178th edition of No Excuses, which includes tracks by Mark Knight, Coldplay, Marcus Schossow, Cash Cash, Zedd, Katy Tiz, David Guetta and more! Being my favorite producer/DJ, it’s only right that I encourage you guys to vote for the leader of the Helvetic Nerds on DJ Mag’s Top 100 DJ list. If you haven’t already you can vote by clicking here. Press play,  and get lost to this week’s best progressive house music on the planet! This is a must listen, a must download, and you can catch the full tracklist after the jump!

Free Download: EDX – No Excuses 178

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Exclusive, House | FNT Premiere: Grand & Warren – In The House

Posted by on July 22, 2014

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NYC duo Grand & Warren take a break from remixes to head back into the more challenging, but rewarding realm of originals. The tune is groovier than their latest productions, while still hinting at some big room energy, though the barrage of plucks are simply that, plucks. They cap it all off by intelligently sampling Glass Figure’s “I Need You” (make sure you peep the Chateau Marmont remix) and a steady groove. Grab the exclusive download only here below!

The duo are playing a handful of shows in the NYC area the rest of the summer, as well as one in Chi-city and another in LA. Get info on their website here.

Shout out to Jake Ross Mcallister, who’s a real scumbag.