Exclusive, Featured, Interviews | Sandro Silva Talks Payback, Ghost Producing & More [FNT Exclusive]
Posted by Middy on December 12, 2013
Dutch phenom Sandro Silva has been on the scene since he was 15, soon breaking through with his release “Prom Night”. The mastermind behind the game-changing single “Epic” (he sheds light on it during the interview), Sandro Silva has proven he is not a one hit wonder, garnering a countless number of other well-received singles & remixes on labels like Mixmash, Spinnin’, and most recently, Revealed Recordings.
His most recent single, “Payback” hit the top ten of the Beatport main charts and has been a favorite of artists like Hardwell, Benny Benassi, Deniz Koyu and plenty more. We had the chance to chat with him about his most recent single to see what makes it different from other festival-styled tracks, ghost production, an accusation incorrectly thrown at him, and more. Read on for the interview and grab “Payback” here.
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
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 Spice on November 26, 2013
It may be a tad early to start thinking about Miami Music Week, but when the weather here on the East Coast is this miserable, how can South Beach not be on your mind? For those of you who are up on your advance planning, we’ve got an unbeatable ticket giveaway to help you beat the pre-winter blues. Enter below to win two tickets to Robbie Rivera’s inimitable Juicy Beach party in March 2014 (hint: it’s always one of the highlights of WMC because it’s the only event that actually takes place on the beach). If you missed out last year, check out the awesome recap video and enter our giveaway if you know what’s up. Want a little more assurance that you’ll actually be able to make it to the party in March? The Early Bird pre-sale opens on Black Friday — more details (including Phase 1 lineup) to come.
If you still haven’t gotten enough, fear not: Robbie Rivera’s latest single (featuring vocals by The EKGs) is a frothy, upbeat dance anthem which is sure to get you in a warm weather mood. For best results, play while entering our ticket giveaway — good vibes are sure to increase your odds.
Posted by dshaq on November 25, 2013
A brisk Chicago night seemed very fitting for the show that Swedish sensation and top DJ Alesso would soon play. A sold out show awaited us as we arrived to the beautiful Aragon Ballroom venue, with an array of personalities passing by. The line for admission went back a good couple hundred people deep and even curled around the alley next to the venue. Everyone stood freezing in line, anxiously awaiting to step into the warm building.
By the time we got situated at the venue, the opener, Luminox, began his set. We all remember him for the huge remix to Bingo Players’ “Rattle”. Showing a wide variety of sounds and styles, Luminox threw one hell of an opening set, even dropping in some Cashmere Cat “No Lie” a personal favorite… With the crowd getting into it, Luminox created a great atmosphere going into Alesso’s set.
Finally it was time for Alesso to perform and the crowd went nuts. Beginning with one of his notable singles, Years, he started it off with a lot of energy that really got the crowd engaged. Everything about the set was phenomenal. The drops never disappointed any of the great build-ups he created, and all the transitions were smooth and clean. He also made sure to highlight his brand new single with Calvin Harris, “Under Control”, by playing it as appreciation to the crowd for such a great show. With a relatively longer set at around an hour and forty-five minutes, Alesso never once lost his audience’s focus. A big round of applause to the Swede for putting on a fantastic show and set, and really look forward to his new songs.
Also, I would like to send a huge thank you to React Presents, who ran the show. I can’t say enough good things about how the concert was run so efficiently and smoothly. Make sure to hit them up on Facebook and Twitter as well because they have some pretty sweet upcoming shows in Chicago during December.
Events, Featured, Review | THROWBACK THURSDAY: How Our Lives Have Changed Since Amsterdam Dance Event
Posted by mimada on November 14, 2013
Just one short month after attending the Amsterdam Dance Event in the Netherlands, VMan and I bring you nothing but the best coverage of the event, including a first hand understanding of how the Dutch produce such great DJs and the aftermath of how our lives have changed since the festival. Expect to be ready to purchase a plane ticket to next year’s ADE upon completion.