Exclusive, Featured, House | FNT Exclusive: Kraak & Smaak ft. John Turrell – Back Again (Animist Remix)
Posted by Middy on September 1, 2014
Aaaand another exclusive. This time we grab the Animist remix of Kraak & Smaak’s tune with John Turrell “Back Again” that we have for you as a free download. Animist add a techier sound to the tune with a clean, groovy bass line and subtle synth stabs, highlighted by the addictive vocals of John Turrell. The vocal bit “I want you back again” will be stuck in your head long after the last note fades away. Grab the exclusive free download here and watch out for the full remix package coming your way in two weeks on September 15th.
Posted by yabishcic on August 27, 2014
Most of you are experiencing the summer blues right about now, heading back to school, switching out your swim suits for backpacks, iced teas for early morning coffees and leaving your summer haze behind in the dust of your newfound, everyday routine. And my guess is most of your aren’t too enthused about this reality either. Summer is the one time of year that we wished would go on for an eternity, that if we only got to lounge and day dream all day everyday..life would be perfect. Yes, it can’t go on forever and most folks don’t have to luxury of lounging their lives away, but whatever you’re doing today, you’re going to want to go to a place that takes you back to your summer memories and hang on to 37 minutes and 12 seconds of the summer that is left, graciously bestowed upon you by “Summer Breeze“.
As William Bolton‘s debut album, the end result is breathtaking. It’s been a crazy year for Bolton, but also a challenging one, which is why he wanted to channel his energy into a project that would take him away from the everyday headaches of mundane life and soar him into the fantasies of summer. Through each unique beat and meticulously written lyric, Bolton hopes to release the tension in your brain and give you back that little sensation of summer while it can still last in hopes to help you out like this project helped him.
If you’ve been update-to-date with Bolton and his music endeavors, you know that he’s been on a steady mission to release singles here and there to help ease our ears into his eclectic style, but this is the sum of all projects, the end of the beginning so to speak. Though this is only Bolton’s first album, it’s a heady project with songs for all ages, which only makes me suspect that there will be much more to come from this young artist. Until then, snap on those headphones and take a deep breath, and let your mind become released into the warm, welcoming world of summer all over again.
Posted by Middy on August 26, 2014
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
Posted by Middy on August 19, 2014
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.
Posted by VMan on August 18, 2014
The homie Bear Tooth sent over the illest remix/cover of Kanye West’s “Can’t Tell Me Nothing” and I happily obliged a premiere cause this is the smoothest thing you’ll hear this Monday! Enlisting the help of Alex Gremer to cover Kayne’s verses, and utilizing the classic Kayne line “Excuse me, did you say something? Nah you can’t tell me nothing, haha!,” Bear Tooth just gave me the attitude I needed to get through today, you can’t tell me nothing, I’m out here vibing out to chilled out Kanye, say something! This is a must listen and a must listen! Great work Bear Tooth!
Free Download: Bear Tooth – Can’t Tell Me Nothing Feat. Alex Gremer (Cover)
Posted by VMan on August 13, 2014
The homie Myles William sent over his latest remix, collaborating with Grand & Warren, of Telepopmusik’s “Breathe” and they took the ambient record on a trip to chill trap land for soothing effects. This is one of those records you want to include in your traveling playlist, I’m not even on a plane at the moment, but I’m feeling weightless, just listening to it. There’s nothing like some good music to take all that stress off your shoulders, so just breathe to this one. With already on rotation on Sirius XM Chill, this is a must listen and a must download!
Free Download: Telepopmusik – Breathe (Myles William X Grand&Warren Remix)
Posted by dshaq on August 11, 2014
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.