Posted by VMan on July 8, 2016
It’s finally Friday, which means the only tracks you need to be listening today are proper party tunes to get you in the mood for the weekend ahead! Bringing the good vibes today is London-based producer, Unorthodox, who’s turned his attention to Just Kiddin’s summer-tinged single “Fall For You.” Leading with the original infectious piano-heavy melody, Unorthodox’s dance-floor-ready cut goes deeper with stabbing synth work and a thudding bass drum. This one might make the next few hours at work difficult… it’s a must listen!
Posted by VMan on June 7, 2016
If you’re in the LA area, Sunday June 19th don’t miss Dancing Pineapple‘s rooftop party at the Standard in Downtown LA. Featuring Plastic Plates, JACKLNDN, Louis Vivet, Taylor Wise, Curt Reynolds, and more, you’re going to be feeling the feel good vibes, no lie. I’m in NYC, but this party is going to be sexy, trust me, you need to be there, and get there early. Event info at the RSVP link above, and peep the homie Dancing Pineapple’s SoundCloud curation here. Vibes guaranteed!
Posted by VMan on June 1, 2016
Introducing FaderPro, the website you need to know if you’re an aspiring producer. Currently featured on Beatport, you can purchase artists driven courses based around specific tracks and techniques, for a fraction of how much you would spend on expensive software. Are you trying to make techno music like Mark Knight, and his school of Toolroom producers? FaderPro has got your covered, as their courses are taught by the hottest producers in the game, and it’s not just techno, they got house music covered with the likes of Sander Kleinenberg, Roger Sanchez, along with drum ‘n’ bass, with Hospital Records providing courses from their extensive back catalogue and future releases. So what are you waiting for? YouTube tutorial videos won’t get you to superstar level, start investing in your future, and still have enough money to party like one. Tell’em VMan sent’ya, and matter of fact, for a one time limited offer, send me a screenshot of a FaderPro course you’ve taken to firstname.lastname@example.org, along with the track you’ve produced, and I’ll personally feature it on FNT. You know what to do, the website is here -> https://www.faderpro.com/
Posted by jewcebox on April 14, 2016
The third iteration of Mysteryland USA is right around the corner, and as we count down the days until June 10th, there’s a lot to plan, and even more to listen to. The ID&T-produced festival has already unveiled two phases of its stand-out lineup, and this year promises to be the biggest and best edition of the festival in America to date. Over the course of two days, nearly 100 artists will call Bethel Woods home, from headliners like ODESZA, Skrillex, and Bassnectar, to stellar undercard offerings like Gesaffelstein, Claude VonStroke, REZZ, amongst others, spread across six stages of bumping music. With so many can’t-miss artists to see, and even more activities to do at the festival, it’s tough to decide which artists take priority, and which ones will fall by the wayside, and schedule conflicts only serve as yet another source of anxiety before the festival.
In a new editorial series leading up to this year’s Mysteryland USA, we’re spotlighting an artist on the lineup that we consider can’t-miss for the weekend. Whether its because of a phenomenal live show, a brand new album, or stellar DJing skills, we hope that this spotlight series will help you wade through some of teh schedule conflicts easier. You can get your tickets to Mysteryland here.
This week’s Mysteryland USA spotlight is the masked man, Claptone.
Events, Featured | Ultra Records Announces SXSW Showcase w/ Bearson, Klingande, Louis The Child, & More!
Posted by VMan on March 7, 2016
Ultra Records just revealed their lineup for SXSW, and we’ve got it covered for you! If you plan on making it out to Austin, Texas for the music showcase that is SXSW, make sure you stop by Empire Garage, on Wednesday March 16th to catch Bearson, Chris Malinchak, Danny L Harle, Klingande, Louis The Child, and Steve James. Make sure you get there early, as there will be a line, the doors open at 8PM. I personally will be out there, and will be rocking my bright yellow FreshNewTracks, so if you recognize the VMan, make sure you say what’s up! See y’all there!
Posted by Tay on February 18, 2016
While many industries learn from its past or repeat themselves year after year, the music industry, specifically dance music, typically functions cyclically. Every year, the beginning of the new year marks a time for new releases, as both superstar artists and up-and-comers unveil the tracks, EPs, and albums that they’ve been working on for the last couple of months. This wave of new releases in January usually paves the way for artists to embark on a quick, month-long tour in February, before festival season really gets going in March with the kick-off of Ultra Music Festival. Summer marks the second season of the year for releases, as artists that were on the road and playing festivals get their first opportunity to hit the studio before setting off on tour again until the close of festival season in November.
These February tours are special because they mark an unique opportunity to catch your favorite artist in an intimate, club setting, where they are more willing to push the creative boundaries of their set and try their hand with tracks that they’ve been working on in the studio, before they are thrown into the monotony of playing festival sets month after month. This year, some of dance music’s biggest artists, like Hardwell, deadmau5, and Oliver Heldens, are all setting off on tours that culminate with shows in Miami during the Winter Music Conference, and these smaller shows, like the ones on Oliver Heldens’ bus tour, are the perfect festival season warm-up to get the year off on the right foot.
Posted by VMan on January 28, 2016
I’m generally a happy person, and when I’m feeling good, you might see me bust a move, especially if I have my headphones on, than you can blame it on the music, and right now my tail bone is moving to Moodblanc’s latest release “Good Things In Life.” Opting for that nu-disco meets house sound, the Swedish duo not only want the good things in life, but they’re also providing the good things in life. America, if you’re just waking up, and getting dressed, shake your tail feather in your underwear to this feel great anthem, today is a great day, now go out and seize the day!