Compilation, Playlists | Songs You Should Know Vol. 7

Posted by on October 22, 2015

Hellooooo once again, my fellow music lovers! After a long hiatus of post-graduation soul searching, adventure seeking and couch surfing, I am happy to say I am back in the game and ready to rock your world with all the music that has been rocking mine over the past six months. It’s been a whirlwind adventure for me recently, and the winds have blown my sails all over the map as far as music goes. I’ve stepped out of my comfort zone and started binging on genres such as southern blues, classic soul, grainy 70’s surf rock, Brazilian reggae and even, dare I say, country *gasp*. So, while I typically try to keep these posts limited to recent releases of artists on the rise that need to be heard, you’re going to hear maybe some songs in these genres that aren’t exactly what you normally listen to, but just give them a chance, and if you don’t like it, hit next, because hey – there’s over 20 songs that made it on this month’s list so, plenty to choose from.

Now, let’s get to the jams.


Playlists | FNT’s Best of TomorrowWorld Day 3

Posted by on September 25, 2015

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The wait is over and the gates are open – TomorrowWorld is officially here! The countless months of headliner announcements, lineup previews, and festival additions have ultimately culminated in what promises to be the best edition of TomorrowWorld to date. One of the best parts of this year’s edition of TomorrowWorld is the incredibly diverse lineup, which offers a little bit of something for fans of every genre. We’ve already featured our favorite artists that will be playing on Friday and Saturday of TomorrowWorld, and now that the festival is in full swing, we’re rounding out our picks for the best of TomorrowWorld Day 3. Whether you’re a househead or bass fanatic, Sunday at TomorrowWorld has some serious feels, thanks to Thomas Jack’s tropical house stage, and the brand new L!VE Stage, which will play host to the likes of Rudimental and Porter Robinson. Other stand-out performers include the Swiss dance authority, EDX, on the Future House stage, the masked German man of mystery, Claptone, and HARD CEO and g-house flagbearer, Destructo. You can find their set times and stages below the jump.


Playlists | FNT’s Best of TomorrowWorld Day 2

Posted by on September 23, 2015

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With only two days to go until TomorrowWorld officially kicks off, our excitement level is at an all-time high. The lineup is settled and the set times have been released, and the SFX-produced festival is locking down all of the final components of the festival – including the brand new festival map that has just been released. For those who can’t make the trek to Chattahoochee Hills, TomorrowWorld has also announced the return of the T-Mobile-hosted live stream, so you can capture the magic of TomorrowWorld from your couch all weekend long. Whether you will be in the heart of the festival, or watching TomorrowWorld online, we’ve put together our picks for the best of TomorrowWorld Day 2, showcasing sets by dirtybird mainstays like Justin Jay and Justin Martin, big room icons like Hardwell, Thomas Newson, and Bingo Players, bass maestros like Bassnectar, Slander, and Bixel Boys, and rising names like Lauren Lane and Oliver. You can peep the playlist above, and find everyone’s set times below the jump.

Limited tickets to the festival are still available, so get yours here quick!



Playlists | FNT’s Best of TomorrowWorld Day 1

Posted by on September 21, 2015

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Since its inception three years ago, TomorrowWorld has quickly become one of America’s best electronic dance music festivals, as it welcomes over 200 artists spread across eight stages for three days of amazing music, in addition to priding themselves on their jaw-dropping stage designs. This year, with brand new additions like Breakfast Beats in DreamVille, a host of new stage curators, and perhaps its most impressive lineup yet, TomorrowWorld is gearing up for its biggest and best festival to date – and we can’t wait to see the festival in its full glory. Each day of the festival features a different slew of stage curators, ensuring that the musical programming will never be stale, and the first day of the festival will feature a Smash The House stage, Ferry Corsten’s Full On stage, the “It’s A Trap” stage, Adam Beyer’s “Drumcode” stage, The Magician’s “Potion” stage, and the Huh What & Where stage. FreshNewTracks has put together a playlist of our top picks from Day 1 of TomorrowWorld, featuring artists like Le Youth, Tchami, Jonas Rathsman, Shaq, and more. You can find each of the artists’ stage and set time below the jump. You can still get tickets to TomorrowWorld here, so move fast.


Playlists | Spring Break 2014 Playlist

Posted by on March 15, 2014

I’m sure you all were watching the clocks every last move if any of you guys had school yesterday like myself, waiting for the bell to ring you away to FREEDOM. Well in the midst of midterms and this thing called life, I somehow found time to put together some songs that I figured would be dope to listen to over this beautiful spring break. If you’re lazing your week away somewhere tropical, I think you’ll find this compilation of songs extra enjoyable. Here’s a teaser track from the playlist, but if you want to listen to the whole thing, click below. xx -Cic

Click here for Spring Break 2014 Full Playlist

Hip-Hop, Playlists | Jeff’s 15 Best Hip-Hop Tracks of 2013

Posted by on December 23, 2013

Best-Of---hip-hop---big With the mainstream sound shifting further towards hip-hop (or is it the other way around?) the way it has in 2013, it’s become quite a good climate for rappers. While this year has had its share of successes and rises to fame (see Chance The Rapper, Logic), though, it’s certainly had its share of disappointments. Read on to see my selections as the year’s best work in hip-hop.


Bass, Electronic, Playlists | What I’m Listening To

Posted by on October 23, 2013


There’s a certain kind of legitimacy that comes with a statement like ”What I’m Listening To” that I think resonates the deepest. The ever so relatable truth of stocking a device with tracks only to replay a few, while constantly skipping over the rest like a nuisance. So here I thought it would make the most coherent sense to gather all the tracks I’m listening to lately, and present them all in one place.