Posted by BIGLIFE on July 22, 2014
The people behind FreshNewTracks are no strangers to startups. We understand that oftentimes it’s difficult for a great product to catch enough eyeballs to make something happen. Therefore, sometimes we like to lend a helping hand when something catches our eye. Meet Rukkus, an app that makes ticket buying an easy process. Here’s what their team had to say about the app:
In an era where seemingly every kind of transaction can take place on a mobile device, the current state of the ticket buying process can sometimes seem a bit antiquated. Several major ticket outlets do not even have a mobile app, and the ones that do leave a lot to be desired.
Enter Rukkus: the fastest growing mobile ticketing app for iOS (Android coming soon!). With its sleek design and intuitive interface, the Rukkus app has essentially cut the red tape between planning and “being there,” to create a seamless and pain-free experience. The only thing standing between you and that sold-out concert all of your friends are going to tonight is two simple taps on your iPhone.
No more scouring your web browser for the cheapest tickets. Rukkus searches over 1,000 vendors to find you the best possible value on tickets for concert, sports and theater events.
In addition to its streamlined approach to purchasing tickets, Rukkus boasts some unprecedented discovery tools: Upon downloading the app, Rukkus will scan iTunes, Spotify and Facebook likes to build a unique “Music DNA” for each user. Based on that information, Rukkus suggests certain events in addition to tracking artists for whom the user has already shown interest.
For the more ‘D.I.Y.’ crowd, Rukkus allows users to browse events and listen to artists’ music within the app. As you find new artists you like, you can add them to your favorites, which will automatically update your Music DNA. If Rukkus is tracking an artist you don’t like, you can have them removed from your Music DNA, as well.
The days of sifting through overpriced ticket brokers and sketchy Craigslist ads are over. Put an end to FOMO once and for all. Download the app and go start a Rukkus.
Posted by BIGLIFE on July 20, 2014
Studnation is back and it appears Mike is closer than he’s ever been with his latest album, Closer. In May, Mike released a video to let his fans know about his new album release. The teaser reflects on the journey Mike has made from being a star baseball prospect to an even bigger prospect as a musician. This album shows growth and maturity in Mike’s life and music. He is most focused on being happy and letting the success follow. Does he have room to grow and improve? Most certainly he does, but even Mike knows he has a long journey ahead of him.
Posted by BIGLIFE on June 28, 2014
Whenever meeting an artist for the first time, you never know what you’re going to get. You go into with a certain trepidation and understanding that these artists could be a giant twat. It’s often hard to reconcile that idea, because it’s hard to separate the man from the music. So many times you’ll find that your favorite producer or artist makes great music, but isn’t the best person to be around.
Posted by BIGLIFE on June 19, 2014
I like RiFF RAFF. It’s no secret. And not in that ironic “hipster” way. I find him infinitely fascinating, and can’t help but cheer for him. Sure, he’s polarizing. Many love him and many hate him. What you have to respect about RiFF RAFF is that he’s not afraid to be his own man. He’s original, hilarious, full of contradictions, and isn’t afraid to live outside the box.
He’s come a long way since his first appearance on “G’s To Gents”. Many dismissed him as a novelty artist, destined to make laughable cameos on World Star. Strangely, Diplo discovered his videos, signed him, and here we are. Come June 24th, RiFF’s appropriately titled “NEON iCON” album drops via Mad Decent, and is arguably the most heavily anticipated record to release in 2014.
RIFF RAFF’s brand of hip-hop is a friendly one. It doesn’t take itself too seriously, which is a large part of the appeal. There’s something for everyone in RIFF’s music, which is a large reason why he’s been so successful up to this point. Somehow, his music is enjoyed by impressionable young white female teenagers, hip-hop purists, and people who write for Vice and hang out in Brooklyn.
Posted by FilthyTaft on May 5, 2014
What happens when FNT interviewer Kian McHugh (@filthykay) and videographer Jackson Williams gets allotted a two minute time slot with Borgore? You get an unconventional, obscure interview. The format – 10 questions, all of which were to be answered in 10 seconds or less. I present to you – 100 seconds with Borgore.
Posted by Nick on February 10, 2014
Miles Medina, the 26-year-old breakout artist from the San Francisco-Bay Area gave us some time on the phone the other day to talk about his career so far, what’s going on now, and what we can look for in the future.
Following a burst of fame after the release of his “My Neck My Back” remix, Miles had artists all over the map throwing down his track. He even went on to describe it as a “staple” in Lil Jon’s set for a while, and that it was rumored EDM legend Diplo had spun it a few times. Check out the banger for yourself:
Just a couple of months later, Miles would release another hard-hitting remix of Rich Boy’s “Throw Some D’s,” gaining him even more visibility. Shortly after this, he signed on to Monster Products as an official artist, just in time to close out 2013. Since then, he’s performed in a variety of venues, such as the Soundscape Music Festival in Tahoe, playing alongside the likes of ETC!ETC!, DJ Chuckie, Borgore, and Carnage. His performing experience spans beyond his solo career, however, doing shows with Mad Decent-featured and SF-native producer Panic City under the alias URFRIENDS. When asked how his time in the limelight will affect the duo, Miles commented that he and Panic City have “told each other that they are never going to stop doing URFIRENDS,” and “it’s never going to fall apart.”
Just this past week, Miles released a new track that encompasses a variety of genres, creating a fully developed sound that will no doubt go off in the club. The remix of Gorilla Zoe’s “Hood N***a” is up for free download on Miles’ Facebook page (and it’s definitely worth it if you’re looking to turn up a little bit). We asked Medina what we could look for in the coming months, and he said he plans to release tracks at least once or twice per month, and to look out for some “big,” unnamed collaborations. Don’t forget to give Miles a follow on his social media outlets: you won’t be disappointed.