Events, Home, Review, Videos | Aokify America: Steve Aoki x Borgore x Waka Flocka Flame (Recap)

Posted by on November 21, 2013

The title says it all – Dim Mak hooked FNT up with passes so that we could cover the show. Steve Aoki, Borgore, and Waka Flocka made a dream team on Saturday night at the Bill Graham Civic Center in San Francisco, and they put on one hell of a show. Check out the media gallery below (especially the POV recap video), and make sure to check out the rest of the tour’s stops before you miss it altogether here.

To give you a better picture of what the concert was like, keep in mind that the show was somehow sold out (it was at the Civic Center in San Francisco, imagine how many people it takes to sell out a concert there). Borgore had an incredible opening set, playing his classics as you’d expect (e.g. Nympho). But, he surprised everyone towards the end of his set when he started dropping some unheard trap and moombahton – some HEAVY trap and moombahton I might add. By this point, everyone was completely riled up – but it doesn’t stop there because just when it seemed like a peak, Borgore brought out Waka Flocka who yelled an entire verse to a wild audience.

But hold up – Steve Aoki starts his set at this point. Mind-blowing is an understatement. Between his stage dives, cake throws, bottle pops, and raft rides, Steve Aoki slapped his bangers so hard that his dad’s restaurants almost went out of business (his dad owns Benihana’s). He played every song that you would wish he would play live. And he killed all of them.

Moral of the story is, if you didn’t go, you missed out. Put Aoki on the bucket list.

Trap | Baauer & RL Grime – Infinite Daps

Posted by on November 14, 2013

Inspired by their tour together this summer, Baauer and RL Grime have released their collab “Infinite Daps” as a limited time free download before it is included in the Dance (RED) album. Watch the 23 minute tour doc above to see them chill in various midwestern cities and turn up various concert halls.

House | Axel Boman – Riding High On Love

Posted by on November 6, 2013

And yet… another contribution from our sweeter than Swedish Fish Swede, Rebecca. I don’t know if you know this about Sweden but they drink about 5x the amount of coffee per day than we do in America so dis girl be busting out posts like it was her job. And who knows maybe one day it might be. Not until she gets some more Twitter followers though (help her out here!). 

If you don’t feel the good vibrations in your whole body from this track, there must be something wrong, because WOW this is addictive. I’ve got that tingling sensation in my skin that goes hand in hand with the discovery of a new favorite song. And this particular one makes me wanna do a spontaneous twirl of happiness. If it wasn’t for my flatmate’s pulled-together presence, honestly I would already have done it.

Opening my Soundcloud stream turned this grey afternoon into a glamorous yet modern, Motown party (…at least in my head, no reaction from my not very engaged roomie). And not to mention, everything Motown makes me melt (my dear family has never been religious apart from praising The Supremes and Jackson 5.) With ”Riding High on Love Edit”, the Swedish DJ Axel Boman does his house version of Jr. Walker and the Allstars’ Motown classic.

Axel Boman is my personal deep house/house crush as he manages to really stand out from the crowd of thousands and thousands of similar DJs. It may has something to do with his down to Earth charm (check his insta and be love struck), but it’s clear his productions possess the originality that makes them most memorable. His ”Purple Drank” got stuck in my head right away the first time I heard it. It was the vocals: One sentence, right where it should be: ”I woke up with your name on my lips.” I woke up with this song stuck in my head, I’ll tell you. And it was pleasurable.

So check out his latest track below, put on your retro shoes and hit the floor with your smoothest moves.


FREE DOWNLOAD: Axel Boman – Riding High On Love


Mix, Progressive House | FNT presents #SomethingBIG #033 – Stafford Brothers & NERVO

Posted by on September 16, 2013

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The Stafford Brothers are currently on their Aussie Invasion tour across the US, accompanied on various stops by fellow Aussies, Hook N Sling and Feenixpawl. They have been invading America for a couple years now, as their now former-neighbors in LA would tell you, but this is more official. We had the chance to catch them Saturday at Finale and it is wild time. We brought you the 23rd episode of #SomethingBIG and now we followup 10 episodes later with the 33rd episode. This time around, they catch up with fellow Aussies and top birds Nervo, who go behind the scenes on a few of their productions. Tracklist after the jump.


Exclusive, Featured, Interviews | Rudimental Talk Music Videos, Future Expectations and More [FNT Exclusive]

Posted by on September 11, 2013


Rudimental have taken the world by storm. Their single “Feel The Love” rose to the top of the charts in the UK and became a worldwide phenomenon. They have not stopped there with a host of other chart topping singles like “Not Giving In” and “Waiting All Night”. Their live show is about as energetic and “live” as there is in dance music, bringing what they call “a carnival atmosphere” to every festival and city they visit. The foursome have come a long way with their album “Home”, showing their strong UK dance influences, while keeping it soulful and unique on every track.

We had the chance to chat with them after their show with Emili Sandé two weeks ago in Central Park and talk about their incredible music videos, trying to build on their success and what they have coming up, including tracks with The Game and Ed Shereen. Click past the jump for the full interview, but before you do, watch their video for “Right Here”, it is epic. You can grab their now Platinum selling album “Home” on iTunes here. Big congrats to the guys for that!


Mashups, Mix | DOSVEC – “A.D.D.” Radio Show Episode #6

Posted by on August 14, 2013


Talk about a nice build up that leads to Festival Style Bangers, “A.D.D.” Episode #6 (The Only Mashup Radio Show in America) has that. The episode starts off with some Biggie, Outkast even some Killers then works its way into just straight bangers. The biggest banger of them all is the last song “Ultronic Tsunami”

Episode #6 takes you on a 55 minute ride and makes you forget that every song is an actual mashup. SO press play and get ready to bounce!!!


Exclusive, Featured, Interviews | Adrian Lux Interview [FNT Exclusive]

Posted by on July 30, 2013

Adrian Lux Webster Hall 2

Prinz Adrian Johannes Hynne aka Adrian Lux has had a long, winding road to where he is now, rising to his well-respected status in dance music. First getting into music around the age of 16, he started as a hip hop DJ before moving into the more underground realms of dance music that were popular at the time in his native Stockholm. He eventually found his sound, becoming heavily influenced by indie pop and a wide range electronic artists in Sweden from Andrew Beyer, to Axwell, to Eric Prydz.

We had the chance to talk about his tour and his show last Saturday, his early DJ life, moving to America and what he is in store for the future. Having just released his debut album last spring, and another on the way soon, it will be very exciting to see everything he has in store for us.