Trance | Above & Beyond – Hello

Posted by on February 25, 2014

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New Above & Beyond. The sound of that phrase is music to our ears. Anjunabeats is celebrating its 300th release and what better way to do it than with a tune from the super trio themselves. They are still riding the momentum of their stunning acoustic album, and are slated to release another full length artist album this year, but that has not stopped them from unveiling new material in the mean time. The tune has the sounds of a recent Above & Beyond single with the roller-coaster like ebbs and flows of “Formula Rossa”, with the subtle aggressive bass line that has become a calling card for the label.

Beatport: Above & Beyond – Hello

Hip-Hop, Rap | GoldLink – Creep

Posted by on October 24, 2013


It’s been a minute (or three) since we’ve last seen GoldLink. The VA resident tore the internet down with his Kaytranada remix of “On&On”, but has since been quiet, plotting his next move. It appears that the next move has been made, and in the wake of the new TLC album and movie, GoldLink has unleashed a smashing remix of hit song, “Creep”.

This young emcee has a knack for calling out those who wronged or challenged him, and it seems that “Creep” is a reconciliation of just about every mishap relationship he’s had over the past few years.

The soulful melody, and old-school vibe is a bit of a different style for GoldLink, but he manages to hold his own and pay the necessary respect within the song. Enjoy and download for free below, and be sure to follow GoldLink on twitter to keep up.

Hip-Hop | Big Sean ft. Kendrick Lamar & Jay Electronica – Control

Posted by on August 12, 2013


This is the reason you don’t have Kendrick Lamar feature on one of your tracks. He WILL outshine you. This is the best I’ve ever heard Big Sean rap, yet he still gets shown up by Kendrick. tears the beat up for about 3 minutes before finally passing the flame for Jay Electronic to do his thing on it, and he does. But the limelight still belongs to Kendrick Lamar. He is the only rapper who can get away with calling himself the king of New York even though he grew up 3,000 miles away. But the best part about it, is that nobody is going to do anything about it, and they can’t, because Kendrick Lamar runs the rap game, and he won’t let any of us forget it. Pre-order Sean’s new album here but be aware that this gem will not be appearing on it.


Hip-Hop, Rap | ScHoolBoy Q – Collard Greens (ft. Kendrick Lamar) [Video]

Posted by on August 7, 2013

I say with ease that ScHoolBoy Q is one of my favorite “new school” rappers, that is, if he’s even considered new school. Already with a full-length album under his belt the Compton native is one of the most watched artists of 2013. His sophomore LP Oxymoron will feature “Collard Greens” and is already one of the most anticipated releases of the year.

Calling in TDE associate, Kendrick Lamar, to drop a verse and Gwen Bunn/THC for the instrumental, Q pulled out all the stops. “Collard Greens” is definitely a “check me out now, h8rz” kind-of song and K.Dot along with ScHoolBoy both make sure to strut their stuff.

The video is eventful to say the least, and even features a few cameos from Macklemore. Check it out, enjoy, and stay on high-alert for Oxymoron coming soon.

Progressive House | Alexander Technique & Disco Killah Feat. Luca Masinsky – Skyscraper (Laidback Luke Remix)

Posted by on July 20, 2013

Alexander Technique & Disco Killah Feat. Luca Masinsky - Skyscraper (Laidback Luke Remix)Calling on his “Ones To Watch” label pool, Laidback Luke has decided to remix the release from Alexander Techinque & Disco Killah. Having already stated that he would silence the haters (not sure who would hate on Luke), he has moved from his tougher tracks like “Pogo” and “Dynamo” to more melodic stuff for the second half of the year. The superbly talented Dutchman he gives us a remix fit for the biggest rooms, with soaring melodies, while still keeping it grounded in his signature sound, calling on his hallmark key play and bass line. The big room scene can become a bit generic at times, but if Laidback Luke is putting his talents back into the ring, expect some things to be shaken up as he always brings a new perspective.

Beatport: Alexander Technique & Disco Killah Feat. Luca Masinsky – Skyscraper (Laidback Luke Remix)

Hip-Hop, Rap, Videos | Chance the Rapper – Acid Rap Live

Posted by on June 3, 2013

It takes a lot to leave a blogger speechless. So I’ll do my best to come up with words to describe the Austin Vesely filmed documentary of Chance The Rapper’s live performance. It begins with about 3 minutes Chance performing his normal routine. My favorite, is the emotional rendition of Chain Smoker. The tone of the video is quickly changed after Chance calls out some friends of his to perform the passionate second half of Pusha Man, the lost verse, if you will. In the lost verse, Chance implores the media to take a closer look at the inner city violence taking place in Chicago. He doesn’t go about it in a rude way, but rather takes a softer, more dignified approach to help save the city that raised him.

Chance the Rapper has had a whirlwind year, and is easily the hottest up and coming MC in the country, atleast in my opinion. The second half of Pusha Man shows me that this 20 year old Chicagoan won’t be going anywhere in the next decade, he’s here to stay. Some rappers mention their love for their city in songs, and that is all well and good. But this rapper is calling the media to make a change, and that’s rare. So hop on the Chance bandwagon while you still can.

House | Porter Robinson & Mat Zo – Easy (Remixes)

Posted by on May 7, 2013

Mat Zo & Porter Robinson - Easy

It was not only an eventful past few weeks for Mat Zo because of the release of the “Easy” remixes, deleting his twitter account, and also the widely publicized battering and stealing done to “Rebound” done by and Chris Brown. He was known for not being afraid to speak his mind and saying controversial things, a welcome relief from the “OMG LAST NIGHT WAS AWESOME GUYS” tweets that riddle your newsfeed when you follow DJs, so he will be missed. The original has become an early year anthem and will stand the test of time as one of the great tracks from the two rising superstars. While the original will remain a favorite of mine for a very long time, the remixes assembled by Anjunabeats and Ministry of Sound are outstanding, calling on a wide variety of styles, from the drum n bass veteran Andy C, to the grungy electro remix of Botnek, and the smooth, techy “Bright as Day” remix from Modek. The last remix comes from Frenchman Lemaitre, a name that we have criminally neglected here at FNT (I am sorry), as his funky, french touch gives the track a whole new refreshing sound. Check both of them out on tour in North America at the following dates after the jump.

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