Posted by CHAZZZ on May 15, 2013
If you couldn’t guess, Na Palm is one crazy dude. I’ve been lucky enough to see Nay live in Colorado and he brings more energy to the stage than most artists I’ve seen. He sent me an email with a tour recap video and I was super excited to see what this video had in store for me. As expected, the video is packed with wild footage of life on the road with Na Palm, his crazy fans and live footage from his recent shows. Make sure to keep an eye out for his new EP dropping soon and check out the insane line-up for the Spring Awakening Festival in Chicago (including Na Palm)!
Posted by Middy on May 7, 2013
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 will.i.am 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.
Posted by LoffyG on May 6, 2013
Nostalgic feelings are in full effect after listening to Radical Something’s first single “We Were Just Kids” off their new album set to drop this Summer. The mp3 hit iTunes yesterday night and reached #86 on the iTunes chart, so lets see them get it closer to the top spot! Radical will be embarking on their Summer Of Love Tour at the end of June that will be hitting Boston, NYC, Chicago, San Francisco and LA. Grab tickets using the link below and purchase We Were Just Kids here on iTunes.
Posted by A on May 6, 2013
He’s bigger than Dallas. He’s bigger than Fort Worth. He’s bigger than Texas. “Show Off” produced by Mick Schultz (who’s a name you should get familiar with) is an absolute hit that could put him over the top. Get your tickets to Somo’s “Show Off” tour that’s traveling nation-wide below. Shout out to Drew!
PURCHASE: SoMo – Show Off (iTunes/Amazon)
PURCHASE: SoMo – My Life (EP)
PURCHASE: Somo – Show Off (Tour Tickets)
Posted by dshaq on May 1, 2013
Its finally here. One of 2013′s most highly anticipated mixtapes has finally come out and it certainly does not disappoint. The transition from Chance’s first mixtape, 10Day, to ACID RAP not only shows his maturation as an artist but also how he has taken the internet by storm. Coming out of Chicago at the same time as Chief Keef may have seemed like a setback for Chance, however he has used that to the best of his ability showing the versatile rap scene that Chicago has to offer. I remember it like yesterday when my friends started to put me on to Chance, and I can’t thank them enough. Something about Chance and his music is just so easy to connect to and I couldn’t get enough of it. It was crazy to think that 10Day was his first intro to the rap scene. I craved that soul sound that I found on his Prom Night, Hey Ma, and Juke Juke tracks but when I listened to the rest of 10Day, I also connected to his slow sounding raps with You Got Me Fucked Up, Nostalgia, and Brain Cells. Chance’s best attribute is his versatility, but with Acid Rap we can see he’s starting to create his signature sound. When Smoke Again came out the other day, I was like “HOLY S*%T this beat bangs” then all of the sudden the beat dropped and he began singing over the beat instead of a hard hitting verse. I think that really embodies Chance. While I might want some more hard hitting verses, this is Chance’s project and its exactly what he wants.
I was lucky enough to be around Chance a lot this last summer and get to know him a little better. I think it’s funny when people say that most of these guys are just like us, I usually don’t believe it, but with Chance it held true. He’s just a normal Chicago kid that loves to make music and knows that that is what he wants to do for his life. I went to KCMO for his show with Childish Gambino and got to experience Chance as a person rather than as a rapper that I loved and really got to know that he is a laid back, genuine, and very funny person. While I clearly have a lot of love for Chance and his music, I know that he deserves all the attention he gets. The sky is the limit for Mr. Bennett and I’m really excited to see where he goes. #SAVEMONEY
Posted by dshaq on March 19, 2013
Let me introduce you to FNT newcomer, Von La’Flare. Hailing from Chicago, Von embraces the Chicago trap sound. La’Flare has a smooth sounding flow added with some quality verses that makes it a must listen. The flow works real well over King Kilo’s heavy hitting beat, which compliments the heavier bass with the softer piano riff. Von’s mixtape “Leaders Never Follow” comes out on Thursday so make sure to look out for that one. Shoutout KP.
Progressive House | Tommie Sunshine & Disco Fries feat. Kid Sister – Cool Without You (Audien Remix)
Posted by Middy on February 14, 2013
Savvy vet and outspoken defender of the younger generation of dance music fans, Tommie Sunshine teamed up with fellow New Yorkers Disco Fries and Chicago vocalist Kid Sister on the funky house track “Cool Without You” on Australian Records. The remix package was recently released and of those on there the Audien’s remix stands out with its ability to take advantage of the vocals and add exquisite piano in the build, quick grungy electro stabs and deft key play — all while still keeping the funky feel of the original. Audien has been on a tear lately and with his rate of quality tracks showing no signs of slowing, he is sure to have a great 2013.