Bootleg, Electro | Danny Brown – Dip (Ghost Hunna Bootleg)

Posted by on October 24, 2013

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Some of you probably remember a few weeks back when I unleashed “Look Out!” to the FNT readers, a bass-heavy medley from NYC producer, Ghost Hunna. Well, Yung Hunna -no affiliation to Yung Humma– has returned to blow our minds once more.

This go-round Hunna steers away from his original production and hops aboard Danny Brown’s eccentric, “Dip”, in an attempt to make it even more outlandish. And, folks, he accomplished the impossible. The only element which you should expect in this bootleg is the element which you least expected. “Dip” is all across the board, complete with broken chords and a pounding UK-style bass line perfect for the club, car, or kitchen.

Events, Exclusive | Countdown to ADE Spotlight: Rustie

Posted by on October 16, 2013

Tomorrow, Fresh New Tracks will be jetting off to the Netherlands for ADE: Amsterdam Dance Event, a five-day electronic music festival, conference, and playground taking over the city. Leading up to ADE, we’ll be filling you in on just who and what we’re looking forward to seeing most. And if any of you out there have any insider tips on the best acts to catch, drop either VMan or myself a line and we’ll be sure to add it to our list. 

Name: Rustie
Born: January 4th, 1983 (30)
Homebase: Glasgow
Previous Occupations: Apprentice park keeper and tractor operator (source)
Latest Release: “Triadzz / Slasherr”

I’m ashamed to admit producer Rustie really only entered my radar within the past 6 months after falling head over heels in love with the Flume remix of “Slasherr” and consequently the EP’s other half, “Triadzz.” Since then I’ve diving further into his discography, specifically his album, Glass Swords, which was recognized by the Guardian for their first album award in 2012.You might have also noticed his contribution to Danny Brown’s latest game-changing album, “Old.”

The beginning of Rustie’s electronic career could be described as “aquacrunk,” but has since continuously evolved through various artistic styles and trends, while staying true to it’s hip-hop, 8-bit, and grunge roots. It’s dynamic, spontaneous, and unpredictable, which makes it much more of a rewarding listening experience. Even after having his works on repeat for the past few days, I have no idea what to expect in his live set – I mean, other than potentially a guitar? – nevertheless, the anticipation is killing me.

So, if you can’t make it across the pond to Amsterdam this weekend, I’ve got a solution for you. During his set at the Numbers x Lockdown Showcase at Paradiso on Friday, take an hour or two (considering the event lasts for 6!) to dive into some of his stuff. I’ll leave his legendary BBC 1 mix here for you in case you need a starting point…


Hip-Hop | Robbie Maxx feat. ReyGLPA – That Shit Cray

Posted by on October 3, 2013

Here’s some local hip-hop from Robbie Maxx featuring ReyGLPA “That Shit Cray.” I had seen this video on Twitter yesterday, and felt like showing love to these artists today. I fux with this beat heavy, reminds me of a Danny Brown record, and the fellas do their thing on it. I can see this record getting played at the clubs, it’s catchy and ignorant,  and I mean that with all respect. Also word on the street, Robbie Maxx is ‘opening up for Dirt Nasty tomorrow night at Webster Hall, so here’s to your FNT debut, and best of luck on the show!

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Events, Review | North Coast Music Festival Recap

Posted by on September 19, 2013

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Summer’s last stand, North Coast Music Festival’s motto, could not have been more accurate depiction of this past Labor Day weekend. With a lineup up to par with Lollapalooza, Coachella, and other big festivals, North Coast brought the house down beginning with Friday, where the festival had to be evacuated due to severe weather. While it dampened the mood for a little, the festival resumed and big names such as Mac Miller and Passion Pit killed their performances.

Saturday brought out some pretty good performers for the afternoon, such as Flatbush Zombies, who were probably my favorite performance of the whole festival, but also DVBBS, Futurerock, Gramatik, and Nas. Gramatik put on a killer set, straight shredding on the guitar. Nas also killed it as well, performing most of Genesis. I’m pretty sure my life has been completed from seeing that live. Finally by the end of the night, it was a tough decision: Afrojack or Big Gigantic? Torn between the two, I chose Afrojack. Although I did end up going to Big Gigantic for a little bit, Afrojack was definitely the right choice. It was one of the best sets I’ve heard in a while, incorporating a wide variety track list but he always kept the crowd jumping and engaged. That was one of the things that I noticed at Big Gigantic: although they played a great live show and sounded fantastic, the crowd was nowhere near to as upbeat as the people at Afrojack.

While the first two days were a lot of fun, they had nothing on Sunday. By far the best day of the festival packed with names such as Danny Brown, A-Trak, Madeon, Cherub, Datsik, Rebelution, Wu-Tang Clan, Purity Ring, and Lotus, it was easy to understand why Sunday reigned supreme. I began my day at Danny Brown. The Detroit native put on a fabulous performance incorporating old stuff from XXX and The Hybrid but also some of his newer stuff. He even brought out GBE member, SD, and the crowd went absolutely nuts for it.


After Danny, we darted over to A-Trak and the next two hours of A-Trak and Madeon, back-to-back, was amazing. A-Trak just knew how to get the crowd into it, dropping a New Slaves trap remix then going straight into Bugatti then straight to Aint worried bout nothin. Breath taking. Madeon was next and had some big shoes to fill after what A-Trak just did, but the French wonder kid put on a show nothing short of spectacular. After those two were finished, we made our way over to Cherub and watched them perform. I’ve seen Cherub before, but they were just as good as I remembered. Hold You and Doses and Mimosas got the crowd going wild and they had some jam sessions during the middle of their songs. Finally it was time for Wu-Tang clan. The best part about that was that they were performing all of 36 Chambers. All the while showing love to ODB, Wu-Tang did their thing up there. I almost shed a tear of joy when CREAM was played. Then straight out of left field, like Friday, they stopped the show and evacuated the festival due to severe weather warnings.

Although it was a bit anti-climatic, the festival was a surreal experience that will definitely have me coming back in the next coming years. A nice closed environment makes it easy to navigate while being close enough to see and hear all the artists perfectly. A big thanks to North Coast for their hospitality and see you at Union Park next year!

Hip-Hop, Mixtapes | Flatbush ZOMBiES – Better off Dead (Mixtape)

Posted by on September 11, 2013


I haven’t been this excited for a mixtape since Chance dropped Acid Rap, and we all know how that one turned out. Anywho, Flatbush ZOMBiES released their brand spanking new 19 track mixtape with two features, Action Bronson and Danny Brown. These guys are the next ones to blow, especially after seeing them at North Coast Music Festival Labor Day weekend. Peep the tape below and make sure to download it as well.

Hip-Hop | Flatbush Zombies – The Hangover

Posted by on October 15, 2012

Seeing as I just got hooked onto their music, Flatbush Zombies, who you might know from the A$AP Mob’s Bath Salts track, release this brand new track. Hailing from Brooklyn, these boys have a similar sound to the A$AP Mob, Action Bronson, Danny Brown, and many of those similar underground rappers. The beat was produced by Erick Arc Elliot, who is usually behind the boards for the group. If you have yet to download their latest project D.R.U.G.S., grab that below.


Hip-Hop | SchoolBoy Q – Party

Posted by on August 16, 2012

SchoolBoy Q just dropped off this Kenny Beats produced track. Nice flow from SchoolBoy, which he adds some serious emotion in it. We’ve been hearing more and more of SchoolBoy recently and only expect to hear more of SchoolBoy with him going on tour with A$AP Rocky and Danny Brown. Peep and download the track below and look back for more SchoolBoy.