Posted by Mach on April 13, 2013
Epic jam from Angus Green. Dubstep, Glitch-Hop, Neuro, and Grime, this original has got it all. It is always cool when someone raps over a bass filled track like Omar Linx is known for doing. Big ups to Angus Green for this one.
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Posted by Middy on January 18, 2013
The New Year has come and gone and we have recapped the madness of 2012, so now it is time to look ahead to 2013. Two music mondays have passed, so we have had a small taste of what to expect from this fresh year, but we are here to steer your wayward watches towards 13 bright stars who are going to be making some serious noise in 2013. These are in no particular order.
Posted by Mach on January 7, 2013
We’re only a week into 2013 and already Teknian has delivered the first quality EP of the year. Having only announced the EP about a few weeks ago, and seeing a tracklist containing all tracks that fans of his have been dying for, I knew this EP was going to be sick to say the least. People in the music forums have been requesting the starter track, “1984,” for some time now. I had never found a clip of it to listen to so I didn’t understand what all the hype was about. Now that I have listened to it, I can see why everyone was dying for the release of this fun 80s style Glitch-Hop track. Next, “Behemoth,” which has to be my favorite on the EP, actually has a cool story. Back when Avicii’s “Fade Into Darkness” remix competition was going on, “Behemoth” was the instrumental to Teknian’s remix. After he realized how awesome his instrumentals were, he pulled the track out of the competition and delivered a heavy bass blow to our eardrums. “Sonic” is another track I have only heard stories about. It starts out like Drum & Bass, leaving you to think it might turn into Neuro-Funk. Like a B0:55, Teknian drops the bass leaving you speechless to this Dubstep fire. The last track on the EP was a complete surprise to all those anticipating its release. Teknian has been known to troll and produce outside his usual styles, but to have a house track like this one just hanging out amongst a sea of bass seemed ridiculous. “You Make Me So” is actually one of the funkiest Deep House tracks I have laid my ears upon and is a lot of fun to listen to. The “Sonic” EP is a great success, and in my opinion, Teknian did an incredible job.
Posted by Mach on November 15, 2012
Manic Focus has truly put out some awesome tracks this year. The new original from him is another cool Glitch-Hop track. My favorite thing about this track besides the cover art that reminds me of Robot Chicken, is the underlying old school country. It is a rare thing to hear a harmonica strongly on a song these days, never thought I would be enjoying it on a something filled with bass as well. Big ups to Manic Focus for another hit.
Posted by GMONEY on October 10, 2012
Santa Barbara’s own, Ethan Davis & Josie Martin, known in EDM world as Candyland have been tearing up the scene utilizing elements from Moombah, Trap, Drumstep, and Glitch Hop. About a week ago they put out a remix on Lil Jon’s “Snap Your Fingers” and the result is 3 minutes of straight TRAP/MOOMBAH FIRE. The smooth pulsing bass at the beginnig perfectly complements the heavy Electro-Trap drop, get this one for sure. Their most recent release is a heavy dubstep take on Krewella’s “Can’t Control Myself” and before that they added some OG trap into PSY’s “Gangnam Style”. Get at their Soundcloud and Facebook to check out tour dates and updates.
Posted by Spice on September 25, 2012
Calling all fans of KOAN Sound and Pretty Lights: this is a must listen. Estonian producer extraordinaire Mord Fustang test drives a new sound in his latest release, “Champloo,” which delivers the funked-out vibe that comes from dropping the tempo to 100 BPM but doesn’t dial down the synthwork. Mord is known for his lush, dazzling soundscapes, and they’re on full display here — and work surprisingly well with that groovy glitch-hop sound. This track definitely has a clear KOAN Sound vibe, but I think that Mord’s distinctive space-disco touch sets it apart from the rest. Overall? Awesome and a must download.
Posted by Mach on June 25, 2012
After our featured post of Haywyre a few months back, the man was more than grateful and in the opinions of FNT, more than deserving. Today is the release of Haywyre’s 6th musical compilation, the album titled ‘Infinite.’ I cannot stop listening to this new album, Haywyre’s history of piano composition is reflected immensely all over the course of his work. Last minute he teamed up with Jay Fresh to do a vocal mix of his highly anticipated instrumental, ‘Raw Crunch.’ The track was already wanted by all, but now with that extra step into Hip-Hop it is simply irresistible.
“The idea behind the album name “Infinite” came from our tendency to label existences with specific beginnings and ends. The circle represents the possibility of a never-ending existence, as opposed to one with a beginning and an end.”
Infinite is comprised of many different styles, more prominently Dubstep, but also consisting of Glitch-Hop and little Electro/Lounge styling. His first track ‘Prototype’ kicks off with some smooth Glitch-Hop, as funny as it is to say. The track then breaks into his mastery of the Piano leading only into an incredible Glitch drop. Exclusive to Beatport is his second track, and by far one of the more incredible of the album, ‘LD004.’ This Orchestral Dubstep track really puts the top 10 of Dubstep to shame. The bass is massive, but not messy sounding like a lot of Dubstep theses days. Assembled flawlessly, the repeat button is the only next logical move. By far my favorite track of the entire Album, ‘Raw Crunch’ shows an entire new side tot he potential Glitch-Hop holds. The intro carries you seamlessly into a Razor drop (Dubstep/Electro), and from there you are completely blown away by the composure that Haywyre created for this massive track. ‘Raw Crunch’ finishes off strong in true Glitch-hop fashion, continually blowing your mind until the very end.
His second Exclusive to Beatport, ‘Contrast,’ is another big Glitch-Hop tune. Embodying the idea of contrast, this track floats right into more of that Razor style. I love the name of ‘Stone Shower,’ and once you listen you will understand why. The track has this vibe of rain falling, but breaking from the first simple Glitch drop you quickly are introduced to the bass stones that now wash away all else. The last orignal of the album is yet another favorite of mine from the album. ‘Mezmerize’ does just that to you, I cannot get enough of that Electric Guitar. Listening to the track you wonder where all the bass went. Patience is a virtue, and well worth the wait as the track progresses into an incredible drop. As a bonus, is a remix of ‘LD004′ from The Digital Connection, transforming the track into a more intense Glitch/Dubstep version of the original. This album has to be one of the best releases I have heard in 2012. Besides the two exclusives to Beatport, ‘Infinite’ is FREE! Don’t be shy to show Haywyre some love and name a higher price on Bandcamp than $0.00. He is more than deserving of the support. I hope everyone else enjoys this album just as much as I have, it truly is a masterpiece.