Electronic, Progressive House | Porter Robinson – Sad Machine

Posted by on May 13, 2014

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“Sad Machine”, Porter Robinson’s follow up to “Sea Of Voices” is even grander than his previous release and maybe even the Skrillex remix of “Levels”. The song is absolute gold and will provide you with yet another reason as to why you should be excited for his upcoming album. Pre-order his album “Worlds”, set for release August 12th here.

iTunes: Porter Robinson – Sad Machine

Videos | Kinetics & One Love — Time Machine (Feat. Neon Hitch) [Music Video]

Posted by on May 2, 2014

It’s been a year-and-a-half since we last heard from Kinetics & One Love, who have been steadily building a reputation as one of the most talented and promising duos in the genre on any scale. Always conceptual in their artistry, 2012′s terrific album You Are Not Alone solidified elements of their philosophical identity and developed an iconic sense of self, one that many artists are unable to conjure throughout the span of a career. Now, after a brief hiatus writing and producing for other artists (Neon Hitch, Melanie Martinez), they’ve returned with an even deeper and more fully-developed vision and aesthetic, continuing their streak of new music releases where a sense of progression is invoked. It’s expected at this point, and in a genre where progression isn’t commonplace and often first albums are a rapper’s most heralded, it bears a lot of weight that this group simply can’t make new music without “development” being a part of the dialogue.

“Time Machine” features the powerful vocals of Neon Hitch, and ups-the-ante for up-and-comers with its video by Hourglass Films, setting the bar for depth and quality at a level that may have never been surpassed before by independent artists. The track features Kinetics as innovative and visionary as he’s ever been on the mic, invoking the sentiments of Nikola Tesla, using the second verse to detail elements of his poignant death, from the hotel room to the “do not disturb” sign on the door that he left prior to his passing. One Love, too, shows his maturity as a producer here, not just inviting the listener to enter this world, but keeping them there. While his production here isn’t as much in the forefront as it has been on songs like “Vecina Del Mar” and “You Could Save Us All”, he’s become so adept at using the intricacies of his production to complement his vocalists, and its often the subtleties of his work that are the most resonant.

Contests | WIN A FREE CONCERT FROM THE CHAINSMOKERS! 4 DAYS LEFT

Posted by on April 3, 2014

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We have linked up with RECESS, SKYLLZONE and The Chainsmokers for a FREE concert giveaway from The Chainsmokers themselves. One lucky school will win a FREE concert in this giveaway titled “Campus Crasher Madness”.

The one-day fantasy basketball game is called SKYLLZONE’s Fan vs. Machine. It’s absolutely free to play AND offers cash prizes for beating The Machine. Competitors win $20 for placing 1st in their league against nine computer teams (“The Machine”). SKYLLZONE has paid out more than $50,000 in the past six weeks, including a $1000 global prize package given away every Wednesday night to the Top 20 fan teams. So we encourage students to spread the word to your friends and classmates to help your school win. Good Luck!

How to win:

1) Sign up for free and play Fan vs Machine: Fantasy Basketball.

2) Your school earns 100 points for every student or supporter that drafts a team. (takes less than 10 minutes)

3) The school with the most points at the end of the competition wins the concert.

Campaign Began: Tuesday, March 18th

Last Chance to Enter: Monday, April 7th @ 11:59pm EST

ENTER THE COMPETITION HERE

RECESS & SKYLLZONE are looking for student Campus Captains at each university to help promote the competition and organize the concert if that university wins. Students can apply to be Campus Captains for their university here: recess.is/campuscaptians

Contests | ENTER CAMPUS CRASHER MADNESS AND WIN A FREE CONCERT FROM THE CHAINSMOKERS FOR YOUR COLLEGE

Posted by on March 19, 2014

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SKYLLZONE and Recess have teamed up to power a little friendly competition between US colleges to win a free concert from a pair of the hottest DJ’s on the planet, The Chainsmokers. The competition is FREE to enter; all you have to do is sign up, draft your NBA fantasy squad, and then sit back and collect your prize $$$$$ for winning your league as well as the fame and glory that comes with bringing this dope party to your campus. So sign up, play the game, spread the word, and be the man when you’re single-handedly responsible for the biggest free party on your campus this spring.

Sign up here: Enter Campus Crasher Madness

Details:

1. Competition starts Tuesday, March 18th and ends Monday, April 7th.

2. Students, alumni, and school supporters earn 100 points for their school by registering and drafting one-day NBA fantasy team (for free).

3. School with the most points at the end wins the contest and The Chainsmokers (just a concert though because they’re people and you can’t keep them forever).

4. The one-day fantasy basketball game is SKYLLZONE’s Fan vs. Machine, absolutely free to play AND offering cash prizes for beating The Machine. Competitors win $20 for placing 1st in their league against nine computer teams (“The Machine”), and SKYLLZONE has paid out more than $50,000 in the past six weeks, including a $1000 global prize package given away every Wednesday night to the Top 20 fan teams.

5. RECESS & SKYLLZONE are looking for student Campus Captains at each university to help promote the competition and organize the concert if that university wins. Students can apply to be Campus Captains for their university by clicking here.

Electronic | The M Machine – Superflat

Posted by on January 21, 2014

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Consummate genre-defiers The M Machine are back with a monster of a track for this snowy afternoon. With hypnotic, choppy vocals and masterfully blended elements of techno, electro-house, and dubstep, “Superflat” manages to jack up the energy level while still sounding markedly different in that tried-and-true M Machine way.

Beatport: The M Machine – Superflat

Electronic, Moombahton | The M Machine – Additional Faces

Posted by on December 30, 2013

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Madness – pure madness. I first heard this little piece of magic in The M Machine’s mix for OWSLA After Dark (My favourite mix of the year). It’s such a creative musical venture that it makes my head spin. Suspense is built well with an entertaining intro and build that introduces the beat. The power of the beat at 1:45 is Godzilla-sized. With a moombahish pattern and encompassing bass, it really takes me over. Then, out of no where, the song picks up into a wicked drum and bass shuffle.

The whole song is amazing in many ways, but as a friend pointed out to me, the most impressive illusion created here is that of depth. The sounds compliment each other perfectly, but it feels as though they do so from a distance. And width – I’m not sure that I’ve ever heard sound so wide. Huge, low bass and long, wide sounds add to the illusion. Without adding an overwhelming amount of sounds, these legendary artists have created a sound that is extremely full. This song is way entertaining and displays some next level engineering. Bravo guys, this is brilliant stuff.

Mix, Mixtapes, Review | 10 Mixes From 2013 That Made My Jaw Drop

Posted by on December 23, 2013

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One cool thing that happened to me this year was that I got hired on to write for FNT. I have followed this website for years and it has led me to mountains of great music. I’m glad that I now have the opportunity to share music with the website. This year I became a bigger fan of mixes; I love to see what artists can do when given an extended period of time within which they can be creative. Below is the list of 10 mixes that I liked the most from this past year, with some other mixes mentioned at the end that didn’t make this list based on who knows what. The list is more or less ranked in order, with mix #1 definitely being my favourite. If you don’t want to listen to all of the mixes, and don’t care what I have to say about them, then skip ahead and at least listen to the number 1 mix – Space Jams by The M Machine (hence the above, cool picture of those guys). Thanks for supporting the website by visiting it, thanks for supporting artists and their music, and thanks for reading our posts.

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