Events | Mysteryland USA Artist Spotlight: Kyle Mooney

Posted by on April 29, 2016

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The third iteration of Mysteryland USA is right around the corner, and as we count down the days until June 10th, there’s a lot to plan, and even more to listen to. The ID&T-produced festival has already unveiled two phases of its stand-out lineup, and this year promises to be the biggest and best edition of the festival in America to date. Over the course of two days, nearly 100 artists will call Bethel Woods home, from headliners like ODESZA, Skrillex, and Bassnectar, to stellar undercard offerings like Gesaffelstein, Claude VonStroke, REZZ, amongst others, spread across six stages of bumping music. With so many can’t-miss artists to see, and even more activities to do at the festival, it’s tough to decide which artists take priority, and which ones will fall by the wayside, and schedule conflicts only serve as yet another source of anxiety before the festival.

In a new editorial series leading up to this year’s Mysteryland USA, we’re spotlighting an artist on the lineup that we consider can’t-miss for the weekend. Whether its because of a phenomenal live show, a brand new album, or stellar DJing skills, we hope that this spotlight series will help you wade through some of teh schedule conflicts easier. You can get your tickets to Mysteryland here.

This week’s Mysteryland USA spotlight is the SNL comedian, Kyle Mooney.

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House | Justin Jay Finally Delivers His Mom, I Graduated! EP

Posted by on September 15, 2015

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As a Trojan, it always makes my day to see another member of the Trojan family succeed, and as a blogger, it’s in my civic (collegiate?) duty to support any fellow Trojans in their endeavors. Justin Jay was, by no means, an unknown when he was an undergraduate student at USC, considering his first-ever dirtybird release came his freshman year after he sent a demo to Claude VonStroke himself. Now, four years later and diploma in hand, Justin Jay is bringing it back to the imprint that started it all for him with his Mom, I Graduated EP. The young phenom unveiled the lead single off of the EP, “Hit It,” a few weeks ago, but now, he’s showing off another underground weapon in “Rain Dance.” Tribal influenced synths drive the track through twists and turns of bubbling bass lines and groove-driven melodies, and Jay even pushes his comfort zone by sampling his own voice for the first time ever on a track. The full EP is out now on Beatport, so don’t sleep on it!

Progressive House | Lush & Simon – Banshee

Posted by on May 4, 2014

Lush & Simon - BansheeThough Simon from Lush & Simon left the duo, the hot in demand duo live in on with a new member with Lush as the veteran and grounding member. To celebrate the fact they have a tune coming soon on Protocol Recordings, they are giving out a brand new freebee “Banshee”. The tune starts with a more minimal clubby feel and then elevates into the powerful melodic type of style that we have come to expect from Lush & Simon. Also included is their vocal mix of “City Of Lights”, featuring Swedish group XOV that was released on Monday.

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Electro-House | Nervo & Marco Lys – Don’t Break My Heart (Landis Bootleg)

Posted by on January 5, 2014

Nervo & Marco Lys - Don't Break My Heart (Landis Bootleg)
Deep house has been all the rage lately, so it shouldn’t be too surprising that in between heavy festival bangers like “Revolution”, Nervo decided go von deeper with Marco Lys on “Don’t Break My Heart”. As to be expected with any Nervo tune, it has been remixed plenty and in steps American up and comer, a member of Mike Hawkins powerful Megaton Records family, Landis. The Florida native adds a bouncy element to the heavy, grinding saws he brings to the table in his productions. Grab the freebee below and be on the lookout for big things from Mr. Landis this year.

Free Download: Nervo & Marco Lys – Don’t Break My Heart (Landis Bootleg)

FYI | Paul Baümer Of Bingo Players Passes Away After Battle With Cancer

Posted by on December 18, 2013

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Last night, the whole EDM community lost an influential, fun, and well-liked member. Paul Baümer, half of  the Dutch duo Bingo Players, passed away after his five-month battle with cancer.

This morning, his bandmate Maarten Hoogstraten posted the tragic news to the artists’ Facebook page saying:

 

Although the news came as a shock to many in the community, Paul posted about his diagnosis on July 19 after missing a series of summer performances. He was a character with many fans that looked up to him, especially after the Bingo Players’ hit track “Rattle” that debuted in 2012. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his friends and family. Look out for more updates from the FNT team.

 

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House, Pop | Bruno Mars – The Lazy Song (Krono Remix)

Posted by on September 22, 2013

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Lazy Sunday calls for Bruno Mars’ “The Lazy Song” remixed by French duo Krono. Brothers Mickael et David Couderc bring the bass, and twist the Bruno Mars pop record into a French house dance floor banger. Can’t say this record is my favorite from Bruno, but this remix I’ll listen to any day! Krono managed to make Mr. Mars sound like the 6th member of the Jackson Five, and it’s all soul! Enjoy the free download, and look forward to hearing more from these 2!

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Free Download: Bruno Mars – The Lazy Song (Krono Remix)

Drum & Bass | A Tribe Called Quest Ft. Faith Evans – Stressed Out (Lewd Behavior Remix)

Posted by on July 11, 2013

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As a member of the music blogging world I have seen my fair share of awful A Tribe Called Quest remixes, no one has seemed to understand the importance of verses in Hip-Hop in EDM. You see it everyday in Trap right now. Lewd Behavior didn’t make one of those remixes, in fact the Canadian producer is now responsible for one of the best remixes I have heard of the legendary Hip-Hop group. Life have you stressed out? Me too, but this remix will put your head in a good place.

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Free Download: A Tribe Called Quest – Stressed out (Lewd Behavior Remix)