Dubstep, Trap | Astronomar Creates One Hell Of A Banger With “Run It”

Posted by on September 23, 2016

astronomar is a widely supported artist. Skrillex, Diplo, and so many more have been all over his music for years. Back in the day, his remix Wax Motif & Neoteric’s “We Go Deep” was just everywhere. More recently, Marlon Lumba aka astronomar has released on OWSLA, Ministry of Sound, and BNR Trax, as well as started his own label Main Course, which features it’s own bunch of unique songs, mostly hard stuff.

Today, astronomar has released an original entitled “Run It.” The tune has more of a mysterious side, but there’s no beating around the push when it comes to the power of this tune, this one is a banger. “Run It” features a classic 2016 dubstep/trap hybrid drop but pushed to the limit, plus so much more.

astronomar talent has longevity, he’s has carved out a chunk of the scene all for himself and his keeping it.

House | Simon Hardy Likes It “On Top”

Posted by on May 25, 2016

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Ministry Of Sound resident DJ Simon Hardy comes through with the house vibes, on his debut release “On Top” and it’s fresh as hell. Sampling a Janet Jackson sounding record, if I were a DJ, I’d open all my sets with this ditty, cause if you can’t go to Ibiza, bring Ibiza to them. There’s a French expression that goes “l’été sera chaud” aka “it’s going to be a hot a Summer,” well yes indeed, happy hump day everyone, grab your free copy, and press play, this one’s a must download, and a must listen!

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Exclusive, House | Marcus Jakes – Up To Me [FNT Premiere]

Posted by on November 27, 2013

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Cardiff native, Marcus Jakes is new to the house scene, but he has already made an impression on big names in the UK with releases on Ministry of Sound and Black Butter Recordings. Markus Jakes brings the track together with funky rhythms, poignant synth stabs and an infectious vocal that gives the track a throwback feel to the formative days of house music. “Up To Me” will be out on December 16th with “Stop The Talking” via Jalapeño Records, so stream the track as often as you want here until December 16th. With 2013 almost in the rierview mirror, he looks to use this two track selection to help catapult him to greater heights in the new year.

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House | Porter Robinson & Mat Zo – Easy (Remixes)

Posted by on May 7, 2013

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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.

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Videos | Armin van Buuren Joined on Stage by Dutch King and Queen; Everything Makes Sense Again

Posted by on May 1, 2013

Here is a video of Armin van Buuren being joined on stage by the King and Queen of the Netherlands, who made an impromptu pit stop at this apparent rave while probably en route to a ball and/or palace.

This video is perfect. Several things:

1) There are currently multiple comments on YouTube alleging that Armin is, in fact, the real King in the North King of the Netherlands and the other guy’s an impostor. Interesting theory.

2) I’m assuming that this is the Dutch equivalent of the Obamas getting on stage with Skrillex at Ultra. Awesome; also excellent visual.

3) In that vein, I’d really like to live in a country where Armin van Buuren is backed by a symphony orchestra and kings and queens come out to wave to the adoring populace as the dulcet sounds of trance and violins fill the air. Armin van Buuren: Dutch National Treasure.

4) The Queen is kind of a babe, no?

5) Coolest royal family ever. Sorry England — until Prince Charles and Camilla Parker-Bowles are photographed waving glow sticks at Ministry of Sound, I don’t want to hear about it.

BREAKING: I’ve just been informed that this is a video of King Willem-Alexander’s inauguration, where Armin was specifically asked to perform. However, what King Willem-Alexander isn’t telling you is that the whole inauguration thing was actually a ploy; he really just wanted to see Armin drop his Dead London edit of “Stresstest.”

Progressive House | Arty – Together We Are (Remixes)

Posted by on March 18, 2013

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With the original mix finally getting its release last month, Arty tabs some some hot in demand up and comers to remix his colossal single. Audien switches up the reverbed piano for a more synth laden approach, not straying too much from the melodic structure of the original and adding his own spin on the track. Norwegians, Carl Louis & Martin Danielle continue to display their strong progressive talents with this remix, adding their own synth line to the track, making it their own. Coming off of their epic 6 track “Metropolis Pt. II” EP, The M Machine provide a very different style of remix that you can only expect from them with a jarring low end, while still remaining true to the melody of the original.

For you purists out there, the instrumental mix is also included in this batch of remixes. Coming up next for Arty is the release of “Grand Final” on Ministry of Sound this April or May and also hopefully sometime soon the original mix of “When I See You” because Alesso butchered that track.

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Preview, Progressive House | Mat Zo & Porter Robinson – Easy (Preview)

Posted by on November 24, 2012

First premiered by Mat Zo at Trance Around the World 450 / Group Therapy Radio 001 in Bangalore India, “Easy” has all the makings of being the follow up to “Language” and “The Sky” from Porter Robinson and Mat Zo respectively. A collab born from their time touring together (you can catch both of them in Chicago on New Years) and a blossoming friendship, this track combines the best of both worlds from these two, bringing out the melodic side of Porter’s sound with subtle gruffness, while adding the eclectic nature of Mat Zo and adding addicting vocals to make it a totally unique track. No info on release date, but it should be out soon on Anjunabeats / Ministry of Sound.