Events | WMC 2014: Above and Beyond at Mansion 3.25

Posted by on March 24, 2014

Above & Beyond Mansion

Folks, FNT is getting ready to invade WMC ’14 in Miami with an early morning flight out of New York, and I will be documenting my trip with updates of shows that I will be attending. My first show will be at Mansion on Tuesday night seeing Above & Beyond, along with their Anjunabeats label mates Norin & Rad, and Beckwith, which will make for a an unforgettable night of deep house and trance. Having caught A&B at EZoo last year, this time in Miami, I already know I’m in for an experience. If you’re just putting together your list of shows make sure you definitely include this one in your agenda, and you can purchase your tickets here, vibes guaranteed!

Progressive House, Trance | Artificial – Prototype

Posted by on December 9, 2013

artificialAndrew Bayer, the maker of my favorite album of the year, “If It Were You, We’d Never Leave” has teamed up with fellow Anjunabeats members, Norin & Rad to form the duo Artificial. The US branch of the Anjunabeats family, the three of these producers have always looked to push the traditional boundaries of genre, and they continue that trend here. The track combines the upbeat complexity we see in Andrew Bayer’s clubbier selections, with the melodic abilities seen in Norin & Rad’s tunes. It is the perfect storm of their talents.

Beatport: Artificial – Prototype

House, Mix | Pierce Fulton – Get Weird Episode 12

Posted by on July 11, 2013

Pierce Fulton - Get Weird Ep 12FNT favorite and Brooklynite, Pierce Fulton has neglected his duties to get weird lately, though I did run into him in the crowd at that free Zedd show in June. Open bar = getting weird, so you get a pass Pierce. This episode contains some the latest from his buddies like Charlie Darker, Norin & Rad and Botnek, with some exclusive new bootlegs from Pierce and the Flume remix of Disclosure’s “You & Me”. Tracklist after the jump.



Progressive House, Trance | Norin & Rad – Bird Is The Word

Posted by on June 18, 2013

norin & rad roseland ballroom

While the track may not have the emphatic ring of the 1968 original from the Trashmen, or the Peter Griffin cover, the Norin & Rad release certainly does have its catchy qualities. Anjunabeats has spent much of the past several months basking in the glow of Anjunabeats Volume 10, releasing singles and remixes from the compilation. They now turn to new originals from their stable of producers, this time tabbing American duo, Bruce Karlsson and Nick Sember, aka Norin & Rad for their follow-up to the euphoric “Aldo” on the label. “Bird Is The Word” brings together a chunky bass line, big room synths and a catchy, chirping top line that brings home the theme of the track.

Beatport: Norin & Rad – Bird Is The Word

DJ-Set, House | Weekend Mixes 3/15/13

Posted by on March 15, 2013


It is St. Patty’s Day weekend, so go out, wear green and wake up someplace you regret. We start off with the much talked about triple J mix from Madeon that features 39 songs in 30 minutes including the live mix of “The City” this week’s episode of the drop that features a guest mix from Felguk. Next up is this week’s episode of The Drop that features a guest mix from Felguk. Norin & Rad get you ready for Miami with their hour long mix with a mix of tracks from Anjunabeats Volume 10 and other favorites of theirs. Adrien Mezsi provides us with his Mezsed Up podcast that starts out with the brand new DubVision remix of “I Could Be The One” from Nicky Romero & Avicii and has a guest mix from Digital Lab, who is hot on the heals of the release of “Hit It“. After the jump we have mixes from N3AKO, Michael Woods, The Disco Fries, Arty and Gabriel & Dresden.


Trance | Norin & Rad – Aldo

Posted by on March 14, 2013


With the release of Anjunabeats Volume 10 in our rearview mirror, we now will see the single releases of the tracks on that oustanding compilation. First up comes from North Californian duo Norin & Rad, who have had a somewhat quiet start to the year supporting Above & Beyond on tour in Australia and in the US, while working on finishing up material for their upcoming album. With its genre defying sound “Aldo”, combines a progressive bass line with strong synth chords and atmospheric pads for this euphoric track that is sure to remain strong in the Anjunabeats and Norin & Rad catalogue for months to come. Next up on the docket is my favorite from the entire compilation, Kyau & Albert’s “Glühwürmchen”. If you have not read our recent chat with Norin & Rad, do so here.

Beatport | iTunes

Events | Full Lineup Announced for Above & Beyond’s Anjunabeats Vol 10 Launch Party

Posted by on January 15, 2013

Selling out in only 30 minutes (we hope you got tickets), Above & Beyond’s Anjunabeats Vol 10 Launch party at the Roseland Ballroom in New York City on February 16th now has the supporting cast to go along with headliner and label head Above & Beyond. A mixture of both Anjunadeep and Anjunabeats will be represented with a cast of American producers, Andrew Bayer, Norin & Rad & newcomer on Anjunadeep, Beckwith. Andrew Bayer is set to release his sophomore album this spring on Anjunadeep “If It Were You, We’d Never Leave”, so expect a new and fresh set from him. We saw both Andrew Bayer & Norin & Rad at Electric Zoo with Above & Beyond and they were outstanding and we are excited to see Beckwith for the first time. You can preorder Anjunabeats Vol 10 now here. Listen to selections from each of the supporting cast below.