Progressive House | Kryder – Aphrodite

Posted by on September 2, 2013

Kryder AphroditeKryder has come quite a long way since his 2011 single on Musical Freedom “K2”. He has collabed with Tom Staar on remixes for SHM and Afrojack and broadened a sound to put out a diverse range of well-supported singles. This time he makes his eagerly anticipated debut on Axtone with “Aphrodite“, a track that has been a favorite of Sebastian Ingrosso‘s, Axwell and the gang for months now and especially during the summer months.

The funky, rolling bass lines that we saw in those past remixes are back in play, while horns round out the groove. Cleverly crafted piano melodies and synth leads bring a melodic component for a vintage Axtone feel. Upcoming on Axtone is Axwell’s “I Am” with Sick Individuals, which is just too good, and saw its radio premier over the weekend on NRJ Sweden.

Beatport: Kryder – Aphrodite

Events, Videos | Tomorrowland 2013 Live Stream

Posted by on July 26, 2013

Tomorrowland has unvieled its new theme with an exploding volcano as the MainStage. Each day is being livestreamed on Youtube from 3pm EST until the end of the festival, with rebroadcasts after. Markus Schulz is currently on hour 8 or 9 of his 12 hour set, nbd. No schedule has been announced, but names like Sebastian Ingrosso, Tiesto and Afrojack are all on tap for tonight. You can also listen to Tomorrowland radio if you don’t want to listen to the cut screens

Progressive House | Axwell – Center Of The Universe

Posted by on June 10, 2013

Axwell - Center Of The UniverseLord oh Lord, finally Axwell. First revealed to the public in 2009, we at last have the original mix of Axwell’s monster track “Center Of The Universe”. He has been a busy man post, SHM, releasing a downtempo remix for Discopolis’ “Falling (Committed To Sparkle Motion)”, the Beatport number one remode of “Center Of The Universe”, his collaboration with Sebastian Ingrosso for Monsters University “Roar” and now this. It is showing that the breakup of SHM might have been a good thing after all.

You probably know the song by now, so there is no need to give you a detailed description, however it is pure blissful Axwell music that is becoming rarer and rarer in house music today, which is why we should cherish producers like Axwell who can remain to successful and consistent over a long period of time. The full extended version is not out yet, but you can grab the radio edit on iTunes below.

ITunes: Axwell – Center Of The Universe


Events | Electric Zoo MainStage Lineup Announcement

Posted by on April 9, 2013


In its 5th Year, Made Event‘s Electric Zoo recently announced its plan to create two main stages to try and augment the festival-goers experience and cements its place among the premier festivals nationwide. We are in the midst of a production and creativity arms race by various promotion companies like Ultra and Insomniac that are pushing the boundaries of what is possible every year. This latest attempt to do so by Made Event as it tries to compete with Ultra and EDC and their festival experiences is a great step in the right direction. Logistically, it will be interesting to see how they pull it off with the limited space on Randall’s Island. Today they announced the acts gracing the “East” and “West” main stages and they are working to give you your 330 dollars worth with names like Armin van Buuren, Above & Beyond, Avicii, W&W, Tiesto, Madeon, Bassnectar, Hardwell, Diplo, Sebastian Ingrosso, and many more all heading to New York City for this Labor Day Weekend extravaganza. We are looking forward to seeing what comes from the rest of the stages. You have to give credit to E Zoo for announcing artist info so early, something very rare nowadays. Tickets are on sale now, so get them here.

Compilation, Electro-House, Featured, Progressive House | FNT’s Top 25 Big Room & Electro Tracks of 2012

Posted by on January 9, 2013

2012 was a year of explosive growth for dance music worldwide. We have seen increasing influence from the United States in dance culture, with the “bigger is better” ethos evident in everything from sound and visual production to the massive convergence of electronic music with pop music (a charge led by top-40 radio stars like Rihanna, Chris Brown, Usher, and even Taylor Swift, who made a brief but notable foray into dubstep this year). In other words, dance music has literally and figuratively blown up. Of course, with the “mainstream-ization” of dance music comes the inevitable backlash from traditionalists who’d prefer it to remain as it was in the 80s and 90s — confined to small clubs and warehouses with little attention from the general public. This rift is notably present in the trance community, where purists who prefer the higher BPMs of the 90s and early 2000s often look down upon newer listeners who have quickly latched on to what Above & Beyond famously described as “trance 2.0.”

While there are valid arguments to be made for both sides of this growing dance music debate, at the end of the day we think you should listen to what you like, and that producers should be free to evolve artistically without fear of being branded sellouts. Of course, it is important to acknowledge and respect the long (and occasionally troubled) road that electronic music has taken to get to where it is today, just as it is undeniable that 2013 has very exciting things in store for the genre — regardless of whether you’ve been a fan for twenty years or twenty minutes.

In keeping with this theme, we bring you this list in addition to our own personal lists — a list which we think sums up the year in dance music, from the clubs to the festivals to what you played on your car speakers. We all have our own tastes, but we still must pay our respects to the EDM anthems that dominated the year. So without further adieu, a few words on how this list was decided. First and foremost, this is our list, not the definitive list from the dance music gods, so no matter how hard we try to be objective we’re sure there will be some debate. Secondly, we are talking about the biggest and best tracks of the year — so tracks that were absolutely dynamite but which failed to garner support and playtime from other DJs will not make the cut. Third, remember the genres we’re covering. No hard feelings to Sasha’s remixes of “Flutes” and “Benediction” — both crushed 2012 — but this isn’t the time or the place. We also must note that we are American, so our list will mainly represent the tracks we heard at US festivals and clubs (even though some of us spent substantial time in Europe). Finally, we must give a quick nod to all of the amazing songs that were released just before 2012 but which still had an enormous impact on the year — like Nicky Romero’s “Toulouse“, Knife Party’s “Internet Friends”, Bingo Players’ “Rattle”, Swedish House Mafia & Knife Party’s “Antidote” and the ever-enduring “Epic”. At the end of 2013, we’ll give the same acknowledgment to tracks released in December 2012, like “Easy“, “I Could Be The One“, “Like Home“, “Clash” and possibly “Rift“.

Whew. Now that we’re done with that, let’s get on to The Top 25 Big Room & Electro Tracks of 2012.


House | Kaskade vs. Tommy Trash/Tommy Trash & Sebastian Ingrosso – Empty Streets Cascade & Eyes Reloaded (Kaskade Mashups)

Posted by on November 19, 2012

Pardon the intense looking title. Mondays always bring great new original mashups from Kaskade, and today we’ve got two that are total fire — one’s a freebie, one’s streaming only, but both are absolutely awesome (happily, however, my favorite of the two is the one that’s downloadable). Kaskade’s a master of his craft and Tommy Trash and Sebastian Ingrosso aren’t exactly slouches either, so consider these autodownloads (where applicable, anyway). Turn on and tune in on this mashup Monday.

Progressive House | Sebastian Ingrosso & Tommy Trash – Reload

Posted by on September 28, 2012

Despite Tommy Trash’s misleading Facebook post about the release date of “Reload”, we are finally able to get our hands on the finished product of this massive collaboration between Sebastian Ingrosso, who is probably popping bottles with the money he just made today and Tommy Trash. “Reload” combines the best of both worlds with these producers, giving us the grungy, playful, pitched synths that Tommy Trash has become known for, while Sebastian Ingrosso adds a euphoric topline over the growling swells that prevail during much of the track. This track was a big track at the end of the summer, despite not being released, so expect it to get much more airtime this fall with its official release.

Beatport: Sebastian Ingrosso & Tommy Trash – Reload