Exclusive, Progressive House | Marcus Santoro – Emporium [FNT Premier]

Posted by on February 28, 2013

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The day I came across 17 year old Marcus Santoro was a special one. I remember it dearly. It was the last day of fall semester before finals. I was sitting at a table, waiting for my friends, when a girl from class came up to me with a twinkle in her eye, a smile on her face, and asked me something. “Do you wanna study together? I live on campus so we can go there if you want. It’ll be fun!” she said. “No, not really” I replied. She then scurried away, seemingly angry for some reason. It was at that moment I realized that I had made a huge mistake. I forgot to bring a lunch. After buying some food I went back to the table, popped open my laptop, and started browsing Soundcloud. That’s when I found his awesome bootlegs of Project 46’s “Feel The Fire” and Chris Reece’s “Life Is Amazing”. He didn’t completely change the songs, but the things he did change were quite good. His drops were some of the best I had heard in a while. I was also surprised at how clean his mixes were for such a young and seemingly inexperienced producer.

He’s had this track locked away for some time now and has allowed me to give its debut. “Emporium” is the quintessential big room track. Displaying mellow breaks, energetic builds, and powerful drops. Having recently been signed to the prestigous Neon Records, the future is looking bright for this young Australian.

Free Download: Marcus Santoro – Emporium

Hip-Hop, Review | Grubeats’ Top 12 of ’12

Posted by on January 14, 2013

Grubeats; fashionably tardy as always.  I can’t promise I’ve saved the best for last, but hopefully this eclectic mix of tracks tickle’s at least party of your fancy.  I’d enjoy hearing from you in the comments section if you have opinions on any of these songs!

12.) Skizzy Mars – Sirens

This young star didn’t sound my radar until late spring of ’12.  I had heard the name and few scattered verses, but overlooked the true talent Skizzy Mars was bringing to the table until I first heard “Sirens”.  With sounds similar to a young Cudi, Skizzy himself only recently graduated high school and has only begun to lie the brick and mortar for long, prosperous career.

11.) Skrillex & Damian Marley – Make It Bun Dem

As you probably know, I’m not a die heard EDM head like many writers and followers of this site.  No kandi for this kid.  I do however, enjoy just about anything Skrillex lays his hands on.  Couple the addictive production with Damian Marley’s rasta raps and you have pure gold.  If and when hip-hop and EDM cross paths, this is the type of execution I expect. [Watch video HERE]

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Hip-Hop | CJ Trillo – Why Worry (Prod. Jim I.E)

Posted by on January 9, 2013

No worries ya’ll Trill Tuesday, well Wednesday now, is here and CJ Trillo delivers yet another laid back jam produced by his right-hand man, Jim I.E. I really enjoy CJ’s music, to me it’s a fresh breath of air after listening to many of the artists I do because what he brings to the table is a different, unique style, which sets his music apart. Check out his latest project “Heavy” if you like what you hear and catch up with him via his social media outlets below.

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Hip-Hop, Videos | Hi Rez – Guilty Pleasure [Music Video]

Posted by on January 4, 2013

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Florida representative, Hi-Rez is gearing up to release an EP this February or March that will be sold on iTunes for the first time. In honor of that, he drops the first song/video from the EP to give the fans a taste of what’s to come. Rez has been putting in work heavy releasing numerous mixtapes such as his recent release “Lost Time“. If you like what he brings to the table support him on iTunes when it drops!

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Electro-House | Kaskade & Swanky Tunes ft. Lights – No One Knows Who We Are

Posted by on December 24, 2012

With Kaskade on the shelf from touring after his incredibly arduous and long Freaks of Nature tour this summer, we can expect more productions to be released from him soon, and this collab with Swanky Tunes and Lights is the first to see the light of day. This is one of those either you love it or you hate it songs because it is a strong change from what we have come to love with Kaskade. That does not mean change is a bad thing, but the grinding electro house that Swanky Tunes brings to the table in this track is a strong departure from what we are used to hearing from Ryan Raddon with his uplifting and emotional songs. Personally, I am not that big a fan of it and would love to see some remixes of it, especially with the vocals from Lights, but I can see how others would like this.

Beatport: Kaskade & Swanky Tunes ft. Lights – No One Knows Who We Are

Hip-Hop, Videos | RiFF RaFF – LiL MAMA i’M SORRY

Posted by on July 6, 2012

Now usually “A” is the first to post good ole RiFF RAFF, but luckily I was able to snag it from him this time. What RiFF RAFF brings to the table is pure entertainment. Sure his lines are outrageous and even have my own father laughing at them, but that’s part of the appeal. He is the ultimate break from the normal and that’s why he is so awesome in my eyes…and A’s. With material and a personality like RiFF’s, don’t be surprised if he’s hanging around the RAP GAME for awhile. RAP GAME JAROMIR JAGR’S MULLET Sound off your best “RAP GAMES” in the comment section.

Dubstep | Skrillex feat. Damian Marley Debut New Track

Posted by on January 24, 2012

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You either love him or you hate him, but you can’t deny that this track is a f***ing banger. Skrillex took this track to the next level when he had Damien Marley add vocals to what we use to know as the Rudeboy Bass track. I predict this track will infect mainstream through reggae. Think about it, who doesn’t like Damien Marley? Only those who say so because they think either Skrillex or Damien sold out, but what it comes down to is can you handle how awesome and influential this track is going to be???