Featured, Interviews | FNT Catches up With Ferry Corsten at Electric Zoo 2013

Posted by on September 10, 2013

Ferry Corsten @ Electric Zoo 2013

The FNT squad caught up with perennial trance king Ferry Corsten on Friday before his Electric Zoo set — and as always, Ferry had lots of excellent insights into the state of trance, what’s in store for the the scene, and (of course) his buddy Markus Schulz. Before doing anything else, including reading this interview, check out his set below if you missed the vibes. While he played a solid mix of new stuff (including his forthcoming track), he also dipped into the archives and brought out a few vaunted members of the old guard — like 2009’s “Beautiful,” an insane bootleg of the ever-funky “Praise You” by Fatboy Slim, and of course recent Beatport-topper “Gouryella.” And let’s not forget his recent collaboration with Giuseppe Ottavani, “Magenta,” which is certainly old at heart.


Trance | Omnia – Immersion

Posted by on August 26, 2013


The more I hear from Omnia, the more I’m convinced that the young producer can do no wrong. “The Light” is arguably one of the biggest trance anthems of 2013, and while “Immersion” tends in a more melodic/less punchy direction, it’s just as evocative and infectiously catchy. It’s already achieved Tune of the Week status on A State of Trance, several weeks in advance of its official release, so you know it’s good. 60 percent of the time, it works every time, indeed.

Beatport: Omnia – Immersion

Dubstep, Electro, Trance | Seven Lions with Myon & Shane 54 Ft. Tove Lo – Strangers

Posted by on August 25, 2013

Seven Lions fans, rejoice! My eyes light up whenever I see Seven Lions’ name, and if you’re like me, you’ll be itching to dig into this tune if you haven’t already. He tackles this project with vocalist Tove Lo and house/trance production duo Myon and Shane 54. The song is part of the original motion picture soundtrack for Mortal Instruments: City of Bones. It is an immensely ambitious track, even for a revolutionary artist like Seven Lions. Not only does it combine his signature cocktail of trance and dubstep, but we can hear a lot of house elements in the mix and, more interestingly, a heavy reliance on a gnarly minimal electro drop.



Events | Five Things We Can’t Wait For At Electric Zoo 2013

Posted by on August 8, 2013

Summer is flying by, which is bittersweet on one hand but totally amazing on the other. Why? Because it means that we’re getting closer and closer to Electric Zoo’s blowout fifth year. If you’re not up on your EZoo life, check out our official recap video from last year and see what you missed. Yeah — it was pretty killer. Fortunately, this year is already shaping up to be bigger and better than ever for many reasons, not least of which are:

1) Two mainstages (count ’em, TWO) and an expanded festival site on Randall’s Island. More on that later.

2) A new 18 and up policy. Sorry, youths (#YOUTHS) of the world — I’m too old for your shenanigans and look forward to mingling with an older and wiser crowd. *Wheezes; testily gestures for you to GET OFF MY LAWN.*

3) A totally killer lineup — which is par for the course by EZoo’s standards. There’s lots to be excited about here, but we’ve come up with five things that we’re especially stoked for. Check ’em out after the jump.


Electro | DSK CHK – Electro House Megamix 2013 | FREE DOWNLOAD

Posted by on June 2, 2013

DCSOUNDCLOUDMEGAMIXDSK CHK’s at it again with a 9 minute Electro House Megamix featuring some of the hottest drops wrecking dance floors at the moment.  The Free download is DJ friendly with intro and outro.  So hit the link below for your free copy.

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House, Review | Stars Above – Higher Than The Sky EP

Posted by on May 21, 2013

Stars Above - Higher Than the Sky EPStars Above is always serenading me with his touch of Trance on his House tracks. it has been well over 18 months since Stars Above was able to release an original production, but he is now here with two epic tracks. Every time I hear a new tune from Stars Above I imagine myself under a massive tent, then I turn up my volume and get lost in the music. His title track, “Higher Than The Sky” makes me want to throw my arms in the air that high. The second drop breaks into an awesome dance vibe, something to make any big room just lose it. “Daybreak” wakes me up, seriously, it has been my alarm for a few days now and I love it. It is the perfect progression for lightening my mood from “I can’t believe I actually have to get out of bed this morning”. Out of the two, “Daybreak” is definitely my favorite, I am just a sucker for piano and Stars Above delivered.

Stars Above

Trance | Max Graham feat. Tania Zygar – Diamonds (Max Graham Club Mix)

Posted by on May 1, 2013

max graham diamonds

A beautiful song for a beautiful day. Don’t be fooled by the mellow vibe — “Diamonds” boasts big, orchestral pads, an airy hook, and sublime vocals courtesy of Tania Zygar. This track is pure feel good music that’s pretty much made for warm spring weather.

Sidenote: in its Beatport description, this track is described as a “trancer.” I’ve seen this expression used before and I just want you to know that I don’t support it. Just because you’re planning to finish your ten-pager before going to pick up a sixer of Bud Light doesn’t mean you now have license to heedlessly use the letters E and R to nominalize things all over the damn place. Just yesterday my friend described an upcoming job interview as a “phoner.” This reign of terror must end.

Beatport: Max Graham feat. Tania Zygar – Diamonds (Max Graham Club Mix)