Posted by on January 9, 2014


Photo c/o Rolling Stone 


All the music that I listened to throughout the last 12 months enough to make me sick but somehow didn’t. The fields of music brought a bountiful yield in 2013 which allowed listeners like me to tune into more genres and artists than I could ever imagine. In order to cover all my necessary bases, I’ve drafted quite a comprehensive list (or two) missing prety much only anything Jennifer Lawrence related although if all the things she said this year were songs then they would 100% have made it on my list as well.

So, let the countdown, BEGIN!


Mix, Mixtapes, Review | 10 Mixes From 2013 That Made My Jaw Drop

Posted by on December 23, 2013

One cool thing that happened to me this year was that I got hired on to write for FNT. I have followed this website for years and it has led me to mountains of great music. I’m glad that I now have the opportunity to share music with the website. This year I became a bigger fan of mixes; I love to see what artists can do when given an extended period of time within which they can be creative. Below is the list of 10 mixes that I liked the most from this past year, with some other mixes mentioned at the end that didn’t make this list based on who knows what. The list is more or less ranked in order, with mix #1 definitely being my favourite. If you don’t want to listen to all of the mixes, and don’t care what I have to say about them, then skip ahead and at least listen to the number 1 mix – Space Jams by The M Machine (hence the above, cool picture of those guys). Thanks for supporting the website by visiting it, thanks for supporting artists and their music, and thanks for reading our posts.


House, Review, Trance | Middy’s Top 10 Tracks Of 2013

Posted by on December 20, 2013

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It’s that time of the year, the deluge of top something lists are being forced down your throat, for better or for worse, and we are not going to miss out on the party. In addition, to more general top tracks, albums or the year type of things, some of us have chosen our favorites of the year. Start the countdown.



FYI, Review | Dillon Francis’ Merch Table is Possibly the Best Thing on the Internet

Posted by on December 17, 2013

Okay, so for those of you who don’t already know, aside from being one of the most talented, Dillon Francis (AKA DJ Hanzel) is hands down one of the funniest, most creative artists in the industry right now. Whether it’s reenacting scenes from Adam Sandler movies, casually handing out free tacos for DJ awareness, or just making jokes that nobody entirely understands, this guy really does come up with some of the most hilarious (and weirdest) things you’ll see on the internet.

Now, I’m sure many of you saw the (almost uncomfortable) video below of Dillon and 12th planet playing out the scene from “Ghost” where Patrick Swayze and Demi Moore sensually make pottery together:

This clip came up in a conversation I had with a friend the other day, which then prompted us to revisit what other crazy stuff Dillon will do for money. Of course, under the category “Awesome S**t” on his merch website, we found a spectacular collection of things he’ll do for dollars. Some of my favorites include DJing a Bar/Bat Mitzvah for 15k, becoming a vegan for a year for 40k, and joining the US Army for $1,000,000.

Here’s where you come in. I’m pretty sure a lot of us don’t have $40,000 just lying around (unless the Rich Kids of Instagram want to throw down); so if we want one of these things to happen, we’re going to need to work together. I’ve started an online fundraising campaign HERE so that we can do it. In two months we’ll count up how much we have, and buy the best one we can. At the very least, we’ll have him tweet a randomly selected FNT follower. The person who donates most will win a special FNT prize. Let’s go one deeper and get some DJ Awareness going!

Don’t forget to follow Dillon on his different social media outlets – you won’t be disappointed.

Dillon FrancisFacebook | Twitter | Soundcloud

Also – Vine and Instagram: @dillonfrancis

Albums, Review, Trap | Brillz – Retwonked

Posted by on December 17, 2013


Just a week ago, Brillz dropped a remix rendition of his Twonk LP. This release is suitably named Retwonked and is a song for song remix package (granted, there are two remixes of WTF on here), and it again takes trap style music and gives if a jet engine face wash.

Brillz is among the clan of artists that are responsible for keeping trap music – and other genres, in a less significant manner – interesting and moving forward. Mundane isn’t in this dude’s vocabulary. I love listening to Brillz mixes, and seeing him live because his music is a blast to party to. It’s trap music that’s hyped way up, and includes so many elements of different genres, that he can toss in just about anything that is high energy and it feels right at home. He brought on a bunch of remixes by his other fellow innovators for this package. The result that is unprecedented, and packed with upside-down A’s. I gave a few words about each track, as well as an EP teaser mix and a full length Brillz mix after the jump.


Review | Lotus Presents The Revolutionary VapeCase

Posted by on December 9, 2013

The Vapecase is an all in one protective phone case/E-Cig/Vaporizer that has taken the world by storm. Never before have two completely separate products joined together to create such an accessible and stylish accessory. The Vapecase is easy to use and hard lose. Keeping track of e-cig and portable vaporizers can be tricky, but when you attach them to your phone that becomes something of the past. The Vapecase’s durability and long lasting battery life make it the perfect option for that last minute gift for this holiday season.

Vapecase is teaming up with some of the largest names in the music world in order to launch this product into the eyes of the public. Some of the artists that will be repping Vapecase are Rif Raff, Big Gigantic, DVBSS, 12th Planet, Viceroy, Paper Diamond, Thomas Jack, BORGEOUS, Gladiator, Griz, Starkillers, Bixel Boys, and many more. What are you waiting for? Purchase your VapeCase in time for Christmas below.

Purchase: Lotus Presents The Revolutionary VapeCase


Exclusive, Interviews, Review | Wallpaper. Exclusive FNT Interview @ Fillmore SF 11/24

Posted by on December 2, 2013

FNT had the honor of going to see Wallpaper. live, alongside 3OH!3 in San Francisco last Sunday night. We caught up with Wallpaper. after his set, and you can check out the interview we had with him above. The loud audio and the dark/festive lighting and setting perfectly reflect the mood of the night, so our apologies if it’s more going on than your normal interview, but I think Ricky Reed would be happier with this “hesh” setting than if it were in a quiet room in the back away from the party.

Although, after hearing Wallpaper.’s hit song Hesher, you may assume that all their music is very electronic based and therefore their concert would be more like a rave where a DJ plays loud music and everyone crowds together. However, Wallpaper. blew us away when their entire set was performed by a team of 4 – two drummers, one dancer/secondary vocalist, and of course, Ricky Reed himself. Besides showing us their awesome musical capabilities, they engaged the entire crowd using more than just music — but more of entertainment as a whole. There was awesome music being played, even with electronic songs like Hesher being perfectly recreated on the drums. There was also a whole lot of awesome dancing going on, and just a whole lot of good and energetic vibes that captured the audience as a whole. Hard to say I’ve really experienced anything like it before — but it was awesome, and we definitely look forward to seeing them perform next time they’re in the bay again.

P.S. Check out the awesome pic we got during his performance, and check it out when he instagrams it in the screenshot below.


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