Events, Home, Review, Videos | Aokify America: Steve Aoki x Borgore x Waka Flocka Flame (Recap)

Posted by on November 21, 2013

The title says it all – Dim Mak hooked FNT up with passes so that we could cover the show. Steve Aoki, Borgore, and Waka Flocka made a dream team on Saturday night at the Bill Graham Civic Center in San Francisco, and they put on one hell of a show. Check out the media gallery below (especially the POV recap video), and make sure to check out the rest of the tour’s stops before you miss it altogether here.

To give you a better picture of what the concert was like, keep in mind that the show was somehow sold out (it was at the Civic Center in San Francisco, imagine how many people it takes to sell out a concert there). Borgore had an incredible opening set, playing his classics as you’d expect (e.g. Nympho). But, he surprised everyone towards the end of his set when he started dropping some unheard trap and moombahton – some HEAVY trap and moombahton I might add. By this point, everyone was completely riled up – but it doesn’t stop there because just when it seemed like a peak, Borgore brought out Waka Flocka who yelled an entire verse to a wild audience.

But hold up – Steve Aoki starts his set at this point. Mind-blowing is an understatement. Between his stage dives, cake throws, bottle pops, and raft rides, Steve Aoki slapped his bangers so hard that his dad’s restaurants almost went out of business (his dad owns Benihana’s). He played every song that you would wish he would play live. And he killed all of them.

Moral of the story is, if you didn’t go, you missed out. Put Aoki on the bucket list.

Exclusive, Featured, Interviews | Stereoshock Helps Me Get A Date, Explains The Tissues On His Desk & More

Posted by on September 29, 2013


April 19th, 2012, the day started just like any other. I had woken up a few minutes later than usual and after doing the math, figured that I would miss about five minutes of my first class. I then decided to skip the whole day and stay home. As per usual when I don’t go to class, I bump it up to twice a day. Two girls were texting me at the time so I was just super busy, the time that had been allocated for me to study and do the work that I was missing was pushed aside in order to make room to mow the lawn, like my dad had asked me to days prior. I didn’t mow the lawn and instead went to Best Buy to get some Beats by Dre Studio’s. I got them, in black for some reason, came home and bumped it up once again to three times a day. After my third Klondike bar of the day, making my bi-hourly visit to Soundcloud seemed like the next obvious choice.

It was then that I became acquainted with 20 year old, New York based producer Stereoshock, or as his mother calls him Josh Cohen. I was eating some leftover chilli at the time and accidentally spilled some on my shirt but it didn’t matter, because the song I was listening to was just so good. It wasn’t an original, but it sure sounded like it. At that point forward I was aware that an edit or mashup could be more than vocals thrown over an instrumental or simply interchanging two songs drops. Stereoshock has a level of sophistication in both his edits and originals that is not seen very often. Over time we’ve become friends, and he expressed interest in an interview, so I obliged. Be warned that this interview is extremely serious. We talk about only the most important topics that other artists refuse to.


Hip-Hop, Rap | San Williams – #drugs

Posted by on September 14, 2013

A few days ago, I was perusing SoundCloud when I stumbled upon a rapper by the name of San Williams. Going in to the song with skepticism, (as I do with all random SoundCloud songs), I was instantly caught off-guard by San Williams distinct sound. A dark and raspy voice, the emcee has some bottled up emotion that spills on to each of his tracks. One in particular, “#drugs”, tells the tail of Williams quarrels with the drug game and his past experiences, speaking often times with a very pejorative tone towards the drug culture and those who use.

The song is powerful to say the least and the message behind really drives the whole project. Look below for what inspired San to write this song and also to stream/download the song itself.

San’s first encounter with drugs:
School had just ended. I was in third grade so instead of going to aftercare, I got to wait in the gym with the other big kids. On the average day, I’d sit in the gym for an hour or so till my mom picked me up, but this time my mom was already there. I knew something was wrong because as soon as I sat down I could see my mother’s eyes were red as if she had been crying.

“San, your dad was arrested today,” She whimpered as we pulled away from school. “ He was arrested for something that I just cant explain right now, but you will find out sooner or later, and when you do find out…” She then looked me straight in my eyes, the same way my father gave me that day on his bed “… When you find out just know that everything he did, he did for you.”

As we drove past our house my mother told me that we were going to visit him and the entire car ride there I felt numb, a feeling I still hold in my heart, a numbness that spreads from the edges of my toes to the crown of my head and throughout my soul. As we arrived at the station we began a process that to this day I still perform: starting with the waiting room then to the metal detectors and then to the holding area. My mother my sister and I walked towards the door with the guard in front and in we went.

Cracked glass smeared with a decades worth of filth and lies separated the two of us…


Dubstep | Neil Young – Old Man (Sound Remedy Remix)

Posted by on February 29, 2012

Old Man is a classic record that’s enshrined in the memory of us all, for me it was the only record in my dad’s collection that I could appreciate. Originally released in 1972, here we are 40 years later listening to Sound Remedy’s modern day refreshment, paying homage to a record that clearly stood the test of time.

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Electro, Girl Fire | The Glitch Mob’s “Seven Nation Army” Remix | ELECTRO

Posted by on February 8, 2011

My parents are super into the White Stripes (yea, they’re cool enough for me to reference). I’m sure my dad was upset when they broke up–no more sick guitar breakdowns for him to play hockey to. Although I haven’t felt the same sort of sentiment towards that type of music, The Glitch Mob’s remix of “Seven Nation Army” has made my preconceived notion seem invalid.

I mean…this remix is pretty filthy. I feel like this is the kind of song that can make a girl go crazy (for all you guys who can’t score–maybe this will help).

DOWNLOAD: White Stripes – Seven Nation Army (The Glitch Mob Remix)

And here is an additional remix of “Seven Nation Army:”

DOWNLOAD: White Stripes – Seven Nation Army (DiskoSlutz Remix)

Jewcebox Edit:
I’ve been waiting to post this track for a while now and I don’t think I could find a better time to save sweetE’s subpar post…this is a 5 star track.

DOWNLOAD: Swedish House Mafia – One Nation Army (Jerry Rekonius Bootleg) *MUST DL

Dubstep, Electro, House | La Roux – In For The Kill Remixes

Posted by on September 13, 2010

Still going strong with the random videos – lawn mowing dad is my favorite (39 second mark) “I roll hard in the yard… yo these greens got nothing on my manscape”

La Roux – In For The Kill (Skrillex Remix)
— (4.5 Stars) Personally this is my favorite of the bunch, but some of you may feel there’s too much going on with this joint.

La Roux – In For The Kill (Dean Coleman & Nima Nas Remix)
(4 Stars) House track – no dubstep whomps

La Roux – In For The Kill (Tristan Ingram & Black Russian Festival Edit)
(3.5 Stars) Progressive house vibe