Mix, Progressive House | FNT presents #SomethingBIG #033 – Stafford Brothers & NERVO

Posted by on September 16, 2013

Stafford Brothers Something Big 33
The Stafford Brothers are currently on their Aussie Invasion tour across the US, accompanied on various stops by fellow Aussies, Hook N Sling and Feenixpawl. They have been invading America for a couple years now, as their now former-neighbors in LA would tell you, but this is more official. We had the chance to catch them Saturday at Finale and it is wild time. We brought you the 23rd episode of #SomethingBIG and now we followup 10 episodes later with the 33rd episode. This time around, they catch up with fellow Aussies and top birds Nervo, who go behind the scenes on a few of their productions. Tracklist after the jump.


Contests | Party With The Stafford Brothers @ Finale NYC 9/13/11

Posted by on September 11, 2013

Stafford Brothers FinaleWith our Bloody Beetroots Giveaway still going strong, we decided with the Stafford Brothers, hey why not do another one. For everyone in NYC, we are giving away the chance for you and a friend to be VIP at Finale with the Stafford Brothers. The added bonus is that you get hang out and party with them as well. If there is one thing these two know how to do (besides the whole music, club owning and TV thing), it is partying. So you will want to enter this contest to see if you can hang with these two. Also Kirill Was Here is going to be there camera, champagne and all, so be prepared to show your tits (female preferred, but not exclusively). I would say grab tickets here, but Finale doesn’t sell tickets, so just enter the contest as your best chance at getting in. That or paying out the ass for a table or betting on getting past the doormen. Just enter this contest. 21+ only.

Hip-Hop, Videos | Mike Stud: Touring’s Boring Finale

Posted by on December 4, 2012

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Apparently the previous Touring’s Boring episode wasn’t the last one for awhile and I spoke too soon. Mike Stud is back with the finale episode, but it’s much different than the rest. It takes a closer look into Mike’s journey so far and includes interviews with Fader, Blue and Kilmer on their past and present experiences with Mike. Definitely something you’re going to want to take a look at if you’re any kind of fan of his. Watch the previous episodes here if you’ve missed them and follow Mike and his team below.

Mike | Fader | Kilmer | Blue | Merch Guy


Drum & Bass, Electro-House, House | Madeon – The City EP

Posted by on October 9, 2012


Madeon’s The City EP dropped yesterday, bringing us original and extended mixes of the titular track, a live version of “Icarus,” and some very fresh DnB remixes to boot. If you never once thought that Madeon’s distinctive brand of nu-disco would lend itself well to drum n’ bass — well, you’re not alone. I approached these remixes (specifically, Netsky’s remix of “Finale” and Fred V & Grafix’s remix of “Icarus”) with a fair degree of skepticism and found myself utterly blown away. Netsky achieves the impossible (in my humble opinion) and actually improves upon “Finale,” finding a way to milk even more drama out a track that’s already chock full of adrenaline. I always found the original unsatisfyingly brief, so I really appreciate the way Netsky draws out each build and adds new color by way of some wonderfully different chord progressions. Exeter duo Fred V & Grafix likewise breathe new life into an old favorite; they dexterously manipulate the tempo of the now-familiar “Icarus” and layer in fast, choppy breakbeats, which (perhaps surprisingly) have the effect of magnifying the punchy, bright synths we all know and love. In all, this is a tight and very savvy release from our favorite little Frenchman who continues to prove that he’s got this game on lock.

Beatport: Madeon – The City EP

House | Madeon – The City

Posted by on August 27, 2012

To add even more to this loaded music monday, Madeon decides to drop his new single “The City” that he has been teasing with a release in the US for that past few days. It was premiered this past weekend by Annie Mac on BBC Radio One after an official preview a few days before. He is fresh on the heels of his 18th birthday and his massively successful single “Finale” that may be his best effort to date. “The City” brings us back to his french disco roots, where “Finale” had a bit of an edgeier sound with some elements of DNB. Zak Waters provides vocals on the song that Madeon has said is the favorite track he has done, which says something considering the quality in his discography with “Icarus” “Finale” and the plethora of quality remixes. While I do not think this is as good as “Icarus” or “Finale”, “The City” is still a very good track and we can only expect more great things from this young prodigy. News on worldwide release tomorrow and on Beatport shortly.

Moombahton | Madeon – Finale (Dillon Francis Remix)

Posted by on August 20, 2012

I’ll get the bad out of the way first: this remix is pretty underwhelming, as I think it was basically fated to be from the outset. While I do kind of wish that the original was twice as long, it is such an exhilarating force of a song with such a complex and distinctive chord progression that I never really thought it could be improved upon. Bottom line? Dillon Francis may have just been faced with an impossible task here. To his credit, he brings his trademark sound to Madeon’s handiwork with verve, dropping the tempo down to 112 bpm and brightening the drops with those recognizable high synths. It’s not better, but it’s different in an interesting way, and if the original weren’t so amazing it would be an objectively excellent remix. But sadly it’s the original that I’ll be blasting in the car on my way to work tomorrow. I’ll reserve final judgment until I hear it live — I think that the “unpredictable” factor has the potential to surprise and ultimately wind up a crowd in a a big way.

Drum & Bass, House | Madeon – Finale

Posted by on July 22, 2012

The 18 year old French phenom, Madeon has finally released his much anticipated single “Finale”. As we saw with the full length preview, this song has the potential to be a summer anthem. The song wholeheartedly embodies the spirit and sound of summer with its live for the moment vocal message, sophisticated melodies and attacking bass lines. Madeon keeps on getting better with each track and though it does not seem possible, one can only expect that his succeeding efforts will be even better.