Progressive House | First State ft. Fenja – Battle Of Hearts

Posted by on July 8, 2013


Ever since I first heard a preview of this last month, I have been eagerly awaiting today’s date. First State makes some incredible progressive tracks and this is no different. I just love everything about this song. There is no further description needed. Take a listen, I’m sure you won’t be disappointed.

Beatport: First State feat. Fenja – Battle Of Hearts

Progressive House | First State feat. Sarah Howells – Seeing Stars

Posted by on February 18, 2013


Dutch producer Sander van Dien, also known as First State, is a new name to me, but did he ever make a good first impression. “Seeing Stars” is the debut single off his upcoming album and it’s a good one. Sarah Howells provides superb vocals that are accompanied by beautiful piano work and atmospheric strings, leading to a build up composed of outstanding arps and claps and then climaxing into an uplifting drop. You won’t see me posting many Beatport tracks, but this one is too good not to share.

Beatport: First State feat. Sarah Howells – Seeing Stars

DJ-Set, Progressive House | Weekend Mixes Year End Edition

Posted by on December 28, 2012

It is that time of the year, when the calendar fast approaches a new year and DJs give us reflective mixes on the music that they felt were the biggest tracks of the year. It is only December 28th, so the pickings are somewhat slim on these sets, but I couldn’t leave you guys hanging on this weekend, so here are the sets out now. We start things off with the 2012 retrospective episode of The Drop that mixes in 56 songs in 2 hours including their top 5 of the year (spoiler alert we agree with 2 of the songs). Next up are not one but TWO year end mixes from Laidback Luke, one being his own famous year end mix with its dizzying quick transitions averaging packing 70 songs into 70 minutes and then his mix for his imprint Mixmash records that only has a pedestrian 44 tracks in 70 minutes. Next up is Moiez and his year end mix that takes us through some of the biggest tracks of the year ranging from W&W’s “Lift Off” to DubVision’s remix of Committed to Sparkle Motion”. After the jump we have mixes from First State that mixes in 76 songs in 2 hours, the December mix from Dannic that includes a whole host of unreleased and exclusive tracks, a half hour mix from Jakob Liedholm that includes his now IDed track with Henrix “Close Your Eyes” that has been haunting me for the past several months and the 4th edition of Dzeko & Torres Rave’N podcast with some exclusive bootlegs and edits.

Laidback Luke 2012 Year End Mix



Uncategorized | TECHNO HEAT!

Posted by on June 22, 2010

Here at FNT we are always trying to keep you on the cutting edge and expand your musical horizons. With that goal in mind, I have focused this techno post on trance. This more melodic, and synth-heavy form of music lends itself great to chilling or studying ( or if your like me then it could be the soundtrack to your party). Most of these tracks are lyric-less but that doesn’t stop me and it shouldn’t stop you!

These two are all out trance, no messing around here:
First State featuring Elliot Johns – Surrounds Me
Blue Spectrum – Lightspeed (Original Mix)

Smooth beat coupled with gentle lyrics
Krist Van D feat. Trish – On Tonite (Marsi Remix)

HUGE RIO Track with a smooth piano-synth over his classic reggae lyrics
R.I.O. – Hot Girl (Olav Basoski Remix)

And if your too anxious to wait out the intro:
R.I.O. – Hot Girl (Olav Basoski Remix) [GMoney Edit]