Events | Check Out the Stunning Line Up for III Points Festival in MIA

Posted by on June 2, 2016

III Points

III Points Music, Art, & Technology Festival is a newer festival to the market but that doesn’t mean the line up is any less impressive then the other bigger festivals that are coming up! In it’s 4th year running the festival will return to Miami, more specifically the Wynwood area where it started. The versatility in the headliners is what was so appealing to me, with highlights such as Thievery Corporation, M83, Dixon, Flying Lotus, Method Man & Redman, Maya Jane Coles DJ Koze, LCD Soundsystem along with Miami’s best local music acts. III Points stays true to its roots and authenticity as a hyper-local festival, with every stage featuring a local act performing. Check out a quote from the co-founder of the festival below along with the full line up under that! Pick up your tickets here.

“Its beautiful to watch this project come full circle with LCD Soundsystem headlining III Points this year,” says David Sinopoli, co-founder of III Points. “James Murphy was one of the first people to believe in our festival when it was just an idea in 2013. Now in our fourth year, we’re ready to take that next step with some headlining talent, and it just so happened to be the year he was putting the band back together. 2016 is starting to feel cosmically aligned.”

Abstract Hip-Hop, Electronic | Flying Lotus – Ideas, Drafts, & Loops

Posted by on December 10, 2013

Flying LotusFlying Lotus is a must know artist in my book. He takes part in so much underground and mainstream music that if you don’t know who he is you are seriously missing out. I am a huge fan of his and it’s not just because of the work he does, but he is one of the most for real producers out there. Flying Lotus is loving life and having a great time doing what he does. This isn’t an album, it’s not an EP, or even a mixtape. Flying Lotus just assembled a folder of what he has been working on lately, what a guy. The folder contains tracks he has done for Adventure Time, Aqua Teen Hunger Force, and Grand Theft Auto V, including collaborations with Earl Sweatshirt, MF DOOM, The Underachievers and many more. Of the 24 tracks within the folder there are also many originals of his own. This one of the coolest things an artist could do, Merry Christmahanakwanzika.

Flying Lotus

Free Download: Flying Lotus – Ideas, Drafts, & Loops


Videos | H?SHTAG$ – Don’t Call It #Beats – Episode 4

Posted by on February 27, 2013

Let’s have a moment of clarity. We entertain more music in a day than our parents heard in a lifetime. Yesterday’s favorites are now 35 pages back and to be forever enveloped in what’s newer. Regardless of quality there’s no question that internet-based music is in excess quantity. It’s safe to say we are some ADHD music lovers, and so yea… it’s about time for H?SHTAG$. Red Bull Music Academy’s web series that chronicles many names in the game who mysteriously appear to have found more room outside the box. This fourth installment features Flying Lotus, Shlohmo, XXYYXX, and more. Check all the earlier genre-splicing episodes after the jump.



Abstract Hip-Hop, Videos | Flying Lotus – Until The Quiet Comes (Short Film)

Posted by on September 9, 2012

Flying Lotus, like MF Doom, is one the worlds top Abstract Hip-Hop artists. On October 1st Flying Lotus’ next album, “Until The Quiet Comes” is releasing. Being familiar with his entire discovery, Flying Lotus is undoubtedly going to blow our minds. The short film above is NSFW, but not because of nudity but the violence depicted within. Filmed at Nickerson Gardens in Los Angeles, CA, director Kahil Joseph does not hold back in showing the life of those who live there. I understand what Kahil did with this video, death represents the quiet, and Flying Lotus’ music revitalizes the spirit within the man who was killed.


See Thru To U (feat. Erykah Badu)
Hunger (feat. Niki Randa)
Getting There (feat. Niki Randa)


Abstract Hip-Hop, Featured | Featured Artist: Prof.Logik

Posted by on August 23, 2012

Abstract Hip-Hop isn’t anything new to FNT, but is still an underrated and misunderstood sub-genre of Hip-Hop. The chatbox legend and close friend, W8, actually introduced me to Prof.Logik about a year ago. Since then, I have experienced  amazing instrumentals from his productions. Prof.Logik is 27 years old and was born and raised in Jamaica Queens, New York. He currently lives in Spartanburg, South Carolina, where he feels his music has absorbed southern influences. Those familiar with Abstract Hip-Hop know producers such as MF Doom or Flying Lotus, and would agree that each artist has a very distinct style they run with. Prof.Logik has a very euphoric/indie sound to his works, music that you can just relax and float to. The three tracks below have all released within this past month, “12-Bit Crush On you” having been released today. His Soundcloud is jam packed with free downloads, so if you are digging his vibes, don’t be shy and show Prof.Logik some love.


Hip-Hop | Hodgy Beats – Untitled EP

Posted by on March 1, 2012

Arguably the Wolf Gang’s best rapper, Hodgy Beats releases an Untitled EP that for all you hip hop lovers is a must download. Hodgy’s smooth flow over these beats are just pure enjoyment to the ears. Getting production from notables such as Juicy J, Thelonius Martin, The Alchemist, and even Flying Lotus, Hodgy takes these beats and straight kills them but in a way more laid back version. My favorites are Cookie Coma, Higashi Loves You, and Samurai. Chill to this, smoke to this, do whatever you want to this, but just make sure you listen to it.