Events | Electric Zoo Phase 3 Lineup Announcement

Posted by on June 4, 2013

Electric Zoo 2012

Made Event’s Electric Zoo has announced the third phase of its lineup, filling in the blanks on stages outside of the two mainstages. There have been a few additions to the mainstages, like Deniz Koyu, Henrix and Vicetone, two guys we are really proud to see make to the MainStage. This round fills in the rest of the label and style specific tents like the Sunday School Groove tent, where you will find your dance music snobs and underground aficionados posted up all three days, the Riverside Tent, hosting Dim Mak, Dog Blood vs OWLSA & Fools Gold with names like Olver, RL Grime, Jacques Lu Cont, Alvin Risk, Congorock, & Yolande be Cool all in support.

One stage that is very interesting is the Hilltop Stage because of the eclectic nature of the artists each day. At first it seems like there is no rhyme or reason for the choices there, but depending on set times, it could be one of the best stages because of the transitions from uplifting trance in John O’Callaghan to a guy like Torro Torro and then to Bauuer, all within three time slots. It is a little disappointing to not see a trance stage, but with guys like Orjan Nilsen, Armin van Buuren, Above & Beyond, Khoma and Aly & Fila on the MainStage, trance will be just fine. Also many trance stages at US festivals have devolved into electro / big room sets with a smattering of trance sprinkled in, so it is not surprising to see one not there. There are still tickets on sale, with single day passes now being made available, and there are still a few artists to come, so be on the lookout for that. Grab your tickets here. Check the full lineup after the jump.


Progressive House | Matthew Koma – One Night (Vicetone Remix)

Posted by on May 21, 2013

Vicetone & Nicky Romero

It has been a crazy year for Vicetone. Ever since exploding onto the scene last July, they have wowed fans, artists and industry insiders alike with their uncannily crisp productions, big time melodies and prolific remix rate that does not sacrifice for quality. One such customer is Nicky Romero who has signed them to his label, Protocol Recordings, and by the looks of it (rather blurry, what are you taking pictures with a flip phone?) may be working on a track with them.

Matthew Koma has become one of the hottest vocalists in dance music, and from that he has launched his own solo career with his “Parachute EP” successfully released last year and an album forthcoming later in the year. Vicetone have continued their dominance into the 2013, though their prolific release rate has slowed up as we have seen more official releases from the Dutch duo like “Heartbeat” with Collin Mcloughlin and “Stars” with Jonny Rose. Building around Matthew Koma’s seemingly perfectly built for edm vocals, Vicetone add their own big room touch with a crisp, rock influenced synth melody that pierces through your speakers and fills the space around you. Look for more remixes and originals from Vicetone coming up, including a remix of Nervo‘s “Hold On“.

iTunes: Matthew Koma – One Night (Vicetone Remix)

Progressive House | Vicetone vs Nico Vega – Beast

Posted by on April 29, 2013

Vicetone vs Nico Vega - Beast
I had no idea who Nico Vega was before this track, possibly my own ignorance, but after hearing the preview of this a few days ago, I sat there watching TV and the commercial for Bioshock 3 came on, and I was struck with the familiar raw female voice of Nico Vega bursting through the TV screen as the dude sweeps in to save the lady about to be hung. Vicetone took that track and made a monster of their own, with their notably crisp mix downs, powerful riffs and punchy bass, all while flawlessly incorporating the rock elements of the original. Coming up for Ruben & Victor, look for their second remix of the Nervo twins to be released pretty soon, this time for Nervo’s recent single “Hold On“, as well as the follow up to “Heartbeat” with Collin Mcloughlin and a worldwide tour schedule.

Free Download: Vicetone vs Nico Vega – Beast


Preview, Progressive House | Vicetone Ft. Collin McLoughlin – Heartbeat

Posted by on February 25, 2013

FNT’s favorite vocalist teams up with one of the top up and coming House producers to bring us one unbelievably beautiful Progressive House original. Monstercat has been on a roll with releases this year. Vicetone and Collin don’t wait long on this track to collide, sending emotion throughout your body and mind. You can tell that Collin has been tuning his voice into something well worth hearing daily on the radio. I don’t think the two could have asked for a better collaboration. “Heartbeat” releases in just a few days on March 1st.

Vicetone | Collin McLoughlin

Progressive House | Cazzette – Weapon (Vicetone Remix)

Posted by on February 13, 2013


Another remix and yet again Vicetone crush it with ease. Following up their “Clarity”, “Reason” and “Bulletproof” remixes that are still getting plays from various Djs and BBC Radio One, they waste no time resting on their laurels and provide us with yet another another outstanding remix. This one uses the same ideas as their “Clarity” remix with powerful guitar riffs and saws in the drop instead of their crisp big room synths. It is great to see some diversity in their sound and they weave the vocals superbly into the framework of the track. If you haven’t already, hit the download button, it should be automatic with a Vicetone track.

Free Download: Cazzette – Weapon (Vicetone Remix)

Progressive House | Fenech Soler – All I Know (Paris & Simo Remix)

Posted by on January 23, 2013

A band familiar to quality remixes, Fenech Soler tabs Canadian duo Paris & Simo to remix their latest single “All I Know”, keeping the that tradition alive. Paris & Simo take full advantage of the vocals from the electro pop group, while adding their own uplifting melody, quick alternating bass line and an oscliating low end to this sublime track. As they follow up their remix of Usher’s “Numb” and with collabs with Vicetone & 3lau on the way, Paris & Simo look to have an even bigger 2013.

iTunes: Fenech Soler – All I Know (Paris & Simo Remix)

Compilation | FreshNewTracks 13 EDM Artists to Watch in 2013

Posted by on January 18, 2013

The New Year has come and gone and we have recapped the madness of 2012, so now it is time to look ahead to 2013. Two music mondays have passed, so we have had a small taste of what to expect from this fresh year, but we are here to steer your wayward watches towards 13 bright stars who are going to be making some serious noise in 2013. These are in no particular order.