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Beat Lab Reviews – Fresh Tracks of the Week March 15, 2019

KNARS – She Twisted KNARS She Twisted is a tossup of explosive genres and a whole lot of energy. The initial feeling begins with a tripped drum N bass rhythm and is eerily reminiscent of the Prodigy (RIP Keith). Their release timing couldn’t have been more prescient, the song is a gift to everyone who is a fan of the style and even many who aren’t. The pumping synths and bass make it easy to get up and DANCE. Fiery energy is captured in this recording – the rapping lead vocals are intoxicating with the rhythm. Listen below. Otherwise Fine – IwantU Spring, summer, and winter – the seasons come to fruition in this song’s opening. Longing and loneliness, and an eventual feeling of completion. The music is in the vein of Zero7 or Massive Attack. Otherwise Fine has done a fine job putting their twist on trip-hop, and with …

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Beat Lab Reviews – Fres Tracks of the Week March 1st, 2019

More music, more love, more freshness. Enjoy the collection below! Try to stay warm in the cold. Listen Below. The Same Persons – Give Me Give Me is a beautiful house track featuring a guitar and vocal opening. The drop is incredibly catchy thanks to the blippy bass and kick drum. The second build/verse evens out the energy with some more singing and instruments, it’s all lovely. Give Me takes house production back to its roots and remains original at the same time. The production is clean as hell and this one is now on our club bangers playlist. Listen below. DUETS AND STUFF – Serve Somebody Is Winter over yet? It’s especially hard to tell while listening to this delicious indie song by Duets and Stuff. Halfway between moody winter and shiny summer, the vibes on this song remain blissful. The marimba player deserves a shoutout for humbly chirping …

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Beat Lab Reviews – Fresh Tracks of the Week February 15th, 2019

This week we have all sorts of hip-hop tracks for you. Dope, fresh, laid-back, and hype. Listen below. ARIA – On Me Though On Me Though is a soulful hip-hop track with a dope rhythm and rocking beat. It’s old school in vibes but new school in attitude. The beat brings the heat with low 808’s. It brings the soul with the lyrical madness. It’s a banger, and we encourage you to get with it. Listen below. Thom Six – Phat Thom Six shows some spirit in this single called Phat. It’s a low-tempo future bass track that takes its time to lure you in. The leads make you think you’re playing NBA 2k16 and we don’t mind that. It could almost be an old Kanye instrumental with the sonic palette. It’s dope, simple as that. Listen below. IACONIC – Changes We got some more hip-hop this week, and it …

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Beat Lab Reviews – Fresh Tracks of the Week February 1, 2019

Hello again! Welcome back to Fresh Tracks of the Week where we share the hottest music of the week. This will be our second installment of the new format (twice monthly posts). We hope you enjoy the bonanza, listen below! Shakti – Crescendo Ethereal vocals , synthesizers and booming sub-bass open this track with great appeal. Halfway through we’re greeted with a fantastic horn melody which eventually fades into a build plus drop. The production on this song is as crystal clear as the waters of the Big Island from which the producer calls home. We’re as happpy to drop this on the dance floor as we are to bump it in the car. Listen below. Post Traumatic – Do You Like It Do You Like It is an electro-bass beat with a glitch-tastic twist. The beat features a horn lead along with crunchy synths which drop you into a …

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Beat Lab Reviews – Fresh Tracks of the Week January 18th, 2018

Hey hey everybody, we’re back! This week we have an announcement to make, we’ll be adjusting our format to bi-weekly posts. This means that every other week we will publish a list of our favorite Fresh Tracks of the Week. Until then, enjoy this week’s Fresh Tracks! Listen below. Mathes – Backbone (feat. Caroline Kole) Backbone is a future house anthem with attitude. Caroline Kole’s vocals perfectly compliment the production by Mathes. The song arrangement flows seamlessly from section to section, and the production enhances it. This is a great blending of current underground and mainstream electronic production techniques. It’s catchy and made it into our next DJ gig. Listen below. Bruce Chillest – Jigglypuff Los Angeles native hit us with this funky song – Jigglypuff. The production is crunchy and clean and perfectly blissful. It invokes a lo-fi hip-hop vibe but is more upbeat and lacks the melancholy found …

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Beat Lab Reviews – Fresh Tracks of the Week January 11th, 2018

Happy new Year and welcome back to Beat Lab Reviews Fresh Tracks of the Week! We’ve got fantastic tunes for you to sooth your fresh 2019 ears with. French Horn Rebellion & Glassio – Love Me Back We’ll start off with a dope collaboration that brings us Love Me Back. It’s a bit like Passion Pit and Mura & Masa had a child. Falsetto singing dances around the melodies with poptastic instrumentation. It’s lovely. We really dig this balance, the sound-field gets wild. Enjoy it. Listen below. Bay Ledges – I Wonder This song may have the coolest artwork of all the fresh tracks today. It definitely stands out as an indie pop song. Some lovely subdued vocals rock along with the backbeat. It’s like we’re sitting on a…ledge. Couldn’t pass up that opportunity! Listen below. Illogical Time Concerns – Humana Humana features a heavily distorted vocal line. Oddly enough …

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Beat Lab Reviews – Fresh Tracks of the Week December 21st, 2018

Beat Lab Reviews – Fresh Tracks of the Week December 21st, 2018 Hello again! We’ve got one more round of Fresh Tracks before the holidays next week. We’ve got some fresh hip hop, some bangers, some flangers! Enjoy these awesome talents and as always, Listen Below. LT – Cream of the Crop (prod. Miros) Cream of the Crop rolls out the smooth welcoming vibes of classic hip-hop intertwined with future music. It’s an incredibly sweet mix of the old and the new. The production is tight, the vocals are on points, and the feels are real. Wobbly bass trades places with electric bass often and we love the interplay. The song is just long enough to leave you wanting more of it. Listen below.     Aftrprty – Moon Rock A lonely astronaut floats in space, singing, and longing for people. That’s the type of come-down loneliness that this song leaves you feeling. It’s that weird …

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Beat Lab Reviews – Fresh Tracks of the Week December 14th, 2018

Beat Lab Reviews – Fresh Tracks of the Week December 14th, 2018 As we get closer to the big December 25th we want to bring you some gifts: more fresh tracks! We’ve got a whole lot of club bangers that you’ll probably end up bumping to all week. Put your party hat on, listen below.     Chris Leamy – Shoot to Thrill (Misty Mtn Remix) Crystalline vocals and 24-carat production grace this song with incredible power. The presence in the track is clear throughout. Despite a laid-back approach the verses and chorus are engaging and energizing. Vocals chops, distant 808s, and other electronic instruments create a vibe reminiscent of Kanye and Bon Iver collaborations. Even with the hook, “bang bang and she don’t say nothing,” the band certainly makes a worthy musical statement. Listen below!     Daizy – Taylor Swift, COMBO! – Love Story (Daizy Bootleg) Daizy’s Love Story …

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