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Beat Lab Reviews – Fresh Tracks of the Week October 19th, 2018

Beat Lab Reviews – Fresh Tracks of the Week October 19th, 2018 Hello hello! This week we’ve got some impressive features and we know you’ll find something you want to listen to again. We’ve got some really powerful female voices featured today, along with some Lo-fi magic, an awesome indie electronic song, and an energetic electronic beat. Enjoy, scroll down to listen to this week’s fresh tracks.   ZØYA – So Far Away Zoya’s voice is incredibly powerful on this newest single, So Far Away.  Zoya has a history in making church music, her faith is tangible in this song. The production is beautiful on the instrumental side and never detracts from her vocals, it only enhances. This is the display of a pure professional – clean production, shining vocals, and emotion bleeding from every note. Zoya utilizes modern production techniques in the song but her vocals are always the …

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Beat Lab Reviews – Fresh Tracks of the Week October 12th, 2018

Beat Lab Reviews – Fresh Tracks of the Week October 12th, 2018 This week we’ve got more fresh tracks for you – funk, glitch, some IDM, Shoegaze, and they’re all fresh as hell. Listen below!     Hyphen ft. Josh Tenor – Futuristic London based rapper Hyphen brought us this funkalicious conscious rap song. The music video is a fun visual journey (and futuristic) as neon lights cast the actors (featuring the rapper and singer Josh Tenor) in a funky glow. The saxophone hugs us lovingly as Josh Tenor’s vocal line flows in and out singing “Where do I go?” It’s a thought-provoking question and he says what most of us feel with, “I do not know”. One thing we do know – you’ll enjoy this song, watch below.     Bels Lontano – At the Horizon Bels Lantano hits us with this minimal electronic song in a styling reminiscent of heavyweights like …

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Beat Lab Reviews – Fresh Tracks of the Week October 5th, 2018

Beat Lab Reviews – Fresh Tracks of the Week October 5th, 2018 Welcome back! We’ve missed you. This week’s Fresh Tracks include a psychedelic rock adventure from Lukka, a dope trip-hop song track by Tensorplex, a laid-back funk song by Caius, a spooky indie song from Peeve, and a refreshing rap banger by TuReal. Listen below!   Lukka – Black Hole Fusion “I am I am I am” is one of the lines repeated during this psychedelic sonic adventure from Lukka. What opens with an atmospheric drone and an eerie melody reminiscent of your favorite Saturday morning cartoon suddenly transforms into a trip down memory lane into the 60’s. The melody is taken over by a running bassline that supports the vintage sheen that engulfs the entire piece, and it’s delightful. The drums tie every instrument together and seal the deal on the old school feel Lukka is aiming for. Her vocals …

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Beat Lab Reviews – Fresh Tracks of the Week September 28, 2018

Beat Lab Reviews – Fresh Tracks of the Week September 28, 2018 We’re back with Fresh Tracks of the Week. Below we have some EDM bangers, some indie rock glory, some synthpop madness, and some laid back house tunes. Enoy this week’s edition of Fresh Tracks. Nala – Telepathy Nala just dropped a new single, a laid-back house song “Telepathy” which is full of character. Pulsating bass jellies with syncopated percussion rhythms in the background which pushes the vibe of the song toward something very primal and tribal. The song is as experimentally delicious and her own as much as her previous works. It’s hard not to groove to the swing of the beat and her caressing vocals. Listen below.     Slenderbodies – the one Smooth, sultry, and thumpin’ are a few words you could use to describe Slenderbodies’ newest single, “the one”. Shimmery guitars support ethereal and soaring …

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

Beat Lab Reviews – Fresh Tracks of the Week September 21, 2018 The end of summer is finally here so we have some tracks to wish you the best as we move into fall. For everyone living in Los Angeles this reluctant change in the seasons is still granting us 90-degree heat but soon enough the chill will follow, so until then enjoy some of the fresh tracks below! We’ve got some summer bangers, electronic R&B, Indie Pop magic, some evocative Trip-Hop, and an awesome live-rendition video.     Netsky – Tequila Limonada ft. A.Chal A cool car, cool clothes, cool hair, and a cool beat. The music video for Netsky’s new release Tequila Limonada certainly has the cool factor in big supply. The video features a party at a midcentury Spanish mansion located in the Hollywood Hills and evokes the perfect feelings as we all kiss summer goodbye. The editing on the video …

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

Beat Lab Reviews – Fresh Tracks of the Week September 14, 2018 Worldy atmospheres, funky bananas, nostalgic utopias, trippy lo-fi rhythms, and minimalist house tracks with smooth rhymes are what is in store for this week’s Fresh Tracks. Take a listen below and read while you’re at it!   Mazoulew – Pangea The title track from Mazoulew’s new Pangea EP is a four-minute atmospheric adventure that takes the listener to soaring highs and kickin’ lows. Mazoulew strikes a balance between peaceful and chaotic with the syncopated percussion patterns throughout the track. While unique in its own right the track harkens to artists in similar soundscapes – Bonobo and Four Tet are two that come to mind. A lush vocal chop echoes in the background while beautifully layered synths and bells grace our ears with melody. Finally, the guiding bass sitting below cradles us into a state of bliss.     Astens & Mr …

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Beat Lab Reviews – Fresh Tracks of the Week September 7, 2018

Beat Lab Reviews – Fresh Tracks of the Week September 7, 2018 The ruling has returned and Beat Lab Academy is officially live on SubmitHub and receiving submissions! The submissions keep rolling in so as we try to keep up we’ll be rolling the ones we like best out to you in this weekly format. The past few posts have featured ten artists and their music but in an effort to give each song the attention it deserves we’re going to keep the number of features around five. So keep on checking in and enjoying the Fresh Tracks!   Kyson – Every High (An-ten-nae Remix) Bay Area native An-ten-nae remixes Every High by Kyson. Fans can usually count on An-ten-nae’s signature Acid Crunk style to bring that low-down-dirty-bass, however, this time around it plays a far more subtle role in the song and it totally works. As it remains laid-back throughout the song …

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Beat Lab Reviews – Fresh Tracks of the Week August 31, 2018

Beat Lab Reviews – Fresh Tracks of the Week August 31, 2018 This is the last installment of our trial run without submissions from SubmitHub, and hopefully, they like what we’ve been doing so far and will allow us to join their roster of Blogs. If we get approved our next post will feature artists’ submissions via SubmitHub. In the meantime here are some more tracks, they’re fresh, and they’re waiting to be heard!   Carter Wilson – Neoteny Looping (prod. Erameld) Neoteny Looping is a multi-part track that features a couple songs, it really comes alive at the 2-minute mark with an awesome flute lead and a George Carlin sample running along in the back. Carter Wilson’s vocals are soothing and rough at the same time, which help evoke feelings of comfort and urgency supported in his lyricism. To top it off, the album was Mixed AND Mastered by him. …

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