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

Beat Lab Reviews – Fresh Tracks of the Week December 7th, 2018 Welcome back, you’re just in time for the cold and rain to hit us in Los Angeles. This week we’ve got fresh tracks despite the weather. EDM, Hip-hop, refreshing R&B, some kick-ass Cloud Hop, and some funky house remixes. Listen below. DAZZ – Masterpiece In recent years it feels like EDM has waned a little bit as electronic music becomes more nuanced and subgenres crop up. Masterpiece by DAZZ defies that in every way. It has a distinctly EDM feel but the production leans toward Tropical House and the grooves are funky as hell. The vocalist on the track sings wonderfully and the lyrics are right in line with the vibe of the song. It’s a nice return to form with this one. Listen below.     The Experience – Playa Playa is an instant classic and a hip-hop …

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Beat Lab Reviews – Fresh Tracks of the Week November 30th, 2018

Beat Lab Reviews – Fresh Tracks of the Week November 30th, 2018 Welcome back, everyone! For those of you in the United States reading, we hope you enjoyed your holiday. Maybe you celebrate, maybe you don’t but most likely you had work off and took advantage. We’ve got some awesome songs to grace you with. Sexy dance music, funky house, spooky minimal techno, hip-hop, and more hip-hop. Listen below. Lupa J – You’re In My Headphones Lupa J creates a sultry song with You’re In My Headphones. From the first words, we’re brought into a sexy world of pomp and mystique. The bassline is funky and wonderfully crispy. Crystalline bells and interspersed synthesizer stabs float around this space while Lupa J sings it, “I find myself losing my breath when I’m around you.” We’re a little out of breath too from grooving long, listen below.     DuBeats – Unreliable Unreliable …

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Beat Lab Reviews – Fresh Tracks of the Week November 16th, 2018

Beat Lab Reviews – Fresh Tracks of the Week November 16th, 2018 Hey hey hey, we’ve got a brand new lineup of Fresh Tracks. Some rare folk music, awesome indie dance, dope hip-hop, and good ‘ole indie. Listen below.   Yaron Kaver – Take My Way Yaron Kaver has created a beautiful song by utilizing the powerful nature of his voice and spot-on instrumentation. The gravel timbre of his voice is made for folk music. The subtle bell accents at the end of various phrases are sublime. The acoustic guitar ukelele is a perfect cradle for his palpable emotion. We don’t often post about folk music in Fresh Tracks but when we do you know they’re worth checking out. Listen below.     Jason Miller – Deep In My Eyes Zip up that leather hoody, and grab your pair of LED gloves, it’s party time. This song features pitched vocal chops, banging drums …

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Beat Lab Reviews – Fresh Tracks of the Week November 9th, 2018

Beat Lab Reviews – Fresh Tracks of the Week November 9th, 2018 Hello hello! Things keep on moving here at Beat Lab Academy and thus we have another round of Fresh Tracks of the Week. Scroll down to listen to this week’s hottest selections. We’ve got an emotional trap/pop song, an awesome house song, an EDM banger, a great psychedelic rock song, and a kicking lounge song. Listen below. Roland Greco – Gem Roland Greco lives up to the epicness of his name (really, it’s a hell of a name) with Gem. The production leaves little to want for, and his vocals are  – pardon the pun – a gem. The lead up to the chorus is as powerful as the drop which delivers. There are fully modern pop chops oozing from every note and smack of the snare. We’re really excited to see where Greco will be in a year, …

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Beat Lab Reviews – Fresh Tracks of the Week November 2nd, 2018

Beat Lab Reviews – Fresh Tracks of the Week November 2nd, 2018 This week is a knockout as we’ve got a bunch of catchy as hell songs for you. Do you like dancing? We’ve got tracks that will make you move. Do you like womps and lasers? We’ve got an awesome Future Bass track. Do you like melancholy? You can get your fill of the feels right here, with Fresh Tracks of the Week. Listen below.     Yoe Mase – Homeless Yoe Mase’s voice carries like a hopeful letter sent via USPS in his new song Homeless. The indie electro song builds up anticipation, just like that delivery you’ve been waiting for. Finally, and quickly, the chorus drops! And just as quickly as it comes it floats away and you’re returned to another verse. You find yourself wishing for another correspondence, and as the wind picks up you receive your gift …

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Beat Lab Reviews – Fresh Tracks of the Week October 26th, 2018

Beat Lab Reviews – Fresh Tracks of the Week October 26th, 2018 This week we’ve got a majority of hip-hop but two of the songs are electronic inspired songs that sit comfortably in their places. Clean production, smooth rhymes, laid-back vibes, and hype beats. These are the Fresh Tracks of the Week. Listen below. Hadron Sounds – Let Me Live My Life ft. Soroya Grosso The song opens with loads of attitude, then ebbs and flows between a rock anthem and pop-filled indie electronic jam. What starts out as a saxophone tone morphs into a growling bass with a short wubby breakdown. We return to the nearly-ska swang chorus halfway through the song before breaking into a piano ballad that lulls us into a soft sense of security…THEN BAM. We’re back to the wholly catchy chorus. It never misses a beat, listen below.    Bobby J From Rockaway – Walter White …

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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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