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Fresh Tracks of the Month August 5th, 2019

Fresh Tracks of the Month August 5th, 2019 Ahoy ahoy, we hope everyone is shaving a smooth summer and enjoying their vacations. If you haven’t been on vacation don’t worry, we’re back with another edition of Fresh Tracks of the Month so you can turn on, tune in, and drop out with us, listen below.   DJ Sidereal – McLaren DJ Sidereal hit us with the jam a few weeks ago and were so excited to share it with everyone. It’s a blissful Big House/Progressive House track full of energy and perfect for summer! The catchiest melody rides throughout and falls in line with the drums effortlessly. Dj Sidereal truly expresses his skills on this production with choice sound design and arrangement. There is never a dull moment, listen below.     Greesha – Burn This Fire Burn This Fire starts off hot with a lovely vocal line that leads …

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Fresh Tracks of the Month July 8th, 2019

Fresh Tracks of the Month July 8th, 2019 Welcome back everyone, it has been two months since our last release of the Fresh Tracks of the Month. We hope you all enjoyed and celebrated Independence Day (American readers mostly). If you weren’t celebrating then we welcome you to the month of July regardless! Continue below for some of the hottest tracks that were submitted to us recently via Submithub. Listen below. Prayrain, Tom Lohrman – One-Sided Prayrain and Tom Lohrman teamed up on this electric collaboration called One-Sided. The production is clean and a pleasure to listen to, especially with the powerful vocals of both artists included. The vibes create a catchy back-and-forth between the two vocalists that is easy to move to and easier to hear again. The song’s release is just in time for summer and will surely make its way into pool party setlists everywhere. The seemingly …

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Fresh Tracks of the Month May 13, 2019

Welcome back! It’s been a few weeks since we’ve reviewed some music, but now we’re back and everything is okay. We’ve decided to change our format to monthly articles. Fear not, they feature the same high quality of songs for you to feast on! Listen below. Rich Fry – Drink the Magic Rich Fry’s Drink the Magic encourages delightful mischief in auditory form. The instrumentation balances a bad attitude with an optimistic reach for the stars all at once. The song made us feel like fighting, dancing, laughing, and drinking. The ringing guitars certainly help impart this feeling alongside the singer’s high-pitched encouragement. Listen below. Petey – Apple TV Remote Odd, fantastic, and uplifting – these are some words we’d use to describe Petey’s song Apple TV Remote. The title and topic of the song are both relatable (who HASN”T misplaced their TV remote) and nonsensical. The production is on …

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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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