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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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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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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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Sound Recipes #3: Future House Bass (Free Download)

Sound Recipes #3: Future House Bass     You can check out previous Sound Recipes HERE   This type of sound uses Frequency Modulation (FM) to get a plucky metallic sound.   We will use 3 layers inside an Instrument Rack: Low Mid wide FM Bass Mid-High Distorted FM Bass Sub Layer We’ll be using Operator exclusively to create all the layers of the sound Low Mid wide FM Bass By default, Operator function as an FM synth which is exactly what we want. Meaning that only Oscillator A is audible. Oscillators B, C & D do not output any sound but rather alter the sound with Frequency Modulation. It is common to use Sine waves for FM synthesis and we’ll stick with those. Turn up OSC B volume until you hear the sound change.   Now you can adjust the Envelope to be shorter to give us that pluck character. Turn down …

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Workshop Recap – House/Techno Production Techniques with Tanya Leigh

Women Only Workshop – House/Techno Production Techniques with Tanya Leigh   On July 18th, Beat Lab joined forces with The Athena Collective and hosted a free house/techno production workshop featuring special guest Tanya Leigh. Tanya Leigh has been involved in Minneapolis’s underground dance scene since 1998. She is also half of the techno DJ duo Complicit (Travis Norman is the other half). They are best known for their high-energy performances, which embrace the underground techno scene.  Beyond her DJ skills, Tanya knows how to play the piano and flute. She also has a BA in music and a diploma in Audio Engineering. For the first half of the workshop, Tanya shared with us her house music production workflow in Ableton. She started by using Ableton’s 909 drum rack to build a kick loop in the session view at 125 bpm. She then duplicated the clip and layered another drum element. She …

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