Abstract Hip-Hop, Albums, Artists, Chill, Freestyle, Pop | Leah Haxhi Hits Hard with Summer Single- “Fade”

Posted by on June 21, 2015

You’ve seen Leah’s unique covers here on Fresh New Tracks before, but this time NYC singer/songwriter Leah Haxhi drops her first single “Fade,” with music produced in Brooklyn by Mike Irish. The track mixes minimalistic piano with jam-sesh vibes to create a natural, catchy feel that blends pop, R&B, hip-hop, and even subtle jazz elements into a chilled groove, ready for the hot city summer. With a June 21st release date, “Fade” is the perfect summer anthem, setting the tone for “driving down the highway” and blasting music while “everybody sings along.” The single is paired with high quality visuals from the hands of Matt Phipps, filmmaker and creator of SkatersAtlas.com.

Leah says “I wrote this song last year on my birthday. I was in the studio free-styling and picturing myself flying down the highway with my boyfriend at the time just listening to music on the way to the beach, fading away into that moment of complete contentment and happiness. This song is an expression of that feeling, no matter what you’re doing in life.” Be on the lookout for more tunes from Leah, as she continues the countdown to her debut album release later this year. Be sure to follow her on Soundcloud as well as @LeahHaxhi on social media for info on her latest shows, music, and releases.

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Artists, Trap | Candyland – Trap Music Fire

Posted by on October 10, 2012

Santa Barbara’s own, Ethan Davis & Josie Martin, known in EDM world as Candyland have been tearing up the scene utilizing elements from Moombah, Trap, Drumstep, and Glitch Hop. About a week ago they put out a remix on Lil Jon’s “Snap Your Fingers” and the result is 3 minutes of straight TRAP/MOOMBAH FIRE. The smooth pulsing bass at the beginnig perfectly complements the heavy Electro-Trap drop, get this one for sure. Their most recent release is a heavy dubstep take on Krewella’s “Can’t Control Myself” and before that they added some OG trap into PSY’s “Gangnam Style”. Get at their Soundcloud and Facebook to check out tour dates and updates.

Artists | Kap Slap

Posted by on March 18, 2011


Kap Slap hails from Lehigh University, where between classes he finds times to make some of the best mashups we’ve heard in a while. The name “Kap Slap” comes from his familys line of a shot known as a “kap slap” where you funnel a beer and pour a shot of 151 in at the end (giving you a “slap” in the face). Sounds like his family is made up of a bunch of frat stars…

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Artists | Collin Mcloughlin

Posted by on March 18, 2011

Collin McLoughlin’s energy and passion for writing and performing great music, continuously fueled by his strong talent and the support of his ever-growing fanbase both inside and outside of the music industry has brought an exciting new voice to today’s pop/electro scene.

Collin began his career as an acoustic artist, writing and recording original material in his early teens. Following a successful tour to support this guitar-based music, he was recruited by three fellow students at Colgate University to create the hip-hop/R&B group, Nautical Young. Collin began by writing and singing hooks and quickly began to co-produce songs and manage the group.

Nautical Young’s debut album, ‘Just in Time’ was released in April, 2010, sponsored by DJ Benzi. The mixtape was met with rave reviews by fans and critics alike, leading to a college tour across the East Coast.

With the group members heading to different coasts upon graduation, Collin focused his efforts on his solo career and began recording a debut solo project in May, 2010. Combining his recent involvement in hip hop and R&B, with his passion for electronica, and his acoustic roots, Collin’s solo project serves as a refreshing blend of electronic, soul and pop rhythms. He has performed with Wale, Fabolous, K’naan, Sam Adams, and Lupe Fiasco.

Artists | 90s Finest

Posted by on March 18, 2011

90’s Finest is comprised of Steve Morris (showtime) and Remy Martin (rematic). Steve is a 20 year old who was born and raised in Toronto, while Remy is an 18 year old who also stems from Toronto. These 2 Toronto natives attended the same high school, Thomas A. Blakelock.

After graduation Steve headed to Brock University to study Kinesiology, while Remy took a year off to concentrate on music. 90’s finest are experiencing rapid success as they have only been making music for 2 months and have already garnered a solid reputation in the university circuit and have attracted some big names for future collaborations.

All of 90’s music is coming straight from a make shift studio situated in Steve’s garage, where late nights and early mornings have produced bangers that listeners have claimed to be “crisp”, and “absolutely nasty.” 90’s Finest first started getting attention after they dropped “strobe” a remix of the original deadmau5 hit. 90’s Finest focuses on producing quality electro/hip-hop/dub-rap music and will continue to produce music for a long time to come.

Artists | Timeflies

Posted by on March 4, 2011

Timeflies is a music duo out of Boston by way of New York and New Jersey. The duo consists of Producer/DJ, Rob Resnick and vocalist Cal who use elements of pop, hip-hop, electro, dubstep, and rock to make their songs. With their wide range of releases, it’s impossible to classify Timeflies into a single genre, something Rob and Cal set out to accomplish from the beginning. Their goal has always been to make music that everyone can connect with. The duo plans to play shows at colleges across the country in the upcoming year and always have fresh new tracks in the works.

Artists | DJ DiBella

Posted by on March 1, 2011

His mashups speak for themselves…