Posted by J_Salzer on November 2, 2013
A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to see Kid Slim open up for Fresh New Tracks legend, SoMo. To put my experience lightly, it was cathartic. Kid Slim was an artist who I had contact with early in his career when his music was not blog-ready. To see his progression is one of the most fabulous things I’ve experienced. After I told him his music was not good enough to be on our site, I now tell you all that his music is quite good enough to be on this site. His latest mixtape, Freshman 15, was phenomenal, and his stage presence in undeniable.
One of my favorite segments from the show was when he and his DJ/producer K.Weezy, switched it up a little and hit the fans with a cover of “Best I Ever Had.” The girls, and myself, went crazy. K. Weezy did a phenomenal job on the strings and Kid Slim surprised everyone with a voice I would never have expected from the 6 foot 8 man. We have been blessed with a full version of their impromptu jam on last weeks edition of “Tour Van Jams,” which can be found above. If you’re in the mood for a couple of laughs, check out the cover of “I Like Big Butts” below. Kid Sim has come a long way, and he’s going to go a lot farther, so hop on while you can!
Posted by BIGLIFE on October 21, 2013
From everyone at FreshNewTracks, we congratulate SoMo on signing to Republic Records. It was never a matter of “if” it was just a matter of “when”. Shout out to Drew Kaklamanos!
I've officially signed with Republic Records and I'm extremely thankful for my fans who've made this dream possible. Thank you!
— SoMo (@OfficialSoMo) October 22, 2013
Posted by BIGLIFE on October 14, 2013
Following the same formula that catapulted SoMo into the spotlight, SoMo and company take on Drake’s “Nothing Was The Same” album to create a medley that’s nothing short of awesome.
Haven’t seen SoMo live? Purchase tickets to “The Ride Tour” now!
Purchase: SoMo – The Ride Tour (Tickets)
Posted by A on September 30, 2013
The grind doesn’t stop. SoMo, killing the game, causing pain in the turning lane.
Purchase your tickets to the Ride tour here.
Posted by jeffwbaird on September 16, 2013
After a few number one dance hits and a notable feature on Gym Class Heroes’ “Ass Back Home”, British singer/songwriter Neon Hitch’s stock is at an all-time high. After spending some time in Kinetics & One Love’s NYC studio, they created this smooth reinterpretation of Miley’s hit “We Can’t Stop” (in addition to some other material to be released soon), complete with improved lyrics and a downtempo, horn-driven beat from One Love that shows off the budding beatmaker’s tremendous versatility. Check it out, and be sure to connect with all three artists below.
Posted by J_Salzer on July 30, 2013
The ever magnificent, phenomenal singing, beautiful, talented, Connor Zwetsch has given us her latest cover. Now that I’ve gotten my adjectives for today’s post out of the way, I can get down to the nitty gritty. You all know Connor has got the pipes, but what some of you might not know, is her songwriting ability. In addition to being able to blow the cover off of covers, her originals are majestic also. There are plenty of people that can sing other people’s songs well, and Connor can do that, but the real talent comes from being able to create their own magic, and Connor Zwetsch can do that. I guess what I’m getting at is: enjoy these covers, but keep in mind that the originals are coming too, and they will be incredible. Believe me.
Posted by J_Salzer on July 16, 2013
FNT favorite and veteran postee Connor Zwetsch gives us her latest cover. She’s turning this into a routine on Sunday’s and I don’t think I could love it more. Most of the covers posted on music blogs are popular, mainstream songs, but Connor chooses more low key songs, that show off her vocal ability. This week’s cover is a Monsters and Men hit, and Connor does it justice, and although I’ve never loved the original song, Connor’s version entrances me. Check out the video above and be on the lookout for more Connor coming on Sunday’s.