News | Caswell Takes Candid Look at Rebound Sex via “Distraction”

Posted by on May 20, 2020

In her first release of 2020, rising singer/songwriter Caswell takes a bold look into the loneliness that we feel upon becoming newly single. We’ve all been there before and hooked up with the wrong person, and it can really suck. “Think Tove Lo ‘Habits (Stay High)’ but with sex and alcohol” she explains. The downtempo electronic track highlights Caswell’s ability to create music with distinctive rich vocals laced with attractive soul and pop melodies. Questioning why the rebound is such a taboo topic to talk about (let alone write a song about), Caswell says, “I like lyrically exploring thoughts or feelings that everyone has but seldom say aloud. We’ve all been there when we’ve desperately wanted a rebound whilst in the depths of a grievous break-up, in this song I’m directly asking a stranger if I can pretend they’re my ex-partner. Imagining someone other than who you are with is not something people will openly admit, so this song addresses that quite candidly.” Check out “Distraction” by Caswell above now and keep her on your radar.

News | Mett Oliver Malcolm, the newest member to join the Darkroom/Interscope family

Posted by on November 11, 2019

If you’re a fan of Masego, AlunaGeorge, IDK, Ari Lennox, or the like, you should be excited for 2020 because the mastermind behind the productions of these established artists is about to launch his own career in a matter of months. Oliver Malcolm is his name but many of you may know him as Big Kidd.

The 20-year-old Swedish multi-instrumentalist has been behind the scenes of some our favorite artists across a myriad of genres, but it seems he has his own story to tell. Oliver Malcolm has announced his signing to Darkroom/Interscope Records, the label behind Billie Eilish and more, and is set to release new music sometime in the near future.

The best way to describe this kid’s style is indescribable. If you take a listen through his discography, you can tell it’s him. Yet, every time he steps up, it’s like he’s trying to one-up himself. I’m ready for Oliver Malcolm and can’t wait to share his new music.

News | Billboard Dance Senior Editor Matt Medved Discusses The Global Growth of Dance Music

Posted by on October 5, 2016

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Recently, Senior Editor of Billboard Dance Matt Medved met up with the people at Billboard Radio China to sit down and talk all things relevant in today’s rapidly growing dance music scene. Medved’s reputation in the industry alone is astounding; he reveals that becoming a DJ in 2008 has helped him with his extensive music discovery, eventually leading him to becoming one of the most reputable music news reporters in dance music. His interview also touches on the recent closing of the notorious London club Fabric and its impact on the dance community, as well at the developing expansion of music on various digital platforms.

“There’s never been another time where so much music was being made and music was so accessible,” he says. “With streaming and all these platforms, you are a click away from hearing different worlds of music. I think that’s really inspiring.”

See more about the interview here and stream it below.



Posted by on July 20, 2016


Last year, producers Slander and NGHTMRE released the explosive “Nuclear Bonds” EP on Mad Decent featuring hit single “Gud Vibrations”. The release became a massive hit with audiences around the globe with its bouncy, synth-heavy bassline and support running the gamut from Jack U to Zeds Dead.Now Slander & NGHTMRE have announced the “Gud Vibrations” bus tour, which will span 30+ stops from November 10th to December 23rd this winter.


News | Billboard Hot 100 Festival Announces 2016 Lineup Featuring Calvin Harris, Martin Garrix, and More

Posted by on May 18, 2016


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Coming off the success of their inaugural festival, Billboard’s renowned Hot 100 Music Festival is making its triumphant return to New York City this summer, welcoming over 40 top-tier artists spread across three stages. This year’s festival will be headlined by the likes of Calvin Harris, Ariana Grande, and J. Cole, with a slew of undercard artists stellar enough to rival even some of the biggest festivals in the country. With artists like Gryffin, Madeon, Prince Fox, Niykee Heaton, and more, all slated to play at Nikon Jones Beach Theater this summer, Billboard’s Hot 100 Music Festival is one you don’t want to miss. Tickets go on sale this Saturday, but if you have a presale code, you can get them here.

News | The 2016 Mysteryland Lineup Is Officially Complete

Posted by on April 19, 2016


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It’s here…it’s finally here! After spending weeks slowly leaking out headliners before unveiling the first and second phases of its lineup, Mysteryland USA has just unveiled the entire thing, and it’s an absolute monster. The New York-based festival has always been known for stepping out of the box when it comes to its musical programming, and this year is no different, as the headliners, Skrillex, Bassnectar, and ODESZA, are joined by some of the underground scene’s biggest stars in Joris Voorn, MK, Mikey Lion, Deep Jesus amongst others. Not only did Mysteryland unveil its world-class lineup, but the festival also announced the return of its prominent speaker series and famed Healing Garden. Those looking for something else at Mysteryland this year need to look no further than the brand new comedy tent hosted by Kyle Mooney. You can take a peep at Mysteryland’s massive lineup below the jump, and make sure to get tickets to the festival here, as $10 of the purchase will go towards providing clean water to the Newark Public School System.

News | EDX Continues His Dance Music Domination With 4 EMPO Award Nominations

Posted by on April 7, 2016


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It’s no secret that we’re pretty big fans of EDX here at FreshNewTracks. There’s no one in dance music quite like the Swiss-based producer, as he blends smooth melodies with a deep groove that he showcases front and center in his productions and in his live sets. The Italian native has been on an absolute tear as of late, touring the North America and Canada on his first-ever NoXcuses vs. Enormous Tunes bus tour that culminated in a jam-packed Miami Music Week. Earlier this year, EDX was named Beatport’s #1 charting artist over everyone from Hardwell and Tiesto, to Maceo Plex and Nicolas Jaar, further cementing his reputation as one of dance music’s elite. Now, EDX is primed to add a few more incredible accolades to his trophy case, as he’s been nominated for 4 EMPO Awards, including Producer of the Year, Remix of the Year for his remix of “Show Me Love”, Best Label, and Best Indie Dance/Nu Disco Artist. EDX may have nothing left to prove in his career, but he’s still showing that he’s at the top of his game.