Exclusive, Featured, Interviews | The Two Friends Coach Me Through A Kiss Cam With A Committed Woman, Finish A 50 Shades Of Grey Excerpt And More

Posted by on January 14, 2014


The year was 2008. The month was September. It was a brisk Monday morning. The air was thin and the women were thick. A young Matt Halper emerges from his slumber to once again find sentience in his willy after almost a fortnight without. “Ya swooned me bro” he says as he looks across the room at the bottle of Vaseline he sometimes uses. After a quick shower and a thorough application of Old Spice body spray across his unimpressive body, he headed off to school. It was the first day of the school year and he had just moved from the great state of Wyoming to the northeastern region of Guatemala so he was a tad worried that there wouldn’t be any cute girls there, let alone white people. His slightly racist worries were soon cast aside however when on his way to school, he was kidnapped and held for ransom by a middle aged caucasian woman. She didn’t have a weapon or anything, she just simply overpowered him.

Days became weeks and the weeks peaked at three. On the third week of his capture there was a breakthrough. The woman who had intended to hold him for a ransom changed her mind when she realized he was not a very attractive guy so nobody would really care enough to pay a sizable fund for his release, so she just forgot about him. The unexpected demise of Matt Halper was seemingly inevitable at this point and after being trapped in a dark room for weeks, he had just about given up all hope. That is until he heard the undoing of the lock and the door abruptly open. “Here, take this and come with me” a mysterious hooded person said as they tossed him a small cylindrical thing. Matt and his saviour ran through the door only to be confronted by the woman, who was in fact Darth Vader. It was only then that he looked down and realized what it was he was holding. Matt drew his lightsaber and in tandem with the hooded man, began combat with the Sith Lord. They defeated him swiftly and got on the first flight back to America. They were sitting on the plane when Matt broke the silence, looked at his saviour and asked “who are you?”. “The name’s Eli, Eli Manning”.

And that’s the story of how Matt Halper and Eli Sones, known collectively as The Two Friends met. We had a chance to talk to them about mostly non-music related things and it got pretty heated (they insulted my sister but then said jk so I let it slide). Read on for the interview.


Progressive House | Lush & Simon feat. Rico & Miella – Drag Me To The Ground

Posted by on January 8, 2014

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Lush & Simon collaborated with Rico & Miella to release their first music video, an original mix “Drag Me To The Ground” with Armada Music and Zouk Recordings. I’ve been listening to the track on repeat ever since it was sent to me, Miella’s vocals are hypnotic, and the overall vibe of the record is that slow motion feel you get when you’re at a festival, you’ve been dancing all day, the sun’ setting, and you get that out of body experience. This is a must listen and support on Beatport!

Beatport: Lush & Simon feat. Rico & Miella – Drag Me To The Ground

Deep House, Electronic | Huxley – Inkwell EP

Posted by on December 10, 2013

Guest post from Swedish house maniac, Rebecca.

December started out pretty dope. The new Stockholm-based one day festival, ”November Lights” on the 30th of November welcomed December with a pyrotechnical masterpiece – namely Tiesto’s 2.5 hour set. There were of course other DJs playing that night, but they faded away in the shadows of the highly financed, visually grand performance. I had troubles getting up from bed for a week after from my poor, sore body.; the indicator for a good rave and my bad physique.

As most people now tune in on the ready-made Christmas playlists, I can’t really face it yet. There are still a couple of days left until Christmas hits with maximal power, and I try to enjoy every moment left before it’s time to travel back home to my family and loop Michael Bublé’s velvet soft version of ”It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas”.

So, today I filled my ”Super Soft” playlist with a super soft package: the brand new EP release from Huxley. Inkwell is my favorite, and I match it with a cozy bed and fluffy duvet. Dive in below.



Bass, Chill, Electronic, Trap | Bedroom Bangers #2

Posted by on November 21, 2013


If you’ve heard the original Bedroom Bangers you’re probably a diehard upallnighter with a desire for orgasmic, just body crunching bass. I wouldn’t go as far as to say these tracks are chill in the sense of ‘ambient’ but they do have an ethereal bounce to them. All of them are tight, I personally high five all these tracks, So there you have it, some beats and some gibberish. If you want to know anything more about an individual artist, travel through their soundcloud to the rest of their discography.

Free Download: Cleindl – Mornings

Free Download: PARTYNEXTDOOR – Muse (VXNYL Remix)

Not yet a download on this Mura Masa gem but I am extraordinarily patient.

More after the jump, including a mix.


Bass, Techno | moodblanc – Vous

Posted by on November 10, 2013

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Tonight, Fresh New Tracks is providing you with something a little different than our usual musical offerings in an attempt to set your week off on the right foot. moodblanc is a Swedish, nu-disco duo with a sum-total of two songs in their SoundCloud catalog. Despite their non-expansive body of work, the two released songs are a treat for any pair of ears.

Be enchanted all the way to a terrace on the Hôtel de Paris, as “Vous” takes you on a continued journey through music…Each song that the group has released is a chapter in what appears to be a trilogy of work. “Vous” leaves the speaker/lover within the song in a vulnerable position, admitting that “it’s hard, impossible even, to be happy alone.”

Hopefully, the wait for Chapter Three won’t be too long, but in the meantime enjoy the soothing Daft-Punk-esk vocals and entrancing bassline.

House, Progressive House | Danzfolk – The Other Side EP

Posted by on September 8, 2013

Danzfolk - The Other Side EPCanadian house duo, Danzfolk are fresh faces to the scene, but they have the makeup to become the progressive stars from Canada. The duo just released a 4-track EP “The Other Side” for free that shows the wide range of styles they can put together in one body of work. The EP combines big progressive melodies, blaring horns, and even a funky, disco track “Bring It Back“, to finish out the EP on a nostalgic note.

Free Download: Danzfolk – The Other Side EP

Hip-Hop, Videos | STNDRD – We Want It All

Posted by on August 14, 2013

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SUBMiT & Pharoh, the two MC’s making up the free flowing hip hop trio, STNDRD.  Both have impeccable flow and when they are in front of the camera, their body language only emphasizes the meaning of the lyrics.  Combatting with that ping rap approach, the two shred the @OddCoupleBeats production, handing the mic back and forth, each delivering again and again a great verse.  I’ve liked these guys (and girl) since I first heard them and each time they deliver new material, they continue to impress me.  “We Want It All” is available for free on SUBMiT’s mixtape, Window Seat [Download Here].   I also suggest copping Pharoh’s recent release, Jungle Fever [Download Here].

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