House | Justin Jay Enlists Josh Taylor and Ulf Bonde for Fantastic Voyage Pt. 2

Posted by on May 3, 2016

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Justin Jay has been on an absolute tear this year. The dirtybird phenom not only announced the release of his debut album, Fantastic Voyage (The Album!), but he also premiered the first four tracks off of his magnum opus, which comprised an EP that has been released on Black Butter Records. As Justin’s Fantastic Voyage tour, which brought SoCal house party vibes all over the world, is starting to wrap up, he’s ramping up the releases again, and he’s starting with the second EP, or part, of his album on Jimpster’s Freerange Records imprint. The two-track EP leads off with “I See You,” an eight-minute track featuring Josh Taylor and Ulf Blonde that takes listeners on a journey through the underground, as Justin lays down a house backbone bolstered by a synth-driven melody and heavy bass kicks. The second track, “Indecision,” is yet another showcase of Justin Jay’s creative genius, as it feels like a tune more fitting for an 80s jazz lounge than a dance imprint, but still displays an undeniable groove. Check out the full EP above.

Electronic | Justin Jay Unveils “Can’t Complain” Off of His Forthcoming Fantastic Voyage Album

Posted by on March 31, 2016

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Another week, another brand new Justin Jay tune, and we couldn’t be happier about it. Last week, the house luminary gave us “Weatherman,” along with the announcement of his debut album, Fantastic Voyage (The Album!), and this week, Justin Jay has unveiled his latest deliverance, “Can’t Complain.” Featuring Josh Taylor on vocals and Benny Bridges on guitar, “Can’t Complain” is Justin Jay & Friends at its finest – a lead-guitar-heavy melody intricately woven together with smooth vocals and a heady house backbone. Take a gander at this week’s new track from Justin Jay above and keep your fingers crossed for next week’s offering.

Bass | ILLENIUM Drops Nasty Debut Album ‘Ashes’

Posted by on February 17, 2016


One word: Wow. Illenium has been teasing us with a few tracks from his debut album, Ashes and it was worth the wait! This album is so dynamic, from nasty drops to chilled out tracks…you’ll catch yourself wondering if you’re listening to Illenium or Brett Dennen. I could keep going on and on but I’ll let you check it out for yourself. Huge props to this kid – can’t wait to see what’s next!



House | Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs Unveils Brand New Original On Rinse FM Residency

Posted by on October 5, 2015

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Underground dance music would not be where it is now without Rinse FM. Since its inception in 1994, Rinse FM has gone on to champion UK-centric dance music and artists like Shadow Child, Skream, Kode9, amongst others. This month, Rinse FM has been hosting Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs for a special month long residency radio show, and he just used the second episode of the mix to unveil one of his biggest surprises – his first original since his debut album, Trouble, dropped over three years ago. Starting at the 1:36:00 mark of the mix, you can hear Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaur’s signature house groove, as he weaves a pulsing bass line into heady percussion arrangements and his very own vocals on his brand new original. Check it out above, and make sure to keep an eye out for more magic out of the UK legend.

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

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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House | FNT’s Top 5 EDX Tracks

Posted by on March 3, 2015


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One of the most venerated and respected producers in the dance music scene is Maurizio Colella, aka EDX. The house music specialist has been producing dance music since 1994, and year after year, the gifted musician has delivered fantastic releases. Colella began as a remix DJ, and after gaining inspiration from dance music legends like Laurent Garnier, he was able to turn his passion for electronic music into a reality.

Through the years, the dance music veteran has stayed relevant, even as he has experimented with his sound in different sub-genres of dance music like tech-house, due to his dedication to his craft. Through 20 years of production, EDX has amassed an impressive discography. In 2012, he released his debut artist album, On the Edge, after spending years working on it. In recent years, EDX has explored new sonic frontiers with his music, as he experimented with a clubbier house style that still laid its roots in his progressive background. Tracks like “Cool You Off” and his Collateral Effects EP showcased EDX’s new sound, and these releases were resounding successes. His latest remix of Sons of Maria and Nora en Pure’s track, “Uruguay,” has dominated the Beatport Deep House chart, as it currently sits at #2.

As a blast to the past, we decided to dig through EDX’s entire discography spanning his 20-year career and put together a list of our Top 5 EDX songs.

Albums, Electro, Electro-House, Electronic, House, Progressive House | Hardwell releases single ‘Eclipse’ from upcoming album, United We Are

Posted by on January 13, 2015

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After dominating the dance music scene for the past couple years, fans have been eagerly awaiting Hardwell to release a debut album and last month the Dutch pioneer announced the full tracklist for his debut LP, “United We Are.” To begin the monsoon of anticipation, Robbert van de Corput has released the first single titled, “Eclipse,” of which he played for Miami at Ultra Music Festival 2014.

Although deep house is having its time in the spotlight currently, Hardwell sticks to his guns and maintains his signature big room sound that fans have grown to love. The main stage veteran sends shivers down listeners spines from start to finish with classical strings, ear-numbing basslines, and expertly aligned synth harmonies to exhibit his musical mastery. This is the first taste that will have fans fiending more as we inch closer to the album’s release.

Also check out Hardwell’s next release “Sally” here.