Events, Review | [RECAP] Mysteryland 2016 Highlights

Posted by on June 23, 2016


The post-festival blues are the worst, and Mysteryland’s 2016 US edition left me dreading the harsh return to reality after a weekend filled with pure bliss and good vibes. Camping, music, dancing, art, nature, new people, old friends- what more could one ask for in a weekend getaway? Click on the jump for a recap of our 6 favorite moments!


Hip-Hop | Get Familiar With Jay Fresh’s “The Stay Gold Era” EP

Posted by on April 5, 2016

You may or may not have already heard of this guy, he has already had features with big name producers Griz, Gramatik, & Paper Diamond just to name a few. Jay Fresh is back at it again to debut his second solo project with all original production from the Ep’s executive producer Nine Duece out of Long Beach California. Style and grace can only describe the Ep’s sound with true lyricism and a 90’s hip-hop approach to the production.The project also has Features from a Dallas based singer Jay Sabin, and has feature production from Jus Stone along with TDE’s Blue The Misfit. This project is definitely a heater all the way through watch out for Jay Fresh and more upcoming releases to follow.

Hip-Hop, Rap | Gramatik – Probmatik Monster Stomp (feat. ProbCause)

Posted by on August 14, 2014

Gramatik & ProbCause - Probmatik Monster Stomp

For those of you who aren’t too familiar with Gramatik, this is probably the funnest beat he had on his release of SB4, which was a lil teaser before TAOR, called “Monster Stomp“. To make it even more an a banger, ProbCause hopped on it for fun and together the collaboration makes for a progressive hip hop song. I’d like to see more collab’s from them in the future, agreed?


Electro | Resonant Frequency – 4sight (EP)

Posted by on March 27, 2014


I can’t tell you what it is, but something about funk music just gets me. So groovy, so upbeat, so perfect. Today we have Resonant Frequency’s brand new EP, 4sight, and boy is it a good one. Think Gramatik, Big Gigantic, Griz type of sound minus the huge dubs. Pop this one on and you’ll be grooving all night long. Holler at the EP below and enjoy!

Events | Madison/Milwaukee Area: FNT @ Gramatik TAOR Tour

Posted by on November 15, 2013


ATTENTION ALL CHEESE HEADS! Not only is one of the dopest producers in the game right now – Gramatik – going to be in Madison next Friday (11/22/13) for the release of his new album ‘The Age of Reason’ at the Orpheum Theater, but Fresh New Tracks is going to be there covering the event and getting the scoop on just how good his new album is really going to be. We don’t expect anything less than amazing from this New York based producer after officially making his mark in the music industry with the releases of his ‘Street Bangerz’ series, ‘Digital Freedom’, ‘No Shortcuts’, & many more. If you’re in the area at UW-Madison or UW-Milwaukee, Marquette University, Art Institute, Edgewood, or any other colleges in the surrounding area, this is a show you want to snag some tickets to.


Not only is the show being held at one of the craziest, most awesome venues around (shown above – Orpheum Theater), Gramatik is also on tour with Exmag and Herobust who are known for their off the wall performances and epic crowds. This trio of musicians on tour together is a match made in musical heaven for any event enthusiast looking for a good way to spend their weekend.

-Tickets start at only $20 in advance and $25 the day of the show and are available at the Alliant Energy Center Coliseum Box Office (M-F 9AM-5PM), The Orpheum Theater Box Office, all Ticketmaster outlets, B-Side Records on State Street, online at, by phone 1-800-745-3000 and at the Orpheum (day of show only, starting at 12pm Noon).
-Doors open at 7:30 PM and the show starts at 9.
-If you don’t want to forget, RVSP here through Facebook.

It’s a one week count down from today so get your tickets and get pumped for the show! (:

Electro, Hip-Hop | Gramatik – Obviously (feat. Cherub & Exmag)

Posted by on October 16, 2013

Even though this song was pre-leaked onto other sites, Gramatik has officially finally released ‘Obviously’ featuring the infamous Cherub as well as Exmag that makes for a totally funky, fun beat that will make you tap your toes from the moment you press play!! Don’t miss this anticipated track and play it while it’s fresh.

Events, Review | North Coast Music Festival Recap

Posted by on September 19, 2013

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Summer’s last stand, North Coast Music Festival’s motto, could not have been more accurate depiction of this past Labor Day weekend. With a lineup up to par with Lollapalooza, Coachella, and other big festivals, North Coast brought the house down beginning with Friday, where the festival had to be evacuated due to severe weather. While it dampened the mood for a little, the festival resumed and big names such as Mac Miller and Passion Pit killed their performances.

Saturday brought out some pretty good performers for the afternoon, such as Flatbush Zombies, who were probably my favorite performance of the whole festival, but also DVBBS, Futurerock, Gramatik, and Nas. Gramatik put on a killer set, straight shredding on the guitar. Nas also killed it as well, performing most of Genesis. I’m pretty sure my life has been completed from seeing that live. Finally by the end of the night, it was a tough decision: Afrojack or Big Gigantic? Torn between the two, I chose Afrojack. Although I did end up going to Big Gigantic for a little bit, Afrojack was definitely the right choice. It was one of the best sets I’ve heard in a while, incorporating a wide variety track list but he always kept the crowd jumping and engaged. That was one of the things that I noticed at Big Gigantic: although they played a great live show and sounded fantastic, the crowd was nowhere near to as upbeat as the people at Afrojack.

While the first two days were a lot of fun, they had nothing on Sunday. By far the best day of the festival packed with names such as Danny Brown, A-Trak, Madeon, Cherub, Datsik, Rebelution, Wu-Tang Clan, Purity Ring, and Lotus, it was easy to understand why Sunday reigned supreme. I began my day at Danny Brown. The Detroit native put on a fabulous performance incorporating old stuff from XXX and The Hybrid but also some of his newer stuff. He even brought out GBE member, SD, and the crowd went absolutely nuts for it.


After Danny, we darted over to A-Trak and the next two hours of A-Trak and Madeon, back-to-back, was amazing. A-Trak just knew how to get the crowd into it, dropping a New Slaves trap remix then going straight into Bugatti then straight to Aint worried bout nothin. Breath taking. Madeon was next and had some big shoes to fill after what A-Trak just did, but the French wonder kid put on a show nothing short of spectacular. After those two were finished, we made our way over to Cherub and watched them perform. I’ve seen Cherub before, but they were just as good as I remembered. Hold You and Doses and Mimosas got the crowd going wild and they had some jam sessions during the middle of their songs. Finally it was time for Wu-Tang clan. The best part about that was that they were performing all of 36 Chambers. All the while showing love to ODB, Wu-Tang did their thing up there. I almost shed a tear of joy when CREAM was played. Then straight out of left field, like Friday, they stopped the show and evacuated the festival due to severe weather warnings.

Although it was a bit anti-climatic, the festival was a surreal experience that will definitely have me coming back in the next coming years. A nice closed environment makes it easy to navigate while being close enough to see and hear all the artists perfectly. A big thanks to North Coast for their hospitality and see you at Union Park next year!