Progressive House | Arias – Viirgo

Posted by on November 28, 2013

Arias - Viirgo

Happy Thanksgiving to you all. May your hangover quickly subside and you be ready for some football and the best meal of the year. One of my favorites putting out tracks in 2013, Frenchman Arias is back with another great celestial themed original “Viirgo”. Arias builds on the sound he has crafted in 2013 that is uniquely his own, while still evolving in the framework of driving, progressive melodies that make his tracks so special. The preview is only a minute long, but the picture is very clear on the quality of the track in that minute.

Beatport: Arias – Viirgo

FYI | The Truth Behind EDM-DATE.com

Posted by on November 14, 2013

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“Yo Mel! I know you don’t have many friends and still don’t have a girlfriend  and also stay home most of the time so I’ve got the perfect site for you, edm-date.com”. That’s (roughly) what Middy said to me a week ago and I was admittedly intrigued. The thought of meeting a girl who loves Avicii, Zedd, Calvin Harris, Alesso, and that one Swedish House Mafia song as much I really got me going! Could I even find a girl like that at school?  Not a chance! I was stirring at the opportunity to sign up and finally get a gf at last! I figured it would be a bit of work though and I was already pretty tired, just had a piece of cheesecake ya know (super filling), so I took a nap. I woke up in a different state of mind however. Do I really want to look for love online? I don’t know, that’s what losers do… What about if things go well so we decide to meet up somewhere and it turns out we actually have a great time. We laugh and tell stories, spend the night telling each other about our childhood and what not. I then pay for dinner, drive her home, and she lies in bed thinking about me. I, on the other hand, lie in bed and cry because she has Megan Fox thumbs and a slightly askew left eyebrow so I have no other choice but to never talk to her again. There were many similar questions buzzing around in my head so I was unsure as to whether or not I wanted to go through with it. A sticky stomach and a shameful shower later, it was time to get to work.

 

So… I did it. I signed up and attempted to get a date. Does this EDM exclusive dating site actually provide people with a chance to find love with likeminded individuals or was it all a waste of time? Read on to find out.

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Contests | Nicky Romero Signed T-Shirt & CD Giveaway

Posted by on November 8, 2013

Nicky Romero Giveaway

The giveaways just keep on giving. This time up, we have a contest for all you Nicky Romero fans out there, and I know there are plenty of you. If you ever wanted to get a shirt signed, but could never win a meet & greet opportunity or didn’t want to get crushed like a sardine at the front of shows hoping for the opportunity to interact with Nicky & maybe get your shirt signed, well this is your sweat free option (luck still required). The picture shows multiple, but you will only win ONE T-Shirt and CD.

In celebration of his performance in his hometown at Sensation Amsterdam, Nicky Romero helped mixed the Sensation White CD with event resident, Mr. White, and we have a signed copy to give you. Go and preview the album on Beatport here. This contest is only available for those living in the US. Don’t forget to check out the inspiring video for his track with Krewella “Legacy”.

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Dubstep, Electro, Trance | Seven Lions with Myon & Shane 54 Ft. Tove Lo – Strangers

Posted by on August 25, 2013

Seven Lions fans, rejoice! My eyes light up whenever I see Seven Lions’ name, and if you’re like me, you’ll be itching to dig into this tune if you haven’t already. He tackles this project with vocalist Tove Lo and house/trance production duo Myon and Shane 54. The song is part of the original motion picture soundtrack for Mortal Instruments: City of Bones. It is an immensely ambitious track, even for a revolutionary artist like Seven Lions. Not only does it combine his signature cocktail of trance and dubstep, but we can hear a lot of house elements in the mix and, more interestingly, a heavy reliance on a gnarly minimal electro drop.

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Hip-Hop | Dylan Owen – The Window Seat

Posted by on July 30, 2013

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After a one year long hiatus, the prodigal son has returned. Dylan Owen is back ladies and gentleman, and from my insider information, he is here to stay. After hearing this song, I am convinced that he’s here to stay. The Window Seat is a slow, laidback beat that allows Dylan to tell his story. I know it’s a cliche comparison, but Dylan really is an artist, using the beat as a canvas, to paint a picture with his words. I couldn’t be more impressed with his coming back track, but I know this is only the beginning. Dylan Owen will do big things in the music world, and Fresh New Tracks will always have the first scoop. Grab the track for free courtesy of Dylan, and be sure to check him out on Twitter and Facebook.

Hip-Hop | The Kings Dead – Honest Abe

Posted by on July 18, 2013

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Coming off of the release of their mixtape Return of the Beast, the duo known as The Kings Dead has unleashed their newest single titled “Honest Abe”. Continuing with the darker sound they seem to have adopted, Alex Mendoza gives rapper, Sonny Shotz, a canvas to paint a picture of the music and culture that currently surround.

It surely has not been an easy return for the band since their several month hiatus, however, with releases like this one I imagine it’s only a matter of time before The Kings Dead have regained the buzz they had a couple years back. According to their website, it won’t be long before these kids hit the road once more, so be sure to catch them in a city near you!

Electro, Trap | Wave Racer FBi Minimix

Posted by on July 11, 2013

Where do I even start with this mix… like hold the phone, WOAH. Ima take a quick second to explain to you what happened the first time I heard about this Australian DJ. See that picture above? That was it. The moment the sound waves in “Rock U Tonite” hit me, I was transported into distant land of dolphins, topless Jeeps, girls in 80’s vintage swimsuits and rainbows. Lots of rainbows. It’s possible I even shed a tear. That picture above isn’t some artist’s rendition of my experience, but rather Wave Racer’s Soundcloud user photo. He took me there. And it was awesome.

Anyways, Wave Racer crafted this mix for the Sydney-based radio station FBi 94.5, who described it as…

… [A] melodic treacle drizzling over sweet vocoder that melts like honeycomb in the mouth. All resting on a bed of dense synthcake and thick yet brittle percussion. It’s music too delectable to refuse.
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I know that’s a lot to handle (who knows what those upside down Aussies are on these days) so lemme break it down for you. You’ll happen to notice the tracklist doesn’t include any of Wave Racer’s own songs. This mix, rather, is more of a compilation of some of his biggest inspirations (see: Cashmere Cat and Rustie) as well as artists with a similar style who are, essentially, artists you should get to know.

Overall, this mix, and all the artists featured on it, rock. It’s vivacious, it’s psychedelic, it’s carefree, and even at times, it gets a little sensual. Just another example of the thunder DJs are packing down under. Take note.

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Download: Wave Racer FBi Minimix

 

Download: Rock U Tonite