Pop | Get Familiar With Clinton Sparks’s Awesome New “Saturday Night” Single

Posted by on August 22, 2016

Boston’s Clinton Sparks has been on a meteoric rise over the past couple years, making the transition from a notable DJ to vocal artist. Releases with Macklemore, 2-Chainz, T-Pain, Snoop Dogg, Mike Posner and Big Sean have catapulted him into stardom,, solidifying his place amongst the biggest pop heavyweights. Released on Cruzach Music Group, “Saturday Night” is arguably Clinton’s biggest song to date, an anthem with a mean hook and even meaner production. Debuted just moments ago, we’ve had “Saturday Night” on repeat all morning, and you should too.

Get familiar and grab the single on iTunes and Spotify.

Trap | Dani Deahl and Jason Edward Give “The Next Episode” a Festival Trap Makeover

Posted by on April 28, 2015

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Any time a track from my childhood gets the remix treatment, my very first listen through the remix is typically skeptical, as the expectations are sky high. When Chicago-native, Dani Deahl, and LA-based producer, Jason Edward, released their remix of Dre and Snoop’s 1999 classic from The Chronic on 4/20, you can bet that my expectations for the remix were through the roof, and I’m happy to say that Deahl and Edward delivered. On the remix, Deahl and Edward leave the iconic introduction to “The Next Episode” untouched, before infusing the rest of the track with a hard-hitting festival trap feel. Deahl and Edward slowly build the track before unleashing a flurry of fat, blaring horns and ripe vocal samples layered over a pounding bass line. Deahl and Edward are giving out this remix as a little 4/20 gift, so be sure to download to track here.

Pop | Clinton Sparks ft. T.I. – UV Love

Posted by on July 22, 2014

Is there anyone that Clinton Sparks hasn’t worked with in the realm of killer pop and urban music? The Grammy-nominated producer, mixtape master, and DJ has already been able to add names such as Kanye West, Beyoncé, Pharrell, Ludacris, Fall Out Boy, Puff Daddy and Trey Songz to his packed resume.The only thing left to check off is for the critically lauded pioneer to go solo, which he’s already got in the bag: Sparks is releasing the EP ICONoclast next month, which will showcase his wildly diverse range of influences and include collaborations from A-listers like 2 Chainz, Macklemore, Snoop Dogg, and T-Pain. FreshNewTracks.com is excited to share the video for the EP’s second single, “UV Love feat. T.I.” The tune will get you in the mood to move with its terse, angst-filled momentum. Be sure to look out for cameos from some of Sparks’s friends such as Mike Posner, Chanel West Coast, Ray J, Jay Sean, and the Janoskians. Clinton’s “ICONoclast” EP releases August 12 via Photo Finish / Republic Records.

iTUNES: Clinton Sparks ft. T.I. – UV Love


Trap | Aloe Blacc – The Man (Clinton Sparks Remix)

Posted by on March 20, 2014

Clinton Sparks has been quietly lately, but that doesn’t mean he’s not working hard. He’s been busy touring and prepping his forthcoming “Disco Ball & Chain” EP that’s rumored to have names on it like Snoop Dogg, 2-Chainz, T-Pain. Releasing on Island Def Jam / Photo Finish, “Disco Ball & Chain” is a project we can’t wait to hear. This afternoon, Clinton put his trap spin on Aloe Blacc’s The Man” to tide fans over until the big drop date. And yes, that’ s a young Clinton Sparks in his gentleman’s jacket looking like he’s about to deliver the news.  As always, GET FAMILIAR!

Trap | HEDEGAARD – Still Animals (Mashup/Remix)

Posted by on November 13, 2013

She’s baaaaaack…. another guest post from our Scandinavian sweetheart, Rebecca.

Just as we all started to feel that ”Animals” should be deleted (or at least reduced to one play per night) from the playlists in mainstream night clubs, Martin Garrix dropped his latest track, ”Wizard”. Yes, we all loved ”Animals;” I personally discovered it with great ecstacy, but creating a drop that sounds like the ”Animals” drop played backwards and adding a slightly different melody to it, doesn’t make a new world hit.

Sticking to a personal sound is a good thing, don’t get me wrong. Garrix did more than well with the ”Project T” remix. He sealed it with the big G without spelling out the whole name. But Wizard just feels like the easiest way out, using already proven tricks. If it wasn’t for him to be such a damn cute Dutch prodigy (Is it possible for a 20 year old to adopt a 17 year old? Anyone?) I would be much more disappointed. He has already shown that he has what it takes, so I’ll just look past this little ”Wizard” mishap.

If you for some reason still can’t get enough of ”Animals”, but feel like you need to move on (I mean it’s been 4 months since the official release. It’s been ”Animals” everyday. Everywhere. For 4 months), I suggest the Rasmus Hedegaard remix/mashup ”Still Animals”. This trap producing Dane knows his mixes (Had to make a little room for my Scandinavian neighbors in my post, it’s just a tiny bridge between my home town and Denmark – fun facts). Daring enough to take on the world’s most loved tracks, he played matchmaker between Garrix and Dr. Dre, and I believe they make a beautiful couple. Listen below and see what I mean.



Hip-Hop, Rap | Adrian Lau – X Generation (Prod. By Harry Fraud)

Posted by on August 5, 2013


With shark week in full effect, Brooklyn producer Harry Fraud’s protege Adrian Lau just dropped an ill track “X Generation.” Lau murks it over Fraud’s grungy industrial beat.  If you’re not up to date with what Fraud and his movement have been up to, they recently signed a label deal with the re birthed legendary hip hop label Priority Records, home of NWA, Dr Dre,  and Snoop Dogg. The name of the label is Surf School Records and there is talk that Adrian will be the first artist to sign. Look out for more music from this tandem very soon! Must listen and must download!

Free Download: Adrian Lau – X Generation (Prod. By Harry Fraud)

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Events | Ultra Music Festival Phase 2 Lineup Announced

Posted by on January 28, 2013

In case you missed it over the weekend, after announcing the first phase, Ultra announced the phase 2 lineup of the talent laden festival, adding 100s of names to its ridiculous bill. So imagine just about every Dj ever minus Daft Punk and add Snoop Dogg (Lion?). That is what Ultra is looking like this year with 100s of artists lined up over 7 stages over 2 weekends with Winter Music Conference packed in the middle. There is something for everybody here at Ultra. I could start listing them off, but it is pointless because everybody is there, so just check it out below to see the daily schedule for each stage and start the UMF countdown with 46 days left until Friday weekend one. Phase 3 will come shortly with Toolroom Knights and John Digweed’s Bedrock Records, so house fans be on the lookout for that.

Phase 2 Lineup