Bootleg, Electro | Cashmere Cats – Wedding Bells (Lazerdisk Bootleg)

Posted by on May 2, 2014

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Pretty much any song with artwork like is destined for greatness. Just as good as its artwork is the song, featuring a refreshing twist on Cashmere Cat’s beautiful ballad, Wedding Bells. From start to finish, the song engages your ears incorporating different synths, chords, and even a steel drum, and who doesn’t love a steel drum? Here’s what the men of lazerdisk had to say about the track:

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Definitely a must listen, so peep it below and get your groove on. Enjoy!

Chill, Hip-Hop | Radical Something – Pure

Posted by on January 30, 2014

It’s been a hot second since we have heard anything from the Cali-based group, Radical Something, but thankfully they are back with a brand new song and video, “Pure”. The song is a refreshing switch up from the usual upbeat, poppy-sounds of summer that we usually get from the band. “Pure” is just that, a simple, melodic and slow ballad to the beauty of life and music. As we are stuck in the barren winter months it is important to take a step back and enjoy.

Rad-So, although not having to bear the sub-zero temperatures that us over on the east-coast do, are still making these cold months a tad more enjoyable. So, sit-back and take in “Pure”.

Cover, Indie, Pop | Timeflies Tuesday – Say Something

Posted by on January 15, 2014

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With what I’m expecting to be a banger of a single coming next week, Timeflies deliver yet another slow jam.  This week’s installment, a cover of A Great Big World’s, “Say Something”.  Like the New York made indie pop/rock duo, A Great Big World, Cal and Rez tackle this mellow piano ballad, but as always, they add an extra pinch of seasoning.  Enjoy this one before they turn up next week with their brand new single, “All The Way”.

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Hip-Hop, Rap | Vonny del Fresco – Noir Designer

Posted by on January 12, 2014

With the sheer volume of new rappers emerging every day, it never ceases to amaze me how small the hip-hop community actually is. The interconnectivity of all us youngins’ once again came around full circle when “Noir Designer” graced my inbox earlier this week. Although I was familiar with Vonny del Fresco, I never had sat down and truly listened to what he had to offer.

The distorted voice and harsh passion he brings with every line, helps del Fresco paint a vivid picture of a woman caught up in the materialistic glitz and glamour. The almost-satanic sounding song is the antithesis of a typical ballad. As del Fresco explains,

“Noir Designer” tells the tale of a night’s encounter with a female living in a materialistic world, feeding off of greed inspired by her surroundings.

A beautiful exterior disguises inner ugliness.

The finer things allow her to feel secure, indulgence in excess–drugs, sex, sparkling nights–helps her cope.

She meets someone who understands her urges–a man who wants nothing more than to use her in exchange for giving her everything she desires.

A powerful message put forward in a strikingly blunt and confrontational manner is all summed up with a thought-provoking question: Is this modern love?

Hip-Hop, Rap | Alex Jordahl – Go Away (Video)

Posted by on December 28, 2013

It’s been a while since we’ve seen the young Chicago emcee, Alex Jordahl up here on Fresh New Tracks. Jordahl has been off at school perfecting his sound, and craft while we’ve been anxiously awaiting some new music. “Go Away” is unlike almost all of what we’ve heard out of Jordahl thus far in his career. The somber, heavily-produced track is a ballad of a lost lover and the trippy visuals add in a whole other level of depth.

I highly recommend giving the video and song a try, and let Alex know what you think!

RnB | Sean Kongery – Aware (ft. Elias)

Posted by on November 6, 2013

The beatsmith formally known as Sean Kongery is back. This time, the LA up and comer teams up with fellow Cali-vocalist Elias to create a smooth, soothing -I have just coined the word smoothing as an adjective for this song- ballad. In-house video team, Lake Effect Films, has yet again out done himself and absolutely blows me away with the story he managed to create behind the song.

Sean is soon to be at the key player in pop production, so it’ll be exciting to see the future singles as well as placements he’ll be getting these next couple months. For the time being, enjoy the song and video!

Also, the sampling of “Mr. Sandman” in the first few seconds of the visual is a fantastic touch.

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Hip-Hop, Rap | OnCue – Way Too Far

Posted by on October 12, 2013

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With Angry Young Man in its imminence, OnCue continues to build the hype surrounding it with yet another single. “Way Too Far” is a ballad of Cuey’s endless work and the significant impacts that it’s been having on his life. The song certainly encapsulates the spirit of an angry young man, as each line is spit with an unmatched conviction and emotion.

OnCue has yet to give us a set release date for his forthcoming project, however, it was said to be released sometime this month. Whether that release date is abided by or we have to hold off a little longer, I’m sure I speak for many when I say that AYM will be worth the wait.

Enjoy the incredibly well produced “Way Too Far” and grab the free download courtesy of OnCue’s SoundCloud.

Free Download: OnCue – Way Too Far