Drum & Bass | G-Wizard’s new Drum & Bass tune is more than Good Enough

Posted by on November 3, 2016

For some unknown reason, Drum & Bass never really crossed over to the mainstream in North America, but all that might be about to change. The aptly titled Good Enough, from Australia’s G-Wizard, combines all the energy of traditional D&B, but adds enough pop sensibility to arouse the curiosity of those not well versed in the genre.

Although this is our first time hearing of G-Wizard, he’s been making noise in his homeland for a while now.

Indie | Gryffin’s Remix of CHVRCHES’ “Clearest Blue” Is Summer Captured In 4 Minutes

Posted by on April 26, 2016

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There’s no denying that we’re huge fans of Gryffin over here at Fresh New Tracks. The talented multi-instrumentalist not only pushes the boundaries of dance music with his forward-thinking brand of house, but he’s also managed to find a sound that appeals to his dance fans, while still maintaining enough mainstream appeal to crossover into pop. His latest effort, a remix of CHVRCHES’ “Clearest Blue,” is an ode to his impressive production talent, as he takes on the Scottish indietronica band’s biggest hit, and infuses it with his signature melodic house style with soaring guitar riffs, a big bass line, and pulsing synths.

House | Hermes Taps Into Mixed Emotions on His Debut EP

Posted by on March 15, 2016

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You may not know who Hermes is right now, but that is sure to change within the next few months. The LA-based producer / lyricist, Hermes Lopez, just released his debut Mixed Emotions EP, and we can’t stop bumping it. The five-track EP features a diverse collection of sounds and styles, starting with the lead single from the release, “Stay,” a dance-pop anthem with mainstream appeal. Other tracks like “Hearts on Fire” and “Silhouette” are energetic, big room anthems, while the last track on the EP, “Muevelo,” is a slow, reggaeton jam. Check out the full EP above.


Progressive House | Calvin Harris feat. John Newman – Blame

Posted by on September 5, 2014

I love Calvin Harris. Not in your college-aged sorority chick that listens to nothing but progressive house and goes to Coachella wearing an Indian headdress and flash tattoos way. I actually like him because I think his production is a cut above. Sure Hardwell is the number one DJ, but Harris has achieved cross over status. This new release from Harris though? It’s not getting the job done. The writing is great. The vocals are great. The drop is..uneventful. John Newman is brilliant as always, but Calvin really missed the boat on this one. This had the potential to become a mega-smash solidifying his summer reign. In the grand scheme of things, this review won’t hurt “Blame’s” performance one bit. We don’t intend it to. Regardless, we have to call it like we see it. Calvin Harris’ new “Blame” single out now on Sony (UK) is a dud of a track.

Purchase: Calvin Harris feat. John Newman – Blame

Progressive House | Steve Angello – Wasted Love ft. Dougy from The Temper Trap

Posted by on July 23, 2014

The first single off Steve Angello’s upcoming album is out and it is as awesome as one would expect. The superb vocals and radio ready production destine this song to commercial success, much like how “Don’t You Worry Child” was. It’s not a huge surprise for there to be a song or two from the album that is catered to the mainstream and this is one of them. Even so, it’s a great track and a smart way to reintroduce the world to Steve Angello, the solo artist.

iTunes: Steve Angello – Wasted Love ft. Dougy from The Temper Trap

FYI | Dance Music’s Worrying Trend: The Try Hard

Posted by on March 5, 2014

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We all know one — or unfortunately have come to know one. Two years ago they were overheard about how amazing Alesso was at EDC Las Vegas. This year they won’t be seen leaving the techno tent, save to go grab a drink or look in disgust at the kids dressed in neon wandering the festival grounds. They will be there nice and early to let everyone around them know just how extensive their knowledge is about the openers. They were up on them well before you, no doubt about that, and aren’t too sure how they feel about seeing them on such a grand stage like Ultra, E-Zoo or EDC — because naturally the next step is David Guetta-esque selling out.


Hip-Hop | Jitta On The Track — Studio Sundays [Episode 2]

Posted by on October 6, 2013

Jitta is back with the next installment of his Studio Sunday series, this time laying his charismatic, internal-rhyme-laden bars over a few recent mainstream gems (“Shabba”, “New Slaves”, and “Backseat Freestyle”). Jitta continues to show his consistency and development as an artist here, refining his flow and including more advanced rhyme-schemes within his raps. Hit him up on Twitter to request songs you’d like to hear him go in over next week.