Mix | Tchami – Diplo & Friends

Posted by on November 25, 2014

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I like Tchami. I think he’s a force to be reckoned with and a serious breathe of fresh air for the dance community. Many don’t know that’s been producing for a while, and has co-production credits (along with DJ Snake) on “Turn Down For What” and Lady Gaga’s “Do What You Want” record. That’s no joke kids. You don’t produce those records without serious connections and proven production prowess.

I pump Tchami’s tires to say this: I wasn’t a big fan of this mix. My expectations are so high for this guy that it just didn’t live up to what I expected given his previous mixes, which were all gold. His DAD mix? Gold. His Thump mix? 24 Karat. Social Club in Paris? Cash for Gold. It doesn’t matter what I think. I’ll let our readers decide. Did this mix do it for you?

Be sure to catch Tchami on his European tour fall run. Details here.

House | Pep & Rash – Fatality (Quintino Edit)

Posted by on November 24, 2014


This is for all you kids in the chat box with absolutely zero taste in dance music. You know, the one’s who b*tch and moan about there not being enough progressive house slash brostep posted. I’ve pretty much had it with progressive house at this point but Quintino’s edit of Pep & Rash’s “Fatality” is a huge tune. There’s just no getting around it. The video is horrendous, but it doesn’t matter. Spinnin’ Records continues to pump out hit after hit. Incredible really. Pick this up on Beatport below.

Purchase: Pep & Rash – Fatality (Quintino Edit)

House | Cleavage – Prove (Official Music Video)

Posted by on November 17, 2014


Cleavage’s “Prove” on Spinnin’ Records is a tune. Little known secret is that it’s been out for a good while. By good while I mean a year or two. That doesn’t matter, because the video dropped last week and it’s already amassed 400,000 plays, and deservedly so. I don’t understand the video one bit (probably because I’m an American simpleton) but this groovy disco-inspired single deserves all the spins.

Purchase: Cleavage – Prove (Original Mix)

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Deep House | BANKS – Beggin For Thread (Gryffin & Hotel Garuda Remix)

Posted by on October 23, 2014

BANKS - Beggin For Thread (Gryffin & Hotel Garuda Remix)Gryffin has gotten soundcloud famous very quickly. In the matter of 8 months from his first remix of John Newman “Love Me Again” to this “Begging For Thread” alongside Hotel Garuda that has incredible momentum behind it, things have really taken off for the NYC producer. BANKS has been a popular artist to remix and the combination works perfectly here as the three producers use the vocal, chopping it and manipulating it as well as I have heard in a remix, setting it over deep plucks and distant, reverbed guitars riffs. As per usual with these three, the tune is a free download, so make sure you grab it below.

Free Download: BANKS – Beggin For Thread (Gryffin & Hotel Garuda Remix)

Hip-Hop, Mixtapes, Rap | Ace Cosgrove – UsvsRobots (Mixtape)

Posted by on October 7, 2014

Ace Cosgrove hails from the DMV, and is no newcomer to Fresh New Tracks. His soulful twist on rap saw him relative success leading up to the release of this tape. And now that UsvsRobots is finally available to the world, it’s only a matter of time before things really propel to the next level.

The DMV has been incredibly strong recently, and everyone is awaiting the next artist to pop. Take a listen below and see why it might just be Ace Cosgrove.

Progressive House | Lush & Simon Feat. Delaney Jane – In My Hands

Posted by on August 11, 2014

Lush & Simon Feat. Delaney Jane - In My HandsIt was only a matter of time before these guys got big. With releases now on Revealed, Protocol, Armada, and now Doorn, the Italian duo continue to show signs of growth and improvement with each passing release. “Hunter” saw them integrate some more percussion based builds, while still returning to their strong suit in melodies. The duo have overcome a change in personnel with Simon being exchanged for another Simon and they have not skipped a beat, giving us the vintage driving melodic sound we know from Lush & Simon here with “In My Hands”.

Beatport: Lush & Simon Feat. Delaney Jane – In My Hands

Trance | Above & Beyond feat. Alex Vargas – Blue Sky Action

Posted by on July 21, 2014

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The sky is blue and you should too. Ok that made no sense, but it doesn’t matter. Above & Beyond are thankfully much better at just about everything music related than me, including songwriting, and “Blue Sky Action” is their latest tune that is pitch perfect for the summer months. It is the first single from their upcoming album, out early next year so get your mind and bodies ready for that.

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