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Under The Current: The Best New Music You Haven’t Heard Yet

We’re back with more of your new favorite music you didn’t even know you needed. 

Each week we dive deep into our inboxes to pick out the best new tracks from artists that deserve your attention. Whether you’re looking for bass-heavy bangers, infectious electro-pop, or emotional ballads, we have you covered.

Check out our favorite new tracks from the past week, and stream the entire playlist below.

 


JEANIE – Pharaoh

Rising NYC producer JEANIE has made a name for herself as a ferocious, captivating producer in the bass scene, as well as running GRL GANG, an initiative dedicated to expanding the presence of hardworking women in dance music. Her first original release of the year “Pharaoh” is a dark, heavy track injected with Egyptian melodies, knife samples, and absolutely relentless bass.

 


Lena Leon & Kastra – Walls (feat. Andy Tongren)

A critically acclaimed singer, producer, audio engineer and songwriter from New York City, Lena Leon has lent vocals and written songs for some of the biggest producers in electronic music. Now she’s making a name for herself with her vibrant dance-pop track “Walls”.

“Walls represents both the walls of the room the couple lived in together and the walls they created between themselves. The lyrics tell a story of two people packing their bags, and moving out of the place they lived together after they’ve decided it wasn’t working out between them”. -Lena Leon


I wanted to share my new original with codi and Luma called “Changes”.

Rickie Nolls & Codi – Changes (Feat. Luma)

We have a newcomer to River Beats today, Rickie Nolls & Codi. Their new collaboration is called “Changes.” An upbeat melodic single that evokes “positive light.”

“Changes was meant to capture the spirit of change and portray it in a positive light. This song has been very special to me since day one and I’m extremely excited to finally share it with the world.” – Rickie Nolls 


Xavage – Strike a Pose

This track was described to me as a “wonky banger” and I honestly can’t think of a better description. It has fun, filthy beats with samples and vocals that compliment the track perfectly. Put this on blast and try not to dance, I dare you.

“My composition is all about how the music makes you feel and move so when I first created the drop without the vocals my body instantly started dancing, striking different poses every downbeat. I instantly ran with the idea ‘Strike a Pose’ which lead to the vocals, sound effects, and overall theme of the track which all tied together nicely. – Xavage


GoodSex – Glow (ft Genevieve & Trance Thompson)

Chicago duo GoodSex are masterful party starters, playing clubs across the country and bringing their pimped out GoodBus to festivals like Summer Camp and Electric Forest. Their newest track “Glow” brings you 80’s grooves and summer vibes and is just as fun as they are.


MK – Body 2 Body (Chris Lake Remix)

Two unstoppable forces in different realms of house music come together for this remix, and we couldn’t be happier with the result. While MK‘s original is a sensual pop-forward blend of house and R&B, Chris Lake‘s take injects darkness into it and a bassline that embraces Lake’s signature sound.


Dysphemic – Time Bandit

“Time Bandit” is a glitch-hop infused journey into the mind of Australian producer Dysphemic, and it’s something that fans of The Glitch Mob will absolutely love. The single is the lead track off his just-released Mind Bandit EP that you can stream in its entirety below.


Luke Potter – Healing (Madism Remix)

Madism adds a touch of energetic pop to Luke Potter’s emotional track, turning this UK breakout hit into a poolside summer anthem.


Distinkt – Potion

“Grace and I linked up after ages of constantly talking about how we had to make a tune. The studio sessions we had were fuelled by good energy, giggles and a lot of fresh pineapple. I remember when I was doing the final touches on the track – I was blasting it through my speakers at home and it was a sunny day so I had my window wide open with a cool breeze and I was just in the best mood and that came out in the song. I wanted to show people the other side I have in the studio.”                – Distinkt


Saticöy – Nice To Know

Los Angeles alternative-pop band Saticöy take tragedy and turn it into a poignant, beautiful song on their newest single.

“Strength always comes from triumph over tragedy, and while ‘Nice to Know’ expresses a yearning to return to happier times, it also shows a fortified determination to carry on a legacy.” – Saticöy


 

Drishti Beats – Waterfall

“Waterfall” a vibrant, serene track from Drishti Beats, a live downtempo yoga bass collective (yes that’s a thing). Fusing Middle Eastern-influenced melodies with chill electronic production, it’s the perfect feel-good track for your summer.


These are just a few of the songs in the newest update to Freshly Picked Beats. Be sure to check out the Spotify playlist in its entirety below.

 


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