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FreshfromDE – Aston Martin (Single) (Produced by Roca Beats)

Back with another conceptual audible incarnation (previously “Fresh Gordon”), Delaware denizen FreshfromDE (formerly dFresh) this time around embodies the fictional Ian Fleming character known as 007. In the extremely catchy concept single “Aston Martin” produced by Dutch beatsmith Roca Beats, in concurrence with last weeks motion picture release of “SPECTRE.” This particular single is taken from the forthcoming FreshfromDE X Roca Beats (Netherlands) collaborative full-length LP, which is currently “Untitled” but will feature around 10-12 tracks by the international duo, no concrete release date yet (1st quarter, 2016) but expect to hear it sooner rather than later, in the meantime…

Listen: https://soundcloud.com/freshfromde/aston-martin-prod-by-roca-beats

November 2, 2015 Posted by | Audio | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

dFresh – Fresh Gordon (EP)

Fresh (excuse the “pun”) on the heels of his recently released LP “Universal Laws Vol.1,” Delaware’s own dFresh releases a surprise concept EP “Fresh Gordon,” inspired by the iconic comic book character and “Savior of the Universe” Flash Gordon. The FREE to stream EP is fully sampled from Queen’s soundtrack, taken from the cult classic 80’s movie. All production on “Fresh Gordon” is skillfully crafted by the Delaware duo The Hit List (Zachary ‘Zak Morris’ Kerstetter and Gregory ‘The Author’ Durrette II) and dFresh.

The “First State” native emcee/producer seamlessly infuses lyrics from some of his real life events with the movie samples, which combines that new brand of Hip-Hop with the vintage sound we’ve been accustomed to in the past …as dFresh incarnates himself as Fresh Gordon/Flash Gordon.

01.) Flash [Intro] (Produced by The Hit List)
02.) Just Landed (Produced by The Hit List)
03.) Regular Man (Produced by The Hit List & dFresh)
04.) Fresh Gordon (Produced by The Hit List)
05.) Outro (Produced by dFresh)

Listen: https://soundcloud.com/defreshco/sets/fresh-gordon

July 1, 2015 Posted by | Mixtapes | , , , | Leave a comment

dFresh – Universal Laws: Chapter 1 (Album)

Last December, Delaware native dFresh had set out on journey. A pursuit to put his ideologies based on the Laws of the Universe into one concrete piece of material. In short the Laws of the Universe state that what you put into this world, as far as thinking, is what you will get out of it in return. But to fully fund an EP independently can be expensive, so utilizing kickstarter dFresh had fully raised the necessary funds to create this body of work.

“Universal Laws: Chapter 1” is the first Installment in a 3-tier series, where producer GxWay fully samples Earl Nightingale audio book “The Strangest Secret” from the 1950s. Hoping to take you on a journey of self discovery is the goal dFresh has set out in this 3-tier series. “Strangest Secret” and “Driver” were the two singles released prior, both gaining positive reviews and solid numbers at 96,000 plays cumulatively. Without further ado “Universal Laws: Chapter 1” is here, on the birthday of the man who emancipated the slaves. In honor of that, emancipate your mind.

01.) The Strangest Secret
02.) Retro
03.) Start Even
04.) In History They Said It
05.) Driver
06.) The Lagoon
07.) Vibrations (feat. Damilleo Stacks)

Listen: https://soundcloud.com/defreshco/sets/universal-laws-chapter-1

February 16, 2015 Posted by | Mixtapes | , , , | Leave a comment

dFresh – The Strangest Secret (Video)

As January concludes, we remember the resolutions we’ve set and whether or not we’ve followed through with them (if you’re a gym goer, things should go back to normal within the next few weeks, if not already.) Why do some people succeed with setting goals while others fall back on their habits? Famed self development forefather Earl Nightingale would say that those who aren’t successful do not set goals and are reactive to those around them, forcing their dreams to take the back seat in favor of simple pleasures. Though these distractions may arise, don’t think that dFresh will succumb to them.

In practicing with the Nightingale ethos, “The Strangest Secret,” which is named after one of his seminal works, has the Delaware native going through the daily grind. Simple and to the point, the video throws away all of the glitz and glamour, allowing us to take in Fresh’s lyrics directly. dFresh’s upcoming “Universal Laws: Chapter 1” doesn’t have a release date, but let’s hope it comes out soon so we’ve got something to bump while we stay on our path of success.

Watch: http://youtu.be/RGQHa4L6HzM

February 2, 2015 Posted by | Videos | , , | Leave a comment