Review: Fresh & Low – New Life (House)

This review covers the deep house track Fresh & Low – New Life.

This track was released in 1997 in the “Little “i” EP” EP.

The track starts off with some synth chords and some light percussion work. A clap is brought in. The kick then comes in. A subtle high hat then comes in. Synth string then makes an appearance. Vocal samples then come in while the synth string briefly drops out. When the vocal samples drop out, the synth strings come back. They go back and forth. A high hat then becomes more prominent.

From there, a synth effect is brought in and a different vocal sample makes an appearance. An additional synth chord is brought in. The subtle chord makes a brief variation. The drum kit then drops out, leaving only one chord and the voice sample. From there, the kick is brought back in. The rest of the drum kit follows.

In the next section, the voice sample drops out. It is replaced by a light synth melody. This melody goes on for quite a while without really any repetition. It gives the track a bit of a jazzy influence. The chord then drops out part way through, leaving the melody to continue with the drum kit. After that, the drum kit drops out and the main melody leads the track out.

One thing I do like about this track is the fact that this has a very chilled atmosphere to it. It has that jazz influence, but still manages to be quite relaxed. As such, it also has a bit of an ambient nature to it.

While I wouldn’t call this an amazing track, it still doesn’t really have any inherent deficiencies that I could hear. So, really, no actual complaints from me.

Overall, this is quite a solid track. If you want something to chill out to, this is definitely a great candidate that fits the bill. It has some subtle jazz influences in the synth and the voice samples are quite soothing. So, a track that gets a thumbs up from me.


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