DJ Fresh’s newest album Nexlevelism out on Ministry Of Sound really puts this artist’s accomplishments into perspective. For example, tracks Louder and Hot Right Now both snagged the top position on the UK Singles chart, while the track The Power charted just inside the top ten. Also on the album is the anthemic Gold Dust–a track with millions of views on YouTube and one of the most recognized dubstep remixes by none other than Circus Records frontman Flux Pavilion. Still, beyond these tunes, the album is filled with solid gold, including DJ Fresh’s recent release The Feeling. So what’s left to offer? How about a few brand new tunes featuring Blind Faith’s Liam Bailey, X-Factor contestant Fleur, and Cape Fear/Natural Born Killers actress Juliette Lewis, among others.
For those who haven’t heard Juliette Lewis’ work with her old band The Licks, it may be surprising how well her voice fits among the synthetic sounds of dance music. For the track Fire Over Water, Juliette lays down a steamy and seductive vocal that glides on top of the tune’s jagged bass and crafty drum edits–truly an inspired combination of timbres. Don’t Tell Me features several phrases of hard acid breaks, layers of serene pads, and the heavy-hearted lyrics of Liam Bailey. Chase & Status fans should instantly recognize Liam’s voice from the aforementioned Blind Faith, albeit with a slightly more taut delivery. Another catchy tune on the album is the spirited party track Turn It Up featuring Fleur. This tune is built on popular synth elements found in Dutch electro and a heavy compliment of robotic vocoding on Fleur’s soulful voice. Head over to the Ministry Of Sound website to check out the full tracklist.