Top 10 New Beat Songs That You Didn't Know You Needed Until Now

What's new beat? It's an 80's genre, influenced by classic House & Techno. It started in Belgium's underground, and has since seen a revival thanks to artists like Rezz, 1788-L, and INTERCOM. It has a relatively slow tempo, four on the floor beat, and a very complex basswork with dark synthlines. There aren't many in existence that don't sound tinny today, so here's a small collection I amassed for just this.

The Top Ten

1 Freak - Zac Waters Freak - Zac Waters

This song was released at the end of 2017, and can I just say, WOW what a way to enter the music scene. So dark, and truly deserving of the title Freak. Freaky, but it's damn good. - syntaxEDM

2 Greatness - Karma Fields Greatness - Karma Fields

Greatness is kind of like New Beat Hip-Hop, if that makes sense. Talib Kweli really hit every verse well. They make a really good team. - syntaxEDM

3 Truth and Malice - Intercom Truth and Malice - Intercom

Truth and Malice is considered New Beat Progressive House, which makes more sense than New Beat Hip-Hop, and rightly so. If this song had come out way sooner, it would've been #2. - syntaxEDM

4 Numb - Fwlr

New Beat Liquid Drum & Bass makes even less sense than New Beat Hip-Hop, but that's why this song is good. I'm a BIG fan of Drum & Bass, so a little bias here, but if it had come out sooner, it would've been higher on the list. - syntaxEDM

5 Murder - Soulji

Since Soulji is a mainly House & Techno producer, it only made sense he would do New Beat sometime right? I mean, it's technically Dark Techno. Whatever you think it is, this song is no doubt good. - syntaxEDM

6 Infinite - Notaker

New Beat Synthwave? Well, okay, that doesn't sound too bad, as long as they don't make New Beat Happy Hardcore. This one is kind of long, but it's worth listening to. - syntaxEDM

7 Backup - Topi

Topi's unique style isn't usually what comes to mind when you think New Beat. But since New Beat is technically part of Industrial-type music, you eventually come to say that this is fine. Even if you don't like Topi's style, which is fine, I understand, it took me a while to come around to him. Especially because it's New Beat Trap/Moombahcore. - syntaxEDM

8 Automaton - Robotaki

The first New Beat song I ever listened to. I'm not a huge fan of Robotaki, but hey, you do you, I guess. - syntaxEDM

9 Saving Light (INTERCOM Remix) - Gareth Emery & STANDERWICK

Nothing much to say about this song. Just classic New Beat. - syntaxEDM

10 Saving Light (Notaker Remix) - Gareth Emery & STANDERWICK

New Beat is a genre you thought would've died by #8, correct? There's actually quite a bit more than just this list. It's not the most obscure genre, but in my opinion, it definitely needs a bit of love. Go and support the artists who make New Beat! - syntaxEDM

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