The New Law
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The New Law

Seattle, Washington, United States | INDIE

Seattle, Washington, United States | INDIE
Band EDM Hip Hop


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"URB Mag Review"

It’s refreshing to find a talented new ambient electronic artist. This duo is versatile as can be. They’ve been toiling in the Seattle underground for three years, now finally preparing to release their sophomore album. From the surreal saxophone of “Seattle Lights” to the foreboding death march of “Hell’s Gates,” they paint pictures with sound. Ambient is a word that’s thrown around a lot. The New Law has proven that they know the meaning. - URB magazine

"Properly Chilled Debut Album Review"

If you remember the movie HARDWARE, the album cover might get you thinking of a sort of Bladerunner apocalypse sound. You might be right, but The New Law is way better than such a simplification. Really nice work! -

"KEXP - John Richards"

"One the best and biggest surprises for me this year was The New Law's releases...beautiful, emotional, cinematic...its the record that DJ Shadow SHOULD have done after Endtroducing. Its near perfect" - John Richards (The Morning Show, KEXP)
- KEXP - The Morning Show

"The Stranger Review"

Adam Straney and Justin Neff—produce deftly arranged, orchestrally inclined hiphop that evokes Ninja Tune's glory years and Portishead's doomed-romance aura (sans Beth Gibbons's ruined croons, obviously). Hints of J Dilla's clipped, staccato beatmaking also color the New Law's tracks, which often demonstrate a cinematic scope and keenly emotive sense of atmosphere. URB picked them for its Next 1,000 Artists feature, and damn if the L.A.-based mag isn't on point with that choice. - Dave Segal - The Stranger

"Weekly Volcano Review"

Six thumbs up for a beautiful balance of dirt and space. - Weekly Volcano


The New Law is one of the best albums from underground I've ever gotten. - Kaska Paluch (editor-in-chief -

"Textura Review"

The New Law definitely rewards your time. - Textura

"Panic Studios"

I'm still waiting to do their next album, the first one was great! It's what DJ Shadow should have kept doing. - John McCaig (Mastering Engineer at PanicStudios)


THE NEW LAW - "The New Law" - 2006
THE NEW LAW - "High Noon" - 2009

Collaborations Tracks on following albums:
Paul T - "Audiobiography" 2008
Fanu - "Homefree" 2009

Many tracks have airplay on various radio stations around the world, as well as on independent films.



Seattle based producers Adam Straney and Justin Neff are sonic wizards. Together, they have created a unique style of instrumental music featuring organic and synthetic hip hop beats combined with evolving soundscapes, dreamlike sax, dusty samples, soaring synths, and pulsing drum machines that can only be defined as The New Law.

Adam began his musical career playing guitar, bass, and drums in punk bands throughout his youth. In college he discovered a new love for Drum 'n' Bass music, which soon led to DJing and producing. Justin began playing the piano at age six, picked up the saxophone at age twelve, and has played in jazz, funk and rock bands ever since. The duo met during college while working at a movie theater, and their mutual passion for music of all genres served as a foundation for what would become The New Law.

More than half a decade later, The New Law has been featured as an up-and-coming artist in magazines and websites such as, textura and, in addition to being selected as Urb Magazine's Next 1,000 Artists.