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SAFIA MAFIA – Beam Me Up

In Bass, Dark, Electronic, Trap by J FreshwaterLeave a Comment

When I stumbled across vocalist Safia Mafia‘s “Beam Me Up” a few days ago it immediately caught my attention. The eerie trap production is simple and effective, and a stunning contrast is created when paired with Safia’s pristine vocals. It appears she doesn’t have a ton of followers yet, but with more songs like “Beam Me Up”, that’s certain to change in the future. Visit her SoundCloud and stream “Beam Me Up” below. Read More

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Tim Gunter – Running Away

In Dance, Electronic, Future, Instrumental, Upbeat by J FreshwaterLeave a Comment

LA based electronic producer Tim Gunter is back with a new single and it was well worth the wait. “Running Away” is an upbeat tune that fuses trap-inspired percussion, future synths, and catchy chopped vocals. It’s a quality example of future-bass production at it’s finest, and it’s been at the top of my personal playlist since its release. Stream it below and be sure to check out Tim Gunter’s SoundCloud for more. Read More

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Hayden James – NUMB feat. GRAACE

In Chill, Electronic, Future Pop, R&B by J FreshwaterLeave a Comment

There’s been so much good music coming out of Australia over the past few years that it can be hard to keep up—especially when it comes to electronic producers. This time it’s Sydney-based producer Hayden James that’s making major waves with his new single, “NUMB”. Released on the Future Classic label, “NUMB” features the sultry vocals of fellow Sydney-based artist GRAACE, whose voice glides effortlessly alongside Hayden’s mesmerizing electronic production. The entire song is incredible, but the highlight comes in the form of a supremely catchy chorus that immediately hooked me and hasn’t let go since. Read More

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DROELOE – Kintsugi

In Beats, Dreamy, Electronic, Instrumental, Upbeat by J FreshwaterLeave a Comment

Rounding out the impressive list of singles released ahead of Bitbird’s upcoming Gouldian Finch 02 Compilation is DROELOE‘s monumental new song, “Kintsugi”. If you recall, these guys released their A Moment In Time EP a month ago, and it’s honestly one of the most exciting things I’ve heard all year. “Kintsugi” picks up right where the EP left off, with DROELOE’s incomparable sound put on full display. A balmy intro quickly builds into an explosive drop, with unique organic sounds colliding to create a song that’s dazzlingly energetic and downright catchy. Look out for the full Gouldian Finch 02 compilation on October 5th, and stream “Kintsugi” below. Read More

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SOUDIERE – 1976

In Beats, Chill, Downtempo, Hip Hop, Zone Out by J FreshwaterLeave a Comment

I’ve been really into the “chill beat with tough rap sample” thing lately, and nobody does it better than SOUDIERE. The French producer gets featured here regularly, and as long as he keeps pumping out quality tunes like this one, I don’t see that changing. His latest song, “1976,” features gorgeous production with sultry horns and percussion that thumps. And of course a SOUDIERE beat wouldn’t be complete without some catchy rap samples — this time coming from Yung Simmie’s “Disrespect”. Check out more from SOUDIERE on SoundCloud, and stream “1976” below. Read More

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Tony – DEEPER ft. Ponsuda

In Beats, Chill, Collaboration, Downtempo, Dreamy, Hip Hop, Lo fi, Zone Out by J FreshwaterLeave a Comment

Tony and Ponsuda, two producers and members of the EVILSIDECREW collective, recently teamed up for “Deeper” — a dreamy beat featuring faded rap vocals from Rich The Kid, Famous Dex & Jay Critch’s “You Flexing“. The vocals take a backseat in this one, acting as a rhythmic compliment to the otherworldly production, and the results are nothing short of hypnotizing. Read More

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Delacey – Nothing Lasts Forever

In Electronic, Future Pop, Pop by J FreshwaterLeave a Comment

Los Angeles based vocalist Delacey is an exciting new artist that just burst onto the scene with her debut single, “Nothing Lasts Forever.” It stands as a tantalizing introduction to her sound and style, with powerful vocals, haunting lyrics, and a dark, understated electronic beat. This one is catchy from the start, and it only gets better as the subtle details reveal themselves with every subsequent listen. Stream “Nothing Lasts Forever” below, follow Delacey on SoundCloud, and stay tuned for more. Read More

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San Holo – I Still See Your Face

In Chill, Dreamy, Electronic, Upbeat by J FreshwaterLeave a Comment

San Holo never fails to impress with his creative and unique sound. His new song, “I Still See Your Face,” is the first single from his label Bitbird’s upcoming Gouldian Finch 02 Compilation, and it sets the bar quite high for the other contributing artists. The most notable thing here is the inclusion of San’s own vocals, which are playfully altered to compliment the warm electronic production surrounding them. After a steady buildup, the songs “drop” adds to the whimsical vibe by crashing in with bright xylophone strikes and speedy percussion. All of these elements work really well together and the resulting song is a stunning blend of some of the best sounds the electronic genre has to offer. Read More

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Airia – Without You Here

In Beats, Chill, Electronic, Guitar, Instrumental, Zone Out by J FreshwaterLeave a Comment

Longtime Audio Aquarium favorite Airia just began an initiative to create a song a week for an entire year. Kicking things off is “Without You Here,” a tranquil instrumental that features acoustic guitar strums, airy pads, and beautifully chopped and pitched vocals. The end product is a soothing beat that maintains Airia’s signature sound while introducing innovative new elements to keep things fresh. Check out more from Airia on SoundCloud, and listen to “Without You Here” below. Read More

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ODESZA – Across The Room (feat. Leon Bridges)

In Chill, Collaboration, Dreamy, Electronic, Soul, Upbeat by J FreshwaterLeave a Comment

Today is the day, my friends. ODESZA‘s new album A Moment Apart is finally here and it was well worth the wait. I especially wanted to write about “Across The Room” because it’s such a fantastic (and unexpected) collaboration. I mean, Leon Bridges featured on an ODESZA track!? It’s a match made in heaven. The old-school soul singer’s silky vocals float effortlessly over ODESZA‘s pristine production, with pitched vocal samples interjected to provide a rousing chorus. This song is so warm and pleasant you just can’t help but feel good while listening. Read More