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cciv & sofocle – palms

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I probably spent way too much of my time trying to identify the sample in this smooth new collaboration from cciv and sofocle, but I just couldn’t stop until found it. Turns out these talented producers borrowed a tiny piece of FRND’s “Sticks and Stones,” and flipped it into this laid back, future leaning beat. I was pretty much hooked on the bubbly sound within the first few seconds of hitting play. Check out more from both cciv and sofocle on Soundcloud, and listen to “palms” below. Read More

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Billie Eilish – Bellyache (Marian Hill Remix)

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Budding pop songstress Billie Eilish first wowed me with her incredible single “Ocean Eyes,” and she’s had several more quality songs since then — one of which is the spectacularly sultry “Bellyache”. Fortunately for us, this one caught the eye of exploding electronic/pop duo Marian Hill, who’ve graced us with a stunning remix. Billie’s pristine vocals are front and center, only now they’re complimented by rubbery bass and a thumping beat — but the song really comes alive around 1 minute in, when the vocals are chopped, pitched, and rearranged to form an undeniably catchy chorus. Everything about this one is pure gold.Read More

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Terror Jr – Caramel

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The usual sparkling production of Terror Jr‘s Felix Snow takes a diversion into darker territory on the trio’s latest song, with more intricate elements and a slow-burning purpose. “Caramel” still features the bright, sugary vocals of their mystery front woman, with scathing lyrics that provides quite the contrast. In my mind, these guys are at the forefront of modern pop music and I can’t wait to hear what comes next. Read More

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mrs. baker – roast2roast

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I was recently put on to a collective producers from Adelaide, Australia called Joint Ventures who are cranking out chill instrumental music that’s right up my alley. Their latest release is “roast2roast” – a damn near perfect reworking of Harvey Sutherland and Bermuda’s “Coast 2 Coast” by an artist named mrs. baker. Dusty samples are wrapped in waves of warm, thick synths and neatly tied together with drums that seriously thump. All in all, it’s one of the sexiest beats I’ve heard this year. Check out more from mrs. baker on Soundcloud and pay what you want for his new album on Bandcamp. Read More

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letgo. – CURE

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Featuring sounds and samples from his newly released drumkit, Germany-based producer letgo. blends trap percussion with hazy atmospheric vibes on “CURE”. The resulting track not only puts the kit’s custom elements on full display, it evokes a level of emotion that producers everywhere continually strive to achieve. Visit Soundcloud to hear more of letgo.‘s work, and stream “CURE” below. Read More

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COMODO – Time Out

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It’s been a while since we’ve heard anything from UK producer COMODO, so it’s nice to get a new song – even though it may have been created a while back. “Time Out” is a silky smooth instrumental that features a shuffling beat, dreamy soundscapes, and the perfect amount of complimentary acoustic guitar. Once the groove gets going, it’s incredibly hard not to zone out to this one. Head to COMODO’s Soundcloud for more music and stream “Time Out” below. Read More

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Late June – Sleep Well

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If you’re looking for a song to help you unwind your way into the weekend, look no farther than Late June‘s latest track, “Sleep Well”. The Aukland-based producer does what he does best, delivering a beautifully chill tune that’ll have you feeling lighter than air. Head over to his Soundcloud for more, and stream “Sleep Well” below. Read More

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Soudiere – Pour Me Up A Cup

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I’m always down for more of a good thing, and Soudiere‘s latest song brings the hard-hitting percussion and dirty hip hop samples the French producer is known for. “Pour Me Up A Cup” captures the sound of the early 2000’s southern rap scene in it’s prime, with a heavy and hypnotic beat alongside no-nonsense bars. Head to Soudiere’s Soundcloud for more, and stream “Pour Me Up A Cup” below. Read More

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ozone – you & i.

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Riding on waves of beautifully lush pads and samples, producer ozone deploys crisp trap percussion to create a beat that’ll have you pleasantly sedated mere moments after hitting play. ozone is no stranger when it comes to incorporating rap vocals into his tracks, and “you & i.” delivers on this front as well — taking a surprise turn around the 2 minute mark with pitched up vocals from Lil Uzi Vert’s “That’s My Rule”. It’s just about the last thing I expected to hear after listening to the first half of this supremely chilled out beat, but it works amazingly well. Check out more from ozone on Soundcloud and stream “you & i.” below. Read More