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SwuM. – [スモーク]

In Beats, Chill, Downtempo, Instrumental, Lo fi, Zone Out by J FreshwaterLeave a Comment

According to Google, SwuM.‘s new Japanese titled tune translates to “Smoke,” which is an apt name for a song that’s so silky and smooth. The mysterious producer is known putting lo-fi spins on popular rap songs (much like his recent rendition of 6ix9ine’s song “Gummo”), but this one is a pure SwuM. instrumental. Get a free download here and stream it below.
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Mitch Geist – Love Doesn’t Grow In Massachusetts

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

Providing a perfect introduction to producer Mitch Geist‘s unique sound, “Love Doesn’t Grow In Massachusetts” is a funky instrumental that’s always evolving in its brief 2:25 runtime. A synth-laden intro leads into a series of really cool vocal samples, with a thumping beat holding it all together. As if that weren’t enough, things take an unexpectedly chill turn when sexy electric guitar is added into the mix around the 1:40 minute mark. Grab a free download here and check out Mitch’s SoundCloud for more.
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Cashmere Cat, Major Lazer & Tory Lanez – Miss You

In Collaboration, Dance, EDM, Future Pop, Pop, R&B, Upbeat by J Freshwater1 Comment

Cashmere Cat joins forces with Major Lazer and Tory Lanez to deliver a slice of pop perfection in “Miss You”. The pristine production of both Cashmere and Major Lazer is on full display here, with Tory Lanez’s airy vocals adding a warm tropical vibe to the mix. Everything about this one is really catchy, but as one SoundCloud user pointed out, it sounds strikingly similar to Palmistry’s 2016 song “Lifted”… Take a listen and decide for yourself!
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nine plus – Into The Sun (Feat. Ill-Esha)

In Dangerous, Dark, Electronic, Heavy, Trap by J FreshwaterLeave a Comment

A misleadingly pleasant intro gives way to a hellish drop in new producer nine plus‘ “Into The Sun”. This Ill-Esha assisted track is part of label/platform Phuture Collective‘s 10th compilation album, titled Rebirth, which is set to feature work from a slew of forward thinking electronic producers. nine plus is a relatively new name, but this track speaks volumes to his abilities as a producer. Give him a follow on SoundCloud and stream “Into The Sun” below.
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Ekali & ZHU – Blame

In Bass, Collaboration, EDM, Electronic, Heavy by J FreshwaterLeave a Comment

The OWSLA label is ending the year on a high note with Ekali and Zhu‘s heavy-hitting collaboration, “Blame”. Ekali’s dark production is perfectly complimented by Zhu’s falsetto vocals, and the way the beat builds into the aggressive, brass-laden drop is incredibly gratifying. Needless to say, both of these guys brought their A-game on this one. Grab a free download here, and check out more tunes from Ekali and Zhu on SoundCloud.
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kamandi – Goldie

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

Kamandi‘s new song “Goldie” is a beautiful and unique instrumental dedicated to the producer’s daughter. The song oozes with warm vibes during its brief 2 minute runtime, with the highlight coming around the midway point when pitched and chopped vocal samples are introduced. The combination of steamy guitar work, hypnotizing drums, and kamandi‘s incredible vocal manipulation result in an instrumental that’s pure bliss.
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Post Malone – I Fall Apart (Wet Paint Remix)

In Electronic, R&B, Remix by J FreshwaterLeave a Comment

Electronic production duo Wet Paint‘s recent rendition of Post Malone‘s “I Fall Apart” is a massive remix that’s well worth your time. I hadn’t heard of these guys before this song, but this one has definitely made a fan out of me. A skittering trap beat is emphasized with colossal bass and haunting vocal samples, adding a powerful touch to what’s already an emotional song. Needless to say, Wet Paint will definitely be on my radar from now on. Check out their SoundCloud, grab a free download, and stream the remix below.
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Halpe – Spells

In Beats, Electronic, Experimental, Future, Instrumental, Upbeat by J FreshwaterLeave a Comment

Experimental yet catchy, Argentinian producer Halpe delivers another forward thinking beat in “Spells”. If you’re not familiar with Halpe, his style leans towards the future bass genre, though most everything he creates has a unique and unexpected spin. “Spells” is no different—pairing pitched vocals and upbeat melodies with sharp, bass heavy synths to create a really interesting contrast. Stream it below and check out his Soundcloud for more.
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Jaun RIOS – Praia

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Spanish producer Juan RIOS recently released his new Natura EP and it’s filled with the lovingly crafted, laid back beats he does best. “Praia” is a single from the 14 track project that’ll certainly whet your appetite with its hypnotic guitar work, crisp drums, and fuzzy vocal samples. Stream the EP on Spotify, purchase it on Bandcamp, and check out more from Jaun RIOS on Soundcloud.
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