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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, …

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Cozway – Bamboo

In Bass, Beats, Dangerous, Dark, Electronic, Experimental, Instrumental by J Freshwater1 Comment

Vancouver based producer Cozway loves experimenting and coming up with exciting sounds unlike anything else found in the electronic music world. Most notable is the absurd drop in his remix of Quix and Nevve’s “Riot Call”… Take a listen and tell me it’s not insane. His new song “Bamboo” continues this trend with a jittery lead and thumping drums that …

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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 …

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mossy. – Glass

In Bass, Beats, Chill, Deep, Downtempo, Electronic, Instrumental, Zone Out by J FreshwaterLeave a Comment

I’ve discovered several exciting new producers recently and mossy. sits firmly at the top of the list. There’s not a lot of info about him, but his polished sound has me hooked in the best way. His new song “glass” features waves of organic instrumentation and deep electronic sounds colliding together to form an intensely downtempo affair. The results are …

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PnB Rock – Selfish (Shlohmo Remix)

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

I know I’m not the only one whose ears perk up whenever Shlohmo drops a new remix. It’s been a while, so this dark and restrained reworking of Philly R&B artist PnB Rock‘s hit single “Selfish” comes as a welcomed surprise. The original song’s production was really bright and pretty, so of course Shlohmo stripped it down and installed his …

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X&G – Safe

In Bass, Beats, Dangerous, Electronic, Instrumental by J FreshwaterLeave a Comment

With a string of recent releases, it seems like production duo X&G may have a proper album on the way and I couldn’t be more excited. All their new songs are insane (especially the Josh Pan assisted “GRAVITY“), but “SAFE” is my favorite of the bunch. It’s a hard hitting instrumental that delivers the abstract creativity I’ve come to expect …

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Shawn Wasabi – Spicy Boyfriend

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

This expression may be overused, but Shawn Wasabi‘s music is a breath of fresh air. The Los Angeles-based producer has a truly unique sound and the personality to match it. His new song “Spicy Boyfriend” is playful and upbeat, with an unrelenting beat that thumps. This is my first time hearing Shawn’s music and I’m already in love, but what’s …

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Rift – Homeless

In Bass, Chill, Electronic, Melancholy by J FreshwaterLeave a Comment

Growling bass and melancholic vibes make London-based producer Rift‘s newest song “Homeless” perfect for late nights and pensive mindsets. Most of Rift’s songs are a bit speedier, but the purposeful tempo, chilling piano melodies, and haunting vocals found in “Homeless” offer a welcomed change of style while maintaining the essence of the producer’s established sound. Listen to more from Rift …

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Tim Gunter – First Breath

In Bass, Original by J FreshwaterLeave a Comment

Tim Gunter is well known for his remixes, but this is his debut original. The guy is a seriously talented producer, so it comes as no surprise that “First Breath” is every bit as amazing as the rest of his work. A melodic intro gives way to a horn-heavy drop complete with ferocious percussion and samples that dare you to …