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Shlohmo – THE END

In Beats, Electronic, Instrumental, Zone Out by J Freshwater1 Comment

The End is near. Shlohmo is set to make his grand return with new album THE END on March 22nd. He announced the upcoming project by releasing this single, also titled “THE END”, which bodes extremely well for the rest of the album. It’s an eerie track that’s warbly and full of incredible texture, with a deceptively simple beat to …

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Sofasound – Bella Anima

In Beats, Chill, Downtempo, Dreamy, Instrumental, Zone Out by J Freshwater1 Comment

Florida based producer Sofasound brings in the new year on a positive note with “Bella Anima”, which translates to “Beautiful Soul” in Italian. Like much of his work, “Bella Anima” is a highly polished instrumental that’s about as chilled out as it gets. Warm instrumentation, smooth electronic elements, and catchy vocal samples are blended together in an impressively natural way, …

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PINES – Speak

In Bass, Beats, Chill, Dance, Deep, Dreamy, Electronic, Zone Out by J Freshwater2 Comments

Rising Australian electronic duo PINES have been quietly releasing some insanely good music lately. Their latest song “Speak” is a smooth, trance inducing dance track that features sultry vocals, heavenly pads, and a crisp, thumping beat to tie it all together. PINES‘ laid back and accessible style sometimes reminds me of Odesza, which is obviously high praise, and I fully …

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Cozway – Nightshade

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

The latest from innovative producer Cozway features frenetic percussion and otherworldly sounds that create an eerie and uneasy vibe. “Nightshade” starts with tribal sounding drums that build up to a thunderous drop and onslaught of unexpected sounds. Cozway’s sound is completely unique and he’s hands down one of my favorite artists right now. Check out the rest of his SoundCloud …

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DELAY. – Tank!

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Amsterdam based producer DELAY. has been sitting on this one since way back in 2014, but he finally released it to the masses and it still sounds fresh. “Tank!” is flip of Cowboy Bebop’s opening theme that stomps on the gas and never lets up. Furious trap drums and rapid-fire samples compliment the high energy brass from the original, and …

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n u a g e s – Untold

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The latest from UK producer  n u a g e s  is a mesmerizing, downtempo masterpiece. This artist has an extensive portfolio of sounds, but I think this might just be my favorite song of his so far. In “Untold,” fuzzy vocal samples are layered atop steady percussion, echoing xylophone notes, and some hazy strings towards the end. All the elements build …

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LSDREAM – Tiferet

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Up and coming producer LSDREAM recently released his debut album Voyager and I’ve been really into it. It’s a great mix of hard-charging electronic bangers and trippy, chilled out vocal mixes. My favorite song by far is the final track of the 10-song album, which is titled “Tiferet”. Wikipedia says Tiferet is “the sixth sefira in the kabbalistic Tree of …

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ilo ilo – wait

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

Mysterious new artist(s) ilo ilo have been teasing the release of new music on their instagram for while now, and their debut single is finally here. “Wait” is a supremely catchy tune that features steel drums, looped vocals, and a bunch of crazy little electronic flourishes. It’s got an upbeat, tropical vibe but it packs some serious heat at the …