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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 …

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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 …

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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.

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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Edamame – Mango Pulp (feat. Ian Ewing)

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

It seems more and more uncommon that full instrumental albums are released in today’s music scene, so I’m always grateful when a gem like Chicago producer Edamame‘s Bask comes along. The entire album makes for a wonderful listening experience, but if you’re looking for something to wet your appetite, look no farther than the Ian Ewing assisted “Mango Pulp”. It’s …

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Slushii – I’ll Be There

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Slushii is known for his high-energy EDM and dubstep music, so “I’ll Be There” comes as a bit of a surprise. It’s the second to last song on his newly released Out Of Light album, and unlike the majority of his work, it’s just about as chilled out as it gets. Rich piano melodies and soothing pads are tied together …

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SwuM. – Sizzurp

In Beats, Chill, Instrumental, Remix, Upbeat by J FreshwaterLeave a Comment

SwuM. is a producer with a knack for adding wildly unique spins to some of the most popular hip-hop tracks around. His latest beat samples the chorus from Three 6 Mafia’s classic ode to codeine, “Sippin on Some Syrup” and backs it with layers of beautiful strings and vocals borrowed from Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes soulful old song …