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Cashmere Cat, Major Lazer & Tory Lanez – Miss You

In Collaboration, Dance, EDM, Future Pop, Pop, R&B, Upbeat by J FreshwaterLeave a 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 …

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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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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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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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Harris Cole – That Miserable Man Milligan (feat. Mr. Carmack)

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

The recently released album, Pause, by Chicago-based producer Harris Cole makes for an incredible listen, especially if you appreciate a cohesive, laid back instrumental project like I do. One of the album’s many highlights is the Mr. Carmack assisted track, “That Miserable Man Milligan,” which features an array of trippy sounds overtop a beat that hypnotizes with a plodding, syrupy …

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NxWorries – Get Bigger

In Chill, Collaboration, Hip Hop by J FreshwaterLeave a Comment

The collaborative project between rapper Anderson Paak and beatsmith Knxwledge is a match made in heaven. Together they are NxWorries, and their second single “Get Bigger” spotlights the strengths of both artists. Knxwledge’s dusty, laid back production and Anderson Paak’s raspy, soulful vocals beautifully collide in one of the best hip hop songs I’ve heard in quite a while. Their …

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Tom Misch & Carmody – Easy Love

In Chill, Collaboration, Indie, Zone Out by J FreshwaterLeave a Comment

Song: Easy Love Artist: Tom Misch & Carmody Only days after the spectacular “Never Moved” we’re given another smooth tune from Tom Misch. This time he enlists the lovely Carmody to compliment his own vocals. A dreamy beat chugs along as their voices intertwine, and then the sexiest guitar imaginable comes out to play around the 2:25 mark. What’s not …

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Charlene Soraia – Postcards From iO (HUGEL & Nicolas Monier Remix)

In Chill, Collaboration, Deep House, House by J FreshwaterLeave a Comment

Song: Postcards From iO (HUGEL & Nicolas Monier Remix) Artist: Charlene Soraia Let’s start the week off with a little sultry deep house action, yes? HUGEL & Nicolas Monier have teamed up to give the talented Charlene Soraia‘s “Postcards From iO” a dance-worthy makeover. The end product is a sexy, smokey, and wildly catchy tune that’ll have you feeling good …

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Madbliss & Martin J. Ballou – Sour Apple

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

Song: sour apple Artist: madbliss & martin j. ballou A collaboration between established beatsmith Madbliss and up-and-coming producer Martin J. Ballou results in a laid back beat that’ll have you zoned out and feeling fine. “Sour Apple” features an array of natural sounds that compliment the thumping bass and select vocal samples from which the song gets its title. It …