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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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Edamame – Mango Pulp (feat. Ian Ewing)

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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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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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COMODO – Time Out

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It’s been a while since we’ve heard anything from UK producer COMODO, so it’s nice to get a new song – even though it may have been created a while back. “Time Out” is a silky smooth instrumental that features a shuffling beat, dreamy soundscapes, and the perfect amount of complimentary acoustic guitar. Once the groove gets going, it’s incredibly …

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Toonorth – Whiskey and Coke

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When it comes to dusty, laid back beats, Toonorth is easily one of my favorites. His excellent Anemoia EP came out last year via BLVNT RECORDS and he’s been rather quiet since… until now. “Whiskey and Coke” is everything I love about this guy’s sound. It’s fuzzy and hypnotic, with plenty of fine details that make for a rewarding listen …

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

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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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Catching Flies – Komorebi

In Chill, Chillwave, Downtempo, Electronic, Experimental, Guitar, Indie, Instrumental, Uplifting, Zone Out by J FreshwaterLeave a Comment

How to describe the wonderful music of London producer Catching Flies? It’s honestly hard to do justice to the beautiful feelings his music evokes, but on the most basic level it’s a melodic blend of chillwave, electronic, and downtempo – often taking the best of each genre and meshing them into a warm and easy listening experience. “Komorebi” is a …