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Makuda – Valley

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Describing his style as “story telling music”, Makuda seems to have a knack for creating some seriously moody instrumentals. His new song “Valley” is a slow-burning track that’s loaded with texture. Several effects are layered overtop of spacey electric guitar and a steady, downtempo beat. The resulting sound walks a fine line between chilled out and unsettling. This one is …

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mt. marcy – i miss you

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Pennsylvanian beatsmith mt. marcy recently released “i miss you” — a whimsical instrumental featuring gentle guitar strums, layers of dusty distortion, and a steady beat that’ll immediately have you nodding along. Everything combines to create a warm and enjoyable vibe that serves as a great introduction to mt. marcy.

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DJ Shadow – The Mountain Will Fall

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Song: The Mountain Will Fall Artist: DJ Shadow One of the most prominent forefathers of modern instrumental electronic music is back with “The Mountain Will Fall” — a beautifully textured song that builds upon itself and unfolds into an uplifting slice of electronic goodness. DJ Shadow will be releasing his first full length album since 2011, also titled The Mountain …

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On Planets – Brief Pause

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Song: Brief Pause Artist: On Planets After taking a quick trip through singer/songwriter/producer On Planets‘ SoundCloud, it quickly became apparent that this is one seriously talented dude. The Canadian producers new song “Brief Pause” is a melancholic affair with heart-wrenching vocals and a skittering beat reminiscent of Shlohmo’s older work – which is high praise coming from a huge Shlohmo …

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Drip-133 ft. Bones – Unless I’m Wrong

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Song: Unless I’m Wrong Artist: Drip-133 ft. Bones Team #SESH producer Drip-133 delivers an organic, downtempo beat and enlists Bones for vocal duty on “Unless I’m Wrong”. Hazy guitar and a thumping kick drum provide a pleasant backdrop for the ever versatile Bones to do his thing. The SESH crew continuously keeps us guessing by effortlessly switching styles and coming …

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Mothica – No One (Sad Eyes Remix)

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Song: No One (Sad Eyes Remix) Artist: Mothica Following the beautiful, Adele-sampling “Daydreamer”, Sad Eyes is back with another deliciously laid back beat — this time working his magic on Mothica‘s sultry single, “No One”. Layers of Mothica’s softly crooned vocals are woven into steamy production, resulting in a beat that’ll have you mellowed out and feeling fine. Get your …

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Mothica – No One (DUNN & Kayge Calypso Remix)

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Song: No One (DUNN & Kayge Calypso Remix) Artist: Mothica Brooklyn-based singer, producer, and designer Mothica released her excellent Mythic EP about a month ago, and now it’s time for the remixes to start rolling in. Newcomer producers DUNN and Kayge Calypso really did justice to the stand out single “No One” with their collaborative remix – introducing dreamy production …

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LASTLINGS – Chills

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Song: Chills Artist: LASTLINGS Austrailian brother/sister duo LASTLINGS just released a mesmerizing dose of sounds with their latest track “Chills”. Breathy vocals are delivered effortlessly over chilled out instrumentation to create a mood like no other. The seductive vibe is practically irresistible, and “Chills” has put LASTLINGS onto my radar in a major way. Download it here for free.

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Kiran Kai – Nodnol

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Song: Nodnol Artist: Kiran Kai Have you ever stared into the eyes of a serpent? Me neither, but I imagine “Nodnol” captures the feeling quite well. Kiran Kai and Fwdslxsh join forces for the fourth track on Kiran’s new TRIPS EP, and the results are intoxicating. Samples from Sage The Gemini’s “Gas Pedal” are woven into a slow, steamy beat …

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break. – Stay

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Song: Stay Artist: break. There’s never a bad time for a chilled out instrumental. The best one I’ve heard lately is South London-based producer break.‘s warm rendition of Ta-ku and Alina Baraz’s “Down For You“. It’s smooth and simple, with Alina’s voice drifting alongside of break.’s entrancing instrumentation. Nothing more needs to be said about this one, just click play …