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Vandelux – Broken Man

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New one from Vandelux! This is only the second time the San Francisco based producer has incorporated his own vocals into his music (Bright Lights being the first) but the soulfully sedated delivery sounds amazing when paired with this churning electronic beat. From the start, “Broken Man” steadily builds into a chorus that’s undeniably the highlight of the song — …

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Khwezi – B O Y x G I R L

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Who is Khwezi? It seems like this mysterious Soundcloud account could belong to a collective of individuals. The vocals sound completely different from track to track, so maybe everything is centered around a single talented producer? Your guess is as good as mine – there aren’t many details readily available, and honestly I’m ok with that. “B O Y x …

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Melvv – Not Me (ft. Two Feet)

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Electronic artist Melvv enlists the help of Two Feet (one of my new favorites) on “Not Me” — a combination of subdued production and smokey vocals that’s catchy and classy, which certainly isn’t the easiest thing to pull off. Melvv puts his versatility on display by toning down his usual style and delivering a beat that compliments, but never overpowers …

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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 …

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Maggie Rogers – Resonant Body (Felix Snow Remix)

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Song: Resonant Body (Felix Snow Remix) Artist: Maggie Rogers After seeing the video of Pharrell’s awesome reaction to Maggie Rogers’ song “Alaska”, I absolutely had to hear what else the talented Maryland based singer had out there. There’s plenty of quality material on Maggie’s SoundCloud—most of which is very folky—but this remix by Felix Snow really hit home for me. …

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Josh Tobias – Beachside Lover (Z.W.Dess Remix)

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Song: Beachside Lover (Z.W.Dess Remix) Artist: Josh Tobias A fresh new take on Josh Tobias‘ standout single “Beachside Lover” comes by way of Harlem, NYC based producer Z.W.Dess and his latest remix. The production is stripped down, but the charm of the original is as strong as ever — with bouncy percussion and gentle melodies giving Josh’s vocals plenty of …

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CLAVVS – I’m on Fire

In Alt-Pop, Bass, Electronic, Indie, Pop by J FreshwaterLeave a Comment

Song: I’m on Fire Artist: CLAVVS ATLien Alt-pop duo CLAVVS let loose this amazing cover of Bruce Springsteen’s “I’m on Fire” and I just can’t get enough. Bellowing bass and stripped down percussion offer a nice contrast to the warm vocals and piano, making for a classy modern take on a timeless Springsteen song. Download it on iTunes and check …

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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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Benjamin Francis Leftwich – Tilikum (Kiso Remix)

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Song: Tilikum (Kiso Remix) Artist: Benjamin Francis Leftwich Deep house maverick Kiso Armic (better known simply as Kiso) recently released a low key remix of Benjamin Francis Leftwich‘s “Tilikum” and it’s got me in the zone — perfect music for getting some heads down work done. Benjamin’s vocals are as soft and beautiful as ever, but they’re lifted up by …

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Annabel Jones – IOU (Golden Coast Remix)

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Song: IOU (Golden Coast Remix) Artist: Annabel Jones If there were ever a set of vocals begging to be remixed, it’d have to be Annabel Jones‘ new single “IOU”. Indie pop duo Golden Coast jumped on the opportunity by chopping and pitching Annabel’s voice and adding in some fresh synths and thumping drums. Check out our of review of the …