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RÜFÜS DU SOL – Lost In My Mind

In Dance, Electronic, Indie by J FreshwaterLeave a Comment

With their new album SOLACE right around the corner, RÜFÜS DU SOL continue to drum up hype with an incredible third single called “Lost In My Mind.” Native American chants immediately offer something to grab onto, while the group’s vocals unwind overtop skittering percussion and pulsing synths. There really isn’t anyone else making music like this right now, and judging …

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Animal Collective – My Girls (Baaku Remix)

In Chill, Dreamy, Electronic, Indie, Remix, Upbeat by J FreshwaterLeave a Comment

Denver-based producer Baaku makes an outstanding first impression with his gorgeous remix of Animal Collective‘s 2009 single, “My Girls”. He preserves the upbeat energy of the original while adding powerful synths and hard-hitting percussion—making this one an exciting listen from start to finish. Be sure to follow Baaku on Soundcloud and stream/download this killer remix below.

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Yoshi Flower – Brown Paper Bag

In Bass, Electronic, Guitar, Heavy, Indie by J FreshwaterLeave a Comment

Yoshi Flower is easily one of my favorite new artists of 2018. I was hooked when I first heard him featured on Elohim‘s beautiful “Panic Attacks” and I’ve enjoyed everything he’s released since. His latest song “Brown Paper Bag” is a high octane tune that features killer guitar riffs, powerful bass, and a supremely catchy vocal performance. This guy is …

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Charli XCX – Lucky (Ö Remix)

In Ambient, Dream Pop, Dreamy, Electronic, Experimental, Indie, Zone Out by J FreshwaterLeave a Comment

Wow, this stripped down remix of Charli XCX‘s “Lucky” is something special. Experimental Montreal based producer Ö puts a delicate touch on this one, with echoing choral melodies and soft chants that build alongside Charli’s angelic vocals. Together, these pieces add a stunning new depth to what was already an incredible song. Stream the remix below and check out Ö‘s …

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ELOHIM – Panic Attacks (feat. Yoshi Flower)

In Collaboration, Dreamy, Indie by J Freshwater1 Comment

Soothing vocals from ELOHIM and Yoshi Flower intertwine in this hauntingly beautiful new single. I found myself immediately intrigued by the opening melody, then the woozy guitar and perfect chorus sealed the deal. The style of these two mesh together effortlessly and I’d love to hear another collaboration down the road. “Panic Attacks” can be found on ELOHIM’s upcoming self …

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Dermot Kennedy – Moments Passed (Mike Dean Remix)

In Dark, Indie, Remix, Rock, Soul by J Freshwater1 Comment

Upcoming singer-songwriter Dermot Kennedy‘s song “Moments Passed” gets a vibe-heavy remix by premiere hip hop producer Mike Dean. Kennedy’s heart-wrenching vocals are complimented by a spacious and skittering beat, with the strongest elements from the original—like the roughed-up and looped vocal chorus—still taking center stage. Everything about this one screams originality, which means Dermot Kennedy is a name I’ll be …

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Cautious Clay – Blood Type

In Indie, R&B, Soul by J Freshwater1 Comment

Soul/R&B musician Cautious Clay has incredible song writing skills and a rich sound that effortlessly blends genres. His spectacular 6-song Blood Type EP was recently released, with several new songs complimenting his previous singles. Standout track “Blood Type” has a subdued start that leads into an explosive chorus that’s been stuck in my head for days now. It’s one of …

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BAYNK – Want 2

In Chill, Dreamy, Electronic, Future Pop, Indie, Pop by J FreshwaterLeave a Comment

With beautifully pitched vocals and shimmering production, New Zealand singer/producer BAYNK‘s latest song is delightfully unique. “Want 2″ walks a fine line between melancholic and uplifting as it combines heart-wrenching lyrics with a charming backdrop of delicate piano melodies and clever electronic flourishes. If you’re feeling this one, be sure to check out the rest of BAYNK’s new Someone’s EP …

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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

In Chill, Electronic, Future-Soul, Indie by J FreshwaterLeave a Comment

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 …