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Vandelux – Walls

In Dance, Electronic, Soul by J FreshwaterLeave a Comment

Vandelux may have gotten his start making remixes, but he’s developed into far more than your average SoundCloud producer. The song writing ability and vocal delivery on his last few songs has been pretty impressive, and his latest track, “Walls,” is no exception. Agonizing lyrics strike a chord that most will find familiar, and the production is top notch as …

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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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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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Two Feet – Your Mother Was Cheaper

In Blues, Chill, Electronic, Soul by J FreshwaterLeave a Comment

The second track from Two Feet’s new Momentum EP completely embodies the young NYC artist’s signature sound. “Your Mother Was Cheaper” combines deep and rubbery bass, bluesy guitar riffs, and sultry vocals to create a slow burning track that stands tall above the rest of the EP. I love the way Two Feet creates catchy songs time and time again, …

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Autograf – Nobody Knows (ft. WYNNE)

In Chill, Deep, Electronic, Soul, Zone Out by J FreshwaterLeave a Comment

Dark, soulful, and subdued, Autograf‘s new song deviates far from the groups usual dance-ready sound. They’ve shown their versatility before, but “Nobody Knows” introduces a brand new side of Autograf and I’m loving it. The prominent vocals of singer WYNNE are anchored by haunting piano melodies and restrained percussion, with unconventional electronic sections materializing at the perfect times. I’d consider …

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The Temptations – Proud (Autograf Remix)

In Chill, Dance, Future, House, Remix, Soul by J FreshwaterLeave a Comment

Song: Proud (Autograf Remix) Artist: The Temptations To celebrate hitting 100,000(!) followers on SoundCloud, Autograf just let loose a grooooovy remix of The Temptations‘ 1966 hit single “Ain’t Too Proud to Beg“. A fantastic contrast is achieved by pairing the soulful vocals of The Temptations with a dark and spacious house beat. I was pretty much hooked from the get-go, …

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Caius – Without You

In Chill, Instrumental, Soul by J FreshwaterLeave a Comment

Song: Without You Artist: Caius The chilled out vibes are strong in “Without You”, the latest song from Danish producer Caius. Pitched vocals from Ashanti‘s 2002 single “Foolish” ebb and flow alongside Caius’ signature dreamy production. Feelin it? Head to Caius’ SoundCloud for more good music.

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The Japanese House – Sugar Pill

In Chill, Electronic, Indie, Soul by Geran LLeave a Comment

Song: Sugar Pill Artist: The Japanese House The Japanese House just released the Clean EP, and while there’s not a song on it I don’t enjoy, cut “Sugar Pill” resonates especially strongly. On it, plucky guitar weaves through shuffling percussion, ethereal synths and an eerie violin-like hum. Its a collage of sounds that is tied together by Amber Bain’s vocals, …

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NoMBe – Kemosabe

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

Song: Kemosabe Artist: NoMBe Shimmering psychedelic sounds and soulful vocals combine to make “Kemosabe” the most experimental song from NoMBe yet. The multitalented LA-based artist previously wowed us with “Miss Mirage” and after a few months of silence, he’s back in a big way. The smokey vocals and spine-tingling production in “Kemosabe” are spectacular — resulting in a song that’s …