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ilo ilo – wait

In Beats, Dance, Electronic, Instrumental, Upbeat by J FreshwaterLeave a Comment

Mysterious new artist(s) ilo ilo have been teasing the release of new music on their instagram for while now, and their debut single is finally here. “Wait” is a supremely catchy tune that features steel drums, looped vocals, and a bunch of crazy little electronic flourishes. It’s got an upbeat, tropical vibe but it packs some serious heat at the …

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Rusko – High

In Dance, Deep, Dreamy, Dubstep, EDM, Electronic, Pop, Upbeat by J FreshwaterLeave a Comment

Rusko is BACK! He just released his new Rusko – Has Made 5 More Songs EP via famed dubstep label Circus Records and it’s some of his best work to date. The highlight for me is the second track, “High”, which features dreamy vocals, steel drums, a little flute for good measure, and a grinding bassline to tie it all …

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DROELOE – Many Words

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Production duo DROELOE has released some amazing material over the past year (I still listen to their A Moment In Time EP regularly), and they continue their hot streak with a new song titled “Many Words”. A gentle intro with softly crooned vocals leads into a beat that’s as infectious as they come—featuring powerful synths, thumping drums, and lighthearted chimes. …

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Mitch Geist – Love Doesn’t Grow In Massachusetts

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Providing a perfect introduction to producer Mitch Geist‘s unique sound, “Love Doesn’t Grow In Massachusetts” is a funky instrumental that’s always evolving in its brief 2:25 runtime. A synth-laden intro leads into a series of really cool vocal samples, with a thumping beat holding it all together. As if that weren’t enough, things take an unexpectedly chill turn when sexy …

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Cashmere Cat, Major Lazer & Tory Lanez – Miss You

In Collaboration, Dance, EDM, Future Pop, Pop, R&B, Upbeat by J Freshwater1 Comment

Cashmere Cat joins forces with Major Lazer and Tory Lanez to deliver a slice of pop perfection in “Miss You”. The pristine production of both Cashmere and Major Lazer is on full display here, with Tory Lanez’s airy vocals adding a warm tropical vibe to the mix. Everything about this one is really catchy, but as one SoundCloud user pointed …

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Halpe – Spells

In Beats, Electronic, Experimental, Future, Instrumental, Upbeat by J FreshwaterLeave a Comment

Experimental yet catchy, Argentinian producer Halpe delivers another forward thinking beat in “Spells”. If you’re not familiar with Halpe, his style leans towards the future bass genre, though most everything he creates has a unique and unexpected spin. “Spells” is no different—pairing pitched vocals and upbeat melodies with sharp, bass heavy synths to create a really interesting contrast. Stream it …

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PINES – This Life

In Chill, Dreamy, Electronic, Instrumental, Upbeat by J FreshwaterLeave a Comment

The new single from Australian electronic duo PINES is a warm and shimmering instrumental that ebbs and flows with effortless elegance. PINES have consistently dropped beautiful tracks, but “This Life” is easily one of their best—making it a perfect way to cap off the duo’s year of quality music. Listen to “This Life” below and head over to their SoundCloud …

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Tim Gunter – Running Away

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LA based electronic producer Tim Gunter is back with a new single and it was well worth the wait. “Running Away” is an upbeat tune that fuses trap-inspired percussion, future synths, and catchy chopped vocals. It’s a quality example of future-bass production at it’s finest, and it’s been at the top of my personal playlist since its release. Stream it …

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DROELOE – Kintsugi

In Beats, Dreamy, Electronic, Instrumental, Upbeat by J Freshwater1 Comment

Rounding out the impressive list of singles released ahead of Bitbird’s upcoming Gouldian Finch 02 Compilation is DROELOE‘s monumental new song, “Kintsugi”. If you recall, these guys released their A Moment In Time EP a month ago, and it’s honestly one of the most exciting things I’ve heard all year. “Kintsugi” picks up right where the EP left off, with …

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San Holo – I Still See Your Face

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San Holo never fails to impress with his creative and unique sound. His new song, “I Still See Your Face,” is the first single from his label Bitbird’s upcoming Gouldian Finch 02 Compilation, and it sets the bar quite high for the other contributing artists. The most notable thing here is the inclusion of San’s own vocals, which are playfully …