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Sal Dulu – Antasma

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Never heard of Sal Dulu? I hadn’t either before stumbling upon his wild new song “Antasma”. According to SoundCloud, Sal Dulu is a producer from Dublin—but it’d be tough to tell from the sound of this tune alone. “Antasma” has a laid back, tropical tone that’s established with tight drum patterns, jazzy guitar riffs, and an array of soulful vocal …

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Airbender – L.O.V.E

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Up and coming producer Franky Pecoraro, aka Airbender, only has a handful of followers right now, but with songs like the newly released “L.O.V.E”, that’s about to change. “L.O.V.E” is a pleasantly bouncy electronic beat that’s chocked full of familiar hip hop samples and dreamy instrumentation. The percussion is clean, the bass is dirty, and overall it’s just a lot …

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Almost There – Dusk

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16 year-old producer Almost There is an up and coming artist that’s brimming with talent, and his new song “Dusk” puts that talent on full display. It’s a warm, summery instrumental that features catchy guitar work, playful melodies, and a light hearted vibe — all of which combine to form the perfect auditory pick-me-up. Check out Almost There’s SoundCloud for …

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Shawn Wasabi – Spicy Boyfriend

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

This expression may be overused, but Shawn Wasabi‘s music is a breath of fresh air. The Los Angeles-based producer has a truly unique sound and the personality to match it. His new song “Spicy Boyfriend” is playful and upbeat, with an unrelenting beat that thumps. This is my first time hearing Shawn’s music and I’m already in love, but what’s …

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quickly, quickly – Fog

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The latest tune from Portland-based beatsmith quickly, quickly is a masterful production filled with sizzling west coast synths, soulful vocal chops, and an array of funk-inspired melodies. This young producer is releasing quality material at an impressive clip, making quickly, quickly a name you’d be well served to remember. Check out more of his music on Soundcloud and stream “Fog” …

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whereisalex – Everyday Machines

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It seems like veteran beatsmith whereisalex can do no wrong – whether he’s making sinister sounding trap beats or breezy, hip hop inspired instrumentals, it always sounds amazing. His latest tune, “Everyday Machines,” falls into the latter category. Catchy piano melodies, warbling vocal samples, and small sections of electric guitar are effortlessly blended together to form an upbeat track that’s …

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Felix Snow & Wintertime – Winter Workout Plan

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A surprise mixtape from rapper Wintertime and producer Felix Snow just dropped, and even though it’s not the type of song I usually post, the standout track, “Winter Workout Plan” definitely warrants a write-up. Snow’s production shimmers and thumps, sounding absurdly fresh as usual, while Wintertime delivers relaxed bars and a chorus that’s easily the catchiest thing I’ve heard this …

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no sleep – Born To Lose (feat. Gia Koka)

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With several quality remixes to his name, expectations were high for Pittsburgh-based producer no sleep‘s first original song. Not only did he rise to the challenge, he went above and beyond to deliver what is, in my opinion, his best work to date. “Born To Lose” features the beautifully airy vocals of Gia Koka alongside finely polished production that had …

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Kartell – 5 A.M.

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Paris-based producer Kartell just dropped his new Last Glow EP via Parisean label Roche Musique, complete with standout single “5 A.M.” A soothing intro flows nicely into a beat that pulses with colorful synths, snappy percussion, and masterfully chopped vocal samples. The end product is a seriously groovy song that I can’t seem to get enough of. Check out the …