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Diplo – New Shapes (feat. Octavian)

In Chill, Pop, Zone Out by J Freshwater1 Comment

The latest from Diplo is a hypnotic and serene collaboration with London based vocalist Octavian. Diplo’s versatility is put on display in “New Shapes”, with gorgeously chilled out production that’s complimented perfectly by Octavian’s reggae-like vocal melodies. I’m really feeling this one. It’s the second single from Diplo’s upcoming EP, Europa, which is shaping up to be something special.

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Shlohmo – THE END

In Beats, Electronic, Instrumental, Zone Out by J Freshwater1 Comment

The End is near. Shlohmo is set to make his grand return with new album THE END on March 22nd. He announced the upcoming project by releasing this single, also titled “THE END”, which bodes extremely well for the rest of the album. It’s an eerie track that’s warbly and full of incredible texture, with a deceptively simple beat to …

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Mild Minds – SWIM (ford. Remix)

In Chill, Downtempo, Electronic, Remix, Zone Out by J Freshwater2 Comments

18 year old Utah based producer ford. just let loose this somber and atmospheric remix of Mild Minds‘ single, “SWIM”. Delicate piano work, spacey synths, and expertly chopped vocals are combined to create a moody vibe that’s perfect for a rainy day. Head over to ford.’s SoundCloud to hear more of this young artists chilled out work, and stream his …

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Sofasound – Bella Anima

In Beats, Chill, Downtempo, Dreamy, Instrumental, Zone Out by J Freshwater1 Comment

Florida based producer Sofasound brings in the new year on a positive note with “Bella Anima”, which translates to “Beautiful Soul” in Italian. Like much of his work, “Bella Anima” is a highly polished instrumental that’s about as chilled out as it gets. Warm instrumentation, smooth electronic elements, and catchy vocal samples are blended together in an impressively natural way, …

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PINES – Speak

In Bass, Beats, Chill, Dance, Deep, Dreamy, Electronic, Zone Out by J Freshwater2 Comments

Rising Australian electronic duo PINES have been quietly releasing some insanely good music lately. Their latest song “Speak” is a smooth, trance inducing dance track that features sultry vocals, heavenly pads, and a crisp, thumping beat to tie it all together. PINES‘ laid back and accessible style sometimes reminds me of Odesza, which is obviously high praise, and I fully …

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Jerry Folk – Charlotte

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

Insanely talented producer Jerry Folk samples “Find You” by Charlotte Day Wilson in his latest release. Aptly titled “Charlotte”, this one had me entranced in a matter of seconds and fully hypnotized by the time the drums and vocals kicked in. Apparently this was released to hold us over until an official single is released next week, so be sure …

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Alex Jordahl – Fall (feat. Delectatio)

In Chill, Downtempo, Dreamy, Guitar, Melancholy, Zone Out by J FreshwaterLeave a Comment

Beautifully chilled out production and melancholic vibes make vocalist Alex Jordahl‘s new song “Fall” a must-listen for fans of all genres. With sultry acoustic guitar and waves of echoing synths, Portuguese producer Delectatio creates a gorgeous soundscape for Jordahl’s anguished vocals. It seems these two work extremely well together, so here’s hoping we hear more from them in the future.

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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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n u a g e s – Untold

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The latest from UK producer  n u a g e s  is a mesmerizing, downtempo masterpiece. This artist has an extensive portfolio of sounds, but I think this might just be my favorite song of his so far. In “Untold,” fuzzy vocal samples are layered atop steady percussion, echoing xylophone notes, and some hazy strings towards the end. All the elements build …