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Candid Oak – The Path Forward

In Chill, Electronic, Instrumental, Zone Out by Jeff

This is the first thing I’ve heard from Norwegian producer Candid Oak and it makes for quite the introduction. “The Path Forward” is a delightfully complex electronic tune with an energetic, but mellow, vibe. Rubbery synths and warped vocal samples cascade alongside a sturdy beat, creating an emotionally charged tune that just feels right. From start to finish it’s an …

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RMR – Dealer

In Chill, Hip Hop, Zone Out by Jeff

After stirring up a massive buzz with his bizarre song and video for “Rascal”, rapper/singer/creative genius(?) RMR follows up with a new single called “Dealer”. The mysterious artist alternates between rueful vocals and rapid verses over a trap beat featuring twangy strings and a somber vibe. At first it might sound like another rapper boasting about the drug life, but in …

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OZZIE – White Ferrari

In Chill, Downtempo, R&B, Remix, Trap, Zone Out by Jeff

This is the coolest thing I’ve heard in a minute. OZZIE has been one of my favorite producers for a long time now, and his new edit of Frank Ocean‘s “White Ferrari” reignites my love of his music. It’s a sedated reworking that layers and loops Frank’s vocals over a rolling trap beat, creating a melancholic vibe that’s a pleasure …

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HU₵₵I – WORLD

In Dark, Instrumental, Trap, Zone Out by Jeff

OG trap artist HU₵₵I takes a deliberate approach when it comes to releasing new music, but the quality is always out of this world. His new song “WORLD” is a somber affair that features ethereal production, immaculate trap percussion, waves of warm synths, and monologued vocals threaded throughout. It’s insane how much emotional weight HU₵₵I can establish within a single …

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du0 & Emily Coulston – Come Home

In Chill, Dreamy, Electronic, House, Zone Out by Jeff

du0 is an Australian producer that specializes in easy-listening electronic music. His new song “Come Home” is a prime example of his smooth style—featuring a subdued house beat, tantalizing acoustic guitar, and pleasantly airy vocals from fellow Aussie, Emily Coulston. Everything about this one is atmospheric and emotional, with a deceptively simplistic sound that’s all too easy to get wrapped …

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Billie Eilish – ilomilo (Bad Acid Remix)

In Electronic, Remix, Trap, Zone Out by Jeff

LA producer Bad Acid puts a sinister spin on “ilomilo”, transforming it into a warped reflection of itself. Billie Eilish‘s delicate vocals are left mostly intact, but waves of shadowy bass, minimalistic percussion, and eerie, off-kilter synths replace the bouncy production of the original. Bad Acid’s style sounds so incredibly natural alongside Billie’s vocals that it feels like this remix …

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Vandelux – Don’t Let Go

In Chill, Dreamy, Electronic, Zone Out by Jeff

San Fran musician Vandelux continues to evolve his sound with this gorgeous new single, “Don’t Let Go”.  It’s a song full of crackling texture and waves of warm instrumentation, with delicate vocals interwoven throughout. I’ve been a fan of Vandelux since the beginning—way back when he was creating electro remixes of Biggie Smalls and Snoop Dogg—so to see him mature …

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Catching Flies – Ghosts

In Chill, Downtempo, Dreamy, Electronic, Instrumental, Zone Out by Jeff

London producer Catching Flies continues to impress with his new single “Ghosts”. Like his other work, this song is incredibly detailed and well produced—with an array of instruments combining to create an intensely emotive sound. The steady beat is layered with melancholic acoustic guitar, asiatic sounding strings, and a smoky saxophone section that carries the song home. If you’re not …

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SwuM – Lost in Flight (w/ chief.)

In Beats, Chill, Dreamy, Instrumental, Zone Out by Jeff

Producer SwuM teams up with chief. on this insanely chill new song, “Lost in Flight”. It’s an elegant instrumental that hypnotizes with it’s soothing chords and spacious vibe. On the surface it may sound simple enough, but a surprising amount of detail and texture reveals itself with the right pair of headphones. SwuM is one of my go-to producers when …

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PatrickReza & Dalys – Strung Out

In Chill, Indie, Melancholy, Zone Out by Jeff

LA based producer PatrickReza recently released the excellent 3-song Strung Out EP and it’s been in heavy rotation for me. The whole project is really good, but “Strung Out” is the track I keep coming back to. It features softly crooned vocals surrounded by pulsing bass and minimalistic instrumentation, creating a haunting, late night vibe that’s irresistible. Stream it below …