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ZHU x Tame Impala – My Life

In Chill, Dance, Electronic, House, Zone Out by J FreshwaterLeave a Comment

In this completely unexpected collaboration, Tame Impala frontman Kevin Parker lends his vocals to ZHU‘s latest tune, and the results are top notch. ZHU’s music is always catchy and this one’s no different, but this super bouncy deep house sound is somewhat of a departure from the usual. Fortunately, it works amazingly well, and hearing both of these guys’ voices on the same track is just plain cool. Listen below and check out ZHU’s SoundCloud page for more.
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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 paying close attention to from now on. Follow him on SoundCloud and stream the original and remix below.
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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 many amazing moments on a highly respectable debut EP. Listen to the entire Blood Type EP here, and stream “Blood Type” below.
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SwuM. – [スモーク]

In Beats, Chill, Downtempo, Instrumental, Lo fi, Zone Out by J FreshwaterLeave a Comment

According to Google, SwuM.‘s new Japanese titled tune translates to “Smoke,” which is an apt name for a song that’s so silky and smooth. The mysterious producer is known putting lo-fi spins on popular rap songs (much like his recent rendition of 6ix9ine’s song “Gummo”), but this one is a pure SwuM. instrumental. Get a free download here and stream it below.
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Mitch Geist – Love Doesn’t Grow In Massachusetts

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

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 electric guitar is added into the mix around the 1:40 minute mark. Grab a free download here and check out Mitch’s SoundCloud for more.
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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 out, it sounds strikingly similar to Palmistry’s 2016 song “Lifted”… Take a listen and decide for yourself!
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nine plus – Into The Sun (Feat. Ill-Esha)

In Dangerous, Dark, Electronic, Heavy, Trap by J FreshwaterLeave a Comment

A misleadingly pleasant intro gives way to a hellish drop in new producer nine plus‘ “Into The Sun”. This Ill-Esha assisted track is part of label/platform Phuture Collective‘s 10th compilation album, titled Rebirth, which is set to feature work from a slew of forward thinking electronic producers. nine plus is a relatively new name, but this track speaks volumes to his abilities as a producer. Give him a follow on SoundCloud and stream “Into The Sun” below.
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Ekali & ZHU – Blame

In Bass, Collaboration, EDM, Electronic, Heavy by J FreshwaterLeave a Comment

The OWSLA label is ending the year on a high note with Ekali and Zhu‘s heavy-hitting collaboration, “Blame”. Ekali’s dark production is perfectly complimented by Zhu’s falsetto vocals, and the way the beat builds into the aggressive, brass-laden drop is incredibly gratifying. Needless to say, both of these guys brought their A-game on this one. Grab a free download here, and check out more tunes from Ekali and Zhu on SoundCloud.
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kamandi – Goldie

In Beats, Chill, Dreamy, Electronic, Instrumental, Zone Out by J FreshwaterLeave a Comment

Kamandi‘s new song “Goldie” is a beautiful and unique instrumental dedicated to the producer’s daughter. The song oozes with warm vibes during its brief 2 minute runtime, with the highlight coming around the midway point when pitched and chopped vocal samples are introduced. The combination of steamy guitar work, hypnotizing drums, and kamandi‘s incredible vocal manipulation result in an instrumental that’s pure bliss.
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