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Moss – Ambedo

In Beats, Chill, Electronic, Instrumental by J FreshwaterLeave a Comment

Copenhagen-based producer Moss just arrived on the scene with his debut EP, One. The 3 song project leads off with “Ambedo” — an instrumental in the same vein as work by the likes of Emancipator or Bonobo. It starts with a twangy acoustic guitar riff that’s followed by organically up-tempo percussion and a funky bassline. As the song unfolds, warped vocal samples steal the show and improve on an already solid foundation. Check out the full One EP on Soundcloud and stay tuned for more from this talented newcomer. Read More

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SwuM. – I Miss U

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The latest release from SwuM. is yet another instrumental masterpiece. There aren’t many producers doing it like him lately, so my ears perk up every time I see he’s posted a new track. “I Miss u” follows in the footsteps of his previous releases, combining lush layers of texture, percussion, and melancholic samples with powerful results. It constantly unfolds and evolves throughout its 3:39 runtime, and by the end it left me stunned and craving another listen. Read More

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Multirex – Hawaii (w/ Weaver Beats)

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The new collaboration between producers Multirex and Weaver Beats pays homage to the natural beauty of America’s 50th state, Hawaii. Gorgeous guitar forms the backbone of the song, with skittering percussion and layers of distortion tying everything together. It’s all too easy to close your eyes and imagine yourself in a balmy tropical paradise while listening to this gem. Read More

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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 even more impressive is watching him play the song live. Read More

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C Y G N – Heartbreak

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I swear that C Y G N has to be one of the busiest and most consistent producers around. When he’s not releasing singles, he’s offering up drum kits for aspiring producers to improve their sound. It comes as a welcomed surprise that he’s got a new EP on the way, and our first taste comes in the easy going single “HEARTBREAK”. A crisp and laid-back beat is complimented by dreamy synths and processed vocals, creating a sound thats truly entrancing. The Behind the Love EP will be coming soon, so be sure to stay up on C Y G N’s on Soundcloud. Read More

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quickly, quickly – Fog

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

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” below. Read More

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skinnydip – Eleven

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

Inspired by Stranger Things’ most memorable character, producer skinnydip has crafted a quietly powerful beat titled “Eleven”. Layers of electric guitar create a woozy and laid back vibe, while assertive percussion drives the track forward. It’s only two minutes long, but I feel like I could listen to this on repeat for hours. Check out more of skinnydip’s work on Soundcloud and stream “Eleven” below. Read More

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Autograf – Nobody Knows (ft. WYNNE)

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

Dark, soulful, and subdued, Autograf‘s new song deviates far from the groups usual dance-ready sound. They’ve shown their versatility before, but “Nobody Knows” introduces a brand new side of Autograf and I’m loving it. The prominent vocals of singer WYNNE are anchored by haunting piano melodies and restrained percussion, with unconventional electronic sections materializing at the perfect times. I’d consider “Nobody Knows” a risk for Autograf, but it’s one that certainly pays off. Read More

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wh?t – Not Dead Yet

In Beats, Chill, Electronic, Future Bass, Guitar, Instrumental, Uplifting by J FreshwaterLeave a Comment

What a way to start a musical career! “Not Dead Yet” is the very first song from 19 year old producer wh?t, but it’s got the kind of unique flavor and polished execution that make it sound like something a seasoned vet would create. The song’s structure revolves around a relaxed beat and beautifully hazy guitar, which are turned on their head when the first wave of synths ease their way into the mix. It’s a really cool twist on the future bass sound, and it offers a superb introduction to wh?t. Give him a follow on Soundcloud and stream “Not Dead Yet” below. Read More

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Big Wild – When I Get There

In Beats, Chill, Electronic, Instrumental, Party by J FreshwaterLeave a Comment

The Invincible EP from Californian producer Big Wild is finally here and it’s even better than expected. Standout track “When I Get There” kicks off the EP in fine fashion, with an intro of lush synths giving way to a minimalistic, vocal sample-centric beat. It sounds simple enough on paper, but the execution is wildly unique and highly addictive. If you’re feeling this one, be sure to check out the rest of Big Wild’s Invincible EP on Soundcloud. Read More