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Everett Orr – Closer

In Chill, Electronic, Indie, Soul by Randy BLeave a Comment

Song: Closer
Artist: Everett Orr

You know it’s soul when you feel it throughout your body. “Closer” has all the aspects of beautiful soul music along with the hook being a spin off of J. Cole’s hit song. The horn section is a wonderful mixture added to the smooth beat and chimey bells.

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Joey Pecoraro – Don’t Sleep On Me

In Chill, Hip Hop, Instrumental Hip Hop, Jazz, Remix by J FreshwaterLeave a Comment

Song: Don’t Sleep On Me
Artist: Joey Pecoraro

I’m sure it’s bitterly cold in the northern US right now, but Michigan resident Joey Pecoraro will warm your bones with his latest piece, “Don’t Sleep On Me”. Light and jazzy instrumentation get’s your head nodding up front, then a few verses (and chorus) from Method Man‘s “P.L.O. Style” seals the deal and brings it home.

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Kitty – MISS U (Jai Wolf Remix)

In EDM, Pop, Remix by J Freshwater1 Comment

Song: MISS U (Jai Wolf Remix)
Artist: Kitty

There’s something about Kitty that has me forever rooting for her. She has worked with a diverse group of really cool producers and her Soundcloud is littered with awesome tracks she’s discovered and reposted. “MISS U” was my favorite track on Kitty’s FROSTBITE EP, released back in November, and I’m thrilled to see an artist like Jai Wolf give it the remix treatment. Jai slows the song down a bit, giving it room to breath and build, eventually climaxing with a glittery explosion of skittering hi-hats and colorful synths.

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Savoy – TEKNOTIZE

In Bass, EDM, Hip Hop, Remix, Techno, Trap by J FreshwaterLeave a Comment

Song: TEKNOTIZE
Artist: Savoy

Hot damn! High-octane electro trio Savoy just dropped “TEKNOTIZE”, a raging techno-trap banger with classic verses from Notorious B.I.G.’s “Hypnotize”. If this song doesn’t fire you up, you may need to check that pulse of yours. Also worth mentioning: the crazy cover art… Awesome.
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Wiley – And Again ft. God’s Gift (Doshy X Bleep Bloop X The OriGinALz Remix)

In Bass, Electronic, Grime, Hip Hop, Remix by J FreshwaterLeave a Comment

Song: And Again (Doshy X Bleep Bloop X The OriGinALz Remix)
Artist: Wiley ft. God’s Gift

There’s some serious firepower behind this remix of Wiley’s “And Again”. Doshy, Bleep Bloop, and The OriGinALz team up to deliver a calculated and chaotic banger that perfectly frames verses from Wiley and a snarling chorus from God’s Gift. UK grime is widely predicted to become more prevalent in the US this year, and remixes like this ensure that we Americans take notice.

Download the track below.
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Holy Rain – Reach

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

Song: Reach
Artist: Holy Rain

Quietly releasing a stream of quality songs over the past month, Holy Rain is establishing a tight and ethereal sound that’s due to receive plenty of recognition. “Reach” starts out spaciously elegant, but ascends into a thumping instrumental with driving bass and softly echoing piano keys. It fades out around the two and a half minute mark, only to return in glorious fashion with a pulsating kick drum pattern that finishes off the song with an exclamation point.

Check out another Holy Rain song below.
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Lux Natura & Tobias – Through the Pines

In Chill, Instrumental by J FreshwaterLeave a Comment

Song: Through the Pines
Artist: Lux Natura & Tobias

Both Lux Natura and Tobias excel when it comes to organic and relaxing instrumental music, so a collaboration between the two makes perfect sense. This type of music creates a calming mental image for me every time I listen. Am I at my desk right now or am I laying on a bed of soft pine needles in the forest? Take a listen; “Through the Pines” feels like a stream of warm water trickling through your mind.

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Conrank – Loco

In Bass, Electronic, Experimental, Instrumental, Trap by J FreshwaterLeave a Comment

Song: Loco
Artist: Conrank

Anticipation continues to build for Conrank’s NOT WITHOUT EP… I’m impressed with how he’s pulling off such unique and exciting sounds here. Frantic spanish guitar riffs are interrupted by churning bass and fluttering synth beeps; elements that really have no business being together, but Conrank pulls it off and makes it work to great effect.
Check out another song from the EP here: Conrank – Turn It Around

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Ellie Goulding – Love Me Like You Do (Airia Remix)

In Electronic, Pop, Remix by J Freshwater1 Comment

Song: Love Me Like You Do (Airia Remix)
Artist: Ellie Goulding

I haven’t seen Fifty Shades of Grey yet, but I have had the pleasure of listening to the soundtrack. With original contributions from big name artists like The Weeknd, Sia, Jessie Ware, and Ellie Goulding, it’s worth checking out.
“Love Me Like You Do” is the type of smart and sweet pop music that we love from Ellie– and it’s the perfect piece for a quality remix. Airia got his hands on an acapella and crafted the rest of this dazzling rendition from scratch. Soft keys and bouncy synths build on each other, but never overpower, keeping Ellie’s beautiful voice front and center. Love it.