If you live in Los Angeles, chances are seeing a Soulection showcase has been on your bucket list for quite some time. With talents like starRo on the roster, it’s easy to see why. He’s spent the better part of 2014 becoming a household name with his incredible production chops and if you’re not on the hypetrain yet, we hope this will change your mind. “California” perfectly embodies the spirit of the state, its people, and its music scene: electric, laid-back, and soulful. Take a trip down PCH to this one here–it’s an experience you don’t want to miss out on.
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The Way I Feel (Recycle Culture's Slow Emotion Reel)
One of the greatest parts of this blogging gig is virtual crate digging on Soundcloud for hours and hours trying to find the gems of the Internet. This here is a perfect example of something you have to earn to post. Recycle Culture and Doss are both known in smaller producer circles, however you’d be hard-pressed to see a guy walking down the street wearing their merchandise. That being said, the two are insanely talented and deserve all the love they can get. Doss produced “The Way I Feel” back in the spring and it did relatively well on its own, however Recycle Culture has picked it up and turned it into an astonishingly beautiful record. We as bloggers use the term “chill” a lot to describe music from all sound spectrums, however this remix is the absolutely perfect embodiment of what the word chill truly represents. This is the kind of track you can feel yourself melt into without a care in the world.
Deck Chairs On The Moon (Elderbrook Remix)
Bipolar Sunshine has made a big splash in the blog world this year and that will continue to grow going forward. He’s on a completely different wavelength creatively, and his music will continue to be a refreshing take on pop music as the industry becomes more and more saturated. While there’s so many male vocalists on our airwaves recently, there’s only one Elderbrook. The UK producer is relatively unheard of in most circles, however Annie Mac got her hands on his rendition of Bipolar Sunshine’s “Deck Chairs On The Moon” and now the heads are starting to turn. It’s as beautiful as it is haunting, which is surprisingly a combination made in heaven. What he was able to accomplish on this remix is nothing short of incredible and you best believe we will keep serious tabs on him in the future.
The Portland duo of Shadows On Stars are quickly becoming one of our favorite 1-2 team in music today. They blew us away with their gorgeous covers of Lykke Li and Aalyiah and kept us going with sultry, emotional, eclectic original pieces. Chi Duly, mashup artist turned bonafide producer, creates incredible soundscapes that words can’t begin to describe and the beautiful Randa Leigh takes it home from there. This is one of the few artists where we encourage you to dig through their entire discography; it’s that good. Oh by the way, the Mad Men sample takes this to the next level.
hunt for the breeze
You know your music stands for something when you get the official approval from Diplo, himself. Since hitting this milestone as an artist, Hunt for the Breeze, has drawn in listeners and support from all around. Almost 2 weeks ago, HFTB dropped his latest original, “Aquanaut”, and sent us into hi-hat solo heaven. With no team helping push this song, the D.C. producer decided to casually upload “Aquanaut” on a Saturday night…turn down for what, right? In little to no time, HFTB instantly captured our attention in this lucid, underwater, dream-like original. Filled with orchestral horns, enchanting synths, and a massive tea party full of trippy hi-hats, “Aquanaut” is the ideal song to go take a quick little skinny dip in the pool to. With that being said, you should definitely download this freebie today and let the clothes melt right off your skin.
Full Crate x Mar
Man X Woman (JAWZ Version)
As we begin to sift through the last few weeks of music, we came across a Full Crate & Mar’s remix of “Man x Woman” from Aussie producer, JAWZ; to say this song is like floating in the clouds is an understatement. Right from the start we are introduced with a harmonious harp melody that builds into a breakdown full of chill, ambient R&B and trap elements that collectively bring forth a new refreshing sound to help sooth the soul. JAWZ is starting to take those future Aussie elements and weave them together to form these eclectic masterpieces that speak to every ear that listens in full. As always, grab your free download and get your feel on the JAWZ way.
Break Up To Make Up (WYLN Edit)
More often than not, us ninjas tend to have a general understanding of how to classify songs based on their style, sound, as well as our knowledge behind each genre – after all, we are tastemakers so we should know what goes where! However, sometimes we face a challenge with certain songs in which it can get a bit difficult placing them exactly where they belong. That’s what happened to us when we came across this adorable edit of Jeremih’s “Break Up To Make Up”. We already go bananas over the original track as is, but WYLN just took this song to an entirely new level of cute. We know…most producers probably don’t want to have their music be described as “cute”, but hey, as a ninjette with a heart, this edit hits a girl straight in her soft spot every single time. With all the intricate drum patterns, the fluffy synthesized melodies, and Jeremih’s adorable young voice layered on top of this lovely production, WYLN gives this track a solid re-work that will entice all who listen. So while you get ready to break up to make up, make sure to grab your free download while in the mean time – you’ll want this track for later.