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.
After going through the endless amount of reposts on Soundcloud, we happened to come across a track from awhile back (completely forgetting how unbelievably perfect it was) and were reminded why we reposted this song in the first place. Los Angeles producer, Nico Stadi revived our news feed with easily one of the most hard-hitting House anthems to rattle the faults of Southern California. Stadi’s new tune, “Break” welcomes us with some heavy chopped synths (reverb on the side), a massive build full of fiery tension, and an aggressive breakdown that sends us straight into overdrive. So if you’re just now getting ready to hit the streets with your friends, then you better be blasting this as loud as your speakers can go because Nico Stadi is about to make you break a sweat.
A T E N R A Y S
Come With Me
One of the great finds of the day belongs to Aten Rays, a New York-based producer who specializes in being exploratory with new electronic elements and samples.
The tune starts off with this creepy humming chant, which is later used as a sample throughout the song. When the beat comes in, it helps create this abrupt house environment with the minimalist beat. The beat is well thought out and put together, and just when you think it’s about to get more complex, the breakdown part comes in with the reoccurring voice chant sample. This tune has an overall mystical and mysterious feel to it, resembling some of the work by Mr. Carmack. Go give it a listen and see if you can dig it!
Future Classic just keeps pumping out music that’s just way ahead of our time (literally). After an incredible response from Seekae‘s last tune, “Test & Recognise”, a remix from the legendary Flume himself, and an incredible interpretation about that remix from our fellow ninja master, Clayton, the young Aussie is becoming an unstoppable force to reckon with. Less than a day ago, the Future Classic rising gem released a haunting new original titled, “Monster” off his new album, The Worry. Seekae really took his production to the next level with this mellow, yet ghostly masterpiece. “Monster” intricately paints an eerie story full of vivid imagery, internal monsters, and an eerie voice leading us to a certain darkness. This elusive track sends us straight to the monster himself.
I’m in the corner of your room
theres something coming, something soon
I only wanted to explain
I feel this way today “
Grab your copy of The Worry out now on Future Classic today.