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[Chill] Alex Young / Lontalius – Maybe Your Smile Will

Alex Young / Lontalius
Maybe Your Smile Will

Alex Young never hesitates to switch up styles on his releases. His newest is a big contrast from his recent Skrillex cover/Galantis mashup, which is in no way a bad thing. He decided to to reshape Lontalius‘s short, but impassioned Maybe His Smile Will into an icy soundscape not unlike that of James Blake. A longing for something as simple as a smile drives the track in its quest to elaborate the powerful emotive delivery of the original, and collects reverb soaked synths, tactful bitcrushing, and pitched vocals pining for the slightest proof of silver lining into a skillful union.

This is the type of track tailored for reflection. Not just for the artists involved, but even/especially for the listeners and fans. Maybe Your Smile Will is absolutely one of Alex Young’s best tracks, not only for the reaction it triggers, but also for showcasing his range as a producer. There’s a glimmer of hope within the song’s overall message, allowing the possibility for a return to a reassuring environment even within overwhelming turmoil. Let this new Alex Young and Lontalius tune comfort you in a trying time, and enjoy above.

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[Chill] GoldLink – When I Die (Alex Young + Jonah Baseball Version)

When I Die (Alex Young + Jonah Baseball Version)

GoldLink is the fastest rising rapper of 2014, period. Since The God Complex dropped in April, the DMV-raised hip hop artist has been all across the country playing shows and festivals, teaming up with the Soulection collective, and more. He has already collaborated with Lakim and Sango so he is no stranger at all to futuristic garage productions, but Alex Young and Jonah Baseball decided to take it one step further and bring the vibes to the McCallaman production of “When I Die.” It’s got an infectious energy to it that even non-hip-hop heads can appreciate. Alex Young is already quite established as a producer, however I urge you to definitely take Jonah Baseball’s catalogue for a spin if you aren’t familiar. And if you want to hear more from GoldLink, you can download his massively successful debut tape The God Complex here!

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