STEEZY RAY VIBES - ENDLESS CALM
We’re always on the edge of our seats waiting for a new track from blog favorite Steezy Ray Vibes (a.k.a. Dan Casey of Yalls) to drop here. Alas, the brand new track “Endless Calm” just surfaced and it’s just as we’ve expected—it’s beautiful. The track, doused in a blissful yearning with slight tones of melancholia, traverses through a dreamy soundscape of warped and tropical-tinged melodies. Indeed, the track in itself is an endless calm. You can find the track on the forthcoming debut LP from Steezy Ray Vibes.
Stream: Steezy Ray Vibes - Endless Calm
GIRAFFAGE - CLOSE 2 ME
In case you missed the news, San Francisco’s Giraffage (a.k.a. Charlie Yin) just signed to Alpha Pup Records and “Close 2 Me” is a taste of his forthcoming album with the label. The producer flexes more of his trap beat muscles in this track and continues to showcase an intuitive knack for flipping vocal samples and placing them brilliantly within his absolutely slick productions, and this one’s got a sensual r&b/soulful lean. You can find the track on his forthcoming album Needs.
Stream: Giraffage - Close 2 Me
Previously: [MP3] Giraffage - “Feels”
HOMESHAKE - BROTHERS
Homeshake is the solo project of Peter Sagar, guitarist in Mac DeMarco’s band, and formerly of Sans Aids and Outdoor Miners. It’s almost equally as eerie as it is highly impressive that these musicians stemming from a particular disposition of writing gauzy, lo-fi pop songs can have such refreshing preciseness in their sound despite such narrow labels and easy comparisons. Homeshake nonetheless effortlessly brings a much revered style under a new, wonderfully drowsy light with “Brothers”. You can find the track on his debut album The Homeshake Tape which just dropped today over at his Bandcamp with cassettes also available over at Fixture Records.
Stream: Homeshake - Brothers
HOW TO DRESS WELL - & IT WAS U (SPAZZKID REMIX)
Here’s a chill remix of How To Dress Well’s “& It Was U” from LA’s spazzkid (a.k.a. Mark Redito). Pitch-shifts bend Tom Krell’s haunted r&b vocals which are then woven into a chilled atmosphere of dreamy synth melodies and clean hip hop beats. It’s a rather simple and uncluttered bootleg remix with a penchant for diving deep into the chill zone. You can find the original track on How To Dress Well’s most recent album Total Loss and grab the remix over at spazzkid’s Soundcloud.
MP3: How To Dress Well - & It Was U (spazzkid Remix)
FLASH FOREST - POST PHONE CALL MADNESS (I CAN’T LOVE)
Here’s the brilliant new track “Post Phone Call Madness (I Can’t Love)” from Melbourne-based producer Flash Forest (a.k.a. Sam Maguire). The track stands on an incredible progression of pitch-shifted and chopped vocal samples alongside some of the freshest beat work we’ve heard so far this month. The track’s atmosphere is soothing enough to chill you out while at the same time there’s enough bounce to make you move some. You can grab the stunning track over at Soundcloud.
MP3: Flash Forest - Post Phone Call Madness (I Can’t Love)
ALEX CALDER - LIGHT LEAVE YOUR EYES
“Light Leave Your Eyes” is another taste of Alex Calder’s forthcoming EP Time. As a former member of Makeout Videotape alongside blog favorite Mac DeMarco, it’s easy to hear where certain styles may derive from. However, with that being said, it’s also important to note stylistic and aesthetic distinctions without the distraction of easy comparisons. What can be heard is an overall nonchalant demeanor of a reverb-heavy delivery in a swirling psychedelia of retro rock styles. Comparisons can still be made, sure, but this newest addition to the Captured Tracks roster owns the style with an interesting potential for growth. The Time EP drops March 19th.
Stream: Alex Calder - Light Leave Your Eyes
SLAM SKILLET - TRYN BUSSIT
Sometimes you need a big beat to get you moving in the morning and New York’s Slam Skillet (a.k.a. Sam Stevens) delivers just that with his latest “Tryn Bussit”. The 20 year-old producer tells us that he’s recently been at work developing his Soundcloud page, asserting that he’s finally at the point where he’s producing tracks that are coming out the way he envisions them to sound. A tight focus on big beat production alongside catchy instrumentals and sample work can be heard in his latest effort here and needless to say, we definitely think he’s heading in the right direction. Grab the track and check out his other sounds over at Souncloud.
MP3: Slam Skillet - Tryn Bussit
KADUGODI & TWOS - MISSIN YOU
Here’s the new collab between UK-based producer Kadugodi and mysterious producer TWOS. Dark, slow, and seductive—their piece “Missin U” is a subtly creeping force with an enveloping atmosphere of deep bass, smooth r&b vocal samples, and a warm blanket of background textures and lightly dripping beats. As far as great collabs go, this one, without a second thought, is added to the archive. You can grab the brilliant track over at Soundcloud.
MP3: Kadugodi & TWOS - Missin You
REAL COSBY - MISS ME
Denver-based producer Real Cosby just dropped his new EP Mmmmluvvv and we’re very much digging the release. There can be found ambient and experimental elements in the release coupled with a clean and steady string of lightly crafted beat work. “Miss Me” is one of the stand-out tracks off of the EP with its chilled build-up, minimalist atmosphere, brilliantly sequenced beat work, and catchy sample pitch-shifts and chops. You can grab the track and the rest of the EP over at Bandcamp.
MP3: Real Cosby - Miss Me
SPAZZKID - KOKESHI DOLL
Here’s yet another incredible production from LA’s spazzkid (a.k.a. Mark Redito) called “Kokeshi Doll”. We’re just getting familiar with the producer’s work and it’s safe to say that our initial hunches about the producer’s potential are not mistaken. The track immediately lures you into its dreamy soundscape from the get-go, taking its sweet time progressing through expanding beat work and a chilled atmosphere with satisfyingly deep bass lines. You can grab the track over at Soundcloud.
MP3: spazzkid - Kokeshi Doll
Previously: [MP3] spazzkid - “Forgiveness”