KODAK TO GRAPH - DEPARTURE
Here’s a stunning new track from Gainesville’s Kodak to Graph (a.k.a. Michael Maleki) called “Departure”. The producer takes gorgeous, sweeping vocal samples and wraps them around a blanket of breathtaking and darkly enticing atmospheres, softly nestling everything on a bed of imaginative beat work.The track is part of the producer’s collaborative efforts with Bad Panda Records to release a new single for every month of 2013, with “Departure” being the single for February. You can grab the track over at Soundcloud.
MP3: Kodak to Graph - Departure
TOTΛLMΞSS - PLAY
Here’s a seductively glitchy piece from the mysterious UK-based producer TOTΛLMΞSS called “Play”. A dark medley of chopped samples, pitch-shifted vocals, soaring synths, and delicate beat work takes charge in the track. The track is part of an in-progress Demo EP which you can grab over at Bandcamp.
MP3: TOTΛLMΞSS - Play
SUMMER OCCASION - I WANNA BE
Here’s yet another amazing flip from Oakland’s Summer Occasion (a.k.a. Jon H) called “I Wanna Be”. Time and time again, the young producer takes existing song structures and samples them with his brand of infectiously catchy synth melodies and clean beat work. Brandy sounds particularly smooth here. You can hear more of Summer Occasion's flips over at Soundcloud.
MP3: Summer Occasion - I Wanna Be
Previously: [MP3] Summer Occasion - “Keep On Going”
T4PES - THE BLUE ROOM
Knoxville-based producer T4PES returns by dropping a brand new 6-track EP entitled Infinity. The EP embodies a perfect collection of the producer’s handy work of hyper chopped samples and hard-hitting trap-hop beats. Check out “The Blue Room”, one of the many tracks off the new EP that hits all the right spots. You can grab the track and the rest of the absolutely stunning EP over at Bandcamp.
MP3: T4PES - The Blue Room
JAASKA - THE ELSA
New York’s Nimo Productions (a.k.a. Mica Spero) seems to have gone through a moniker change—Jaaska is now what the producer works under. Despite the moniker change, the producer continues his streak of expansive, rich textures and diversely creative beat work. “The Elisa” is a rich production covered in blissfully grandiose melodies, cooing vocal samples, and intuitive percussive work. The track is part of a compilation just dropped by AMDISCS with whom the producer will be dropping his new album with later this year. In the meantime, you can grab the track over at Soundcloud and the rest of the compilation via AMDISCS,
MP3: Jaaska - The Elsa
TWIN CABINS - WITH BENEFITS
LA’s Twin Cabins (a.k.a. Nacho Cano) is back with yet another catchy dream-pop jam called “With Benefits”. The track hits things off with tropical/tribal percussion which leads the way into a crooning Cano whose vocals flounce atop jangly guitar melodies that dance around with a bright and sunny disposition. Soundtracks for the summer is a go with this one.
Stream: Twin Cabins - With Benefits
Previously: [MP3] Twin Cabins - “Ashes”
PREMIERE: PATCHLEY - TRUE NORTH
Here’s the video for Tennessee-based producer Patchley's (a.k.a. Patrick Atchley) track “True North”. The video is filled with gorgeous textures rendered from trippy editing effects that perfectly compliment the clean and hypnotically dreamy track itself. You can grab the track over at Patchley's Soundcloud. (Video by Tom Beal)
Previously: [MP3] Patchley - “True North”
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”