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Everything Is Recorded – Mountains of Gold (Feat. Sampha, Ibeyi, Wiki, Kamasi Washington)

Everything Is Recorded’s single “Mountains of Gold” is a sweet and savory mixture of electronic, R&B, reggae, and jazz. Featuring neo-soul vocalist Sampha, art pop duo Ibeyi, East Coast rapper Wiki, and renown saxophonist Kamasi Washington, the track offers something for everyone. With a walloping beat that drives a mixture of layered vocal harmonies and sampled tenor sax, we arrive at a brilliantly creative melting pot.

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12-27-17

EDEN – Crash

The spare and plaintive “Crash” puts Dublin IE artist EDEN’s affecting vocal and melodic prowess at the fore. EDEN’s Vertigo LP is due in January.

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12-18-17

BØRNS – I Don’t Want U Back

Coming at us like an ’80s synthpop demo, BØRNS has released “I Don’t Want U Back” as a tease from his upcoming album, Blue Madonna. His effervescent falsetto approaches as a one-man army evocative of Bleachers with the slightest tinge of autotune. What begins as possible lo-fi indietronica quickly turns into what we can only describe as thumping, self-sustaining pop. Slide it in your outdated CD player and roll down the windows.

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12-18-17

Taska Black x DROELOE – Running Away (Feat. Cut)

Future electronic artists Taska Black and DROELOE team up for the track, “Running Away”, featuring CUT. I’ve been following DROELOE for a while now, and at this point, I expect nothing less than excellent from him; and boy does he deliver on this track. The dream team of Taska Black and DROELOE is an immaculate one. The two artists really compliment one another to create trap-bass hybrid bliss.

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12-18-17

Unlike Pluto – Nothing Wrong With Me

Pluto is an electronic artist unlike anyone else else there right now. Seriously. This guy is breaks the mold of traditional EDM and forms a new path into a world of his own. “Nothing Wrong With Me” fuses the thoughts of your inner teenage angst with the support to be whoever you want to be. In a time when truly being yourself is more socially accepted than ever before, the theme of this track, and the vibe of this artist in general, is 100% topical.

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12-18-17

Wild & Free – Ferns and Stuff

Out now on the excellent Portuguese imprint Discotexas is Shapes On Shapes, the debut LP from LA twosome Wild & Free. Built around an atmosphere of (at least imagined for us) of a hazy mid 90’s club where EBTG is about to knock out a set, “Ferns and Stuff” is a strong slice of cinematic disco-tinged pop dropped on to us most fortuitously from a very rad 1997-origin time machine (with really great taste).

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12-14-17

POWERS – Georgie

and the winner for The Best Kazoo Hook of 2017 goes to….. POWERS for “Georgie”. In addition to the sharp kazoo, “Georgie” the latest from the L.A.-based twosome, is very good slightly house-tinged pop song that you should get into below.

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12-14-17

Garden City Movement – Slightly All the Time

The superb “Slightly All the Time” is new from Garden City Movement. The Israeli origin band have signed with the Night Time Stores label to release a debut LP in 2018. “Slightly All the Time” wins for its excellent use of space in its arrangement (the track locks you into it’s particular spare/after hours landscape) and creativity in its composition (we love the variety of instruments used on the track).

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12-14-17

Stevie Wolf – Who

One of our favorite tracks of the last few weeks has been Stevie Wolf’s midtempo jam “Who”. The midtempo number features a magnetic main hook, the ooh ooh ooh portion of which is nearly impossible to extricate from one’s head. Get into “Who” below.

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12-14-17

STéLOUSE – Rockstar (Feat. Still Haze & Manus) (Post Malone)

STéLOUSE covers one of 2017’s biggest tracks “Rockstar” by the dynamic duo of Post Malone and 21 Savage in the style of Soundcloud in 2014; adding woozy synths and a new vocal track (Still Haze is an MVP here) in making over “Rockstar” into a great big sounding club winner.

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12-14-17

Lando Chill – Fwm

Hip hop and R&B seem to be scooting closer and closer together these days. Lando Chill has dropped “Fwm,” and you can barely classify it as rap. Dreamy kaleidoscopic synths stream in and out of awareness. Maya Vera slides in under Lando’s refrains with her sweetly tranquilizing voice. We’re ready to be snowed in with our significant other, trapped in a mountain of blankets by the fire.

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12-14-17