What happens when two buzz artists with mass appeal team up for a summertime single? Guess we’ll find out shortly. Brought to you by LuckyMe Records, here’s the brand new collaboration between Jacques Greene and How To Dress Well — a late night jam to keep the groove alive. Enjoy “On Your Side” below.
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Say hi to Sean Kendal, the latest bedroom producer on your radar. We’ve all heard our fair share of Destiny’s Child edits — but honestly, who doesn’t lose their shit for the standouts? I’d place Sean’s “Say My Name” edit in that category, with its relaxed, dreamy atmosphere giving way to irresistible melody upon melody as that classic chorus plays out. He particularly kills it between :55 and 2:07. At just 17 years old, the LA native has a bright future no doubt. Listen for yourself below.
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We’re regretfully late on this one. Our buddy Snacs released his six-track Meaning Of EP on Bandcamp back in March, and it’s absolutely worth a listen. Actually, multiple listens. Each mesmerizing synth-heavy track tells its own story, as Snacs is a master of emotional undertones. Meaning Of showcases the young producer’s distinctly affecting sound, comprised of astute samples, intricate percussion and commanding melodies. Enjoy the lovely EP below.
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I don’t think laptops really have a place anywhere in live music, to be honest, because the way they are used is mostly to sync things and to automate otherwise human practices. And that’s always a sad thing, whether it’s in music or in anything else: what can otherwise be something very human and emotional can end up sounding cold and boring. When DJing I play vinyl and CD.
Husky, the 19-year-old beatsmith from Detroit, is on fire. The young talent consistently churns out quality retro-inspired beats, incorporating hip-hop and R&B as much as house and garage into his high-energy productions. In a SoundCloud community rampant with generic tracks, his versatility and diverse inspiration palette are a huge part of his appeal. He’s dropping a new mixtape later this month, so stay tuned and check out a few of his latest uploads below.
Glenn Jackson has assembled a fantastic remix of “Macro“by RxGibbs, injecting a lifeline of feel-good percussion into the sleepy, serene arrangement. It’s an invigorating take on the original that warrants multiple listens, and very much speaks to Mr. Jackson’s production chops and sensibility. Why he’s remained so under the radar is a mystery, as his music clearly deserves a wide audience. Give the remix a spin below.
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Leonel Castillo, one of Argentina’s house music pioneers, just uploaded this awesome soulful jam to SoundCloud. If you can’t get down to it, you’re reading the wrong blog. Enjoy the elusive producer’s smooth grooves below.
Here’s some techno from Turbo Recording’s JoeFarr, the emerging British producer whose hard-hitting productions reflect the label’s “New Jack Techno” direction. JoeFarr is giving away “Just Til You Get Yourself Sorted”, a tune Turbo fans will recognize from his promo mix last year. Enjoy your dose of free techno below.
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Lisson is producer and sound engineer Sam Ellison, currently studying Tonmeister at the University of Surrey. Though his SoundCloud uploads date back to two years ago, his follow count is low, which is a shame because his tracks are slick, fun and very well-produced. Check out his latest uploads below, both available for free download. “Not Looking” was released by the eagle-eyed digital label Bad Panda Records a few days ago. We’ll keep tabs on Lisson’s progress from here on out.
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Pleasant edit of Four Tet’s “Peace for Earth” from Georgian producer and TSE regular Gacha. The original track is a shiny minimal gem, and an excellent canvas for Gacha to dispatch his signature buoyant percussion and deep low ends. This bootleg is highly recommended.
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