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Why wait ’till “The Next Afternoon” to hear Mawhs’s remix of Mr. Carmack?

Mr. Carmack’s music is not the type of sound you see most musicians try and tweak. This Honolulu native is too busy making new masterpieces or chaotic chimes to be concerned with giving his stems out to other artists. But this didn’t stop the creativity of Mawhs, an up-and-coming producer who seems…

Kodomo sees the beauty in all, illustrates it with “Orange Ocean” [Premiere]

If you’re looking for something to pump you up before going out, this isn’t it. If you want something with a driving formulated beat, move on to the next song. But if warm contemplative synths are something you’re in the market for, stay a while. The water is fine. Kodomo, Brooklyn-based Chris…

Daily 2% – Chilled and Ready to Serve [Sweet Valley - "Stone"]

This is your Daily 2% – Chilled and Ready to Serve. We will try to bring you one “chill” track every day. This is for when you get home and you are trying to unwind. You reach for that glass of wine or that unlit Black & Mild or maybe you can…

The Julia Lewis retrieves the ghostly “Séance Pt. 1 & 2″ from the experimental spirit world

Back with more San Francisco experimental melodies, The Julia Lewis can’t keep his hands off those synthesizers long enough to take a breath. Unlike most producers, he graces his audience with dinner and a movie. Today, we see the official release of “Séance Pt. 1 & 2″ and a video to…

Daktyl’s remix of Dawn Golden’s “All I Want” will leave you needing more [Premiere]

Securing a spot on the first ever Mad Decent Volume 1 Compilation over two years ago, Dawn Golden’s (Dexter Tortoriello) original 2010 productions caught the eye of Diplo who immediately signed Dexter. Barely a year later they released Blow, a noisier departure from his calmer project, Houses. On the docket for 2014 is Still Life,…

Daily 2% – Chilled and Ready to Serve [A Sol Mechanic]

There are times when you need a break from your nine to five hustle, or in need of something smooth. So what do you do? You reach for that glass of wine or that unlit Black & Mild, or maybe you reach for something a little more herbal. This is for when…

Bonobo works his usual magic on London Grammar’s “Hey Now”

It’s not every day that this creative musician comes out with new material, but on the occasional day you can guarantee it’s going to be good.  I’m of course speaking of downtempo magician Bonobo, an increasingly talented artist that is constantly pushing his own ideas as well as the others he…

Daily 2% – Chilled and Ready to Serve [Jaga]

This is your Daily 2% – Chilled and Ready to Serve. We will try to bring you one “chill” track every day. This is for when you get home and you are trying to unwind. You reach for that glass of wine or that unlit Black & Mild or maybe you reach for something more…

British vocalist Låpsley crafts the angelic “Painter (Valentine)”

Holly Lapsley Fletcher may be a mere 17 years old, but her music denotes a level of maturity and substance that is truly compelling. Performing under the name of Låpsley, she recently dropped “Painter (Valentine)” which builds upon her mastery of soft, but powerful, production and vocal work. Much like previously…

Third Culture remixes Kyla La Grange’s “Cut Your Teeth”

Kyle Smith, known to the music community as Third Culture, has found a niche within the downtempo genre with a sensual, easy-going vibe that fits ceremoniously into the quickly evolving chill-out scene. Over the course of his blossoming career, Third Culture has seamlessly transitioned from the realm of progressive house bootlegs…

Manila Killa and PRFFTT & Svylable rework Little Dragon’s “Ritual Union”

Manila Killa deserves much more attention than he currently receives. Getting attention within the deeper workings of the blogosphere for over two years, the Filipino producer’s slew of imaginative mashups, dance-friendly remixes, and progressive originals leave him with a well-balanced arsenal of tracks. As his sounds reach broader horizons, he…

NEWMAN WOLF’S BUMPER BONANZA

Frequent flyer – Newman Wolf is back with a brilliant new 5-track EP called “Wavs.” Audibly-sensual and gorgeously audio-esque, Wolf draws on those inner mind imaginations and paints sequencer canvasses beautifully with several animated solar rays. Tracks such as ‘Fake People,’ ‘Cool,’ ‘High School’ and ‘Nightways,’ emit total Border Community light across “Wavs,” whilst ‘Fahren’ looses up those light n’ [...]

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ABBY – Streets (Monsieur Adi Remix)

Dancin’ with the devil on a level far beyond wickedness and iniquity, German band ABBY give an all-embracing thumbs up to Monsieur Adi remixing their recent ‘Streets’ single – as the man from France comes away with colossal synthesizer results. BONUS! MORE BONUS!

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Pip John – “Dante’s Riddle”

Just when we thought we were bored of smoky pads and pitch-shifted samples, Pip John came along and wiped our slate clean. A classically trained opera singer by day, Oliver Sewell uses his alter ego to strain the human voice through a warm electronic mesh. The New Zealand producer’s new…

Dems – “Desire” [Video]

Hauntingly eerie, yet wondrously captivating are quick thoughts that flicker through my mind as I’m greeted with fluctuating strings. Such is my introduction to London-based trio Dems’ ”Desire”. Consisting of David Gardener, Duncan Mann, and Dan Moss, Dems is the latest UK artist to greet my inbox and leave an impression. Highlighted by…