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Fifty Grand • I Don’t Know Why

After the release of Join You (The October Demos), Fifty Grand has stayed on the radar for artists to watch. With I Don’t Know Why, she explores a more acoustic approach to her songs with ukelele melodies and hauntingly harmonic vocals. While The People You Love is creepily repetitive with it’s dissonantly layered vocals, Angeles Crest Highway follows a more beautifully delicate tone, and Apollyon acts as a bridge before an instrumental version of Oh Well. To finish it off, I Don’t Know Why features a remix of The People You Love by GHXVLS - keeping true to the witch house I know and love. Grab the release for free here.



xx V.

Basic Tape

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Saturated in soulful rhythms and breezy melodies comes Basic Tape, a project by Paris. With two original tracks, Third Light and Blank, Basic Tape acts as a reminder for the summer days soon to come.




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MOODYGOOD • Fall In Love

Celebrating his album release date announcement, MOODYGOOD dropped his remix of Slum Village’s Fall In Love - a song that you would definitely fall in love with. Filled with nostalgic melodies and glitchy bass lines, Fall In Love brings together an interesting blend of hip hop and bass. Download it for free on soundcloud.




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THE STANDARD

Being a fan of Psymun for a while now, I was pleasantly surprised when he started collaborating with Lil Spook, and in their latest ventures, they’ve teamed up with Bobby Raps and Allan Kingdom to make THE STANDARD. Their first release doors features the familiar vocal runs of Lil Spook paired with the interesting lyrical rhythms of Allan Kingdom and Bobby Raps. What really gets me though is Psymun’s production - adding those settle harp samples and allowing a door squeak to become so much more than a cringe-worthy sound. 



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FREE ALEX

With catchy lyricism and flow comes FREE ALEX, moniker of Ryan Gordon. Collaborating with producing talents EASTGHOST, Miley Cyrus is an alluring combination of choral samples and contrasting rhythms. While Miley Cyrus goes more towards the trends of modern rap, Emerald Pools carries the nostalgias of old school 90’s rap that we all know and love.



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Losco • Soulection White Label : 007

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Soulection created their White Label series a while back which has featured such artists as Lakim, Mikos Da Gawd & more. The label has ingeniously created this series as they understand the overwhelming amount of amazing new music that comes out every single day. Having this series where each artist creates a small 2-4 track EP allows the listener to really get up close & personal with a new emerging artist. And the best part? Each EP is available for free download from their soundcloud page! For the 7th EP in their series, Soulection has put Belgian quartet on the map with this incredible White Label release. Losco consists of 4 members, Andy, Johnny, Massimo & Tom; and they all obviously bring something unique to the table as each track has so many different incredible sounds that are perfectly melded together. What’s great about this EP is that each track is entirely different. From mellow hip-hop instrumentals with beautifully incorporated vocal samples to more intense trap beats, the EP takes the listener on a fun rollercoaster ride of sound. Check it out for yourself:



xoxo S.

Figgy



Manhattan’s Figgy is just what I needed to on this dreary, rainy Vancouver day. He’s been making waves for a while now with remixes of Usher, Miguel, The Dream, Frank Ocean & Banks. You can usually tell a lot about a producer through the artists they choose to remix, and I’m a huge fan of everyone he’s chosen to remix; luckily he did not let me down. His older remixes have a purely house sound, which I love, but I really like the tropical house approach he has chosen to take in his newer remixes. He released his track, Do It Like Us, and it’s almost like you can feel the sun beating down on your skin. The song evokes the perfect amount of tropical flavour without overdoing it, which can be all to common for this genre. So if the weather is still getting you down (or even if it’s not actually) click play below & like his Facebook fan page for a free download!



xoxo S.

NEVR • Girl With The Tattoo

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Filled with pulsating rhythms and crescendos is NEVR’s remix of Miguel’s Girl With The Tattoo. While nothing can beat the sultry vocals of Miguel, NEVR exemplifies this with warm synths and wholehearted sounds. Furthermore, he is the production genius of B O S C O, the talented Atlanta based songstress. Download it for free on his soundcloud.






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Jerome LOL • Feel It For The First Time

Jerome LOL has just made everyone’s Monday a little brighter with a free download of his new track Feel It For The First Time. The song features the typical sounds we expect and want from Jerome LOL but he adds a certain new flare to the fun dance track. He mixes distorted vocals and new synths we haven’t seen from him before to create something wonderful. He takes a vocal sample from Miss Palmer on Afrojack & Steve Aoki’s classic song No Beef and makes the vocals nearly unrecognizable and entirely his own on this song. Click below for a free download!



xoxo S.

Flight Facilities • Crave You (Royal refix)

Royal has just put out a serious refix of the classic Flight Facilities tune, Crave You. I know the song has been remixed countless times before, but Royal really puts a completely different spin on the song. He pitches Giselle’s vocals up interestingly high, which surprisingly works very well over the piano and percussion sounds. Royal then goes on to give the refix a heavier trap-esque vibe bringing in 808’s and slowing the beat down. The refix is great because there are so many different layers, and Royal doesn’t just stick to one sound throughout the entire track, he switches between two main beats which is an element that really makes the song unique.



xoxo S.