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CRAFT SPELLS – “KOMOREBI”

Here’s another stunning track off of Craft Spells‘ forthcoming sophomore album Nausea called “Komorebi”. It’s been a little while since we’ve last heard the hazy jangle-pop musing of Justin Vallesteros, leaving us wondering after the fantastic release of Idle Labor back in 2011. Vellesteros’ new direction with his songs is not so much a departure from his hazy jangle-pop musings as it…

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TAILS – “YOURSIDE”

Been meaning to post this track but haven’t found the time to sit down until now. TAILS is the moniker of Vancouver-based producer Spencer Reid who just made himself a target on our radar with his incredible track “YOURSIDE”. We’re always riddled with excitement when we come across a local producer that speaks our language when it comes to great…

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ZUPER – “PERFECT MELODY”

“Perfect Melody” is the soul-soothing new track from California-based producer Zuper (a.k.a. Carlos Aiono). A wispy and seductive vocal sample floats atop a gorgeous percussive arrangement that’s light and unobtrusive–a quality that renders the track highly hypnotic and tranquil. The producer definitely has an ear for all things that alleviate the soul. You can grab the track over at Soundcloud.…

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KUMA – “IF ONLY YOU”

Here’s a dreamy new track called “If Only You” from a mysterious producer under the moniker kuma. The track features a breathtaking arrangement of flickering and tapping beat work, delicately sweeping synths, cascading arpeggios, and sweet, pitch-shifted vocal samples. With its soft, yet rich textures, the track gets our vote as a go-to spring time lullaby. (Photo)

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KINSHIP – “MAKE ME FEEL”

Here’s a brand new track from Vancouver’s Kinship called “Make Me Feel”. The producer is somewhat new to the electronic scene, but this new number would suggest otherwise. The producer creates an unbelievably stunning flip of The Temptations’ “Get Ready”, taking the song’s vocal skeleton and laying them bare across a hypnotizing cloudy atmosphere. How the producer managed to take…

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SMALL BLACK – “LINES OF LATITUDE (FEAT. FRANKIE ROSE)”

The brand new track “Lines of Latitude” from Brooklyn’s Small Black is simply breathtaking. The degree of skilled musicianship is made explicit in this gorgeous new piece, albeit through much subtlety. The track is brilliantly soaked in an 80′s atmosphere of quietly soaring synths, gated reverb drums, delicate echoes, and soft, crystalline vocals that float about. The track can be found…

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INTERVIEW: SLAUGHTER BEACH

Slaughter Beach is the project of Nikolaj Westi, Hasse Mydtskov, and Mads Emil Aagaard; 3 friends from Odense, Denmark who skillfully crafts their own version of the contemporary shoegaze revival. Taking influences and aesthetics from the 60s, 70s, and 90s rock movements and blending them with more contemporary styles of indie rock/pop, the 3-piece band doles out saccharine-laden shoegaze filled with gleaming melodies…

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FLAMINGOSIS – “SURFACE”

Flamingosis (a.k.a. Aaron Velasquez) just dropped his self-titled full-length album today and in case you missed one of the teaser tracks, here it is—a track called”Surface”. A purveyor of the future funk movement, Flamingosis creates a brilliant and fresh flip of Sade’s “Sweetest Taboo”, taking vocal samples and injecting an intensely deep funk into its body. Be sure to pick…