Ambient


A few days ago young UK producer Tourist uploaded a new track for download on his Soundcloud, and it is e m o t i o n a l. Almost painfully simple, with cords that sink right into the deepest parts of your heart and mind, barely-there vocals, and a very UK-sounding piano melody that tugs at you to dance, ‘Stay’ is beautiful and sombre, a true testament to this combo that Tourist has made a name for himself in.
The track is a preview to Tourist’s upcoming EP on Method Records, out sometime before the end of the year. With the backing from Disclosure (who he is playing with at their curated Warehouse Project on Nov 22), and big guns TMWRK and AM Only representing him, it seems as though Tourist is geared to bring his charismatic yet melancholic sound to prominent places in the near future. I gotta say, I’m excited to see it happen.

GDD™ fav Cyril Hahn has had a huge year in terms of making a name for himself through trendy and spot-on remixes, but it is now time for him to release his debut single, “Perfect Form,” out on PMR Records Sept. 9th. Jazzy keyboard chords combined with Shy Girls seductive vocals and a minimal drum pattern make this track the perfect mellow house record to get lost in. With support from Zane Lowe and Radio 1 already, it’s safe to say this much anticipated debut original mix is set to make major waves.

Perhaps for the better, LA has temporarily lost one of its top producers to the UK. Yung Taylor Freels, who goes by the name Urulu, has quickly established himself atop the ranks of sophisticated house listeners with a grip of chart-topping tracks on Exlpoited, petFood, and most recently Needwant. He’s reworked The Weeknd’s ‘Twenty Eight‘ into a balearic symphony of warm pads and soft vocal croons. If you find yourself sailing around with a bevy of babes, you’d most definitely want to impress with this tune, however, it still pairs very well with your morning coffee. Grab the free download below.

Lonely Weekend (Free DL) by Urulu

There are some birds chirping overhead as kids run wild in the lively green field and playground, teenagers are walking hand in hand as adults rest up and take in the refreshing summer breeze on the park benches, and you are taking a stroll on the reflective concrete path with your earbuds in and arms gently swaying to the beat. Maybe it’s to clear your head, maybe it’s just to relax, either way, if you’re not playing this Jerome LOL remix to D33J’s, “Park,” the next time this scenario becomes available, you’re doing it wrong. Continue Reading

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To those of you that toss & turn in your bed, who find themselves wondering why no channels cater to insomniacs, who grit their teeth at people who get a full eight hours of sleep each night, science has offered up nice little drug called zolpidem to coax them into dreamland. I’m sure you’ve all heard of Ambien, right? Welp, that’s Zolpidem.

Zolpidem is a prescribed drug that very successfully helps to initiate sleep in an individual who ingests it. In the action of helping someone fall asleep, I find that there are some truly special tracks that work in a similar light to Zolpidem. Not to say the songs are boring, and like Zolpidem, if you force yourself to stay awake can have very different effects indeed. (Note: I do not condone doing this with Zolpidem… nor will these songs make you hallucinate…) Right, so after you brush your teeth and tuck yourself in, press play on these songs below & start drifting away…………
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Rolling along with the summer mix series – the Hamburg wunderkind Tensnake donates his impeccable tune curation to the The Vinyl Factory’s FACT magazine. This mix is a no brainer for your summer soundtrack – the vibes on this one feel like the warmer nights were finally getting into. Here’s what FactMag had to say about their exclusive:

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My most recent music discovery is the beat maker from Frisco, Charlie Yin aka Giraffage, who specializes in dreamy, chilled-out jams. He has a hip-hop 808 feel to his tracks, but he brings in other ambient and textural sounds that fill in the gaps to provoke more of an emotional response. I really enjoy some of the mellower electronic music, and Giraffage hits the nail on the head with these blissful tracks after the jump.

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GDD™ takes great pleasure in introducing you to Main Course, a label, PR firm, and all-around fantastic concept with the aim of “releasing high quality music for free to those that will listen.” While this may seem generous beyond belief, don’t forgot that the releases “are also available for puchase via Beatport, and iTunes for those who want to support the artists financially.” They say “more than anything, we just want the music to be heard and shared with everyone.” What a lovely bunch of lads they are!

Their first release comes from enigmatic young upstarts known only as The Slow Waves. The EP offers up two distinct offerings. The A-side, Underbelly, reminds me of melancholic New Order sans vocals. Undertow makes me think of Explosions in the Sky, if Explosions in the Sky were from Malibu instead of Texas. Have a listen to the tracks after the jump, download for free, and if you and your credit card are so inclined throw the artists a bone or two and purchase these two quality tunes! Also check out the stellar video for Undertow!
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Killer (as always) new mix by Vito the Aeroplane – so what if he uploaded it a couple days too late of the month, do you really care? It’s finally May and summer is around the corner. Let’s vibe.

Aeroplane April 2012 Mix by Aeroplane (Official)

TRACK LISTING:
1. Pioneerball – Bananas
2. Joakim – Nothing Gold ( Todd Terje Remix )
3. Trujillo – Acapulco Gold ( Ron Basejam Remix )
4. Rocco Desentis – Danze Fraternalle
5. Finnebassen – If You Only Knew
6. Raiders of The Lost Arp – Night Theme
7. Alistair Gillespie & Alex Deep – Good Ol’ Days ( Thomas De Lorenzo Remix )
8. Hunter / Game – Reckless Lady
9. Adamski – I Like It ( Attar! Remix )
10. Punks Jump Up – Mr Overtime ( Club Version )
11. Andrea Di Rocco – The Past Present