Since its launch in 2006, Sabo‘s Sol Selectas label has grown to become a go-to underground label featuring a unique fusion of dance music and world music with tribalistic tendencies. As the founder and figurehead artist, Sabo continues to push the sounds that resonate the most within himself, and this is apparent through the carefully curated releases that offer a distinctive vibe to move hearts, minds, and bodies. For this fantastic Summer Sol compilation, he has reached into different cultures around the world to bring us a collection of 21 original songs created by a family of like-minded producers from over 14 different countries. On top of featuring Sol Selectas artists like Sabo, KMLN, Goldcap, and SAAND, the release also includes gems from more well-known artists like Canson, Dance Spirit, and LUM, while also bringing new artists such as Rodrigo Gallardo, Spaniol, and Armen Miran into the spotlight. Summer Sol has been supported by everyone from Richie Hawtin and Claude VonStroke, to Acid Pauli, Jon Charnis, Yokoo, and more, so hear what it’s all about above and pick it up on Beatport.
Jamaican producer David Marston is set to release his beautiful new EP “Kindness of Bearer” and today we’re bringing you the EP’s emotional crowning point, “Sometimes It’s Hard”. The song is an affecting ride that bends, buckles & twists its way though your body, right into your heart. “Sometimes It’s Hard” dares to be different than most Downtempo/Deep Disco tracks with an arpeggiated synth & contorted sound that’s all wound together by the evocative lyrics & vocals of New York songstress Brigitte Zozula. A stunning close to a stunning EP.
The “Kindness of Bearer” EP by David Marston is out April 1st on the always fantastic Soul Clap Records.
The swiftly emerging electronic music-focused trio, Arbitraire, consists of Andrea, Adrian and Genji, and they’re already making some serious moves. The groups members have been putting their minds together for a fusion of their influences in hip-hop, jazz, classical music and electronica, which yields a genre-bending blend of sounds wrapped up in an evocative package. Their latest track, “Compound,” is a female vocal-driven slow burner that incorporates spacey atmospheres, evolving synths, a shadowy vibe, and plenty of bass to tie it all together. Listen above and download it here.
Racking in millions of soundcloud plays and riding high on support from Porter Robinson and Flume – Swedish phenom Kasbo wraps up 2015 with his last original of the year “World Away”, just released on Odesza’s new imprint Foreign Family Collective. This cinematic production embodies the young artist’s sound: soulful, evocative, and melody-rich – moving from bass-heavy, synth-fueled sequences to airy atmospheres, all with raw energy that you can feel. Kasbo also joins Odesza on tour this month, with a virtually sold-out schedule across North America.
Los Angeles – catch Kasbo on Halloween performing @ HARD Day of The Dead
Get ready for some serious feels. Known for his superb handling of the low end, Kasbo is no stranger to the GDD feed. A laid back, almost haunting ballad spills out of your speakers and wraps you in a warm embrace. Piano chords, string melody and these soulful vox samples take you on a serious journey. Hats of to Kasbo on this magical little number. Give him a shout on Soundcloud and download this boy for free.
Vibe cultivator Gallant has seen a plethora of remixes on his new single “Weight In Gold” – and this new flip from On Planets is literally holds it weight with a melodic downtempo groove and even a live horn section. No more talking, just baby making. Press play.
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If you don’t know about the co-founder of Moving Castle and 1/2 of Hotel Garuda, Manila Killa, then you’ve come to the right place. The DC based producer consistently displays a cutting edge understanding of the indie dance world and his remix of The M Machine’s “Don’t Speak” continues this trend. Manila Killa displays his eclectic taste in music and diverse production skills successfully breathing a new life to the original mix. Expect the full package to come out on April 23rd on OWSLA, and make sure catch both artists on tour!
Los Angeles’ SIVIK is an artist who’s vision is to create music without boundaries. His airy tone and candid lyrics combine with the melodic, alternative, beat-ridden music to create a sonically diverse sound. Beginning initially with the song “High,” be on the look out for additional releases from SIVIK in the near future.
“‘High’ is about the beginning stages of attraction and lust when you first meet someone you’re into,” SIVIK says. “The following songs that will be released in this collection will describe what happens next….so look for that!”
Little by little, EP by EP, song by song, Roche Musique are turning 2015 into the year of French Funk. With artists FKJ, Darius & Cherokee leading the way, their brand of French Disco/G-Funk/Pop has been the sexy soundtrack thus far to 2015. Cherokee’s “Teenage Fantasy” EP is the label’s latest release & delivers more of Roche Musique’s signature sound including this heart melting remix by Glen Check.
Leave it up to HONNE to take one of the sexiest jams from the past four months and sex it up even more. If “Bassically” by Tei Shi was the track that you seduced someone in the bedroom to, then the HONNE remix of “Bassically” is the track you seduced someone at the whiskey lounge to to get to the bedroom. It’s high level seduction on HONNE’s remix of Tei Shi.
Be on the lookout for Tei Shi’s “Verde” EP out April 14th. Pre-order at teishimusic.com.