Downtempo

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It’s Valentine’s Day on a Friday… could you ask for a better reason to get in the lovin mood? Sending more vibes your way, Ghosts Of Venice has offered up his rework of Miguel’s panty-dropper anthem “Adorn You.” For all of you that have hit it home with this song in the background, let this be the revival of that audio aphrodisiac. Grab it below and screw in that red lightbulb. Play safe you crazy kids.

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It’s always a good day when I get new music from our pals, Traveler. “Drift” is the latest offering out today for free download from the duo, evoking a sense of pure bliss with a perfectly chilled-out, West Coast vibe. Production is clean and on-point, and it’s clear that Traveler has really fallen into their own signature sound. With a grip of new music in the bank right now, expect to see some more new stuff from these guys here in coming weeks. √+

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Normally when you drink Champagne it’s to celebrate, to be bubbly and vivacious, but Blackedout murders out the champagne poppin’ mentality with a downtempo spacey edit that puts a dark twist on the celebratory nectar. Letting the track breathe reveals a layered climax of pulsating spacey synths and soothing sub bass that is sure to get you twisted on the track. Following up the release of his self titled debut EP, Blackedout is making a rather mysterious name for himself, darkness being the main motif for this up and comer out of NY.

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Our SLO-based friends TastyTreat have been chopping out productions left and right and are offering up their latest original “You Got Me” for FREE! The track showcases their dynamic production styles with blends of Jersey Club, melodic piano chords and a trap-driven backbone. Grab this one below, and look out for their forthcoming release “Diamonds” next month on JFK of MSTRKRFT’s Teenage Riot Records!

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PURPLE will be releasing his debut EP, Salvation, tomorrow, and personally I’m very excited to hear more from the WeDidIt Collective member. “Supreme” is the third track revealed from his maiden release (after “The Club” and “Feel Alone”), and it’s picked up right where the other two left off — creeping and crawling along to an eerie downtempo beat. One thing’s for sure, PURPLE’s sound is completely unique and inimitable, a large feat for such a young producer. √+


My love for the Wedidit collective is not really a secret, and the unbridled admiration stems mostly from the principle that they are simply a bunch of really fun idiosyncratic individuals who all create cool shit. D33J was one of the last in the crew I met, not before seeing him bouncing around / on top of me at Wedidit events and of course listening to his works in the musical circuit.

His upcoming EP on LA-based anticon was created in the windowless depths of what was explained as a 30-person warehouse living space in San Francisco over the course of one month. The imagery of the EP matches perfectly with the realms of D33J’s living situation during the creation of ‘Gravel’. The first preview of the EP, a track called ‘Slow’ which features the vocals from fellow warehouser Krayola, is a synthesis of two seemingly different senses and emotions. It is both synthetic and raw, gloomy and tender, dreamy and thoughtful, all at the same time.

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I posted the eerie music video to this track from WeDidIt collective member, PURPLE, last week. “The Club” is weird, but in a way that has made me listen to it about 35 times already. Not sure if it’s the creepy vocals or the minimal, downtempo nature of the production, but either way, I’m excited to hear PURPLE’s debut EP, Salvation, in November. √+

Hayden James set the blogs afire back in June with his silky smooth single, “Permission to Love,” reaching #1 on Hype Machine and racking up over 400K listens on Soundcloud thus far, and today, his self-titled EP sees release on GDD™ fav imprint, Future Classic. In addition to “Permission to Love,” the Hayden James EP chalks up 4 other originals equally as impressive, showcasing an attractive downtempo R&B style that is just plain sexy and lovely to listen to in the headphones. If I had to pick, “Lay Down” is probably my favorite jimmy jam on the release, but listen to it all and make your own decision. √+