Downtempo

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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. √+


Another week brings you another set of 10 free downloads from us at GDD, but this time around it’s the always tasteful aRod, and myself, Toks, on Dirt duty for our 126th edition. As per usual, we have a little something for everyone, so head after the jump to grab some quality music to compliment your weekend – we know you’ll need it.

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If your Summertime is filled with naked Sundays, sexy pillowfights, sunbathing topless on an exotic vacation or just feeling sexy while doing (and wearing) nothing at all, then FORTY SEVEN MINUTES IN HEAVEN is the mix for you.  From new wave R&B to sunset disco to deep house, this mix will set your Summer mood right.  ENJOY

***Extra special shout out + thank you to:
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Stefan Merriweather [http://stefanmerriweather.com/]
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Laura Ava [http://instagram.com/laura_ava]
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…for their fantastic collaboration on the cover art photo.***
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I’m sitting here trying to think of the right word to use for a Blog / Label… Blabel? Lablog? Log? Either way you cut the potato, Live For The Funk has been bringing some really special original content to the world, most notably with their newly set up release front.

Up next from that spectrum is from the young Parisian man known as Stwo. I’ve been an absolute fan of young Parisian producers as of late, seems as though they’re fitting into the “French men know real romance” cliché, which when put into musical content is 100% happily lapped up by me. The Beyond EP contains five tracks, with a similar slowed and soulful vibe across each of them. Topped off with a fair amount of bright female vocals, the EP is highlighted (in my opinion) by the first track “Lovin U”, which hits you with a low-end that pierces right into your core.

The EP is available for download as of July 3 through the LFTF Soundcloud. In the mean time, you can preview snippits of each track on the stream below:


Are you a fan of Emancipator or other like-minded downtempo artists? Look no further than this outstanding new release from the Southern California native, Randy Seidman, and Infected Mushroom‘s guitarist, Tommy Cunningham. After being release last week, the Sunset Honey EP has already made its way up Beatport’s Chill-out chart to reach the #2 position. With the EP’s two tracks, “Sunset Honey” and “Dream Express,” generating a blissful, ethereal atmosphere accented with intricately woven organic sounds and exquisite electronic production, it is to no surprise that it has been a well-received offering. Check out the Sunset Honey EP below.


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