In the future bass sector, few do it better than Sweater Beats. In the past Sweater Beats has taken on official remixes for artists such as; Flume & Chet Faker, Kastle and most recently Alesso. Now, Australian powerhouse duo Hermitude have asked Sweater Beats to remix their single ‘The Buzz’, from their Australian #1 album Dark Night Sweet Light. This one has just the nicest touch of everything under the production umbrella. Sick work on the vocal samples dances over the huge bass sections. Really nice percussion and background horn-inspired synths serve as the backdrop for this beast. Stream the track below.
As Mysteryland USA steadily approaches its Memorial Day Weekend date, they deliver the second installment of their Music of Mystery mix from one of Brooklyn’s finest, Sweater Beats. In true festival fashion, this bass music all-star keeps the vibes high on his hour-long mix of jams from the likes of Falcons, Phazz, Hudson Mohawke, Sinjin Hawke, Sweater Beats himself, and more. Enjoy the mix and catch Sweater Beats live on the Webster Hall Presents Girls + Boys Stage at Mysteryland USA on Sunday, May 24th. Tickets for the fest are still on sale here, and you can check out the set times that were just announced here.
Sweater Beats and Mark Johns are about to break Soundcloud with their new collaboration cover of “All Day” by Kanye West. Sweater Beats surprises us on this one with a fresh new production style full of electric guitar chords that build up to a synth centric beat. Mark John’s sultry vocals are flawless as usual adding a unique spin to the original tune. Stream the track below and be sure to grab a free download here.
Sweater Beats is back on the viral Soundcloud tip – this time with a redux of Kimbra’s 2011 smoker “Settle Down”. Stripping down the jazzy tendencies in the track for a more sweeping and eclectic ambiance, Sweater Beats sticks to his production roots while still making Kimbra’s vocals really shine on the track – a feature often masked in remixes and bootlegs. Her unique voice sits high above the scattered drum varients and tingling piano work that with all their unique sequencing has an almost orchestral vibe to it.
So, go on tour with Chance The Rapper, play a dope remix in your sets, and get shit popping. Well done, SB.
“2 Philly kids who like to bump” is the only quote necessary to describe the collaborative project known as Louis Futon. In less than a year the Philadelphia based duo have take soundcloud by storm, targeting chart-topping hip hop tracks and flipping them into down tempo house, or “Future Lean” as they categorize it. Their remix of Mos Def’s “Ms. Fat Booty” passed a million plays, and their recent original “Mojito” has already racked up close to 100,000 downloads. Fans of Flume, Cashmere Cat and Sweater Beats will be all over this new flip on Future’s single “I Won” – listen and grab it below for FREE!
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After dropping their own individual EP releases on Symbols Recordings, Sweater Beats & Vindata return with a brilliant new single, “Where You Are” featuring Bella Hunter. While Sweater Beats is known for his brand of dreamy pop and R&B, Vindata is recognized for their unmistakable future bass style. These two distinctive sounds have seamlessly meshed together to form this genre-bending track driven by bass, layered melodies, and Bella’s vocals. “Where You Are” will be available for purchase on Tuesday, May 27th.
In addition to the Sweater Beats collab, Vindata recently dropped their huge official remix of Ellie Goulding’s “Beating Heart.” Have a listen and you won’t be disappointed. Look out for Vindata making their HARD Summer debut in August.
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After giving us a fantastic guest mix and releasing a new edit of Just A Gent, Vindata comes through with their stand-out debut EP, …For One To Follow, out now on Symbols. From the catchy, goose-bump-inducing beginnings with “All I Really Need” featuring Kenzie May, to the pumping club-ready tune, “Exposé,” that closes out the 4-track release, the rising LA duo has produced this EP to perfection, proving that they are more than worthy of the acclaim that they have been receiving from around the world. With this being one of Vindata‘s first releases, you can expect a lot more of their forward-thinking music to come. Purchase Vindata‘s …For One To Follow EP on iTunes and if you’re in LA, come see them live, along with Kastle featuring Ayah Marar, Sweater Beats, and Lindsay Lowend, at the Symbols Showcase hosted at Sound Nightclub in Hollywood this Thursday, March 6th (Tickets). √+
Today, Antonio Cuna, better known as the Brooklyn-based producer Sweater Beats, just released his That Feel EP, on Kastle‘s Symbols Recordings. On the EP, he showcases a fresh take on his R&B-leaning future bass sound swapping out samples for original vocals for the first time. Check out That Feel below and purchase it on iTunes.
In celebration of the release of That Feel, Sweater Beats has put together a GDD exclusive “15 Minutes of Timbo” mix highlighting select Timbaland-produced tracks that have greatly influenced his music. Additionally, we were able to chat with Sweater Beats about his experience as a musician growing up in the suburbs of Maryland, his vision for the new EP, what he hopes to accomplish with his career and more. See the tracklist for the mix and the full interview after the jump.
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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Oh boy I am very excited about the guest mix this week. One of my latest and most exciting discoveries is young French beat boy Phazz, and in this fine week of July he’s handed over an absolutely wonderful exclusive guest mix to us. Chock full of exclusives, intelligent re-works, and various unique up-and-comers, the mix explores the beat-based jambalaya of everything from jazz, R&B, and club influences and beyond. I see huge amounts of potential in Phazz, his work with vocal-pitching on remixes of Ryan Leslie and Cassie is really astounding and the direction he’s been taking as of late has a huge appeal.
You can stream and download his mix via our Soundcloud, and check out the tracklist and our interview with him after the jump. I predict big things from Phazz, really excited to see what’s next!