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Caio Zucco – Lost At Sea/Storm

by on Nov 7, 2014 in Chill, Chillstep

Caio Zucco – Lost At Sea/Storm

Like all of the best things in life, they appear at the most unexpected times. Soundcloud is the perfect gateway for those moments, and I was pleasantly surprised when I took the time to stop on Caio Zucco’s name and listen to a track. Expecting something completely opposite of the sound coming from “Lost at Sea/Storm”, I was nonetheless hooked in a second by the projection of classical piano. It’s charming, binding with the roots of Brazilian bossa nova, which is described as “an old-fashioned slang for something...

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Mendum – Stay With Me (Krys Talk Remix)

by on Nov 6, 2014 in Ambient, Dubstep, Free Download, Remix

Mendum – Stay With Me (Krys Talk Remix)

Replete with mysteriously morphed words which tantalize the listener, this release from Krys Talk is worth a listen. My curiosity was piqued when I just wasn’t able to grasp the full meaning of the lyrics, which carried me until the drop, which I found quite enjoyable. Two-tonal synth effects bring about heavy arm movement, which is never a bad thing. That being said, I was not quite sure how to categorize this track at first but I suppose ambient dubstep just about rounds it out. Check out the track below and grab it for free through...

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Skrillex – Fire Away (Direct Remix)

by on Oct 21, 2014 in Chill, Future Garage, New Music

Skrillex – Fire Away (Direct Remix)

It feels like forever since Skrillex released Recess, with what feels like an infinite amount of remixes produced, and still being, or to be, produced, in response to every single track… which like every album, the Recess remixes were/are sometimes good, sometimes bad, sometimes absolutely amazing and sometimes sorry, but quite awful. Nonetheless, the hardest remix to come by has likely been of the final track off of the album, ‘Fire Away’ featuring Kid Harpoon. ‘Fire Away’ was probably the most well-produced and...

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Snow Dayy – The Tunnel (Said The Sky Remix)

by on Oct 20, 2014 in Ambient, New Music, Trance

Snow Dayy – The Tunnel (Said The Sky Remix)

In their remix of  of Snow Dayy’s “The Tunnel,” Said the Sky have created the most soothing drops you’ve ever heard. It’s hard to pin down where Said the Sky’s tracks live on a map of the EDM world – maybe melodic dubstep, but do we need sub-sub-genres? None of that really matter though. Dynamic balance and a blending of styles alongside a cool vocal line which grounds the anthemic drops makes for a track you’ll want to play over and over again. Be sure to check out this Denver-based...

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Daughter – Medicine (HugLife Remix)

by on Oct 18, 2014 in 808, Bass, Chillstep, Free Download, Indie, Lovestep, New Music, Trap

Daughter – Medicine (HugLife Remix)

This chill remix of Daughter’s track Medicine is absolutely perfect for a fall day.  The producer is HugLife, who hails from Knoxville, TN, and describes his style as “the sexier, more emotional side of bass music,” and he’s definitely turned this poignant indie track into something PLUR kids will go crazy for. With an epic intro, full bass, and just enough rhythmic snare to give it a trappy feel, this one is perfect for an October afternoon. The vocals are rather captivating as well, so give it a listen and let us...

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Tourist – Wait

by on Oct 15, 2014 in Ambient, New Music

Tourist – Wait

You might have noticed that I am obsessed with chillstep, downtempo, future garage, ambient, and all variations of this genre. Or not. But if you had, you’d know it was only a matter of time before I recommended that our readers check out a producer called “Tourist.” Tourist is absolutely phenomenal; fantastic at sound manipulation, minimal, melody, and bass. His latest track Wait is a perfect example of all of these talents. Give it a listen below, and if you’re a fan, check out more on Tourist...

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Globetrotting with Bonobo: Event Reveiw

by on Oct 1, 2014 in Chillstep, EDM Concert, Event

Globetrotting with Bonobo: Event Reveiw

The backlit marquee read “SOLD OUT” for Bonobo’s DJ set, just a few weeks ago at the Metro in Chicago. Despite the short length of the line to enter the venue, all were excited and anxious to get in as quickly as possible. At this kind of show, it’s important to find a good spot if you want to dance and everyone planned on doing just that.     Jim-E Stack took the stage to a full room before the night’s headliner. Stack, like Bonobo, makes music that draws from a wild variety of styles, cultures and sounds. His 2014 debut...

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Edamame – Aviary

by on Sep 30, 2014 in Ambient, Chillstep, New Music

Edamame – Aviary

An astounding feature of music is all the different types and how each of us connect in our own way. From general variety all the way down to sub-genres, EDM follows suit. Whether blasting some Progressive House or Bass filled anthem or a more Ambient and Chillstep song, there is everything in between. Close to the latter but difficult to put into a category, here is Ed from Chicago, aka Edamame and his track ‘Aviary’. Direct from him, Ed gets inspiration from the world around us, nature, and really great hip-hop. Just take a...

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JPB – Discontinued

by on Sep 29, 2014 in Chill, Chillstep, Free Download, New Music, Trap

JPB – Discontinued

Chill out on this Monday with JPB’s (Jay Productions Beatz) newest track ‘Discontinued.’ Released via Just Chill Out Records (appropriately named and associated), ‘Discontinued’ is an incredibly laid-back track with a soothing, warming melody and soft female vocals, layered on unique synth and slow bass. This track fulfills the definition of ‘music to the ears’ in every sense. And even more impressive, the track was produced by Anis Echouaf, a 17-year-old from Darmstadt, Germany. Check out the track...

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ODESZA – All We Need (ft. Shy Girls)

by on Sep 28, 2014 in Chillstep, New Music

ODESZA – All We Need (ft. Shy Girls)

After my previous post, I had to return back to my love of ODESZA for the day. The Seattle based duo’s incorporation of drums and hypnotic vocals will surely captivate your attention. The futuristic sound the two skillfully deliver in their single “All We Need” is featured from the beginning slow beat tied with the gripping old school voice that quickly adheres to my style. The tone of the song can be compared to that of both Cherub and Passion Pits upbeat keyboard approach. The featured song is off ODESZA’s new album “In...

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