Saturday, January 16, 2016

Big Wild - Afterglow (Foreign Family Collective)

Big Wild is a producer out of Venice, CA. He caught my ear a few months ago with his remix of Griz' "For The Love". I recently stumbled upon his original track "Aftergold" - released through ODESZA's Foreign Family Collective. I instantly fell in love with this track "Afterglow" - it's the perfect mid tempo, something to sway to but with moments of swells that get your heart racing and your smile turned up. It has light xylophone/marimba type sounds - reminiscent of Autograf's signature sound, but tweaked and toned differently with a Big Wild and ODESZA style. Listen here!

Friday, January 8, 2016

Downbeat Lounge Vol 4 Playlist ft. new tracks from Bastard Jazz and WONDERWHEEL labels

Check out the latest Downbeat Lounge playlist - featuring new low tempo and mid tempo jams from artists new and old. This playlist features two new tracks from New York based labels Bastard Jazz (DJ DRM and Captain Planet) and WONDERWHEEL (Nickodemus) - great tried and true labels for worldly, underground jams.

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Monday, September 14, 2015

Downtempo Compilation: Cold Busted - Bust Free 19

Cold Busted is a west coast label founded by downtempo master DJ Vitamin D. It just released a new sample compilations of artists on its roster. I have several Cold Busted series and they are always great. This news compilation - Bust Free 19 - ranges from chilled out breaks to experimental downtempo. A must listen for any downtempo or chillout fan! Download it for free, via Bandcamp!

Sunday, September 13, 2015

New Album: The Deadbeats - Soft Focus

The Deadbeats released a new album a few weeks ago titled "Soft Focus." I got into The Deadbeats many years ago after hearing a few of their tracks featured on the Wax On Records compilation series (founded by downtempo legend Nightmares on Wax). This album is more of the same and more of what I love - downtempo, chilled percussion grooves with intriguing vocal samples. Check it out on Bandcamp:

Monday, September 7, 2015

Downbeat Lounge Mix Tape - Volume 2

Happy Labor Day! Sit back and enjoy volume 2 of the Downbeat Lounge Mix Tape series - brought to you by yours truly. This compilation features new tracks from remix master Benji Boko, bass and dub god Liquid Stranger, and Leeds based deep artists Submotion Orchestra.

Sunday, September 6, 2015

*NEW MUSIC* --> Odesza - Light (feat. Little Dragon)

Two of my favorite artists come together on this beautiful mid tempo track. Love how Little Dragon's vocals sound over Odessa's chill percussion and beats. Out on Odesza's album 'In Return' on September 18, mark your calendars!

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