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Xinobi — Charm

Posted on October 17 2014 by Shawn G
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Lisbon OG Xinobi is testing the experimental waters with this indie dance jam that is sure to make you forget about your worries. “Charm” is piano-driven track that perfectly surrounds some serious vocals. It’s borderline pop-y, and I’m really feeling the new vibe! Hear this:

A.J. — Don’t Rush [Side B]

Posted on October 16 2014 by Shawn G
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So vintage, so beautiful. This track is a real treat, especially if you’re into that west coast funk that permeated all the great 70s, 80s and 90s soul tracks and this one is truly something not to rush through. The perfectly percolated filtered samples combine with new age synths make this a song to really vibe to.

Tropicool — Indian Solstice

Posted on October 15 2014 by Shawn G
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Tropicool’s mixes are superb, they are mood-fitting and highly sensual. “Indian Solstice” is no different and the vibe he brings with this set is one that resounds with the Fall feeling. A mix of indie, melodic house, shuttered between deep, dark fantasy tracks with french disco to bring you out of your funk. The track listing is on his Facebook page, where you can also download this mix for free! Enjoy!

Water Face – Gotta Get Close

Posted on October 1 2014 by zacheser
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Coming from the enigmatic Water Face is the fabulous “Gotta Get Close”: a track that rests on its laurels as a swinging throwback to the days of Gary Low and Chic. Bursting right out of the gate, the track begins with a fade into a peppy bassline followed by an unstoppable 4/4 beat and guitar licks so light it would make Nile Rodgers pick up a guitar. Combine all of these elements with an ambience that screams out “put me on a 7″ single now,” and you have one of those precious jewels that will force the Twitter generation to whip out the Shazam app on their iPhone (only to scream in futility when the app pulls up no matches because, let’s face it, this track is way off the grid).

But that’s not to say that this song never will be on the grid; after all, this is a celebration of a classic kind of sound that never gets old and, if Water Face continues to produce such quality pieces as this, they’re gonna be on the radar sooner rather than later.

Stream “Gotta Get Close” below and visit Water Face’s SoundCloud for a free download.

Evan Michael – Gran Vía EP

Posted on September 24 2014 by Caleb
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New York producer on the rise, Evan Michael, just released an excellent EP on Moodgadget. Gran Via is a three track package that flirts with everything from disco edits to deep house. It’s cohesive and enjoyable making for a really strong debut EP. Starting out with “Getting Over You” and “Just So You Know,” Michael eases you in with two slow burning disco cuts. Both tracks are breezy, soulful, and pretty difficult to not groove to. The closing track for the EP, “Gran Via” switches things up a hair, wandering into deep house territory for an excellent, low end hungry shuffle with echoed voices, muted chords, and a dreamy atmosphere that lend a beachy vibe to the track. Take a listen below and grab the EP now!

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