This new release by Tokyo based producer Boys Get Hurt might be living proof that summertime might be extending through September and October this year. Coming off the Yunizon label out of Paris and London, “Sand in Hand” is everything you would expect out of a tropical house banger: free-flowing vocals; lighthearted synths and laidback percussion; and even a sample of the ocean waves crashing up against the shore. It’s almost as if Boys Get Hurt is begging us to keep our sandals on and crack open a couple more Coronas. With tracks like this one, Boys Get Hurt is an artist to keep an eye on (especially with other up and coming artists in the tropical house subgenre like Thomas Jack and Kygo).
You can check out the track below which, for now, is a free download:
As you might remember from our very first ‘Blisspop Bonus Tracks’ round-up, the purpose of these is pretty simple: A gathering of all the music that may have slipped through the cracks from the weeks past. In this second round-up, we’ve got a bunch of cool stuff for you to discover and play, and hopefully download and take with you to soundtrack whatever it is you’re doing. Highlights of this one include the lead single “Give Up” from San Francisco based duo BLAUS’s debut EP, an epic debut single from a BLEITCH called “This Is Our Youth”, as well as one hell of a remix from Axmod that will just take you away. Enjoy everything below!
If you didn’t know, I’m a huge fan of R&B tracks that are given a dance touch. Although this is similar to a heavy hip hop sound, it still has dance characteristics that really resound within. It’s catchy and I could see audiences really getting into this one. araabMUZIK is an amazing producer and he’s been dropping a steady roll of awesome beats for a good time now. Take a listen to this Trey Songz remake!
California-based beatmaker esta. just offered up his edit of Sam Smith’s “Leave Your Lover” and it’s dripping in funk and lazy house grooves. The Sam Smith portion is relatively buried as heavily modulated vocals but the result sounds like a houseier Kaytranada, with saccharine stabs and a snaking sub bass. It’s the perfect sound track to 90 degree days:
Anyone who actively uses SoundCloud knows that there is simply too much good music being produced and released every single day to be able to catch it all. And if you’re like me and follow over 1,000 different great artists, forget about it. And don’t even get me started on that “Repost” button…
The purpose of these ‘Blisspop Bonus Tracks’ round-ups is pretty simple: A gathering of all the music that may have slipped through the cracks.
In this first round-up, we’ve got a lot of different kinds of sounds to offer. Highlights include an awesome new one from Finnish duo TJH87 featuring Gamble & Burke, an airy electronic EP from Distant Cousin, and a magnificent number from Sol Rising off his new album ‘Mystical Awakening’. There’s much more goodness than that of course as you’ll find… Enjoy everything below!