It amazes me sometimes the traction that really obviously bland productions get on platforms like Soundcloud while beautiful originals can be totally overlooked and ignored. Today’s freebie from Melbourne based ‘Starchman’ is one of those tracks that deserves a little more, of everything. It’s like taking a sonic bath, from the hazy rhodes keys to all the interesting melodic interplay and accomplished finger-work this feels like the real deal and head and shoulders above so many of it’s ‘peers’. Make more music please Starchman! Give the lad a follow HERE
A dusty slow motion groover today from Hotmood. Originally released on Star Creature and recently unleashed as a freebie this little head nodder sets a lovely pace, never trying to go somewhere unexpected, instead it’s happy and content where it is. Nice little vocal sample too, just incase you didn’t realise what era you were in.
This ones been floating around now for a few years but somehow only came across it now. It’s a sleek and sultry revision. Pitched down nicely with the ‘sexy’ dial turned all the way up. Not a lot is known about ‘Dara’ the mysterious producer behind this edit. Rumour has it he found a map to an ancient bounty and dissapeared into rural Irelands highways and byways in search of the illusive prize, leaving only this track and a string of unpaid phone bills in his wake. Anyway, long story short….. a stunning edit.
Something a little different today. A fine slice of hip-hop mash up from Sneak-E Pete. He’s taken Emapea’s original track ‘Good Old Days’ and dropped a very familiar Tupac vocal on top. Unlike a lot of mash-ups the result is harmonious and fresh while also bringing on waves of nostalgia. More of this please.
Ray Mang’s productions are always at the top of the pile for me so getting a rare freebie always gets me giddy. Less is more seems to be the ethos for this one as his edit doesn’t stray too far from the original, instead opting to enhance the production’s strengths and add the odd cosmic flourish, the result is, well, a classy edit. Thanks Mr Mang.
P.S. – If you want the .aif lossless version head over here