If you’re a casual listener of Spotify’s curated chill/electronic playlists, there’s a good chance you’ve heard BAYNK. The New Zealand-based producer is known for his sensual textures and layered electronic arrangements on tracks such as “What You Need” and “Poolside.” He’s also released notable remixes for artists such as gnash (“I hate u, I love u”) as well as A R I Z O N A (“I Was Wrong”).
While I can’t say for sure, there’s a good chance that Philadelphia-based artist Hazey Eyes has been on some of the same playlists as BAYNK. They both create supremely chill, atmospheric indie electronic music and share support from some of the same industry tastemakers, namely YouTube promotional channel turned full-on record label Majestic Casual. Today marks the release of BAYNK’s official remix package for his latest single “Come Home”, a collab with Chicago-based producer/vocalist Shallou. Hazey’s take is easily the most relaxing and moody redo of the four in the pack. It’s a delicate and tranquil piece of music that might make you teary, or in my case is keeping me sane and relaxed on this Friday morning despite the mountain of work I know I have ahead of me today. Enjoy!
Man do I love me some Mazde! The young German producer sure knows how to create a vibe. Last month I shared "Neverland" feat. Khary, his foray into adding some rap onto his future bass-y, soundscape-y style (which ended up hitting the coveted #1 spot on HypeM). This time, I'm so jazzed on "Wicked Winds" which is more of a chill, chugging, atmospheric dance number. He creates an incredibly infectious rhythm with the airy percussion and layers over it the dreamiest of synth chords and vocal samples. Gorgeous use of attenuating filters draws attention to different parts of the mix. The end result is an otherworldly jam that would be the ideal soundtrack for cruising along the ocean coast at night. Listen for yourself above or in any other form HERE courtesy of our Aussie friends at Stoney Roads Records.
Talk about one of the chillest, dopest matches made in heaven. The very distinctive and identifiable atmospheric indie dance we've come to know and love from our favorite Aussie friends RÜFÜS (or techinically RÜFÜS DU SOL here in the States) has gotten the Lane 8 deep house treatment, and it has been so ideal for my Wednesday workday. If you're in LA, you may have had a chance to see RÜFÜS DU SOL in August at the Snapchat-sponsored Twilight Concert Series at the Santa Monica Pier ;)
This remix tho. 7 minutes in heaven, for real. The chillest of vibes. The uber-talented German Lane 8 has taken an already incredible track and made it somehow even more beautiful, calming and therapeutic. He's added rolling percussion and a gorgeous flowing lead line, creating the perfect backdrop for divine moments of elevated dance floor sensation. Stream it now and grab it as part of the Official "Innerbloom" Remix Package out October 21. Oh and don't forget RÜFÜS is on tour now, so check those dates out HERE to find out when they'll be in your city.
I saw this pop up on my facebook feed last night, and I knew it was going up on BB as soon as I could today. Odesza X RÜFÜS is like the best combo I can think of. In typical Rüfüs fashion the guys keep it eclectic, somewhat atmospheric and chill, yet when the bass flows in two minutes later it just fits perfectly. This is another fantastic example of Rüfüs' uncanny ability to combine world ethnic sounds, groovy beats and smooth bass into electronic dance bliss. Oh by the way RÜFÜS and Odesza are heading out on tour to a city near you! Details can be found for Odesza here and RÜFÜS here.
We've got a BB newcomer today for you. Adelaide, Australia represent! Tkay Maidza's new single "Ghost" is flashy, edgy, bass filled and straight up catchy. Although given the heavy hitters behind the production of this track, I'm not surprised. It starts with George Maple, who's resume includes working with Flume, Goldroom and What So Not, who also happens to have a production credit for this one and oh why not throw in Baauer for good measure. The result is an eclectic, melodic and distorted garage hip hop tune with layers of atmospheric sounds. I think we're going to see a lot more of Tkay in the future.