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NASAYA - PATTERNS (FEAT. SARA DIAMOND)

Music, Original MixKelsey JamesComment

NASAYA is oozing all the vibes with his latest “PATTERNS,” featuring equally as cool vocals from Sara Diamond. NASAYA strays from the mainstream realm of electronic music and draws influence from his homeland: an island just outside of Madagascar. Diving deep into his roots, he finds inspiration from the diverse culture of his home. For this release, he pulls elements from 80’s & 90’s-inspired electronic music and soul to create a sultry and serene tune.

“‘PATTERNS’ is the first track I wrote after moving to LA. I was actually sleeping on my friends couch around the time I wrote the first demo. I’m quite attached to this song, I feel that it captures this new period of my life that was just beginning.” -NASAYA

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ALIGN - FOUND

MusicKelsey JamesComment

Ahead of his upcoming debut EP is ALIGNs first single from it: “Found.” The Chicago-native has spent quite some time the past few years releasing singles and remixes, honing in on his sound. All of his hard work is finally paying off with INTERTWINE, his debut EP, coming soon. “Found” is the first official peek as to what’s to come, including downtempo tunes and magically light soundscapes.

In a quote from ALIGN, he explains that “elements of ‘Found’ contain calmness yet hold a sense of excitemnet at the same time. I hope that ‘Found’ is something that listeners can collect their thoughts to, as well as relax and have a good time.” That’s the perfect way to describe how this track makes me feel. It instantly increases my mood, and everyone loves a good mood booster! Give the track a listen and keep ALIGN on your radar this year.

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BEAUVOIS - ESCAPE

Music, Original MixSara NatkinsComment

Beauvois, more commonly known by his indie-pop moniker, Kidswaste, has once again graced us with an exposé of versatility and musical brilliance. His fresh release “Escape” takes a different path than previous releases of this alias that took on a mellower vibe such as his last single “Jupiter”. In his most recent, the French singer, songwriter and musician assumes an earlier 2000’s indie/synth-pop sound comprised of upbeat chords and energized guitar riffs. It perfectly cultivates a heavy sense of nostalgia through indie rock elements such as those found in old school Matt & Kim while the 21 year old artist tops it off with his own vocals- ones that almost scarily resembles that of Thomas Mars, lead singer of (also) French indie-pop/new wave band Phoenix. All in all, if you’re looking for an “escape” from the long hours of work, and the continuously shortening days of winter, then this is definitely going to be your go-to.

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MANILA KILLA - RUN AWAY

Music, Original MixSara NatkinsComment

If you’ve been a following Beautiful Buzzz over the years, then you know we are quite the fans of Philippine artist, Manila Killa. With that said, you better believe we were all over his brand new single, “Run Away”. His latest has us in complete awe as his growth as a musician is nearly impossible to ignore through its quality and intricacy. Manila Killa takes synths and vocal chops to a whole other level in the dreamy pop, melody ridden track. Blending indie elements with a dance-like structure, “Run Away” assumes its form as an universally enjoyable tune and an absolute hit. Styles and chords similar to those of Porter Robinson’s can be noted in the chorus before it smoothly transitions into a waterfall of colorful vocal chops and fluttering synths.

Like what you hear? Then make sure to keep your eye out for Manila’s forthcoming EP releasing via Moving Castle.

Disclaimer: Manila Killa is promoted by Beautiful Buzzz writer, Alli Lindsey.

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SAN HOLO - SHOW ME

Original Mix, MusicSara NatkinsComment

Shaping up to be one of the most influential contemporary electronic producers in the game, San Holo returns with passion and innovation with, “Show Me,” from his celebrated album1. The Dutch producer fuses glistening dance music with indie rock. Layering the electric guitar atop future-bass reverb, San Holo is a pioneer of a new wave of dance music. Breathing organic instrumentation into feel-good, digital production, “Show Me” is set to be a staple in his wildly influential career. This outline of righteously syncopated resonance stands as a testament that San Holo will never settle. Straddling the boundaries of experimental electronic and alternative dance music, “Show Me” is nothing short of stunning. The ever-evolving San Holo’s album1 is available now on all major streaming platforms- join us as we listen to the sounds of history being made with this charismatic manifesto of sounds.

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KHAMSIN - PLASTIC DREAMS (FEAT. KIDSWASTE)

Original Mix, MusicSara NatkinsComment

Even as we start to descend into fall, leave it to two artists who are setting some insanely high standards in music, Khamsin and Kidswaste, to make you feel like you’re only just reaching the apex of summer. The French musicians form an unparalleled chemistry in their brand new collaboration, “Plastic Dreams,” as they put their array of skills on full display.

The single is nothing short of an indie-electronic pop gem, one that will 110% be ingrained in your heads for the next month— or 10. It’s nearly impossible to listen to the song all the way through without simultaneously wearing a cheek-to-cheek grin across your face. Thanks to the track’s undeniably hooking lyrics, written and sung by Kidswaste, and innovative, bouncy and melody-rich production courtesy of Khamsin, we now have a soundtrack to help us get through the day while keeping our moods elevated.

Disclaimer: Kidswaste is promoted by Beautiful Buzzz writer, Alli Lindsey.

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LIFT ME FROM THE GROUND (FT. SOFIE WINTERSON) - SAN HOLO

Music, Original MixSara NatkinsComment

Man oh man have we been EAGERLY anticipating some fresh jams from San Holo. Thankfully the bitbird gods heard our prayers and gave us exactly that. 

The Dutch producer came in real hot with not just one, but two singles that give us a bit of insight as to what’s to come in his next album. One of the two songs I want to shine a light on is “Lift Me From The Ground.” Featuring the heavenly, breathy vocals of Sofie Winterson, San’s production compliments her voice exquisitely. He infuses the song with the same energy that is signature to the San Holo brand, combining intoxicating melodies live guitar elements and scattered, sparkling synths. Any and all listeners will surely feel elevated as soon as they lend their ears to "Lift Me From The Ground."

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DEON CUSTOM - WITH YOU

Music, Original MixSara NatkinsComment

The San Holo-founded bitbird label has been on a serious roll since it was started in 2014. They've been signing young musical visionaries left and right who are indisputably paving the path towards the future for electronic music. An example of one of these power players is Dutch artist Deon Custom. He recently released his single "With You," which comes with much variegation as it pulls elements from multiple genres such as chill, indie, lofi, experimental and electronic. The song gives way to a psychedelic journey as it delicately weaves intermittent waves of both dissonant and constant harmonies through a down-tempo beat and a spectrum of glitchy synths. To say the least, I'm definitely looking forward to hearing what else Deon has in store for 2018.  

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YE. - ALRIGHT ALONE (FEAT. JOSH JACOBSON)

Music, Original MixSara NatkinsComment

Steadily-rising young artist ye. has already bestowed us with two singles off of his anticipated EP. Recently, the NY-based producer finally unveiled 'Trails,' an 8-track EP, in it's entirety. While each and every track on the project retains such divergent qualities, we decided to highlight one of our top picks, "Alright Alone," and leave the rest for you to explore. Ethereal and floaty waves shape ye.'s recently-renovated sound and become the theme of the collaboration with singer/songwriter Josh Jacobson. Heavy influences from artists such as ODESZA, Slow Magic, and Petit Biscuit can all be heard within the synth work as it seamlessly intertwines with Josh's silvery vocals. As a whole, the EP delivers a style that is simply refreshing, and will assuredly have you hitting 'play' over and over. 

Disclaimer: ye. is promoted by Beautiful Buzzz staff writer, Alli Lindsey.

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