Heady | adj. \’he-dē \

1. tending to intoxicate or make giddy or elated.
2. marked by or showing good judgment.
3. intellectually stimulating or demanding.

Dec 222014

Free n Losh

We’ll say it once, we’ll say it a thousand times: Canadians know their electronic music. And the Toronto-based production duo Free n Losh, comprised of Lee Freedman and Myles Schwartz, is certainly no exception to that rule. The pair started out making hip-hop beats before branching out into more electronic territory where their sound has since flourished and evolved. Whether it’s a superb remix or one of their impressive EPs, every sound from these guys is silky smooth and masterfully produced. Incorporating influences from trap to tropical, every Free N Losh track shows off their hip-hop roots while defying genres at every turn. Free N Losh have a knack for keeping the tempo down and the vibes chill, perfect for a rainy day or a little afternoon delight for your ears. We were first turned on to the pair after hearing their spot-on remix of “Press Pause” for Pretty Lights’s Color Map of the Sun Remixes and have since grown quite fond of their work. Recently they released yet another spectacular remix of Odesza’s hit “It’s Only ft. Zyra” which is just about perfect in every way. Do your soul and your ears a favor by checking out their Soundcloud page where you can dig into singles, remixes, and EPs, most of which are available for free. As their tagline on Soundcloud says, “The best is yet to come,” and we couldn’t agree more. Enjoy!

Similar to: Odesza | Cashmere Cat | Trippy Turtle

Follow Free n Losh On: Facebook | Twitter | Soundcloud

Blood Diamonds

Blood Diamonds (the objects) are bad. Blood Diamonds (the producer) is fucking excellent. Known in the real world of Los Angeles as Michael Diamond, this incredibly talented and versatile artist definitely has a bright future ahead of him. Between his collaboration with the sultry vocalist Grimes, his remixes of artists ranging from Kiesza, Pretty Lights, Sky Ferreira, and his OWSLA-released EP Osaka, Blood Diamonds has made it abundantly clear that his musical talent knows no limit. Clearly the man is not a fan of genres as evidenced by the eclectic range of sounds in his catalogue in which he works with glitchy indie dance, ethereal downtempo beats, laidback deep house, and some bass-heavy trap and hip-hop for good measure. Musically, Blood Diamonds is all over the place, but one thing that remains constant about his music is the incredible attention to detail in every intricate song. Of course, you have to appreciate an artist who clearly goes the extra mile to create something special rather than churning out the same sound as everyone else. Take some time to get to know Blood Diamonds and his diverse array of music by visiting his Soundcloud where you will find something for every vibe as well as plenty of free music.

Similar to: Zhu | Alvin Risk | RL Grime

Follow Blood Diamonds On: Facebook | Soundcloud

Big Wild

If you like bumping futuristic beats and genre-defying grooves, then you will most certainly enjoy LA-based beatsmith Big Wild. Combining upbeat synths, laidback melodies, unconventional beats, and futuristic soundscapes, Big Wild easily sets himself apart from just about everyone in the electronic music game. His catalogue is as eclectic as one might expect from a producer whose genre on Facebook is “Everything.” Some of his tracks are pretty bass-heavy and trap-like, while others are closer to the broadly-defined “future” category that has been emerging lately. Apparently the best way to avoid having labels put to your music is to make music that doesn’t fit into a category at all, and that is exactly what Big Wild has is doing. Call it whatever you want; the fact remains that Big Wild makes some damn fine music. Take some time on his Soundcloud page, and get acquainted with his superb remixes and originals as well as some long mixes that go a bit deeper. As always, big ups to a guy who graciously gives his music away for free! Enjoy.

Similar to: Flume | Cashmere Cat | Slow Magic

Follow Big Wild On: Facebook | Twitter | Soundcloud

Check out our list on producers to watch in 2015: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5