Somico - Vol. 1 (2014)

Started my day with this electronic instrumental compilation and it made me feel soooo old. Not the music, that charged me right up! I mean the description of Somico, the collective behind this excellence. It reads: “Somico - electronic music collectibe for artists eighteen and younger”.

Enough with the non-sense I’m-too-old-bull right? Okay so, the musical content. The compilation features music from every member in the collective which totals in 31 tracks. Usually when I see a tracklist this long, I skip it right away. Not this time, fortunately.

Overall the music is moody and emotional, with mellow and floating downtempo soundscapes sometimes accompanied by wistful vocal samples creating an indie-like feel. Teenage trip hop it says in the tags. Oh wait, it doesn’t. But it describes this pretty well, you’ll hear it. The sounds offer the perfect backdrop for, lets say, a slow morning behind the office desk going through countless emails and sipping cups of good ol’ joe. Makes the time fly by. 

Not only is this a magnificent piece of music, it also offers a directory of artists we will be seeing taking over the future beats world in the coming years. I mean, there’s plenty of potential here and who knows what these youngins are able to create in the future if this is the level now.

- Sammy Jam

Soft Focus Radio 27 / SevnthWonder Guest Mix




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It was a great feel coming to this session, well prepared, knowing we’re going to have a good time. Lots of fresh new finds from the crates and some special treats. Biggest treat was of course the impressive guest mix from SevnthWonder himself. Was an honor to have him in the show.

And special thanks to all the artists sending their music for the show <3

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Tracklist

Ink

El. Train: U Say 2 Me
Full Crate vs. Justin Bieber: Change Me [Edit]
LeDouix: Me & You
The Code: Natural
Break: Infinity
Jay Prince: All You
Krs Allen: Episode 11
Origimoz: Time
Origimoz: OffTake
Scientific: Porcelain
StarRo: California
Khalil: Time For Bed [Guffstar x ROM Edit]
The Weeknd: What You Need [Jacques Greene ‘11 Edit]
Datamatros: Feathers
Datamatros: While I’m
Robin Thicke: Forever Love [Phazz Remix]
Dagxmy: Azure
Summertime Stories: Gotxa Bvby
IanEwing: OnOurWay

Sammy Jam

Ekali: Unfaith [Telescope Thieves Remix]
KA-YU: Set Me Free
Nam’Pa: Sexual Heeling
John Hart ft. Shanell: I Can’t Feel My Leggz [Jailo Refix]
Naiyls: Jaded
Eli Muro: Two Mirrors
Eli Muro: Orphans Son
Howie Lee ft. I Am Kaiju: Yrmt [NeguimBeats Remix]
MYTH: WB 4 U
LA-NO: Underwater Dancing Like Nobody Else [Ode to Full Crate x Mar]
Mincha: Missing You
Jengi Beats: Dikke Boef
NeverLovedU: Ash This Life Away
Outkast: Prototype [AceMyth Remix]
Flume & Chet Faker: Drop The Game [Sweater Beats Remix]
Dexter Brandon: Vs. The World
sāj: Hennessy
Mincha: I Think

SevnthWonder Guest Mix

Mincha - Lost EP (2014)

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This fresh three-track Mincha EP dropped a couple of days ago. Finally had time to listen through it. And you know what? It’s awesome. Like you would expect anything else from this wizard producer though.

The opener I Think sets the mood right away, picking up fast and introducing heavy banging drums seasoned with delicate vocals and playfull bass line.  Forgive Me has so much soul and the tempo fluctuations work perfectly to accompany and add layers to the atmosphere of the song. Missing You is all about the sensual and sensitive, velvet sounds and tasty synths with longing vocal cuts. 

A very solid release once again to be added to his admirable catalogue.

- Sammy Jam

The Code - 1|11 ( 2014 )

Internet’s been buzzing about The Code since the first release ‘Gravity’ six months ago. This some way mysterious group from the UK has kept people on their toes and asking for more. To be honest, I was waiting for another track but instead of that they dropped full length album. 10 tracks with signature ‘The Code’ sound. Reverbed sounds, drums hitting just the right way and nice falsetto voice on top of that. Alternative Rnb just the way we like it.

"The Code embodies various styles of music in their creations, Influences ranging from Fleetwood mac to james blake and beyond. Their are no restrictions to what The Code create."

Free download. 

Discover ‘The Code’:

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Liquid / Mixed by Ink

You may know us from soft and smooth selections, but we sure play some party stuff too when the time and place is right.

To celebrate 50k plays on our soundcloud page Ink put together this uptempo mix. Couple new tracks and some old favorites. This should make you dance.

FKJ - Open The Door
Trus’me ft. Amp Fiddler - Can We Pretend
Darius - Vanyll
Nick Wisdom - Things Ya Do To Me
Bearcubs x Tom Misch - Colours Of Freedom
Earth, Wind And Fire - Brazilian Rhyme (Extended)
AlunaGeorge - Kaleidoscope Love (Kaytranada Edition)
Brandy - I Wanna Be Down (LeMarquis Remix)
Wantigga - Just Friends
Jarreau Vandal ft. Joya Mooi - Move Love
Nick Wisdom - Snoopin’
Full Crate - Let’s Funk This Motherf*cker
Andras x Oscar - Everytime I Go
MNEK x Disclosure - White Noise (Full Crate & FS Green Remix)
Gordon City ft. Laura Welsh - Here For You (Bearcubs Remix)
Abhi//Dijon - Let You Know
YUMO ft. Jordan Rakei - Liquid
Dwele - Lady (Wantigga Flip)

We hope this gets you in a good mood. 
And thank you everybody for your support <3

Similar Objects - Fragments Of A Great Confession ( 2014 )

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Our friend from the Philippines Jorge aka Similar Objects just released his second project on Darker Than Wax. RnB vocals on floating soundscapes. ‘Angel’s Breath’ track was premiered in our show #26

Similar Objects returns with his second release on Darker Than Wax – one that is just as emotive, and even more beautifully melancholic than the last. Jorge has imaginatively translated his dire into his music, injecting a fresh and sexy perspective into rhythm and blues.

Cop the 4 track EP from DTW bandcamp.

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Abhi//Dijon - Abhi//Dijon EP ( 2014 )

Some of you may know that I’m a huge Abhi//Dijon fan. From the early releases, with every track, they have done something new. Something that sounds like A//D, nothing else. This producer & singer duo is going to be big. There’s only one bad thing about this release, it makes me want more music from them. 

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Scientific - Corals ( 2014 / Cosmonostro )

Another dope release from Cosmonostro fam. These are always top quality.

Scientific is a producer from Dresden, Germany. You could tell from his 2012 track ‘Triptych' that he's onto something. Now two years later he has developed a signature style. “Organic drums, densely layered instrumental arrangements and manipulated samples for each track.

"With an early passion for sampled Hip Hop beats and 70s Soul he started making his own music as a teenager by experimenting with various sounds and synths on his computer." 

I love the soundscapes, layered instrumentals and how he uses the vocals. This is a strong five track release. Cop it

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Soft Focus Radio 26 / Play It Louder Takeover




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This Sunday we joined forces with the Play It Louder fam. They have been everywhere after the release of a well received new compilation.

Two of their artists, Congruence and Is It Tomorrow, took over the second hour with fine mixes. Playing own stuff, music from the new compilation and some other favorites.

Congruence is a collaboration project uniting the forces of producers Soundpalette (@soundpal) and ESCPE (@escpemusic). Is It Tomorrow is a young and ambitious producer from Cracow, Poland. Mixing hip hop beats heavy bass lines and low-pitched vocals he developed his own style.

@playitloudrr | @congru | @is-it-tomorrow

Cover photo by Helsinki based photographer Matti Keski-Kohtamäki. 
His instagram profile is a tribute to the beautiful city we live in.

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Sammy Jam

Fossa: Bae
James Bay: Let It Go [Powercord Remix]
S.Fidelity: Bounce With Me
cln: Better Than (Feki Remix)
Alicks & Izzard: Looking Out With You
Grzzly Millz: Soulmstrd
Rvdical The Kid: Tokyo
Vérité: Strange Enough [Cosmic Quest Remix]
Submerse: Moon To Mars [Submerse Remix]
Sāj - Poison: The Fixation
Maximus MMC: White Lies
Kuma & Aywy: Intervals
Mike Pattern: Smoke On A Rooftop [Remix]

Ink

Astronote ft. Séou: BYM Pt.2 (IKYK)
LION KNGS ft. Santell: 2Much
Handbook: Swans (It’s Up To You)
J-Louis ft. OriJanus: Hot N Ready
DAILON: Nomattrwut
TSURUDA: Aloe
Bonham Carter: Bleeby
Chance The Rapper: Lost [TephLon x Larce Remix]
Jaw Jam: Jeremih Bootleg
IanEwing x A Sol Mechanic: TrustInYou
Mdnt: 1v1
SimilarObjects: Letting Go (Lamed Yud Yud)
SimlarObjects: Angel’s Breath
Abhi//Dijon: Distant Love

PLAY IT LOUDER TAKEOVER

CONGRUENCE

CONGRUENCE: Oasis [Unreleased]
CONGRUENCE: Let Go [Play It Louder Vol.3]
Lakim: Voodoo
Sam Gellaitry: Grot
Dpat & Atu: Nothing Here
Sango: Here With Me
Fortune: Grind [Play It Louder Vol. 3]
Soundpalette: Questions
ESCPE: Immerse
Soundpalette: The Underground [Future Beats Records]
ESCPE: Feelings
Lancaster: Ariana [Play It Louder Vol. 3]
Tehkal: Eddy [CONGRUENCE Remix]

Is It Tomorrow

Niko Javan ft. Jessica V: Let Go [Telescope Thieves Remix]
Jordan James & Elkco: Show You Off
Mincha: Tales For Her
Dreamers Delight: Those Vibes
Justine Skye: Without You [Guffstar Edit]
RJ Tripps: Cali
Kosa: French [Lloyd bootleg]
Is It Tomorrow : And Me
Four Tet: Ever Never [The Ninetys Remix]
LWKY ft. Theodor: Flow

Ink

Full Crate x Mar: She Was Fly
Lasha: Don’t You Know
Froyo ma ft. off.white: Sidereal

Wes Pendleton - LoopWhole (2014)

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Another soulful act to come out of Philly, Wes Pendleton sure knows how to put together some grooooovy vibes.

After joining forces with Mellow Orange, the groove connoisseur is back at it with another instrumental release, entitled “LoopWhole”. The new EP features 9 hip-hop, loop-based instrumental tracks, including a bonus track featuring 42North.

Wes promises that plans are already being made for this release to be available on vinyl as well. Sounds good, we need this in our archives!

-Sammy Jam