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Show 16. First show from the new Basso studio.

Inscape - Inscape EP (2014)

Very impressive EP by Fairfax, VA native Incape. Melancholic, but mesmerizing soundscapes.

I’ve had a pretty slow morning and this one provided the fitting sounds for this state of mind. 

- Sammy Jam

Soft Focus Radio 16

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Show number 16 and finally live from the new Basso studio. Better location and the vibe in the studio itself is better. Looking good Basso. This time we didn’t go too fast. It was pretty much ‘mellow vibes for Sunday nights’ themed show. With a few exceptions.

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

MATTI KESKI-KOHTAMÄKI
www.mattikk.net/
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Tracklist

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Summer Occasion: Nebulove
Clara La San: Nineteen Twenty
Piff Gang ft. Louis M^ttrs: Middle Finger
Reliance Crew: Mushroom Tea ( with Lemon)
Black Parachute: Dream
?: Drunk in Love
Ziga Murko: No Means Yes
Losco: When
Crossan: Scatter
Wes Pendleton: Spellbound
MisterMack: Extro / After the Fact
Aaliyah: 4 Page Letter [NΞHZVIL Rework]
Klo: Make Me Wonder
Dailon: Glory Daze
GoldLink ft. Kali Uchis: Divine
Tek.Lun: Get Me.
Tele Fresco: Peacocking
Pharrell: Excuse Me Miss [Fingalick Rerub]
Elaksi x Aywy.: Nobody Else
JMSN: Do U Remember The Time [Evil Needle Remix]
Kit Pop: Just Another Day
Jesse Boykins III: Show Me Who You Are
Melodiesinfonie: Between Dreams
Clara La San: Let You Go
Zuper: Perfect Melody
Phlux: Sierra

Sammy Jam

Remedee x Paul Maxwell: Hold
?: I Forgive You
Melo B Jones: Shoulda Woulda Coulda
Tycho: A Walk [Jay Oskulata Bootleg]
Da-P x Tigerblood: Rock U [SevnthWonder Edit]
Soh Yung: Dreams VIP
TIBE x Manitee: Earthdragon
Elliot Moss: Slip
The Weeknd: The Host [Paul Maxwell Remix]
Jon Phonics: Yoga Selfie
Doja Cat: So High [SteLouse Flip]
Noï: Injuction
MF Doom: DOOM$DAY (AceMyth Remix)
Samuel Truth: Trout Is Salmon
Soh Yung: Seattle
YathaBhutaJazzCombo: Universe Is Love [NeguimBeats Remix]
Froyo Ma: Pizza & Wontons
TAILS: EVERYBODY
Replife x Kissey Asplund: Elevation [Buscrates Remix]
Muzik Jones Drew: Fly Girl

Play It Louder Vol.2 ( 2014 / Compilation )

Another fine compilation. This time from Montreal based record label Play It Louder. Lots of familiar names on this one. Telescopes Thieves, Haan808, El Train, Aywy, just to name a few.  

"Play It Louder Vol.2 is a compilation of 17 chilled out songs that embodies a true love story. Love can be reflected in many forms; whether it’s from that moment you had with a complete stranger, the everlasting bond that connects you to a soulmate, the most fulfilling moments you share with your closest friend(s) and family member(s) or through a deep respect and understanding for the mother earth. Love is everywhere you put your heart to! 

Our intentions with Vol.2 are to spread the love and unity feel through this beautiful, mesmerizing media that is music! Vibes are slow, experimental, sexy, powerful & meaningful. #demfeels ”

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GoldLink - The God Complex ( 2014 )

I’m truly loving this album. This is fresh. GoldLink’s voice and flow is something else. And the beats on the album, especially the ones done by Fingalick and Louie Lastic. Those guys are shining.

Great album.

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Melodiesinfonie - Friede Freude ( 2014/Boyoom Connective )

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We’ve been following Melodiesinfonie for a while now. I think first tracks we heard from him were more than two years ago. He had that sound we were heavily into back then and that made us start Soft Focus. Warm, smooth, ‘dilla influenced’ beat music. 

This young guy, still in his twenties, hailing from Zurich, Switzerland has been busy working ever since. There’s 119 songs in his soundcloud page alone. After various projects and beat tapes his debut full length album is finally out.

"Melodiesinfonie’s music has been inspiring thousands of music lovers the past couple of years. He makes a clear statement of positivity with a sound which is nostalgic and very modern at the same time. He is all about spreading love and freeing spirits and he lets the music do the talking, because his beats speak for themselves as for his playful and pure approach to music. 

We are very excited and proud to present Melodiesinfonies not only first release on Boyoom Connective, but also his Debut Album available as a hard copy for all the vinyl lovers. “Friede Freude” which translates with “peace and joy” is a statement of a young talented musician who proves once again that a cheerful mind can create awesome music that will cheer up even the grumpiest soul.” 

-Maloon TheBoom, feb 2014 ( Boyoom Connective

Order the album (vinyl) on HHV: 
www.hhv.de/shop/de/artikel/mel…riede-freude-354691 

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Tek.Lun - Ridin’ Round ( 2014 / Huh What & Where )

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Young Tek.Lun from Baltimore has been busy in the lab. This is his first beat tape on Huh What & Where.

"We first were introduced to Tek.lun when he was just 17. He made a guest appearance then on our first compilation, HW&W Vol. 1 and sent us beats for the next 3 years. A part of the legendary beat sessions on youtube back in the day with Kaytra and Kaelin.. Tek.lun has been in the lab working.. What we have today is his debut beat tape, Ridin’ Round.. a collection of the best tracks we’ve heard from him up to this point. This is to bump in your whip late night driving around smoking that good. Baltimore, stand up."

It’s a nice beat tape including features from Lakim and GoldLink.

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Soft Focus Radio 15

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Soft Focus show broadcasting live on Basso Radio
every
other Sunday from 8 PM till 10 PM (EET).

Worldwide via www.basso.fi/radio

This Sunday was a moving day for Basso so we had to make a pre-recorded show. We decided to go with more like a 2 hour mix and skipped most of the talking. ALEXALFONS joined the show with a beautiful Guest Mix.

ALEXALFONS
@alexalfons
alexalfons.bandcamp.com/

Cover photo by Helsinki based photographer Matti Keski-Kohtamäki. 
His blog and instagram profile are tributes to the beautiful city we live in.

MATTI KESKI-KOHTAMÄKI
www.mattikk.net/
livelovehelsinki.tumblr.com/
instagram.com/livelovehelsinki

Tracklist

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Black Atlass: Jewels
The Masks: Midnight
Abhi//Dijon: Let You Know
Onlylost: I Should’ve Left
Jordan Rakei: Mink
Waldo: Kobe’s Room [Revision]
The Weeknd: Rolling Stone [Overdo$e Remix]
Jhene Aiko: My Afternoon Dream [Telescope Thieves Edit]
Matthew Sailor: When You Say
MNSL: Au Lait
Camden Arc: I Don’t Wanna Fall In Love
Theodor: Uhh Girl
Tydes ft. Låpsley: Pray For You
Oobz: Sunrise
BeAle: Be With Me
Insightful: Geaux
Marz: Straight Love
YUMO: Fingerlickin’
Tele Fresco: Presence of an Angel
Tyler Coolidge: Reins [Chloe Martini - Temptation]
Hartebeest ft. Rayne: KALIMBA

ALEXALFONS | 44:00 - 1:13:00

Machinedrum: Vizion
Alexalfons: Close [Inner Remix]
Alexalfons: Drip Sum
Female ft. Tamra Keenan: Only You
Insightful: Needing The Wrong
Lil Sad: Saw U Leave
Spooky Black: Without U
Fifty Grand: Certain Slant Of Light
Shigeto: Olivia
Gracias: Levels (Stream Fast, Die Young)

Sammy Jam

Nanpa Noir: Millón
Sohn Yung: Sunny & Gold
M.I.A.: XXXO (T. Hemingway Remix)
Gautier: Me and You
The Astronoter: Eve
Handbook: Bokeh
Phlux: Delicate
Yosef the Soul: Heartless
The Weeknd: The Town (tonee Remix)
Soh Yung: Cactus
Molly Williams: Look’s As If (Cosmic Quest Remix)
Jhene Aiko: My Mine (Jeftuz Remix)
Ciara: Promise (XED Edit)
Keeper: Happy to Be Sad
Dr. Dre: Xxplosive (AceMyth Bootleg)
Cosmic Quest: Water Winds feat. Molly Williams
Tonee: In Space
Tek Nalo G: Heaven Knows

Kit Pop - Rose Star ( 2013 )

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I ran into this quote in facebook the other day: "Facebook wants me to pay THEM so i can tell YOU to download MY free music". It’s pretty well said and I got curious about the quoted artist Kit Pop

Rose Star is a free collection of songs from Kit Pop written/produced in 2013. And it’s good. From album cover to 5 beautiful tracks, everything works.

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Alexalfons - Wide Open Spaces ( 2014 )

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Forgot to post this earlier. Helsinki based beat maker / musician Alexalfons released new album ‘Wide Open Spaces’ last month. Experimental, futuristic, ambient music from Finland. 

We’re going to work with this fellow Helsinki citizen in a near future. 

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