Beats For Change - The Ramen Skate Sessions ( 2014 )

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Beats For Change teamed up with The Mint and Soundboarding, 2 skate boarding brands to fight the hunger in Japan. 

“The Ramen Skate Sessions” is an exclusive 19 track heavy weight producer compilation with all 100% of proceeds going to Second Harvest Japan – A Group that helps out with hunger needs in Japan.”

There’s lots of familiar names like Chloe MartiniBen Bada BoomAmin PayneAstroLogicalSOUL_BRK, etc…

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PYRMDPLAZA - Soulection White Label: 011

We have been fans of PYRMDPLAZA for a while now. Really loved his 'Grateful' Mini EP with Laruche Records few months ago. Tracks like ‘SofteR’ and ‘Drickle’ were found on that release. Now he’s back with a another EP. This time dropping it as part of the Soulection White Label Series.

"PYRMDPLAZA is currently attending the University of Wales and is studying ‘Creative Sound and Music’. He uses Ableton but started off with FLStudio. PYRMD started making music about 6-7 years ago and created privately for many years until the beginning of this year when he realized that he wanted to showcase his music. He definitely made the right choice otherwise we wouldn’t be here at this very moment. Goes to show you how important social media is and how simply hitting "upload" can change your whole life by connecting with the world."  -Soulection

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Sterio - Transmissions EP (2014)

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Sterio's debut EP Transmissions, released onJakarta Records, grabbed my attention right away with the opener Lost My Mind, which is a huuuge track! Sterio’s sound is an interesting blend of wavy synths, big and heavy electronic drums and playful space sounds. This EP offers 5 beautiful cuts that are guaranteed to keep you entertained throughout the record, from the vivid first notes until the sweet ending tunes on the wistful Discover.

If you have a thing for intergalactic tunes, this one is a sure shot for you!

Discover:

soundcloud.com/steriosound
www.facebook.com/SterioBeats

- Sammy Jam

Soft Focus Radio 29 / I’m From Finland Guest Mix

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Another Sunday, another session. Sammy kicks off the show with two Janleks tracks. Shouts to everyone for playing those tracks. After Janleks we have special treat for you from the brother @selvsse, from his upcoming project.

Ink continues delivering the good vibes after Sammy’s selection. At the midway of the show he raises the tempo and begins to prepare for the guest mix. Guest mix comes from Darker Than Wax family member I’m From Finland. It was nice to work with the man, make the Finnish cooperation reality, even though he’s from Paris, France. And the mix is fire, from the track selection to seamless mixing. Thank you fam!

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His instagram profile is a tribute to the beautiful city we live in.

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Tracklist

Sammy Jam

Janleks: Mindstate
Janleks: Constant Change
SELVSSE: Pressence
DIVERSA: Onset
Asa & Stumbleine: Without You [ZES Remix]
Mario: Let Me Love You [Midliife Remix]
Origimoz: (NO)TRANS
Promnite ft. Falcons: One Hundo
Josh Pan x Rgry: Far Alone
Promnite: BY.BM (QL)
Xavier: The Hollow
CRWN: Tell Me
BONHM CRTR: LiquidLavaLove
Moods: Flashback
Dubri: Sky Dive
Partynextdoor: Recognize [Promnite Remix]
R.O.M: Gravity
Spazzkid: Truly [Go Yama Remix]

Ink

Leon Osborn: Vale Of Kashmir
Wavs: Body High
Russ: Paulo Coelho
Russ: Naked
Rashad: Make Love 2 This
Justin Timblerlake: Sénorita [Soundpalette’s Slow Ride Bootleg]
SiR: Can We Still
Da-P DabeatX: Ouhhh
Promnite ft. Mike P: No Letting Go
D’Angelo: Spanish Joint [Vestalus Edit]
Swish: Wasted Love [Swish Remix]
Trevor Deep Jr: Git Jazzy
Robin Thicke & Faith Evans: Got To Be [Boddhi Satva Ancestral Soul Remix]
SiR ft. Dsmoke 2: You Ain’t Ready
Jarris ft. Casio McCombs: Just Fine
Jagged Edge: Good Lucky Charm [Boddhi Satva Ancestral Soul Remix]

I’m From Finland

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Pacific Shore - Beyond The Mist (2014)

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I know this came out earlier this year but I somehow haven’t had time to dig in and listen the album thoroughly.

Beyond The Mist is the first full-length for Parisian duo Pacific Shore and was released on ever so foresighted Cosmonostro this summer. The release offers twelve blissful cuts and soundscapes derived from jazz, soul and downtempo tradition, but developed to a more modern version with playful hip hop style drums and synth grooves.

"Above all ‘Beyond The Mist’ proves that electronic music can be full of life, and maybe, just maybe, machines do have souls after all."

This description on their Bandcamp page says a lot. I think this is a very solid effort for a first full-length album for the duo and packs in a tons of beautiful and calm feels. Best enjoyed with a steamy flat white on a slow morning in bed or on a late night get together with good friends and flavourful Merlot. Positively surprised to see, Moka Only, one of Canada’s smoothest rhyme slingers featured on a track too.

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Leon Osborn - Nature Strip ( 2014 )

Although I was waiting for this to drop, somehow I missed the release. Leon Osborn's 'Nature Strip' EP takes you on a trip trough the world of experimental beats, moody soundscapes and rhytmic percussions. It was released a month ago, early September.

Leon Osborn is a producer from Fremantle, Australia. Follow him on facebook

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Promnite - Going Steady Vol. 1 (2014)

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Promnite decided to be a good sport and give something new for the people to listen before releasing his debut EP. The mastermind went through all the ideas and drafts he had lying around and put together a 14 track collection that features familiar names like Mike P from Penthouse Penthouse, Mike Gao and Falcons.

He is giving this one out for free So go download that good good and enjoy!

Download here.

- Sammy Jam

SiR - Seven Sundays ( 2014 )

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New release from SiR, a vocalist hailing from Inglewood. ‘Seven Sundays’ offers beautiful singing and smooth melodies. There’s few tracks produced by Soft Focus favorites Iman Omari and Knx. This the type of music I really like, the feel in every track… this sounds real. 

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Snapshots: Janleks (2014)

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Important aspect of Soft Focus has always been discovering new music and promoting up-and-coming artists. 

That being said, we’re now launching a mini EP series called ‘Snapshots’ and the first instalment comes from Janleks, a familiar face in the music scene of his home town of Turku, Finland. 

Janleks has before been known from his distinct boom bap sound and collaborations with local rappers. Now he has been developing a style that is a lot more closer to future beats, but still paying homage to the strong rhytmic legacy of sample based hip hop. This 3 track EP gives you only a glimpse of the talent this guy holds in his hands.

Enjoy and be on the lookout for there’s more to come.

Sammy Jam & Ink // Soft Focus

Soft Focus Radio 28 / SOUL_BRK Guest Mix

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This episode had a somewhat special vibe to it since both us of had had a pretty loooong weekend behind. But as soon as Ink hit play on the first track, our energy levels sky rocketted through the roof and we were set to go. And we knew we had some exciting news as well as a magnificent guest mix by Soul_brk in our hands.

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As you will learn at the midpoint of the show, we are proud to launch a mini EP series titled Snapshots. The first release will drop this week and will feature one of our friends, a super talented producer Janleks. So stay tuned and follow our facebook and twitter!

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

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Tracklist

Ink

Falls x Drk: Tell Me
Abhi//Dijon: Honest [SOUL_BRK REMIX]
Goldbloc: Days Are Dreaming [WYLN Remix]
Krs Allen: Now I Know
JAHKOY: Everything
Penthouse Penthouse ft. Stwo: When It Rains
Su Na ft. L. Alexander: Meridian
Jordan Bratton: Must Be
Blair De Milo: Northface
Mike Gao: Mike Tyson [John Hart Flip]
Neck: Flying Fish
LDFD: Twerk It
Diggs Duke: Forever Love Is Tainted
Esta ft. JMSN: Beautiful Torture
Esta ft. JMSN: Beautiful Torture [J-Rican Acoustic Cover]
Gracias: Slow It Down [AlexAlfons Remix]
Iman Europe x StarRo: So Cool
The SEVENth & Sango: S Curve
Tapes: Voicemail
Jasper Staal: Sugarcoated
Phil Gerus: Adorn Your Ankle
Jay Prince: Tokyo
Mars Today: F In Sexy
Elestial One: Yellow
Phil Gerus: Kissing This And That Of You
Janleks: Used To Know [Snapshots: Janleks. SOFT FOCUS Mini EP series.]

Soul_brk Guest Mix

DIVERSA: Do You
DIVERSA: I Love You For Existing
T-Pain: Drankin [Losco Remix]
Larce Blake: 2 On / Thotful [SOUL_BRK Edit]
SOUL_BRK: SNSVXL
SOUL_BRK: Unreleased
SOUL_BRK: Unreleased
theballadeer: deeperfeelings
Giraffage: Visible
Feki: Nothing Lasts Forever

Sammy Jam

Khadisma: Madre
Slum Village: Climax (Ikeda Was Here)
Headphone Activist x Y E A R S: すてきな
HADE + DWFL: Vinnie
Good OJ: Slow Render
Daye Jack: Hello World
Daye Jack: To Be A Gangsta
Samuel Truth: Emerald
PARTYNEXTDOOR: West District (Ikeda Was Here)
Blackbear ft. 4E: Sidelines
kuma & aywy.: Intervals
Lafayette Ellis: Missing You Bae