mp3: Slow Magic & Beat Culture – Once

Beat Culture staring introspectively and PK eating

If you thought Beat Culture has been on a tear for the last year and a half or so that he’s been making music, just wait until two weeks when he becomes a high school graduate.  To kick off the summer for us, Beat Culture has teamed up with Soundcloud producer Slow Magic to create a beautifully delicate song for us.  Not only does “Once”  perfectly layer pulsating synth chords with bouncing melodic bells, but it also incorporates a Beach Boys sample who were the masters of the summer song.  Beat Culture and Slow Magic have also allowed the song to be downloaded for free on Soundcloud so download it, put it on your ipod (or whatever you use) and listen to it while on sunset bikerides, at barbecues, etc.


Stream: XXYYXX – Even Though EP

Orlando’s 16 year old beat maestro, XXYYXX just released a new EP based around his collaborative track with Giraffage.  In my opinion the best collaborations are when two artists with two distinct styles make music that features both of their styles in a still discernible way, while still having them blend together well. “Even Though” does this perfectly.  It starts out with XXYYXX’s signature sparse 808 drums with a chopped vocal sample, and as the track progresses smoothly welcomes Giraffage’s style of swelling melodic, arpeggiating synths into the mix.  The Even Though EP features the title track along with remixes of it by a host of other great electronic producers including Teen Daze, Slow Magic, Reid, and The One AM Radio.  Link to stream and purchase the EP via Beatport below…