JINCE scours through hundreds of SoundCloud tracks every week to find the best new gems by artists that are flying under the radar.
So this week was a toughie. I had a hard time cutting down this past week’s great releases down to only 20, but alas I did. There’s a little bit more of an electronic melancholy vibe on this playlist than most, but it’s a vibe that I fucking adore so so much. I’m on that sadboy shit, mama.
Without further adieu, here are the featured tracks in this week’s playlist, Puppy Love!
no suits – “I’m Good” ft. Abhi the Nomad
This is the kind of track that relaxes you from inside out; no suits brings the smooth funkadelic production while one of my fav fellow brown dudes, Abhi the Nomad, provides a couple chillin-in-the-sun type of verses to help round out the carefree track.
Koda. – “Water U”
There’s a bit of a haunting quality to this one – the main verses are sung in a wispy exasperated tone while the chorus sings with a ghostly tone. The overall vibe of the track is fresh – Koda has managed to combine nostalgic vocals with sparse, but powerful production.
Only Girl – “Fortune”
Ellen Murphy, aka Only Girl, brings us on an epic journey that weaves through a thundering chorus, crying strings and Ellen’s own varied vocal range. With LOSTBOY on the production, “Fortune” ends up being a track that you’ll keep coming back to time and time again.
Chymes – “Bloom”
I love it when artists experiment with sound. In “Bloom,” you can hear Chymes play around with interesting samples in the sparse production, while vocally, the two singers of the group (Cameron and Kiersten) manage to intertwine their harmonies to create an electronic pillow that carries you gracefully through the track.
Oktavian – “Man’s Man”
I’m a sucker for looped oooh’s and ahhh’s – “Man’s Man” kicks the track off with some soothing oooh’s but before you know it, the mood of the vocals shift suddenly and the whisper-singing becomes a soulful croon to the stars. You can hear the Octavian’s struggle with trying to become a “Man’s man” like his father. Though the mood on this Oktavian‘s track is markedly different from the others, this track will definitely be in the rotation for weeks to come.