Defining my state of mind for the past week, Ryan Hemsworth has dropped of the latest in a long run of free releases, his brand new Still Awake EP. Complete with intimate track titles like “(｡◕‿◕｡) (or, I Want to Stare at Your Face Until I Die)” and “All Our Thoughts Are Physical,” a note that reads “Thank you for listening while you’re doing stuff in the world,” and the sounds consistent with the emoji genre :’), the prolific Internet-favorite has compiled 6 original songs (plus a brilliant remix from Taquwami) that hit the bullseye of my late night listening dartboard. Download for free below.
Download: Ryan Hemsworth – Still Awake EP
For Japanese listeners, Random Access Memories closes not with “Contact,” but instead with a somber, searching, exclusive bonus track called “Horizon.” It’s a tranquil alternate ending to the storyline Daft Punk created on the album, and serves as one of the most relaxing and dreamy pieces of music ever composed by the French duo. Listen below.
Behind production from Oxford’s Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs, budding indie pop singer-songwriter Banks is back to follow up “Fall Over” with a soft new single, “Warm Water.” Like the title implies, this track is like taking a hot bath on a relaxing Summer night, melting the listener away with it’s romantic lullaby likeness and drifting minimal beat. Listen below and find “Warm Water” out May 27.
iTunes: Banks – Warm Water
Dream Koala is back with some new koala-wave, remixing an unlikely artist in Angel Haze. He converts her previously fast-paced rap song into a stretched out, ambient pool of late night sex, using select “Werkin’ Girls” lyrics to slowly drown you into hypnosis. Outstanding stuff as always.
If you clicked through hoping to get a ridiculously dreamy chillwave flip of Snoop Dogg and Pharrell’s “Drop It Like It’s Hot,” you’re in luck, Oliver Tank‘s “Drop It Like It’s Beautiful” is exactly that. While a lot of the original components remain (the tongue clap, the bulk of the bass drum-heavy beat, and almost all the lyrics), the entire tone has been reversed to something much more…Australian. Add the free download to your most relaxing playlists below.
I was recently (and rather randomly) introduced to ODESZA (the Washington based duo of Harrison Mills and Clayton Knight) through a remix of Beat Connection’s “Soala” that ended up in the latest edition of Free Music You Should Download Right Now. To say I had stumbled onto a goldmine would be the understatement of the year.