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
This past week, Deadmau5 uploaded preview after preview of new music he’s been hard at work crafting in the studio. First we got the orchestral “Suite 03,” then came the Random Album Title-esque “Monophobia,” and now we’ve got the most extensive of the three, a back and forth collaboration with OWSLA cohort Kill The Noise, tentatively titled “Killthemau5.”
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.
There are tunes, hits, bangers and anthems…and then there are jams. This remix of Sweater Beats’ Cassie-sampling “Make a Move” from Branchez most definitely sides with the latter, using a euphoric vocal sample (that drops in at the 38 second mark) with “Boyfriend”-like whistles and summery synth atmospheres to make for an undeniably infectious affair. Download the remix and original together from HW&W or grab the Branchez mix by itself below.
Not too much information is readily available for boy-girl New York duo ASTR. What I can tell you is that their taste in music is spot on, citing The Weeknd, Robyn and Rudimental as “artists we like” on Facebook, and recently co-signing names like Chance The Rapper, Joey Bada$$ and Koreless on Twitter.
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.