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TOTAL MELTDOWN #7

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PLAYLIST SERIES: MARCHThis month was pretty hefty when it came to discovering new and older music! For this month's Total Meltdown playlist we have curated a great list full of tracks that you might enjoy. Below share and take a listen to our March findings!


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NEW FANSERVICE COMPILATION

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VOLUME 3 Composed of 20 amazingly talented artists, Fanserivce Collective is back with another compelling compilation that drips mystic rhythms. Filip's "They Know" eases you into Volume 3's aura by drawing in your attention to fluttering beats and dark sultry bass. Another outstanding track from this riveting comp is Sabori's rumbling "Monolith" which can literally light up a hot club by its pouncing beats and sketched up vocal samples. As you glide deeper into Volume 3 you start to encounter beautifully composed tracks like Brooke Barry's "Come Find Me" produced by Madnap and Skydoki's "Impulse." And just when you think Fanservice's newest project couldn't get any more diverse you are hit with what could be major festival worthy tracks like Jacob Sampson's "Baile" or Arrowhead's "Foxtrot"! Truly this volume is severe fire and its one you should not be sleeping on!

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NEW SUTO REMIX

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"HOME" - SKINTREST (SUTO REMIX)This remix is filled with pure joy! Previously known as PVDDLE, Texas producer, Suto, delivered, via Home Records, a grand take on Skintrest's "Home." Adding a future bass edge, Suto implemented heavenly synths and gave his version of "Home" razor energy. Flipping the original's entire character, the melodic beats emphasize both styles of Suto and Skintrest. With a release like this, you may want to watch out for this climbing artist!

Below share and listen to Suto's remix of "Home"!

Available for download here and check out the rest of the remixes here!

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POINT OF VIEW INTERVIEW #48 + GUEST MIX

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PRODUCER: CAVAN BRADY
From Atlanta, Georgia, lucid producer, Cavan Brady, is like hidden secret gem in all of SoundCloud's limitless cave. Creating rich and lush ambient/trap influenced tracks like his remix of "Complicated" or his recent collab with girl "Motions," Cavan plays with soft drum patterns and fluid vocals to capture your full attention. A member of LYFU collective and having a rapping side project, TYPE NEGATIVE, the tracks/features he produces all cohesively present his style by dipping his talent into different mediums of music. With low-key projects to arise, keep an eye on Cavan Brady as he will perhaps drop some impressive work this year. Below check out the special guest mix plus interview with Cavan and get to know about him and his music a little more! Enjoy!
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Question 1: What got you into making music? How about when it came to getting into rap?

I've always been creative, and I think music…

NEW KWON EDIT

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"CONGRATULATIONS" - POST MALONE (KWON EDIT) Driving down the coastline on a weekday and the fluid voice of Post Malone dawns in your car's speakers. A sultry and delicious new edit of "Congratulations," Kwon makes a smooth transition between future and hyper trap beats and now you're in awe. Kwon is able to offer a new vibe by complementing Post Malone's vocals and Quavos rhythm with soaring bass-y aura and cutting synth activity. With one listen you'll be left playing this on an endless repeat.

 Below share and listen to Kwon's edit of "Congratulations"!

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POINT OF VIEW INTERVIEW #47

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HIP-HOP/RAP ARTIST: LONEMOONTo be honest, there is nothing like hearing pure talent self-express new ideas and emotions. From Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Hip-Hop/Rap artist lonemoon has been serving SoundCloud fervid self-written tracks embodying his assorted ways in making Hip-Hop music. He's able to rap about situations and emotions that he encounters in everyday life. Whether it's a collab or feature, lonemoon has the ability to exhibit light on his extraordinary mind on making music. Lonemoon releases mystic yet soulful hip-hop music using both of his skills in rapping and singing in projects such as his Apollo 18 EP or his latest solo release "Motivated." This modern poet is devoted to creating and manifesting music full of individual perspective and quality. Below take a read of lonemoon's Point of View Interview and get a know of the inspiration behind the creations.

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NEW FORK AND KNIFE TRACK

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"SCULLY" - FORK AND KNIFE
Picture this, you are walking down the street on Friday night and a local club is blasting a track that has people from wall to wall expressing wonderment for a sound that only breaks ice. You find out it's a London producer, Fork and Knife, playing a tantalizing new track titled, "Scully" and it consumes your ears' attention. "Scully" successfully raises some of my favorite elements of Grime and traditional club music making this release an absolute tracklist token. Dialing beats and stomping drum work, the track's subtle build up and breakdown gives Fork and Knife's track edge for listeners to revel in.

Below share and listen to Fork and Knife's "Scully"!

Also available for download here!

Music video by: Rosie Roche
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NEW BLACK HILL ALBUM

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HOPELESS ROMANTICWritten by: McTavish JonesThe new and up n' coming artist BLACK HILL brings teenage angst and emotion with his newest album Hopeless Romantic. BLACK HILL collaborates with the talented vocal artist Gracen Morales, Zach Edwards, and gifted guitarist Max Robison along with being released under the new and progressive music collective Bois Milk. Solidifying and building the album's sound, the track  "Don't Overthink Us" utilizes a dialogue of a conflicted "Hopeless Romantic" trying to clarify love. This is then accented by punchy kicks, chords, and wide, sharp synths. When asked why he created the album and what his inspiration was, he replied,
"I made Hopeless Romantic because I really liked this girl and we're talking for a little bit but no matter how hard I tried to get her to like me nothing ever worked. So I felt like a hopeless romantic."
This album is then tied together with six other tracks that express an existenti…

NEW CHUBMAXXX REMIX

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"CRYSTAL" - SLOW GRAFFITI FT. DRELL (CHUBMAXXX REMIX)
Last week, Home Recs released a three track remix pack of Slow Graffiti's "Crystal" featuring Drell. Chubmaxxx gave this hefty hip-hop track a smooth patterned bounce. With a groovy intro and sampling Rhianna's "Work," the track glistens jersey vibes and club rhythms. Even though Chubmaxxx's remix is less than 2 minutes long the beat still goes with every listen.

Below share and listen to Chubmaxxx's remix of "Crystal"!
Also available for download here!

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NEW SLOW SHUDDER TRACK

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"DIFFUSE" - SLOW SHUDDER
Artist Slow Shudder presents a rich and soulful piece titled, "Diffuse." After releasing with Paper Crane Collective and Not Like That, Slow Shudder drops another alluring track on Unspeakable Records' Volume 3. This Miami-based producer is able to capture rattling emotion with her soft and resounding vocals and deep gleaming bass. Blending electronic and alternative elements, "Diffuse" speaks absolute capability on the diverse styles she can deliver!

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PREMIERE: NEW BANSHEEBEAT SINGLE

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"SEEMS 2 BE" - BANSHEEBEAT 
We proudly present this new single from bubbly producer bansheebeat! Extracting straight from his unreleased EP, Techo Deluxe, this dreamy track titled, "Seems 2 Be," is composed of soft vocals and playful synth structure. It fills your mind with only the sweetest of things! Known for crafting dance and pop-influenced music, in his newest release, he instills trap and RnB rhythms to give us something that is a little different compared to his past releases. Techo Delux dropping March 27th, keep an out for bansheebeat and what his new special project will have in store for you!

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ARTIST Q&A: STRIDER'S NEW EP

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NEO DREAMS
After a year of hard work and plentiful anticipation, Strider is back with a zooming new EP titled, Neo Dreams. This futuristic six track EP captures Strider's current mind on music. With his cyberpunk inspired tracks such as, "Race Through Cyber City" and "Laser Grid Road," they incorporate hyper beats and bright synths. Then you also have a glowy piano composition like "Creation of Synthetic Souls" concluding the EP in a dreamy manner. Neo Dreams is filled with imagination and galactic ideas that flow together to give us true Strider work.

Below check out the Q&A with Strider all about his new EP Neo Dreams! Enjoy!

Also, you can download Neo Dreams on Bandcamp here!

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What inspired Neo Dreams? How did you come up with the EP's title?

Hi Melting of Age! A lot of my inspiration comes from the Cyberpunk genre. Advanced technology, hacking, dystopia, artificial intelligence and future civilizati…

NEW CALLIE REIFF TRACK

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"STIMULATE" - CALLIE REIFF
We are but blessed again with another monstrous track, "Stimulate," from New York producer, Callie Reiff! After her remix of Kayzo's "Born Again," Callie returns with an original heavy bass infused trap track that can be the year's festival anthem. Winding and grinding dub synths and simmering bass, "Stimulate" is yet another great addition to Reiff's music portfolio.

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NEW LYFU COMPILATION

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VOLUME 1 BY LYFU
Artist Collective, Love You Fuck Us aka LYFU, recently dropped a clear-cut compilation filled with music by up and coming artists. Releasing Airuei's riveting "Heck" as Volume 1's first single, it gave us a good idea of where this collective will take their sound. Artists such as BLACK GAMBIT and Versosa, each provide their take on sound design in the trap genre. From Loudar's catchy dub-electro inspired track, "Xenon," to girl and Cavan Brady's mystifying collab, "Motions," LYFU's first comp delivers a unique way to combine a range of styles in one setting. 
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NEW LOW POLY & SLEEPYCATT COLLAB

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"SLEEP" - WILLIAM CROOKS (LOW POLY & SLEEPYCATT REMIX)
Canadian producer, Sleepycatt, and Floridian producer, Low Poly, took wavy trap and hip-hop infused track, "Sleep" originally by William Crooks, and merged it into a stomping bass club remix. There's nothing like hearing Sleepycatt's jersey club game and Low Poly supplying his bass house style merge together to bring a remix collaboration that shines atomic energy. Not only do they flip and manipulate the vocals in Crooks's "Sleep" but this duo's remix includes a spontaneous Lido sample as well. This is a buzzing new track to get your ears bouncing!

Below share and listen to Low Poly and Sleepycatt's remix of "Sleep"!

Also available for download here!

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NEW BLANK REMIX

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MARSHMELLO X OOKAY - "CHASING COLORS" FT. NOAH CYRUS (BLANK FLIP)
Blank delivering yet another heater with his remix of Marshmello and Ookay's "Chasing Colors." With lively exerted bass and gritty synths, this remix is definitely one would need to incorporate in their newest playlist. Unlike the original's airy trap sound, Blank wholly flipped the track's character and built it into a heavy and nervy festival tool!
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POINT OF VIEW INTERVIEW #46

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VISUAL ARTIST: ELENA FORTUNE 

16-year-old Elena Fortune is just only beginning to display her talent and skill for making pieces that stand out like no other. Her use in unique character design and outstanding color choices is what makes each of her pieces different from one another. Every character has a distinct and bold sense of style and persona, none which are the same but correlate together in a brilliant way. From clothing designs to show posters, the animation and vibrancy in Fortune's art hold every set of eyes to stop and analyze the personality and skill incorporated in every medium. She is truly a mastermind in delivering work that only projects her vivid and luminous imagination. Below check out the interview with Elena Fortune and get to know more about the inspiration behind her work! Enjoy!

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Question 1: What got you into making art?

According to my mom, I started drawing when I was like, 3. Or howeve…

NEW ZEKE BEATS EP

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DISPATCH
New slimy and dynamic rhythm EP, Dispatch, vibrates utter futuristic character. From Australia, producer Zeke Beats pounds in a haunting sound that captures his personality as an eclectic bass artist. Tracks like "Payload" and "Starbound" intertwine a trap and bass beat with unusual peculiar synths and drum work. The four track project is an obscure and compact piece of work every music lover should listen to. It is a foreign galactic takeover that is treading an unexplored and wondrous territory of bass music.

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ARTIST Q&A: SKINTREST'S NEW EP

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LEEDS TO LONDON
From Leeds, UK, producer Skintrest delivers his debut EP to be one that purely represents his unique and undeniably rich and textured sound. In Leeds to London, Skintrest enveloped the style of London's Grime scene, giving every track a sound that is reminiscent of the rough and reluctant style. Featuring hot collaborations with Leeds rapper, Jimmy Long and Tennessee native IIILLLYYY, the EP embraces his admiration and love for his favorite homeland artists. Below check out the Artist Q&A with Skintrest and get to know about his inspirations and background for his debut EP!


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What was the inspiration behind your debut EP?

A lot of the sound design is inspired by producers and artists from London (Chip, JME, Skepta, Wiley mainly), but I also tried to create some unique stuff as well. The artwork is a sort of reference to the cover for Skepta's new album Konnichiwa, which uses a British Royal Mail post stamp with his …

NEW OWARI TRACK

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"WHAT WE'RE FEELING" - OWARI
Being Owari's first release of 2017, the sentimental and light-heartedness of "What a Feeling" display moods that Owari delivers in his music. Whispering piano, glistening chimes, and soft rattled beats glide all throughout the track while manipulated pitched vocals settles within. Unlike his past productions, this upbeat release shows us a side of Owari that links both melodious and lively sensations. Below share and listen to Owari's "What We're Feeling"!
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NEW AVIDD REMIX

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"WALK IT OUT" - UNK (AVIDD REMIX)
Every remix you hear from this Los Angeles producer will continuously be something exceptionally pleasing to the ear. This time AVIDD takes a quintessential 2000s hit and converts its sound into something of a dubstep trap identity. AVIDD's remix begins with UNK's classic bounce, reminding of how this track once catered to us all at some point in our lives. Once the hip-hop beats dissipate, the rumbling bass emerges in the song's 170 BMP power giving it the perfect dynamic for any DJ to throw into a set of high energy.

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