It’s easy to get overwhelmed by all the new music that hits us every week. That’s why we’re here with some of the tracks that may have been lost in the madness.
This week’s Under The Current features global influences, weird heavy bass, emotional melodic tracks, and everything in between. No matter your mood, we’ve got you covered with the best artists that need to be on your radar.
Check out our favorite new tracks from the past week, and stream the entire playlist below.
Hotel Garuda – Head In The Trees
After going solo and embarking on a remarkable headlining tour, Hotel Garuda is back with his debut original single without Manila Killa.
“This is my most personal song to date. I’ve made a name for myself making dance music and I want to show a side of me that hasn’t been shown before. Writing, producing and singing on this track was a challenge that I took on nervously, as I wasn’t sure if people would take me seriously as an artist until I made something that was entirely mine. Head In The Trees is a love song that marks an important change in my life that happened about two years ago, and only now do I feel comfortable with baring this part of me to everyone else.” ~ Hotel Garuda
Mark Redito – Neutropical LP
It’s been six years since Mark Redito’s last full-length release, and a lot has changed. Whether you’re familiar with his earlier work or not, his newfound Tropical Futurism, a cultural aesthetic inspired by Afro-Futurism, will impress. In Neutropical, Redito pays respect to the
island culture he grew up with and finds hope in the culture’s resilience despite its past oppressions and hardships.
Sensu – Escape
Swiss producer and musician Sensu creates soundscapes undefinable by genres. In “Escape” she seamlessly blends her background as a classically trained pianist and experience producing hip-hop beats for a sensory instrumental journey.
“‘Escape’ is the first instrumental track from my debut album ‘Embrace’. This track means a lot to me because it was the first track I made for the album and it’s been over a year since I started creating it. It has that beautiful, melancholic vibe to it but it also has so much energy in it. The track takes you on a mind journey but at the same time you feel like standing up and running away from things going on in your head. That’s how I feel about it and that’s why I love it so much.” – Sensu
SUPERSPECIAL – Get Up Again
SUPERSPECIAL proves the versatility of his production capabilities as he makes a clear transition from his debut electro-pop single “Heroes” to this inspirational folk house ballad “Get Up Again”. It has us excited to see what else this up-and-coming producer has in store for us.
PURGE x DEIV – Never Let This Go
The music video for “Never Let This Go” is bone-chilling and absolutely essential viewing. It’s an important statement on mental health, and PURGE describes it best.
“I’ve always set out to do more than just music. Music has always been the platform for me to have a voice and to bring awareness to social issues and especially mental health. This video and song are the first of many projects that I want to express awareness of mental health and other social issues that everyday people go through. The initial reaction we got from the video was that it was pretty hard to watch but that’s the reality of people’s lives. It’s something I went through when I was younger and it’s something I’m extremely passionate about spreading awareness about. Our goal is to reach at least one person and help at least one person struggling with depression and suicidal thoughts.” – PURGE
Elder Island – Kape Fear (Cousn Remix)
A great remix should feel like a completely new song, and that’s exactly what Cousn does with Elder Island‘s “Kape Fear”, transforming it from a late-night dance track to a summer pool party jam. Cousn’s version adds a groovy bass line along with disco, acid house, and breakbeat elements.
PAUZA – Se Vende (ft Telmary)
Cuban female DJ/producer duo PAUZA effortlessly blend traditional Latin flavors and contemporary rap in their latest offering. “Se Vende”, featuring rapper Telmary, is meant to be a representation of daily life in Cuba, and it’s irresistibly fun.
BLOND:ISH x Diplo – Give Dem (Ft Kah-Lo)
Diplo may be a household name, but it’s BLOND:ISH that needs to be on your radar. The former female house duo is now a solo act, but Vive-ann Bakos is making 2019 her year.
“Who knew a blind date with Diplo and my girlfriend in Mykonos, and some friendly encounters bonding over our love for house music after at our parties in Tulum and beyond, would grow into this collab with Kah-Lo!’ – BLOND:ISH
Cat Dealers x Artelax – So Sexy
Brazilian duo Cat Dealers join forces with Mexican producer Artelax for a wonderfully chaotic bass driven house track.
THRPY – Top Shottas
Your weekly dose of weird bass music comes courtesy of THRPY. Drawing you in with an alluring undertone and distant vocals loops, gun clicks lead listeners into a dark and wonky bass realm.
Tony Quattro – Panama EP
If you watch Broad City, you’ve already heard Tony Quattro’s work as the composer of the show’s music. Now he’s back with a new club-ready EP via Mad Decent’s Good Enuff. The global tracks draw influences from the rhythms of North/West Africa, South America, and the Middle East.
Tritonal – Real (ft Evalyn)
It’s already been a huge year for Tritonal, and they’re adding to the milestones with “Real”, the 400th release on Tritonal’s imprint Enhanced Music. It’s another dreamy, vocal-driven track from the duo, whose album U & ME is set to release on June 14th.
ALIGN – Found
ALIGN channels his dreamy side on “Found”, a downtempo ambient track that beckons us to the sounds of early ODESZA.
“‘Found’ is a track that represents feelings of hopefulness. To me. this embodies the sensation of finding what you’ve been searching for. Elements of ‘Found’ contain calmness yet hold a sense of excitement at the same time. I hope that ‘Found’ is something that listeners can collect their thoughts to, as well as relax and have a good time.” – ALIGN
Doctor P – Something To Believe In (Franky Nuts Remix)
Bass heavyweights collide in this massive remix of a modern classic. Circus Records has been delivering us nonstop bangers all year in celebration of their 10th anniversary, and this is no exception.
Jealous Friend – In My Mind
“In My Mind is the second single from Jealous Friend, the new project from songwriter and producer Marius Dia. The track draws influence from Eastern European culture by combining rhythmic guitar and world style melodies.
Go Pnik – Hero Smash
Go Pnik is a duo hailing out of New Orleans. Today they’re serving us some hard bass for us courtesy of Figures growing label, Shadow Phoenix x DooM music
These are just a few of the songs in the newest update to Freshly Picked Beats. Be sure to check out the Spotify playlist in its entirety below.
Featured Image: Sensu