Sorry for the lack of free music recently. We've been scouring the internet and the results of decent freebies have been lacking. However, for our 500th post, we've russled up some tracks which might suit your mood whilst lazing in the sunshine.
First up, there's been hundreds of remixes of Chase & Status' latest single 'Time'. Deliah features with a big vocal and Didz has come up with a skipping 2-step beat to sit underneath.
Time (Didz Remix) - Chase & Status
The Weeknd is some of the best R&B we've heard for years (not that we listen to much). The album is available for free from their website and has 3 or 4 stand-out tracks so if that's what you're into, we'd advise the download. This is the personal favourite and can see it doing well with many producers sampling Cassie etc on a similar vibe recently.
What You Need - The Weeknd
Sleepyhead is a new name to us but will remain in the memory bank for a while after this catchy number. Thumping low end, rich euphoric synths and a sweeping vocal. Pity it's less than 3 minutes long!
Nothing Changes - Sleepyhead
Basic Audio, another new name, shows he's quickly refining his production skills with this latest track which is step up from the previous two. A chopped and layered vocal, that sounds similar to some of Jamie Woon's work, sits over a composed sinuous progression.
Dwele - Basic Audio
Talking of Jamie Woon - three out of four remixes on the official package have been given out trying to amp the release, none of them beat the original, however this one from dÉbruit has a good go.
Lady Luck (dÉbruit's Suave Remix) - Jamie Woon
Last we've got our favourite production to come out of the Graphics studio. This time he's on a darker tip, turning the original, slow Dub-Reggae vibe from Hiatus, into more of a roller taking advantage of the massive Linton Kwesi Johnson vocal and utilising it well.
Insurrection (Graphics Remix) - Hiatus
Check the original track too, it was written for the 30th anniversary of the Brixton riots which takes the track to another level.
Insurrection (feat. Linton Kwesi Johnson) - Hiatus
Edit: Forgot to put this link in. Keep an eye out for Mahni in the coming months, this is his latest, and it's banging.
Only - Mahni