Keeping it short and sweet with track one from his album STILL SHINING II, Just Jimi loads up the barrel and releases an ephemeral sonic spasm titled EVIL.
He may be walking with demons, though this joint sounds like something from above instead of below, with a slightly eerie echo. Just Jimi delivers a kaleidoscope of cosmic notes, a celestial guitar loop, and a husky-like low flow that caresses each instrument as he pours his heart out over his past. You can hear the deep emotion twirling through his mind as he reflects and redirects his energy to the present while vocally delivering EVIL.
"I think it was just that late night/early morning time frame in the studio. I was by myself, and I remember a heavy vibe coming into the studio and just lingering over me. "Evil" was the culmination of that, looking back on how I got past a lot of heavy evil shit in my life, and a lot of those elements still sit on my soul at times. My purer self fights with that shadow self all the time." - Just Jimi
EVIL evokes the energetic combat between the darkness and the light within the soul, with the two constantly buffering and re-balancing long after the intention is sown. The memory of what was remaining with the choice to reignite the chaos or snuff it out, and Just Jimi captures the push and pull with this particular track.
"This was a beat that was sitting in a folder of beats producers sent me. If I had to say something, it would be what I expressed—it was a buildup, if you will because the production feels heavy, it feels cinematic, and it feels like something is lurking in the back of your neck." - Just Jimi
Adding to his excellently executed experimental catalogue, Just Jimi has dropped more musical gems, including a Pop/Punk Hip Hop blend with his track Otherside and a softer RNB track with Believe. He is scheduled to release his album SEE U NEVER and he has zero intention of taking a hiatus!
Whether you’re in the club turning up or prefer downshifting the tempo, Tiffany Likoudis has delivered a speed that meets everyone’s needs on her house-infused track, USED TO (Club Mix).
Starting off softly and slowly, Tiffany Likoudis eases listeners into her melodic trance, reminiscing on what used to be, wanting to bring back sensual slow dancing, the romancing, and the days when music meant something. Then the beat drops, creating an electrifying upbeat pulsation.
USED TO (Club Mix) focuses on the current trend of situationships and is delivered in two musically provocative forms: the vivifying club mix and the gentle R&B melody written by Quincy Thompson and Tiffany. Whatever state you’re in, it’ll leave you in an idyllic reverie!
"While recording 'Used To' (the original R&B version), I realised how the track was vocally dominant; the whole track had a stripped-back beat and focused on the vocals. This actually presented an opportunity, as it could be turned into any genre possible. The idea for House came from the team at Beats with Sheph, who mentioned it during my vocal session. After this happened, I connected with producer Aspecte, and we came up with the idea for the remix, and I just couldn’t get enough of it. It brought a whole different vibe, it brought the track to life! It comes as no surprise that I enjoy House and R&B, so when the opportunity to split my song into two different genres arose, I jumped at it. ‘Used To’ the original and the remix, both have the same lyrics, yet bring such different vibes and feelings out to the audience when listening". - Tiffany Loukidis
If you're digging the vibes on USED TO (Club Mix), you'll definitely love her newest deep house jam, On My Way. It has that fast-paced, swift vibration that delivers all the sensations of summer.
Catch Tiffany Likoudis on Instagram and TikTok (@tiffanylikoudis) to stay in the loop of all her upcoming drops; she has planned multiple releases for the months to come! Visit the link below to listen to USED TO (Club Mix).
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If Alice in Chains and The Neighbourhood had a baby, Estrada would be their love child from the musical lovemaking. Taking off with his softly loud dynamic, Estrada is from another sphere on his latest track, Better Off Alone.
He's vocally haunting and audibly majestic, leaving a magnetic trail behind with this shoegazing sensation.
The guitar riff floats through your ears and then sinks into your soul, rhythmically floating within as lightly as a cloud. Whether you walk through isolated fields or overcrowded cities, Better Off Alone sets the tone for any scene, wrapping you into a blissful loop as you come to terms with the fact that maybe, just maybe, you're better off alone.
For a split second, time stands completely still.
"Better Off Alone just happened while recording and jamming. I just played the main riff to the song and liked how it sounded and the feeling it gave. From there, the song naturally formed". - Estrada
Estrada stands out from the crowd, proving to be a wholehearted musician with most of his tracks being self-produced, including Better Off Alone, which also had a bit of help from Jane Noise.
He could be, he might be...artistically invincible.
If you're in the Cali region - specifically Los Angeles, we have fantastic news for you, as Estrada will perform more live shows in the area! As for the rest of us who can't physically be present, an EP followed by an album launch will be released later in the year.
We're in no rush to slide out of this psychedelic chokehold Estrada has us in.
Consider us official Foogazers as we keep Better Off Alone on our Spotify rotation - you can too, by tapping the link below.
We want you to unwind, slow your breath, silence the external chaos and surrender to the peace you're about to feel when you listen to the ethereal smoothness of Autmn Rains on I Just Want You off her latest album, You Know, I Can’t Stay.
I Just Want You transports your being into the human experience when Oxytocin enters the chat; Autmn Rains explores the raw impulses and emotions first encountered when someone catches your interest and sonically delivers gentle, dreamy-like tones.
"I usually structure my projects intentionally to tell a story through the track list order, and this one was no different. I wanted to have the beginning tracks show where two people are starting their relationship, so “I Just Want You” is the first official record to start the story. As we get towards the end of the project, we learn that after everything, although the person wants to stay, they can’t because life is pulling them in another direction". - Autmn Rains
Autmn Rains and producer Lxndxnave blend their creative chemistry into an elemental softness that melodically twinkles on their R'n'B oasis, I Just Want You.
"I always work closely with producer Lxndxnave on all my projects, and he executively produced the EP, “You Know, I Can’t Stay”, that this song appears on. This was one of those beats he had made while messing around one day. I guess it was just a vibe that we were able to build off to tell the story; he is big on making the production exciting and unexpected, including the voicemail he recorded just after the first hook". - Autmn Rains
She's the artist you'll be playing all year round with her ability to be musically unlimited and the perfect accompaniment to many occasions, moods and seasons with her atmospheric harmony.
Since this EP was released, Autmn Rains is back to the drawing board as she creates her next musical odyssey; so that's a heads up for ya'll to lock into her world as we await more.
RUN UP I Just Want You by clicking the link below.