Bryson Tiller – Let Me Explain (Prod. Phonix)
Exactly four weeks after letting us premiere his excellent remix to “Pon De Replay” by Rihanna, Toronto producer Dom Dias returns with another exclusive. His latest offering is a hard-hitting remix to Nina Simone’s 1965 classic, “Feeling Good”. The track is a departure from the Afrobeat and Caribbean-tinged heaters that Dom has been cooking up lately. Showing off his versatility as a producer, Dom breathes new life and poignancy into the airy vocals, layering them over brooding piano stabs and a heavy horn section while still maintaining the soul of the original record. Stream it below and keep a look out for more of Dom’s music as the summer continues.
ITZSOWEEZEE Spotlight Series highlights the incredibly talented DJs and producers that make up the ITZSOWEEZEE ranks, as well as our extended music family. Each month, we deliver a fresh mix that reflects the diverse style and flavour of our crew. This is an opportunity to “meet” our selectors, enjoy some amazing free music, and understand why we command the respect that we do.
Here at ITZSOWEEZEE, we pride ourselves in our ability to find hidden talent. Whether we’re discovering new sounds through our own digging, music submissions, word-of-mouth, or meeting artists in person – we believe our tastemakers have some of the sharpest ears in the game. And, if you’re a fan of the crew and this website, you most likely agree. It’s with that sense of pride that we present the twenty-sixth edition of our Spotlight Series, brought to you by up-and-coming Milwaukee producer, Triv.
Triv, a self-proclaimed beat cooker, has been cheffing and serving up tracks via SoundCloud for just over twelve months. His music came to the attention of ITZSOWEEZEE co-founder DeMiggs earlier this year, and we were all instantly hooked on his lush and soulful future bass creations. Inspired by Soulection O.G.s like Sango, Dpat, and Atu, Triv released his If Only EP in the Spring, and has followed that project up with some beautifully produced originals (see “What About Us”) and remixes (see “Trust Me”). DeMiggs reached out to Triv almost immediately to lock him in for a Spotlight Series mix, and the result is nothing short of phenomenal. The song selection alone will make you want to keep this mix in heavy rotation, if not on permanent repeat. The release was slightly delayed, due to Triv having to address some personal matters – but we’re happy that he’s coping well, and are stoked that he was able to channel his negative energy into a creation that’s so positive. This mix lends credence to the belief that human beings often produce some of their best work while facing adversity.
I made this mix two days after a really tough breakup. It represents the roller-coaster of emotions I’ve experienced recently. Anxiety, depression, and heartbreak have been kicking my ass lately, and the music in this collection communicates these feelings better than I ever could with words. The assembly of this mix was extremely therapeutic for me and I hope it helps someone else who is also going through some tough times. No matter what happens in my life, music will always be there to make me feel better. Thank you for listening.
Stream below and get the free download here. Tracklist after the jump.
Young Milwaukee producer Triv lets go of a fantastic future bass remix to “Trust Me” by his city-mate, CSYSYK. Think of this as a taste of what’s to come when we release the mix he contributed to our Spotlight Series tomorrow. Get familiar, because you won’t be forgetting his name anytime soon.
Back in March, we brought you Blue Electronica, the highly-anticipated debut EP by UK electronic R&B duo The Code. Now, the group releases two bonus tracks to the project, “Overload” and “Fear”. Listen to both of these tracks in full and get familiar with their incredible sound. Stream below and support via their official website.
Them boys up to something. OVO Sound is simply running R&B right now.
Los Angeles artist Kevin Clarke releases a soulful future R&B cover of Sade’s 1992 classic, “Kiss Of Life”.