Repost Rewind Vol. IV: Our Monthly Round-up Of The Nicest Vibes
Welcome back to Repost Rewind! Our fourth edition celebrates the twilight of the summer that never really was, an international smorgasbord of nice vibes highlighting the wonderful universe of creators whose music we’ve been blessed to distribute.
Check out 10 stand-out tracks that pleased our collective eardrums below.
Think your music should make our list? All tracks are taken from creators using Repost by SoundCloud to distribute their work. We listen to every submission, so if your track passes quality checks & our team likes what they hear, it’s eligible to be selected in future editions.
Kyle Dion – “That Don’t Mean A Thing”
If the music of Prince and Anderson .Paak are brought to mind, you know you’re on to a winner. Slick, groovy and irresistibly catchy, Kyle Dion’s “That Don’t Mean A Thing” combines crystalline rare groove with the loftiest pop influences to killer effect.
Bugseed – “Rusty Ships”
Instrumental hip-hop mastery from Tokyo, “Rusty Ships” is a shining example of looping as an artform. Wistful and tastefully arranged jazz loops alternate between two phrasings, sounding more powerful each time they return.
Ivohé – “QUÉDATE”
“QUÉDATE,” which serves as the finale of Ivohé’s quarantine series, is the epitome of lockdown dreaming. With vocals that skip across a bed of glitchy R&B, Ivohé turns introspective as she whisks us away on a cloud of alt-pop.
These Kids Are Nice– “Landing”
With “Landing” sounding like it’s been pulled from the latest Hyperdub compilation, the Los Angeles-based artist These Kids Are Nice blesses us with his deep and textured 2-step. Percussion skitters across a backdrop of serene synths as he builds a track that’s both rich and elaborate from a collection of minimalist motifs.
riela – “mala maña”
Aesthetically and stylistically reminiscent of ‘90s R&B, riela’s Latin pop carves out a niche of its own. The SoundCloud Quality Control team has been seduced by her slick Spanish vocals, which simultaneously transports us to Latin America and back in time.
HEIGHTS – “(Will I Be) Waiting Forever”
HEIGHTS turns on the nostalgia as she digs deep into memories of lost love. Tender and honest, her sweet and dulcet tones stir up a whole lot of emotions and provide the perfect soundtrack to our wistful post-lockdown reflections.
The Bird Watching Society – “Coming Up”
The Bird Watching Society blend introspective melodies, lo-fi production and a driving bassline in “Coming Up,” a chill, end-of-summer tune for those shorter evenings and cooler temperatures.
Caldera – “Infinite Beginnings”
Brighton’s Caldera glides in with a slice of oceanic, dub-infused broken beat. Incredible detailing, progression and a more deft musical touch (than most in the same sphere possess) all combine to elevate this track into special realms.
Corroid – “Rohe Rückstände”
The QC team is based in Berlin so it was only a matter of time before we featured some techno. Corroid reminds us of the cataclysmic, punishing and dystopian force that techno is capable of, in what feels like a fitting time to reminisce about booming basement clubs.
We end this month’s edition with the track that closes New Mexico-based Shane McCullough’s latest album, an array of emotions and style that siphon into five minutes and 16 seconds. What initially ventures out as a melancholy hip-hop shuffler, the intensity and darkness grows steadily until a breaking point, before it’s bathed in cinematic redemption.