Flume- “Insane” ft. Moon Holiday (Sebastian Carter Edition)

“Insane” is one of my favorite tracks by Flume, and Seabstian Carter has put out some great remixes this year, so I was excited to see him release this one. It’s a subtle, but very skillfully produced remix; the general vibe is more along the lines of chill/downtempo house, and the tempo is slightly faster than the original. The gently pulsating beats manage to be both hypnotically enticing and a little relaxing at the same time.

Stream it below, and if you like what you hear, it’s available as a free download via a link on the Soundcloud page.

Dawn Golden- “Still Life” video

Dawn Golden, a solo side project of Houses’ Dexter Tortoriello, released one of the best, most overlooked albums of this year. You can get a taste for his uniquely hazy, distorted, and darkly blissed out brand of indie rock/electronica by watching the recently released video for the album’s title track, “Still Life.”

If you like Houses or other artists whose work is in a similar vein, such as Active Child, How To Dress Well, or James Blake, “Still Life” is definitely worth your attention.

Slow Magic- “Hold Still”

I tend to be pickier about electronic music as opposed to rock, and Slow Magic makes just the kind of electronic music that suits my tastes. It’s a little on the chiller side, flows in a casually intriguing way, makes minimal use of vocals, and tends to layer and stagger the beats and sounds to make the composition feel varied, balanced, and well thought out. His tracks are intricately detailed and carefully produced. And the arrangement he has laid out with this latest track, “Hold Still,” has a subtle way of enticing the listener to dive deep into the soundscape and get carried by the rather unpredictable currents that move it along.

Slow Magic will release his new album, “How To Run Away,” on September 9 via Downtown Records. You can pre-order it here smarturl.it/SlowMagicRunAway

“Atomos VI”- A Winged Victory For The Sullen

This latest composition by A Winged Victory For The Sullen, the collaborative duo of L.A. composer Dustin O’Halloran and Stars Of The Lid founder Adam Wiltzie, is a dark, yet gentle cinematic soundscape that’s at once haunting, captivating, and soothing. It presents the listener with a beautiful balance of dynamics that heighten the drama and the storyline that plays out within the instrumentation.

Bonobo- “Duals”

Bonobo has always been one of my go to artists for “late night chill out” music that stands out among the massive amount of bland, forgettable stuff that exists in that genre. And while this new track, “Duals,” doesn’t exactly disappoint, it’s not nearly as compelling or as interesting as the material from his 2013 album “The North Borders.” Still, with its smooth, rather simple arrangements, it is a great track to put on late at night when you’re in the mood for something chill, but just a little bit funky and hypnotic.

Kleerup & Lykke Li- “Until We Bleed” (JacM Remix)

I was delighted to stumble upon a slightly more chilled out remix of one of my favorite electropop songs, Kleerup and Lykke Li’s “Until We Bleed,” which was originally released in 2009. JacM has given the track a softer, slower beat, which works quite well with Lykke Li’s vocals.

If you’re into chill electronic music with vocals or if you’ve been loving Lykke Li’s new album, you’ll want to check this one out for sure.

Mat Kerekes- “Forgiveness”

Citizen frontman Mat Kerekes just released a self-titled solo EP through Synergy Records. It has a sparse, folky, emotive sound that’s quite a departure from his work with Citizen. The songs “Forgiveness” and “Reach” are infused with subtle string arrangements that make this short piece of work sound even sweeter. If you like lyrically driven, bare bones acoustic music, with earnest, unpolished vocals, you’ll definitely appreciate this EP.

Stream “Forgiveness” below and purchase the EP through iTunes

SOHN “Red Lines”

I don’t know how I haven’t heard this SOHN song before, but it might be my favorite out of everything he’s released thus far. It’s especially downtempo/chill, and the soothing, steady beat accompanies his smooth, soulful vocals so nicely. Perfect contemplative, late night listening.