‘Pacific’ the new album by Alific invites the listener to an upbeat journey of reflective, sentimental chill sounds. Very different from some of the mainstage EDM acts, he ignores the trends to offer something from deep within.
Whether discovering the album on a lazy Sunday beach afternoon, or experiencing the unique sounds during yoga sessions, Pacific eases the mind with flair.
Alific originally comes from a background as a reggae musician, but ached to do something different. The past couple of years he went through a lot of ups and downs and the new direction he took for Pacific reflects that. Consisting mostly of chill-out instrumentals, the album features some very special guests…
Alific: “The album has some cool hidden collaborations. Frank Mitchell Jr. (Thievery Corporation’s Sax player) played flute on ‘Downtown’ and sax on ‘Faded Times’ when I was living in DC back in late 2013. We were practicing for a live set and while in the studio, I asked him to just quickly freestyle over a few new beats I had. He played 3 separate takes of flute over “Downtown” and then played 3 separate takes on “Faded Times”. I kind of didn’t think much of the tracks at the time and didn’t come back to mix them until 1 year later. Sometimes, the best stuff comes from sporadic and spur of the moment takes.
J Smiles (Bass player for The Movement) plays bass and guitar on “Faded Times” and we recorded his takes in various hotels rooms while on a national tour with The Movement in 2014 . Sam Dechenne (trumpet for John Brown’s Body) plays trumpet on “Bliss”. And my dad plays main keys on “Citizen of the Sun”, and “Faded Times.”
As a big fan of all types of music. Alific grew up listening to jam bands and then got into reggae in his college years. You can still hear the influence of reggae with small hints of it on the new album. While he was living in DC and Vegas, Alific got a new appreciation for dance music – specifically the chill-out and downtempo variety. While on the road touring with bands the past three years, Alific sporadically created and produced some of the album’s tracks.
Alific: “When each one was separately completed I felt that it was too far of a different musical direction to put out as an “Alific” track so I put them all on the shelf until I finally had enough of them to create a full album. At first I thought of releasing it under a different name. Many people suggested releasing the album under a different name since it didn’t really fit into my previous album genres of the reggae-rock influence. However, this is as good a representation of me as anything else. I wanted to show people I’m a producer at heart. One that has a very diverse musical taste.”
As a fan of music from childhood, Alific started out playing piano for 9 years and then moved to Bass guitar in his teens. In college he became fascinated by producing and it was not much later when he started producing albums for the numerous bands. His passion slowly started to shift from live musician in bands to music producer. It wasn’t until he moved to DC where he found himself with no friends or band and only time to produce music. He had a bunch of songs completed but didn’t know what to do with them all so he decided to just release them independently and came up with the name Alific. Since then he has released 3 full length albums with Pacific being the fourth one.
Available as a free download on Soundcloud (mp3 only) and worldwide on iTunes. All other digital outlets will follow July 29th for high quality.
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FIIN Bridges Groove And Emotions On Deep House Single “Days Like This”
Miami’s FIIN returns with “Days Like This,“ a euphonious Deep House single perfect for those after-hours vibes. Opening with a steady four on the floor bassline, FIIN weaves in enigmatic melodies and cinematic synths over a sultry vocal sampling; the result is both, emotive and dancefloor-friendly, making “Days Like This” an ideal track to play for grooving to or easy listening. The new release follows FIIN’s hot streak in 2020, which includes his previously released singles “Wild Trees,” “Still In The Storm,” “Le Crocodile,” and “Everything,” all on Ultra Records. Press play on “Days Like This” and allow FIIN to whisk you away to the dark dance floor of your dreams.
FIIN earned his stripes as the youngest resident of Heart Nightclub and played alongside the best world-class DJs. Since then, he has impromptu b2b sets with Paco Osuna, Marco Faraone, Hot Since 82, Technasia, Butch, Bontan, and Sis. FIIN’s music combines a sexy, smooth, and groovy style with an upbeat techy rhythm. He takes risks and succeeds with originality. Tropical rhythms, warm synth lines, melodic grooves, and funky textures come together in masterful style. FIIN’s hunger and drive are outmatched only by his love for the scene. It’s all or nothing, and nothing was never an option.
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“Fool For You” By Joe Falduto Is Bound To Make Waves On Spotify
Joe Falduto is a 27-year-old music producer from Chicago. Sooner or later, his attention-grabbing single “Fool For You” is about to reach 10K streams on Spotify. I think many agree this sound has the potential to become a Deep House hit. Moreover, Summer Haze really elevates the song substantially with her sultry vocals. This is why I can feel the sincerity and the emotions behind the crude lyrics. Besides the driving basslines, there are rich piano chords throughout the whole sonic gem. Joe is highly influenced by Kaskade’s Redux project, therefore, he takes listeners to the heart of classical-inspired dance cuts. With such a good balance between chill and melodic rhythms, “Fool For You” is also the perfect addition to sunrise sets everywhere. Check this out.
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R3HAB & Winona Oak Drop Euphonious House “Thinking About You”
R3HAB teamed up with rising songstress Winona Oak for his new single “Thinking About You”, which follows in the sonic footsteps of his recent releases with a more melodic and groovy style.
R3HAB teamed up with rising songstress Winona Oak for his new single “Thinking About You”, which follows in the sonic footsteps of his recent releases with a more melodic and groovy style. Winona Oak’s soulful vocals open the track with minimal background production, setting a sultry stage for the rest of the journey. R3HAB weaves in groovy melodies and a gently undulating bassline for the drop, achieving a deep but uplifting sound. With its dreamy-but-danceable sound and Oak’s impressive vocals, “Thinking About You” holds strong radio appeal to fans of dance and pop music alike. Winona Oak is best known for her collaborations with What So Not and The Chainsmokers for the songs “Beautiful” and “Hope,” and recently worked with Robin Schulz on their single “Oxygen.” “Thinking About You” follows R3HAB’s recent pop releases “Miss U More Than U Know” with Sofia Carson and “Besame (I Need You)” with TINI and Reik.
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“Every now and then, you know it. And when I was working on this track, I knew it too. Only one voice could complete the song, and it was Winona Oak’s. She has the voice you recognize immediately. I love the result we achieved with ‘Thinking About You,’ and I hope you do too.” – R3HAB
“‘Thinking About You’ is all about feeling yourself and the sparkling chemistry between two people. I had a lot of fun making this one together with R3HAB and love how it makes you wanna dance, but still has that melancholic vibe to it.” – Winona Oak
Over the last eight years, the Dutch/Moroccan artist Fadil El Ghoul – better known as R3HAB – has established himself as a leader at the forefront of modern electronic music. His talent has been called the “future of the craft” by the likes of Forbes and Billboard, and he’s circuited the globe’s best clubs and festivals, all without the backing of a formal record label. In 2017, R3HAB independently released his debut album “Trouble” through his imprint CYB3RPVNK, which amassed over a half-billion streams globally and officially placed R3HAB among electronic music’s heavy hitters. He made number 14 on DJ Mag’s Top 100 list in 2019, topping the charts with tracks like “Lullaby” and “Hold On Tight,” while his sophomore album “The Wave,” revealing more complex, emotional and experimental layers of himself, has amassed over 250 million streams on Spotify alone. In 2019 R3HAB’s “All Around The World” with A Touch of Class quickly became his biggest ever record already topping 200M streams across platforms and achieving gold & platinum status in 8 countries. It was followed by “Flames,” R3HAB’s collaboration with ZAYN.
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Distract Your Mind By Listening To VAVO’s Sexy Song, “Day N’ Night”
Electronic music duo VAVO surprises us again! Certainly, “Day N’ Night” is a sexy song you want to listen to in order to distract your mind. It’s the type of Deep House music you want to play in your bedroom while invoking feelings of escapism. These creative guys have been artistically active for 3 years, and their dancey jams get better and better. On this occasion, they join forces with singer ZHIKO, who lends his voice to an infectious chorus that will grow on you in a flash. What’s more, smooth transitions provide so much comfort to the ears. Beyond any doubt, “Day N’ Night” is also designed to calm down your lockdown anxieties. Check out the lyric video below.
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Wanna Keep The Party Going? Listen To JP Source’s “Want And Take”
With “Want And Take”, Louisville-based producer JP Source guarantees to keep the party going no matter what. First of all, he unleashes a dancefloor weapon highly useful for Deep House DJs. Likewise, there’s certainly a good mixture of chunky percussion + dreamy soundscapes made for your entertainment at clubs. “Want And Take” is the second release on his fresh label Condiments & Jams, where he demonstrates he has no attempt to hide his love for dense beats. On the other hand, its ceaseless energy is ideal for a trippy late-night affair. Give it a try below and prove it for yourself.
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