From drum ‘n’ bass to chillwave, these five tracks by local artists feature smooth beats, vocals, and melodies that’ll get you relaxed in no time. 1. HiFidality – “Say Love” Much like a chef who knows how to use every ingredient to create a culinary masterpiece, producer HiFidality knows how to blend different sounds and genres to create four minutes of aural magic. His beautiful chill-out track “Say Love” combines elements of jazz, trip-hop, and trap, along with thumping 808s, crisp snares, and rolling harp riffs. Keep an eye on this guy; his production is top-notch. 2. Anjelihs – “Youniverse” The most accurate way to describe Anjelihs’s “Youniverse”? Pure art. The minimalist production allows the vocals to stand out in all their ethereal wonder, and popping arpeggiated twinkles give a feel of playing amongst the stars of the universe. This one’s a gem. 3. YDIMITU – “Playboy” “Playboy” by YDIMITU is one of those songs that you can listen to in any kind of mood, happy or sad. A simple drum beat and thick piano chords set the foundation of the song, while reverb-y vocals ride the crest. The hihat cymbal on the offbeat in between the percussion also creates a head-bob effect, making it a perfect song to relax to. 4. Tinashe – “2 On” (Robokid Version) This hybrid drum ‘n’ bass-trap flip is a beautiful example of how fast-paced tracks can be chill all the same. The rolling bassline that complements the song’s chord progression gives the record an emotionality, which, when combined with the chopped lo-fi vocals, creates the ideal soundtrack to a windows-down car ride. 5. AERS – “Blue Tempest” Never be a prisoner of your own style. Any genre and song can evoke emotion and soothe the soul — which is why “Blue Tempest” by Berklee alum AERS made it on this list. A mainly acoustic track featuring guitar plucking and soft vocals, “Blue Tempest” is dark and melancholic. It sends the listener on a flowing journey without the use of percussion and drums, proving that non-electronic tracks can be just as smooth. Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window) Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.