SWANO's 10 [Volume 3] pt.3

Curated by Imani Wj Wright 
Here at SwanoDown, we listen to a ton of music on a DAILY basis. And during these days, of course, there are standout tracks. Below you'll find the 10 compositions we feel you should check out tonight, (or soon). We find these artists to be the most cutting-edge. And oh yeah, this is in no particular order... You decide!
Compositionally gifted artists like Cady Finlayson, Hideyuki Hashimoto, and Baraka, are all featured today.

Cady Finlayson- Coilsfield House

One of the very beauties of great Classical music is the precision involved. Oxford Languages defines Classical Music as: "serious or conventional music following long-established principles..." Do you know what word sticks out to me most there? Serious. Cady Finlayaon's precision on "Coilsfield House" exceedingly withholds the genre's standards. The violin and piano complement one another and speak to the audience as if they were human voices.

Fluffy Ruffles- Fluffy Fluff Fluff

A funky bassline out the gate gets this piece rocking! Later accompanied with lead guitar and drums, "Fluffy Fluff Fluff" is engineered with an openness and intimate tone, making you feel as if you're in the room, sitting in the back. Kick your feet up and enjoy the show, or jam session even....

Erigeneia- Beyond (Gold Edition)

Step into another galaxy when you turn this piece on. By the way, I wrote that line before seeing the cover art. As I was saying, Erigeneia goes out on a limb, creating an evidently spacy track, with several sounds moving at the speed of a comet, and melodies as slow as the Earth turning on its axis.

Hideyuki Hashimoto- Breath

This piece is absolutely beautiful from top to bottom, and I can hear this being paired with many occasions. Weddings... Putting your newborn to sleep... Its tranquil atmosphere created by Hashimoto's piano play is inviting.

Biiig Stretch- Can’t Breathe

Biiig Stretch is one of the guys who just has it. His ability to create engaging atmospheric melodies and rhythms rarely fails. And, on this track, he still doesn't disappoint. 

Baraka- Sunday Drive

Need a head-rocking instrumental for your next freestyle? Need a chill track for a late night ride? This joint is for you. With a layering of resonating bass, well-placed vocal samples, and silky melody, Sunday Drive, is an easygoing listen.

Mark Hoffen- OPH

I heard this, and immediately got on my feet. My parents are huge fans of this style of House. Blue Six and Ian Pooley vibes. Turn this on and be ready to sweat! My goodness, the soft vocals over such steady percussion is a beautiful decision. 

ODOLA- Liberty City

Have you all ever listened to Outkast's classic album, Aquemini? If not, I highly recommend it. Track #15 is titled "Liberation," and the last word you hear on the 8:46 long composition is "Libertard'" meaning: Freedom. Not only is it the last word, but it echoes several times in the distance. That message of independence is one that must be driven home for listeners. With the freeness, and open energy present here on "Liberty City," ODOLA creates their own lane to societal emancipation.

Simestase- Dance of the Fall 

Simestase makes sure to live up to this piece's title. I'm currently in my house, with the heat on, and sitting not too far from the fireplace. All I'm missing is a dance partner to slow dance with. Lovely bass, guitar, and light percussion will have your living room in a cocoon of  subtle charms.

Sofiane Pamart- Nara

We can see this piece doing incredibly well with sync licensing. When I tell you there are so many visual scenes that this composition can accompany, that's no exaggeration. Movies, commercials, TV Shows, you name it.. Sofiane's piano performance is artistically versatile. 


Prismic Delight- Star Burn

If you'd like to add a good retro, 70s-esque vibe to your day, Prismic Delight may have a tune for you. "Star Burn" develops with confident melodies, guitar, and breakdowns.

Pascal Junior- Touch my Soul
12*I'm still recovering from how hard I've been dancing to this song the past few days. This joint right here is next level. From the vocal samples, percussions, and structuring, Pascal Junior gives us something to blast continuously through our speakers and headphones. Touch My Soul, isn't a piece you should listen to on medium volume, no way, turn that thing up! 

1 comment

  • Cady Finlayson

    What a nice variety of music! Thank you for the mention.

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