Best of DIY Music: December 2019

Tightly tailored for your sonic pleasure, here are the best releases from the underground this month, ranging from lo-fi grunge to the sultriest of r&b.

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SeldomoInsomnia

Sounds like Ty Segall with less shrill

Psychedelic rock intersecting with metal with folk, Insomnia is the latest from Michael A. Corrado‘s project based in Queens, New York City. Released December 6, 2019 independently. Listen via Soundcloud.

AlabasterDemons

imagine two goth Frank Oceans

New-wave indie R&B brought to you by the cunningly smooth duo Alabaster, Demons is the perfect track to play while you sit back, relax, and reflect. Released December 6, 2019 independently. Listen via Spotify.

Link CommonCloud Words

mysterious + meditative house

Cloud Words is a 90’s vibe loop from the producer who runs Clipp.Art. Boasting “undulating pads and angular beats”, this song truly doesn’t disappoint. Released December 8, 2019 independently. Listen via Soundcloud.

def.sound – Tryin

KINDRED TO Kendrick lamar

Ethereal composition frame husky spoken word in Trying. Released December 9, 2019 by Mango Disco. Listen via Soundcloud.

Melting Order – Heal Your Scars

positive jazztronica

Psych major/Italian composer Melting Order created this song with Paige Ardill of BonFire Records entirely with analogue synthesizers. Released December 10, 2019 independently. Listen via Soundcloud.

Rejoicer – Up In Flames

CHARMING INDIE POP FROM TEL AVIV, ISRAEL

It’s incredible Yuvi Havkin aka Rejoicer peacefully creates music less than 50 miles from the violent protests happening in Gaza. This one’s worth a listen, and it will bring you back to chill bliss, if just for a moment. Released December 6, 2019 from Stones Throw Records. Listen and watch the music video via Youtube.

BisonBisonExpanding

beautiful digital folk

Cold and wintery vibes in gorgeous downtempo, Expanding is a collage of acoustic and electronic elements that embody the storytelling of traditional folk. Released December 12, 2019 Zozaya Records. Listen and watch the music video via Youtube.

TAMU OAKSRed curtains

fans of soulection to the front

Velvety neo-soul debuting from TAMU OAKS that belongs on your private sultry playlist, stat. Released December 13, 2019 independently. Listen via Soundcloud.

Ciggy cover art for Cassiopeia

ciggyCassiopeia

set the mood with this sultry number

This track is not about the Greek mythological queen who was known her extreme vanity, but it comes close.

Ciggy‘s sly lyrics integrate with vocal tones rivaling Thom Yorke and Daniel Caesar tell of a story of a girl. Expertly produced by Ankit Suri with Rohan Nesburg on bass and mixed/mastered by Willie Green, this is not a track to pass up. Follow Ciggy and the team for updates on their new music coming in 2020.
Released December 20, 2019 independently. Listen via Spotify and Apple Music.

fikaOut Of My Head

SOULFUL POP FOR LOVERS

South Londoners fika are back at it with a charming collaborative song about escapism with Brighton DJ/producer El Train. Released December 20, 2019 independently. Listen via Soundcloud.

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