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Dallas-based producer capshun is making a statement with the release of his debut EP OKAMI. Inspired by his affinity for Southeast Asian culture, the EP encapsulates a myriad of emotions and sounds, solidifying capshun’s bright future as an artist. From the picturesque “Rage” to the effortlessly beautiful vibes in “Destiny,” capshun’s OKAMI EP has something for everyone. 

“Okami is an alternate name for Ametersu, who, in Japanese Shinto religion is seen as the goddess of the sun and the universe. There is a japanese Folk tale where Okami walks the earth as a wolf deity and brings miracles and basically saves Japan from destruction. I wanted to create a world that brings the elements of the goddess to life through sound.” – capshun

capshun is one of the hottest new talents on the scene. His genre-defying sound has already gained support from big name artists like What So Not, Boombox Cartel, The Chainsmokers, Alexander Lewis, San Holo, UZ, and notice from platforms like Majestic Casual, Insomniac, Deadbeats and Heroic. capshun is also one of the creators and curators of Bonsai, an artist collective which is quickly becoming one of the premiere groups for experimental electronic music.

For years, the Alchemy compilations have helped establish Confession as the industry-wide flagship for exclusive cuts from some of house music’s most promising, underground talent. Having kicked off the near year and decade with the release of the Alchemy VI compilation, Tchami and his globally-recognized Confession imprint are closing the curtain on the iconic series with the next installment, The Final Alchemy. There’s a little bit of everything in The Final Alchemy, ranging from the hard-hitting bass in Confession favorite MASTERIA & AceMyth’s “Do It,” the breakbeat vibes in ZOOTH & ESH’s “Ride or Die,” and the seductive vocal samples and rhythm prevalent throughout JC Ordonez’ “Bounce That.” 

Dive into the full tracklist and check out the compilation below:

Brand new quartet of songs out now from Bad Honey, the South East London-based soul-pup duo. Delicate, dreamy, and positively dropping with sweet, succulent sauce, their Awake Tonight EP drops amidst much anticipation. Having already released the singles “Easily” and “Circles” earlier this year, Bad Honey looks to make their claim as arguably one of the must-watch talents of the year. 

Hotel Garuda is back with his new single “Mutual,” a follow up to “Head In The Trees” last year. Out now on Mom+Pop music, “Mutual” is an excellent indicator of his desire and ability to expand his skill set from DJ/producer to singer/songwriter, once again flexes his smooth vocal chops in his new single. “Mutual” continues the trend of reflective, vocal-driven songs from the LA-based artist, each providing a contextual look into what he’s been through in both his career and personal life to date. “Mutual is a song that describes a gap in communication, a distance between two people that is less physical than it is emotional,” he shares, “I thought it would be interesting to write about the feeling of wanting someone and being wanted by them, without any of the certainty of a monogamous relationship.”

Joining the expanding ranks of Next Wave’s forthcoming compilation, native Californian singer-songwriter Casey Mattson is back with “Disappear,” a lo-fi banger about the journey of finding and losing love, following the 2019 release of his single “Nothing Compares 2 U”. 

“Disappear” is the third single from Mattson, the multi-instrumentalist and producer/writer of Oliver Tree’s “Alien Boy.” Casey’s rich atmospheric vocals are supported by down-tuned acoustic guitars, bold sub basses and warm electronic drums. Written and recorded at Mattson’s house in Los Angeles, this is a ballad about the longing for someone that you remember fondly but know you can never experience again.

Following his recent Xuitcasecity collaboration “Rich & Sad,” PLVTINUM has returned with another stunning original. Featuring hip-hop sensation Lil Aaron, “Girls On The Internet” is a witty and critical analysis of society’s social media habits, much to the tune of Blackbear or Gianni & Kyle. Toying with the line between early 2000’s pop punk and modern top 40 sensibilities, this emo-leaning trap ballad explores the downfalls of meeting girls on social media.