The Month-Long Hiatus Has Ended — Hallelujah

Whoa, it’s been a while.

Easily the longest radio silence in the history of thatbeatjuice.

2+ weeks out of the country, no backup. Some projects to catch up on. What could I do?

I know I missed some quality tracks (😒), but I’ll do my best to recap the ones I heard and liked.

good 2 be back.


Aminé – La Danse (Prod. by Kaytranada)

Prob my favorite cut from this month-long absence. Aminé goes full verbal assault on a Kaytranada beauty. 2 minutes of pure energy.


ZHU x AlunaGeorge – Automatic

BBC Radio 1 with the goods. Two big names, one big track. Dark flavors on the production side and seductive vocals from Aluna and ZHU –> win.


WILDE – Aurora

Toronto’s WILDE impress with this piece of pained, downtempo, indie-pop. We like the synths. We like the raw emotion. We like “Aurora” in general. Bass kick at the 1:48 is divine.


dd elle – kind 2 u

dd elle’s “kind 2 u” was a surprise find on the SoundCloud stream. Experimental, electro-pop with light vocals and airy instrumentation. Think something off of Youth Lagoon’s The Year of Hibernation.


90 Pounds of Pete – Black Card

Cali cruisin’ on the Pacific Coast Highway. Off to some hip party with friends. Energy on the rise. Queue this up. Free download in the player.


Tory Lanez x BenZel – INITIATION

Tory Lanez jumps on this BenZel-produced beauty and delivers another classic for your weekend playlist.


The Magician – Magic Tape 54

First Magic Tape in 2 months? Yeah. I was waiting for this one. As usual, The Magician came ready to play. Young Brits got some play, with Shannon Saunders and Raleigh Ritchie tracks making an appearance. Plus a notable mashup/remix of Missy Elliott’s “Sock It To Me” and The Fugees’ “Ready Or Not”. Free download here.


Louis the Child feat. K. Flay – It’s Strange

Louis the Child and K. Flay team-up for a power collab in “It’s Strange”. With 1.13 million plays over 11 days on the Cloud, “It’s Strange” has ballooned from poppy electro-cut to full-fledged hit. You’d be silly not to press ►


Lostboycrow – Powers

Lostboycrow back with another strong effort in “Powers”. I’m not sure if anything will ever top his debut “HiyHiy” — one of my top tracks of the year — but this latest bit of pop has LBC’s impressive voice on full display. Free download here.


Doe Paoro – Nostalgia (RAC Remix)

RAC with one of his best efforts of late. A little edgy with some darker tones, “Nostalgia” is a nice changeup. Not your typical, jubilant RAC mix, but killer all the same.

KAMAU – Jusfayu feat. No Wyld



*song ends. left speechless.*

KAMAU has me floored. Numerous repeats. Head bobs of acknowledgement. Near dancing on top of this coffee shop table.

“Jusfayu” is easily one of the freshest tracks of the past few years and I don’t even have to think twice in saying that.

Chameleonesque in the personalities he assumes on this masterpiece, KAMAU is a one-man wrecking ball.

Vocal percussionist. Soulful lead. Swagger-filled rapper. Melodic backup singer. KAMAU does it all and the product couldn’t be better.

This is what talent sounds like.

shy kids – ® o c k e t s


In an indie music world saturated by electro and synth pop, standout music can be hard to find. Not that we don’t like that type of pop, but it’s always good to get something refreshing.

Enter shy kid’s “® o c k e t s”.

Heavy drum-kit usage, electric and bass guitars, and raspy in-your-face vocals harken back to a time when “indie music” had a different feel. A time when groups like The Shins, Arcade Fire, and Band of Horses were showing us just how good those sounds could be.

“® o c k e t s” fits that mold and I love it. I hope you will too.

Get your download here.

EDEN – End Credits


Irish producer EDEN (of “XO” fame) brings the heat with “End Credits” (and the entire End Credits EP for that matter).

He’s someone I admit I wish I had followed sooner, but I’m happy to be catching up now.

Electro-soul, layered beats, and tight production. If you’re in the mood for that, press play.

Free download here.