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Launchpad: Decompress with this lush downtempo playlist

Launchpad is a playlist series showcasing music we love, hand selected by our staff. The tracks come from both emerging and mainstream artists; it’s all about the quality and the unexpected. If you’d like your music featured in Launchpad, submit it for consideration here

DA Playlist Selects:

Occupanther feat. Plateau Green – “Akira”

Inspired by the organic tone language of Gustav Mahler’s symphonies, Julian Klaas — known musically as Plateau Green — is creating a cerebral niche of dreamy electronica by linking elements of alternative pop with experimental soundscapes and lush instrumentals. Klass had joined forces with the German Occupanter ahead of his debut EP, The Arch of Our Eye’s Orbit, and the release is all too stunning to pass up for the latest Launchpad playlist. If Klaas’ new EP is about the detachment from the human self and finding one’s original state of being, as he’s articulated in a press release, then “Akira” is the grey matter in between. It’s a dazzling venture that transforms nothingness into sheer beauty, channeling the likes of Moderat and solidifying Plateau Green’s rising status in the downtempo realm along the way.

Bearcubs – “Landslide”

London-based Bearcubs is preparing to release his debut album come March 2. Both Bearcub’s sultry vocals and a solid production style are a commanding force, aligning his work with several of contemporary music’s finest soulful crooners like James Blake and King Krule. Bearcubs combined future garage and lo-fi house music in his latest meticulously crafted production “Landslide.” Perhaps his most aptly named work to date, “Landslide” is both an account of his grasp on the nimble state of electronic music and his imminent growth in the musical sphere.


Occupanther feat. Plateau Green – “Akira”
Masserne- “Ouaconisen”
Bearcubs- “Landslide”
Soul Catalyst – “Escape”


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