Posts Tagged ‘SWIMS’

March 8, 2018

It always blows my mind that some artists have the time to tend to both a solo career and projects with other gifted artists. Both SAKIMA and AObeats are busy musicians. SAKIMA just released his vibrant synthpop track Death Is In The Air

a few weeks ago. As for talented producer AObeats, he just signed with TEN Music Group & Kobalt Music the other day. Yet, they’ve both found time to reunite as dynamic post-EDM duo SWIMS to give us Over Me, on which the pair again wed their individual styles to perfection. SAKIMA’s smooth sultry crooning glides over jazzy keys and AObeats’ mesmeric future beats production to create a snazzy simmering, airy flickering pop track. There’s no getting over Over Me, that’s for sure. Over Me is available via major platforms, here.

September 18, 2017

“I don’t need a drink to say what’s on my mind, you don’t need excuses, just come over…,” croons SAKIMA with his buttery smooth, waxy sleek vocals as he reunites with AObeats on Excuses as dynamic post-EDM duo SWIMS. That voice cuts pointedly through a minimalist soundscape chiseled out of evocative keys and ghostly beats. The poignancy of Excuses is sensationally palpable, particularly as those elements intertwine more tightly and intensify in urgency as the song progresses. It’s impossible not to feel the song’s lament, or empathize with SAKIMA’s plight, one familiar to anyone who’s been miserably entrapped by that infamous cycle of love, betrayal, and heartbreak. There’s no excuses needed for the next four and a half minutes of your life, it’s okay. Stop everything else you’re doing, and let yourself feel this finely woven, taut riveting combination of future bass, hip hop, and R&B soul. Don’t make excuses for the aching you feel deep inside you, the tears you might shed, or the exultation you may feel in finding rapport in this song. The catharsis it provides helps us heal, and hope anew. Revisit SWIMS’ prior singles on Soundcloud, here.

August 8, 2017

You know those nights, when you arrive at a show or a party, and you tell yourself, “One drink, I’m only going to have one drink and I’m calling it a night.” But then you can’t help but to have more, because heck, these drinks are tasty, and the intoxication is sublime? Well, there’s no listening to SWIMS’ 1 Drink just once, either, it’s far too infectious a sleek swaggering jam. Fortunately for us, it’s not unhealthy to be addicted to SWIMS. 1 Drink might be great nourishment for the soul, too, especially since it’s a black mirror that highlights our own vices and transgressions. Moving Castle co-founder and production whiz AObeats has linked back up with waxy voiced crooner and swooner, Sakima, to give us an imaginative new single drenched in slick sensuous, heady lush vibes. A unique amalgamation of hip hop, electronica, and R&B pop greets our eager ears on SWIMS’ genre defying expedition. Re-visit the pair’s prior jams on Soundcloud, here.

June 20, 2017

The more I listen to SAKIMA’s voice, the more I can’t resist its buttery churned, woolly melting allure. Though we’ve been falling head over heels for the genre bending buzz artist’s music as of late, let’s not forget that we were first introduced to him via his other brilliant project, SWIMS, on which he consorts with Moving Castle co-founder and production auteur AOBeats to give us sublime treats like this new single, AM 2 DM. The summery electronica meets

warm, fleecy future R&B/pop ballad is a sanguine pining dream. AOBeats’ light breezy, lambent prancing production and SAKIMA’s smooth cooing leaves us glowing and flushed on this hot June night. You can find AM 2 DM on iTunes, here.

December 5, 2016

MOOSIQ MOSAIC : 12.01.2016 – 12.02.2016

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December 3, 2016

We already know we’re in for one heck of a ride from the get go when we first plunge into Ride. It glowers darkly and whirls ominously before SWIMS’ emotive gripping voice kicks in. Deep resounding bass builds quite the white knuckled backdrop for this moody pining, somber aching electro R&B ballad. As it turns out, I’ve just learned despite falling for SWIMS’ music for quite some time now that the London based project is a collaboration between Moving Castle co-founder and producer AObeats alongside singer and producer SAKIMA. No wonder I’ve been drawn to their sound together. In many ways, SWIMS’ Ride and plenty of their other tense transfixing tunes have reminded me of EDEN gone The Weeknd and Drake. SWIMS has a debut EP in the works to look forward to. In the meantime, you can purchase Ride now from iTunes.

October 19, 2016

MOOSIQ MOSAIC : 10.14.2016 – 10.16.2016

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October 15, 2016

Alt R&B and sultry sooty pop has been a pervasive movement lately in the indie scene. There are some days when it seems all that I encounter is music of this lot. London’s SWIMS has managed to stand out in the crowd with their posh smoldering music. They add to their slowly growing list of rousing bedroom electro R&B gems with Lovers Like You, a gauzy simmering, seductive swaying tune with deeply hypnotic hip hop beats. Lovers Like You will take you to the late hours of the night no matter when you listen to it. Its smoky tendrils and SWIMS’ molten crooning are carnal intoxicating. Now that SWIMS has three stellar songs out and about, fans must be hoping for an EP. Re-visit their prior songs on Soundcloud.

August 11, 2016

MOOSIQ MOSAIC : 08.09.2016

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August 10, 2016

London duo SWIMS first surfaced earlier this year with a caressing array of hip hop and R&B on Bedrooms earlier this year. They’re back with more of those cottony vibes on posh new jam Twice. Though snappy and sharp, Twice is also a smooth gyrating suitor. It imprisons us in its swaggering sensual folds, enveloping us with electrifying libido. Their raw emotive vocals evoke EDEN, but accompanied by jagged beats and smoky smoldering heat. Twice is out now on iTunes.