Odd situation… end of Downtempo Artists Group

As you may know, I usually use my Downtempo Artists Group on Soundcloud to find new tracks, so I can post them on Sifot. The thing is… Soundcloud has put groups to an end. So I don’t know how I’m gonna find songs from emerging artists as easy as it was before… I mean, I’m sure there are plenty of them out there, but I also had thousands of submissions. People who are willing to submit a track to a group will probably be willing to let me post their content. Sifot only posts content previously authorized by the artists, otherwise it would be way more posts on it.

Well… I guess I’ll try to talk with bands and artists who I’m friends with, hoping this helps Sifot to a point where other artists may want to submit their work directly.

So, if you want to be featured on Sifot, send me an email to contact@sifot.net! Warning: this is a personal blog/site, meaning I will only post tracks that speaks to me. But I will obviously listen to all your submissions.

Thank you all!

#Special 20 Davide Gravato -Handpan Freestyle

Yeah, “it’s mi, Mario!”. Don’t know if everybody is going to get that, but what I was trying to say was: yes…that’s me in the video. I was expecting to post something else, but with work and study, I couldn’t arrange to post another’s musician/band video.

In this video, somewhere filmed in 2015, I went to the Pedra Azul’ Park (ES-Brazil) to relax, and end up filming an improvisation on my handpan. This stone is known for changing color up to 36 times per day. It’s not easy to see from the angle on the video, but there is a smaller stone on it that resembles a lizard. So that’s it… hope you enjoy.

Artist – Davide Gravato
Song/video – Freestyle/ improvisation
Genre: Handpan music / Metal music / Other
Source: ME (daahh)

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#19 Gustavsite – Sade

Hey hey! Are you sade? No, really…are you? I don’t know what does “sade” mean, but I’m happy with it (god, I’m terrible with jokes). So, Sade is the track I’m bringing you today. It was made by Gustavsite, from France. Just, to clarify, I really don’t know what “sade” means. After checking in google translator, no english or french was working for me. Google told me to check it in swedish. It seems that it means “say” (like someone “said” something), but I don’t think Gustavsite wanted to express anything in swedish lol. Forgot to ask.

Anyways… I don’t know about you, but I love downtempo related tracks with sax. Obviously I liked this one. But the whole song is cool, so even if you aren’t crazy with saxs as I am, you can still check it out.

Artist – Gustavsite
Song – Sade
Genre – Downtempo / Storyteller / Sade song? (Not sad…I’m just really bad with jokes)
Source – Downtempo Artists Group

You can follow Gustavsite’s work at:
Soundcloud 

Gustavsite was clear about all his tracks being free for download, so this is no exception:

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#18 Arctween – Get Moving!

I know, I know… you guys are like “wow…two posts within the same week?”. Improvements my friends, improvements. Well, today I bring you a kind of special entry, because music that belongs to friends must be supported as much as our favorite artists. Even more! At the same time I’m far from making any favor, and you’ll see why. So, this track comes from Portugal (I suppose) and it was made by Arctween, or if you prefer, Tito Romão. Tito used to skate with me back in 2004/2005 (inline skating mostly). He was always connected with and to music and if you are Portuguese, you may recognize him from the band Salto.

Anyways… Arctween is, for what I’ve understood, an experimental project. I can’t tell you exactly what to expect, so I recommend you to go and follow his project if you like what you’re about to hear. Overall I’ve found his first Soundcloud featured song really solid, liking specially the bass line and how the whole song slowly grows. It is better for you to get moving and listen to it:

Artist – Arctween
Song – Get Moving!
Genre – Eletronic / Experimental / Moving song? (understand that as you please haha)
Source – While talking with Tito

Follow Arctweem’s work at:
Soundcloud

While you can listen to the song for free, the track is downloadable (odd word, right?) for just 1€ at his Bandcamp:

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#17 Anjero – Air / 100 likes on FB

Hey ma people! First of all we have reached +100 likes on Sifot’s Facebook page. I know it is not much, but it is still important to me. I used this blog/site without a schedule nor a sense of obligation when posting. Just check the counting… we are at the 17th post hehehe. Anyway, I just want to thank you all =)

Today’s track is from Anjero from Russia. In fact I’m making a song with Anjero, although it’ been a while since I worked on it. The track I bring you makes me remember why I like Downtempo music. Maybe it’s the harmony of it, or the nice layers of sounds which makes me float. It relaxes me, but at the same time makes me enter in a kind of brainstorming, motivating me to do something. And these aren’t mere words, or some cliche review… but what nice downtempo makes me feel.

Artist – Anjero
Song – Air
Genre – Downtempo / Eletronic / Aerial music?
Source – Downtempo Artists Group

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Soundcloud | Twitter 

The good news is that you can listen and legally download the track for free. I’ve already done it:

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