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  • Filed under: MP3
  • 01/18/2013

First Listen

Astronautica "Cruise"

Young Los Angeles artist Edrina K. Martinez (a.k.a. Astronautica) sent over a cut from her upcoming Replay Last Night album, which Alpha Pup will drop on February 26. "Cruise" sees the 21-year-old producer putting her guitar-playing skills to work, as she allows a handful of muddled strums to drive the slow-grooving tune. Quiet woodblocks and other organic-sounding percussion fill in the relaxed space alongside booming kicks and soft atmospherics. Martinez opts for creating more of a mood than an outright melody on "Cruise," helping to make it a nice pick for a scenic train ride or aimless stroll around town.

Average: 8.2 (164 votes)

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