LAYLA is a London-based artist who makes melancholic indie pop. Dimond Saints, on the other hand, are a pair of Oakland producers who make “future beats & bass aka that sweet drip drop.” An unlikely pairing, perhaps, but just wait until you hear the Saints’ rework of her recent single, Smokestacks. The two opposite sides of the spectrum have combined for a touching jam that is perfect late-night listening material, and it’s absolutely free.
The rework has already landed the #1 spot on the HypeMachine chart, and for good reasons. Dreamy and evocative, the song weaves a passionate dance around LAYLA’s ethereal vocals. Combining a soulful bassline with an emphatic drum section, Dimond Saints pull you in immediately and refuse to let go. If future soul is your bag, then this has all the makings of a modern classic. Grab the free download here.