Jerusalem-based new artist SWUM (stylized SwuM.) quickly grabbed our attention with his innovative beats and lo-fi production that’s putting a unique spin on his hip-hop influenced and ambient instrumentals. The young producer recently released a new EP, illloud 2 (which we HIGHLY recommend getting), while his blissed-out yet playful style will totally serve as your next chill-out soundtrack from here on out. Read on to discover the refreshing new sounds of SwuM—



Grab your headphones and allow yourself to be swept away by the skittering beat, euphoric atmospherics, and echoing strings that are featured on his track, “Lucid.” Ghostly sampled “oohs” add a hypnotic and almost haunting vibe to the track, while the intricate beat stays true to his hip-hop influence. It’s a short and solid track that I’ll keep coming back to.



After the track’s awesome ‘Gummo’-sampled intro (“sellin’ candy, gettin’ money”…words to live buy IMO), “Gwop” becomes a totally mystical, trance-inducing track that you’ll become totally obsessed with. Music box-inspired chimes, fuzzy drum machine beats, and lo-fi production carry the track throughout its 2 minute duration.



“Cocaina” is a hazy, laid back track that will have you humming along to the track’s sing-song melody, as sampled vocals calmly declare, “fuck the police.” Winding and ticking beats, ambient electronics, and some day dream-inducing sounds make it easy to drift away. In other words, put this track on the next time you’re feeling stressed out and become invincible as you run out of cares to give!

Check out more of SwuM’s tracks on his SoundCloud page, and follow him on Twitter here.

And if you want even more BitCandy-approved new music in your life, we’ve got you covered.


About Erin Crider

Erin Crider eats, breathes, and sleeps pop culture. If you have a question about a one-hit wonder from the ‘90s or need help remembering lines from a SNL skit, she’s your girl. When she isn’t lurking the internet, she's either going to a show or hanging out at Disneyland. Erin lives in Southern California and has a B.A. in Creative Writing from Cal State Long Beach.