We’re getting back into Pandora Internet Radio again. We’ve got an awesome set of stations, at the top of which is our Holy Other station (no surprises there). I doubt there’s a soul alive among the first-world countries who hasn’t at least heard of genre-based internet radio, and probably a good chunk of those souls are avid Pandora users. Both their library and algorithm are simply phenomenal, and we have all discovered some great stuff via Pandora. Today, while getting some mundane work done, this chilled out jam by Manchester minimalist dubstep producer Synkro played on our Holy Other station, and our ears all instantly perked up. Despite the fact that you can kind of tell that “Open Arms” is probably the kind of tune that unfortunately ends up being filed away on one of those various seedy fifty-track no-name electronic compilations, we believe that it is truly a cut above the competition. An early nineties electronic piano loops throughout the length of the track, buffeted about by a sharp downtempo beat (see: Beaumont) and a series of soulful vocal samples. The overall atmosphere of Synkro’s “Open Arms” brings to mind the overused imagery present in melodramatic early nineties music videos: the soft focus, the flowing, all white wardrobes, the set with fake windows in the background from which project images of affluence and romance. We like to think that this Synkro song, courtesy of Pandora’s Holy Other station, is what a Lusine remix of an 18 Carat Affair jam would sound like. Do tha right thing, and grab your pro bono download below, and check out the release associated with it, Exit Records’ Mosaic Sampler Vol. 1, also featuring Scuba.