Tuesday, June 28th, 2016
Let’s get this kicked off with some new Calvin Harris and while I’ll be first to jump on the sell out train of EDM, this track includes Dizzee Rascal and it’s undeniable that this grime artist is something very unique. He transforms this track from another “whatever bro” club banger to something that is worthy to bump in even the most eclectic of speakers. The next song is an interesting mashup of genres, featuring Paul Banks of Interpol and RZA from Wu Tang Clan, they are called Banks and Steelz and it bangs. The contrast is so striking that it just works, not sure why…
Keeping with the rap and r&b, we have a song a bit later from an artist named Khalid (not to be confused with “another one”). This song starts out rough, but smooths out in a very nice way. His voice almost sounds like Bastille to me for some reason. It is just a solid track. Next up is jiving track from Ontario producer Andrew Hunt under the cryptic name FTRSL with some help of two other bands/artists named Owls & Bears. Sure it’s kind of pop-y, but that’s definitely a plus, it’s smooth and so much fun.
Wrapping up the list we have a song from Los Angeles songstress White Sea. Her song “Ellipses” swells with so much intensity and it is absolutely beautiful! I liken her to a soprano version of Zola Jesus and I’m very much down. And now finishing off on a high note is a effervescent track from an artist named Xan Young. His music is a bit less enigmatic than all the cool images on Facebook, and I am a fan of that. It’s playful and great to have on in the background or just jam out to!
I hope you all have a great week,
Tuesday, April 26th, 2016
It’s that time of the week again, guys. Another batch of some fresh jams for your listening pleasure. We’ll kick this week off in style with a sick, easily-replayable track from Frenship and Emily Warren called “Capsize.” The vibes don’t really quit as we go on to “Graduate” by solo act Handsome Ghost. From here, we’ll let the chillness set in as we go to a track that reminds me so much of CHVRCHES, but it’s actually from Bostonites Contact, but they do have the same equation when it comes to band members (1 female lead & 2 male).
Skipping ahead a bit, we have a song that really stuck with me this week. This track happens to be from a young, Texan, solo artist called BRYCE. After that, we have a song from Sébastien Tellier’s soundtrack for a little French film titled “Marie and the Misfits.” The song I chose is bouncy and funky and actually seems like it would be difficult to integrate into the movie itself, so now I really want to see the movie to experience the music take shape!
Now…I’m excited to announce that Band of Horses released a new song yesterday. This is a very important band to me and I can say their new song, “Casual Party”, has the same feeling that I’ve grown fond to with BOH’s music.
If you’ve followed along for a bit, you know I like to finish these playlists off strong. Well this week is no exception and we have an entrancing track from Nite Jewel that fills your ears with whispy synth and airy vocals fading in and out. Then the big guns come out with a new collab track between Flume & Tove Lo that actually slays your ears. It’s straight jams and everything that we have come to expect from Flume. No doubt this will get some solid airtime on radio stations and in da club, so remember who told you about this (unless you’ve already heard it, forget them, haha).