Songs of the Week 33: October 25 – October 31

du tonc#5. Du Tonc – We Can Hold On

Funky disco from Du Tonc this week with the release of We Can Hold On. Whole track has me thinking of outer space…I mean can’t you totally picture a scene in a movie where the crew rapidly descends towards some crazy alien planet with this playing in the background? Yes, yes you can.

j viewz#4. J.Viewz Feat. Milosh – Don’t Pull Away

4 some years ago (maybe more), a relatively unknown J.Viewz released Rivers and Homes. It was beautiful music in every sense of the word. To date, it contains some of my favourite songs (Come Back DownOh, Something’s Quiet and Salty Air). This week we got some new stuff, and well I usually don’t use the word “gorgeous” to describe music but it just fits too perfectly for this track. The vocals, the subtle strings… gorgeous. Also, according to J.Viewz’ DNA project website (which you should totally check out because it may be the coolest thing I’ve ever seen), Gotye, one of my most favourites ever, helped form the beats for this track. So that’s pretty damn awesome.

kolomensky#3. Kolomensky Feat. Aria Lanelle – Golden

Bit of a 180 from that J.Viewz track, next we have the new release from Kolomensky (with vocals from Aria Lanelle). This falls in that same group of awesome, progressive-house type music that I love so much about artists like Dusky and Bob Moses. Aria’s soaring vocals in the chorus and that chopping synth is what makes the track for me. Officially on my next dance party playlist. Also really digging the “yes I said it” repetition.

ritual#2. R I T U A L Feat. Delilah – Too Deep

No words can do these guys justice anymore. R I T U A L are officially in a dead tie for my favourite band of 2015 (and possibly ever) with AQUILO. Honestly, these guys are brilliant. Fucking brilliant.

blood orange#1. Blood Orange – Sandra’s Smile

It was a really tough choice this week between Sandra’s Smile and the R I T U A L track Too Deep. Blood Orange cheated though with another video featuring the smooth dance moves of Dev Hynes. This song reminds me of something that Michael or Janet Jackson might have made back in the late 80s or 90s. Groovey RnB at it’s best.