Songs of the Week 41: December 20 – December 26

faul & wad ad#5. Luke Million – Fear the Night (Faul & Wad Ad Remix) //

Faul & Wad Ad do a great job of capitalizing on some great, catchy lyrics by Luke Million to create a easy-listening electro track.

gil the kid#4. Gil the Kid – Talking To Myself

Gil the Kid’s second release gives me some major Andrew Bird vibes. Simple, catchy indie pop that is driven by a great hook.


#3. MNEK – Wrote A Song About You (TIEKS Remix) //

Time to get hipster. Back before Soundcloud was a big deal I remember obessively checking the MySpace of a then 14-year old kid from Britain. He had these incredibly catchy RnB/pop songs and a voice that really made an impact on the listener. That kid was MNEK. Fast forward a few years and we now have a fantastic remix by TIEKS to one of MNEK’s most popular tracks that adds some great pace and panic to the song.

flume#2. Flume Feat. George Maple – That Look

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I’m cheating. But it’s Flume, and he’s one of the artists I’ll cheat for. Apparently this track was leaked wayyyy back, but then disappeared. It resurfaced this past week in the blogosphere and I’m in love. Problem is that the only link to actually hear it seems to be HypeM right now (which will pull from a few blogs that still have active links to the song somehow). If I could find a soundcloud link to this badboy it’d be #1 (or at least making me re-think my #1 choice), but I can’t give top spot to a song that I can’t even properly link to. However, it’s a gorgeous track that features one of the hottest artists right now in George Maple.

remy banks#1. Remy Banks Feat. A$AP Twelvy – q44.

This is smooth. I’d heard the name Remy Banks before, but I cannot say I’d invested any energy into giving his stuff some listens. Well, consider my calendar booked up next week. q44 is fantastically chill and features A$AP Twelvy who matches up great with Remy. I have a definite preference in the type of hip hop I like, and this track is the perfect example of what that type is.

Best of the Rest #16 -So I Guesssssss This Is Christmas

Pelifics – Something Special

Christmas is the one time of the year where I always feel that the classics are the best. A lot of artists will put out their own versions of traditional tunes (or perhaps whip something brand new for the season), but perhaps nostalgia just wins over for me. I never like any of it. I almost avoid blogs and new music entirely for the period between the 20th and 26th.

A few years ago though, Pelifics released a charming little dance track titled Xmas Song (Something Special). Unfortunately, I can’t seem to locate it anywhere online anymore. However, Pelifics still have their original track, Something Special, available online…which is essentially the same version without some of the added seasonal flair. In my mind it still has a little holiday-ness to it, but can also be played for those family dance parties that spontaneously break out when grandma has had a little too much rum and egg nog.

Happy holidays to everyone, and stay safe!!