Songs of the Week 49: February 21 – February 27

masis#5. mAsis – Good Life

Some real chilled out electro starts this week off (and this just so happens to be the last of my backlog that I came across a few weeks ago but just haven’t gotten around to sharing). Another track to dump into the playlist “songs that make me anxious”.

illenium#4. Illenium Feat. Quin XCII – With You

More chill, and more goodness. Quinn XCII lays down some lovely vocals over a real soothing beat from Illenium. If the last track by mAsis got me on edge and uneasy, this one has may lazing as much as humanly possible.

pretty sister#3. Pretty Sister – Drive

Aight, that’s enough chill music for one week. Let’s up the tempo a bit. This one starts off a bit slow, but very quickly you’ll be feeling the summer vibes of Drive. We’re not yet there (summer – in real life), but give it a few months and this’ll be a great track to blast while screaming down the road to the nearest beach.

jarreau vandal#2. Snakehips Feat. Tinashe & Chance the Rapper – All My Friends (Jarreau Vandal Remix) //

Embarrassing admission of the day: I’ve had a remix by Snakehips on my playlist for a few years now (since 2013 to be exact, a remix of Bondax’s Gold). And yet, it wasn’t until All My Friends absolutely blew up did I realize that the band was SnakeHIPS, not SnakeSHIPS. Eyes be playing tricks on me all these years. Love what Jarreau Vandal does with this track to bring out the disgustingly catchy Tinashe vocals.

st lucia#1. St. Lucia – Love Somebody

St. Lucia is about to take over. I swear to god each one of this tracks on his latest album are just made for festivals and live performances. This track is my favourite from the new album. Every time I listen I’m incredibly jealous – I want so badly to be a musician with a great voice. It just seems like so much fun. This track (and you’ll really see it if you watch live videos) looks like one of his (St. Lucia’s) favourites… just in the way he sings and seems totally absorbed in the moment.. Also HARMONIES. YEA damn straight we got some layered vocals and it’s glorious.

Songs of the Week 48: February 14 – February 20

win & woo#5. Brandyn Burnette – Made of Dreams (Win & Woo x Kiso Remix) // //

Another in the line of “Must listen to whilst driving” tracks, ideally somewhere along a coastline during the summer time. The bouncing chorus just demands it.

mija#4. DJ Snake Feat. Bipolar Sunshine – Middle (Mija Remix) //

I thought I was so done with Middle. It’s one of those songs that has such a distinct feel that if you happen to listen to it too much, it wears stale. Fast. I was also done with all the remixes. Then along came Mija, and managed to give the song new life for me.

wdl#3. WDL Feat. Mawe – Hurricane Highlife

This is the second Hurricane-titled track in three weeks! Weird. Can’t quite pinpoint why this one gets me, but it does. Might be the catchy, hip hop-esque lyrics. Might be the constant feeling of building momentum. Not sure. Love it though.

suspect 44#2. Suspect 44 x Soar – Fall For You //

I almost turned this one off after the first 10 seconds. As a friend described it, “it sounds like robots having sex”. But then, out of nowhere, it becomes absolutely beautiful. I went through a HUGE melodic house phase 5 or 6 years ago, and this one brings me back. Actually makes me want to get into it again, as the minute or so after the :40 second mark are just gorgeous.

tyler the creator#1. Tyler, The Creator Feat. Kali Urchis and Austin Feinstein – Perfect

Tyler is so weird. Odd thing is, I love odd music… but his I could never get into. That is, until this version of Perfect came out featuring vocals from Kali Uchis and Austin Feinstein. I wish it was a bit longer, and actually am not a huge fan of Austin’s bit… but I still can’t stop listening.