#5. Terror Jr – 3 Strikes
An impressive debut from Terror Jr will stay in your head long after your first listen. That’s not always a good thing, but when the track is anything like 3 Strikes then there are no worries to be had.
#4. Fairchild – Neighbourhoods
It’s been really tough this week to rank the top 5. Nothing stood head and shoulders above everything else (as a song or two usually does). Fairchild’s entry is a catchy indie-rock jam carried by foot-tapping rhythm and a sweet chorus. It could just as easily be #1 this week as it is here at #4.
#3. Dusky – Ingrid Is A Hybrid
If you’ve been here before, you may be aware that Dusky’s Skin Deep is easily one of my favorite songs ever. It was #1 on my running top-10 list for months. Welp, we got some new stuff from the boys! While it’s not as brilliant as Skin Deep was (in my super professional opinion), there’s still a ton to love about the progressive house (??) track Ingrid Is A Hybrid.
#2. DEAMN – Good Love
This one’s been better with every listen I’ve given it. Really though, “oooh, I…. oooh, I…. oooh, I”. That’s what does it for me here. How can you not want to groove to it? “oooh, I… oooh, I… oooh, I”. At least I think it’s “oooh, I”. Who knows. It’s great.
#1. Fhin – Eh
Can’t really tell ya why I love this one so much. I started off by saying the tracks this week were all pretty tough to rank, but as I sit here writing out the blurb for Fhin’s Eh, it’s definitely a small step ahead of all the others for me. The top 3 songs all of that same brooding, progressive-house feel with looped vocals. I guess it’s a theme. This track though, there’s something there. Something real nice.
#5. Mighty Mi Feat. Grand Puba – Shake With Me (Mason Remix)
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Starting this week off with pace. Mason gets you off the couch with his remix of Shake With Me by Mighty Mi.
#4. Elior Feat. Sarah Monti – My Eyes
The dance party continues with the latest from Elior. This is very much “same same but different” as Mason’s remix above. Dance elements that take advantage of catchy vocals and repetition.
#3. Matt Black – Moving On
At the time I first heard this song (which, as I hinted at last week, came at the same time as I heard Mr. Black’s other song Riot) I was convinced it’d be this week’s top song. Alas, 2 challengers appeared last minute and instead we sit here at #3. This reminds me a lot of JMSN (which you best get ready for…) and a bit of Allan Rayman. Soulful and gritty.
#2. JMSN – Most of All
I am a HUGE fan of JMSN’s sound. He’s so good at layering his vocals to created a real full sound that has me bobbing along the entire time. Of the 13 tracks I have gracing my “favorites” playlist from JMSN alone, Most of All actually sits as my favourite track (and this isn’t just “shiny new toy” syndrome…). Looking forward to future release of It Is like no other.
#1. Lido – Crazy
This here is one of the rare times I’ll post a video instead of Soundcloud link when both exist. This video is absolutely amazing. It’s basically my dream. I want to be Lido in this video (which, he directed himself). I’m so so jealous. I love everything about this song, but to me nothing tops the section from about 0:43 to 1:30. The way he cuts the vocals in with the beat from the opening is unfairly catchy.