#5. Claptone Feat. Nathan Nicholson – Heartbeat
Catchy lyrics, catchy beat, catchy song. I like a good prog house track, and while the above isn’t the extended mix by any means, it is the perfect snippet to give you a taste of some real smooth house music from an artist known to produce lots of quality stuff.
#4. Prince Rama – Now Is The Time of Emotion
Went to a show last week with a friend. She loved Prince Rama. I loved one of their tracks (Bahia), but couldn’t offer much about anything else they’d done. Going to chalk that mistake down to my own stupidity. I was blown away at this show… perhaps because I went in with no expectations, but more likely because Prince Rama are just pure fun. This was the song from their set (I think they played it third) that really got the joint rocking.
#3. Jay Fresh Feat. Jay Sabin – Heard it All Before
Been a while since hip hop has happened upon a weekly post. Jay Fresh changes that with Heard It All Before. This one I’m obviously quite late on, as it was released last year… but the laid-back nature of the track sits nicely with me and the style of hip hop I tend to enjoy.
#2. Matt Black – Riot
Matt Black was my big, exciting discovery this past week. While this track didn’t hit the #1 spot, we’ll be seeing Matt Black here again next week as another of his songs blows me away and I just didn’t want to have the same artist featured twice in one week (I know, I’ve don’t it before… if you really want to hear it, Mr. Black has only released two songs on his soundcloud so it shouldn’t be too hard to guess which one will be here next week).
#1. Glasshouse – Back To You
Lovely soft rock (pop?) from Glasshouse here. I was hooked from the first guitar pluck, and the subtle strings in the chorus only make it that much better (I’m a sucker for strings).
#5. Celia Pavey – Feel Good Inc. (Gorillaz Cover) (Wylen & Flin Remix)
soundcloud.com/wylen-1 // soundcloud.com/flinmusic // soundcloud.com/celia-pavey
If you haven’t had the chance to check out Celia Pavey’s gorgeous cover of a classic, do that. Now. Then come back and listen to the twist Wylen & Flin have put on the track. It gives it a bit more bounce, and almost infuses a bit more Gorillaz sound back into the song to complement Pavey’s lovely vocals.
#4. YesYou Feat. Kane Mazlin- Get Up, Get Down
The result of discovering YesYou last week was that I was introduced to Get Up, Get Down. A nice little ditty that is just at that edge of “dance party” to probably not quite make your dancing playlist… but perfect for a warm up.
#3. Morly – Plucky
This is the epitome of a track that you cannot get out of your head once you’ve heard it for the first time. I wasn’t enamoured with Plucky at first listen by any means… but it haunted me. I succumbed. I realize when defeat when I see it, and now I play this one non-stop.
#2. Thomston x Wafia – Window Seat
soundcloud.com/thomston // soundcloud.com/wafia
This is just a nice, well-mannered track. The kind you’d bring home to your parents and be proud of. It’s also one of those tracks that basically has me addicted because of one line/moment. “You’ve got me paralyzed from the waist up”. So catchy. So very well done.
#1. A.K. Paul – Landcruisin’
This song is way too cool for me. I realize that. But man there’s something about it… I can’t quite put my finger on it. Maybe it’s because I realize it’s too cool for me that makes me like it more. Like the moment you only find that special someone attractive when you realize they are in a relationship and can’t have them anymore. That’s what this is. Except it’s a song. But other than that… totally the same thing.