#5. OnCue – Boy On the Come Up
Big fan of OnCue. I’m always looking forward to his new releases, and the latest of his is no exception in a long list of solid tracks.
#4. Elujay x YMTK – Flagrant
soundcloud.com/elujayimprl // soundcloud.com/i_am_ymtk
A luscious blend of soulful hip hop and sultry r&b is what we have here from Elujay and YMTK.
#3. Strehlow x Chris Siegel Feat. Siren, Lex Allen & Christine Hoberg
soundcloud.com/strehlow // soundcloud.com/chrissiegel
Got quite a crew featured on this smooth, tropical-infused pop track from Strehlow & Chris Siegel.
#2. Adam Jensen – Ritual
A strong vocal game and some catchy warped lyrics have me really digging the latest from Adam Jensen.
#1. Trails and Ways – My Things
Do you like fun? Because that’s what this is. That little guitar lick during the chorus is pure fun in musical form. Doesn’t hurt that the rest of the song is also catchy as hell.
#5. BiGGiE SMiLES Feat. Mylen – We Wanted Love
Easy listening dance pop starts to start this week, topped off by some fantastic vocals from Mylen. I’m new to BiGGiE SMiLES (and Mylen for that matter), so colour me impressed.
#4. Khary – 2AM Thirst Ballad
Khary has been on a tear recently and is poised to become the next big thing in hip hop. What I love most about Khary is how versatile he is – each song has different pace and different flow – and there is some ingenuity in the way he rhymes. Rap these days can feel real formulaic, so it’s nice to see some new sounds.
#3. Chiefs & Nick Acquroff – Inside Out (Louis The Child & SteLouse Remix)
soundcloud.com/onechiefs // soundcloud.com/stelouse // soundcloud.com/louisthechild
Dubstep as a genre has really quieted down (somewhat aided by the emergence of trap). Two years ago you couldn’t go anywhere without hearing wobbles. It was the flavour of the day for a good year, and now it’s fallen back down into a sub-genre that still has some great stuff being made, but just not quite as in-your-face as it used to be. While cruising through Soundcloud the other day I came across this remix by SteLouse & Louis the Child that turns Inside Out into a banging melodic dubstep/trap track. Brings me back. Brings me back two years.
#2. Sam Wills – Light On Me
The newest from Sam Wills has me thinking a bit of John Mayer. Soft rock driven by a pleasant melody and great vocals… but what absolutely slays me every time are the luscious strings in the chorus. Strings…always the best, and always gorgeous.
#1. Yeo Feat. Sessility – Solo
Song of the week goes to a… reggae-pop fusion track? I can’t quite tell where to place this, but what I can say is that the lyrics are brilliantly written and brilliantly paced. It’s a generally charming track with enough to keep your attention, but the pacing and catchiness of the lyrics is really what sells it for me.