Songs of the Week 58: April 24 – April 30

the game#5. The Game Feat. Lorine Chia – Rest in Purple

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After the sad news of Prince’s passing, the flurry of covers and tributes from artists around the world flooded in. Among them was The Game’s Rest in Purple, which outside of being a touching tribute is a straight up killer track


nvdes#4. Nvdes – The Other Side

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After what I would consider a slow start to April where I had to make some “reaches” for slots on my weekly post, we’ve officially hit a backlog over the past couple weeks as the closing of April has brought a whole truckload of killer songs. The crew with a fondness for melon (cantaloupe?) bring us their newest with The Other Side, an edgy dance rock track that is perfect for that inaugural pool party of the year (unless you are in a climate where it’s summer-weather year round… and in that case screw you).


cozy#3. COZY – Right Here

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This week is a real mashup of genres. Got some hip hop, some indie dance rock, and now some RnB-esque stuff that is almost fused with a bit of tropical dance. Whoever thought to throw in those tropical beats as a hook (chorus?) is a genius (and kinda crazy). Didn’t know much about COZY before this track, but they’re officially on my radar now.


kai straw#2. Kai Straw – Don’t Tread On Me

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When this song popped up on my feed, I actually thought it was Hilltop Hoods at first. Well it’s not, it’s part of Kai Straw’s latest release and it’s a bumper. Actually reminds me, now that I think about it, as a combination of Hilltop Hoods and Spoon. One of those tracks that doesn’t just stick to a formula throughout the whole track, but continuously throws new things at you.


ldru#1. L D R U Feat. Savoi – Next To You

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Probably only fitting that, after a week full of different genres, we end with what I consider if not my favorite genre, my second favorite… electro-dance. I can just imagine how much fun this one would be to see live and bust-a-move to… the anthemic chorus, catchy vocals and full-bodied sound is perfect to kick off the beginning of summer!