#5. Raine – My Dreams
A lovely melody carries My Dreams to the 5 spot this week. Can’t say I know much about Raine, but with just three tracks to her name (on Soundcloud anyway), all released in the past 2.5 months… I expect we’ll be hearing from her again soon.
#4. MOONzz & Melvv – Goodbye
soundcloud.com/imoonzz // soundcloud.com/itsmelvv
Another MOONZz track because, well… why not? Her recent EP release was amazing. Here she combines with Melvv for some more electronica goodness.
#3. Kehlani – Gangsta (Vincent Remix)
soundcloud.com/vincent_official // soundcloud.com/kehlanimusic
Remix, Flip, whatever.. it’s all the same thing to me. I already adore Kehlani, and Vincent turns her lucious Gangsta into a banger dubstep track that is made for the club. Also loving the warped vocals.
#2. Meadowlark – Headlights
This one is all chorus. I’ve had it spinning in my head ever since it first graced my ears, and I find myself constantly humming “oh my oh my god” without even thinking about it. Never underestimate the power of a catchy chorus.
#1. Frank Ocean (Feat. Beyonce) – Pink + White
Up until a few days ago there was a Youtube link for this one (obviously fan-uploaded illegally), and I’m super bummed out that it got taken down. The video chosen to accompany what is EASILY my favorite track from Frank Ocean’s latest was an anime clip (I cannot remember the show), and well… it just went perfectly with the song. I don’t watch anime, but now I can’t listen to this song without picturing this clip from the video. So sad that I can’t share it. Regardless, beautiful track.
#5. Flawes – You Are All I See
If you are a fan of R I T U A L, Aquilo or similar, then dig in for some good times with Flawes. A serene yet emotive You Are All I See is my favorite track from their Unspkn EP released a few weeks ago.
#4. Glass Animals – Youth
Heard this track wayyy back when the video was released in July, and it took all the willpower I had to hold off sharing until now (I decided to wait until they released their album). This song kinda creeps me out. I don’t know what it is, but it just gives me a sense of unease… and yet I still find myself enjoying every moment of it.
#3. Ali Robertson – Closer
If I was a better person, I’d go back and dig through my post history to find proof – but instead I’m just going to claim that Ali Robertson is 3 for 3 with his releases finding a place on my weekly lists. Needless to say I’m a fan. This track does it for me with the little “oooh ooh ooh” vocal loop that plays during the chorus. Nice times.
#2. Hydde & MOONZz – Anything You Want
soundcloud.com/imoonzz // soundcloud.com/HyddeMusic
It’s not just Ali Robertson that is killing it with every release right now… MOONZz continues to impress me with her ability to produce different sounds with each new track. Loving this collab with Hydde.
#1. Rye – Wildlife
While there’s some work to be done on the branding side of things (yea I’m talking to you user 925934873…), you can’t deny the pompous swagger of Wildlife. It’s one of those songs that knows it’s good and doesn’t give a shit. Plus it comes in at that sweet spot for length: ~2.45. Just long enough to get you grooving, but ending early enough that it leaves you wanting more. And so, we hit play again. And again. And again.