Songs of the Week 81: October 2 – October 8

zeds-dead#5. Zeds Dead Feat. Twin Shadow – Stardust

Zeds Dead’s (relatively) newest (and I say relatively because since hearing this track – which was released around 10 days ago – they’ve already released another) features one of my favs (Twin Shadow). Twin Shadow lays down some nice vocals on a track with a bit of tension and a bit of sci fi pulsing through it.

fonx#4. Fonx – Hit Me Hard

Funky pop-rock form Fonx on their debut track, Hitting Me Hard. Wish the sound had been let loose a bit more in the chorus, but can’t deny that the head-bob quality of this one is high.


#3. midnight – Absolute Reprise

Some piano-bar slowjams for the #3 spot. Been a while since a good baby-makin track has graced my ears. I feel that this one trails off a bit towards the end, but it’s incredibly sultry regardless.

traveler#2. Lionel Richie – All Night Long (Traveler Remix) //

The artist known for remixing famous track is back at it with a gloriously tropical remix of a Lionel Ritchie staple. Just love the “da da’s” that flow along softly in the background during the slow parts of this one.

weeknd#1. The Weeknd Feat. Daft Punk – Starboy

A relatively weak week of tracks is topped off by a stunner from the Weeknd & Daft Punk. If not for this track I might have completely decided to just skip this week’s post and bank the couple worthy songs for a future week. I’ve been a Weeknd fan since his very first mixtape, and while I do think the quality has dropped as his releases have churned out, I’m hoping for him to buck the trend with his upcoming album. So far, Starboy is setting the bar high… and while I don’t really get what is going on in this video, I absolutely love it. Never underestimate the power of a good music video.