#5. Mesita – Intimacy
Was introduced to Mesita last week, which was great news because I fell in love with a whole whack of his music. Intimacy is the latest release, which is a great introduction into his brand of hazy, psychedelic indie pop.
#4. Kida – Snakes
I find this track absolutely entrancing. There is something about the pulsing chorus that just completely sucks me in.
#3. John Splithoff – Sing To You
Was having a bit of a rough morning earlier this week. I can’t remember what caused it, but I was not in a great mood. I was in the middle of something just adding to the pile of shit that was going on when this song came up on my HypeM playlist, and everything just seemed to melt away. I was instantly in a good mood. Nothing fancy going on here…just some easy-on-the-ears pop music that is made to sing along with.
#2. Mesita – All Out In the Open
YEP. Double dosage of this week. I wasn’t joking when I said that Mesita blew my socks off. After giving a solid listen to all of his stuff that I could find, All Out In the Open was my favorite track. That guitar riff is what does it for me. When you hear it, you’ll know which one I’m talking about.
#1. Promises Ltd. – Days of Lavender (Gigamesh Remix)
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Somehow in the bazillion remixes that came out for Promises Ltd.’s Days of Lavender, I managed to miss out on the disco-infused edit curated by Gigamesh. It’s glorious.
#5. Luha – Blue Whale
Another week, another debut track that is both graceful and hypnotic. Luha hits us with Blue Whale which officially has grabbed my attention and put her on my radar of artists to watch.
#4. Craig Paul Hardy & Theo Chinara – Make Ya Feel Good
One of my favourite blogs to hit up is Too Many Sebastians (toomanysebastians.co.uk/), who introduced me to the “Daft Punk-esque” Make Ya Feel Good (which ironically is only brought up in the blog pot over at TMS due to it being incorrectly dubbed a Daft Punk track). Hard to find much information on the artists, but nevertheless the track is a damn good time and ripe for your future disco-themed Christmas party (what?! am I the only one?)
#3. YG Feat. Lil Wayne – Trill
I have a soft spot for Lil’ Wayne. I don’t know why… his voice is annoying and everything he does sounds the same. And yet, I consistently find myself head bobbing to anything he’s involved in. YG’s Trill is no different. It feels like “just another track” in the long line of hip hop tracks that the the “stars” of the hip hop scene seem to churn out, but whatever. I like it and frankly it’s been a slow week for music (let’s blame the holiday break).
#2. Blak Emoji – Honey
A great chorus can do a lot. Honey‘s chorus, in all it’s grimy glory, is the strongest part of the track in my opinion.
#1. The-Dream – Ferris Wheel
UGH. This track could be so good. So so good. On the one hand you have that beat, which is unbelievable. I love it. The way it fades in and out… it’s catchy, it makes me jam. But everything else about this track is just so ho-hum. It feels lazy. I kinda can see where they were trying to go (artsy, hazy RnB), but honestly… if it wasn’t for that beat I’d probably not even give this a second listen. And yet, here we are. Top spot for the week riding purely on how much I want someone to take this beat and create something new.