#5. Dizzy – Pretty Things
Dizzy have really figured out that “cute pop” thing with their soft, subtle sounds and catchy lyrics.
#4. Golda – NSFW
I’ve been hooked on two Golda tracks over the past week and was torn about which one to throw into the list this week. So much so that instead I’ve decided to split it so that one will be here this week and one next. If you like some steamy bedroom tunes, then look no further.
#3. Beck – Up All Night (Oliver Remix)
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Oliver are straight up disco magicians. This chorus is brilliant.
#2. Colin Magalong – Blossom
Some real nice sounds here from Colin Magalong (and his debut track at that, so it seems). Oddly enough, I like all the components of the song more than the entire track itself. I find the way it all interacts a bit forced, but when taken as pieces (chorus, verse, lyrics, beat etc.) all are top top notch. I’m especially a sucker for the hook. Anytime there’s a breakdown with some catchy lyrics you’ve got me in your back pocket.
#1. Monarchy – Midnight
Speaking of catchy hooks – the masters themselves have released a new track that has been on repeat since day 1. Anytime I see a new Monarchy track pop up on my soundcloud feed is a good day indeed.
#5. Milky Chance – Cold Blue Rain
I may or may not having taken a 1 week hiatus last week. I’ve been travelling a lot over the past few weeks, and then last week I had started a new job. All of it combined to result in one tired human. The other part is that frankly, it’s been a slow few weeks for new finds. As such, a refresh was in order. On the plus side, there’s now a nice little cache of tracks to share over the next 2 weeks. This week we start with a leftover from the Milky Chance album I took a peep at a few weeks ago. Shared Firebird previously, and now I’ve really come to love Cold Blue Rain as well.
#4. Ralph – September Fades
It really feels like Ralph is about to explode into the mainstream. That, or go full adult contemporary. September Fades is the latest in a long string of real strong pop releases.
#3. Bed Scene – Easy On The Eyes
Easy On The Eyes is one of those tracks that just completely calms me. Makes me feel like I’m sitting on a beach with a pina colada in one hand, just staring out into the blue ocean. Then the song stops and it’s just me in my underwear sitting on my couch. How unpleasant.
#2. L D R U Feat. Rob Taylor – Take My
The dance magician is back at it. LDRU has been on a tear, each track managing to sound uniquely different but still with that kick that gets one off the couch and instead dancing around the kitchen in their underwear. Definitely near the top of my “want to see live” list. Truth be told though, those vocals by Rob Taylor really sell me on the track.
#1. Deutsch Duke – So Real
God damnit this song is cool. If you are like me and judge a track in the first 15 seconds, don’t for this guy. Give it a good 2 minutes, because the track really gets going about 1:30 in. Loving the beats and background yells (?) reverberating for the last minute. Gives it a great sense of urgency.