#5. Harrison Brome – 9 to 5
Harrison Brome is a name to keep an eye on. He’s been at it for a few years now, but he’s one of those acts that seems perpetually on the brink of breaking out big time.
#4. Golden Features – Falling Out
Can’t help but think of Daft Punk anytime I see an act wearing a mask and making any type of electronic music (altho I guess kids these days will now think of Deadmau5). Really love the chorus, and with each listen I find myself more and more into this track. Something about the stop/start in any dance track just gets me going.
#3. Altopalo – Frozen Away
One of the best band names ever. I actually now routinely forget which is the band name and which is the city name. As for the track – if you like off-kilter indie rock, then you’ll definitely be into this. Gotta give it a good 1:30 as well, because that’s when the song really comes into its own.
#2. Lou Val Feat. Johnny Yukon – Fast
Loving what I’m hearing from Lou Val, and Fast is easily the track I keep coming back to. Another guy from Toronto just killing it!
#1. AOBeats Feat. Mark Johns & Robokid – Peanut Butter
Being unique in music is a tough job. A lot of what goes big and makes the money is basically just formulas. That’s why I get excited anytime I hear something that just sounds different. Enter AOBeats + friends and Peanut Butter. It eschews the traditional type of “verse/hook/chorus” stock formula and is just a ride of sweet beats and catchy as hell.