Songs of the Week 166: June 3 – June 9

jungle#5. Jungle – House In LA

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Hazy summer vibes carry us into season with Jungle’s (relatively) recent release, House In LA.


chromeo#4. Chromeo – Bad Decision

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This song would be so much higher on my list, but I just can’t seem to get into the chorus. Those verses tho… ultimate Chromeo catchiness. The chorus though just feels too “radio”.


ty dolla sign#3. Ty Dolla $ign Feat. A$AP Rocky – Dawsin’s Breek (Remix)

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For whatever reason, I’ve been obsessed with this song in for the past few weeks. It’s by no means new, and I definitely had a few rounds at it when it was first released. It didn’t do much for me at first… but now. Now it’s just stuck in my head forever.


pnau#2. Pnau – Changa

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Another “old” track that has captured my attention. Changa feels different than most dance tracks you hear – perhaps it’s the tribal influence. Perhaps it’s just cause it’s Pnau – where every song is kinda weird but still so, so danceable.


mesita#1. Mesita – Yr Eyes

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Mesita is quickly becoming my favorite musician. I was super into him a few years ago when he released the Small Table EP, but sorta stopped following him. Luckily, Yr Eyes went pretty big and it surfaced in my daily music search, re-introducing me to Mesita and all his glory. There are so many good tracks in every one of his releases – if you at all dig the sound here, I’d highly recommend giving his catalogue a go. Bit of a Radiohead thing going on.

Songs of the Week 165: May 27 – June 2

noel#5. Noel – For You

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Another artist inspired no doubt by The Weeknd, Noel’s For You definitely sounds like it’d be right at home next to any number of Weeknd tracks. Super smooth, super catchy and super sultry.


skott#4. Skott – In The Mood

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Tons of swagger, and I’m just loving the drop before the chorus (if that can even be considered a drop… maybe “hook” is a better choice).


leon bridges#3. Leon Bridges – Beyond

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Totally see this being the “wedding song of 2018-2019”. Just has that sound. Gorgeous track.


hayden james#2. Hayden James Feat. Boy Matthews – Just Friends

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A track that has grown on my considerably since first listen. Thing that humming beat finally lodged itself firmly inside my brain.


seven lions#1. Seven Lions & Jason Ross Feat. Jonathan Mendelsohn – Oceans

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Sometimes prog house tracks just feel like cheating. There’s something crazy catchy and captivating about building momentum and catchy lyrics that ends up exploding into anthemic dance music. It’s impossible to not like.