#5. Yuksek Feat. Breakbot & Irfane – The Only Reason
The French connection is real. French legends Yuksek & Breakbot re-unite (along with Irfane, who may also be a French legend but not as known to me so infinite apologies if this is my bad) on Yuksek’s newest album drop. This track really brought me back. When I first started blogging years and years ago, Sebastian Tellier was one of the very first artists to be heavily marketed as someone to feature from promoters. I eventually caved, and boy was I glad I did. He was fantastic, and opened up my eyes to the world of French DJs. Breakbot and Yuksek have both been heavily featured in my shuffle playlists ever since.
#4. Roddy Ricchy Feat. Ty Dolla $ign – Bacc Seat
The Roddy Ricch tour continues (and finishes) with Bacc Seat, featuring the man who is featured in basically every hip hop track ever, Ty Dolla $ign. Still blasting this album daily. So good.
#3. Benji Lewis – Fast Forward
Benji Lewis has always had a voice that demanded attention. However, this may be the first track that has felt really mature… a sound that belies how long he’s been around. Also I’m a sucker for a good falsetto… so there’s that.
#2. Sza & Justin Timberlake – The Other Side
I mean ok, this song is great. It’s fun, danceable, catchy… really it’s just a nice time. But what is JT doing. Why is he exclusively making music for unusual movie soundtracks. Can we just have a new album please and thanks. (but legit, nice track).
#1. Lady Gaga – Stupid Love
Lady Gaga has really cemented herself as the new generation’s Madonna. This track just screams Madonna to me, and frankly it’s a brilliant track. I’ve never been a huge Gaga fan, but I can recognize quality when I hear it.