Songs of the Week 288: October 11 – October 17

#5. Steven Malcolm Feat. Shaggy – Fuego (R3hab Remix) //

This could just be recency bias, but this reminds me so much of the Roses remix that has dominated the airwaves in the last year or so. Could be the pulsating synths that R3hab added to an already pulsing track… but hey I’m not complaining.

#4. Josh Fudge – When She’s Gone

Not only does Josh Fudge look like a candidate for the nicest, most pleasant human on earth, but his music resonates the same happy-go-lucky vibes of a pleasant fall day, strolling through a beautiful park just as the sun sets with not a care in the world.

#3. Jimmy Smash – Under

Jimmy Smash are sneaky good. They don’t have the same release volume as a lot of the soundcloud era music makes, but what they do release has a distinct sound and is always top quality.

#2. Chet Faker – Low

So after causing confusion and name changing from stage name Chet Faker to what I assume was his real name (Nick Murphy), we’re back to Chet Faker (despite the soundcloud above showing it as Nick Murphy, this track was released on Spotify and into the world under the Chet Faker moniker). Regardless of the name, this is definitely a track that has me reminiscing about the Gold and No Diggity days of early Nick Murphy/Chet Faker magic.

#1. Brakence – Dropout

While a version featuring Blackbear just came out, gotta say I love the original more. I am so into this dude’s sound. Can’t wait to see what he releases next. FWIW, I’ve been listening a lot more to the Brakence track I featured last week (Sauceintherough), and frankly would re-rank it as the top track last week if I was to write that post today.