#5. Arty – Perfect Strangers
Gotta find someway to get myself to an Arty concert. I’ve fallen a bit off from the dance/house/trance scene, but I still find myself drawn to almost every track Arty touches.
#4. Breathe. – Are You All Good?
A seductively haunting debut from a mysterious couple of dudes known at breathe. It’s not flashy, but undoubtedly you’ll find it stuck in your head for days after a listen.
#3. Blow – Green Unicorn
I always find it crazy how accents almost disappear when artists sing in English. Listen to the dudes from Blow speak in English and you’ll hear their thick French accents, but yet there’s only a tinge of accent that makes it through to their music. Anyway, rambles aside, Green Unicorn is straight up dance party. Dat guitar lick tho…
#2. Tender – Handmade Ego
I’m so into this chorus. Rest of the song is fine, but once that chorus hits my entire body starts bobbing along uncontrollably.
#1. Charity – And There Were Strangers
Ok ok let’s get it out of the way – no this isn’t Lana Del Rey, but yea it sounds like it. That’s a pretty high compliment, because as we all know Lana is excellent. I really love how atmospheric this is – I feel as if I’m at some fancy concert hall listening to an entire orchestra play. Also there’s some real sad feels coming through, which I’m always a sucker for.
#5. Captain Kidd – Wide Eyes
A fantastic chorus carries the latest from Captain Kidd. Half pop, half dance.
#4. The Chainsmokers Feat. Emily Warren – Side Effects (Mielo Remix)
soundcloud.com/thechainsmokers // soundcloud.com/mielomusic
It’s been a hot while since I really found a remix I enjoyed… which is odd because that’s all I used to listen to. That said, really digging the spin Mielo’s added to a Chainsmokers mega hit.
#3. Lana Del Rey – Mariner Apartment Complex
Despite how popular she gets, I will always have a soft spot for Lana Del Rey. The image she’s created for herself, the sound, the style… I’m a total sucker for all of it. With news of a new album coming, she released two new tracks and they are both brilliant.
#2. Izniik – Energy
I don’t know who this is, what it is, where it came from… but man it’s cool. The blending of genres, the unexpectedness of everything. This feels like when Zhu burst onto the scene all over again, as everything is shrouded in mystery and weirdness. Energy is a straight-up banger track though.
#1. St. Lucia – Gun
I can always sleep easy knowing that with any new St. Lucia release, there will be at least 2-3 tracks that completely win me over. The energy that he brings to each song is so transparent that you cannot help but get up and groove along. Not many artists convey their joy for music quite like St. Lucia’s Jean-Philip Grobler.