#5. Lani Rose – Warm Blanket
You def need headphones for this one… else you’re missing out on probably the coolest part of the track.
#4. Mitchell Yard Feat. Pasquinel – You Know What’s Up
Straight out of the early 90s rnb scene, this feels like a Next track blended with some TLC.
#3. Above & Beyond Feat. Seven Lions & Opposite The Other – See The End
Makers of some of the most consistently-uplifting electronica music ever, Above & Beyond have another feel-good hit in See The End.
#2. Girl Ray – Show Me More
More catchy guitar-driven pop rock (which seemed to be the soup de jour for the last week or two), this time courtesy of Girl Ray.
#1. Joseph of Mercury – Pretenders
Right on cue we have another entry into our catchy guitar pop. If that chorus doesn’t get you boppin you aren’t human.
#5. Georgi Kay – Guilty Pleasures
This one’s definitely carried by it’s chorus and pulsating synths. Could do some pretty cool things with this one for a live performance.
#4. Black Tiger Sex Machine Feat. Panther – Zombie
This song tears me up. Part of it I absolutely adore – and then parts of it leave me wanting more or have me kinda waiting for it to pass so it can get back to the parts I like. Regardless, it’s something different than what I’m usually into and have had it on my playlist all week.
#3. Biocratic – Extra Fresh
No matter what song follows Black Tiger Sex Machine, it will feel like an emotional drop. BTSM just have so much raw energy in their music that it makes something as funky and danceable as Biocratic’s Extra Fresh seem like tame. This one works best with volume at max and a house full of people busting some serious moves.
#2. Drake – God’s Plan
Not sure if you heard, but we got some new Drake last week. /sarcasm. Felt like both songs were very “safe”. Not quite “made for radio” safe, but he didn’t push the envelope in ways he’s done before. I’m totally cool with that. God’s Plan has some great verses and that signature Drake singability. Those 5-6 lines after the drop are brilliant.
#1. Above & Beyond Feat. Justine Suissa – Naked
If I could pick any band I have yet to see live and go to their show tonight, Above & Beyond would probably be my choice. Every album they release puts me in a good mood and almost always has one or two tracks I get hooked to.