#5. Command – Cowboy Killer
If you are looking for a new artist with a pretty unique sound, Command may be your thing. Only two tracks to check out (on Soundcloud anyway), but can’t say I’ve heard anything like it in a while.
#4. Brett – California Nights
Good ol easy-listening pop rock always has a place on my playlist. Been really enjoying all the stuff from Brett after hearing their new release Mustangs EP. California Nights is not from that EP, but instead a EP released last year.
#3. Allan Rayman – Go My Way
Allan Rayman comes out in this one sounding like he’s Kurt Cobain singing on Nevermind. Bit o’ grime and a bit o’ country.
#2. Jordan Bratton – Sunsets
Chorus just slays on this one. Love it so much.
#1. The Ramona Flowers – Strangers
Been a while since I’ve come across a track that gives me an uncontrollable urge to dance. Enter The Ramona Flowers and Strangers. Honestly that robot voice hook is what has me addicted to this track. I really really wish they’d kept it going throughout instead of just making it a feature in the first two verses. It’s disgustingly catchy.
#5. Caswell – Dance Sober
I find this track irresistibly cute, which is an unusual way for me to feel about a song. Guess it helps that it’s also got a chorus which’ll be stuck in your head for days.
#4. Faux – Take Back Time
The 90s are mostly known for grimey punk rock, but there was also the Janet Jackson-poppy RnB that ruled the airwaves. This track by relatively unknown Faux makes me think of that with it’s danceable nostalgia.
#3. Allan Rayman – Word of Mouth
Feels like it’s been quite a while since we’ve been graced with new Allan Rayman music. Word of Mouth is as Allan Rayman as it gets, with the dinstinct vocals and hints of western/oater notes in the flow. Really digging the guitar.
#2. Andrew Bayer Feat. Alison May – Signs of the Fall
I wouldn’t call prog house one of my favorites genres, but when I come across a track I like it dominates my playlist for the following few months. I find them the most addictive of all genres. Something about the, well, progression.. of the tracks just sucks you in and after the first listen, the predictability of the track works in it’s favor. Doesn’t hurt that a lot of prog house music comes with stunning, catchy vocals.
#1. Kill Paris Feat. Dotter – Red Lights
Gotta give this until the chorus to shine. Dance party central. And man, can anyone rack up soundcloud plays like Kill Paris? Only been out 18 days and the kid already has 288k+ plays on this bad boy. Impressive stuff.