Songs of the Week 69: July 10 – July 16

alain chamfort#5. Alain Chamfort – Trace De Toi

#1 – Yes, I realize that’s a wikipedia link up there. But that’s what happens when you feature someone who’s been releasing music since 1979 (or earlier) and doesn’t have a souncloud. #2 – this is an odd one, especially for this blog. But bear with me here. I came across this, which tickled my music bone and led me to looking up the original. After firing up the original, I was in love with those opening bars. So much so that I was angry it wans’t part of the actual song, but instead ANOTHER different song which lead me to Traces De Toi. Unfortunately, my favorite bit is only really the closing of Traces De Toi, but there’s something about this that just has me.

edx#4. EDX – Touch Her, Feel Her

Similar to the Alain Chamfort track (but in a very different genre), the opening of this song is killer and really wish it played a bigger part in the track. Instead, it’s a relatively calm dance track that never quite hits it’s peak in my opinion. Another song that is just begging to be remixed.

polographia#3. Polographia (Feat. Winston Surfshirt) – Sly

Can we talk for a second about how amazing the name Winston Surfshirt is? And then can we discuss how unfairly catchy the chorus of Sly is? It’s been over a week now and I still can’t get this out of my head.

kaptan#2. KAPTAN – Numbers

This is nice times. It has that recognizable feel of a song you have heard before that you love, but you can’t quite remember which one. I expect we’ll be hearing this all over the radio, in the Starbucks’ and at all those fancy clothing stores that the kids shop at soon. It has that feel of “big hit” written all over it.

jean tonique#1. Jean Tonique Feat. Dirty Radio – Lit Up

Already a big fan of Dirty Radio, but this here is just a whole new level of dance-party. Jean Tonique has me wanting to take over the playlist at the next house party I go to just so I can dance to this jam with all my friends. Another song where I find myself losing it to the wonders of a glorious chorus.

Songs of the Week 52: March 13 – March 19

lyves#5. Lyves – Darkest Hour

Do you like the ungodly volume of haunting, female-vocals driven minimalistic pop music coming out these days? If so, you’ll definitely eat up Lyves’ Darkest Hour.

ciele and mapps#4. Mapps x Ciele – Parking Lots //

Sad songs are the best songs. Ciele teams up with Mapps on a track that reeks of angst and despair. Feels like a song that is made for a sad scene in a movie.

allan rayman#3. Allan Rayman Feat. Jessie Reyez – Verona the Hellcat

The newest jam from Allan Rayman is a banger that is full of pompous swagger. Love it. Super excited to catch Allan Rayman live when he’s in Vancovuer here in a few weeks. It’s been much too long since I’ve had the chance to see one of my favourite acts live.

era istrefi#2. Era Irstefi – Bonbon

Not even ashamed to admit I originally had this pegged to be my top song of the week before a last minute release trumped it. It’s a brilliantly crafted pop track that is made for the club scene – and honestly, there’s nothing wrong with that. Plus who doesn’t want to belt out the line “bon bon, bet you wanna taste it…”??!

romes#1. ROMES – Tryna Be

AHHHHH. The warped vocals are strong with this one. Without question this is one of my favourite debut tracks this year. Super excited to see what comes next from this Toronto troop. Definitely have a tough job ahead of them crafting something better than beauty of a track.