#5. Celia Pavey – Feel Good Inc. (Gorillaz Cover) (Wylen & Flin Remix)
soundcloud.com/wylen-1 // soundcloud.com/flinmusic // soundcloud.com/celia-pavey
If you haven’t had the chance to check out Celia Pavey’s gorgeous cover of a classic, do that. Now. Then come back and listen to the twist Wylen & Flin have put on the track. It gives it a bit more bounce, and almost infuses a bit more Gorillaz sound back into the song to complement Pavey’s lovely vocals.
#4. YesYou Feat. Kane Mazlin- Get Up, Get Down
The result of discovering YesYou last week was that I was introduced to Get Up, Get Down. A nice little ditty that is just at that edge of “dance party” to probably not quite make your dancing playlist… but perfect for a warm up.
#3. Morly – Plucky
This is the epitome of a track that you cannot get out of your head once you’ve heard it for the first time. I wasn’t enamoured with Plucky at first listen by any means… but it haunted me. I succumbed. I realize when defeat when I see it, and now I play this one non-stop.
#2. Thomston x Wafia – Window Seat
soundcloud.com/thomston // soundcloud.com/wafia
This is just a nice, well-mannered track. The kind you’d bring home to your parents and be proud of. It’s also one of those tracks that basically has me addicted because of one line/moment. “You’ve got me paralyzed from the waist up”. So catchy. So very well done.
#1. A.K. Paul – Landcruisin’
This song is way too cool for me. I realize that. But man there’s something about it… I can’t quite put my finger on it. Maybe it’s because I realize it’s too cool for me that makes me like it more. Like the moment you only find that special someone attractive when you realize they are in a relationship and can’t have them anymore. That’s what this is. Except it’s a song. But other than that… totally the same thing.
#5. Skrillex – Stranger (Kharfi Remix)
soundcloud.com/skrillex // soundcloud.com/davidekharfi
Amongst the many remixes that have emerged for Stranger over the past few weeks, Kharfi’s take on it is by far my favorite. The chill vibe gives me a bit of a Deadmau5 feel.
#4. WatchTheDuck – Making Luv To The Beat (M E R C E Remix)
soundcloud.com/watchtheduck // soundcloud.com/mercemusic
This song feels like cheating. I mean, how can you not want to sing along with those lyrics. WatchTheDuck have been one of my favorite acts since the release of Poppin’ Off, and this remix brings their one of their newest singles to a whole new level of sexy.
#3. Alex Vargas – Shackled Up
The way the holidays fell (plus my decision to do a feature post last weekend) has meant that I’ve had 2 weeks of new music to build my top five weekly list. As such, a song like Alex Vargas’ Shackled Up SHOULD be top song. It’s killer. Was a very difficult decision between this week’s best three songs, so let’s just pretend it’s a 1a, 1b, 1c scenario. I love the raw emotion going with this one… especially during the last minute or so.
#2. SevnthWonder Feat. Deverano – Maria I’m Drunk (Travi$ Scott Remix)
soundcloud.com/sevnthwonder // soundcloud.com/travisscott-2
I love me some Travi$ Scott, but holy hell does SevnthWonder turn this track into a legit bedroom jam. I haven’t been able to stop playing this one for the last two weeks (in fact I’ve probably played it more than the #1 song this week). Deverano’s vocals really shine here as well.
#1. Raven Zoe – Lovelorn Letter (MOOD ROBOT Remix)
soundcloud.com/raven-zoe-hurt // soundcloud.com/moodrobotband
Honestly, even if this song was only the ridiculous 1:00 intro before we hear any lyrics I’d have made it my #1 song. I am absolutely in love with the space-y, atmospheric things that MOOD ROBOT have done to Lovelorn Letter. The warped vocals (a personal favorite of mine in any song) also help. BUT GOD DAMN THAT INTRO. I want to be able to just play that on repeat for hours on end.