Songs of the Week 340: October 24 – October 30

#5. Curren$y – Freezer

By now you should know the deal. A new Curren$y drops and there’ll be at least one track featured here. At this point it’s basically comfort music.

#4. Kye feat. Jerome Farah – Tuesday

One of those classic “well this is a nice sounding track” songs. Pleasant to the ears. Having a catchy chorus helps.

#3. Mosey – I Mingle

Completely hooked on the chorus. Think I first heard this through a remix package, but ended up digging the original much more.

#2. Young & Sick – Once Or Twice

I know I’ve said this for basically every track featured from Young & Sick’s Brother, but gosh darn these tracks are brilliant. Dude is a musical genius. I’m already looking forward to whatever follow up albums he has in store for us in the future. Also need to see him live ASAP.

#1. Stellie – Bullet Through the Heart

WOWZA. Started off with some major Lana Del Rey vibes, but she really starts developing her own thing after that opening few bars. What really gets me is the chorus and the pounding keyboard. I’ve had it on repeat for 19 straight days since I fear heard it. Track of the year candidate.

Songs of the Week 319: May 30 – June 5

#5. BabyJake Feat. Bipolar Sunshine – Funny Thing About Love

BabyJake | Baby Jake | Free Listening on SoundCloud

One of those “almost painfully uplifting” tracks. Sounds like a track that’s soon to be playing at every H&M, Urban Outfitters and Abercrombie & Fitch near you.

#4. Hoodie Boy – Moments

Hoodie Boy | Free Listening on SoundCloud

More catchy retro-glam tunes from Hoodie Boy’s recent album drop.

#3. Danny George Feat. Darren Morgan – Say Something

Danny George | Free Listening on SoundCloud

There was a good 4-5 years last decade or so when every hot song sounded like this. I call it the “Chet Faker” sound, but there’s probably a more apt name for it. Broody, emotional, vocal driven jams made to be played for intimate crowds in the most niche joints in the city.

#2. Curren$y – Smoke Break

Curren$y Spitta | Free Listening on SoundCloud

I’m not going to pretend to understand Curren$y’s release schedule. This song “dropped” a week or two ago on his latest release, but also has a music from from 2001. Whatever it is, hip hop’s hardest worker is just my fave. Yea his songs have a formula. Yea he has one sound. But he’s like the Sublime of rap. Put on anything and just chill. It’ll be good. (plus that beat is totally stuck in my head)

#1. Emawk Feat. Zach Ezzy – FAIY

emawk | Free Listening on SoundCloud

Emawk was already on my “artist to watch” radar last year, and boy is he delivering. Unique sounds, swagger for days and a real ear for making catchy tunes.