#5. Curren$y Feat. Starlito – Told Me That
Curren$y makes way too much music for me to be able to keep up. I decided to check in on him as I hadn’t really heard anything since Pilot Talk III. Well, turns out he’s only released 3 billion mix tapes since then so I’m way behind. I did my best to catch up, and Told Me That was what I found myself groovin to the most.
#4. Harlea – You Don’t Get It
Real tough week this one. I honestly don’t like having this at #4… it should be at LEAST a #2. However, there is just so much quality stuff this week that Harlea will have to settle. It’s a stunning track, full of swagger and powerful chords that carry with it a bluesy-rock feel. Really really love the chorus.
#3. Ten Fe – Twist Your Arm
Despite not really blowing my socks off on the first listen, I’m kind of entranced by Twist Your Arm. It reminds me of songs I used to love in University – catchy pop rock that is deeper than it first appears.
#2. Ofenbach – Be Mine
When I first heard this track I was convinced it’d be #1. The beat is ridiculously catchy, something that will have you humming it for the rest of the day subconsciously after your first listen. However, as is often the case, a challenger appeared at the last minute…
#1. Bridgit Mendler Feat. Kaiydo – Atlantis (Max Liese Remix)
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Hit play and was really feeling the trap grooves. Like most, I was a bit worn out on the dubstep/track scene from last year’s overkill… but this one was re-igniting it a bit. AND THEN Kaiydo’s verse kicked in. GODDAMN. It’s some of the smoothest flow I’ve ever heard. I really wish there was one more verse, because I find that I listen to this track now just for that one minute of hip hop ecstasy.
#5. Curren$y Feat. Ty Dolla $ign – Superstar
Da da dada da dada da da. Curren$y is back (although to be honest it’s not like he was gone very long). My favourite track off of his Canal Street Confidential is the Ty Dolla $ign featured Superstar. I’d say this album was more radio-ready than most of the earlier stuff Curren$y has released, but it still has that easygoing vibe that makes him so damn easy to listen to.
#4. Jarryd James – Sure Love
This sounds a lot like a pop-star in the making here with Jarryd James and his third release (of the four he currently has on his soundcloud). Catchy, solid vocals and great rhythm all comes together in a real nice poppy, RnB track.
#3. RomCom – Fast Forward Rewind
If you need a little 80s back in your life (or maybe early 90s, but the non-grungey part of the early 90s), then RomCom has you covered with their debut single. It’s gorgeous and pure nostalgia.
#2. Smoke Season – Loose
Not only is the video powerful, but the song has this sense of command in it. It’s another track that I feel like is just waiting to explode in sound as it builds, and then it… doesn’t. It just ends, and it ends leaving me wanting more (but wanting in more in a very good way).
#1. Noella Nix – Holding On
Been a very poppy week of music apparently (outside of Curren$y, altho I’d even argue that was poppy hip hop). To be honest I am not too sure why I love Holding On so much, but there’s something in the sound that has me addicted.