#5. Navvi – Human Highlight Reel
There’s something very calming about the atmospheric Human Highlight Reel. That is, until the panic-inducing guitar chords start ripping near the end…
#4. Curren$y – 67 Turbo Jet
Curren$y is one of my all-time fav hip hop artists. While this track ain’t new, it recently got a re-release (along with a few other classics), giving me a good excuse to go back and re-visit the chilled-out weed rap king.
#3. Bob Moses – Back Down
New album by Bob Moses strikes me as very similar to their previous record. A catalog of tracks that are brilliant and perfect as background music to groove to. Nothing really sticks out and grabs my attention, but I find myself bobbing along to almost every single track.
#2. Khalid – Better
While I’m very (VERY) slowly getting sick of how much this dude gets played anywhere I go, I can’t help but acknowledge how damn good all his tracks are.
#1. Akine – Money In Your Mouth
By far the catchiest of the tracks shared this week. Self-described by Akine as anti-pop, I can totally see this tracking making it’s way into an H&M or Starbucks in the very near future.
#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.