Songs of the Week 69: July 10 – July 16

alain chamfort#5. Alain Chamfort – Trace De Toi

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alain_Chamfort

#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

soundcloud.com/edxmusic

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

soundcloud.com/polographia

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

soundcloud.com/kaptanband

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

soundcloud.com/jeantonique

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 3: March 29 – April 4

Hooknsling#5. Hook N Sling ft. Far East Movement – Break Yourself

soundcloud.com/hooknsling

Something about this one just screams smoke machines, strobe lights and Electric Circus. Wouldn’t be surprised to see Break Yourself make it into every nightclub DJ’s playlist.


Alpine

#4. Alpine – Foolish

soundcloud.com/alpineband

Foolish had me hooked from the first strum. Another great indie-pop song/band to come out of Australia. Seems to be a weekly occurrence these days. Definitely a feel-good, easy listen.


Vice

#3. Monarch – Stay (Vice Remix)

soundcloud.com/djvice // soundcloud.com/monarchofficial

Upon first listen I recognized something about this song. I just couldn’t put my finger on it. Wasn’t until I went to check out the Soundcloud page for Monarch that I realized I already had the the one other remix done for this song (by Kill Them With Colour). That’s what I love about remixes so much, you can take one song and have two completely different-sounding results.


Christine

#2. Christine and the Queens – iT

soundcloud.com/christineandthequeens

Another week, another beauty from Christine and the Queens. It’s honestly been a really long time since I’ve enjoyed so many tracks from one artist (I tend to bounce around a lot). If you haven’t given either Chaleur Humaine (their fantastic album) or St Claude (their upcoming EP), I highly recommend them both.


Allan

#1. Allan Rayman – Graceland

soundcloud.com/allanrayman

I’m cheating a bit here. Nothing this past week really blew my socks off like the past two weeks, and I didn’t feel right “awarding” anyone top song. So instead, I’ve decided to open the vault and share my favourite song of 2015. Not only is Graceland my top song so far this year, but Allan Rayman is my favourite new artist of 2015 as well (albeit, Christine and the Queens is making a hard push for that title). Also doesn’t hurt that he’s a fellow Canadian (from Toronto). Graceland has been, by far, my most played song this year.