#5. Parcels – Tape
Wholesome music makers Parcels are back with a new album full of tracks to melt your worries away.
#4. Georgi Kay – Toxins
Loving those chorus synths. Been a big fan of the stuff Georgi Kay has put out this year.
#3. Mesita – Yaoi Prince
My adoration of Mesita is well documented, so don’t think this track really needs any explanation. Classic Mesita.
#2. Khalid – Vertigo
New Khalid Ep was wonderful. A bunch of tracks were keepers, with Vertigo being the standout song IMO.
#1. Phoebe Ryan Feat. Tove Lo – Heart Attack
The Neon Gold label/blog has been a staple of mine since I came across it many many moons ago. I somewhat credit them for introducing me to the world of music blogs. While they don’t release as much music these days as they used to (C’mon Neon… it’s been like 4 months since you’re last track post!!), they did release a celebration album featuring tracks new and old from some of their biggest stars. I like me some Phoebe Ryan, but I’m a total sucker for another Tove Lo gets involved in. Her contributions to this track really win me over.
#5. Georgi Kay – Guilty Pleasures
This one’s definitely carried by it’s chorus and pulsating synths. Could do some pretty cool things with this one for a live performance.
#4. Black Tiger Sex Machine Feat. Panther – Zombie
This song tears me up. Part of it I absolutely adore – and then parts of it leave me wanting more or have me kinda waiting for it to pass so it can get back to the parts I like. Regardless, it’s something different than what I’m usually into and have had it on my playlist all week.
#3. Biocratic – Extra Fresh
No matter what song follows Black Tiger Sex Machine, it will feel like an emotional drop. BTSM just have so much raw energy in their music that it makes something as funky and danceable as Biocratic’s Extra Fresh seem like tame. This one works best with volume at max and a house full of people busting some serious moves.
#2. Drake – God’s Plan
Not sure if you heard, but we got some new Drake last week. /sarcasm. Felt like both songs were very “safe”. Not quite “made for radio” safe, but he didn’t push the envelope in ways he’s done before. I’m totally cool with that. God’s Plan has some great verses and that signature Drake singability. Those 5-6 lines after the drop are brilliant.
#1. Above & Beyond Feat. Justine Suissa – Naked
If I could pick any band I have yet to see live and go to their show tonight, Above & Beyond would probably be my choice. Every album they release puts me in a good mood and almost always has one or two tracks I get hooked to.