#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)
soundcloud.com/maxliesemusic // soundcloud.com/bridgitmendler
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. Luha – Blue Whale
Another week, another debut track that is both graceful and hypnotic. Luha hits us with Blue Whale which officially has grabbed my attention and put her on my radar of artists to watch.
#4. Craig Paul Hardy & Theo Chinara – Make Ya Feel Good
One of my favourite blogs to hit up is Too Many Sebastians (toomanysebastians.co.uk/), who introduced me to the “Daft Punk-esque” Make Ya Feel Good (which ironically is only brought up in the blog pot over at TMS due to it being incorrectly dubbed a Daft Punk track). Hard to find much information on the artists, but nevertheless the track is a damn good time and ripe for your future disco-themed Christmas party (what?! am I the only one?)
#3. YG Feat. Lil Wayne – Trill
I have a soft spot for Lil’ Wayne. I don’t know why… his voice is annoying and everything he does sounds the same. And yet, I consistently find myself head bobbing to anything he’s involved in. YG’s Trill is no different. It feels like “just another track” in the long line of hip hop tracks that the the “stars” of the hip hop scene seem to churn out, but whatever. I like it and frankly it’s been a slow week for music (let’s blame the holiday break).
#2. Blak Emoji – Honey
A great chorus can do a lot. Honey‘s chorus, in all it’s grimy glory, is the strongest part of the track in my opinion.
#1. The-Dream – Ferris Wheel
UGH. This track could be so good. So so good. On the one hand you have that beat, which is unbelievable. I love it. The way it fades in and out… it’s catchy, it makes me jam. But everything else about this track is just so ho-hum. It feels lazy. I kinda can see where they were trying to go (artsy, hazy RnB), but honestly… if it wasn’t for that beat I’d probably not even give this a second listen. And yet, here we are. Top spot for the week riding purely on how much I want someone to take this beat and create something new.