Songs of the Week 269: May 31 – June 6

lady gaga#5. Lady Gaga – Enigma

soundcloud.com/ladygaga

Ultimately, I think there is only so much Gaga I can take in at any one point in time. I’ve currently hit my limit. Between Engima and Stupid Love a few weeks ago, I’m probably set for the next year or so.


boston manor#4. Boston Manor – Plasticine Dreams

soundcloud.com/boston-manor

I could throw this song into any grunge mix of the 90s/early 2000s and it wouldn’t be out of place at all. Treble Charger, Sum 41, Boston Manor, Bush… it fits perfectly.


jaycee#3. Jayee – Lie To You

soundcloud.com/jayceeau

Top three tracks this week are all tied for #1. Too close to call. Starting with Jaycee’s rnb banger that has one hell of a post-chorus-pre-verse… hook? I don’t really know what to call that.


mariah the scientist#2. Mariah The Scientist – RIP

soundcloud.com/mariahthescientist

This one completely came out of nowhere. I think it was retweeted by an artist I follow on Soundcloud. The new Kehlani (which isn’t even fair to Kehlani… she’s still in her prime!). Excited to see where Mariah The Scientest goes.


dornik-yougotit#1. Dornik Feat. Taylor Graves – You Got It

soundcloud.com/dornik

More Dornik because that’s what everyone needs in their life right now. Smooth, ear-pleasing R&B jams. His newest album is so so good. He best not take another five years to give us new music after this drop!! Can’t wait that long again.

Songs of the Week 256: March 1 – March 7

yuksek#5. Yuksek Feat. Breakbot & Irfane – The Only Reason

soundcloud.com/yuksek

The French connection is real. French legends Yuksek & Breakbot re-unite (along with Irfane, who may also be a French legend but not as known to me so infinite apologies if this is my bad) on Yuksek’s newest album drop. This track really brought me back. When I first started blogging years and years ago, Sebastian Tellier was one of the very first artists to be heavily marketed as someone to feature from promoters. I eventually caved, and boy was I glad I did. He was fantastic, and opened up my eyes to the world of French DJs. Breakbot and Yuksek have both been heavily featured in my shuffle playlists ever since.


roddy ricch-the box#4. Roddy Ricchy Feat. Ty Dolla $ign – Bacc Seat

soundcloud.com/roddyricch

The Roddy Ricch tour continues (and finishes) with Bacc Seat, featuring the man who is featured in basically every hip hop track ever, Ty Dolla $ign. Still blasting this album daily. So good.


benji lewis#3. Benji Lewis – Fast Forward

soundcloud.com/benji-lewis-1

Benji Lewis has always had a voice that demanded attention. However, this may be the first track that has felt really mature… a sound that belies how long he’s been around. Also I’m a sucker for a good falsetto… so there’s that.


sza#2. Sza & Justin Timberlake – The Other Side

soundcloud.com/justsza // soundcloud.com/justintimberlake

I mean ok, this song is great. It’s fun, danceable, catchy… really it’s just a nice time. But what is JT doing. Why is he exclusively making music for unusual movie soundtracks. Can we just have a new album please and thanks. (but legit, nice track).


Arrivals - 91st Academy Awards, Los Angeles, USA - 24 Feb 2019#1. Lady Gaga – Stupid Love

soundcloud.com/ladygaga

Lady Gaga has really cemented herself as the new generation’s Madonna.  This track just screams Madonna to me, and frankly it’s a brilliant track. I’ve never been a huge Gaga fan, but I can recognize quality when I hear it.