Songs of the Week 123: July 23 – July 29

tigers + thieves#5. Tigers + Thieves – Change Your Mind

soundcloud.com/tigersandthieves

Boy & Bear are one of my favorite “regular” bands… if that makes sense at all. One of those bands that aren’t really blogstars, aren’t “cool” to like… but instead are a straight up good time. Well, Tiger + Thieves had me fooled as being Boy & Bear when it first popped up on my play list with their newest track Change Your MindThe song just exudes positivity and happiness.


matt black#4. Matt Black – Fake Rose

soundcloud.com/officialmattblack

Matt Black’s sure got that sultry, baby-makin music sound down pat.


tentendo#3. Tentendo – One Stop Shop

soundcloud.com/tentendo

I’m completely torn on this track. All the individual pieces of it I adore, but somehow packaged together it just feels like it’s lacking something. On an unrelated note, Tentendo is a crazy cool name.


gt & wildfire#2. GT & Wildfire Feat. Pamp Le Mousse – Little Dance

soundcloud.com/wildfire_music1 // soundcloud.com/grooveterminator

The sax won me over. I wish they’d gone a little louder for the chorus after the drop, but still find this unbelievably groovy. But really, any song with sax is almost a must-play for me.


wolf saga#1. Wolf Saga – Crutches

soundcloud.com/enterwolfsaga

Was a real tossup this week for the top 2 tracks. In the end, there’s a bit of St. Lucia-like charm going on with Wolf Saga’s Crutches that keeps me coming back.

Songs of the Week 56: April 10 – April 16

mason#5. Mighty Mi Feat. Grand Puba – Shake With Me (Mason Remix)

soundcloud.com/djmightymi // soundcloud.com/musicofmason

Starting this week off with pace. Mason gets you off the couch with his remix of Shake With Me by Mighty Mi.


elior#4. Elior Feat. Sarah Monti – My Eyes

soundcloud.com/eliormusic

The dance party continues with the latest from Elior. This is very much “same same but different” as Mason’s remix above. Dance elements that take advantage of catchy vocals and repetition.


matt black#3. Matt Black  – Moving On

soundcloud.com/officialmattblack

At the time I first heard this song (which, as I hinted at last week, came at the same time as I heard Mr. Black’s other song Riot) I was convinced it’d be this week’s top song. Alas, 2 challengers appeared last minute and instead we sit here at #3. This reminds me a lot of JMSN (which you best get ready for…) and a bit of Allan Rayman. Soulful and gritty.


jmsn#2. JMSN – Most of All

soundcloud.com/iamjmsn

I am a HUGE fan of JMSN’s sound. He’s so good at layering his vocals to created a real full sound that has me bobbing along the entire time. Of the 13 tracks I have gracing my “favorites” playlist from JMSN alone, Most of All actually sits as my favourite track (and this isn’t just “shiny new toy” syndrome…). Looking forward to future release of It Is like no other.


lido#1. Lido – Crazy

soundcloud.com/lidogotsongs

This here is one of the rare times I’ll post a video instead of Soundcloud link when both exist. This video is absolutely amazing. It’s basically my dream. I want to be Lido in this video (which, he directed himself). I’m so so jealous. I love everything about this song, but to me nothing tops the section from about 0:43 to 1:30. The way he cuts the vocals in with the beat from the opening is unfairly catchy.