#5. Dizzy – Pretty Things
Dizzy have really figured out that “cute pop” thing with their soft, subtle sounds and catchy lyrics.
#4. Golda – NSFW
I’ve been hooked on two Golda tracks over the past week and was torn about which one to throw into the list this week. So much so that instead I’ve decided to split it so that one will be here this week and one next. If you like some steamy bedroom tunes, then look no further.
#3. Beck – Up All Night (Oliver Remix)
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Oliver are straight up disco magicians. This chorus is brilliant.
#2. Colin Magalong – Blossom
Some real nice sounds here from Colin Magalong (and his debut track at that, so it seems). Oddly enough, I like all the components of the song more than the entire track itself. I find the way it all interacts a bit forced, but when taken as pieces (chorus, verse, lyrics, beat etc.) all are top top notch. I’m especially a sucker for the hook. Anytime there’s a breakdown with some catchy lyrics you’ve got me in your back pocket.
#1. Monarchy – Midnight
Speaking of catchy hooks – the masters themselves have released a new track that has been on repeat since day 1. Anytime I see a new Monarchy track pop up on my soundcloud feed is a good day indeed.
#5. Joan – Tokyo
Really really was digging how this one started. Super sexy 80s/90s grooves. Thought it loses a bit of steam halfway through but still… loving the retro vibes.
#4. Lais – Instances
Lais was one of those artists for me that you discover but forget to follow. Out of nowhere a track popped up on my Spotify so I decided to check out what he’d been up to. New album is what he’s been up to, and it’s slick.
#3. Emmit Fenn – Lost In Space
Dunno what to say about this one. It’s like that “girl/guy you’d bring home to mom” type person, but in musical form. Not offensive, well put together and all around nice to have around. Soothing, yet still captivating.
#2. Monarchy – Hula Hoop 8000
Monarchy’s lead singer (Ra Black) has one of my favorite voices in dance-pop right now. Something about their music always seems to put me in a good move, regardless of how I felt before.
#1. Chris Brown – Nowhere
Want to know my dedication to finding the best new music out there? I listened to every goddamn track in Chris Brown’s Heartbreak On A Full Moon “deluxe” album. Yeah. All 57, mostly “bleh” tracks. Now I’m a fan of Chris Brown (the music, not the person). He has some of my favourite dance tracks out there. 99% of this album feels lazy, cookie-cutter and totally boring. Nowhere, however, mostly made the Heartbreak adventure worth it. I’ve had it on repeat since, and likely will have it on the entire holiday break.