Songs of the Week 166: June 3 – June 9

jungle#5. Jungle – House In LA

Hazy summer vibes carry us into season with Jungle’s (relatively) recent release, House In LA.

chromeo#4. Chromeo – Bad Decision

This song would be so much higher on my list, but I just can’t seem to get into the chorus. Those verses tho… ultimate Chromeo catchiness. The chorus though just feels too “radio”.

ty dolla sign#3. Ty Dolla $ign Feat. A$AP Rocky – Dawsin’s Breek (Remix)

For whatever reason, I’ve been obsessed with this song in for the past few weeks. It’s by no means new, and I definitely had a few rounds at it when it was first released. It didn’t do much for me at first… but now. Now it’s just stuck in my head forever.

pnau#2. Pnau – Changa

Another “old” track that has captured my attention. Changa feels different than most dance tracks you hear – perhaps it’s the tribal influence. Perhaps it’s just cause it’s Pnau – where every song is kinda weird but still so, so danceable.

mesita#1. Mesita – Yr Eyes

Mesita is quickly becoming my favorite musician. I was super into him a few years ago when he released the Small Table EP, but sorta stopped following him. Luckily, Yr Eyes went pretty big and it surfaced in my daily music search, re-introducing me to Mesita and all his glory. There are so many good tracks in every one of his releases – if you at all dig the sound here, I’d highly recommend giving his catalogue a go. Bit of a Radiohead thing going on.

Songs of the Week 143: December 10 – December 16

rx soul#5. Rx Soul – All The Way There

My new favorite genre is grunge rnb. I don’t know if this counts, but it’s how I like to call tracks that give me Allan Rayman feels. Usually includes some real sexy guitar chords prominent in the background and some musty vocals to take center stage in what often is a very minimalistic sounding track. Grunge rnb. You heard it here first.

alina libkind#4. Alina Libkind – Out Of My Head

Can’t get this goddamn song out of my head (*applause for pun please*). Seriously though. It’s so catchy. Luckily the track is gold. But man, I’m going crazy!!

pfrr#3. Pink Flamingo Rhythm Revue – On A Night Like This

Ok first – what a band name. Second, do you like funk? Cause this is oozing swagger. Third, look a that dude. He looks like someone you want to have a beer with. Lastly, “rhythm” is one of those words that I don’t think I’ve ever actually been able to spell correctly on the first try. Sure has nothing to do with the track, but I felt it was important to share this shortcoming of my life.

// photos: @perrywinklephotography //#2. Pnau – Please Forgive Me

Almost every week I get to around Wednesday or Thursday and start thinking to myself “this is it – this is the week where I finally haven’t found enough quality tracks to share on the blog”. Yet somehow, Sunday comes and I got five songs that legitimately make me excited on each play. This week was looking real thin until I came across Pnau’s new album. It’s excellent. Could easily have featured three tracks from it, but I almost always try to only have one artist per week if possible. Super into the tropical dance vibes here.

dermot kennedy#1. Dermot Kennedy – Moments Passed

Want some feels? Go check out the music video for this bad boy. Even without the music video, the raw passion is obvious here. On first listen of Moments Passed, my first immediate thought was “I NEED TO SEE THIS LIVE”.  This guy has a new fan. Fucking amazing stuff (and lucky enough for me he’ll be in town in February).