Songs of the Week 154: March 11 – March 17

milky chance#5. Milky Chance – Cold Blue Rain

I may or may not having taken a 1 week hiatus last week. I’ve been travelling a lot over the past few weeks, and then last week I had started a new job. All of it combined to result in one tired human. The other part is that frankly, it’s been a slow few weeks for new finds. As such, a refresh was in order. On the plus side, there’s now a nice little cache of tracks to share over the next 2 weeks. This week we start with a leftover from the Milky Chance album I took a peep at a few weeks ago. Shared Firebird previously, and now I’ve really come to love Cold Blue Rain as well.

ralph#4. Ralph – September Fades

It really feels like Ralph is about to explode into the mainstream. That, or go full adult contemporary. September Fades is the latest in a long string of real strong pop releases.

bed scene#3. Bed Scene – Easy On The Eyes

Easy On The Eyes is one of those tracks that just completely calms me. Makes me feel like I’m sitting on a beach with a pina colada in one hand, just staring out into the blue ocean. Then the song stops and it’s just me in my underwear sitting on my couch. How unpleasant.

ldru#2. L D R U Feat. Rob Taylor – Take My

The dance magician is back at it. LDRU has been on a tear, each track managing to sound uniquely different but still with that kick that gets one off the couch and instead dancing around the kitchen in their underwear. Definitely near the top of my “want to see live” list. Truth be told though, those vocals by Rob Taylor really sell me on the track.

deutsch duke#1. Deutsch Duke – So Real

God damnit this song is cool. If you are like me and judge a track in the first 15 seconds, don’t for this guy. Give it a good 2 minutes, because the track really gets going about 1:30 in. Loving the beats and background yells (?) reverberating for the last minute. Gives it a great sense of urgency.

Songs of the Week 153: February 18 – February 24

ralph#5. Ralph Feat. Industries – Screenplay (Refix)

Is there a difference between a remix and a refix? Whatever the answer is, digging the verse Industries throws in on this refix to Ralph’s Screenplay. Witty, catchy and sassy.

la pore#4. La Pore – Missing It

This has really grown on me in over the last week. So much so that it’s made the cut after missing out originally.

khalid#3. Khalid – 8teen

I’m admittedly not the biggest Khalid fan, but I gotta give the guy credit for being able to create some damn catchy pop/hip hop. Super late on this one, but re-visited his album from last year and somehow totally passed over 8teen on the first go.

thutmose#2. Thutmose Feat. Alex Mali – Karma

I’ve been following Thutmose closely since he burst onto the scene. Until Karma, there hadn’t been a song that really grabbed me but I could sense he was gonna be something special. Had that sound of a seasoned vet despite being relatively new to the game.

peter lyons#1. Strong Asian Mothers – Hard To Find (Peter Lyons Remix) //

Love love love the heavy distorted bass and the slight twist that Peter Lyons adds to the greatly Strong Asian Mothers track Hard to Find. The original is wonderful in it’s own right, but think that Peter Lyons takes it to a whole new level.