Songs of the Week 94: January 1 – January 7

curreny#5. Curren$y Feat. Starlito – Told Me That

soundcloud.com/currensy

Curren$y makes way too much music for me to be able to keep up. I decided to check in on him as I hadn’t really heard anything since Pilot Talk III. Well, turns out he’s only released 3 billion mix tapes since then so I’m way behind. I did my best to catch up, and Told Me That was what I found myself groovin to the most.


harlea#4. Harlea – You Don’t Get It

soundcloud.com/harleamusic

Real tough week this one. I honestly don’t like having this at #4… it should be at LEAST a #2. However, there is just so much quality stuff this week that Harlea will have to settle. It’s a stunning track, full of swagger and powerful chords that carry with it a bluesy-rock feel. Really really love the chorus.


ten-fe#3. Ten Fe – Twist Your Arm

soundcloud.com/tenfemusic

Despite not really blowing my socks off on the first listen, I’m kind of entranced by Twist Your Arm. It reminds me of songs I used to love in University – catchy pop rock that is deeper than it first appears.


ofenbach#2. Ofenbach – Be Mine

soundcloud.com/weareofenbach

When I first heard this track I was convinced it’d be #1. The beat is ridiculously catchy, something that will have you humming it for the rest of the day subconsciously after your first listen. However, as is often the case, a challenger appeared at the last minute…


max-liese#1. Bridgit Mendler Feat. Kaiydo – Atlantis (Max Liese Remix)

soundcloud.com/maxliesemusic // soundcloud.com/bridgitmendler

Hit play and was really feeling the trap grooves. Like most, I was a bit worn out on the dubstep/track scene from last year’s overkill… but this one was re-igniting it a bit. AND THEN Kaiydo’s verse kicked in. GODDAMN. It’s some of the smoothest flow I’ve ever heard. I really wish there was one more verse, because I find that I listen to this track now just for that one minute of hip hop ecstasy.

Songs of the Week 90: November 27 – December 3

zimmer#5. Zimmer Feat. Fhin – Lost Your Mind

soundcloud.com/zimmermusic

While I’m already a big fan of both Fhin and Zimmer, it’s the lonely, The XX-ish guitar that steals the show for me. It’s subtle and not prevalent enough for my liking, but it is nevertheless captivating.


public#4. Public – 4Her

soundcloud.com/publictheband

Some lighthearted, fun Brit-pop from Public (and yes I realize that they are from Cincinnati, but for some reason I am getting major Brit-pop vibes here).


sara-hartman#3. Sara Hartman – From the Other Side of the World

soundcloud.com/sarahartmanmusic

I get an immediate sense of lonliness listening to Sara Hartman’s From the Other Side of the World. It’s a beautiful song with a full sound and some great layering.


oliver2#2. Leon Else – Dance (Oliver Remix)

soundcloud.com/leonelse // soundcloud.com/weareoliver

The original by Leon Else is fantastic in it’s own right, but I love what Oliver did to the track. Gave it a more steady bounce that doesn’t quite get as amped up as the original, but has me dancing all the same. I went through a huge disco phase in the early 2000s, and this brings me back to that (it’s also scary to think of the early 2000s as a long time ago).


oliver#1. Oliver – Electrify

soundcloud.com/weareoliver

Yep – it’s a double Oliver kind of week. Which also means it’s a double disco kind of week. I LOVE the vocals here. For some reason this makes me think of the track from A Goofy Movie, which was probably my favorite song back when I was a kid for a good 2 months after I first saw the movie.