Songs of the Week 208: March 24 – March 30

madison paris#5. Madison Paris Feat. Bobii Lewis – Triple

With each passing year I can feel my age in the new sounds that are making waves in the music world. Songs that speak to the university age, like Madison Paris’ Triple. Even the idea of a triple makes me worried for how I’ll feel the next day. Ah, the wonders of aging. Oh yea, killer track tho.

flor#4. Flor – Slow Motion

Flor are another one of my favs that are incredibly consistent with quality releases. Going to keep my eyes peeled for the next time they’re in town, as I can imagine their shows are a blast.

two door cinema club#3. Two Door Cinema Club – Talk

TDCC are like the mature version of Flor. Been around longer, had some time to become a bit more established, but play the same sort of up tempo, fun, dance-party type rock. I’ve been lucky enough to catch TDCC once live and it still ranks amongst the best shows I’ve ever been to. Can’t wait for their new album (at least I assume they have a new album coming seeing as Talk is a fresh single).

logic#2. Logic – Confessions of a Dangerous Mind

Had my spin with Logic a couple years ago during his Young Sinatra days. Caught this out of nowhere and so glad I did. Such a smart, catchy and skilled hip hop track.

jungle#1. Jungle – Casio

I’m still on a high from the Jungle show I went to three or four weeks ago now. It was easily in the top 3 shows I’ve ever been to… and definitely has moments where I think it was the best. I was always a huge fan, but seeing them live had me “re-discovering” so many tracks that I then fell in love with all over again. Casio is one that I really should have featured already. With each month I feel like the Jungle crew are gaining steam and recognition. Wouldn’t be shocked to see them completely blow up in the next year. For Ever is a masterpiece of an album.

Songs of the Week 109: April 16 – April 22

classix#5. Night Drive – Rise And Fall (Classixx Remix) //

Start the week off with a nu-disco/prog-house remix from Classixx that’s just made for rocking out to in your car while cruising the streets.

Litany#4. Litany – Flaws

Admittedly haven’t really been following Litany since their outstanding single Woman. Turns out I haven’t missed much, as Flaws is really their first release since. Not quite as quirky was Woman was, but I’d say it’s just as catchy.

twodoorcinemaclub#3. Two Door Cinema Club – Lavender

While I’m a MAJOR TDCC fanboy, I wouldn’t say I was enamoured with their recent release Gameshow.  Lavender didn’t make a major impression on me when I gave the album it’s initial first few listens. However, the boys released a music video for said track recently that shows them playing it live, and well… it totally changed the song for me. Their live shows are a blast, and seeing them play the song and watching the crowd groove along almost gave Lavender a bit more bump.

OkayChé#2. OkayChe – Late Night

Last week I was lamenting how I’ve just not been hearing a lot of hip hop that I’ve liked. Well, this week the top two tracks are both hip hop (although – spoiler alert coming – having Kendrick release an album is kind of cheating). OkayChe is brand new find for me. Really digging the electro feel here.

kendrick lamar#1. Kendrick Lamar Feat. Rihanna – Loyalty

I find it odd that there’s obviously another artist on this track (specifically, the hook before the chorus), but they aren’t mentioned in the features (or more likely, I’m just not a smart human and it’s Kendrick distorted or something). Anyway, unpopular opinion time – wasn’t a huge fan of DAMN. Like To Pimp A Butterfly, I recognized it was a brilliant record… but I just didn’t want to play the songs. Same story here. Every song is crisp, usually with some serious depth and smart lyrics. That said, I don’t find myself wanting to play much off of this record when I have a chance to put some music on. Loyalty is easily my favorite track on the album, and I actually think Rihanna’s verse is what carries the day here (I do love me some Rihanna).