Denmark’s own Soleima is a burgeoning pop star with two potential hits to her name. The first is “Wasted,” a distorted pop ode to poolside inebriation. The second is “Once Was,” which with an equally distorted chorus, brings a one-sided conversation with an ex to musical life. Both songs are instantly digestible nuggets of pop gold with just enough computer generated effects to keep things consistently surprising.
Phantogram has been busy being Big Grams (with none other than Big Boi) for the last year, but now the duo is back to work on their own material. It’s been a minute since we got an album from Phantogram (about 2 years to be exact), but they’re currently prepping for their third studio album (also titled Three). “You Don’t Get Me High Anymore” is the first track that’s been released and it definitely has that Phantogram sound we’ve all grown to love. On one hand, the track makes you want to move and bob your head, but on the other hand, it’s got that feeling of gloominess and emotion. It’s essentially a dark yet catchy track and has Phantogram written all over it. Check out “You Don’t Get Me High Anymore” below!
If you’re looking for a breath of fresh air (especially within our crazy world), JONES is as refreshing as they come. “Melt” is the London artist’s first track off of her forthcoming debut album, New Skin. There’s nothing complicated about “Melt”, it truly just has a beauty to it that comes so easily. Within seconds it’ll have you feeling good and forgetting your worries, because it’s just that great of a pop song. It’s light, it’s sweet, and it has a way of reeling you in without even trying. If you’re feeling down and need a pick me up, JONES is to the rescue. Check out “Melt” below and let it sooth your soul in no time.
Alright, take a moment to remember these popular song lyrics, “Say what, say what, say what. Girl, you know what’s up”. Who comes to mind? None other than Mr. Donell Jones, of course! It was by far one of the greatest r&b classics of the 90s (if you don’t know it, you’re young and please don’t remind me how old I am). Now that we got a mini-music history lesson, it’s time to take a look at the present day. Mar and iLL BLU have teamed up to give us a perfect summer jam that is laced with traces of Jones’ hit. Not only is there the element of old-school tunes, but it’s also completely addictive with its dance-floor electronic vibe. Mar also makes sure to shine with his slick, r&b vocals to add some soul to this club banger. This version of “What’s Up” is something else and we’re sure Donell would be impressed. Check it out for yourself below.
It seems as though the United Kingdom has handfuls and handfuls of soulful talent waiting in line these last few years. It’s definitely not something to complain about, especially when an artist like Javeon comes along. The Bristol-based singer-songwriter has been creating electronic-soul fueled tunes for a couple years now and he’s officially ready to release his brand new EP Show Me Something tomorrow. “Nineyards” is a track on the new project and it’s blazing with smooth yet utterly catchy r&b sounds. Check out the tune below and be sure to take a listen to Javeon’s upcoming release Show Me Something.
We’ll keep it short and sweet. Chance The Rapper made his solo return with Coloring Book. It was pretty hard to not just link to Coloring Book for Best of May, but we still have some gems for you to throw into your rotation! Link, and stream below.
PS: Go Cavs!
Metronomy recently released their funky new track “Old Skool” and had their fans getting giddy for their upcoming album Summer 08. It’s still about a month until we get a collection of their new material, but they’re keeping the momentum going with an edgy little remix of “Old Skool”. Fatima Yamaha manages to give the track an extra “oomph” and a slightly dancier beat, but doesn’t stray too far from the original. Both versions are completely summer ready and need a place on those beach party playlists regardless. Check out Fatima Yamaha’s remix of Metronomy’s “Old Skool” below and keep an eye out for Metronomy’s latest album Summer 08, out July 1st.
It’s summer time, which means it’s time to bring your (metaphorical) guns, and buns out for what will be a wild summer. With that, High Rule decided to switch it up from their usual blend of alternative-indie-hip-hop to bring you something a little more bright and bubbly for your summer boozin’. While slightly switching up styles, they stay true to their catchy ways to ensure you’ll be singing along and coming back for more. “FOMO” serves as a single off of their upcoming EP, “In Real Life.” Check out the music video that was filmed at Coachella, which will for sure give you FOMO.
Sampling The Kooks ”Sweet Emotions”, Left Boy creates “Sweet Emotions,” a futuristic pop tune with a hip hop taste that is too catchy for your own good. Pop isn’t for everyone, sometimes it can be too corny, but I can confidently say that this is for everyone. Check it out below, and let us know what you think!
My mom always told me nothing good ever happens after 2am. I’m sure your parents have taught you that too. I think this track pretty much confirms that statement. Here we have a gritty, raw, progressive tune infusing too many genres to keep track off from Coastl Wolf, as “2AM” serves as the first single off of their debut EP dropping June 3rd.
Adam Jensen returns with his latest single, Ritual, which quite honestly just bumps. Adam is a slightly different artist where his production is more uplifting, while the lyrical message is a bit darker. Drink it in because he’s a special talent that isn’t hitting the brakes any time soon.
The Danish group Liss had heads turning when they released their track “Try” a little under a year ago. “Try” was unique, raw, and catchy, all the things anyone could ask for. Now the band is exposing more of their style with not only a new song (or rather, an old song they’ve been playing live for awhile, according to the band), but also a music video to pair with it. “Miles Apart” is super funky and is intertwined with multiple genres from pop to r&b. It’s needless to say, fans of many types of music can get down to this number. The video isn’t over the top, but rather a raw display of a regular night under the starry sky with the boys of Liss. Check out the video below and take a listen to Liss’ EP First, out now.