I sit here around the same time every month wondering what I should put into these little write ups. Sometimes it comes to me, and sometimes I’m just like blech. Sometimes I even wonder if anyone reads these or if they just skip to the music. Sex. I’m not going to go into a deep thoughtful post, or predict how many touchdowns Johnny Football (sex) will have for my brownies next week, but, yeah, enjoy the sex (music)!
PSA: I’m out of it tonight. Thanks, finals!
MNEK seems to be on top of the world with all the tracks he’s been involved with in the electronic world in the last year, but he has yet to release his debut album. Instead, he’s been teasing us with some seriously epic solo tracks that show us what exactly he’s about. “The Rhythm” is his latest tune to hit the public and it’s a perfect mixture of powerful r&b vocals with an electric beat that’ll have people wanting to hit the dancefloor. Needless to say, it’s explosive and we are ready for more. Listen to the addictive gem below.
A twisted pop darkness with an addition of r&b vibes, this is what you hear when turning on Made In Heights’ new track “Panther”. It’s got an addictive thing about it that should have everyone turning their heads and wondering where to get more. Luckily for us all, their forthcoming new album will be released sometime next year. For now, give their other catchy tracks a spin including this new one below.
Brooklyn’s My Body, best known for their recent remix of Phantogram, has finally found time to record their own brand of sugary mutant pop and will be releasing an EP full of it – entitled 6 Wives. Their new single “All I Can” comes on strong with tight break beat production and simple synth pop prowess. A hooky combo that emphasizes the innocent vocals of singer Jordan Bagnall.
Everybody loves a woman that can break out a tough, powerful tune and in this case Caitlyn Scarlett is the dominant artist catching our attention. “War Cry” reels us right in with the sounds of rainforest chirps and some seriously dangerous sounding drum beats. As if that isn’t convincing you enough that this lady knows how to break out in a big way, she will definitely let you know what she’s about with her sassy, strong vocals. She has the right recipe going here and all we want is more. Check out the jungle infested track “War Cry” below.
South London neo soul songstress Shanaz Dorsett was raised on her folk’s collection of 90’s Mary J Blige and Wu Tang records. This ultimately led to her own undeniable musical charm which she has stamped on her debut album Mother Tongue. Get your fill of organic boom-bap R&B via her single “Four Walls and a Garden” which waxes nostalgic on the ‘kitsch’ memories from Dorsett’s childhood.
So it’s November 1st. Let us take a couple things into consideration here:
- Last night was Halloween. I hope you stayed safe, had fun, and had a great costume!
- For those unaware, Halloween might be over, but it’s still Saturday. So repeat the above.
- You’re probably hungover, so here’s some music to relax too
- In a parallel universe, there was a Halloween party with all of you, and all of us at Sunset, and we danced, and we cried, and we laughed, and had a really, really, really, good time.
- Playlist and download link below!
Selah Sue has always sparkled with her soulful voice and sassy tunes. She’s been non-existent for a bit but she’s officially back with her new single “Alone”. It’s an upbeat number that just so happens to be meant for the lonely ones. It’s a combination that you can’t really beat. She’s come back with a bang and no one should miss out on it. Listen to the fresh track below.
Sometimes it’s hard to believe how incredibly addictive Misun are. They’ve managed to release over a handful of dance infused tracks that have people turning their heads. They’ve got their own twist of pop uniqueness that is unlike any other. This time they’re here with their new single, off their debut album, called “Superstitions”. It’s upbeat, filled with those edgy vocals and just overall a fabulous way to kick off what will hopefully be a just as wonderful debut release. Listen to the gem below and keep your eyes peeled for Misun’s debut out in November.
Shura has a way of making effortlessly cool tracks with a sound that hooks us in completely with just the first listen. This particular track is no different, with its love infested mood and mystical vibes. “Indecision” has our hearts on lockdown and it’s done in the sweetest, softest way possible. You’ve definitely got our love Shura. Listen to the fresh beauty below.
Jessie Ware has been giving us her honey smooth voice for the last couple years and now she’s back to release her latest album Tough Love. The gorgeous, soothing record will be out in a matter of hours but before everyone can get their fingers on that, Ware has given us a free download of a demo titled “12″. It’s a soulful, hauntingly beautiful track about midnight conversations. Can’t go wrong there, especially since it’s free! Listen and download the tune below and don’t forget to pick up Ware’s album tomorrow.
After AlunaGeorge stole our hearts with their debut album Body Music last year, it was clear they were here to stay with their catchy pop tunes. It’s been a minute since we’ve heard new material from these darlings but the time has yet again arrived and let’s just say, it’s something to be very excited about. Their new track “Supernatural” gives that familiar AlunaGeorge sparkle but also manages to show that this duo is simply growing. It’s addictive and hey it’s somewhat fitting to the month of October with its supernatural vibes. Listen to the tune below.