How is it nearly the end of May already?! We’d be gearing up for festivals if this was a normal year, but, of course, it’s not. That doesn’t mean you can’t dance around to our four new summery bangers below, however. This week sees a focus on pop-laden loveliness, funky beats and a bit of folky Americana thrown in for good measure. As always, click the pics to have a listen!
Remi Wolf – Disco Man
Settled pop beats, honey-drizzled vocals and indelible melodies, Remi Wolf’s Disco Man is a rollercoaster of emotions all bound together with an addictive, passionate chorus. The sound is of a young woman trying to reimagine the modern popstar by bringing in oodles of her own personality and tying it all together with heavy beats, honest lyrics and most importantly, one of the catchiest choruses you’ve heard in a while. Seriously, trying to get this out of your head is near impossible.
Saisha Bassi – Cash Flows
East London’s Saisha Bassi shows how you can mix neo-soul, RnB, Pop, and Eastern influences into one stunning track. Mesmerising in its production, Bassi’s vocals perfectly lead the track forward amongst its many layers and strong beats with hypnotic melodies and a smoky atmosphere. Weirdly, the track pays homage to the courage and fortitude of Ariel from Disney’s The Little Mermaid, which, to be fair, is just as strangely intriguing as the track itself.
Secret American – Here Comes A Man
Blending retro-soul with country and indie-folk leanings, Here Comes A Man is a beautifully floaty slice of Americana. The production on the track, especially with the intermittent guitar sounds, is top-notch, knowing when to bring something in to fill out the sound or hold back and let the vocal harmonies take the lead. Settled and seductive, you’ll be coming back to this one over and over.
Underwater Chess Club – Bad Love
Bad Love is the first release by production duo Teddy Roxpin and Ricky Bakken, and if this is anything to go by, they’re going to have a strong future together. Kicking in with smooth beats, Clear Mortifee’s sultry and RnB laden vocals take over and manage to blend everything together. The sound rises when needed and falls when necessary with a funky attitude that Mortifee tantalisingly plays with throughout. Laidback grooves and special beats aplenty.