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Spindle Selects: Tracks of the Week

Thursday 18 August 2016

Bringing you a little slice of heaven in the form of the best new sounds from the past seven days.

Dom Zilla – Tonight

‘Tonight’ is lifted from Dom Zilla’s sophomore EP ‘ii’ – which follows his critically acclaimed debut project ‘Chasing Days. Using keys, light switches and doors closing to add depth to the electronic foundation, Dom’s joining the ranks with Jon Hopkins, James Blake and J Dilla to pioneer a new form of electronic music with a subtle urgency.

Indiana – Caroline

Returning as an independent artist after cutting ties with her management and label, Indiana is building a new team as she works towards releasing her second album. With new single ‘Caroline’, the lyrics are poignant and succinct, yet with a path that is far more narrative-driven. Indiana’s voice is beautiful and we can’t wait to hear more.

The Chainsmokers – Closer ft. Halsey

The Chainsmokers are of of the biggest breakthrough acts of 2016 without a shadow of a doubt, and new single ‘Closer’ is further confirmation of their global domination. Following suit from previous singles ‘Roses’ and ‘Don’t Let Me Down’, the duo have recruited rising star Halsey on vocal duties and will headline European tour dates in October, hitting the UK, France, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Netherlands, Denmark, Sweden, Norway and Finland.

Raye – Shhh

This punchy track from South London singer Raye brings fresh UK sounds that offers something other than the slow neo-soul/R&B that we have become accustomed to recently from female singers. With her most recent track ‘I, U, Us’ official video directed by Charlie XCX and Stormzy featuring on a track in her ‘Second’ EP, it seems that she is going to be an interesting one to watch!

Stormzy – Birthday Girl
For a guy who is known for powerful (somewhat aggressive toned) grime tracks like ‘Shut Up’ and ‘Know Me From’, hearing this track dedicated to his girlfriend Maya Jama on her birthday shows Stormzy in such a different light with the ability to adapt his rapping skills. Any girl would melt if they were serenaded like this, no?

Coming from his new album ‘P3’, this track definitely stands out. Similar to Rihanna’s ‘Work’, ‘Only U’  brings good Caribbean summer vibes and will guarantee couples on the dance floor.

Britney Spears – Do You Wanna Come Over?

Britney’s back and the much anticipated #B9 isn’t disappointing thus far. Following on from lead single ‘Make Me’ and a plethora of recently released album tracks, this new slice of pop perfection is lubing us up in all of the right places. Spears will return to the VMA stage for the first time in a decade on August 28th, who’s excited?

SLO – ‘Atone ft. Bearcubs’

‘Atone’ is the first track to be taken from SLO’s second EP of the same name. Produced by revered songwriter/producer Bearcubs, the track winds its way to a gorgeously spaced out electronic climax. Lose yourself in a quiet storm:

JAQ – ‘Blue Treacle’

Newcomer JAQ is a 23-year-old musician, songwriter and producer, based in Bristol – the hub of some of the UK’s best dance music. ‘Blue Treacle’ is JAQ’s debut, and a real statement of intent. A spine-tingling groove machine, it oscillates between spacious synth stabs, layers of percussion and distorted shuffling vocals. Introduce yourself to the JAQ rhythm below:

OneRepublic – ‘Kids’

OneRepublic have delivered yet again with new single ‘Kids’, an enormous new anthem with an undeniably huge, soaring chorus. What more do you want from your pop songs? Dive into sonic euphoria below, courtesy of cheerful guitar chords, jubilant synths and nostalgia fighting lyrics like “I refuse to look back thinking days were better / Just because they’re younger days”: