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Spindle Selects: Tracks of the Week

Thursday 20 October 2016

Another week and another selection of tracks for you to wrap your ears around.

Stranger Stranger – ‘Nation’

Brand new duo Stranger Stranger, aka Phil Solari and Marina Lavut, are from London and Toronto respectively and make alternative music that is gloriously impossible to pigeonhole. ‘Nation’ is the pair’s second single, and sees them jump into a more upbeat setting full of funk and jazz influences, but still with their trademark stunning harmonies.

Nimmo – ‘Dancing Makes Us Brave’

Firstly what a title. Luckily for UK duo Nimmo, the track lives up to its promise as an electro-pop stormer complete with a very repeatable refrain of “I need to feel something that’s real”. This week gave birth to the track’s official video, an unabashed ode to joy that sees the pair collaborating with a choreographer for the first time.

Kehlani Ft Little Simz – Table

 When you get the likes of Kehlani and Little Simz on one track, you know  it’s going to be something special. The track speaks of self-confidence and equality in a relationship on a smooth R&B instrumental produced by Jahaan Sweet.

 D.R.A.M – Cash Machine
When you listen and watch the video for ‘Cash Machine’, you can’t help but feel good. Like who wouldn’t want to be rolling down a suburban neighbourhood on a trike spreading money everywhere?! This single is a taster from what’s to come from his highly anticipated album ‘Big Baby D.R.A.M’. Might just be the new payday track…

Xavier Omär – Grown Woman
Taken from his EP ‘ The Everlasting Wave’, ‘Grown Woman’ brings us back to what authentic R&B is. Pipped by Red Bull’s artist development program, a part of LA based creative collective Soulection and a solid EP makes Xavier a promising one to watch.

Arro Jones – Fever

At the start of 2016, Jones ‘locked himself away’ to commence work on new music, incorporating more synths and keys than he had previously and also, composing and engineering the entire project as a solo artist. His debut single brings tales of 80’s flavoured synth bass and ethereal vocal lines. Think of the soundtrack of Nicolas Refn’s neo-noir film ‘Drive’ and Jones debut single could fit right in.

DJ Mustard – Want Her feat. Quavo, YG

Mustardonthebeat. King of the Ratchet DJ Mustard returns with his much anticipated sophomore album ‘Cold Summer’,  which features an impressive list of collaborators including Nicki Minaj, Rick Ross, John Legend, Young Thug, Ty Dolla Sign and Jeremih. Focus track ‘Want Her’ features guest spots from LA rapper YG and Atlanta rapper Quavo, and in true Mustard fashion shows the trio enjoying the good life, and the good ladies in the club.

Alex Clare – Gotta Get Up

Another new cut from Alex Clare’s forthcoming ‘Tail Of Lions’ album, which we can’t wait to hear. Gotta Get Up is just as enticing and beautiful as lead track ‘Tell Me What You Need’, with the full album dropping on November 11th.

We Cut Corners – Oh

Following on from the recent announcement of their new album, ‘The Cadences of Others’, We Cut Corners release new visual for ‘Oh’. The duo have shown their colours and have nothing left to hide in their touching new single. Embodied in theatrical string arrangements and big choruses, We Cut Corners deliver a heartfelt performance in ‘Oh.

Goan Dogs – Devil Inside

Described as “heartfelt, shambolic, ludicrous pop” by their producer Bruno Ellingham (Massive Attack, The Maccabees, New Order), Bristol five-piece Goan Dogs have built a notably fervent fanbase in one of the musical goldmines of England and are now ready to take their next step towards national prominence with this new cut. Enjoy.