All the tracks that we’ve had on repeat for the past 7 days.
JAQ – ‘Machine’
The Bristol-based producer / songwriter is back with second release ‘Machine’, this time featuring the vocals of up-and-comer Jordan Lisle. It’s a track that twists and turns through rapid-fire bass and experimental, tampered guitar strings, with Jordan’s smooth vocals oozing sensuality throughout. Dive into the expansive electronic masterpiece below.
MYBADD feat. Olivia Holt – ‘Party On A Weekday’
The debut release from new label HOT HOT RECORDS is from UK producer-turned-artist MYBADD who teams up with U.S pop star and Disney alumni Olivia Holt on this infectious, radio friendly, dance-pop summer anthem, perfect for festival season, BBQ weather or hanging out friends at a pool party!
Halsey brings a heavier R&B edge to her latest track ‘Now Or Never.’ The singer brings attitude and a shroud of darkness in her latest music video, which was Halsey’s first directorial debut. ‘Now Or Never’s’ solemn nature feels vacant as Halsey navigates through it. It’s sinister undertones bring a more matured Halsey to the forefront, as she continues to prove that she is becoming one of pops biggest rising stars.
Banks – ‘Crowded Places’
Banks’ has always been able to create heart wrenching songs, but with her latest track ‘Crowded Places’ she’s outdone herself. Using just her vocals and a barren soundscape, the songwriter unveils all of her vulnerabilities in her poetry. The song sounds so simple, but it possesses so much raw emotion it will make you feel the heartbreak Banks has gone through.
The RPMs – ‘Oh My God’
Brighton Indie Pop Trio, ‘The RPMs’ release the leading track, ‘Oh My God’ off of their upcoming EP ‘Agents of Change.’ The group release contemporary pop-rock music with a nuance, as their songs create meaningful narratives critiquing the problems our society faces. ‘Oh My God’ is a call against the monotony and ignorance of younger generations. Despite its more serious nature the band is able to bring an upbeat playful tempo while delivering authentic deep lyrics.
Maximo Park – ‘What Equals Love?’
Frontman Paul Smith & co have released the fourth installment from their upcoming new album ‘Risk To Exist’, which is set to be released through Daylighting and Cooking Vinyl later this month. This sure to be summer classic, produced by Tom Schick, is proof that the Geordies are still kings of the seamless key change.
Gorillaz – ‘Let Me Out’ [ft. Mavis Staples & Pusha T]
The band’s latest tease of their upcoming 14-track LP ‘Humanz’, features Soul-star Mavis Staples and rapper Pusha T. The track quite possibly sees the darkest lyrical content so far from the animated outfit’s ‘Humanz’ campaign. Damon Albarn’s loose and modulated voice in the chorus sections lightens the mood until a repeating whisper of “get me out” centres you right back into the song’s dramatic heart.
Frank Ocean – ‘Biking’ [ft. Jay Z and Tyler, the Creator]
‘Biking’ is the new single taken from Frank Ocean’s new radio playlist ‘Blonded’, featuring Jay-Z and his old Odd Future crew member Tyler, the Creator. Jay-Z leads the song with hip-hop roots before Ocean steals the show with his emotionally charged lyrics and almost vulnerable-sounding timbre. The song also features some punch in the form of a strong verse from Tyler.
Olympia – ‘Smoke Signals’
One of Australia’s newest breakthrough artists Olympia is hitting the UK shores and is ready to showcase her mesmerising album ‘Self Talk’ to the rest of the world. Her first UK single ‘Smoke Signals’ is a prime example of her unique and rich sonic sounds, definitely one to watch! Check out her video for ‘Smoke Signals’ above and watch out for her performing in the UK this spring/summer.
SAINT WKND – ‘Make You Mine’ ft. Boy Matthews
Following the highly favoured debut single ‘Golden’ earlier this year, SAINT WKND returns with his second release, ‘Make You Mine’. The single, featuring vocals from Boy Matthews, is the next track to be taken from SAINT WKND’s debut EP ‘Golden Youth’, and is another electro gem from the Munich-based rising talent. We can’t get enough!