Spindle Selects: Tracks of the Week

Friday 07 September 2018

Great Good Fine Ok – Touch

Brooklyn-based synth-pop duo Great Good Fine Ok’s intergalactic video for “Touch” is out of this world. The cinematic visual starts off deep in space where their “Change” video ended. Colorful and danceable, both songs are from their upcoming EP due out later this year via Ultra Records.

Jennifer Denali – Painkiller

Brooklyn-based powerhouse vocalist Jennifer Denali offers up an impressive debut in her deeply personal single “Painkiller”. Her pop-infused R&B is as infectious as her spectrum defying vocal range, earning her comparisons to greats like Mariah Carey, Janet Jackson, and Amy Winehouse.

Cat BurnsSober

18-year-old Cat Burns’ new track ‘Sober’ oozes summer in the city vibes with it’s uplifting afro-pop influenced production. Her bracingly honest lyrics and smooth R&B vocal shines through on her new single where she dresses a boy down for only ever contacting her late at night. She’s definitely a one to watch.

Maxsta Feat. JmeBorn On Your Own

After a few years on hiatus, grime MC and producer, Maxsta is back and he’s teamed up with Jme on self-produced ‘Born On Your Onw’. The new single is sonically reminiscent of sparse early grime production with orchestral elements and 8-bit chiptune samples, leaving plenty of room for both talented MCs lyrical bars to take centre stage. DJ Target premiered the track on his BBC 1Xtra show last night and Toddla T made it his ‘Coldest Record’. Looking forward to hear what comes next from Maxsta.

Lily MooreDo This For Me

The latest track from Lily’s forthcoming 2nd EP, ‘Do This For Me’ is a heartfelt, intimate track built around a simple piano melody, and Lily’s unmissable voice. The track is about wanting to be able to say something to someone but not feeling brave enough to do so. In October, Lily will be heading out on her first headline tour of the UK, that will include her biggest show to date at London’s Omeara on Tuesday 2nd October.

Maya BSelenas

Up and coming 20-year-old artist Maya B has released a hyperkinetic new visual for recent single, ‘Selenas.’ Combing psychedelic, rave and performances aesthetics the video is a kaleidoscope of imagery showcasing the intense nature of the track.

Sigala, Ella Eyre & Meghan Trainor – Just Got Paid (feat. French Montana)

It’s another list of heavy hitter collaborators on Sigala’s latest anthem ‘Just Got Paid’, and another serious hit for the British DJ and producer. With the Summer of Sigala drawing to a close, and the release of debut album ‘Brighter Days’ on 28th September fast approaching, it’s clear Sigala is not short of floor filling cards up his sleeve.

Rodes Rollins – Mystery Man

‘Mystery Man’ is the follow up to ‘Boom Pow’ for US songstress Rodes Rollins and lead single from upcoming ‘Velvet’ A/B side set to drop next month. In keeping with her ‘cowgirl poetry’ brand, the song acts as a narrative, intermingling country-influenced guitar swirls with hazy vocals and subtle Latin influences.

SLANG – Let Go

SLANG marked himself as a name to remember with ‘Richest Man in The World’ – new single ‘Let Go’ only goes to show how true this was. On the track, SLANG comments “This song was written about learning to let go. I had been in a long-term relationship for four years, we had a house, stability, all the things you want. We split up, then nothing. I was homeless with no money – on my face sleeping on friend’s couches, in the process of putting my life bck together, but being at ease with where I was at in my life”. ‘Let Go’ is a stellar showcase of lyrical dexterity, effortlessly fusing acoustic melodies with hip-hop beats.

Menke – Nattskärran (Christian Löffler remix)

Although they may at first seem musically divergent, Swedish songwriter Menke and German electronic producer Christian Löffler coalesce to produce the beautifully hushed melancholia that is the Nattskärran remix. With deep house beats and subdued synth lines, it’s a far cry from Menke’s folk-tinged craft, yet refreshingly welcome.

Kenzie – Dark July

‘Dark July’ and the sumptuous accompanying visuals confirm British singer-songwriter Kenzie is one to follow in the coming months. As a song-writer, she’s already penned for the likes of Dua Lipa and MØ, proving herself a force to be reckoned with within the industry.

Silk City & Dua Lipa – Electricity

Co-written by The xx’s Romy and pairing Dua Lipa with Silk City’s Diplo and Mark Ronson – ‘Electricity’ could never be anything but a livewire track. Bursting with energy from the get-go, it’s one of two tracks Dua Lipa is boasting today, a 90’s inspire house jam in a similar thread to previous summer smash ‘One Kiss’.

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