The Hood Internet - Adornocene (Bon Iver x Miguel)
Since everyone and their mother is listening to Daft Punk’s new album these days, here’s a nice interlude mashup from our friends at The Hood Internet. I had no idea what to expect when I saw the title, but in retrospect it’s not surprising that mashing up two super sexy artists produces a majorly sexy tune.
Josef Salvat - This Life
This Londoner’s making lots of waves lately with his heavy-hearted pop that crawls inside your head and stays there, taunting you to let the lyrics sink in. By no means should you let this be the only tune you hear from him…go chew on his Soundcloud page immediately.
Joywave - Tongues (feat. KOPPS)
I have a lot of love for Upstate New York but I wouldn’t call it the hotbed for innovative eletro-pop music (until now?). This is a collab between two Rochester groups and the result is downright killer. The track’s featured on Joywave’s 88888 Mixtape released a few weeks back, which you can grab for free here.
WALLA - No Time
I think I’ve shared music from LA-based WALLA before, but here they are with a new indie-dance single for Summer ‘13. Now when you find yourself at a hipster porch party drinking Schlitz cans and playing ping pong in the sweltering sun you can sing along while everyone dances. You’re welcome.
e-dubble - Big Ships
There will come a moment in which e-dubble writes a song that blows the fuck up. Like, “Thrift Shop” blows up. He’ll be another overnight success that came “out of nowhere”.
Until that time, he’s plugging along releasing a ton of free, awesome music directly to fans. Intelligent lyrics, catchy beats, and super consistant quality in every release. A new song about every three months. You can plug in now or wait for the tidal wave.
Bipolar Sunshine - Rivers
Adio Marchant’s a Manchester producer and his solo project, Bipolar Sunshine, is seriously stellar. Take a listen of this recent track and then go listen to Fire, which has seen a lot of recent attention despite it’s release months ago. Adio’s blend of indie-pop, hip-hop, and reggae textures are beautiful - it’ll be interesting to see if he breaks out even more.
Ella Eyre - Waiting All Night (Acoustic)
Here’s a gift…the same song done two ways, both amazing. Ella’s just released this stripped down, beautifully soulful version of a tune she was featured on about two months ago with the drum and bass quartet Rudimental. Girl’s got pipes, that’s for sure.
Below is the original drum and bass version, which is crazy fun. Be sure to listen to both.
Rudimental - Waiting All Night (ft. Elle Eyre)
Robin Thicke - Blurred Lines (ft. Pharrell & T.I.)
So, Pharrell’s having a massive year. Let’s start with that. He’s always been awesome but this is some new level of cool. As for this video, it’s fun but honestly a bit awkward, no? The song, on the other hand, is SUPER catchy. So…fuck it. WELCOME TO SUMMER.
Daughter - Get Lucky (Daft Punk cover)
The remixes and covers have arrived in force. Daft Punk’s upcoming album is what you might call “highly, highly, really, really anticipated”. The one track they’ve given the world so far, Get Lucky, is now getting love from nearly everyone with a penchant for remixing. I find this softer cover from Daughter a nice departure from the rest of them (so far).
Crystal Fighters - You & I
I’m a huge fan of Crystal Fighters’ unique alt-electro pop music. The album’s pegged for late May and I think it’s safe to say it’ll be a staple for summertime parties and picnics. All three tracks (found on their Soundcloud) are drenched in head-bopping rhythm and the signature twangy lead vocals from Sebastian Pringle (awesome name alert) - it’s such addictive music.