iLoveMakonnen came though with the hook of the year on his slow jam ode to mid-week partying “Tuesday” but the track truly took off when Drake hopped on with an ever-so-sensitive verse. This time another superstar, DJ Snake, is making the track his own via a wonderful, atmospheric trap remix. One song at a time DJ Snake is proving he’s much more than the gimmicky flash of “TURN DOWN FOR WHAT.”
We’ve received another impossibly smooth and sexy track from Brit electronica duo, but what else are we to expect from AlunaGeorge? “Supernatural” is just a further, slightly more progressive version of their sound from 2013’s Body Party.
Djemba Djemba completed this edit of RL Grime’s “Core” with crazy Caribbean vocals and a major BPM switch at the 2:12 mark, where the song slows down and seemingly turns into a slopped, not chopped version of Miley Cyrus’s “23”.
Owsla signee MUST DIE! tones down his usual hard-style, ear busting synths in exchange for some bells and less aggressive leads. The result? His biggest triumph to date.
Full-time twitter philosopher/offspring of the Fresh Prince and part-time rapper, Jaden Smith, was the latest recipient of a glitchy remix via Gravez. First Migos, then Rae Sremmurd and now Jaden Smith; Gravez always adds groove-laced synths and future sounding hip-hop drums that make any remix uniquely his.
Illegitimate child of Pavement, Sunspots, dropped their first single this week. “My Baby” is a warm, lo-fi love song that has its shimmering guitar layers busted through by a powerful closing solo. With a steadily growing following and some wonderful demos, there’s great reason to believe Sunspots is poised to be one of Bloomington’s break-out bands in 2015.
Caribou (a.k.a. Dan Snaith) can do no wrong currently. With the release of Our Love, we have been graced with one beautifully crafted soundscape after another. This summer Snaith garnered attention once again with the single “Can’t Do Without You” (which in my estimation is the year’s best single) and backed up the single with a marvelous album whose deeply moving second track “Silver” is just as repeatable as it is deeply moving.
Throwback of the Week
Diplo dropped this previously unreleased gem as a part of the reissue of his 2004 LP Florida. We see massive changes in both style and production quality, but as is always the case with Diplo, it’s a superb track.