Carly Rae Jepsen – Warm Blood
Another week, another excellent Carly Rae Jepsen track. “Warm Blood” is the latest track to be lifted from E·MO·TION and like the previous singles, it’s pure genius. Where earlier singles were light, breezy affairs –“Warm Blood” is an ode to the night. When Jepsen finally decides to release it, E·MO·TION will be 2015 finest pop album. Please hurry up.
Angel Haze – Impossible
Angel Haze is on mighty fine form. On “Impossible”, taken from upcoming album Back to the Woods, Haze is fuelled by anger – sneering over a heavy, monstrous beat. Produced by TK Kayembe and Noisy Crickets, “Impossible” is the perfect showcase for Haze’s incredible flow – her energy crashing out of your headphones/speakers. Brazen and brilliant.
Level 3 feat. Martika LA – Feeling Your Love
With debut single “Feeling Your Love”, Level 3 have just dropped the perfect summer anthem. Level 3 is comprised of singer songwriter Sean Mac and Lisa Greene who has written for; Britney Spears, Kylie Minogue and Girls Aloud – some serious pop pedigree. You’ll be hearing this one on dancefloors across the UK.
Velour Modular – The Shields
For “The Shields” Velour Modular, aka Annabelle Guilhem, teamed up with Berlin based producer Phon.o. In less capable hands Guilhem’s earnest song writing could easily irritate but “The Shields” is a beautiful take on rejection and vulnerability. Guilhem takes you deep into her world and psyche, a shimmering exploration of emotion.
Willis Earl Beal – Survive
In a recent interview Willis Earl Beal said his latest album would have ‘No f-king fake-ass bravado” and “Survive”, as promised, is a subdued, ambient track. “Survive” is, deliberately, lyrical simple. A minimal track inspired by the time he spent recording the new album in the woods of Olympia, Washington. Beal’s sense of isolation on the track is palpable – isolated from the industry and his fellow artists.
Canvas – You & Me
Canvas, comprised of brothers Andreas and Robin Schulz, make soulful electronic music with a touch of Scandinavian melancholy. Responsible for some mighty fine remixes (Jessie Ware, Seinabo Sey, Shura); “You & Me” is their first original release. Expect big things from these lads.
Dorj – Don’t Care
Tel Aviv based producer and artist Dorj has unveiled his debut solo track “Don’t Care”, taken from his forthcoming EP FORGETMOVEONDONTCARE. Dorj’s influences are incredibly wide ranging – he studied classical composition in Tel Aviv and cites Leonard Cohen and 2Pac as lyricist who inspire him. “Don’t Care” takes these myriad influences and weaves them together to form something special- a blend of soul, RnB and electronica.
IYES – No Wonder
Over the last couple of years IYES have released a string of brilliantly well-crafted pop tracks and their latest, “No Wonder”, shows they have no intention of dropping the quality. “No Wonder” is a hugely confident track. Few pop acts can carry off a guitar solo in the middle of track. IYES can.