Kali Uchis’ style in her song “Know What I Want” is stylistically clever and refreshing
Andreas Dorau’s “Fred Vom Jupiter” is my current ear worm. Give this a listen and you may find yourself unknowingly humming it as you go about your day.
This song by Northern Ireland’s Undertones is perfect power pop: short, powerful, and poppy. “Cousin” was released in 1980 and went to number nine on the UK pop charts that year.
North London producers Kye “Foamo” Gibbon and Matt “RackNRuin” Robson-Scott, better known as Gorgon City, started things off hot with their hit single, “Ready For Love” featuring MNEK. After months of releases and remixes, their debut LP, Sirens is finally out. “Here For You” is another standout.
The Bangles classic 80’s dance craze anthem “Walk Like An Egyptian” gets a nice update by Skeewiff & Sammy Senior.
“Hey QT” is two producers poking fun at the pop music industry and creating a candy-colored nightmare of cross-marketing capitalism.
9 Lives does a really classy and great rework of Marvin Gaye’s classic “Sexual Healing” that does the original justice while doing something new and fresh with it.
21 year old Chicago rapper, Vic Mensa, part of the 2014 XXL freshman class, released the video for his upcoming single, “Down On My Luck” over a month ago, and surprisingly it has a heavy UK garage deep house vibe.
Twin Shadow released the “To the Top” single a month ago as a teaser to his upcoming follow-up LP to his 2012 album, Confess.
“Love Will Never Do (Without You)” is a song of off Janet Jackson’s fourth studio album, Janet Jackson’s Rhythm Nation 1814. The tune was written and produced by the dynamic duo Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, so you know it’s good.