Kokayi has long been one of my favorite artists. He ended 2014 with “Part Of It,” one of 365 daily compositions.
Azealia Banks manages to draw from hip-hop’s past, as well as the cutting edge of dance music, flex some impressive lyrical chops and make a great pop record.
Pontchartrain turns in a respectable edit of this great Bee Gees tune, “Inside & Out.” He takes out the cheese and leaves in all the good stuff.
Canny, Celina and Lucy were Golden. They covered Pulp.
Superstar DJ/producer Mark Ronson teams up with none other than pop sensation Bruno Mars on the very danceable single, “Uptown Funk.” I can’t get enough of it!
All Good Funk Alliance “Pumps and Heels” is a mix of songs that are sure fire hits with the ladies
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.