Childish Gambino - Telegraph Ave. (Ta-ku Remix)
I always felt Donald Glover was at his best on his previous releases when he was singing or at least more occupied with his melodies than his words. Childish Gambino lyrics always tend to be a little too explicitly referential or allusory for my taste, a little too taken by direct simile or sly cultural reference. That said, I think his melodic sensibilities are up there with contemporaries like Drake and Frank Ocean when it comes to keying in on catchiness. Ta-ku highlights the melodies of “Telegraph Ave.” on this remix, and it only benefits the song.
Sex- Sticky Fingers
One of my favourite current australian bands. Their album is probably one of my favourite of the year. The uploaded song is a hazy tune and if you needed an image, I’d sum it up as having sex stoned in a really smokey room. I apologise if that was too graphic but dont let that turn you off the song. It’s great, this bands great.
Tink - Treat Me Like Somebody
From Chance the Rapper to Chief Keef and everyone in between, the current plethora of young urban musical talent in Chicago is approaching Renaissance status. Tink, a fellow Chicagoan, straddles the line between rapper and singer as deftly as anyone else, but ‘Treat Me Like Somebody’ is a bonafide slow jam. Tink’s voice is at once delicate and demanding, evoking similar songstresses like Jhene Aiko or Yummy Bingham. Frankly, I’m a sucker for acoustic riffs in R&B tracks. Enjoy.
Devil May Cry- The Weekend
I’m not sure how the rest of the world felt, but I was disappointed by The Weeknds foray into the realms of mainstream music. It didn’t have all the qualities that his older mixtapes did, but for some reason he was shining in collaborations (Kavinsky, Juicy J, Wiz Khalifa). This was true with Elastic heart as well, so I had high hopes for the second song Abel appears in the hunger games: catching fire soundtrack. It’s not Abel’s best work but its not bad. His voice is as fantastic as ever and due to it being on a movie such as the hunger game series, it’s relatively clean, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing but don’t expect anything similar to the house of balloons.
Strong Enough- Haim featuring Lorde cover
Holy shit. My favourite women in music at the moment are collaborating and doing a 90’s Sheryl Crow Ballad? Musical erection. When I saw the title, I was worried. I couldn’t really imagine Lorde’s voice in it but I’m so glad that these girls can’t do no wrong. This is fantastic. Enjoy the rest of your week guys.