Pit stop halfway through the week in music


Lets start off with Chromeo's incredibly pop and catchy new tune Jealous (I Ain't With It). The Katy Perry riff produced by the LA duo Oliver was first rejected but then the sales pitch convinced them: the group's new sound is "poppier perhaps, but more high octane, turbo-charged funk." Good luck getting this one out of your head.

To say we're fans of KRONO is an understatement. You just need to go through our archives for evidence. In Liberty City he manages to maintain his commanding beats in a song that's a journey through a city telling more than one story. This ride has it's ups, downs, stops and full speed go's. We're really enjoying this new release and it's a free download!

I don't know if it's this song's hook or what but I'm addicted to it, I can't stop singing it in my head. Chvrches signature melodies don't help either. I mean, they just know exactly how to make an emotional nu-pop hit—so, imagine when they find a really cool vocal track like SOAK's BLUD. Prft. Recipe for success if you ask me.

And then we have Snakeships doing their usual magic. They took (an already favorite of mine) single from The Weeknd's latest album (for me, one of the highlights) and turned it upside down. It manages to keep the emotion of the original yet is funky, sexy and as fun as it comes. Groove to this one all day long.

Mah man Oliver Nelson released a new track the other day and I'm not gonna say I like it, because I do. I truly don't know if I'm biased now and like everything he puts out or what. Whatever. It's my blog and I can do what I want. Ariana & The Rose's vocals is uplifting and sweet with a genuine feel to it and I think ON highlighted this in the remix.

While this remix might remind you of Kygo, go ahead and just enjoy it. Bearson & FlicFlac cooked it and what you need to know is that these two are two to watch both individually and collectively.

A track with the power to get you moving your hips sideways in your chair at work this is. Aeroplane does his thing with his signature arpeggiated synth work and other sonic magic to raise We Were Evergreen's Daughters to new heights.

I don't know if it's because their sound reminds me so much of Ladytron but I'm loving Metal Mother's Mind Off. It's haunting, a bit complex but at the same time very easy to digest and follow. I don't think they're really big right now but watch out. This is good stuff.

I'm closing this one off with an edit of Daft Punk's Get Lucky that chances are you might have not heard before even though it's 10 months old. It is Vijay & Sofia's edit.