It’s that time again! Our weekly playlist getting you sorted for your new music fix! This week we have quite an electronic heavy playlist, with just a little bit of hip hop and rock. Sorry, not sorry, this was a good week for electronic music! We’ve got new tracks from Sid Pattni, Entheo, Spirals, one from my favourites Snakehips and an awesome track from Set Mo featuring Deutsch Duke. To break things up we’ve got an all out pop jam from Nouvel Age, an unreal hip hop track from Ali The Great, some Joey Bada$$, a nice raucous rock track from Mujeres and a Kindness flip of one of Kendrick‘s new songs to round things off. Enjoy!
1. Sid Pattni ft. Sophie Hopes – Love & Desire
This is the latest release from Pilerats records, so you already know it’s going to be pretty good. Sid has recruited the gorgeous vocals of Sophie Hopes for this dark disco track. Good luck getting this one out of your head!
2. Snakehips ft. Kaleem Taylor – Forever (Part II)
Snakehips slithered (lol) their way into my heart with On & On, and have stayed their ever since. With each release, it reaffirms their place as serious players in the game, turning every track into straight up fire. Also Kaleem Taylor’s vocals are sublime here. Definitely one for the dancefloors.
3. Entheo ft. Maia – Half Moon
This track is a dream. Sydney producer Entheo and Brisbane rising star Maia are a match made in heaven, with the former’s woozy dreamscapes and the latter’s unreal vocals. My one problem here is that it is no where near long enough – luckily there is a whole album on Entheo’s Soundcloud available for streaming!
4. Ali The Great ft. Puer MC – Uninvited
Ali The Great is one of the MC’s in one of my favourite Brisbane bands, Astro Travellers. This is the first track from his solo efforts, and it shows a hell of a lot of talent. His beats are sick, his flow is far superior to what I’ve heard recently, and I can’t wait to see what he does next!
5. Nouvel Age – What Have You Done For Me
This is a duo on HW&W Recordings (home to Ta-Ku and Kaytranada) and one of the members is POMO, who is also signed to HW&W and has been killing it in his own right. The combination of his production skills and the voice of Antony Carle makes Nouvel Age one of the best dance acts around, even though it has taken them a little while to get some new material out. Try not groove to this, it’s near impossible!
6. Joey Bada$$ x Kirk Knight – Perception vs Reality
We recently covered Joey Bada$$’ debut album, but I can’t stop listening to this track. For a more in depth look at what Joey is doing, read our review HERE.
7. Spirals ft. Lou Millar – Dead Ritual
Spirals are a fresh new duo, who make seriously good electronic music. They’ve teamed up with Lou Millar from Twin Caverns for this track – which will be on their forthcoming EP – to create a sweeping, swirling (spiralling, maybe?) dream, complete with fresh percussion and just enough bass to keep the groove.
8. Set Mo ft. Deutsch Duke – White Dress
Set Mo are quickly becoming one of the hottest acts in the country, and if they continue making tracks like this one, it’s only up from here! White Dress was apparently written after a week in Ibiza, which makes a lot of sense as it’s packed with summery feel good vibes! Teaming up with Deutsch Duke (who recently dropped his own single Battleground) who brings powerful vocal melodies into the shimmering mix as he paints a picture of fleeting love (with a girl in a white dress), this track is making this slightly too warm Autumn feel pretty damn good!
9. Mujeres – Lose Control
*sigh* Good old rock & roll! This new one from Mujeres is garage rock at it’s finest; full throttle, a little mismatched, impossibly energetic and totally badass. The Barcelona band are definitely going to making waves with tracks like this, and is also a great first release from new Sydney label, Digestation Records!
10. Kendrick Lamar – Institutionalized (Kindness flip)
I don’t even need to write why this is here. Kendrick dropped his third album this week, and consequently blew up the internet. Every dog and his man have been weighing in with their take on the record, but none have been quite to eloquently put as Kindness. He said on his Facebook page, “Sometimes you hear music and it triggers a musical response… To Pimp a Butterfly is such an inspired push in all the right directions. Maybe I should have kept this edit for myself, but I figured other people are freaking out about this record too, I’m sure I’m not alone in wanting to share that feeling.” You’re not alone, Kindness, we’re freaking out too!