Holla! This week’s FEELS TRIP is STACKED with brand new music from a couple of artists I’ve been religiously following.
Starting off we got debut singles from producer Manila Killa and sultry singer Mark Johns (not a dude), two artists who have been steadily blowing up since their collaborative work on a cover of Yung Lean’s Gatorade in 2014. Manila Killa, from the Moving Castle collective, comes through with a groovy track about the vicious cycle of an on-and-off relationship. While Mark Johns, currently signed under Skrillex’s OWSLA label, sings an anthem chastising all the needy fucc bois out there over a chill, hip-hop inspired beat.
We then have two songs from artists hailing from the land down under. Arguably Australia’s biggest producer right now, Flume teases his upcoming second album “Skins” by dropping a chill trap/ future bass song which features vocals from Kai, a Canadian songstress who’s melodic voice has laced tracks from Diplo, Childish Gambino and Adventure Club. Fellow Australians RÜFÜS DU SOL, a trio who are now a part of ODESZA’s Foreign Family Collective, released a soothing dance track paired with tranquil vocals.
British duo, AlunaGeorge, comprised of singer/songwriter Aluna Francis and producer George Reid, comes through with “I’m In Control” a dancehall inspired single from their upcoming second album, that features Jamaican singer Popcaan.
The next two tracks come from artists out of LA. Promnite’s retro sultry R’n’B production and Penthouse Penthouse’s auto-tuned vocals come together on their retro-influenced debut about late-late night activities, which was released under A-Trak’s Fool’s Gold Records. Gnash a singer/producer who’s unique voice and cadence sings about longing for lost love over French producer Kidswaste’s dancey beats.
Closing out this week, we have remixes from LIONE, LeMarquis and Deorro. LIONE turns Purity Ring’s already uplifting “Bodyache” into a dreamy, future bass laden track, reminiscent of something out of Porter Robinson’s book. LeMarquis remixes Louis The Child’s “It’s Strange” with synths and melodies that build from the beginning, producing a track that’s sure to make you bounce. Deorro, of “Five Hours” fame, puts his touch on MORTEN’s “Beautiful Heartbeat” with a funky bass, vocal chops and a four on the floor beat.
Hope you enjoy the feels!
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