Every Friday, four new music picks from music blogs worldwide are published as part of my Day & Night pages. Follow Day & Night on Twitter or Facebook. The magazine is out today in print with every copy of the Irish Independent so pick it up to see my full internet-heavy section as well as the rest of the mag.
Nicki Minaj Pickle Juice Mix
A “mainstream-free” near hour-long mix of Nicki Minaj’s finest no chorus moments by Vladislav Delay and AGF proving the eccentric lady is a better rapper above all else.
The finest cutting-edge pop song you’ll hear this week comes from Saturday, Monday, the project of Swedish producer Ludvig Parment with stirring vocals from Julia Spada. Headshake is four minutes of piano-pop punchiness.
You may have heard this South Londoner on Dan Le Sac’s Play Along single recently. The city swagger is evident a smattering of her own originals thus far which sway from experimental vocal layering to soulful “warped pop”.
Lumped into the queer rap subgenre that’s surging in the music media at the moment, Zebra Katz already has support slots with Lana Del Rey and Azealia Banks. His ear-catching debut single Ima Read is as stark and brutal a club track as one could imagine and the fashion industry has already jumped all over it.