A new look weekly chart featuring ten of my most-played tracks this week.
This time around the chart features key cuts from Harlem, Solar Bears, Arcade Fire, Tieranniesaur, Madvillain, The Joy Formidable, Monarchy’s Kelis remix, Jay Electronica, R.S.A.G and Digital Farm Animals.
- Arcade Fire – ‘The Suburbs’
My favourite of the two new tracks from the new 12″ which has grown in stature with each listen.
- Tieranniesaur – ‘Sketch!’
The best compilation to come out of Ireland in a long time and best of all, Popical Island #1 showcases 15 bright new indie-pop gems you maybe didn’t know this country had.
- Harlem – ‘Friendly Ghost’
Jangly indie-rock from Austin three-piece Harlem’s Hippies album out now on Matador.
- Kelis – ‘Acapella’ (Monarchy’s Urania Club mix)
Monarchy are let loose on Kelis’ ‘Acapella’ track. This promises to be the duo’s last remix until their supposedly-brilliant debut album comes out. There’s also a radio mix.
- Jay Electronica – ‘The Ghost Of Christopher Wallace’ (feat. Diddy)
After the phenomenal ‘Exhibit C’, comes Jay Electronica’s tribute to Biggie – a new tune in which he sourced the beat for the track via Twitter.
- R.S.A.G – ‘The Roamer’
R.S.A.G’s forthcoming album Be It Right Or Wrong extends the template of his sound by taking it back old school with nods to blues and rockabilly. ‘The Roamer’
is the first single from the album.
- Solar Bears – ‘Crystalline (Be Again)’
A great track from the debut album She Was Coloured In by Dublin’s Solar Bears to be released on Planet Mu in the coming months.
- Digital Farm Animals – ‘Go Home’
A random dubstep track I was sent this week from Digital Farm Animals. I’ve no other info apart from a Soundcloud page.
- The Joy Formidable – ‘Whirring’ (BRAHMS Remix)
A timely remix as The Joy Formidable play Dublin tonight. I like everything I’ve heard from BRAHMS so far.
- Madvillain – ‘Papermill’
Madlib provides the creative hotbed for DOOM’s inimitable flow on this short but sweet track. Always great to have new Madvillain.