Tyler, The Creator – Okra
Tyler is back after his excellent Flower Boy album and dtermined to remind us he can rap. He succeeds with flying colours.
Krystal Klear – Shockzoid
As if dropping a contender for song / summer jam of the year with ‘Neutron Dance’ wasn’t enough, Dec Lennon’s new EP also contains two other absolute monsters including this expansive nine minute track which has been on my Running playlist of late.
Mr Fingers – Electron
Larry Heard with the undulating unrelenting synth vibes.
Jenny Wilson – Lo Hi
Jenny Wilson is an artist not afraid of confronting difficult topics and the latest from her Exorcism album, out tomorrow is an album about Wilson’s experience of sexual assault. That she turned such a harrowing experience into a song as engnging as ‘Hi Lo’ but an album about it really indicative of how brave, strong and artistic the Swedish artist is. It’s a tough listen once you realise beneath the surface of her delivery that there is deep pain. She also released a song called ‘Rapin’.
Hammer – C-Space
A superb dance track from Bicep cohort Hammer on their own Feel my Bicep label.
Join Me in the Pines – Two to Fall in Love
Join Me In The Pines is the solo project of Bell X1 member David Geraghty. His newest solo single is ‘Two to Fall in Love’ which presents a fresh new upbeat and catchy electro-pop sound for him in comparison to his previous work with Bell X1.
Kimbra – Top of The World
The Internet – Roll (Burbank Funk)
Take the rhythm of ‘I Can’t Go For That’ and put some neo-soul on it. The Kaytranada remix which dropped in the past few days may be even better.
Serpentwithfeet – Cherubim
“Josiah Wise is the American artist that presents that dichotomy. The 29-year-old has tattooed his face with a pentagram and the words “suicide” and “heaven” yet possessing a voice that could melt many a soul, not with brimstone, but with beauty.”
Cork electronic outfit Happyalone’s first single ‘colours’ went to the top of the Spotify Ireland Viral 50 during Christmas week of last year, clocking in at over 40,000 streams since release without either a label or PR.
‘bodybags’ sees Happyalone continue a predilection for ‘big’ songwriting with a serious edge: blending trip-hop and bass influences with a tense, string-laden, almost post-rock atmosphere, the track wends its way across its four-minute duration to something of a festival-ready refrain.
The Voidz – Aliennation
Julian Casablancas comes good and woozy.