1. Shlohmo and Jeremih – ‘No More’
This producer / singer paired up on last year’s ‘Bo Peep’ which I wasn’t mad about but this track was kept for their upcoming collaborative EP and it’s the best of both: Shlohmo’s unique twisting production with Jeremih coming close to the sound of The Weeknd. Free download from NPR.
2. Little Dragon – ‘Klapp Klapp’
‘Klapp Klapp’ is the first single from the new Little Dragon album Nabuma Rubberband out in May and sticks to the band’s dizzying synth pop grooves with the always-effective vocals of Yukimi Nagano rising above it.
Conor O’Brien singing about being yourself in a Sochi’s only gay nightclub while the winter Olympics is on with production by James Ford? Sounds good to me.
4. Todd Terje – ‘Delorean Dynamite’
A track from the Norwegian man’s forthcoming debut album called IT´S ALBUM TIME bears all the hallmarks of his synth-disco productions. The album’s out in April. He’s playing live here in May.
From David Kitt’s new EP on Permanent Vacation out next week called Made It Mine, comes the percussive house and vocoder track ‘Satisfaction’.
6. The Juan Maclean – ‘Get Down (With My Love)
After the excellent single ‘Feel Like Movin’ , Nancy Whang and John MacLean deliver some euphoric dance music or “saloon house” as one of Holy Ghost! called it. Big bass. A free download, in its radio edit form, from NPR today too. Giddy Up!
Andrew Hozier Byrne kicks off a busy year with a new EP and ‘From Eden’ is the first bluesy soulful track from the EP of the same name out at the end of March.
Like London Grammar with some sass. A cross between Kylie and Niki & The Dove with some basement disco and R&B soul influence, as featured today.
A short and sharp new single which has a more brooding and belligerent disposition than their other new music. Will come out on the second album Think Nothing.
First new track from the LA singer since her excellent Cut 4 Me mixtape in October. Production from Gifted & Blessed. I could listen to Kelela all day.
12. Cashmere Cat – ‘Wedding Bells’
I’m stil not sure if Norwegian producer is just an ADD-frazzled kid who is trying to cram every sound into one song but ‘Wedding Bells’ is definitely his most successful attempt and an actual track you would put on regularly. It’s got bells, whistles, flutes, big bass, mad percussion and everything else including the kitchen sink.