Jungle “HAPPY MAN”

Jungle’s “HAPPY MAN” is a funky and fun track in the vein of Crystal Castles or Chromeo. A shuffling dance beat and vocals that shift into a falsetto keep listeners on their feet. Despite this being a track destined for DJ rotation, there is a pretty intense depth that Jungle plums with this single. The clap track that delineates the first and second half of the tracks acts as a soft reset before Jungle can move back into a booming, intense instrumentation moored down by bass and drums. Happy Man may only be three minutes but it will stick with fans long after the cut ceases to play. Continue reading “Jungle “HAPPY MAN””

Adrian Conner “Airport Coffee”

Adrian Conner’s “Airport Coffee” is a fun track that takes a bit of 1980s synth-pop and imbues it with an inimitable set of vocals. The track is able to get listeners out on the dance floors just as well as impress fans that have a pair of Grados strapped on. Conner’s funky, guitar-heavy effort is one of the quirkiest efforts we’ve heard so far this year, and it bodes well that the resulting effort is so damn good. Airport Coffee never neatly fits into a genre, and I feel that this is the reason why we’ll be playing the song at NeuFutur HQ for the rest of the year. Continue reading “Adrian Conner “Airport Coffee””

ash.ØK “Shattered On The Inside” ft. Conkarah x DJ Jounce

Shattered On The Inside, the latest single from ash.ØK is bolstered through a Conkarah x DJ Jounce collab. The track is able to bring in some of the ambient electronic music of the mid-1990s with hints of modern R&B and EDM, making for a haunting effort that has enough of a beat to draw listeners out on the dance floor in droves. The bit of echo present on the main vocals allows the vox to contribute mightily to the instrumentation as well as further varying the overall experience listeners will have. Check out the video below. Continue reading “ash.ØK “Shattered On The Inside” ft. Conkarah x DJ Jounce”

Mr. Vegas “Wakanda Jam”

Mr. Vegas’ “Wakanda Jam” a bouncy, fun reggae track that will stay fresh through this whole summer. A bigger than life beat matches perfectly with Mr. Vegas’ hopeful vocals. We’re particularly surprised at how the instrumental and vocal elements are able to combine here; each side is able to push the other into an entirely higher plateau.  A vibrant video is the glue that is needed to tie each of these elements together nicely; Mr. Vegas has a burner on his hands with Wakanda Jam. Watch the video below the jump. Continue reading “Mr. Vegas “Wakanda Jam””

Silver Spoon “In the Heat of the Night”

We’re digging the production choices made during the newest Silver Spoon single, “In the Heat of the Night”. With a seventy-five second introduction that sets listeners adrift on a voyage, Silver Spoon is able to make the main body of this song pop. A deliberate, driving beat keeps the energy high. The dynamic between the guitars and bass line keeps things bouncy, while the drums punctuate the track at all the right points. With a careful eye towards the rock of the 1970s, Silver Spoon is able to make something fun and fresh while tremendously reverent to the musicians and acts that have preceded them. Continue reading “Silver Spoon “In the Heat of the Night””

StereoRiots “Ghost Machines”

StereoRiots “Ghost Machines” is a perfectly-posed piece of thoughtful indie rock that draws upon Disintegration-era The Cure, The Appleseed Cast, and Brand New. Assertive guitar lines and splashy drums run parallel to the supersonic vocals. The StereoRiots are able to shift and modify this composition throughout its extended run time, keeping listeners firmly planted on the edges of their seats. We’re in love with the mid-point of Ghost Machines, as the momentum initially experienced continues to builds. Listeners will be spun off in a more contemplative way by the four-minute mark as the vocals retreat. This in an epic experience from the StereoRiots. Continue reading “StereoRiots “Ghost Machines””

People Like You “Why Say Why?”

People Like You’s “Why Say Why?” is surprisingly deep track that builds off of the alternative tradition, moving through the 1990s (Blur, Dishwalla), 2000’s Panic at the Disco to the current era (Of Monsters and Men). The raw passion and charisma exuded by the vocals are matched well through the dense instrumental of the single. Fans will have to play the track multiple times before being able to appreciate every dynamic that is contained. People Like You conclude their Why Say Why? with an emphatic instrumental outro, providing an exclamation mark to a delicious effort. Continue reading “People Like You “Why Say Why?””

Sweet Sweet “Roam”

Sweet Sweet’s “Roam” is a bouncy track that draws heavily from the rock of the 1960s. Dreamy vocals, utilitarian guitars, and a bouncy beat ensure that Roam is ultimately memorable. The song is very organic, as listeners can easily imagine listening to the constituent elements of the bands playing the single in tight quarters. The final minute of Roam has Sweet Sweet moving into a more instrumental-heavy section that provides a further oomph to the final strains of the song. Sweet Sweet make something ultimately familiar while crafting utterly unique in the current music environment. Continue reading “Sweet Sweet “Roam””

Duncan Morley “Find You Now” Ft. Rick Ross

Duncan Morley has just released Find You Now, a track which features the inimitable vocals of Rick Ross. The soulful vocals of Morley reach out over the track, while an EDM-infused backing beat ties together the work of Diplo and Avicii. The track’s rhythms will get listeners out on the dance floor, but the bit of introspection that Morley includes in this effort will be understood by anyone that has ever searched for the right women. Ross’s contributions to the track blends together the hard-edged rap sound with just a bit of smoothness.  Continue reading “Duncan Morley “Find You Now” Ft. Rick Ross”

Herb Alpert “What A Wonderful World”

Herb Alpert’s take on the classic “What A Wonderful World” is able to hit all of the highs of the original while infusing the track with a very cosmopolitan sound. With nods to Native American and Indian styles, the myriad of styles here will keep listeners on the edges of their seats as they discern what’s going on. Alpert’s playing is (as always) impeccable, working perfectly in each format in which it is placed. This playing easily provides the same sort of narration as Louis’ [Armstrong]s lyrics, with just a hint of lyrics interspersed in at the three-minute mark.

Herb Alpert “What A Wonderful World”