Remember that single "Airplanes" B.O.B produced in collaboration with Haley Williams from Paramore years back? (We do because we listened to it a bajillion times).
Well, B.O.B’s at it again, but this time he’s switched out Hayley for Priscilla Renea, AND he’s made the transition from airplanes used as metaphors to a darker subject matter: drugs and stardom. The result is addictive…(Just like the drugs B.O.B is taking?? Ugh, we know. Too soon.)
Soz Guetta, but Dev Hynes is our fave producer in the game, bar none. This mix he did of Brooklyn-based Friends’ single “The Way,” is near perfection. It gives the original a facelift that doesn’t sound too Blood Orange-y (technical term). In a way (lolz) this version of “The Way” is a mirror image of one of our other favorite jams of 2013 - Friends’ lead singer Samantha Urbani contributed vocals to “You’re not Good Enough,” which we dithered on about last month.
Introducing the Griswolds. The foster child of MGMT, Strange Talk, and the Fratellis has come of age at last.
We’ve been holding onto this tuney tune for awhile now…No rhyme or reason, but it’s one of those jams that’s kind of just been simmering away on the good ol’ back burner. With that said, sound the ALARM! (Har har har.) No but seriously. Listen up.
Happy Black Friday courtesy of our favo(u)rite South African electropop chief, Jean-Philip Grobler, aka St. Lucia. This remix is more than OK - it’s Great (at the very least it’s Good). Merp.
Elevate us to a new jacket and a new pair of stilettos (or 5) plz, cheers bbz.
PRO TIP: Listen to 2:45 and love us forever.
We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again: Hannah Reid has the best f@#*ing hair in the business.
Hell knows we love a good remix. Trust us, this one sounds as happy as the guys in the picture above look.
Once upon a time (2011) Clare Maguire was our everything. Unfortunately she emerged in an age where record labels were racing to claim the next Florence Welch as their own, and her debut album, Light After Dark, didn’t get nearly the attention it deserved.
"Half Hearted Love," Clare’s new track is a little less Annie Lennox and a little more Etta James, but her husky vocals - which form the basis of her appeal - are still there.
P.S. If this is the first time you’ve heard of Clare, have a listen to “You’re Electric” off of Light after Dark. Perfection.
Soulful, with a touch of sad. This may not be the “happiest” Monday morning tune, but we guarantee it will leave you Bo-ddicted.
To be honest, we weren’t particularly thrilled with JL’s most recent album. We had high hopes for Love In The Future…high hopes not met.
Fast forward a few months and Dutchman De Hofnar (say that out loud, it’s tres sexay) has remixed somewhat boring ballad “All Of Me” into a Friday aft masterpiece. The saxophone, in particular, is a necessary addition. #sexy #saxy