Take it slow this week with a new track from Slodown feat. Jasmine Sokko, Miso, Tom Misch and more.
By Tira Lee
1) Slodown feat. Jasmine Sokko, “Nomance”
Slow it down with “Nomance”, the title track to Slodown’s debut EP. While “Khaled” is the mid-point of the EP’s narrative, “Nomance” marks the first chapter of this five-track tale of heartbreak, emptiness and lust that youths can identify with. Produced by Yllis, the instrumentals are slick, seductive and club-play worthy. The words, penned by both Slodown and Jasmine Sokko, tell the story of two people who have found themselves in that bind of using each other to get over past pains.
2) Miso, “Ponyo”
This babe from Seoul was part of a compilation album released earlier this year by music collective Pute Deluxe. Aptly titled JOE, the album is made up of soundtrack samples from Studio Ghibli’s Joe Hisaishi. This track, in particular, is a sick remix of the theme song from the famous movie, Ponyo. Check out how Miso has deftly made a song that’s meant for a children’s movie club-friendly.
3) Krs., “Falling”
Take a listen at what the founder of record label Noir Sound has done to this original track by Caribbean pop/soca group Kes the Band. We’ve never been one to actively seek out calypso-style tracks but hey, this seems to be the perfect starting point.
4) Yeon Sue, “Daisy”
Korean. Lana. Del. Ray. That’s all we can say. From the haunting vocals to the twisted lyrics, we wouldn’t even have thought she was Korean if not for her name. Now that Lana herself seems to be too busy touring to release anything new, Yeon Sue is a great (do we dare say better?) replacement for the Queen of Romantic Doom & Gloom.
5) Tom Misch, “Crazy Dream ft. Loyle Carner”
If you’re a Soulection purist then you probably know Tom Misch. This 21-year-old wunderkind can produce, write, as well as play multiple instruments. Much of his discography contains jazz-inspired elements weaved into a cross between hip-hop and electronica that sets him apart from others in the beat scene. This isn’t the first time he’s collaborated with fellow English rapper Loyle Carner, and from what we’re hearing (and loving) we sure hope it won’t be the last.