Here’s a playlist to set your day right, featuring rich vocals from Tom Odell, Losco and Beyoncé, along with remixes of tracks originally sung by Alina Baraz, Galimatias and Mura Masa.
Once again, the glitz and grandeur of Fashion Week is upon us in a flurry of fabrics, flashes of the elite and the ever-present catchy tunes. For the uninformed, Tom Odell first got noticed after performing live during Burberry Prorsum’s Womenswear Autumn/Winter ’13 show. The vulnerable cracks in his voice, accompanied with the urgent pacing of his deft piano skills, is a stark but enjoyable contrast to the otherwise bright collection.
This Belgian quartet is one to look out for in the bass music industry. The track, titled after a commonly-used term of endearment, has a subtle build-up towards its climax, all done with a mastered hand without losing the flow. The beat is amazingly witty as the track progresses; “Bae Bae” is a surefire way for you to kick your morning blues away.
A fresh drop late last week, “Queen Bee” Beyoncé has graced us with her powerful vocals on Naughty Boy’s new single. She sings alongside a mysterious rookie, Arrow Benjamin, whose voice somehow melds well with hers. The song is backed up with subtle notes of classic British dance music and is accompanied by a poetic music video. Check out the visuals above; you won’t regret it.
Sure, the original track by Alina Baraz and Galimatias is a heaven-sent, what with the pairing of Alina’s breathy vocals and Galimatias’ dreamy atmospheric sound that’s sure to put you in an almost trance-like state. However the addition of Pomo’s beats throws in a completely different take to the song, and instead of putting you in that summer sleep-induced state, you’ll find yourself grooving to this remix in no time.
Mura Masa, a favorite of record label/radio station Soulection, hails from the UK and released “Lotus Eater” prior to the launch of his debut album, Soundtrack To A Death. The track is an amalgamation of what we love most about the UK clubbing scene; contained chaos featuring shrill, almost sporadic flute samples placed against heavy bass and clear percussions. Soulection, being the good people they are, have recently released their own take of the track, taking it to whole new levels entirely.