tracks of the week #15

Earlier this week I sat down and for the first time in a long while I had a chance to check out loads of new music and look for some new acts. I came across some good stuff, some of which is on here and some of which will be featured on the blog in some form or other over the next month or so. For now here are 5 tracks that you all need to be listening to this week:

Clean Bandit – Dust Clears [Jack Savidge Remix]

Another remix from the Friendly Fires sticks man and another brilliant one. Coming in at over 7 minutes long it is a massive slice of electro goodness with a beat you can bop along to, hi-hats, deep distorted vocals thrown against high pitched childlike vocals and a string section breakdown, this is a track that has pretty much everything you could ever want.

Kiwi – Llama

The upcoming release through the DEEP SHIT label set up by Foals’ Edwin Congreave and Friendly Fires Jack Savidge comes from east end producer Alex Warren better known under his musical alias Kiwi. A dirty bass line, synths straight from the 80’s and high pitched vocal sounds more likely to be found on 70’s disco diva anthems all create a wonderful dance track with a disco edge. ‘Llama’ is due for release on 15th July and it looks set to be another successful release for the label.

Foals – Everytime

A beautiful track, quiet verses with an emphasis on the lyrics with vocals set against minimal sounds of the constant beat of the drums and softly strummed guitar when it comes to the chorus things pick up slightly soundwise but it is still a quiet and subdued one for the Foals boys famous for their huge choruses full of layers and layers of sound. One of my favourites from the band’s latest album ‘Holy Fire’.

Mt Wolf – Cry Wolf [Kerogen Remix]

Creating beautiful ambient songs, Mt Wolf have certainly built up quite a following of late while their sparse indie tinged tracks have built up quite an array of remixes from plenty of big names. This latest one is by Kerogen remixing ‘Cry Wolf’ and it is a good one. Still retaining its ambience the track is steady one gently flowing with the tribalesque drums and the gorgeous vocals of lead singer, Kate Sproule.

Capital Cities – Safe and Sound

After a trawl through Soundcloud this week I came across this electronic pop group from LA. ‘Safe and Sound’ is the perfect one for a summer playlist taking the sunshine of LA and putting it in this track with pulsing synths, a funky beat and trumpets, it will put a spring in your step and a smile on your face for sure.

Let me know what you think of this week’s tracks.

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