Monday, June 9, 2014

Take Five: The top five singles you need to know this week

A roundup of the latest new music delivered to you every week.
  by Dustin van Wyk

Singles – 2014/06/08

Caribou –Can’t Do Without You 

Electronic music veteran Dan Snaith, known for his ever changing styles and experimentation, has unveiled his debut single under his acclaimed moniker, Caribou. The track sees Snaith’s signature brittle vocals immersed in deep moog synth lines that expand, leading the song into its climatic outro while the refrain ‘I can’t do without you’ echoes in the distance. Caribou’s forthcoming LP 'Our Love' is out October 6th via City Slang 

Panama Wedding - Uma

Tropical pop duo Panama Wedding serve up a blissful power ballad that sees cleverly placed vocal cuts spiralling in-between jangly guitar lines and summering synth stabs. Lead vocalist Peter Kirk envelopes himself in the production with slow cooing melody hooks that rise and fall in the mix. Panama Wedding’s forthcoming EP ‘Parallel Play’ is out June 9th via Glassnote Records 

Auclair – Jupiter + Venus

London experimentalist Auclair’s latest single Jupiter + Venus is a moody baroque pop gem. The introspective instrumental sees light stuttering keys, gentle shakers and sparse drum patterns working around a walking bass line while Auclair’s reverberated vocals navigate the different elements with patience


Azekel – New Romance

Rnb wunderkind Azekel returns with the slick single ‘New Romance’. The track shape-shifts constantly with its punchy drums, wobbly bass lines and warped trumpet samples that chime in and out of Azekel’s stunning vocals. The combination is refreshing and forwarding-thinking while still retaining a naturally soulful feel. Azekel’s 'New Romance' EP is out July 14th via Thunderlighting Records. 

Anushka – Mansions 
Having been endorsed by British musical tastemaker Gilles Peterson, Anushka have gone on to release two critically claimed EPs producing multiple dance floor hits. Debut single from the British duo’s forthcoming LP, 'Mansions', sees them delving into the sounds of dubstep, retro house and UK garage as Max Wheeler’s left field production envelopes vocalist Victoria Ports powerful vocal melodies. Anushka’s debut LP ‘Broken Circuit’ is out June 30th via Brownswood Recordings.