Monday, June 23, 2014

Take Five: The top five singles you need to know this week - June 23

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

Singles – 2014/06/23

Tumi Mogorosi – Inner Emergence

Taking influence from afro-spiritualism and hard bop jazz, Johannesburg based Jazz muso Tumi Mogorosi’s Inner Emergence is a dextrous piece of music that makes use of deep upright bass lines, nimble guitar works and soulful operatic vocals that engulf the instrumental. Tumi’s drum work is both sedated and erratic as his rolling snares, working off hi-hat patterns, feed neatly into the rhythmic passages of the horns that take centre stage during the course of the song. His debut effort Project Elo will available June 30th via Jazzman records

Tennis – Never Work For Free

Recently released single by Colorado surf pop outfit, Tennis, is a sun drenched bubblegum pop tune that sees escalating synths working in harmony with twangy guitar hooks while vocalist Alaina Moore soars like Kate Bush over hefty drum patterns. Tennis's 3rd LP Ritual in Repeat is available September 9th via Communion Records

Anamanaguchi – Pop It

Having gained recognition for their influence on re-popularising the sounds of Chiptune music, New York electro-pop quartet have returned with their debut single off the recently established record label Dream.hax. The single is refreshing blend of J-pop , EDM and indie pop all synthesized through 8 bit programming.

Chargaux – I’m So Pretty 

Violin and Viola Brooklyn duo, Chargaux , best known for their classical elegance on Kendrick Lamar’s 2012 single "Bitch Don’t Kill My Vibe", have unveiled their debut single "I’m So Pretty" off their upcoming EP entitled Broke and Baroque. The minimal sensibilities of the instrumentals allows their vocals to come to the forefront, cooing hypnotic refrains in unison while booming 808 kicks and light bongos give way to sporadic Rhodes stabs and neat string passages towards the latter half of the track.

Lemonade – Stepping

New single by electro alt-pop trio Lemonade is a song enveloped by summery cascading synth lines that flank the mix, while boisterous drum machine patterns interplay with echoing mallet hooks that fit neatly under vocalist Callan Clendeni’s suave vocal expressions. Lemonade’s third LP Minus Tide is due September 9th via Cascine Records