Monday, June 30, 2014

Take Five: The top five singles you need to know this week - 30 June '14

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

Singles – 2014/06/30

My Panda Shall Fly – Yapey├║

Sampling soukous guitar licks, mbira melodies, Hindu sitar chords and Cuban rhythms, and melding it all with lush electronic edits, Suren Seneviratane (Aka My Panda Shall Fly) has created an exotic dance tune that is both hypnotic and infectious. With an array of sounds and noise colliding into each other harmoniously one cannot help but be fascinated by the novel and refreshing production on display. Suren’s debut effort Tropical is set for release August 4th via Soundway Records.

Goapele – Hey Boy

Veteran soul songbird Goapele returns from an abrupt hiatus with a quiet storm funk number that channels 80s boogie with its Off the Wall era guitar phrases, gooey synths , irresistible vocal hooks and daytime disco grooves.

Lil Silva – Mabel

The British producer’s lead single for upcoming EP is a slow burner that utilises light shimmering guitar leads and UK garage 2 step grooves that give away for astral synths, frantic hi-hats and a desolate vocal refrain that floats in the mix. Lil Silva’s Mabel EP will available August 8th via True Panthers.

Stephon Alexander & Rioux – Dance Of The Illision

An odd musical marriage between an astrologist/ saxophonist and an upcoming electronic producer. The collaboration can best be described as ‘future afro-psychedelia’ with its modernised electronic beats and earthbound horn passages that glide in and out of the mix

WRAY – Relative

Drenched in lo-fi antics WRAY are an outfit that make use of big reverberated guitar textures, driving drum patterns that only increase in intensity throughout, and droned out vocals that melt in the mix. WRAY’s debut effort is out July 15th via Communicating Vessels Records.