Thursday, September 18, 2014

Take Five: The top five singles you need to know this week - 15 Sep '14

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

J Tropic – Solid Gold

Dimly lit synths, echoing keys and sultry vocals make up the new single from electronic producer J Tropic who manages to reconcile the melodies and grooves of 90s garage house with the deep and contrasting textures of modern internet pop. The result falls beautifully between early Disclosure and Jessie Ware. J Tropics debut EP Love-Up is set for release October 27th via Duly Noted Records.

Andreya Triana – Everything You Never Had Pt.11

The new single from British soul songstress is a bold steamy ballad that makes use of an eclectic selection of instrumentation to support Andreya in her strong climbing vocal melodies that build and cascade over brazen piano stabs, romantic violins and stomping brass sections that fill out the song's rich melodic linings.

Girlpool – Jane

Blues Rock duo, Girpool , offer something unique on their latest single for their upcoming release. "Jane" has sparse production comprising of vocals, reverberated palm-muted guitar lines and feminine yelps, which gives the listen a product that can best be described as blues-punk.

Kacy Hill – Experience

Debut effort from L.A native Kacy Hill is as piece comprised of nimble and tasteful electronic beats and glitches nestled under Hill’s tame vocals. Given the fact that she somehow manages to produce her own music while still sounding like a confident songwriter "Experience" seems to give the impression of weirder things to come from this promising act.

How to Dress Well - Repeat Pleasure (A.G Cook Remix)

P.C Music affiliate A.G Cook’s take on R&B act How to Dress Well’s single "Repeat Pleasure" is a teasing airy affair that sees extreme vocal cuts, light mallets and synths building into a wall of sound that gently fade as the instrumentation reaches its eerie closing.