18-year-old Scottish electronic producer, Sam Gellaitry, seems to consistently be pushing the envelope, composing jittery instrumentals that play with every sound conceivable. This latest offering starts with some gorgeous piano chords before divebombing into a surprise spiky synth riff. When the key change hit at the end my mind blew and now I can’t get the brain matter off the walls.
Kentucky punk rockers, White Reaper, deliver this angry ode to an ex, to the accompaniment of galloping guitars and a loopy Bloc-Party-esque synth riff. I’m particularly liking the singer’s vocal tone here and look forward to hearing a full length album of similarly snappy crazed rock jams (an LP entitled White Reaper Does It Again is in the works!).
At first I thought this was going to be eerie Marika-Hackman-style folk. Then the electronica kicked in, followed by horns, by which point I’d gave up trying to lump the track under a genre. Nowegian singer-songwriter, Farao, is clearly in lane all of her own. Her haunting vocal delivery is absolutely captivating.
Major Lazer isn't sounding obnoxious enough and Riff Raff isn't sounding goofy enough. Otherwise it's the best codeine anthem I've heard this month.