Friday 22 July 2016

BEST AND WORST NEW TRACKS OF THE WEEK 22/07/2016: Duke Dumont, Jagwar Ma, Rich Chigga and more...

Whilst you’ve been busy hunting down last-minute holiday deals and Pokémon, I’ve been busy hunting down awesome new music – on top of last minute holiday deals and Pokémon. This week, I talk fanny-packs, corrugated roofs and vomit.


'Be Here' - Duke Dumont

Warm synths, bubbly trumpets and some smooth chopped female ‘mmm-mmm’s come together in this new Annie-Mac-approved banger courtesy of deep house producer Duke Dumont. A listener at the end of the radio rip describes it as ‘digital sunshine’ –  I couldn’t put it better myself.

'O B 1' - Jagwar Ma

The ‘I Feel Love’-inspired pulsing synth will make you want to hit the dancefloor. Meanwhile the psych rock guitars and vocals will make you want to hit the bong (that's the second week in a row I've mentioned bongs - I'm not a complete stoner I promise). Either way, you’ll want to hit the replay button afterwards.

'She' - Episodes

The 1975 wish they had grooves like this. Most corrugated roofs don’t have grooves this deep. That’s right, this Brighton band have got grooves. And their frontwoman has a super voice.

'Chew Toy' - Vomitface

We've all experienced waking up face-first in a pool of vomit before. Well maybe not all of us. FOR ME ITS JUST ANOTHER REGULAR MORNING. Anyhow, that invigorating feeling of waking up in a faceful of vomit is the feeling that NY rock trio aptly-named Vomitface certainly seem to have nailed down. The Nirvana undertones are strong – frontman Jared’s vocals taking inspiration from Cobain, only more tortured and dejected. The screamed line ‘Hooray for Me!’ couldn’t sound any less jubilant.

'Dat $tick' - Rich Chigga

Rocking a polo shirt and a fanny-pack and coming up with the word ‘chigga’ either make this 16-year-old Indonesian rapper the coolest or least cool human being ever – I haven’t decided yet. He’s certainly got flow and a mean beat behind him. His Youtube video teaching audience members how to microwave bread is also highly insightful.


'Make Me' - Britney Spears

Britney has arguably influenced most female pop stars today. Now she sounds like she’s playing catch-up. Not that I was ever a Britney fan anyway. Aqua and the Baha Men were more my thing.