Friday, 17 March 2017

BEST AND WORST NEW TRACKS OF THE WEEK 17/03/2017: Sam Gellaitry, Stitches, Rick Ross and more...


The Top 20 Charts may be 80% Ed Sheeran. But I promise there are other human beings out there making music. A lot of not very good music mind you (it's been a particularly poor week). But a welcome break from Ed Sheeran nonetheless.

THE BEST:

‘Ceremony’ – Sam Gellaitry



My glowsticks are at the ready. According to the young EDM wizard himself, the producer's upcoming project Escapism III is set to contain more 'trance and rave' influences. 'Ceremony' is our first glimpse of things to come - a dizzying arrangement of spiky synths and oddball digital percussion certain to give your headphones a workout.

'Crush Mood' - Lone




Better keep those glowsticks out. The retro-loving rave producer Lone just dropped this new house tune 'Crush Mood' - and it's a certified banger. Fans can expect a series of projects this year. I swear it was only a few months ago that he released his last album Levitate. Does this man ever sleep???

 ‘Speed Racer’ – Her's



This band regularly play live shows with a cardboard cutout of Pierce Brosnan. Just thought I'd throw that out there. Musically, they're an off-kilter mix of 50s doo wop and surf influences. The stuff that your grandparents were probably making babies to. JUST PICTURE THAT FOR A SECOND. 'Speed Racer' perfectly demonstrates the cocktail of 50s flavours in motion, sporting a slinky bassline and some lovably loony vocals. How Pierce Brosnan relates to any of it will remain a mystery.

THE WORST:

 ‘Love As One’ - David Lee Louthan



I’m not sure how this ended up in Soundcloud’s Top 50 tracks. The fact that so many of the comments below are praise is disconcerting. Are those vocals supposed to sound like that? And did someone spill coffee on the mixing board?

‘I Just Wanna Fuck You’ – Stitches


Stitches wants to fuck you. Today! Right in the earhole. There is no escape. He’s coming for you.

 ‘She On My Dick’ – Rick Ross ft. Gucci Mane


The art of subtlety really is in short supply nowadays.

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