Saturday 10 March 2018

BEST AND WORST NEW TRACKS OF THE WEEK 10/03/2018: Sal Dulu, serpentwithfeet, Oliver Tree and more...

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‘Tyko’ – Sal Dulu

Dublin producer Sal Dulu delivers this dreamy synthscape laced with oriental vocal samples and other hallucinatory sounds. It’s the kind of futuristic ambient music that I could imagine hearing in an aquarium on Mars in two centuries time.  

 ‘bless ur heart’ – serpentwithfeet

Eccentric soul artist serpentwithfeet is back with an epic beard and a new beautiful single titled ‘bless ur heart’. It starts intimately with pianos and a lone kick drum, but ends with a triumphant finish as big as the musician’s beard. However, the most captivating feature has to be serpentwithfeet’s vibrato vocals – I’m not usually a fan of this style of singing, but serpentwithfeet makes it sound so controlled.  

 ‘All That’ x ‘Alien Boy’ – Oliver Tree

California weirdo Oliver Tree is in a lane of his own - and not just because of his wacky appearance and wacky music video (yes, he’s holding a bazooka on a horse). ‘Alien Boy’, the second track in this video, is like nothing I’ve heard before. It’s like hearing a male Katy Perry over synthfunk.

‘It Runs Through Me’ – Tom Misch ft. De La Soul

Hip hop veterans De La Soul have long rapped over jazzy beats, so they’re the perfect choice of guest for Tom Misch’s latest groovy jazztronica song. As always, Tom’s voice and silky guitar playing are delicious. The artist has a new album coming out titled Geography scheduled to be released on April 6th.


 ‘Morning is Coming’ – Sting & Shaggy

Whilst the idea of a Sting and Shaggy collaboration is entertaining, the result is disappointingly bland. Apparently, they’ve got a whole reggae album planned together. Coming to a bargain bin near you.

‘Been Ballin’ – Lil Uzi Vert & Steve Aoki

Generic trap rapper and generic EDM producer collide to create a generic party anthem.