Friday, November 30, 2018

Jam of the Day: Shay Lia - "The Cycle"

Working with beatsmith Sango, French-Djiboutian singer Shay Lia crafts this sleek, alt-R&B track that recalls the best of Aaliyah.

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Jam of the Day: SRSQ - "Cherish"

Kennedy Ashlyn used to be the singer in the band Them Are Us Too before her collaborator and close friend Cash Askew was tragically killed in the Ghost Ship warehouse fire in Oakland. She has returned under the moniker SRSQ and has released her debut record, Unreality, which draws comparisons with early Cocteau Twins. "Cherish" is a beautiful, skyscraping anthem that focuses on Ashlyn's ethereal vocals.

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Jam of the Day: Rita Ora - "Only Want You"

Powerful track from Rita Ora's sophomore album Phoenix, which is the best pop record of the year.

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Jam of the Day: Cathedrals - "Just a Game"

San Francisco duo Cathedrals release another breathtaking single. "Just a Game" focuses on Brodie Jenkins' exquisitely emotional vocals and Johnny Hwin's atmospheric production.

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Jam of the Day: Bossy Love - "Whiplash"

Scottish group Bossy Love combine elements of electro-pop, R&B, and hip-hop and make it their own. New single "Whiplash" is super infectious and sassy.

Friday, November 16, 2018

Jam of the Day: Ariana Grande - "thank u, next"

Though from the title one would assume this is a kiss off track, in fact it is rather sweet song celebrating one's exes.

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Jam of the Day: Banoffee - "Muscle Memory"

Australian singer/producer Banoffee, a.k.a. Martha Brown, has been moving from her previously glossy electropop tracks into darker territory. "Muscle Memory" is an ice-cold break up track with a striking video to match.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Jam of the Day: Colossal Squid ft. Saint Saviour - "I Lost Detroit"

Human drum machine Adam Betts is set to release his first album under the moniker Colossal Squid. The first single is this pretty epic track featuring the awe-inspiring vocals of Saint Saviour.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Jam of the Day: Dido - "Hurricanes"

Dido returns after 5 years with her new record Still On My Mind, and releases the first single "Hurricanes." What starts out as a lovely acoustic ballad suddenly gains force with drums, guitars, and swirling electronics. It's a welcome return.

Monday, November 12, 2018

Jam of the Day: FEMME - "All For You"

Laura Bettinson, aka FEMME, throws down this upbeat and infectious electro-pop track that reminds me of when Everything But The Girl went electronic.

Friday, November 9, 2018

Jam of the Day: Shame - "Rock Lobster"

The British post-punk band completely nails this cover of The B-52's classic song. You can hear it here on Spotify.

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Jam of the Day: Rosalía – “Di Mi Nombre”

From her breathtakingly brilliant album El Mal Querer, Spanish singer Rosalía's new single “Di Mi Nombre” is a sultry, modern R&B take on flamenco music.

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Jam of the Day: Georgia - "Started Out"

London producer Georgia, who is the daughter of Neil Barnes of Leftfield, releases this warm and fun dance track.

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Monday, November 5, 2018

Jam of the Day: H.E.R. - "Carried Away"

From her new EP I Used to Know Her: Part 2, California singer H.E.R. releases "Carried Away," a track that marries her silky voice with a funky bass line, slick drum track, acoustic guitars, and squalling organ leads. It's pretty mesmerizing.

Friday, November 2, 2018

Jam of the Day: Beacon - "The Road"

Pounding drums and piano leads highlight this remarkably muscular track from Beacon's third record Gravity Pairs.