Floco Torres – You!

#NewMusic from Akron, USA

Since his first full length release ‘Floco’s Modern Life’ in 2011, Floco Torres has redefined his style many times. Two thing remains constant; emotive lyrical content delivered with precision and poise, and tight, tight beats.

New track ‘You!’ bubbles along with its rise and fall, back and forth bassline balanced by the super-crisp hi-hat loop. Keys parts come and go, guitars drop in and out, day dreamy backing vocals question reality. When it’s all pressed together you get a rich smooth sound. For a break up song, you feel pretty upbeat at the end of it all.

Floco Torres ‘You!’ is available (along with the rest of his back catalogue) on his bandcamp page.

Jerry Folk – Purple Feelings feat. Rainsford

#NewMusic from Los Angeles, USA

Hello Monday! Straight in this week with a new release from Jerry Folk. He flexes his warped hip-hop style on the bubbling ‘Purple Feelings’, topped off with a sultry vocal performance from Rainsford.

Toybox tinkles introduce you before the distorted toms build, preceding the siren sounding to announce the arrival of another punchy beat backdrop from Folk. Like the previous EP, ‘Purple Feelings’ holds no firm ties to any genre, taking influences from many from R&B vocals to pop chord progressions and flourishes. There are hip-hop beats and chopping and stretching of sounds to rival a DMC contender.

Norwegian producer Jerry Folk, who released his debut EP ‘The Kids Tape’ last year, will be circling the US on tour in June and July. His new mixtape ‘Purple Evenings’ is due early June 2017.

Spotted on The Record Stache.

courtship. – Sunroof

#NewMusic Los Angeles, USA

New track ‘Sunroof’ from courtship. brought back memories of summer road trips and good times. Speaking of which, if you’re in Los Angeles this summer, head to one of their bi-monthly free beachside dance parties.

If the sun is shining where you are right now, you can probably thank this song so buy a copy on iTunes to show your appreciation.

TADASHI – Lotus

#NewMusic from Los Angeles, California

That, my friends, is the sound of your weekend drawing ever nearer. The soda pop fizz that lies beneath the intro to ‘Lotus’ from TADASHI gives way to a blend of hyped samples, glockenspiel melodies and lazy beats.

With the sun shining (where we are at least) this track has been just the ticket.

joan – Take Me On

#NewMusic from Arkansas, USA

The sound, the production, they style! After starting us off gently, new boys joan explode into a chorus of guitar led rhythmic stabs, funk-esq bass and driving drums on ‘Take Me On’.

If you liked the debut The 1975 album, you’ll flipping love this!