Rising Chicago MC Tink is handed a not-quite-finished track by Sleigh Bells after the three met at a SXSW show earlier this year and the result is "brash, fun and an equally unique and effective collaboration," says Pigeons & Planes
Tame Impala frontman Kevin Parker surfaces on this latest taste of super-producer Ronson's next LP. A perfect antidote to the slick Bruno Mars collab released a few days ago, How Do You Are
approves of its "psychedelic, spaced-out funk-pop" (as do we).
Shapeshifting, low-profile project Recycle Culture takes on straightforward pop this time with "AYA", another interesting addition to an already eclectic Bandcamp collection spanning downtempo house, minimalist piano, warped remixes and beyond.
One the year's more endearing stories is the rise of Canadian singer/songwriter Tobias Jesso Jr. His latest finds him at the piano (with production from Chet "JR" White of Girls), for "a stirring, elegiac performance" (Perfect Midnight World
) about trying to make it in LA.
With renewed attention after last year's Daft Punk campaign, disco legend Giorgio Moroder announces his first solo album in 30 years with an aptly-celebratory new single. Guests will include Charli XCX, Sia, Britney Spears, Kylie Minogue and Mikky Ekko.
This week's album premiere is As We Travel
by Toronto duo Snowday.
As for interesting reads, try this one which explores the effects of Shazam (and other user data) on popular music.
Thanks for listening!
- Dave, Dev & Team Hype Machine