It’s been a hectic week for me, trying to fit in as many meetings, work, pack, and take care of other obligations, before I get on the road to move up to Northern California. I forgot one vital ingredient, that you need before you get on the road for a long trip. I needed a good playlist to get me to my destination. Luckily for me, Franki and Jasmine took care of me, and in turn, helped me take care of this week’s roundup.
The tracks of the week features everything from the new Arca, a buttery collaboration between Tennyson and Mr. Carmack, a new release on Mexican Summer, a new Four Tet remix, and an array of other gems.
1. TODD TERJE – “Jungelknugen” (Four Tet remix)
Anything that Four Tet touches turns to gold, this remix for example. If you disagree, you’re wrong. I’m right and you’re wrong. Doesn’t feel good, does it?
2. Geotic – “Nav”
Ghostly artist Geotic‘s new song “Nav” is one of those songs you’ll put on while you’re working, focus, temporarily lose your focus when it kicks in, and then just be that weird person in the office trying not to move too much.
3. Ginla – “Apophenia”
Ginla‘s new song “Apophenia” is kind of hard to explain. The vocals are soft around the edges, while the instrumental is a bit jagged. Listening to it is like falling onto a bed of cactuses covered in pillows. It’s kind of confusing, but it works for some reason.
4. Kiefer – “Kickinit Alone”
I want to feel bad for Kiefer, because he must be lonely if he named this song “Kickinit Alone,” but I also want to bust out in a freestyle about happy things. It’s hard not to be conflicted when listening to his new tune.
5. Tonstartssbandht — “Breathe”
I don’t know shit about rock music — honestly, I don’t even know if this is technically~ rock music — but Tonstartssbadht, however the hell you say that, really threw down on their new song “Breathe.” Really, anything coming out on Mexican Summer these days is fucking dope.
6. Tennyson x Mr. Carmack – “Tuesday”
Tennyson and Mr. Carmack is a collaboration that is as necessary as butter or sour cream on a baked potato. Not that they’re dry and boring on their own, because even baked potatoes can be pretty dope plain, but they show off how much they enhance each other with their new tune. It’s like salt on french fries, or tortilla chips and salsa, or some shit. I don’t even know. It’s good. Trust me.
7. Mikala – “Save Your Love”
With 22 followers on SoundCloud, Denmark based Mikala shows high hope on her debut track “Save Your Love.”
8. Kate NV – “DE 1988”
Kate NV, a.k.a. Kate Shilonosova, pays homage to synth-pop artists like Laurie Anderson and Tears For Fears on “DE 1998.”
9. Superorganism – “something for your M.I.N.D.”
Superorganism‘s debut track “something for your M.I.N.D.” is supposedly the product of eight folks spread out between eight people from Maine and London, and it’s an adventurous collage of a track. It’s exciting to think about how they’re going to follow this one up.
10. Arca – “Anoche”