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Today’s #MusicMonday post is from MØ, a singer songwriter from Denmark with a distinctive lilting, kinda bouncy electropop sound. If you don’t know her name, you might recognise her vocals from previous collabs with Iggy Azalea, DJ Snake and Major Lazer.
On this track, ‘Kamikaze‘ she teams up with label-mate, Diplo, newly risen superstar American DJ, record producer, rapper and songwriter. This track is fitted with a super addictive hook that will have you humming along in no time. MØ sits well with the new wave of innovative female musicians out there like Grimes. I guess there’s a touch of last week’s Music Monday in there too, and that was the inimitable Petite Meller.
The video combines a bit of post-apocalyptic Mad Max with West Side Story for a kind of up-cycled, dystopian dance off. In my mind I like to think that this was the exact pitch the director made when he first described his vision…
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Today we feature not one but two videos in a #MusicMonday feature that is a bit of a departure from the Blink London norm. This time I must admit that the music is secondary to the artist as far as our decision to feature Petite Meller, a wee French style sensation.
I’m in love with Petite Meller’s style; and what a cute, nutty and fabulous style it is! Her videos look like a Tim Walker shoot come to life. From her makeup and styling to the crazy, weird dance routines. Her gangly silhouette teamed with those ‘naive meets pop art’ outfits adds a strange kind of childishness to her look- but then her stance, attitudes and expressions feel rather ‘knowing’. And oh those pink cheeks!
She is a shot of sunshine to both your eyes and your ears. To make sure that you can see just why we are so engaged by her, here are Petite’s two latest releases, Baby Love and Barbaric.
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The perfect tune for today’s mood. We love the mix of old and new, the uplifting vibe (much needed as it’s Monday!) and the absolutely addictive hook. I could listen to this all day. In fact I might just do exactly that…
By half way through the first listen of this new track ‘I Know There’s Gonna Be (Good Times)‘ from Jamie XX we can pretty much guarantee you’ll by shaking your money maker, wherever you may be (we are not responsible for any resulting law suits or formal written warnings). Jamie XX brings his super skillful, smooth, lilting sythy sound of course but this is for sure a rootsy track. It’s quite magical how his light, tech driven signature sound blends so brilliantly with the rythmic rapping style of Young Thug, and the dancehall sound brought to the track by Popcaan (a new name to us).
If you are going to get moving to this, do it quick because this track is short and sweet!
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So Disclosure need no introduction I’m quite sure. This is ‘Jaded’, a brilliant track from their new album, ‘Caracal’, which is out now.
Disclosure are very well known, like Rudimental, for featuring innovative, exciting and sometimes brand new vocal talents. We featured the band’s previous track, ‘Omen’ as our Music Monday pick a few weeks back, and that features the wonderful Sam Smith. In this new track though the duo have decided to stick closer to home and the track features the band’s very own Howard Lawrence. Now a follow up we’d want to deal with, but Howard you smashed it.
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This is our second favourite song called ‘Rio’. This is Netsky‘s most recent release, and features Digital Farm Animals. It’s a great track that is extra catchy, but the video is a bit pants. Netsky, christened Boris, is a young Belgian musician and producer. This track is up our strasse, but I must admit that I generally find his work a little on the housey D&B-lite side of things for me.
On ‘Rio’ he is joined by Digital Farm Animals (we guess that answers for the piggy in the video…). DFA is a London-based, electronic dance oriented musician and producer with a reputation for delivering 80’s synth influenced, melodic work. It must be his influence that has helped Netsky make it as one of our Music Monday picks.
Which ever way your musical tasted fall, this is a certified mood uplifter. Perfection for a Monday when the sun’s shining…
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Not much intro required for this guy. This is Drake and Hotline Bling. A pretty new release but already masterfully covered by Disclosure and Sam Smith for Radio 1’s Live Lounge. Sadly we can’t track down Drake’s official video for this track yet, but when one drops I feel sure it will be spectacular!
Just turn up the volume, have a little chair dance and forget about the grey skies and rain pouring down. For more great music, just look here.
This is no ordinary #MusicMonday post. ‘I Will for Love’ from Rudimental is musically brilliant (as they always are!), but the band also using it to help spread awareness and support for a very important and very current topic. On the band’s own Facebook page Rudimental say of this track-
Not only is this lyrically very moving, they have translated the heartfelt sentiment of the song in to a video features some of the challenges and hardships experienced during a migrant’s journey. The band, I believe after creating this video, were so moved by the current refugee crisis that they have dedicated this song to support Amnesty International’s #RefugeesWelcome campaign. Just take a look here to see how you can help too: http://amnesty.org.uk/refugees
This track is available now to download, and excitingly Rudimental also have a brand new album slated to drop at the beginning of October. For more great music posts, just click here.
Better than a double espresso on a Monday morning let me tell you. This is the newest release from Foals, ‘What Went Down’. The video for this hectic and emotionally driven track gives you a little insight into the energy and passion you would witness at a Foals gig. These guys are relentless. One of the best bands I have ever witnessed live.
So here is ‘What Went Down’ from their new album of the same name. Brace yourself.
If you love this, then check out our previous #MusicMonday post from Foals too.