Pluko – Your Skin

That muted lead line is addicting and grabbed my attention from the get-go. It also doesn’t hurt this track has a sound all of it’s own. The beat has a pocket groove and all the elements come together so cohesively. The track is taken from Pluko’s second studio album, COLOR BLIND. Pluko is Sam Martinsen who has only been on the scene for two years and is rather prolific. For fans of ODESZA.

Marian Hill – like u do (Remix by Clear Eyes)

From the moment when the first kick drops this remix had me. I wasn’t familiar with the original version but was shocked when I heard a female vocal as opposed to the male vocal on the remix. As I checked out the original, which is solid on it’s own, this remix is more in my vein of electronic music that is slightly askewed. Clear Eyes take the original and infuses it with a dub step vibe and grounds the track with more emotion. The builds are never over the top but are tastefully done.

Clear Eyes is the artist project of Jeremy Lloyd from Marian Hill.

Mollono.Bass – No Silence (ft. Kuoko)

Pulsating electronic beats with a push and pull bassline is the frame work set for singer Kuoko who reminds me of Lykke Li. The track has a well constructed build that keeps things interesting with flourishes of new elements like the electric guitar, woodwind and wood percussive instruments. The song talks about a new relationship that is all encompassing to the point of losing oneself and almost losing their own identity. Mollono.Bass resides in Germany and Kuoko is an artist, songwriter and music producer from Hamburg.

Solomon Grey – Everybody’s Free (To Feel Good) Rozalla cover

If you don’t recall the original house number by Rozalla you might be overlooking genius this is. Solomon Grey took what was anthemic house number and placed it into another world with a much more intimate setting. This version has a melancholy feel, orchestral elements and a bit of post apocalyptic feel. This cover would sit beautifully at the end of a movie of where this is mass destruction but the victors are finally free of tyranny. Yes, very cinematic.

GIAN – One Try

Had to sit with this one as it just kept getting better after multiple listens. His vocals remind me a bit of Kurt Cobain, can’t quite put my finger on it but there is something that reminds me of him. The build on the track is addicting. The first chorus is so sweet and short you can’t wait for it to come back around and really let loose. When you get to the 2nd chorus you get hooked and it’s only up from there. GIAN is a singer/songwriter from Malta.