Musical Discovery: May Playlist

Over the course of last week, I’ve stumbled across lots of new music. Now, with Musical Discovery posts often going up on Mondays every week, the songs may soon become outdated if I list them one by one. So, for the first time – and as a bit of a change – here is a ‘playlist’ for May based on songs I’ve heard recently.

Can’t Stop Playing (Makes Me High) by Dr. Kucho! & Gregor Salto feat. Ane Brun (Oliver Heldens Vocal Edit)

Aside from the rather long title to this song, the vocal remix from Heldens is, in my opinion, his best song to date. Not only is Ane Brun’s vocals a good choice for the track, but Oliver’s traditional deep house synth melodies is particularly catchy on this track. A bouncy and lively dance anthem.

Hey Laura by Gregory Porter

I stumbled across Gregory Porter last week. In particular, I gave his latest album, Liquid Spirit, a listen. This track will be the first of two tracks from the album. As for Hey Laura, Porter’s soul is smooth and mellow and creates a relaxing feel to the song. As well as this, his style is also similar to the soul of Aloe Blacc. I’ve been a fan of jazz music for a while now, and with a creative and funky saxophone solo, this song is a relaxing song to listen to…

Love Again by Rae Morris (Clean Bandit Remix)

The song, or the music video, is yet to be released. Although the above audio is genuine, the video is unofficial.

I was fortunate to stumble across Rae Morris when her track, Closer, was played on Radio 1. Then, when Rae collaborated with Clean Bandit to produce Up Again, I realised how great the collaboration was. Now, with the two joining forces again for a remix, the result is just as good. The vocal distortion is funky, and the saxophone melody in the chorus is similar to the style of Edward Maya’s Disco Love.
Disconnect by Clean Bandit feat. Marina and the Diamonds

The song, or the music video, is yet to be released. Although the above audio is genuine, the video is unofficial.

Admittedly, I’m not completely a fan of this song just yet. However, with the video using audio from their performance of Disconnect at Coachella, there’s a chance that I may like the song when I hear the recorded version. Nevertheless, the song has Clean Bandit’s traditional, upbeat groove and Marina’s vocals is a new style that will work well with the band.

Liquid Spirit by Gregory Porter

Alongside Hey Laura, I also gave Liquid Spirit. With a clap-along beat alongside catchy bass and horns, it’s proof that Gregory Porter’s music offers a new style of jazz. In particular, the crazy and fast-paced piano interlude creates a great dancing opportunity. As well as this, Porter’s range a singer is diverse, with the groovy vocals of Liquid Spirit contrasting the mellow soul of Hey Laura.

Which song from my playlist is your favourite? Comment below!



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