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Writer: Kim

Grammy-winning duo Brasstracks return with their first single of the calendar year in “Fever, out now via TheSoundYouNeed. Big sound, cutting-edge brass elements, and a conscious return to their roots makes this arguably their biggest release of the year.

Was marveling (being sarcastic) at my dating luck in this day and age and AObeats dropped this song with Annabel Jones. At first listen, “Strangers” has all the makings of a viral hit – catchy, lyrically irresistible, and the combination of AOBeats and Annabel Jones is a home run.

Not usually a fan of songs within this genre but the sound design in this track is pretty damn impressive. Also not surprised to hear quality being pumped out by Kannibalen, one of the imprints I’ve grown to appreciate over the past year or so. This is Kai Wachi‘s “LUVSICK” – play it loud (the piano breakdown gave me goosebumps).

Pure. Sex. Unlike Pluto flips 90’s hit “No Scrubs” and Joanna Jones steps up to do the TLC original justice. Ground-breaking imprint Lowly Palace featured this tune a few months back and it’s great to see things come full circle as an official release.

Usually not a fan of bass-driven house but the guitar riffs on Blunt Force‘s “Send It” are sending my senses into overdrive. The Austin-based purveyors of yet ANOTHER ground-breaking genre called “future funk” smashed this original and I’m looking forward to more stuff from them.

Swedish newcomers We The Kids debut on blazing-hot imprint TENACITY this month with an addictive pop-tinged single in “Billions.” Pop music can be so delightful when done right and by all means, We The Kids seems to be the real deal.

It’s pretty common to see artists affiliated with dance music pigeonholed into the stigma of being “button-pushers” but that couldn’t be less true for ulti-talented artist Shaun Frank. His new single “Upsidedown” is out now via Ultra Music and it features the broad scope of his talent – singing, writing, and producing; impressive AND addictive – check it out!