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It’s a weird sensation to be able to hear the quality in music while simultaneously being bored by what you’re hearing. I’ve found that to be the case with lots of submissions as of late. But with his new release “Cold Feet,” Moha is successfully challenging the status quo. We’re lucky to have the premiere for the aforementioned release, a composition described as “…a cryptic story that carries on throughout.The listener could play the record from beginning to end, and put together all the pieces. If a song is skipped, then the story is not complete. It’s like a book.”  “Cold Feet” is the second single off the upcoming ‘FIT’ album and the 3rd episode (sequentially) of the 10 part story. Moha hones in on the precious emotions felt during his first love, from acknowledgement to execution. Watch the video below:

DJ Snake has become a good old reliable fella where the crossover market is concerned. Premiered during a live stream taken from atop the Arc Du Triomphe in his hometown of Paris, ‘A Different Way’ was always shaping up to be a big offering from the Parisian hitmaker, who took a break from rubbing shoulders with A-list vocalists for ‘A Different Way.’ His familar melodic flavours match an always on-point focus on inpenetrable hooks once again, making the likelyhood of DJ Snake picking up the mantle from where his heavyweight peers left off all the more likely for the coming year.

Aussie heavyweights Stafford Brothers kept us waiting for this one. ‘Love Cliche’ is a catchy little crossover number of the highest caliber, but its official video brings that tongue-in-cheek attitude we’ve come to love from the duo right back home. You’ll never watch Flashdance the same way again.

Toronto’s French Braids is a melodic force to be reckoned with. He’s also gone and brought Frankmusik back into the spotlight courtesy of ‘Wildfire,’ a beautiful set-piece of docile vocal club work from this next generation dream team. This chilled little number is sure to hold its corner into 2018, setting a welcome bar for the soulful swagger of French Braids.

Fewer things are better as a music blogger than discovering or being sent an artist that is relatively unknown.. only to be blown away. That’s the case with Charles Rivers, who is by all means talented beyond measure. “Burning” is sexy, fun, and apparently, just the beginning as he has a ton of more music on the way. Can’t wait!

Los Angeles artist Gaby Hernandez just released her third album “Spirit Reflection” via Mr Bongo and it’s latin, tropicalia, folk, electronica and jazz seamlessly blended together on a warm, dreamlike and sparkling album.

“Spirit Reflection” features a stellar line-up of LA talent; jazz star Kamasi Washington, Stuart Howard (AKA Lapalux), Kelis and Gaslamp killer collaborator Dexter Story, plus Ninja Tune, Plug Research and Soul Jazz artist Carlos Niño, Miguel Atwood-Ferguson and Gabriel Reyes-Whittaker.

This is the premiere of the visuals for the track “Super Nova Lovers”.

Netherlands-based talent Hytes caught my attention today with this future-tinged single appropriately titled as “Tropical Gold.” Check it out on Youtube here.