New Music Friday #11
We're back again to kick off another weekend with the best releases found this week by our very own Joe Childs. It's a great selection this week so get those headphones on and make some space to dance (or just nod your head slightly in approval).
Beabadoobee - 'Worth It'
Beabadoobee's YouTube channel is never stagnant, since she uploads a mixture of tracks, vlogs, and live performances. Having featured her on this column a few weeks back, it's nice to see her back again bringing out so much fresh stuff. She's a worth a delve for anyone who wants to imagine they're in an early 2000s angsty American coming-of-age film.
Djo - 'Keep Your Head Up'
A funky mix of disco vocals and groovy electronic bass and synth? Count us in. Don't be fooled by the relatively low YouTube views, Djo is a clearly established artist with a large following on Spotify. Djo is the project of American actor Joe Keery, perhaps best known for his role as Steve Harrington in Stranger Things.
Moby - 'Morningside (DJ BORING's Escape Mix)'
This tech-house style release from Moby reels you in with a textbook minimalist build up that soon drifts into a melodic and ambient euphoria.
Yellow Days - 'How Can I Love You?'
Yellow Days has teamed with everybody's beloved Mac Demarco to deliver to us this dreamy jam. It's nice to hear a slightly more soulful vocal performance over what is essentially a Mac Demarco instrumental.
Janelle Monáe - 'Turntables'
This track is so funky and reminiscent of Anderson Paak's first album it's almost eery, from the bass to the vocal intonation; this tune has a lot of character. Check out this song from the soundtrack of the recently released film All In: The Fight for Democracy.
Model Man - 'Love Surrounds'
Finally, we have a banger modelled perfectly from classic house, with enough modern flair and choppy elements to keep things interesting.