Whoa, it’s been a while.
Easily the longest radio silence in the history of thatbeatjuice.
2+ weeks out of the country, no backup. Some projects to catch up on. What could I do?
I know I missed some quality tracks (😒), but I’ll do my best to recap the ones I heard and liked.
good 2 be back.
Aminé – La Danse (Prod. by Kaytranada)
Prob my favorite cut from this month-long absence. Aminé goes full verbal assault on a Kaytranada beauty. 2 minutes of pure energy.
ZHU x AlunaGeorge – Automatic
BBC Radio 1 with the goods. Two big names, one big track. Dark flavors on the production side and seductive vocals from Aluna and ZHU –> win.
WILDE – Aurora
Toronto’s WILDE impress with this piece of pained, downtempo, indie-pop. We like the synths. We like the raw emotion. We like “Aurora” in general. Bass kick at the 1:48 is divine.
dd elle – kind 2 u
dd elle’s “kind 2 u” was a surprise find on the SoundCloud stream. Experimental, electro-pop with light vocals and airy instrumentation. Think something off of Youth Lagoon’s The Year of Hibernation.
90 Pounds of Pete – Black Card
Cali cruisin’ on the Pacific Coast Highway. Off to some hip party with friends. Energy on the rise. Queue this up. Free download in the player.
Tory Lanez x BenZel – INITIATION
Tory Lanez jumps on this BenZel-produced beauty and delivers another classic for your weekend playlist.
The Magician – Magic Tape 54
First Magic Tape in 2 months? Yeah. I was waiting for this one. As usual, The Magician came ready to play. Young Brits got some play, with Shannon Saunders and Raleigh Ritchie tracks making an appearance. Plus a notable mashup/remix of Missy Elliott’s “Sock It To Me” and The Fugees’ “Ready Or Not”. Free download here.
Louis the Child feat. K. Flay – It’s Strange
Louis the Child and K. Flay team-up for a power collab in “It’s Strange”. With 1.13 million plays over 11 days on the Cloud, “It’s Strange” has ballooned from poppy electro-cut to full-fledged hit. You’d be silly not to press ►
Lostboycrow – Powers
Lostboycrow back with another strong effort in “Powers”. I’m not sure if anything will ever top his debut “HiyHiy” — one of my top tracks of the year — but this latest bit of pop has LBC’s impressive voice on full display. Free download here.
Doe Paoro – Nostalgia (RAC Remix)
RAC with one of his best efforts of late. A little edgy with some darker tones, “Nostalgia” is a nice changeup. Not your typical, jubilant RAC mix, but killer all the same.