Elliot Moss – Slip

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It’s hard to get an exact bead on what’s going on in Elliot Moss’ new song “Slip.” It’s like an old jazzy lounge tune with vocals from the second Bon Iver album, all put through an Imogen Heap filter. Its grooves are lilting, smooth and subtly seductive, while the electronic overtones give it a sheen of cool. At the open it seems like the song will develop into an airy bit of dream pop, but then that slow, thick, heavy beat kicks in, planting the tune’s feet solidly in the earth. Heady stuff for a guy who still has to wait two years to legally drink. If this is the kind of stuff that Moss is putting out at 19, it’ll certainly be exciting to hear what he grows into.

“Slip” is the third song on Elliot Moss’ recently released debut Highspeeds. Stream it below.

STREAM: Elliot Moss – “Slip”

How to Dress Well – Repeat Pleasure

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Tom Krell (aka How to Dress Well) really brought his A-game with 2013′s Total Loss. If the first two releases off his upcoming album “What Is This Heart?” are any indication, he’s on track to do it again. Krell is known for his sensual R&B slow jam proclivities, but new song “Repeat Pleasure” is definitely a departure from that. It’s more upbeat, playful and pop-leaning than anything’s hes done before, but Krell not only makes it work — he makes it excellent. Stream “Repeat Pleasure” below.

How To Dress Well’s “What Is This Heart?”is out June 24th via Domino.

STREAM: How to Dress Well – “Repeat Pleasure”

Glass Animals – Holiest (Ft. Tei Shi)


If experimental pop is your thing, then consider Glass Animals‘ “Holiest” your wet dream. The Oxford outfit teams up with Tei Shi on this one, and apparently it’s a match made in heaven. The Brooklyn songstress’ dreamy vocals navigate effortlessly through the band’s murky tribal sounds, making for an interesting take on electro-soul that is well worth a listen or two. Stream “Holiest” below.

STREAM: Glass Animals – “Holiest (Ft. Tei Shi)”

bAnoffee – Bleeding Love (Leona Lewis Cover)

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Nobody said covers have to be timely. For her latest effort, bAnoffee takes on Leona Lewis’ 2007 hit “Bleeding Love.” The Australian songstress strips the soul-pop original of its polish, rebuilding it with some warped vocal effects, warm synths, frenetic sample work and, of course, her enchanting voice. Stream/download it below, and if this is your first time listening to bAnoffee, make sure to listen to her stellar debut single “Ninja.”

DOWNLOAD: bAnoffee – “Bleeding Love (Leona Lewis Cover)”

Ben Khan – Youth


With “Youth,” Ben Khan proves he has the Midas touch. Usually I wouldn’t make a big deal of it, but all four of the songs he has released on his Soundcloud are certified jams. It’s tough placing any of them under a genre, but one thing is for sure: he pays meticulous attention to detail. On “Youth,” Mr. Khan recalls artists like Jai Paul and Blood Orange, but he adds a seductive distorted bluesy guitar here that wraps things up nicely. This guy is not just a flash in the pan, so start paying attention now. Stream “Youth” below.

STREAM: Ben Khan – “Youth”

SAFIA – Paranoia, Ghosts & Other Sounds


No, SAFIA weren’t hiding under their bedsheets when they came up with the title for “Paranoia, Ghosts & Other Sounds.” The Australian trio’s latest track is actually an extra smooth cross between ASTR and Sam Smith that combines the best of electro, pop and R&B without sounding stale. Stream the track below, and if you’re interested in a free download you can snag one in exchange for a like on the band’s Facebook.

STREAM: Safia – “Paranoia, Ghosts & Other Sounds”

Frank Ocean x Mick Jones x Paul Simonon x Diplo – Hero


Converse released this year’s “Three Artists, One Track” today, their ninth installment in what has become the musical equivalent of Groundhog Day: the track that answers the question of when summer is coming, and what it sounds like. This year’s collab, “Hero,” features two members of The Clash (Paul Simonon and Mick Jones), producer Diplo and a dormant-since-Channel-Orange Frank Ocean. These collaborations are typically an exercise in proving that the quality of your product is never based on the quality of your ingredients, as fitting far-flung combinations of sound and style together ends up delightful yet never completely well-rounded. This year our artists not only hit the right balance, but went for a children’s choir as backup, which everyone everywhere can get on board with. Sounds like it’ll be a soulful, heady summer. Stream “Hero” below.

STREAM: Frank Ocean x Mick Jones x Paul Simonon x Diplo – “Hero”

#TBT: Malcolm Mays – All The Small Things (Blink 182 Cover)


It’s rare that a cover transforms a song into something completely unrecognizable from its original form. In his take on Blink 182’s “All The Small Things,” L.A. artist Malcolm Mays accomplishes just that. With a sultry R&B sound that mirrors that of singers like Miguel or Kwabs, Mr. Mays’ re-imagination is nothing short of mesmerizing. Maybe Blink 182 should have tried their hand at R&B. Stream the cover below.

DOWNLOAD: Malcolm Mays – “All The Small Things (Blink 182 Cover)”

Introducing: JUCE


Georgia, Charlin and Cherish make up the London trio JUCE. If you’re still bitter about how disappointing your Valentine’s Day weekend turned out, their debut track “Call You Out” is exactly what you’ll need to recover from the heartache. The soulful hook, gorgeous harmonies and girl-power groove will instantly remind you of Haim, and that’s certainly not a bad comparison. Get down with JUCE’s retro-pop below.

STREAM: Juce – “Call You Out”

Wet – Don’t Wanna Be Your Girl (Branchez Remix)


Here’s one for the cynics, the heartbroken, or just the Really-Over-Valentine’s-Day crowd. New York’s soulful ATG favorites Wet and remix mastermind Branchez make a good couple, but not for long, if this track has anything to say about it. Branchez’ production underscoring Kelly Zutrau’s atmospheric vocals make this remix a clean, sharp antidote for all the twee filling the airwaves every February 14th. Give the remix a listen below.

STREAM: Wet – “Don’t Wanna Be Your Girl (Branchez Remix)”