Gimme5 is an easy way to discover 5 new, abso-frick frack-lutely amazing tracks in one quick and easy post. Here is a nice array of some electronic/dance tracks that will hopefully help curb the constant existential dread, at least for a little while. We got a bright, dancey track by Adam Foster called “Don’t Give It Up” that will definitely keep you on your toes. There’s also the really crisp and wistful “How To Feel” by Griffin Stoller that will definitely teach you how to feel. Montis & Afreaux released the deep house track, “Wrong” that is the perfect soundtrack for your rainy nights. Not Your Dope will make you fall in love in dimly lit rooms with his wonderful new remix of “Lights Down Low”. Jessy Lanza will take you to far-off places with an ethereal voice in her track “Oh No”.
In #Gimme5 today, let’s discover abso-frick frack-lutely amazing tracks from Adam Foster, Montis & Afreaux, Griffin Stoller, Not Your Dope, and Jessy Lanza!
For track numero uno, we have a new jam by Adam Foster, blended with the vocal talents of Daniela. It’s called “Don’t Give It Up” and if I had to describe this song in one word, it would be “hype”. The beats are dangerously sharp, you can actually hear it slicing through the soundspace. They hit right on the edge and exist as bright bursts of light existing right below your closed eyelids. The elastic beats are cut with some slightly darker notes sprinkled throughout that brings an edge of coolness to the song. Daniela’s vocals are smooth and pleasantly contrast with the effervescent quality of the music. Her voice modulates and slinks its way around the track and wraps itself around your brain. Everything about this track just makes me want to get up and go. It’s like a cup of Fanta: bright, summery, sharply bubbly, very sweet, and all the while incredibly chill.
Up next is track numero deux, which is a new song by Griffin Stoller called “How To Feel”. This song is lit, but in a subdued way. There’s a slightly sad way to how the synths bend and warp, and his voice sounds yearning. The beats are ever so slightly muted and echo through your ear, but they’re still bright. The song reminds you of the color of steel. At first glance it seems grey and mellowed down. But you come to see the brighter notes layered under, reflecting light and shimmering. It’s cool to the touch and seeps deep into your brain and drips down lazily. I definitely recommend listening to this track if you want a dazzling track with dark undertones to be the soundtrack to your night drives.
Montis & Afreaux-“Wrong (feat. Eloy Smit)”
Aaaand we’re onto track nummer drei, “Wrong” by Montis & Afreaux, featuring Eloy Smit. This is a magnificent deep house track that makes you want to curl up in a dark room and settle down with nothing reaching you except the sound of rain hitting your windows and the smell of totally legal smoke clinging to your sweater. The vocals are slightly raspy and move in unison with the bouncy synths and percussion. You can feel the rise and drops of the synths all the way into your core and feel it flow through you. There’s a definite coolness to the track, but there is also a certain warmth in his voice and the beats that envelop you like a tropical storm.
For track numero quatuor we have this amazing Not Your Dope remix of MAX’s song Lights Down Low off his debut album. The original song is a gentle, sweet love song built up with MAX’s strong vocals. What I really love about this remix is that it preserves the integrity of the song’s vibes. All the emotion of the original is still captured in this remix, which is really great because sometimes with remixes, elements can get lost in the rush of beats and synthy drops. The melodies retain a gentle quality, with reverberating keyboard notes seeping through the vocals. Not Your Dope supplements them with beats that build up in intensity and culminate at a peak, subsequently freefalling into a dancey breakdown. The masterful balance between the two dynamics gives the song the poignant beauty of a love song, but is simultaneously a completely rad dance remix. This song is like the adrenaline coursing through your veins at a 100mph when you’re face-to-face and inches apart from someone you love.
Finally we are at number five, and it’s a bop by Jessy Lanza called “Oh No”. The song opens with a fun, mellifluous beat that is joined by Jessy Lanza’s ethereal voice. She has a pleasant vibe that sounds like it belongs in outer space. This song is refreshingly different from what we have come to expect with its eclectic combination of sounds blending together in a colorful soundscape. Despite the wonderful variations of sound weaving together, there is something calming about the song, wrapping around you. It’s happy and she sounds confident. It’s the song that you play when you want to feel like you’re flying. There is a colorful freedom to this song that makes you weightless.