Better (Radio Edit)
Did Attom just deliver a radio-ready hit? We think so. The Duluth producer’s collaboration with Justin Stein on “Better” nothing short of phenomenal. Once you have a listen, chances are you’ll be feeling the same way.
“Better” is a great song on every level. Attom’s production is top notch, from both the compositional perspective as well the technical one. He laid the groundwork for Justin Stein to come in and deliver a powerful, poppy performance that will have you singing along by the end of your first listen through. As a new signee to MFN Music/ Ultra Music, this is his debut for the new direction that he will be taking. With all of the labels resources and Attom’s crossover talents, he’s sure to make some waves throughout the rest of the year and on. “Better” is currently available for purchase through several digital stores, so head to this link to get your copy from the shop of your choice.
Fight This Feeling (Prod. Milo Mills)
It’s been a while since we last heard from Mayowa (slightly over a year in fact), and a lot has changed in that time. For starters, he’s since opted to use his full first name, adding the “wa” onto Mayo in an effort to get back to his Nigerian roots. Also, after an extended stay in the City of Angels, the Chicago native is back to turn things up in his hometown. Despite the long hiatus, Mayowa is picking up right where he left off, reuniting with frequent collaborator Milo Mills for a bouncy new cut titled “Fight This Feeling”.
Aside from being the potential song of the summer, the genre-bending single also serves as an ode to independent women everywhere, with Mayowa expressing his admiration for one lady in particular, while also urging her to toss out all her inhibitions. Featuring a sample of “Moments of Love” by Art Of Noise, the track itself blends together an eclectic mix of hip-hop, R&B and future bass, as the talented rapper/singer constantly shifts gears throughout–which makes sense when you consider his main goal with his music:
I enjoy stepping outside of my comfort zone and experimenting with different styles. I don’t want to be held in the box of just ‘hip-hop.’
As we mentioned, Mayowa recently made his return back to Chicago, and in order to celebrate his homecoming he’s putting together a show this Friday at Home Bar called “Lituation”, which promises to be a lit situation. If you’re in town make sure to snag some tickets for the show right here.
Tigers Are Bad For Horses [Blisspop Premiere]
First things first. Tigers Are Bad For Horses is a ridiculously awesome band name. Despite what you might be picturing music-wise with this sort of name, these two craft a soulful and electric sound that pulls together the strongest traits of Tom Misch and Oh Wonder into a satisfying union.
“Embers” glides along with lush synths, pining and harmonized vocals, and a matured sense of cool that grabs your attention before you really even begin to register it. Captivating hardly begins to describe it, and Tigers Are Bad For Horses may just have a defining tune on their hands here. “Embers” simply is three and a half minutes of pleasantries that you can appreciate anywhere and everywhere. Close your eyes and enjoy.
Deep Dark Blue is aptly named. “Atoms” proves this without a shred of doubt. Washed over with waves of reverb, lightly harmonized vocals, and a slight Pink Floyd influence, this is the sort of song that immediately sticks with you after the first listen. It’s downright beautiful. It’s enchanting without being overzealous. You can get lost within every single crash of the drums and find yourself swept up in the current of the celestial bliss created from the very start of the song. It’s not very often we’re struck silent by a tune, but something about “Atoms’ truly is breathtaking. Give yourself some time, grab your good headphones, and mull over life with this gorgeous tune. You’ll like what you hear.
HONNE & Izzy Bizu
Someone That Loves You (Nicolas Haelg Remix)
“Someone That Love You” is an absolute smash of a single. Seeing HONNE and Izzy Bizu working together is already an exciting enough fact on its own, but now the remixes have arrived and Nicolas Haelg has delivered his signature indie-dance style to this sunny tune. It goes without saying that the festival potential of this song is off the charts, and the overall tone epitomizes a sunny summer day out by the pool or on the lake. If you’re looking for a chance to just feel GOOD, throw this on and you’re sure to get a smile on your face. Bust out the umbrella drinks, because Nicolas Haelg is here to usher in the warm weather right.
We highly recommend catching both of these artists the next time they’re in your neck of the woods. Click here to check out HONNE’s tour schedule. Click here to check out Nicolas Haelg’s tour schedule.
It only took one trip through “Cannonball” before we caught ourselves in a daydream, imagining ourselves adorned with half-cocked sunglasses across the brim of our nose, slowly marching to the swagger of the emphatic bass line. Once we stepped back into reality, we, of course, realized we’re nowhere close to being as cool as Hidden Charms made us feel for those three minutes. But, it was a blast while it lasted.
If this is the first time you’re hearing the growing rumblings of London-based Hidden Charms, you’re in for one hell of a treat. With delightfully strained vocals treated with a proper amount of distortion, calculated percussion work, and screeching guitars worthy of the finest horror films, this garage rock four-piece has a sound that is quickly catching fire with rock lovers around the globe, including the likes of Zane Lowe (Beats 1), Annie Mac (Radio 1) and Huw Stephens (Radio 1).
Today, we’re offering up a first look at the official music video, which is as wonderfully dark as the vibe of the tune itself. Take a gander below, then pick out a show from their tour dates and head out to catch them live. We can pretty much guarantee you’ll have a top-notch evening.
Summer is officially here. Let the Indie Dojo serenades begin.
’Stevie Appleton – This Is America’
’Miles De Carteret – Honey’
’Jackson Dyer – The Absolute’
’Lion Sphere – Rest of Me (Acoustic Live Session in Spain)’
’Alexandra Savior – Shades’