The Drop – Calvin Harris, Alina Baraz, & Alison Wonderland
The Drop is us cutting through the massive jungle of new music that’s been released over the last seven days. We sharpen our proverbial machetes and cut through the shit to get you to the content that you need to be listening to.
This is The Drop.
Calvin Harris & Dua Lipa – “One Kiss”
Calvin Harris is returning with new music once again, and it is reverting back to his old sounds from his first album, I Created Disco. With the help 0f Dua Lipa, comes a flirty and fun track with a funky beat to match.
Alina Baraz & Khalid – “Floating”
Alina Baraz dropped The Color Of You, and packed it full with lush R&B songs to soothe the soul. “Floating” is smooth and silky, as well as everything that is great about these two artists who come full circle on this track. Her vocals mixed with Khalid is a smash, so it’s no wonder that he is featured on another one of her songs.
Alison Wonderland & Chief Keef – “Dreamy Dragon”
My favorite album on the drop this week comes from Alison Wonderland. Her album, Awake, comes just in time for Coachella where she will debut one of the biggest sets of the weekend. The album is full of emotion and heavy hitting bass, along with a new collaboration featuring BLESSUS. However, my favorite song comes with a flow from Chief Keef. “Dreamy Dragon” is the absolute go to and a must listen from Wonderland.
Drake – “Nice For What”
Friday night after the flood of releases had begun to simmer, Drake decided to release another new single that once again erupted the Internet. On the track “Nice for What,” Drake samples Lauryn Hill and praises all the females through a winding path of lyrics that are left giving us an honest good time in the most Drake way there is.
PS. Our editor is claiming this as the “Summer ’18 jam.” Whatever thats worth.
Chromeo & DRAM – “Must’ve Been”
For me, Chromeo can do no wrong. They stick to their roots and bring funky renditions of quirky dance music, and I am forever here for it. This is another duo that is gearing up for the Coachella appearance this coming weekend.
Sinead Harnett – “Body”
If you have yet to discover Sinead Harnett, here is your chance. This UK artist has just started to perform in the US, and all I can say is thank goodness. Her jazzy tones and electronic R&B waves give her so much versatility. “Body” is moody meets sultry and is one that is left on repeat.
Sofi Tukker – “Batshit”
Sofi Tukker is on a roll with releasing single after single, while prepping for the drop of an album. “Batshit” is another electronic fused pop tune that continues down their lane of upbeat bass and big band instruments; alongside their playful lyrics, making it impossible to get their songs out of your head.
Karma Fields & Tove Lo – “Colorblind”
Karma Fields newest track features one of my favorite pop artists, Tove Lo. The track is easy listening and takes us down a wavy path of house music with the soft demeanor tones of Tove Lo. “Colorblind” comes at a perfect time for festival goers because this track fits into any playlist for a Coachella weekend ahead. Karma Fields identity remains a mystery, but his unique live show coupled with a continuous string of strong releases has him poised for stardom. Playlist +.
Tom Misch – “Cos I Love You”
This is another artist you should know about. While his whole album, Geography, is noteworthy, “Cos I Love You” stood out time and time again as my favorite. It is fun-loving and has the most heartwarming energy. Tom Misch is a unique combination of jazz, soul, electronic, and even a little bit of hip-hop; there really is no end to the concoction of the type of artist he is. Undeniably, his music makes you feel good all the way through.
Chris Lake – “Lose My Mind”
Chris Lake is a monster producer, and spares no expense when it comes to his music. “Lose My Mind” draws you in from the first lyric: “This beat is making me lose my mind,” and from that moment on, it is solidified that this is about to be a dance music experience. Deep house and some bass make for an unbeatable dance track from Lake.
Jauz & DJ Snake – “Gassed Up”
I’ve been waiting for the release of this track for some time now. Jauz and DJ Snake team up to create a mecca of bass house that is a definitely going to be in every set at festivals everywhere. The hard-hitting and grimy core of the song leaves no time for relaxing when this song drops.