The Drop – Rezz, Drake, & Florence + The Machine
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.
Rezz & 1788-L – “H E X” (Pick Of The Week)
Rezz is an artist that is not for the faint-hearted. Her music is raw, edgy and taps into another dimension in dance music that is an absolute realm of her own. “H E X” is gritty and rigged with twists and turns that constantly has your heart rate going up. Rezz is currently on tour, and her live show is a mesmerizing must see.
Drake – Scorpion
Drake is my guilty pleasure, so a 25-song album is just what I needed. Each song gives a little different taste from the hip-hop artist from his R&B runs mixed with plenty of flows— there is something for everyone. Personal favorites off of the album for me have to be: “Summer Games,” “Elevate,” and “Don’t Matter To Me” featuring Michael Jackson. However, I think the whole album should be given the time for a full listen. In the long haul of hip-hop albums in these last few weeks, this is my favorite so far.
Gorillaz – The Now Now
I have been excited for this album to drop for a few weeks now. All the singles leading up to the drop of The Now Now have been getting me more and more excited for new Gorillaz. Now that it is finally here, I have become completely obsessed. It is unlike anything else out right now, and continues to get better with every listen.
King Henry & Elle Watson – “Bad For Me”
The new single from King Henry and Elle Watson is a moody rendition of what its like to be in a miserable relationship. The vocals from Elle are smooth, and a slow riff accompanies her to change the pace of the song to give it a funky and unique twist.
Years & Years – “All For You”
Years & Years is one of those artists that is just feel good music. Synthy beats with eclectic guitar samples are what “All For You” is full of. The single comes from their upcoming album, Palo Santo, and in the words of lead singer Olly Alexander: this song is meant to “get deep on the dance floor [and] release your inner demons.”
Whethan – “THATS TOO SLOW”
Whethan has been on a constant release bender since coming into the dance music scene just a few years ago, and while finding his sound, his releases never cease to disappoint. “THATS TOO SLOW” is just another favorite that I’m adding to the list. With the help from Louis The Child’s Freddy Kennett, the vocals chopped with glitchy bass tracks illuminates the speakers and will have you vibing to it all day long.
The Aston Shuffle – “Everything I Got”
The Drop wouldn’t be complete without some house music. The Australian duo, known as The Aston Shuffle, give us a summer tune that is fun and light that is meant for those sunny days. Simple vocals and a wavy house beat make this a for sure addition to any dance playlist.
Florence + The Machine – “The End Of Love”
While I am loving Florence + The Machine’s new album more by the day, “The End Of Love” was the true standout for me from my first listen. It is simply pure magic. Lead singer Florence Welch lets her vocals fly and leaves the listener captivated in the pure emotions that this song captures. This is the song that reminded me why I love Florence + The Machine so much.
St. Paul & The Broken Bones – “Apollo”
St. Paul and The Broken Bones bring the funk with falsetto vocals, wavy guitar riffs, and a lively horn line. This song brings on the good times. It is the most care free and bouncy tune that I cannot get enough of.
Diplo, French Montana, Lil Pump, & Zhavia Ward (Valentino Khan Remix) – “Welcome To The Party”
The original “Welcome To The Party” is already a banger, but slap Valentino Khan onto a remix, and it has taken on a whole new life. Add even more trap roots with a whole ton of bass, and it is now a head-banging classic from Khan.