the drop – silk city, jorja smith, & a$ap rocky
The Drop is us cutting through the massive jungle of new music that’s been released over the last seven days. We sharpen our proverbial machetes and cut through the shit to get you to the content that you need to be listening to.
This is The Drop.
Silk City, Diplo, Mark Ronson, & Daniel Merriweather – “Only Can Get Better”
The newest collaboration in dance music comes from Mark Ronson and Diplo, and they go by the name of Silk City. The collaborative pair have recently made their debut with a disco house track, and I am drooling over it. “Silk City is a homage to some of the greatest dance music cities: Chicago, London, Paris, and Detroit,” Diplo said. “Mark Ronson and I met as DJs 20 years ago, and our paths have taken us everywhere since. It is great to get back together and make music.” More collabs from Silk City are on there way, along with festival appearances this year.
A$AP Rocky, Moby, T.I., & Kid Cudi – “A$AP Forever REMIX”
The remix of “A$AP Forever” serves as my favorite track off of Rocky’s latest album, Testing. It has ebb and flow, and with the new additions, it elevates the original to a new height. There is something so smooth about this track that brings out my favorite style from Rocky.
Jorja Smith – “February 3rd”
This slow style ballad comes from one of my favorite R&B crooners. Jorja Smith never disappoints with her storytelling abilities and magical vocals, alongside her lyrics. “February 3rd” is as captivating as ever, and has me dialed in from the first beat. Smith’s debut album, Lost & Found, will be available June 8th.
CHVRCHES – “Graves”
This has been a long-awaited album for me, and I am so excited to have a new full tracklist from Chvrches. The standout track on the album comes from the high energy synth-pop anthem titled “Graves.” The zest from this song oozes from the ’80s inspired pop sound, and lead singer Lauren Mayberry lets her vocals soar. Giving the whole album a listen is a must, but “Graves” has me singing along to every word, every time.
DREAMERS – “SCREWS”
DREAMERS new track is the indie rock kind of music I am all about. It’s loud, wholesome, and completely heartfelt. “SCREWS” is an emotional roller coaster of a relationship that has an escapade of lyrics and guitar riffs. The single comes off of DREAMERS upcoming EP due this summer.
Vistas – “Tigerblood”
One of my favorite parts of the summer season is the outburst of indie rock anthems that make their way across the charts. Vistas latest track, “Tigerblood,” is exactly that, which is animated, light, and full of life; there is no such thing as a bad day while listening to this song. If you’re a fan of Bleachers, Grouplove, or Walk The Moon, you will love this one from Vistas.
CLOVES- “Wasted Time”
Cloves is an artist everyone needs to be listening to. The textures in her songs are so organic and real, and there aren’t that many artists releasing the music she does today. Her most recent single, “Wasted Time,” discusses the internal struggles one has with self-confidence and the internal conversations people have with themselves. Her intricate concepts and her indie tones make every one of her releases a must listen, especially this one.
The Him & Parson James – “Broken Love”
Parson James and The Him have teamed up on a future bass infused track that ascends to a vivacious level. Though the lyrics talk of a broken relationship, Parson James’ vocals make it so lovely, and the synths of the song hit all of my heartstrings.
KWAYE – “I Go”
Kwaye is a new found artist for me that I have fallen in love with. He takes funk, R&B, and soul to a whole new crisp level that makes his music impossible to not vibe along to. “I GO” is one of my favorite songs that I stumbled upon, and has now become one of my favorite songs on The Drop this week.
Yellow Claw, A$AP Ferg, & Creek Boyz – “Fake Chanel”
Yellow Claw taps on A$AP Ferg and Creek Boyz for their new trap sensation with “Fake Chanel.” It has been a minute since a good headbanger has made its way onto The Drop, and this one is a perfect reintroduction. The bass kicks in on the songs drop, ready to blow some speakers at any minute.