This week's in our ears spans genres and generations. We've got some classic hip hop and R&B as well as some sparkling, brand new stuff that came out. But enough spoilers, if you wanna know what we have, you'll have to take a look for yourself:
Old Thing Back – Matoma & The Notorious B.I.G. (ft. Ja Rule & Ralf Tresvant)
You won't be able to listen to Matoma's take on Biggie just once. For this remix, Matoma makes sure to leave Biggie's iconic lyricism alone, but gave the production a much needed update. It's Ja Rule approved, and it's definitely gonna get stuck in your head. Sorry not sorry.
I Feel Like I'm Drowning – Two Feet
There's something about this fall weather that makes you want to be a little angry… just me? Well either way, this song is the perfect vibe for marching through dead leaves in a leather jacket.
Solar Therapy – Moontricks
Honestly, I was going to add a different Moontricks song to this list when I came across this one. And oh my godddd I forgot about this song. How is it So. Good. It's just such a good song. That's all there is to it.
Rainbows and Waterfalls – Pretty Lights
The rumor is that Pretty Lights' 10-year anniversary show at Red Rocks, CO this year was his final show ever. Which makes sense given his pretty messed up personal life and the fact that he's been going at this for almost 20 years, but damn, it's still hard to believe. But if it's true, it might mean that this song is the last that he ever releases. At least he's going out with a bang- it's drifty and gorgeous, and the sample of "Strawberry Letter 23" by The Brother's Johnson lends some perfect vintage vibes. I'll never get sick of this song.
Fast Talk (Willy Moon Remix) – Houses/Willy Moon
We filmed Willy Moon at our SXSW showcase in 2013 and I was wondering what happened to this charismatic performer. This song appeared in my feed this morning and put my wondering to rest. Willy Moon says with the Remix he set out to re-create how acid made him feel. Flashing back to my own '20's - I would say he succeeded.
Our Willy Moon Performance
Give Me My Name Back – Meg Mac
New tune today out today from the relentlessly good Meg Mac.
Bicycle (feat. klei) – filous
I am a filous fanboy. It feels like he has the knack for elevating everything he touches.
1999 – Charlie XCX & Troy Sivan
100% fun ride back to 1999.
The way I am – Eminem
I don't know man, the guy is just a genius, and when I get a little pissed off it's nice to listen to :)
Me and Mr Jones – Amy Winehouse
Just a beautiful song.
Death of A Ladies' Man – Leonard Cohen
I just heard him for the first time in my life recently in a skate video, and now I am obsessed with him. I think his song writing is brilliant and the lyric "It's like our visit to the moon or to that other star, I guess you go for nothing if you really want to go that far" really resonates with me.
"In The Air Tonight" - Phil Collins
I've heard this song my whole life, but I'm only now realizing how brilliant it is.