IP’s New Music Friday – September 11, 2020

Welcome to another wonderful week of Infinite Purple’s New Music Friday where we dig through the week’s new tracks to bring you the highlights and standouts!

Read through or make your way to the bottom for the full Spotify playlist of our Friday discoveries.

Turntables – Janelle Monáe
Janelle Monáe is musical gold. Not only is her voice and vibe amazing, but she is also one hell of a writer and performer. “Turntables,” which was created as part of the soundtrack to the newly released movie All In: The Fight for Democracy, offers the same great Janelle feels with a powerful & hopeful message for the world.

BS – Still Woozy
Still Woozy brings us this dreamy, laid back track with a nice beat and some relaxing guitar plucking in the back. “BS” is only Still Woozy’s second song release of 2020, looking forward to hearing more from him.

Godspeed – James Blake
James Blake is back with a beautiful cover of Frank Ocean’s “Godspeed” which he co-produced with Ocean in 2016 for the album Blonde. Even though this song is a cover, James is able to make it feel personal to him with the depth and soul of his voice. If you enjoyed  this song we suggest you listen to his latest album “Assume Form.”

Someone Else’s Dream – Absofacto
Someone Else’s Dream is an upbeat and dreamy dance track by our beloved Absofacto. This one is begging to be played at the beach or on your next pool day!

Keep Your Head Up – Djo
Established actor, Joe Keery, started his music career as Djo in 2019 after becoming a hit actor playing Steve Harrington on Stranger Things. This playful and funky release has some major upbeat jazz vibes that have us eager to see how Djo continues to deepen his footprint in the music industry.

Risky Business – Zhu
If you like deep, dark tech-house vibes with mysterious vocals, then you need to put Zhu in your playlist. In his latest single he delivers another dope track that is reminiscent of his older work “Generationwhy” but with a more refined sound and heavy bass that feels soothing rather than overpowering. 

Album The S(ex) Tapes – FLETCHER
If there is one thing we deeply appreciate in music, it’s the ability to both make you dance and make you feel deep emotion at the same time. With FLETCHER’s The S(ex) Tapes, we get exactly that. An emotional pop album that blends sensual lyrics with house beats and bass lines. Check out the album below with some of our favorites being “Shh…Don’t Say It,” If I Hated You,” & “Silence.”

Album American Head – The Flaming Lips
The Flaming Lips have made many albums over the years often jumping genres. With American Head, The Flaming Lips resurrect a feeling I feared could be dropped by the ages. It’s rock n’ roll in its own beautiful, trippy, unique Flaming Lips way. It’ll make you feel like you’re listening to an old Pink Floyd or Beck album, except with one of the tracks featuring modern angel Kasey Musgraves. Some favorites: “At the Movies on Quaaludes,” “Flowers of Neptune 6,” & “Will You Return / When You Come Down.”

Album Frequency – Sylvan Esso
With beats that are both laid back and dance-y, Sylvan Esso brings us a fun new EP Frequency. The American duo has continued to refine and experiment with their sound and it feels as if they are really hitting their stride.

Album Duality Remixed – Duke Dumont
If you loved Duke Dumonts latest album “Duality”, then we have some good news for you. Some of our favorite DJ’s such as Purple Disco Machine, Will Clarke, Vintage Culture and many more have remixed the entire album. Although we love the original, each remix adds a special touch that keeps us on our feet and reminds us that even in these difficult times, we still have a plethora of new groovy music to dance to. Some our favorites: “Ocean Drive (Purple Disco Machine Remix)”, “Nightcrawler (Tensnake Remix)”, and “Love Song (Will Clarke Remix).”

And some extra tracks that stood out this week:

For the full IP’s NMF playlist including some additional songs not featured above, check the playlist below:

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