IP’s New Music Friday – October 16, 2020

Welcome to another Infinite Purple’s New Music Friday recap where we sift through this week’s new tracks to bring you the songs that stand out!

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

Statues in the Garden (Arras) – Local Natives
Los Angeles-based rock band Local Natives released an awesome new couple of tracks today, one of which features indie singer Sharon Van Etten. Although the title track “Lemon” is also very good, the second song of the release was the one that really stood out. With its dreamy guitar riffs and vocal harmonies, “Statues in the Garden” is a modern rock classic that’s the perfect track as summertime slowly drifts away from us.

All That – Emotional Oranges (ft. Channel Tres)
On “All That,” we get an awesome intertwining of musical sound with R&B duo Emotional Oranges and the always great Channel Tres. This track has the vibe and bass line of a Channel Tres song mixed with the fun, Neo soul vibes of Emotional Oranges. Turn this one up in the car or dancing with friends.

Home – Solomun
Croatian mega-producer/DJ Solomun always has the remarkable ability to transport his listeners. Whether it’s on the dance-floor at his legendary sets or through the tracks he releases, he’s always able to make you feel something and be moved to dance. His newest single “Home” transports us to a distant land and is the perfect soundtrack to a sunset dance party.

All About You – Leon Bridges & Lucky Daye
It’s close to impossible for us to listen to the sweet singing of Leon Bridges and not feel immediately good. On “All About You,” Leon teams up with Lucky Daye to bring us a sensual, laid back tune perfect for relaxing on a weekend morning. Drift away to the sweet sounds of Leon & Lucky.

Who Do You Believe – Big Wild
Over the last several years, Big Wild has taken the jump from a lesser known newcomer to a big name in the electronic music world. His 2019 album Superdream showed us the depth of his sound and imagery, and his newest track “Who Do You Believe” continues to build on his sonic world. Although this track takes a while to heat up, it really crescendoes around 2:30 into a fun & powerful musical experience.

Get Your Party On – Me & My Toothbrush
Me & My Toothbrush is one of our favorite’s here at IP, bringing us some of the most memorable and funky dance tracks in our libraries today. “Get Your Party On” doesn’t disappoint in the slightest, with a fun hip hop-style vocal that meshes perfectly with a (very) funky bass line, creating the coolest mesh between house, hip hop, and disco that we love to hear!

Whenever You’re Ready – Boston Bun
Boston Bun is coming through this week with a must-play at your next sunset with friends! A nice beat accompanied by a light and uplifting vocal and some summery chord-progressions make this one feel like a sunset in itself!

Self Care – Louis the Child (ft. COIN)
Louis the Child are a group that has proven their versatility over their short career, and “Self Care” could not be a truer example. With many producers going down more of a funk-influenced path, Louis the Child giving us exactly what we need, with their own twist!

Missing – The Vision (ft. Andreya Triana & Ben Westbeech)
Disco is just good for the soul. The Vision has had our attention since we first heard Mousse. T’s remix of their song “Heaven” which has become one of our all time favorites. “Missing” is a groovy feel-good disco track that simply feels good for the soul!

Album Too Bold – Shingai
Legendary bassist and leader of the Noisettes, Shingai, has begun her solo journey with a refreshing new album titled Too Bold. With roots in London, Zimbabwe, and Bantu, Shingai mixes house and hip hop beats with African sounds & a London swagger. Some of our favorite tracks from the album are “Hey Hey (ft. Karen Nyame KG),” “We Roll (ft. Charlie Kay),” & “Still Here (ft. Simon Le Saint).”

Album Before – James Blake
Time and time again, James Blake proves that he is a musical genius. Ever since the days of blasting “Limit to Your Love” in our car, we’ve been jamming to James’ music. His newest EP Before is just another awesome chapter in his musical journey. With 4 ethereal dance tracks including a beautiful rework of Charlotte Day Wilson’s “Falling Apart,” this EP offers up some tracks that we’ll be sure to keep in rotation.

Album L.A. – Tensnake
German funk/dance producer Tensnake has released a new 14-track album that definitely brings the groove. On L.A., Tensnake’s typical dance-floor ready sound blends with a nice mix of pop thanks to a slew of features from up and coming singers. These songs are perfect for a dance party with friends or a sunny day walk. Some of our favorites are “Automatic (ft. Fiora),” “Antibodies (ft. Cara Melin),” & “Overnight (ft. Fiora).”

EP Frisky in Fortaleza – Yolanda Be Cool
You probably know Yolanda Be Cool from their viral hit “We No Speak Americano” in 2010, but we’ve come to learn this Australian duo has brought so much truly amazing music to the world. This EP has some extremely fun South American house vibes you cannot miss! “Frisky In Fortaleza” is a pretty busy instrumental dance track with some really fun sounds and an entrancing vocal that brings the vibe together. “Mr Saindo” is slightly more housey, with a hint more funk and some more emphasis on the bassline.

EP Break Out – Drew Dapps
Drew Dapps is at it again! This guy creates the coolest loungey house vibe that just keeps you grooving. Though the drums and beat in “Break Out” absolutely pump, some washed-out synths grooving overtop make this track feel extremely playable and not so in your face. The B-side of this EP, “First Impressions” is a similar vibe, but with some more natural-sounding drums and percussion that comes across more tribal in the best way.

And some more 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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