IP’s New Music Friday – November 6, 2020

Welcome to another week of Infinite Purple’s New Music Friday recap where we dive into 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.

Willow Tree – Tash Sultana (ft. Jerome Farah)
Tash Sultana is a badass. The global producer and artist teamed up with producer and songwriter Jerome Farah for an awesome rock/hip-hop/r&b blended track. Tash’s classic guitar riffing mixed with the laid back beat and collaborative vocals makes this track one to pump loudly on repeat.

Hawái Remix – Maluma (ft. The Weeknd)
“Hawái” was already a great song when it was released on Maluma’s recent album PAPI JUANCHO. The Colombian singer recruited pop superstar The Weeknd to collab on the remix of the vibey track. On the “Hawái – Remix,” we get the classic tune with the added bonus of The Weeknd’s high quality vocals and lyrics.

You’ll Never Walk Alone – Brittany Howard
If you have yet to hear Brittany Howard, the front woman of the popular rock band The Alabama Shakes, then it’s time to listen up. Brittany has consistently blown us away with her remarkable vocal range and a toughness that is impossible to fake. On this new short cover, she puts her amazing voice on display for all to hear.

I Admit It – ZHU (ft. 24kGoldn)
It’s been exciting to watch Zhu evolve as an artist, producer, & DJ never staying in one lane or genre. On his new track, “I Admit It,” he delivers a heavy and satisfying bass line with catchy lyrics by 24kGoldn to match. Although it is a bass heavy track, the song never seems to push it too far into the extreme.

Burning (Snakehips Remix) – Gorgon City & EVAN GIIA
“Burning” was one of Gorgon City’s first releases of the year and has been riding through their top 5 chart on Spotify since. Though Gorgon City tends to lean towards harder bass and in-your-face percussions, this was a more vocal-forward release for them. Snakehips kept the track true to its roots, while adding a more natural, yet moving, beat. The airy piano and synths make this remix a sun-kissed anthem that keeps the summertime vibes going year round. 

Gone – James Vincent McMorrow
On Irish singer/songwriter James Vincent McMorrow’s new song, “Gone,” he talks about “doing less drugs than he used to” to a minimal, but upbeat latin feeling beat. James is a wizard at making emotional songs in a relatable, digestible way. This is a really impressive track and we hope to see more of JVM very soon.

Think About It (Jack Tennis 80s Dub Remix) – Satin Jackets
We love some good downtempo disco around here, and this 80’s dub is right up our alley. Satin Jackets’ original is a day-maker, with joyous vocals alongside a funky beat. Jack Tennis slowed it down, bringing us a mellow and vibey remix that captures the essence of an older style of disco with some acid-style synths and funky guitar. This is an authentic disco track with some nu disco sounds, and it could be enjoyed in mostly any setting.

MIA (Robotaki Remix) – RAC
We’re huge fans of RAC’s massive catalogue of songs. Here, RAC’s song “MIA” off of his 2020 album BOY gets a rework by popular remixer Robotaki. He gives the track a laid back feel along with a fun bass line. This track is perfect for driving or relaxing at home.

Sun After Rain – Jitwam & Folamour
This Is the collab we didn’t know we needed. Nu disco meets soul to give us a dreamy dance floor track that is sure to get everybody grooving. Jitwam’s feel good vocals fit nicely on top of the disco sounds of Folamour.

EP Medusa (Remixes) – GRiZ
GRiZ loves dropping remixes after most of his big releases. For his 2020 single “Medusa,” GRiZ picked some awesome (and heavy) artists to rework his funky track. Some of our favorite remixes are the Giolì & Assia remix, the J. Worra remix, and the (as usual) GRiZ remix. Pump these through some nice quality speakers and enjoy.

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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