Welcome to Infinite Purple’s Friday the 13th 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.
Hold In, Hold On – Kid Bloom
Summer is quickly coming to an end, but it doesn’t have to thanks to LA-based singer/songwriter Kid Bloom. His music transports you to a time and place where life is happy and easy. Using his fun-moving bassline and laid back guitar riffing, Kid Bloom sounds like a musician from the classic rock era. Toss this on at the beach or while you’re driving in the car.
Mystery Lady (ft. Don Toliver) – Masego
Masego has been on a roll as of late releasing great song after great song. On this one, Masego recruits singer/rapper Don Toliver who has seen a lot of recent musical success releasing his full-length debut on Travis Scott’s Cactus Jack. This song has a nice laid back vibe with some relaxing guitar and a nice beat.
Good For Me – Morixo & CHANEY
Morixo & CHANEY partner up here for a song that is tons of fun. With its disco feel, “Good For Me,” is a dance floor ready track that is primed to get people moving. Its got some really fun vocals and the disco staple piano chords to keep this track bumping all night long.
Yesterday – Loyle Carner
We love the new Jazz hip-hop scene that has brought us artists like Tom Misch, Jordan Rakei, and this man, Loyle Carner. He has been growing as an artist over the last couple years working with incredible artists like Jorja Smith & Sampha. On the new track, “Yesterday,” Loyle uses his classic flow on top of a 90s sounding hip hop beat with some awesome vocal samples and horns.
Kyoto Nights – Nora Van Elken
Nora Van Elken really hit it out of the park with this one. “Kyoto Nights” is a worldly house track that takes you on a nighttime stroll through Japan. This one is mellow and inviting, with some deep and vibey elements such as airy violin-like synths and washed out-piano chords.
Fair Chance (ft. Ty Dolla $ign & Lil B) (Floating Points Remix) – Thundercat
We love Thundercat here at IP and Fair Chance is one of our favorite tracks off his recent album It Is What It Is. Thats why we were insanely excited when we saw that esteemed producer Floating Points was giving it his own spin. Floating Points adds some fun synths and a house beat to turn this song into a more ethereal dance track.
Tipper – DJ Susan
San Diego native and label head of Hood Politics Records, Dj Susan, brings us more of his classic hyped-up tech house sound with his new release of “Tipper,” following a slew of releases that Susan has been dropping this year. The Hood Politics sound is a great one for the peak-hours of your dance party, always driven by a riding bassline and super clean percussions.
Finally Ready (ft. Billy Porter) (David Penn Remix) – The Shapeshifters
If you follow IP, you know we love some soul and any music that inspires you to dance! David Penn stays releasing some of the best soulful dance music these days and remixing the best in the game. This remix, featuring Billy Porter, is joyous and celebratory, bringing a guaranteed vibe to any dance floor!
Let Me Feel Low (ft. Miloe) – Cavetown
We are super stoked to see one of our favorite up-and-comers, Miloe, collaborating with bigger artists such as Cavetown. This one carries a mellow vibe, encouraging you to embrace the highs and the lows of life.
Hold Up – Late Replies
Late Replies are new on the IP radar, but this mix has definitely caught our attention. With vocals and other elements from Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg’s classic, “The Next Episode,” this is a really well-sampled mix of a classic. At this point, we’ve all heard the older hip-hop classic sampled into a more modern house beat, but this one is a definite standout.
EP In The Darkest of Nights, Let the Birds Sing – Foster the People
Although there’s technically only one brand new song today on Foster the People’s forth-coming EP, we’re still listening to it on repeat like its all brand new. As one of our favorite modern rock bands, we are always excited for their new releases. The new EP includes Mark Foster’s brilliant songwriting and vocals along with some 80s sounding rock sounds and synths. Highly recommend listening to this EP all the way through (its only 3 songs anyways).
Album Black on Purpose – Salaam Remi
Artist & producer Salaam Remi has been in the game since the mid-80s, but his new album is relevant and effective in modern times. His full-length album, Black on Purpose, features a massive slew of features including CeeLo Green, Common, Stephen Marley, Nas, and many more. It also includes spoken word quotes from important moments in Black civil rights history. Some of our favorite tracks are “Black Love (ft. Teedra Moses & D-Nice),” “Afrikan Children (ft. Chronixx & Black Thought),” & “Yonder (ft. Nas & Jennifer Hudson).”
Album Hey u x – BENEE
2020 has definitely been a breakout year for Indie-Pop newbie, BENEE. She first entered our radar when she released the massively popular track, “Supalonely,” featuring Gus Dapperton. Her first full-length album, Hey u x, is a fun, grooving album featuring some awesome talent. BENEE has a knack for singing about sad things, but making them feel fun and somewhat happy. Some of our favorite tracks are “Same Effect,” “Plain (ft. Lily Allen & Flo Milli),” & “Kool.”
EP The Feel Good EP – Sebb Junior
Sebb Junior is always coming out with some of the best feel-good dance tracks in the game. This EP, The Feel Good EP, brings us no shortage of joyous, summertime vibes that keep the energy upbeat and fun while maintaining Sebb’s deep and vibey style of house.
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: