IP’s New Music Friday – January 22nd, 2021

Welcome to another wonderful week of Infinite Purple’s New Music Friday recap where we sift through this week’s released 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.

New Love – Silk City (ft. Ellie Goulding)
One of our favorite electronic duos is back after a couple years hiatus since releasing the pop-electronic hit “Electricity” with Dua Lipa. On “New Love,” the supergroup made up of Diplo & Mark Ronson, come together with singer Ellie Goulding to bring us a vibed out dance track with a great bass-line that still incorporates the emotional depth that we’ve come to love from Mark Ronson & Silk City.

Sweet & Dandy – Tash Sultana
Badass singer/songwriter Tash Sultana shows us once again why she’s a modern rock star. With some laid back guitar riffing and her always amazing voice, she delivers a new track that is as Sweet & Dandy as it’s title. When the chorus comes in, it definitely brings a nice bounce and some additional synths and keys to make an awesome vibe.

You – Martin Ikin & Chenai
Mega-producer Martin Ikin continues to produce dancefloor ready songs that have unique aspects enough to catch your ear and make you want to dance. On this one, Martin brings some bouncy keys and a fun vocal to give us a song that will definitely be played at our DJ sets for time to come!

Lullaby Funk – Lucys
Lucys’ music always seems to create a mood that fits summer nights and relaxing drives. The vocals are subtle and subdued, but the synths give it lots of flavor and the bass-line keeps it moving. “Lullaby Funk” is a gem of a track and we are excited to see what’s to come from the indie rock artist.

Sun Goes Down – Cloonee
If you are a lover of tech-house, then we know you’ve been anxiously awaiting this release as much as we’ve been! Cloonee is a front-runner on the scene, coming to rise in 2018 with a handful of releases that rocked dancefloors and festivals around the world, including his most popular track that brought him into the spotlight, “The Ciggie”. 

I NEED YOU – Jon Batiste
In his new song/music video Jon Batiste pays homage to the Harlem Era swing dancing from the dance down to the outfits. “I Need You” is bound to get you on your feet and grooving.

Who Are You? – Maine
Released through Chris Lake’s Black Book Records, Maine’s new track “Who Are You?” is a mysterious and enchanting tech-house track that we cannot wait to hear on the dancefloor! The beat on this one is pretty hard and fast and it’s perfectly “busy” with percussions and bass, without being too much. That being said, it is beautifully reverb-kissed vocal coming and going throughout the track that makes this one really stand out.

Nothing Less – Awon & Phoniks
“Nothing Less” is the full package with  powerful lyrics, a smooth Jazzy Bass-line and a 90’s sound Beaty. Awon & Phoniks make great smooth hip-hop that you can just put on shuffle and chill. If you liked this song we suggest you check out “Street Jazz,” “The Rain,” & “The Real Hip-Hop.”

Move Ya Body – Kevin McKay
The most beautiful part of music today is how so much of it blends together so many different cultures, sounds, styles, and genres with each taking inspiration from one-another. Sampling your flip phone ringtone, Nina Sky’s “Move Ya Body”, Kevin Mckay’s rendition is a fantastic blend of early 2000’s R&B and the more modern style of house music, creating an upbeat, sassy, and ultra-danceable house tune!

Like This – Blake Reebs
Hermosa Beach native and up-and-comer on the scene, Blake Reebs, hit it out of the park with his first official release, “Like This”, starting off the year with some solid afterhours vibes! If you are a fan of the works of Solid Grooves crew this one’s for you, starting with a hard and heavy beat this one immediately pulls you out of your seat! There is also a noticeably fun relationship between the kick drum and bassline that keeps things bouncy and interesting, and a recurring spanish-style trumpet that carries a slightly worldly vibe throughout the whole track too! Keep an eye out, we have a feeling 2021 will be a great year for Blake Reebs!

Album Home – Rhye
The time has finally arrived for Rhye’s long awaited album release. After hearing tracks like “Come in Closer” and “Black Rain,” we were extremely eager to hear the rest and Rhye did not dissapoint. This album is full of emotion and texture, and will be on repeat for a long time. Our favorite tracks include “Sweetest Revenge” & “Safeword.”

EP Future Proof EP – Erick the Architect
Erick the Architect has been blasting onto the music scene as a solo artist to go along with his success as part of the Flatbush Zombies. He is an incredibly skilled songwriter and musician, and this EP definitely showcases his growing skills. Our favorite tracks are “I Can’t Lose,” “Let It Go (ft. Loyle Carner & FARR),” & “Die 4 U (ft. Sophie Faith & Linden Jay.”

EP Alfa EP – Crakazat
Ever since hearing his 2017 release of “Coffee Time”, we were sold on the simple and joyous tunes that the English producer and instrumentalist, Crackazat, continuously releases. He has a defined sound that runs throughout most of his music, and the Alfa EP follows suit: minimal, funky, and always a vibe. 

Album Lyrics to GO, Vol. 2 – Kota the Friend
Kota the Friend is killing it as of late. Releasing 3 albums in the last year, he has really shown his growth as a lyricist and rapper. On Lyrics to GO, Vol. 2, Kota delivers 10 tracks that are all under 2 minutes making it a brief but extremely impressive album. Some of our favorite tracks are “Pomegranate,” “Santa Barbara,” & “Broken.”

Album Isles – Bicep
Bicep also released his long-awaited album today full of tracks with unique sounds and broken beats. Bicep always delivers music that keeps you on your toes and the 10 tracks on his Ninja Tune released album Isles definitely show that. Some of our favorites are “Cazenove,” “Rever (ft. Julia Kent),” & “Hawk (ft. machina).”

Nowhere to Go – Manolo.
Manolo. Is a LA Based Artist, Producer who recently made his EDC debut in 2019. In his new EP “Nowhere To Go” he delivers a fresh deep house vibe with some tribal and Afro-house influences. We also suggest you check out Never Never, Lost Control, and Let Our Love.

And some more tracks that stood out this week:

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

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