It’s the weekend! Any plans? Any cool music to listen to? Well, here are ten tracks that you should be listening to RIGHT NOW! They are from different parts of the world and have a variety of musical genres! Check them out and make sure to share this post and/or let me know which one is your favorite in the comments!
This Weekend’s Tunes
“Hell Yeah!” by tiLLie
About the song: “I’d been listening to a lot to Blur, The Prodigy, and old UK garage stuff; so I found myself digging through breakbeat drum samples when I came across the one that became the basis for “Hell Yeah”. I threw it in Ableton and tracked this gnarly-sounding bass line. When I brought the track to my buddy Devon to finish, we tried re-tracking it but ultimately the energy was in the original take so it stayed.
Lyrically, “Hell Ya” touches on the frustration I think a lot of my friends and I have been feeling. We’re in our 20s – we’re supposed to be outside fucking shit up, living our lives, and everything going on in the world has forced us inside. It speaks to how the pandemic simplified the ways in which I gauged whether or not I had a good day – did I make it through without having a mental break down and am I still alive? Which is equally humbling and incredibly depressing so I channeled all those paradoxical feelings and pent-up energy into this song.” — tiLLie
“Carry Me” by Wax Owls
About the song: “”Carry Me” is about just that: being on the precipice of a big life change but also knowing that the change was not happening for the right reasons. After a few years working as an attorney, I quit my job to pursue my passion.” — Wax Owls
“Soft Sell” by The New Division
About the band: Spearheaded by John Kunkel (vox/producer). The New Division is an LA-based tour de force. Influenced by a mix of new wave, progressive house, and techno, Kunkel has taken the tastiest slices of these genres and blended them into The New Division‘s signature sound. With a sound that feels comfortably connected to the past but with a momentum that fastens them to the future, at its core The New Division’s custom blend of electronic adds tugging lyrics to each track, bringing satisfying emotion to the party.
“Moon Man” by Ultraviolet Communication
About the band: Ultraviolet Communication is comprised of Matt Morgan (Bass & Vocals), Lee Pickett (Drums), and Josiah Rodriguez (Guitar & Vocals). Through a series of perfectly and imperfectly timed events, these three found themselves having formed a synergical trio playing a new blend of music.
“Ninety-Six” by Rhesa Siregar
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“Simple Times” by Glooms
About the song: “This song was written during quarantine after not seeing friends, family, and being unable to leave the house for over a year. It was hard not to feel some nostalgia for times when things seemed….simpler, and I wanted to get those feelings out. Nostalgia is such a powerful emotion, especially when all you can do is sit in the house and wait for things to get back to some type of normal.” — Glooms
“Driver” by STEREONAUT
About the song: STEREONAUT‘s fourth and newest release “Driver” hops into the driver’s seat of your mind and takes you for a ride into the unknown. Explore the eternal questions of life through a classic rock track that would fit perfectly in the cassette player of Thelma and Loise’s Thunderbird.
“Cry For Me” by Jaychronik x ChiefTiwala
About the song: “When I made this song, my girl had just broken up with me. Hopefully, you can feel my pain. Maybe you can relate to it and it can make you heal from whatever pain you are experiencing.”
“Waiting for Me” by $WALLS
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“Sunshine” by Aristocrat
BONUS TRACK: “Mirrors” by Matthias Erdmann
About the song: “”Mirrors” is about human relationships and the way we recognize ourselves in other people. Sometimes indirect communication makes us feel misunderstood and we discover how small events, expressions, or words trigger emotions that feel far grander than their cause.
Often it is just a reflection of how we already feel inside. Instead of taking everything personally and getting upset about it, we could be feeling thankful that we have been made aware of some part of our personality that might have gone unnoticed otherwise.” — Matthias Erdmann