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Music Discovery: February 2019

This month’s Music Discovery Blog comes from one of our Associate Music Supervisors, Patrick Milgram, who discusses why it is important to leave the music algorithms behind. Along with his three featured tracks, Patrick has hand picked 25 songs he recommends to get your playlist out of it’s feedback loop. 

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A world of automation and algorithms should be utopic for an indecisive person, right? More and more, it seems that we’re relying on our technology and applications to spoon feed us the next best thing based on our listening and viewing habits. While I was grateful for my streaming services queuing up the next best thing that fit my interests, over time, I began experiencing a creeping feeling of unease that I was missing out on something. I felt some relief reading this article about independent online radio stations, which spoke to the eclecticism and unpredictability of human curation – it validated many of my feelings about automated recommendations.

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Music Discovery: January 2019

My job and passion has always been in trying to find the perfect song for a client that speaks to their core demographic. As I listen to new music, I am constantly thinking about which brand’s sound would be a great match.  

Below are three songs that have caught my ear recently, as well as a unique playlist of tracks that are either on my radar or are being placed with brands around the globe.

 

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Artist: Charlotte Gainsbourg

Track: Such a Remarkable Day

Twitter: @cgainsbourg

British-French actor and singer Charlotte Gainsbourg has been in the limelight from an early age, thanks in large part to her famous parents: English actress and singer Jane Birkin and French actor and singer-songwriter Serge Gainsbourg. As an actor, she has won awards for her films, but her true passion has always been music. Her new single (released December 2018) showcases her unique sense of vocalization, as well as her love of electronica.

 

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Music Discovery: Top Album 2018 – Slocan Ramblers

Gabriel Marowitz, PlayNetwork’s resident bluegrass nerd (and manager on our Music Services team), always enjoys sharing his favorite obscure traditional string band as album of the year. And this year is no exception. Check out his review below!

Queen City Jubilee by the Slocan Ramblers was #1 in my car’s CD player and #1 in my heart. These guys really nail what it means to play traditional folk music with a contemporary edge and youthful energy. The musicianship is standout quality, the songwriting is consistently excellent, and the vocals from Frank Evans are distinct and captivating. Plus they sound just as good live as they do on the record.

Artist: Slocan Ramblers

Track: Mighty Hard Road

Twitter: @slocanramblers

 

Music Discovery: Top Song 2018 – Khalid

Senior Music Supervisor Spencer Manio wasn’t expecting his favorite track of the year to come from Khalid, but the moment he heard it–he started playing it on repeat! Check out his top track of 2018 below!

If you told me last January that my favorite track of 2018 would come from Khalid, I would not have believed you. But when this R&B posse cut dropped on 4/20, I ran it back 10+ times in the dad whip on the way home from work.

For me, it’s the perfect modern R&B song. Repetitive, vibe-y, yearn-y, and chill. Plus it has 3 verses sung by 3 different dudes who never overstay their welcome. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!

Artist: Khalid

Track: OTW feat. 6LACK, Ty Dolla $ign

Twitter: @thegreatkhalid

Music Discovery: Top Album 2018 – Black Honey

After waiting for years and being treated to a handful of really dynamic singles, Brighton’s Black Honey released their debut self titled album Black Honey. Check out why this album is music supervisor, Pete Greenburg’s, favorite album of the year.

While the wait felt like a long time, the album most definitely lives up to the expectation. Driven by equal parts of new wave, disco, and the throwback vibe of a Tarantino movie (think Kill Bill for a more specific reference), it’s clear that this LP has set out to turn your head and demand attention. There’s an openness that calls to mind a cinematic landscape that pushes imagery of late nights, the wild west, and broken hearts. A fizzing brilliance of an indie rock record full of honest intention and up-tempo tunes for hitting the open road. I highly recommend the tracks, “Whatever Happened to You,” “Hello Today,” and “I Only Hurt the Ones I Love.” Enjoy!

Artist: Black Honey

Track: I Only Hurt the Ones I Love

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