Hello there. Daniel here with the International music team at PlayNetwork. It’s time for some new music for the month ahead. Old school radio is still a key driver of new music discovery for me. It’s the daily ritual of checking in with familiar voices and hearing stories and finding new inspiration. The convenience of streaming music and various connected apps has also enabled me to make it “taping-off-the-radio” on monster steroids. Radio shows from around the globe contribute to favourite channels that then feed the selected (often Shazam-ed) highlights into my music discovery pool. I’d like to think my teenage-self would be fairly impressed. Alright, here we go; what’s new on my list, Siri?
Artist: Angel Olsen
Track: Eyes Without a Face
This is off Angel Olsen’s newest EP called Aisles. A good cover is always also a re-imagination, in my opinion, and this is a dream of a re-imagination. Now, in the age of remixes and new versions with a variety of features – give me the Initial Talk remix feat. Japanese Breakfast, please. The other 4 covers on the EP are equally as good.
Track: The Mission
Bakar is truly one of the most exciting new artists around. “Hell N Back” put him on the map and onto many year-end lists back in 2019. His debut album is about to be released and I can’t wait. “The Mission” puts his raw talent on full display. Hold on to your hat at 0:56. Peace and respect.
Artist: Little Dragon
I have been following Sweden’s Little Dragon ever since I had the pleasure of seeing them live in 2009 at a small venue in Vancouver, B.C. They are true innovators within the Indie/Indie-Electro genre. This remix by Georgia Anne Muldrow of their stellar track “Hold On” catapults the song even further into the Alt-RnB-Electro stratosphere.