Justin Bieber has been away from the solo game for about 2 years after his smash album Purpose produced #1 after #1. Now he returns, attempting to dethrone himself from the top spot with “Friends”. It is written by the Biebs himself along with Julia Michaels and Bloodpop (Who had a hand in “Sorry”, one of Biebers biggest tracks of his career)
“Friends” falls a little short for me, it’s a generic pop track that could have been a throw away from his Purpose era. It isn’t terrible, but after all the bangers we have gotten from him over the past year or so, I expected much more.
I’m sure it will grow on me, like any generic pop song, but he could have done much better with this one.
Take a listen below!
We have some fresh new soul for you from one of our favorites, Mullally. (Check out our Artist Spotlight from back in June featuring him) With only a handful tracks under his belt, this talent is just getting started. Every track he has released has been an absolute SMASH, and “She Don’t Know Me” is no exception. Mullally may have delivered my favorite track to date, it is the perfect blend of soul with an infectious production.
Like we said, this talent is just getting started and you should definitely jump on the train now! I have been fortuneate enough to see Mullally perform this year at SXSW, and he is definitely someone you don’t want to miss out on!
We have so much support for him, and so should you!
I included some live performances he did recently with Box Plus, check them out after the jump!
Becky Hill is one of those artists which makes me wonder why she isn’t a huge talent yet. She has all the makings for superstar status, but just hasn’t had her break just yet. I have loved every single track she has put out so far, and with “Unpredictable” being the last track from her independent label EKO, she is about to move on to bigger things with Polydor Records! (James Blake & Kendrick Lamar)
Congrats to Becky Hill for being signed, and we can’t wait to see what the future holds for this amazing talent!! Hopefully it brings a USA tour, because we have been patiently waiting for one!
Take a listen to “Unpredictable” below, and after the jump check out her final independent EP, EKO!
Snakehips has been one of my favorites as of late, and so far the duo has yet to make a track that doesn’t excite me! The “Cruel” duo has given us quite the vibes with “Either Way” featuring rising star and one of our ones to watch for 2017, Anne-Marie. Accompanied by bars from Joey Bada$$, these talents provide a smash that is sure to keep the summer rolling!
We return with an absolute smash from the New York duo, Sofi Tukker. The video accompanies the track so well, its vibrant and just all around fun. “Fuck They” is basically a song for the haters in every sense, and just an all around banger.
The duo is still fairly new to the game, with only a short 6-track EP titled Soft Animals under their belt. “Fuck They” is definitely my favorite track from theirs thus far, but their previously released tracks are also worth the listen!
These guys are on the rise, go follow them on social media now!
Francis Novotny appeared out of no where, but I instantly fell in love with this track, “Between The Lines”. There are some Jai Paul Hudson Mowhake similarities here for sure, but Francis definitely has given us his own spin.
“Between the Lines” is a smooth blend of some soulful vocals over some seriously booming production. There is some serious talent here, and while he only has a few tracks out right now, this guy is going to give us bangers!
If you liked what you heard, I included another one of his tracks titled, “Hit N Run” after the jump!
Check it out below!
Diplo has finally released his much anticipated track, “Bankroll”, with some seriously heavy features.