I’ve been on the hunt for new tunes as of late. Navigating the waters to find something that I truly love has recently been a bit of a struggle but, as of this week, I’ve found myself hip-deep in some great music. Out of my findings, I present to you my 3 o’ the week.
1. “Sleepwalking” – The Chain Gang Of 1974
Most may know this as the tune that plays during the Grand Theft Auto V commercials, which is precisely where I found out about the song. Its infectious 80s vibe and soaring chorus have had me playing this over and over again as I sit around and wait for Amazon to deliver my copy of the game. Other work by this group isn’t the easiest to find, so I hope the commercial’s use of them propels them into the spotlight so we can hear more of them.
2. “Spitfire (Kill The Noise Remix)” – Porter Robinson
Pandora has been good to me lately, turning me onto this fast-paced dubstep banger. The buildup doesn’t lead to a drop you may expect; it takes its time and then hits you with a barrage of sound that only ups the BPM as it goes along. The downright spacey vibe that goes along between drops compliments the sporadic synths perfectly. This is one of the finer dubstep tunes I’ve heard in a while.
3. “Starlight (You Could Be Mine)” – Don Diablo & Matt Nash
Fans of satellite radio station BPM may know the woeful experience that is listening to their countdown of the top songs of the week. Why do we keep doing it when nearly every song on that list these days sounds like the same song? Because every so often you get a real gem. “Starlight” is one of them. The synth-laden chorus takes you into a funky groove that leaves you wanting more by the end of this nearly six-minute track. My personal favorite EDM tune for this week.