becky-matoma

In this week's new releases, or at least the ones that have popped up on Spotify:

  • As you'll remember from our memo the other week, tropical house is only permitted by author­ised personnel and Becky Hill has ULTIMATE AUTHORITY. 'False Alarm' is a huge song and Matoma, who's very much at the accept­able end of the tropical spectrum, has done very well with it. It's a good example, ISN'T IT, READERS, of people coming together across Europe and working together on something that turns out to be pretty good.
  • The same cannot be said for the tropical version of Culture Club's 'Karma Chameleon' which is an atrop­i­city of epic pro­por­tions.
  • The latest step in Robyn's mission to avoid ever releasing an actual proper new album is a remix album called 'RMX/RBN'; today we're on the receiving end of a remix of 'Don't Fucking Tell Me What To Do'. The remix is alright but, at the same time, com­pletely pointless.
  • The bippity-boppity riff in Eric Saade's single heavily homages something really obvious, doesn't it? We're sure one of you will tweet us or something when you figure out what it is. It's something like 'Café Del Mar', isn't it? But not that.
  • Alessia Cara doesn't exactly add much to Troye Sivan's 'Wild', but she doesn't shit all over it either, and that's what's important here.
  • That Nina Sky tune: yes. Yes that's a good one.
  • We like the Dizzee and Calvin song but you do have to wonder, sometimes, if you'd like a song quite so much if you weren't a fan of the people who made it.
  • Taffy Trouble have rebranded as Cherryade and 'Fractured Fairytale' is a step in the right direction.
  • It's hard to pick a favourite song from the new Broods album so why not just listen to the whole thing?

We didn't include the new MAGIC! song, apols.

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