TOP 5 SONGS OF THE MONTH
5.) Problems (feat. Olan) – Mat Zo
Mat Zo is just a music production machine. There are very few people as respected and revered in the producer world as the British phenom is. The man behind some of my favorite songs of all time (queue “Easy” by Mat Zo & Porter Robinson next) returned this month dropping this electronic masterpiece. The vocals mixed with those slappin’ kicks and snares in the intro makes me so desperately wish I was in some steamy, sweaty nightclub somewhere in the heart of Berlin. Then come the ridiculous synths in the second drop. Zo is the Picasso of the producer world.
4.) Douha (Mali Mali) (feat. Fatoumata Diawara) – Disclosure
The brother duo that needs no introduction, Disclosure has returned strong in 2020 prepping for a big album release soon. There more recent work has taken some heavy African influence which, admittedly, took some time to grow on me. The drums are the key driver of these songs and it goes without saying that they’re absolute perfection. If you have some patience with this track, my favorite part of the song comes in at 3:47 with an incredible synth section reminiscent of that classic trademarked Disclosure sound. It should go without saying that I am absolutely STOKED to see what these boys are dropping in the very near future.
3.) Blue (Flume Remix) – Eiffel 65
Obviously this track was going to return to the top of the month charts. Since its release, I’ve constantly been bumping this on my work commutes. It’s just the perfect remix made by the perfect producer. Objectively (okay maybe a sprinkle of subjectivity). Flume is the best producer in the world right now.
2.) Post Humorous – Gus Dapperton
Prepping for his sophomore album “Orca” set to release September 18th, Gus Dapperton dropped this delightful single. A little more pop-influenced, this direction Gus seems to be taking his music is stupid exciting. His quick rise has been a treat to watch. I honestly don’t know who would call his music bad. If you were to look up “good music” in a dictionary, Gus’ face (and wild hair) would be smiling right back at you.
1.) I’m Gone – Oliver Tree
A meme lord, professional scooter rider, and one of the best modern alternative artists in music right now. Just a quick, condensed resume for the man known as Oliver Tree. Ugly Is Beautiful is my top Album pick for July and “I’m Gone” was the standout track in my opinion (it was a hard decision. Check out “1993” and “Jerk” as well). As the closing track of the album, it seems Oliver may be retiring the “Turbo” persona. If this is truly goodbye to Turbo, the memes may be gone, but some of the best music in pop culture at the moment is hopefully around to stay.