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Songs with Some Stick

Kick it by Scrufizzer 

Romani Lorenzo, or Scrufizzer, is a West London producer and MC. 

He masterfully mixes rap and grime together to create ridiculously dancable tracks. 

His single Kick It was released in October 2013 by Black Butter Records, and is making traction with English radio stations.

Srufizzer is gaining momentum, look out.

Snaggletooth by Vance Joy 

James Keogh, or Vance Joy, is a true talent. 

His songs have lyrical substance.

He’s currently touring North America. If you are able, go witness his genius in person.

Far Nearer by Jamie xx 

Jamie XX, or Jamie Smith, is an English producer and member of The XX.   

His music consumes the mind. His sound is tangible.    

Listen for at least two minutes to get the full spectrum.

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White Noise by Disclosure featuring AlunaGeorge 

Disclosure is an English electronic duo that makes amazing dance music.   

I got to witness their greatness first hand at Lollapalooza and I was fully impressed.

They’ve garnered massive amounts of media attention and chart success around the world and are starting to make traction in the USA. Watch out for them.

The Zone by The Weeknd featuring Drake 

This song is pure magic. 

The way that the beat unsteadily lurches in and out, the cascading vocals, all of it. A mood is created that transports listeners to some darkly sensual plane that they find themselves never wanting to leave. 

Get lost in it. 

I Spy by Mikhael Paskalev 

This song and this video are so different. I love both elements. 

From Nowhere by Dan Croll 

Dan Croll has been my obsession for some time now.

He makes songs that are quirky and inviting.  

Croll hoaned his sonic skills at the Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts, which was founded by Sir Paul McCartney. Croll’s natural knack even earned him a one on one session with the Beatles legend. 

Chi (Need to Know) by Angel Haze 

I seriously love this track. 

Angel Haze is a relatively new rapper that hails from Brooklyn, New York. 

Her lyrics are aggressive and smart, as was demonstrated in the diss tracks she released and directed towards Azealia Banks. 

Look for at this year’s Lollapalooza.

Step by Vampire Weekend 

Seeing this band live solidified within me a serious case of eternal fandom.  

They make music for moments. Happy moments, sad moments, moments where you want to lie in a hammock and just let life happen.

That’s what this song does for me. 

Also, love this video, especially 1:15…Seinfeld fan’s be vigilant.

Sleepless by Flume feat. Jezzabell Doran 

My Australian roommate showed me this wonderful artist and I cannot thank her enough. 

Australian native, Harley Streten, or Flume, is an electronic artist and dj that uses sound to create breezy escapes for the mind.

Thanks to an ever-growing fan base, and a record deal with the company Future Classic, Flume has been touring Australia, and has even begun embarking on international gigs, like playing at SXSW in the United States.

Fistful of Love by Antony & the Johnsons  

To me, this song is emotion.

I don’t feel like it’s a singer singing about how he feels or a musician arranging some notes to create an ambiance. Antony & the Johnsons somehow managed to record their actual feelings in raw audio form and gave it to us as a gift. 

Thank you, I will cherish it.

Love Me Again by John Newman 

The soul in Newman’s voice is palpable.  

Love Me Again, the debut single from Newman’s upcoming album, perfectly demonstrates the captivating quality of the singer’s voice. His music will take you for a ride.

Also, the video is amazing. I love the Romeo and Juliet subplot, and the dancing is ridiculous.

Riptide by Vance Joy 

Sometimes Youtube’s suggestions are the best.  

That’s how I discovered this gem from Vance Joy. Joy is a singer/songwriter from Melbourne. His songs are honest and refreshingly mortal. 

If you’re fortunate enough, go see him live. He’s currently touring for his debut EP, God Loves You When You’re Dancing.  

Also, he is pretty darn attractive.

Nightingale by Clean Bandit

Every song that I’ve heard from Clean Bandit is alive and seems to emit an almost tangible sonic energy.  

They make stimulating electronic music that will worm its way into your psyche if you give it a chance. 

Jasmine(demo) by Jai Paul 

Jai Paul is a singer/songwriter from the UK. 

Paul’s music is layered and dense. It is seriously sensuous and provides a lush soundscape to get lost in. 

In April of 2012, there was a pretty big ruckus about his debut album being leaked on bandcamp. His record label, XL Records, released a statement that basically said it was fake and not his real album. However, there’s evidence, like the fact that the bandcamp was linked to his personal email, that suggests Paul himself was behind the leak. 

Listen to more Jai Paul.