Music To Start The Week With #047
by: Diego Martínez
August 20, 2012
At The WILD, we are passionate about lots of things and music is surely one of them. There’s not a day that goes by without hearing a great record and then talking about it on multiple occasions. We also share songs we probably haven’t heard before, broadening our own knowledge. It becomes a thing to do: music is one of our purposes and a true escape.
We take music so seriously that we create a special playlist for you to enjoy, with the best of what the World Wide Web has to offer. The breakouts, the essentials, the must-haves, we’ve got them all in one nice-looking package we like to call the WILD playlists.
We start off by welcoming back London prodigy Archy Marshall, better known as King Krule. Remember we opened our WILD playlist 17 with a number of his? Well it makes perfect sense to open this one with a brand new track, in which he shows off his particular musical maturity and his knack for melancholic rock infusions. “Rock Bottom” and its B-side “Octopus” is out September 24 via Rinse.
Vocalist Aluna Francis and producer George Reid are an interesting pair, in the same way Alison Moyet and Vince Clarke were in their heyday. We’re not kidding: the press is already all over them with serious buzz and with good reason, thanks to the glitch/two step beats mixed with Francis’ smooth R&B vocals. The single “Your Drums, Your Love” is a preview of what many of you will find in the duo’s debut album, scheduled for January 2013. In the meantime, show them some love on Instagram, won’t you?
Boston rockers ABADABAD stand out for many reasons, besides their tounge-twisting kind of name. The splashing guitars and folksy percussion on this tune are just charming and reminiscent of Pet Sounds-era Beach Boys (no wonder it has over 17,000 plays on their Soundcloud!) and interesting enough, their upcoming EP is entitled The Wild. So much to be appreciated.
Over the past few months, Indie fans have been cheering their hearts out with the return of British band Bloc Party. After being on hiatus since 2008, and following Kele’s own offerings as a solo artist, the boys are back in action to release their forth album entitled simply Four. Upon hearing the nervous “Octopus,” it’s safe to say they are slowly moving away from their dance-music phase and into the dynamic rock sound of their early work
Everybody, meet Jordan Kelley and Jason Huber, members of avant garde duo Cherub. The Tennessee natives share the love for a weird but effective blend of Funk and futurepop. They also share the goal of scoring as much sex and drugs as possible, at least on record. All that and more is fully evident on “Doses And Mimosas,” from their debut LP MoM & DaD.
We are now dancing to the beat of a track that came out a year ago but still feels vibrant and fresh. Edoardo Cianfanelli and Hugo Sanchez are the men behind Alien Alien but the video for “Sambaca” shows a lively troupe of men in heels shaking their stuff in deserted spots, a lady of the night tattooed to the neck and a scary-looking earthy creature.
The great folks at French Express are giving us one slice of happiness with a new tune by The Establishment, a new project from house music mastermind Chris Malinchak. We hear Malinchak was seriously reluctant to share any of his songs but he gave in and we thank him loads for that. “Love Like This” is one magical, original and fresh piece of work inspired by tropical, latin and disco influences. Feeling like Ibiza at this very moment!
And speaking of disco… two good years after the late Donna Summer moaned all the way to the top with her classic “Love To Love You Baby,” this Swedish model with voice of a siren and body of a Playmate jumped on the scene and joined the genre’s clan of sexy Divas. She stopped making records by 1985, but her stuff is truly dance floor hedonist heaven.
Bloc Party are not the only ones making a comeback. Andy Cato and Tom Findlay, known collectively as Groove Armada, have been silent since 2010′s White Light but continue to rule the world through energetic DJ sets. Their latest single “Pull Up” sees the pair going back to their underground roots with an instant house classic.
We say goodbye with the man responsible for writing one of this summer’s big pop hits, The Wanted’s “Glad You Came.” Londoner Ed Drewett has carved enough material for a solo project and one of those songs is the feel-good standout “Good Morning.” Italian DJ, designer and producer Monsieur Adi was so impressed that he decided to rework the original, and what he came up with is truly stellar.