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Frolic Through February With 29 New Tracks from Ryder, The Knocks, Symon, Sia and More!

February 1, 2017

It’s officially February, which means a lot of things: Valentine’s Day, Grammy Awards, National Strawberry Day!

But, most importantly, it means another roundup of new music brought to you by yours truly ;).

Let me begin by saying I recently came across L.A.-bred artist Ryder who newly released a song called “Nirvana,” and like its title, the song itself is pretty heavenly. It’s the perfect melodic type of tune that has always resonated with my soul, so please give it a listen!

Additionally, you must hear the sexy, empowering “No Way,” by Symon, the disco-danceable “Trouble” by my favs The Knocks (featuring Absofacto).

If you’re looking for some trap, bass and all in-between, tune in to “Right Here,” by Keys N Krates (featuring Krane), “Tension,” by Fred V & Grafix (featuring Kate Westall), “All I Want,” by Alok, Liu and Stonefox and “Hey Baby,” by Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Diplo and Kid Ink.

Scroll through the playlist below to browse through all 29 songs, which also include Sia, SOHN, The xx, Satchmode, Milky Chance, Party NailsFenech-Soler and a major blast from the past—Jamiroquai!

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Shy Girls, Satin Jackets, Kid Ink, Seven Lions & Much More: New Music Monday, 2.9.15

February 9, 2015

shy-girls-2015-eyebarcode-billboard-650-e1423237543199I’m still trying to keep my eyes open in recovery from my Grammy weekend , so I’m going to keep this brief, but as we spent yesterday reflecting on the biggest hits of 2014, we must look ahead to all the good new music coming our way now.

That said, speaking of Grammy events, if you are a fan of The Weeknd (who I caught live on Thursday), then you will love Portland-based Shy Girls (Dan Vidmar), who I’ve been a fan of for quite some time. One word: sexy. I’ve included “Arrest Me,” featuring Tei Shi off his new mixtape 4wz. In case you are unfamiliar, the R&B crooner has toured with HAIM and Little Dragon, and his voice is featured on one of my current favorite tracks, “All We Need,” by Odezsa.

If nu-disco is your thing (it sure is mine!), I’ve included “Shine On You” by Satin Jackets, “Weekend,” by Mocki and “Heyho” by Dropic Thunder.

Listen to the playlist below for 15 new tracks, including Seven Lions, trumpet-infused electronic by Big Gigantic, radio-friendly rap by Kid Ink and some pop-rock by Randy Jackson‘s latest project North of Nine:

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Above & Beyond, Lupe Fiasco, Etienne de Crecy and 16 Other Artists: New Music Monday, 1.26.15

January 26, 2015

Above&BeyondGood news, music lovers! Whether hip-hop is your sound of choice, or electronic tickles your fancy, there is a great selection of new material I’ve compiled this week.

Summer Heart‘s perfectly titled song “Sleep” is every bit dreamy, while Mord Fustang‘s “Pop” is perfect for getting the party started!

From Above & Beyond and Etienne de Crecy, to Lupe Fiasco, Wale and G-Eazy, here are 19 fresh tracks for your listening pleasure:

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Skyelyfe’s Best & Worst of Music in 2014

November 15, 2014

BreezySome folks may beg to differ, but I’m just going to say it (in my own humble opinion, of course): 2014 was the most unsatisfying year in pop music that I can remember. Ok, Taylor Swift came through in the clutch at the end of the year with an album that took the world by storm. And there’s no denying that Ariana Grande is a cutie who can sing (even though her music doesn’t personally appeal to me). Obviously Sam Smith‘s music has a way with the ladies. And I have nothing but love for Tove Lo and Banks. But aside from that, hardly anything on the radio except for Chris Brown (despite his personal woes) resonated with me this year.

In the past, I could at least depend on a good hook in a commercial rap song to get me by, but even the so-called “hip-hop” this year was beyond laughable. Not only did every song sound the same, but I seriously can’t keep up with who anyone is or what gimmicky nonsense they’re talking about anymore. I mean, even Drake, who usually never lets me down, had me scratching my head in 2014.

That said, this is why I turn more and more to alternative avenues to find good music. From MØ‘s No Mythologies to Follow, to Tensnake‘s Glow, among many others, the year did indeed produce sounds that were rewarding to the ears.

Here is skyelyfe’s favorite and least favorite music in 2014:

10 LEAST FAVORITE SONGS (in order):

1. “Anaconda” – Nicki Minaj

2. “Rude” – Magic!

3. “All About That Bass” – Meghan Trainor

4. “Talk Dirty” – Jason Derulo

5. “Wiggle” – Jason Derulo feat. Snoop Dogg

6. “Don’t Tell ‘Em” – Jeremih feat. YG

7. “Problem” – Ariana Grande feat. Iggy Azalea

8. “Black Widow” – Iggy Azalea feat. Rita Ora

9. “Show Me” – Kid Ink feat. Chris Brown

10. “Happy” – Pharrell Williams

10 FAVORITE SONGS (in order):

1. “Slow Love” – MØ

2. “Love Sublime” – Tensnake feat. Nile Rodgers & Fiora

3. “Loyal” – Chris Brown feat. Lil Wayne & Tyga

4. “Main Chick” – Chris Brown feat. Kid Ink

5. “Busy Baby” – Tomas Barfod feat. Nina K

6. “All of You” – Betty Who

7. “Diamonds” – Lane 8 feat. Solomon Grey

8. “Bullet Train” – Gardens & Villa

9. “Self Control” – Kate Boy

10. “Dreaming” – The Knocks

15 FAVORITE ALBUMS (in order)

1. No Mythologies to FollowMØ

2. GlowTensnake

3. X (Deluxe Version)Chris Brown

4. BlondeGhost Beach

5. GoddessBanks

6. Queen of the CloudsTove Lo

7. Dunes – Gardens & Villa

8. Awake – Tycho

9. SinglesFuture Islands

10. Noise vs. Beauty Bassnectar

11. Take Me When You GoBetty Who

12. PolyphonyLogistics

13. Strangers, Part IIRAC

14. Nabuma RubberbandLittle Dragon

15. Down to EarthFlight Facilities

5 FAVORITE LIVE SHOWS OR ACTS (in order)

1. Cut Copy @ Lollapalooza in Chicago

2. DWNTWN/ASTR/The Knocks @ The Echo in L.A.

3. RAC/The Knocks (Something Classic Tour) @ The Fonda Theatre in L.A.

4. Robyn & Royksopp (Do It Again Tour) @ The Hollywood Bowl in L.A.

5. Future Islands @ Coachella in Indio, CA

While you anticipate what’s musically in store for 2015, here’s a playlist of my top 50 tracks of the year (in no particular order):

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