Five for Friday: 11th May 2018
Duke Dumont - Inhale ft. Ebenezer
British DJ and music producer Duke Dumont has released a new disco pop single called "Inhale" with fantastic vocals from rapper Ebenezer. The track talks about love like a drug: "Baby, I'mma need another hit / 'Cause I want your love / Inhale, exhale, inhale, exhale". Ebenezer has previously worked with the likes of Ty Dolla $ign and Jeremih and recently released his debut album "Bad Romantic" before joining Duke Dumont on Inhale. Last year saw Duke Dumont release grooving single "Real Life" with Gorgon City and Naations, along with remixing "The Man" by the Killers and collaborating with Katy Perry, producing and co-writing on her song "Swish Swish". After performing at Groovin' the Moo here in Western Australia tomorrow, he'll be heading out to the U.S. for a number of dates through to September with shows also in Canada, Belgium, Ibiza and a spot at his homeland festival of Creamfields.
Bellhouse - On a Night Like This
Swedish artist Bellhouse's debut single "On a Night Like This" is a fantastic and smooth pop track. With experience in a punk band as an early teen and a lifelong passion for music, she's recently given up her day job driving trucks to fully pursue a career in music, and with this stellar debut we can definitely see why. She has an undeniable charm to her vocals and songwriting. We can't wait to hear more from her.
Kasbo - Roots (feat. Amanda Fondell)
Amanda Fondell's brilliantly warm vocals and Kasbo's skilful sound design come together perfectly to make "Roots" on Kasbo's new album "Places We Don't Know" a particularly special track. The message of the track clearly reflects the album's inspiration, of which Kasbo says:
"Conceptually the album is about romanticizing a naive world view. That naiveness and ignorance is something to be cherished. There's something really beautiful about the perfect worldview you have as a kid, that the world is harmless, beautiful and good. The more you learn and experience though the more you realise everything isn't perfect. So the less you know the more beautiful it is, it's the things we haven't done, the places we don't know, that have this unquestionable beauty to it. it's this world i'm trying to mirror with my album, the one that stays in your imagination.
Musically i knew i wanted to do a sonic representation of the concept, blending worldly sounds with small bedroom type samples and soundscapes. I really loved the idea of those two polarizing things being the two main factors that would lay the ground for the album."
IYFFE - Shocking Me (ft. Salvo)
Following on two earlier singles for 2018, Brazilian bass music producer IYFFE's latest track "Shocking Me" has a great dynamic, beginning softly underneath LA singer/songwriter Salvo's fantastic vocals and building up energy to a banging melodic trap drop. IYFFE has had a number of charting releases and seen support from major artists including The Chainsmokers, Steve Aoki, Don Diablo and RL Grime.
Aaron Taos - Venom
New York artist Aaron Taos' latest single "Venom" is a wonderfully catchy pop tune that we can't help but dance to, telling the story of a love that bites back. The chorus lyrics elaborate: "'Cause she's no Cinderella, and that ain't no castle of gold. I should've known better, but I guess I was wrong. Anthrax love letters, a hand gun wrapped in a bow. That girl is venom." The track has a cool James Bond-like video clip - check it out here and stay to the end for a plot twist!