Shrem’s Hunted and Gathered January Songs
Shrem has curated for us his top five songs you should be listening to this season and they’re pretty whoppar.
“Invisions” – Luca C & Brigante feat. Róisín Murphy
This huge house stomper might have slipped under your radar as it arrived in the middle of the busy month of December. Irish empress of Disco Róisín Murphy delivers one of her most astounding collaborative efforts to date teaming up with Italian duo Luca C & Brigante. This one goes down a treat every time I play it, her new “Sing It Back” as she proudly stated on her Instagram account recently. An irresistible invitation to dance. Big and juicy!
This hyper-energetic slice of modern rave anthem-in-the-making from Robyn’s protégée – Zhala is both uncompromising and intense while also remaining super-fun. One of the most startling new artists to emerge on the ever so expanding Swedish dance and synth-pop scene. I have huge hopes for that girl in 2015 and named her 2nd most promising newcomer in 2014 in one of my countless year-end rankings. Now where have I left those glow sticks…
Röyksopp’s frequent collaborator and one of Norway’s most beloved electro pop stars, Susanne Sundfør returns with “Delirious” taken from her upcoming 6th solo album. “Delirious” electrifies with a powerful melody, impressive vocal harmonies, spectacular production, exquisite string arrangements and multi-layered effects. Synth-pop fierceness of epic proportions.
Etienne, Samir and Melina aka Jolie Chérie have been my favourite Parisian act for a good few years at this stage. If only they were treating us to more releases! This latest offer is pretty oldskool both visually and sonically. Le French Touch at its most delicious featuring an 80’s obscure sensation Valli who apparently had a big following en France back in the day. Pure joy!
This one’s not out yet but I am already addicted to it and keep returning to the video on Youtube. Mahaut Mondino, the daughter of the legendary fashion photographer Jean-Baptiste Mondino, is like a cross between FKA Twigs and Jessie Ware who also seems to have studied classical Indian dance judging by her moves in the video. “The Great Elements” is a sublime and understated song, an elegant mélange of melodic beauty, emotions and seduction.