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Friday, May 01, 2015

Bigbang - Loser

It's been three years! Though, with all the solo releases it doesn't necessarily feel like it. But Bigbang is back! And, as expected, they're selling through the roof. About a month ago I posted about Exo's newest single and the idea of expectation being a hindrance when it comes to music. With three years of expectation, nothing Bigbang could have released would have been entirely sufficient. And although I think it was a bit of a mistake to comeback with two slower-tempo, pretty-but-not-in-your-face-awesome singles, that shouldn't take away from the tracks themselves. Loser, in particular, is a classic YG midtempo track with an instantly memorable chorus. What it lacks in punch, it'll most likely make up for in staying power. But I don't think it will be the best thing that the guys release this year. After all, they've got an entire summer of singles planned. I'm still waiting for a new Monster or Haru Haru or Fantastic Baby... something that feels like an instant classic. I hope we get one, but if we don't I'll certainly settle for a handful of tracks like this.

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Thursday, April 30, 2015

Dragonette & Lenno - The Best

Dragonette have been collaborating with a ton of producers lately. It seems like every couple of weeks there's a new track out there. Some are definitely more "producer" than "Dragonette," but I think that the just released The Best is a perfect mix between club and pop sensibilities. This time around, the band collaborated with Lenno, a young producer from Finland. The music itself goes full summertime, with bright synths, propulsive beat and addictive hook. It's not quite as instant as the band's best songs, but definitely delivers that EDM bombast that dancefloors are looking for. I could see Dragonette releasing an entire album of these collaborations (if they have the rights to do that...) and continuing to go down this route for awhile. After all, their biggest hits up to this point have been collaborations with DJs and producers.

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Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Anton Ewald - Vill Ha Dig (ft. Samboii)

We know Anton Ewald from his English-language Melodifestivalen singles, as well as some ace tracks released outside of the competition. Unfortunately, he sort of flamed out with his latest entry, so I feel like he's at the point again of having to prove himself. Smartly, he recorded this new single in Swedish and changed up his sound a bit. Instead of the trendy EDM productions of the past, he's gone for a smooth mid-tempo dance track with addictive bass and a slinky, easy-on-the-ears melody. It may not bust down the doors and announce itself as loudly as some of his past stuff, but the song gets better with each listen. The addictive beat is like a more subtle version of Iggy Azalea's Fancy. In other words, it's a hook unto itself.

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