The Staff Wrap is monthly series where we pick our favourite songs featured by other writers and say... random stuff about them. Enjoy!
Mark: Little May - Boardwalks
Ever a sucker for jaunty acoustic tracks, "Boardwalks" sets itself apart from the pack with it's climactic, and beautiful finale. A tune for hazy afternoons by the river if ever I heard one.
Cameron: Running Young - Out of Time
As Anna mentioned in her original review, Running Young's "Out Of Time" is chillingly beautiful on the surface, but when you hear the inspiring death-defying story behind its lyrics, it becomes 100 times more powerful.
Peter: Dikembe - "Gets Harder"
When it comes to emo revival, the name Dikembe should be one of the first to come up and that song only proves how badly anticipated their new record is!
Another testament to the Danish musical genius and a personal favorite - Sleep Party People, hits a home-run with his third album Floating. Foxer Erin reviews one of the more floaty and spacy tracks on the LP "A Stranger Among Us".
it's always surprising to me when a remix puts a song in half-time and manages to keep the energy of the track. This remix is a little house, a little electro and a lot fresh.
I, like Peter, am so pro the revival of emo music and the re-release of this track (and their first video in..ever?) was a huge deal this month. There's something about this music which sends me back in more careless years, I dearly miss.
Thomas: Four Tet - Parallel Jalebi
"Parallel Jalebi" is simply a trippy tune with an intense vocal sample. Played it on repeat for a couple of hours!
Noemie: 20syl - "Kodama"
Oriental sounds are a fancy of mine these days. If you share my weird attraction to Asia, electro and French producers, then "Kodama" should definitely be in your playlist. Actually, no. It should be already!
We hope you liked our wrap. Stay tuned for the next one! ;)