And the winners are…
Jay Knight – Train Of Thought (ft. Raiza Biza & Times X Two) [NZ]
Smooth chilled beats from YGB beatmaker Jay Knight, this one treated with some Raiza Biza and some Times X Two.
Joe Blossom – Tyger Tyger [NZ]
A little bit spaced out and chilled, a little bit groovy pop song, and its tough to know where one ends and the other begins. This track is apparently inspired by the poetry of William Blake, nice!
Kittens Of The Internet – Living The Dream [NZ]
They call it ‘dream-pop’, I call it the best damn band name I have heard in a long time. Whatever its called it is catchy and very now, as are kittens and the internet I guess.
Quasimoto – Planned Attack
Alter ego of produced Madlib, Quasimoto hasn’t been releasing music since 2005. This one comes out of nowhere and is a very strong preview for Quas’ full length out June 18th called ‘Yessir Whatever’.
Short Stories – On The Way
Koreless and SBTRKT’s Sampha team up to form Short Stories, this single hopefully a preview of what to come from the two. If this doesn’t get you moving or at least bobbing your head then you aint human.
Transistors – Your Life Could Be So Easy [NZ]
New Zealand garage rock at its finest here, catchy lyrics and breakneck speed help to make this one a classic from the Christchurch three-piece.
Best of the Rest:
Chet Faker – I’m Into You
ChromadaData – BestofSynth
Frightened Rabbit – Backyard Skulls
Ghost Wave – Here She Comes [NZ]
Newtown Rocksteady – Jem’s Tune [NZ]
Skaters – I Wanna Dance (But I Don’t Know How)
Supervillains RMC – Durham Lane [NZ]
The Black Keys – Sister
The Black Seeds – Don’t Turn Around [NZ]