Monday, February 19, 2018

SHREM'S DOUBLE TROUBLE: "CHERISH" - Shay Lia /// "2 REAL" - Chrystal

Today's post is dedicated to all the R&B and Female Artist lovers searching for a breath of fresh air. These two ladies have already caught our attention last year and are now bringing their new sounds into 2018. Here's Shay Lia and Chrystal.


The Canada-based Djiboutian/French vocalist/lyricist Shay Lia already took my carousel by storm last year with the summery groove "What's Your Problem?", her fantastic collaboration with the mighty Kaytranada. The multi-talented Haitian-Canadian dj is also responsible for producing the silky "Cherish" - Lia's classy 80's flavoured neo-soul ballad which lyrically expresses the singer's take-on the Syrian Refugee crisis. One to watch for 2018, big time!




Chrystal is a vocalist/producer from Bolton whose debut single "Waves" I was completed hooked on about 6 months ago. Signed to 37 Adventures - an independent London-based record label, the singer has just released her brand new single, the irresistibly catchy "2 Real". This bouncy R&B gem was produced by by Nao and Bonzai collaborator John Calvert.





Friday, February 9, 2018

SHREM'S DOUBLE TROUBLE: "L'INDIEN" /// "LA NUIT" - Juliette Armanet


Juliette Armanet has been carrying the duties of a French Pop ambassador across Europe in a classy, elegant, quintessentially French way ever since I have fallen in love with "L'Amour en Solitaire" which I found on Colette's "French Kiss" compilation back in 2014... Armanet's debut album, the exquisite "Petite Amie" has just been re-released in a generous deluxe format with 4 bonus tracks. The release is accompanied by a delectably disco-kitsch video for "L'Indien" directed by Pablo Padovani. One of the 4 new bonus tracks is the marvellous retro-chic ballad "La Nuit" which you can also enjoy below.

I am completely re-falling in love with this sublime record as I type this. Magnifique!






Monday, February 5, 2018

CHOON OF THE DAY: "PUSHIN'" - Sink Ya Teeth


I was honoured to have the Norwich synth-pop duo Sink Ya Teeth cherry-pick this Perfect Party Playlist exclusively for my blog 2 weeks ago and now Maria Uzor and Gemma Cullingford are releasing their much anticipated brand new single "Pushin'". The pulsating track is an energy-fuelled fusion of synth-disco, post-punk and electro-pop. Meaty bass lines, throbbing beats, untamed vocals, retro-sounding synthesisers - a signature sonic cocktail à la Sink Ya Teeth. Raw and contagious.



Friday, February 2, 2018

Crème de la crème: TOP 25 BEST OF JANUARY 2018


Exclusive artwork: Les Cullinan Designs

25 (N) "Matahari" - L'Impératrice (microqlima)



24 (23) "Paradox Garage" - FaltyDL (Aus Music)



23 (N) "To Be Continued." - Seven Davis Jr. (Secret Angels)



22 (N) "Filthy" - Justin Timberlake (RCA Records)



21 (N) "Yellow Dust" - Miink (self-released)



20 (N) "Not Long Ago" - Onra (All City Records)



19 (N) "Pearly Gates" - U.S. Girls ft. James Baley (4AD)



18 (N) "Shivers" - L.A. Law (Burger Records)



17 (N) "A Part of Us" - Fever Ray ft. Tami T (Rabid)



16 (N) "Surface to Air" - Django Django ft. Self Esteem (Because Music)



15 (N) "Lost Phoenix" - Josh Caffe (Night Sheen)



14 (N) "Niki" - Perez (Etoile Distante)



13 (N) "Sylvia Says" - Charlotte Gainsbourg (Because Music)



12 (N) "Sticky" - Ravyn Lenae (Atlantic)



11 (N) "Feel Me" - Sassy 009 (Hard Up)



10 (N) "Bird of Prey" - Dita von Teese feat. Sébastien Tellier (Record Makers)



9 (N) "Nothing New" - Charlotte Day Wilson (self-released)



8 (5) "Arisen My Senses" - Björk (One Little Indian)



7 (N) "Lune est l'Autre" - Vendredi sur Mer (Profil de Face)



6 (N) "Limelight" - Nightwave (Fool's Gold Records)



5 (N) "A State Nearby" - NTEIBINT & Σtella (Eskimo Recrdings/N.E.W.S.)



4 (N) "Everything" - Lisa Stansfield (Edel)



3 (N) "Down Delay" - Midnight Magic (Soul Clap)



2 (N) "It Makes You Forget (Itgehane)" - Peggy Gou (Ninja Tune)



1 (N) "Find a Way" - Blissful (Vitund)



Saturday, January 27, 2018

SHREM'S LIST OBSESSION: Top 20 Best Music Videos of 2017


20 "Deadly Valentine" - Charlotte Gainsbourg
Directed by: Charlotte Gainsbourg




19 "Like a Woman" - Kacy Hill
Directed by: J.A.C.K.




18 "Comeback" - SSION
Directed by: Cody Critcheloe




17 "Isabella" - Isaac Delusion
Directed by: Nadia Lee Cohen




16 "Truth" - Kamasi Washington
Directed by: AG Rojas




15 "Little Ones" - Kwaye
Directed by: Billy Boyd Cape




14 "Die 4 U" - Perfume Genius
Directed by: Floria Sigismondi




13 "Boys" - Charli XCX
Directed by: Charli XCX and Sarah McColgan




12 "Last Breath" - Yaeji
Directed by: Yaeji




11 "Somebody Else" - Fatima
Directed by: Shane Connolly




10 "Mumbo Jumbo" - Tierra Whack
Directed by: Marco Prestini




9 "Territory" - The Blaze
Directed by: The Blaze




8 "Sinus" - Trentemøller
Directed by: Julie Reindl & Bruno Noaro




7 "Propagation" - Com Truise
Directed by: Will Joines & Karrie Crouse




6 "Get Lost" - Washed Out
Directed by: Harvey Benschoter




5 "Bluecid" - Sevdaliza
Directed by: Sevdaliza & Zahra Reijs




4 "Anymore" - Goldfrapp
Directed by: Mary Calderwell




3 "The Gate" - Björk
Directed by: Andrew Thomas Huang




2 "Utopia" - Björk
Directed by: Warren Du Preez and Nick Thornton Jones




1 "Arisen My Senses" - Björk
Directed by: Jesse Kanda


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