Let’s start the new #10TRACKS with a new hit reminding one of the past. In “Kiss My (Uh-Oh)” by Anne-Marie with Little Mix, we can find again the famous sample of “Never Leave You” by Lumidee, released in 2003. The track is included in the second album, “Therapy,” released last July by the English singer.
The new dancehall/reggaeton direction of the Black Eyed Peas continues with “Hit Me,” made together with the ubiquitous US rapper Saweetie and the Venezuelan Lele Pons.
Also, Shawn Mendes gets closer to this genre, but with more sobriety and style, publishing “Summer Of Love.” The track is produced by the Puerto Rican Tainy, the same producer as “Un Dia” (Dua Lipa, J Balvin e Bad Bunny).
After collaborations with CamelPhat and Jax Jones, the 19 years-old German songwriter Au/Ra continues her artistic growth with the third EP, “Soundtrack To An Existential Crisis,” in which we listen to “Screw Feelings.”
It’s interesting to see the evolution of the Berlin duo twocolors, passing from the slap-house of “Lovefool” to the garage of the new “Passion.” In the middle, we can find “Bloodstream,” closer to the sound of their compatriot Topic.
Let’s remain in Germany with ATB, relaunched by the remake of his “9 PM”. He intends to try again with some unedited songs. The latest one is called “Like That,” which contains some unmistakable sounds from the Freiburg 48 years old and is sung by Ben Samama.
“Risk It All” by Ella Henderson, Just Kiddin, and House Gospel Choir can be definitely called group work. The number of people is over 150 (!), considering every member of the choir managed by Natalie Maddix, the singer-songwriter and the duo.
Swae Lee got a little lost among a thousand experiments, and “In The Dark,” full of synth-pop and R&B sounds, fully represents this moment of his career. But he has made a great choice by choosing the talented Jhené Aiko as the second voice, or maybe the first, as he uses even too much auto-tune.
The general public has known him with “Marea (We’ve Lost Dancing),” but the English producer Fred Again is the creator of tens of hits, including “Bad Habits” of Ed Sheeran. It’s even too easy to understand the origins of the new “Billy (Loving Arms),” starting from the title and the very famous sample.
Let’s close the #10TRACKS with the return of the group RUFUS DU SOL that has been giving us quality music since 2010, maybe definable as indie-house. “Next To Me” introduces us to their fourth album, still untitled.