The Internet’s best music: 5 Handpicked tracks by the curators of 22Tracks
Josef Salvat – Hustler
Our pop curator in Brussels, Disco Naiveté, sees it all. Plenty of A&R’s and other industry people keep a close eye on him. One of his new findings was Londoner Josef Salvat. Dramatic vibes, dark sounds, intense drums. Pop music at its best.
Ra Ra Riot – All I Fear
This track was released as a Record Store Day exclusive 10″ single last week. The tune was created over five years ago but only recorded recently. Enjoy it in the Paris Indie playlist, curated by our veteran musician Patrick Vidal, former lead singer of the band Marie et Les Garçons.
Sly5thAve – Bitch, Don’t Kill My Vibe
Kendrick Lamar’s anthem Bitch, Don’t Kill My Vibe is one of our favorite tunes of 2012. This instrumental cover by the incredibly talented musician Sly5thave aka Sylvester Onyejiaka, born and raised in Austin, Texas. He now resides in Brooklyn, New York, and is – together with his saxophone – one of the most recent additions to Prince’s touring band. Selected by one of Belgian’s most respected DJ’s: Lefto.
Wondr – Bolex
If you love laid back electronic music, Amsterdam’s Relax playlist is made for you. Currently topping the list is L.A.’s Wondr, featured on the first ever compilation by a new small record label called The Melt: “a result of the growing community of talent that we find ourselves in each day.” Bolex is the perfect marriage of cut up vocal samples, percussion, drums and warm keys.
Pusha T – Numbers On The Boards
It’s been out a few weeks already, but chances are you’ve totally missed out on this gem by Pusha T. The former Clipse hero is gearing up his My Name Is My Name record this summer. It will be released on Kanye West’s impressive G.O.O.D. Music imprint, so it’s no shock that Kanye is on the boards on this one.
Vincent Reinders | 22tracks.com