Five new songs for the fifth day of the week, best listened to in the fifth afternoon hour. Illuminati.
"Makonnen's vocals are the kind which could only flourish in the age of torrents and crowded iTunes libraries, filed between The Beta Band and Lil B. And honestly, it makes his charmingly cartoonish turn-up that much more enticing."
"We're guided through an almost imperceptible deep house evolution with golden Rhodes chords and four-on-the-floor laying out a shimmering trail. Yet as easy as it is to listen to, you'll be finding new shades in every subsequent listen."
"An apocalyptic kick worthy of the title urges the surrounding brass and bass onto the verge of frenzy but well into the realm of delightful mess: even when Kelela brings something immediately heavenly to the track, she and everyone else keep it a pop song where anything could happen."
"Nancy Whang's vocals trapped between nonchalance and Donna Summer, and a slowly unfurling ballroom of enchanting synthscapes. Part of its charm is that it feels somewhat trapped inside itself, all the majesty and no doors to escape it all."
""City kids moving to the country now" Melissa Ball sings with a Kim Deal sigh, as her band's metal-on-metal lurch sticks to her like migraine in a tarpit. "