If you didn’t think urban r&b could sound like Chuck Berry meets The Jimi Hendrix Experience, you were dead wrong. While adopting funky rhythms that could be deciphered from a plethora of mid 2000s pop hits, the track stands on its own by extrapolating swooning funky beats.
- Bomba Estereo ft. Will Smith – Fiesta
An intro that sounds like fast forwarded Spanish weather forecast and Will Smith breaking in like a tourist at a tavern packed with dodgy beginner phrases. The rest of the track is not as much mixed as it is randomized, however, it is expected to fit the Ibiza scene more than occupy a high up place in the charts.
- Kanye West – When I see it (Tell Your Friends Remix)
After the first few seconds, I had to recheck the artist name due to the unapologetically extreme autotune audio malformations. I wasn’t expecting a College Dropout revival, but at least something that sounds vaguely professional and not like a teenager using all the knobs on his freemium mixer program.
- The Weeknd ft. Eminem – The Hills
A comedown song that manages to encapsulate the spirit of Los Angeles strip club after 6 am. The two artists complete each other in an unorthodox way and manage to put together a delightfully decadent tune.
- CeeLo Green – Mother May I
The kind of tune you might enjoy on a night drive back home or in the dim lamp light. With jazz, and Beatles psychedelic age influences, the soft snare makes for a vibe that shows maturity and audacity in equal measures. The unmistakable vocals and high level of production, as well as the not so often encountered theme make might give way to a streak.