The 10 Best Songs Of The Week: Miguel, Troye Sivan, Shura And More

Written By Sam Murphy on 06/24/2016


The week's most notable moments not including Lindsay Lohan's #brexit tweets...

10. Miguel
Come Through And Chill

Miguel has gone and randomly dropped a new track almost a year after the release of his last record Wildheart. Come Through And Chill is produced by Salaam Remi who worked on Amy Winheouse's Back To Black and it's a laid-back, sensual number unlike anything that appeared on Wildheart. As per usual, Miguels soulful vocals are the centrepiece of this cut which floats over you pretty effortlessly.

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9. Alice Ivy
Almost Here (Feat. RaRa)

Melbourne producer Alice Ivy has been putting out some pretty badass originals lately but she's really hit gold on her latest single Almost Here. It features Melbourne rap collective RaRa and Ivy's go-to vocalist Georgia Van Etten and sampling that would make The Avalanches jealous. It's a huggggeee, horn-driven jam that showcases Ivy flexing all her production muscles and looking mighty fine.

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8. Troye Sivan
WILD (Feat. Alessia Cara)

You've already heard Troye Sivan's Wild but you haven't heard it with Alessia Cara on board and that's why we've plonked it right here. It's still the song you know and love but Cara has popped her vocals on the second verse and it sounds great. These two have a natural vocal chemistry and anything that furthers this songs lifespan is fine with us.

7. CRi
Why I Love You (Feat. Ouri & Odile Myrtil)

CRi is a Canadian producer who is releasing music via Tokimonsta's Young Art record label. He's just dropped his stellar new EP and Why I Love You is snatched from that. It's the opening track and it's a beautiful, slowly-expanding piece of electronica. A pulsating beat kicks in about the one minute 40 mark and transforms the song into a sparkly, atmospheric cut that tips its hat to Orbital. Seriously beautiful stuff.

6. The Avalanches

We’re just a fortnight out from the release of The Avalanches‘ second album Wildflower, but we’ve got another track to keep us happy. Subways is the third track to be lifted from the EP and it’s a disco-flavoured, sample-heavy gem. Unlike their last drop Colours, which featured no samples, this one uses Chandra’sSubways and Graham Bonnet’s version of the Bee Gees’ Warm Ride, as Pitchfork points out.

5. stwo
Out At Night (Feat. A.CHAL)

French producer and musician Stwo is someone who you really need to get your ears around. He’s been making effortlessly clean beats for some time now; creating a diverse mix of up-beat funk and laid back vibes – and this latest track is certainly one from column B. Out At Night also features the impossibly smooth vocals of A.CHAL. - Zanda Wilson

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4. What So Not & George Maple
Buried (Feat. Rome Fortune)

George Maple and What So Not have released Buried featuring Atlanta rapper Rome Fortune. The song is accompanied by an arresting slow-motion video shot almost entirely underwater. Co-directed by Leticia Dare and Andrew O’Toole, the clip is beautifully shot with simple subtleties, like the water launching off Rome Fortune’s foot, being turned into a cinematic experience. Maple’s celestial vocals ring through a skittering beat while Fortune’s hard-hitting verses punch through, making for an captivating combination.

Pillowtalk (Tyler The Creator Remix)

Tyler The Creator is about as unpredictable as they come which, in a funny way, is exactly why a remix of Zayn‘s Pillowtalk by him is unsurprising. Tyler has turned the track, which went number one in most countries earlier this year, into a funky, danceable number, pumping up the tempo and adding in groovy guitar. It’s probably not what you’d expect from the rapper and producer who usually goes for something a little more industrial but it’s a heap of fun and Tyler understands that because he’s released alongside it an excellent video. It’s basically of him dancing in his room but it’s full of daggy, melodramatic dance moves.

2. Shura
Make It Up

Two weeks exactly until the release of Shura's debut album Nothing's Real and shit is getting real. Make It Up is another new track from the album and it just proves it's going to be one of the best of the week. It's a funky but sombre track floated by Shura's ethereal vocals. There are so many sweet spots to this song that it may as well be a killer python, as in the lollies before they got smaller.

1. GL

We quite frankly can’t get enough of Melbourne duo GL and they just keep getting better as evidenced by their new single Hallucinate. The beat is straight outta Janet Jackson’s Control record but they’ve cleaned it up a bit and replaced the R&B-tinges with Ella Thompson’s all-conquering pop vocal. It’s funky-as-hell and a jam that’s just as suited for singing in the mirror as it is grooving out in the club.

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