Banana Cream: Purple Array

LA-based Banana Cream’s (aka Will Gonzalez) “Purple Array” floats along like a daydream. With hypnotic riffs and spacey synths, the dreampop tune’s orbit is easy to slip into, but the crescendoing synths and echoing vocals of the song’s second half prove most serene. About “breaking patterns and learning to embrace change,” Gonzalez says, “Purple Array” is a lovely soundscape.

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Kaytranada feat. VanJess: Dysfunctional From CH-favorite Kaytranada, a new track featuring Nigerian-American duo VanJess. “Dysfunctional” features house influences, a precise combination of live and digital percussion, excellent vocal accompaniment and Kaytranada’s trademark bouncy, danceable energy. It’s the producer’s first release of 2019 and could be a teaser for an upcoming album—which would be his first since his 2016 debut. Mark Ronson feat. Lykke Li: Late …

Roberto: With A Song

With a bass line and percussion that encourages head-nodding, LA-based singer/songwriter Roberto’s “With A Song” is a lovely bedroom-pop song with a perfectly unfinished tinge. “Unreleased demo” is all the song’s bio reads, but the track gleams with promise. Roberto shows writing prowess and an uncanny ability to weave in and out of the melody. There’s autotune, a distortion and playfulness—and it all works.