Your Smith: The Spot (Young & Sick Remix)

Your Smith (aka LA-based singer/songwriter Caroline Smith) released her debut EP, Bad Habit, earlier this year and much of its thoughtful, playful ethos and sonic palette honestly remind one of Sheryl Crow’s debut Tuesday Night Music Club. Dutch artist Young & Sick took EP-standout and lead single “The Spot” and gave it a disco-driven, dance-worthy remix. It’s an uptempo cocktail party track that will have hips …

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Music from a French disco pioneer, a Congolese-Belgium rapper, an American neo-soul goddess and more

Baloji: Spoiler An adroit convergence of funky jazz, French folk and traditional African music, “Spoiler” represents everything wondrous about Congolese-born, Belgium-based musician Baloji. It’s a powerful, playful track with plenty of appeal for its upbeat nature alone. That said, a thorough look at the (subtitled) lyrics reveals the song’s greater depth. “Spoiler” hails from Baloji’s forthcoming EP 64 Bits & Malachite, released 4 November on …

Caroline Smith: Trying Not to Love You

The very talented Caroline Smith (who appeared on the super-catchy “Let ‘Em Say” with Lizzo) has just released new song “Trying Not to Love You.” The track includes gentle handclaps, smooth vocals and the frequently sampled “Woo! Yeah!” drum break—a commonly used sample that contains James Brown’s “Woo!” and Bobby Byrd’s “Yeah!” (That sample features in Lyn Collins’ “Think (About It)” and ultra-famously Rob Base …