Brian Ellis: My Favorite Song

From his Deep Clues LP (out now on Hobo Camp) Brian Ellis has crafted a perfectly uplifting and retro-inflected track with “My Favorite Song.” Heavy on the classic funk and soul influences, the track (along with the other eight, all written, performed, recorded and produced by Ellis) also blends elements of boogie and electro for a sweet, summery vibe.

Art Of Tones: Have Fun For a Little

From their recently released LP Unbalanced, “Have Fun For a Little” by Art Of Tones (aka Ludovic Llorca) is an uplifting track made for the dance floor. Blending deep house, disco and funk, the French artist has crafted an infectious bop—complete with glossy production. Sparkly and warm, it’s a very satisfying tune.

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The welcome return of Lykke Li and Mazzy Star, plus new tunes by Channel Tres and Janelle Monae

Janelle Monae: I Like That With her third LP Dirty Computer set to be released at the end of the month, Janelle Monae keeps dropping new tracks and music videos; heightening the already bubbling anticipation. Following last week’s “Pynk” (and its awesome video) comes “I Like That,” a groovy, slinky, laid-back tune that continues to prove just how multi-talented she is, and how multi-faceted the …