After a well deserved vacation, our playlist curator Free Anckaert is back with a selection of his favorite tracks of the week.
Every week, Free scours through hundreds of SoundCloud tracks to find the best new gems by artists that are flying under the radar.
Each Thursday our Brussels-based fellow overwhelms you with a variety of songs that make your head go nuts. But hey, Thursday is the new Friday! Here are a few of his favorites:
Lydia Ainsworth – What Is It?:
It feels like I’ve been waiting to hear new music from Lydia Ainsworth for ages! She had been quiet since her stunning debut “Right From Real”. (Only) Three years later, Ainsworth is back with her gothic-ish drama-theatrical pop that blows you away from the first to the last second. Please check her live when you can!
Jay Som – Baybee:
Melina Duterte aka Jay Som is the cutest (and the craziest), check this video. The Polyvinyl-signee sounds like the perfect match between Frankie Cosmos and Mitski. The guitar riddle in “Baybee” on a Monday morning is just the best. And on Tuesday too. Oh and all the other days.
Elohim – Skinny Legs:
When you miss the trash pop of Crystal Castles, you should check out Elohim! It’s more polished and Georgia-like but the dirty synths slapping you in the face could be an Ethan Kath without dopamine.
Stuff. – Galapagos:
Lander Gyselinck is one of the best Belgian musicians of recent years. With his avant-garde jazzband he’s reinventing himself and the band time after time. “Galapagos” starts with a sloppy synths allowing a funky bass to make Stuff. One of the freshest contemporary jazz music.
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Another week of fresh tracks by breaking artists around the world — brought to you by FREE. Check the full playlist below!
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