Welcome to the first installment of new music feature and the first of many more to come.
To break it down, loaded is here to guide you on a journey through sound. Hand-picked vibes that will melt your insides and ease you into the weekend. Every weekend.
Jessie Ware – Selfish Love
Power House Jessie Ware continues her comeback with ‘Selfish Love’. This is what loaded imagines when we think of a summer romance gone wrong, somewhere in The South Of France. Soft soulful vocals wisp you away to a Mediterranean dream – in it, you battle a lover. Ego’s are melted and emotional defenses are shattered. You can find us listening to this with a glass of Château Cheval Blanc under a blissful French sky.
Kavinsky – Nightcall
Following our in depth look, into Drive (2011) – loaded couldn’t help but dive back into some Kavinsky. The track that defined the movie still kicks and claps. Think Miami nights with you and your bae, in a 1986 Chevy Camaro. What better way to spend a night then blasting this banger, and driving through the city.
DJ Boring – Goodbye Michael
Saying goodbye to any icon is hard, but George Michael was perhaps the toughest for us. DJ Boring’s not so boring ‘Goodbye Michael’ is a vibe. Celebrate his life this weekend with one of our favorite beats this week.
Giraffage – Maybes (feat. Japanese Breakfast)
Dreamy synths, garage like precision, airy vocals and a drop that’ll leave you in a trance. Giraffage has time and time again proven he can conjure up some serious beats. The visuals for ‘Maybes (Feat. Japanese Breakfast)’ go hand in hand with this synth wave banger.
Saint WKND – Survive Ft. MAX
Remember the name of 22-year-old German producer SAINT WKND. This kid is making waves in the US and Europe and we’re loving the base! ‘Survive’ is the song we’ve all been waiting for to close off summer 2k17 with a bang. Opening with a soaring synth refrain which explodes into a bass-heavy, trap influenced chorus – Does it get any better?
BOBA K – Nothing Can Stop Us Now – Danny Dove Radio Edit
Rising singer/songwriter via Kiev – BOBA K, caught our attention with her modernistic pop single “Nothing Can Stop Us”. The young singer is set on leaving her mark, with influences from the likes of Emilia and Britney. This kid has taste! Danny Dove works his magic on an already spectacular single, we’ll be blasting this remix all weekend for sure.
Black Saint – Never Did This Before
London Based Collective Black Saint released “Never Did This Before” back in July and we’re still bopping to it. Talk about summer anthem. The track takes elements of Garage and Electro with R&B vocals to create a tune that will surely get you moving any day of the week.
Jorja Smith X Preditah – On My Mind
Jorja Smith exploded onto the scene when she featured on Drake’s “Get It Together”. The Walsall born and bred singer partnered up with Birmingham Producer Preditah who’s well known for his grime instrumentals. This addictive tune takes us back to the UKG scene back in the 90’s and early 00’s. We’re addicted.
Donny Hathaway – Hold On To The World
Easing you into your Sunday with nothing short of magic. Here’s one from the heart – Donny Hathaway’s “Hold On To The World” which featured in his 1973 Album “Extension Of A Man”. When you’re not so ready for another working week – getting over that hangover is definitely eased by these sweet jazzy chords and one heck of a voice.
Loaded staff writer Jack Beresford has produced content for Lad Bible, Axonn Media and a variety of online sports and news media outlets.