Sam Smith, “Safe with Me”: British singer-songwriter Sam Smith’s rich, soulful vocals are pitched up and down, looped, and otherwise beautifully disfigured by producer Two Inch Punch on this track from the up-and-comer’s upcoming EP.
Real Connoisseur, “Jungle Jakarta”: Nineteen-year-old producer Connor Lloyd (a.k.a. Real Connoisseur) lives up to his name on “Jungle Jakarta,” a backward-looking dance track that pays homage to classic house and drum n’ bass while still managing to sound fresh. The song is the title track from his new EP, out last week.
Chelsea Wolfe, “We Hit a Wall”: Singer-songwriter Chelsea Wolfe has released a new track from her upcoming album, Pain Is Beauty, out September 3rd. The song, “We Hit a Wall,” likens love to an endless war, Wolfe’s anguished, reverb-soaked vocals reminiscent of early Polly Jean.
Vandetta, “Fly”: “Fly” is Octover singer Vanessa Fernandez’s solo debut. Emphasis on solo: She takes the Medúlla approach, with the entire track constructed from her vocals. Her self-titled EP drops October 15th.