JUICE guests with their ever-reliable top 5 for November on a more laidback tip, featuring the likes of Cashmere Cat, Lukid, Happa, Mario & Vidis and a Shlohmo remix of Jeremih.
Cashmere Cat – Mirror Maru
What’s The Buzz: Unlike his lead single’s feline namesake, Cashmere Cat is a producer that doesn’t enjoy fitting into a box.
Sounds Like: Downtempo deep bass and cloudy instrumental hip-hop that’ll plink plonk all the way into your heart.
Prediction: After well-received remixes for Lana Del Rey and Jeremih, it’s encouraging to see that his originals are just as inspired. You’ll be jumping head-first into his entire four-track EP in about 3, 2, 1…
Lukid – USSR
What’s The Buzz: Not much but that’s how the unassuming Luke Blair likes to play it. He’s that quiet kid that does good work and goes home without bragging.
Sounds Like: Donnie Darko trying his hand at electronica – calm but kinda creepy.
Prediction: “USSR” is just one of the many brilliant cuts from his Lonely At The Top album, and we figure that it’s finally time for Lukid to get his hype.
Happa – Beat Of The Drum
What’s The Buzz: 15-year-old Happa hasn’t even sat for his O-Levels yet and he’s already being hailed by the likes of Mary Anne Hobbs and Four Tet as the next big thing.
Sounds Like: A percussive, bass-binging techno body that twists to slowly unravel its carefully hidden grime and d’n’b soul.
Prediction: This Leeds lad displays mindblowing brilliance (check out B-side “Bring It Back” too) far beyond his years. Clubs will continue playing his tunes long before Happa’s even old enough to step into one.
Mario & Vidis – Restacks
What’s The Buzz: After getting our attention with their sweet brand of mid-tempo house on debut album Changed, the Lithuanian duo are back with something deiffrent.
Sounds Like: A simple but delightful electronic cover of Bon Iver's "Re: Stacks", featuring an interesting vocal treatment from British singer Barbarossa.
Prediction: This great take on a great song should get you in the mood for Âme equally spending remix on the B-side.
Jeremih – F*ck U All The Time (Shlohmo Remix)
What’s The Buzz: LA beatsmith Shlohmo gives his take on a wicked tune by resurgent Def Jam R&B crooner Jeremih.
Sounds Like: Added instrumentation and an emphasis on Natasha Mosley’s ever-chaste hook (“I could f*ck you all the time”) totally outdoes the original.
Prediction: More oomph to your perpetual love making.