If you’re a music enthusiast like us, you know the struggle of sifting through an avalanche of new releases to find those hidden gems. Well, fear not, because we’ve got your back. Here at Newsound, we eat, sleep, and breathe music. Our dedicated team of writers, editors, and contributors listens to a mind-boggling number of tracks every day. We’re constantly sharing recommendations, unearthing musical treasures, and debating our latest favorites. And every Monday, we bring you our carefully curated Newsound Selects playlist, a musical potpourri that encapsulates the songs we can’t stop playing and the ones we’d enthusiastically send to a friend.
This week, our musical journey takes us through an eclectic mix of genres and artists that will tantalize your eardrums and satisfy your cravings for fresh sounds. So, without further ado, let’s dive into the sonic wonders of the Newsound Selects playlist for October 2, 2023.
Armand Hammer: “The Gods Must Be Crazy” [ft. El-P]
Starting things off with a bang, Armand Hammer’s collaboration with El-P is a sonic rollercoaster. With thought-provoking lyrics and a beat that hits you like a thunderbolt, this track demands your attention.
Animal Collective: “Genie’s Open”
Animal Collective never fails to amaze with their experimental sounds. “Genie’s Open” is a mesmerizing journey through intricate melodies and otherworldly textures. It’s a musical genie that grants your auditory wishes.
Florentino: “Pressure” [ft. Shygirl]
Feeling the pressure? Let Florentino and Shygirl’s electrifying collaboration be your remedy. This track is a pulsating fusion of beats and vocals that’ll make you move, whether you like it or not.
Jorja Smith: “She Feels”
Jorja Smith’s soulful voice shines in “She Feels.” It’s a song that tugs at your heartstrings and leaves you in awe of her vocal prowess. Get ready for an emotional journey.
Oneohtrix Point Never: “Memories of Music”
“Oneohtrix Point Never” takes us on a trip down memory lane with this mesmerizing track. It’s a sonic exploration of nostalgia, blending the past and the present in an otherworldly musical landscape.
DJ Babatr / Arca: “MK3TREF (Radio Edit)”
If you’re craving something avant-garde, DJ Babatr and Arca have you covered. “MK3TREF” is a sonic experiment that defies conventions and takes you on a mind-bending sonic journey.
Sofia Kourtesis: “How Music Makes You Feel Better”
Sofia Kourtesis reminds us of the healing power of music in “How Music Makes You Feel Better.” It’s a delightful electronic track that’s bound to uplift your spirits and get your feet tapping.
“Fundamentals” by Wordcolour is a sonic tapestry of intricate soundscapes. It’s a track that invites you to lose yourself in its layers and discover something new with each listen.
ML Buch: “Working It Out”
ML Buch’s “Working It Out” is a dose of indie goodness that’s both catchy and contemplative. It’s the perfect soundtrack for those moments when you’re navigating the complexities of life.
Obongjayar: “Who Let Him In”
Obongjayar’s unique blend of genres shines in “Who Let Him In.” It’s a track that defies categorization, taking you on a musical journey that’s as unpredictable as it is captivating.
Salamanda: “Homemade Jam”
Salamanda’s “Homemade Jam” is a delightful concoction of sounds. It’s a musical spread that’s as sweet as it is eclectic, offering a taste of something truly homemade and heartfelt.
English Teacher: “The World’s Biggest Paving Slab”
English Teacher’s “The World’s Biggest Paving Slab” is a quirky indie gem. It’s a track that revels in its eccentricity, inviting you to embrace the unconventional and dance to your own beat.
“Karaoke” by Viji is a playful and infectious track that’s impossible not to sing along to. It’s a musical celebration of those late-night karaoke sessions with friends.
Tomb Mold: “Will of Whispers”
Tomb Mold takes us to the depths of the underground with “Will of Whispers.” It’s a track that unleashes a sonic storm of metal goodness that will satisfy your inner headbanger.
Roper Williams / AKAI SOLO / YL / Fatboi Sharif / Pootie: “Palace”
“Palace” is a hip-hop collaboration that’s as luxurious as the name suggests. With a stellar lineup of artists, this track is a testament to the power of collaboration in the world of rap.
1100 Himself: “Pony Boy”
1100 Himself brings the heat with “Pony Boy.” It’s a track that oozes confidence and swagger, making it the perfect anthem for those moments when you’re feeling unstoppable.
Rocket: “Portrait Show”
“Portrait Show” by Rocket is a sonic masterpiece that paints vivid musical portraits. It’s a track that’s rich in texture and emotion, taking you on a journey through sonic landscapes.
MJ Nebreda / Nick León: “Calor”
“Calor” is a hypnotic collaboration between MJ Nebreda and Nick León. It’s a track that envelops you in warmth and groove, making it impossible to resist its rhythmic charms.
Golden Apples: “Sugarfire”
Golden Apples bring the sweetness with “Sugarfire.” It’s a track that’s as sugary as it is fiery, combining catchy melodies with a hint of nostalgia.
Bad History Month: “God Is Luck”
“God Is Luck” by Bad History Month is a raw and introspective journey. It’s a song that delves into the complexities of existence, leaving you with a profound sense of introspection.
So there you have it, the musical treasures of this week’s Newsound Selects playlist. Dive in, explore, and let these tracks be the soundtrack to your week. Don’t forget to follow our playlists on Apple Music and Spotify for your regular dose of musical magic. And remember, every click supports the incredible artists featured in our playlist. Happy listening! _xD83C__xDFB5__xD83C__xDFB6_
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Music Discovery
Q: What is the Newsound Selects playlist?
A: The Newsound Selects playlist is a curated collection of music tracks that our team of writers, editors, and contributors at Newsound is currently obsessed with. It’s a weekly playlist where we share our favorite new music discoveries, spanning various genres and artists.
Q: How often is the Newsound Selects playlist updated?
A: The Newsound Selects playlist is updated every Monday, so you can count on fresh musical recommendations to kickstart your week.
Q: Can I find the Newsound Selects playlist on streaming platforms?
A: Yes, you can! We make it easy for you to access our playlist by offering it on both Apple Music and Spotify. Simply follow our playlists on these platforms to stay in the musical loop.
Q: What types of music can I expect to find in the Newsound Selects playlist?
A: The playlist is a diverse mix of music genres. You’ll discover everything from indie gems and electronic beats to hip-hop collaborations and experimental sounds. Our aim is to cater to a wide range of musical tastes.
Q: How can I support the artists featured in the Newsound Selects playlist?
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Q: Can I suggest songs or artists for the Newsound Selects playlist?
A: While we appreciate your enthusiasm, the playlist is curated by our team of music experts. However, feel free to reach out to us with your music recommendations, and who knows, your favorite tracks might make it to future playlists!