"It's amazing how many beautiful women live in New York. I actually find it kind of intimidating" - "Well, you're just as pretty as any of them. You just need a nose job."

These are the best songs from the past week. For real.


5. Sea Change - 'Above'

This track is about "is about wanting something and just not be able to see what's good for you." Sound familiar?



4. Anneka - 'End of It'

"It's an a cappella number that could serve as the soundtrack to the end of the world quite well with its swelling harmonies and intense rhythms."



3. Anna of the North - 'Oslo'

Set to a jostling jounce of gently rocking rigid synth bass, Anna of the North sings a tribute, a lovesong, to her home city, Oslo, her endearing, heart-melting vocals singing out a chorus that includes these touching lines: "I never wanna leave you / I never wanna go / You're the warmth that's in my heart / And it makes me feel at home." Gradually a slow-nod beat steps in, the song becomes beset with snowswirls of glittery synth, cold breath vocal samples singing out in a heavenly haze, becoming the perfect winter soundtrack to, not just Oslo, but any home city, or hometown (or even home village, let's not discriminate) that's particularly cold in winter, summoning the biting wind and early, streetlight-flecked nights whose chill is welcome for well-wrapped-up people venturing outside.



2. Sinkane - 'New Name' (Busy P remix)

Originally a night-time-leaning bouncy and triumphal R&B-flavoured track, but under Busy P's creative fingers it becomes something else, a dancefloor-destined track pockmarked with stabs of distorted guitar and brass blares, decorated with truncated and sometimes bitcrushed versions of the original's vocals. All the while ambient fluttering works plasma magic in the background, and later on an attack of acid synth pierces through the heavy groovesome beat with its two-note bassline and lightly accented hi-hat tick-tickings. A refreshing and sublimely simple reworking of the bustling original.



1. Spazzkid - 'Daytime Disco' (Feat. Neon Bunny)

'Daytime Disco' features the heavenly vocals of Korean singer-songwriter Yoojin Lim, aka Neon Bunny, placing her pop hooks over Spazzkid's wavy collection of synth chords. He masters dynamics for parts where Neon Bunny's voice hovers over candy booms of sub-bass, another where the cheerful ambient chatter of a restaurant appears, all the while accelerating the footwork-flavoured beat at will by injecting it with uzi-quick percussion rattles, the whole thing subtly ornamented with synth bleeps and twinkling guitar played by friend and sometime-collaborator, Hiro Makino (aka There Is a Fox).