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5. Toro Y Moi and Astronauts, Etc. - 'Rocket Man' (Elton John Cover)

ROCKET MANNNNNNNNN.



4. Nicole Dollanganger - 'Angels of Porn II'

A damaged and decayed warbling of sounds and scratchy fuzzed-out guitars contrasted against her far-off and fragile vocals fluttering in.



3. Jayd Ink - 'This!'

The perfect soundtrack for those upcoming winter nights?



2. Louis The Child - 'It's Strange' (featuring K.Flay)

K.Flay's vocals wind with her characteristic lilt above playful toytronic melodies, a slo-down four-to-the-floor beat propelling it with a comfy feeling into parts where flute-flavoured synth chords boil and simmer over a fire of beautifully produced beats, nuanced textures effusing from it like the undeniably appealing aroma of home cooking.



1. Oedipus - 'Please B Okay'

A parade of looped classy strings, pulsing kicks, groovesome bassline, funk guitar, occasional twinkling piano, and organ solo, with the original vocal intact albeit in an endearingly half-decayed state, complete with guitar solo towards the end, dotted with the dynamic trappings of future funk as a genre: wide bays of treble reduction, and an achingly long fade-out, as if the party is always on.