"I don't think I want to know a six-year-old who isn't a dreamer, or a silly-heart. And I sure don't want to know one who takes their student career seriously. I don't have a college degree. I don't even have a job. But I know a good kid when I see one. Because they're all good kids, until dried-out, brain-dead skags like you drag them down and convince them they're no good."

Here are some songs you might like:


5. JUCE - '6th Floor'

Are JUCE the most exciting 'girl band ting' (their words, not ours) in the world right now? Yes.



4. Julia Vero - 'How Does It Feel?' (Ji Nilsson Remix)

With 'How Does It Feel?', Vero entrenches herself further into the pop mainstream and we're big fans of the various remixes commissioned for the song ahead of its release this week, especially this one by Ji Nilsson, who told The 405: "When I was asked to do a remix of [this song] I really wanted to keep the beautiful vocals intact, but to dress them in a sunny outfit suited for a club somewhere on a Caribbean beach. I hope that's what you feel when you hear it." - Doron



3. robert/the/bruce - 'Presence

A future word of warning; trying to search for producer robert/the/bruce isn't easy at all. Whether the slashes screw up the search engine, or you end up rifling through the history of the Scottish hero, few methods eventually lead the way to this scare Soundcloud. As of now, the only track available is the brand new 'Presence', a coy and muddled hip-hop-addled swirl of watery beats and diluted vocals. It fits nicely in the ever-growing pulse of DIY producers bringing a newer, multi-faced approach to the movement. Hopefully, though, it's not as hard to find in the future. Stream 'Presence' below.



2. Wayfarer - 'Night Games' (feat. Donna Arendse)

Whilst Donna sings with blissful languor, holding onto each note with care, Wayfarer// spreads resonating, dusty piano chords and an increasingly bustling beat that ticks and booms alternately, conjuring up an intense tidal wave as the song crashes into its final third, sub-bass burrowing into your brain and synth chords speaking backwards across a desolate moonscape of sound, the beautifully noisy and synthetic vista of post-R&B-flavoured music.

You can download it for free, courtesy of Triple J.



1. Jolly Mare - 'Giu'

There's something so unbelievably fresh-faced and dew-dropped about this brand new joint from Italian crafter of beats and maker of music, Jolly Mare. Usually a purveyor of funk, this track, 'Giu', sill keeps to a groove but it's one that feels alchemically non-disco. It runs along in steady 2/4 rhythm, flashes with the hard stuttering of synth chords or staccato guitar, runs rampant with cosmic pings into the sparkling deep of night that this track conjures – meadows brushed with midnight breeze sweep across the landscape of this alternate reality, gentle hills pushed out of the ground by armfuls of gravelly bass, the treble drops in and out like fluctuating temperature, flying phantoms in the form of tinny vocal samples descend here and there, electric guitar fragments: the vista and the feeling, the fluttering of hearts; a reprise at the end glitters with unspoken, coiled threat.

Giu is not short for Giuseppe. I have been informed that Giu seldom stands for Giuseppe (which is usually shortened to "Beppe" or "Pino"); giu actually means "down" in Italian. This is out on Bad Panda Records. You can download it for free.