9 Thrill-O-Meter: Songs we like right now
Liquid funk drum and bass is mostly big in the UK thanks to its cornerstone label, Hospital Records (launched by London Elektricity). The genre is like diet DNB and is wholly tasty -- emotive without being ... well, trance. The label just came out with a new compilation called Sick Music, and this Sigma track is one of the many standouts (for something more mellow, try Cyantific's "Empty Streets").
Chromeo released a compilation for K7 this month, likely to highlight their new track, "I Can't Tell You Why," which I'm trying to like. It's still fantastically cheesy but just seems to fall flat compared to their other material. But featured on this comp is an 80s one-hiiter I'd entirely forgotten about: Donna Allen. I swear to you I played "Serious" on repeat the whole ride home from work yesterday. It's very Sheila E.
Hey Champ are from Chicago and have quickly taken over. They make this track by The Sounds more buoyant and I'm favoring this rendition more than the original -- although one could easily mistake it for something by the TingTings.
For the duration of this song only, we're imposing a moratorium on Harry Patch jokes.
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