Friday Playlist #20

Kicking off with jaunty number from global chart-toppers Milky Chance. Hailing from Germany, their tunes embody reggae and tropical-vibes that make them sound like they’re from warmer shores. Catch them at the O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire on Feb 8th.

Lostboycrow are a brand-new indie-pop outfit from LA who are are going places this year off the back this super-infectious track Hiy Hiy.

Petite Noir is from Cape Town and his new EP King of Anxiety due out this month on Domino, is sublime. He’s a -multi-instrumentalist and he plays his voice in the same manner. Falsettos, baritones and mid-range husks are all within his moves in Chess.

Vallis Alpes are a duo with, as their name suggests, some grand ideas. Hailing from Seattle and Canberra they make big and beautiful music.  They topped the Hype Machine charts with this gorgeous track about youth and the passing of time.

Man of the Moment Mark Ronson is just too damn cool for his own good. He’s teamed up with a bunch of awesome musicians on his new album Uptown Special (which you can stream in full over on The Guardian) which resurrects funk in the most Biblical of ways. Check out Leaving Los Feliz which features psychedelic wonder kid Kevin Parker of Tame Impala.

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