Monday, July 8, 2019

Crème de la Shrem: TOP 25 BEST OF JUNE 2019

Exclusive artwork: Les Cullinan Designs

25 (N) "religion (u can lay your hands on me)" - Shura (Secretly Canadian)

24 (N) "Sexy Black Timberlake" - Channel Tres (GODMODE)

23 (N) "Hard To Believe" - Kindness feat. Jazmine Sullivan (Female Energy)

22 (N) "Monteiro Da Costa" - Perel (Uncanny Valley)

21 (N) "Did You Feel Me Slip Away?" - BEA1991 (self-released)

20 (N) "Virgo" - Azari (Model Future)

19 (N) "Bombs Away (Toro y Moi Remix)" - Charlotte Gainsbourg (Because Music)

18 (N) "He" - Jai Paul (XL Recordings)

17 (N) "Eve of Destruction" - The Chemical Brothers feat. Aurora (Virgin/EMI)

16 (N) "Supreme" - Baltra (Forever Records)

15 (RE) "Ever Again" - Robyn (Konichiwa Records)

14 (8) "Why Why Why Why Why" - Sault (Forever Living Originals)

13 (N) "Capricho De Seda" - NOIA (Cascine)

12 (N) "What If" - Amber Mark (PMR/Virgin)

11 (N) "Morph" - Gemini Rising, Tensnake & Fiora (self-released)

10 (N) "A Kiss Goodbye" - Tei Shi (Downtown Records)

9 (6) "Norton Commander (All We Need)" - Men I Trust (self-released)

8 (N) "Alone & Unafraid" - ELIZA (self-released)

7 (N) "God Control" - Madonna (Boy Toy, Inc.)

6 (2) "Sweet Blue" - Cleo Sol (Forever Living Originals)

5 (N) "Show and Tell" - Brijean (Native Cat Recordings)

4 (1) "(Vi-Vi) Vicious Games" - Paranoid London feat. Josh Caffe (self-released)

3 (N) "Foreign Car" - Kelsey Lu (Columbia Records)

2 (N) "I Don't Search I Find" - Madonna (Boy Toy, Inc.)

1 (RE) "Incapable" - Róisín Murphy (Skint Records)

Sunday, July 7, 2019


Kelsey Lu's debut album "Blood" is a sonic fountain of genres, styles and moods. A breathtaking ode to artistic freedom, eclecticism with a no-creative-compromise attitude. The uniquely gifted singer from North Carolina is serving us a bold mixture of folk, electronica, R&B and even some string-laden moody disco. The centre piece of the record is the spellbinding "Foreign Car" - a song worthy of Future R&B masterpiece status right next to FKA Twigs' "Papi Pacify" or Sevdaliza's "Human". The song is an aural mystery, an instantly captivating blend of electronica, Oriental vibes, distorted vocals and that beautifully unnerving sample of Stefano Torossi's 1975 piece "Walking In The Dark" which was previously used in Fatima's phenomenal "Somebody Else". On top of it all, "Foreign Car" has recently received an astonishing video treatment by the very talented Vincent Haycock. The artistry, the styling, the cinematography, the art direction, the opulence (!!!) all combine to have 2019's Video Of The Year written all over it.

Saturday, July 6, 2019

SHREM'S LIST OBSESSION: Top 25 Greatest Mariah Carey Gems

25 "Get Your Number" [with Jermaine Dupri] (2005)

24 "I'll Be Lovin' U Long Time" [with T.I.] (2008)

23 "Boy (I Need You)" [with Cam'ron] (2003)

22 "I'm That Chick" (2008)

21 "A No No" (2019)

20 "Can't Let Go" (1991)

19 "You're So Cold" (1991)
fan-made artwork

18 "You Need Me" (1990)

17 "Now That I Know" (1993)

16 "Giving Me Life" [with Slick Rick & Blood Orange] (2018)

15 "My All/Stay Awhile (So So Def Remix)" [with Lord Tariq & Peter Gunz] (1998)

14 "Heartbreaker" [with Jay-Z] (1999)

13 "Someday" (1990)

12 "Caution" (2018)

11 "Vanishing" (1990)

10 "If It's Over" (1991)

9 "Prisoner" (1990)
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8 "Emotions" (1991)

7 "The Wind" (1991)

6 "Honey" (1997)

5 "Long Ago" (1995)

4 "Dreamlover (David Morales' Def Club Mix)" (1993)

3 "Make It Happen" (1991)

2 "Anytime You Need a Friend (C&C Club Version)" (1994)

1 "The Roof (Back In Time)" (1998)