Monday, April 13, 2020

Crème de la Shrem: TOP 25 BEST OF MARCH 2020

Exclusive artwork: Les Cullinan Designs

25 (N) "WAKING UP DOWN" - Yaeji (XL Recordings)

24 (N) "Wondering" - Becky and the Birds (4AD)

23 (N) "Be Mine Tonight" - Breakbot feat. Delafleur (Ed Banger/Because Music)

22 (N) "Break My Heart" - Dua Lipa (Warner Records)

21 (N) "Lady Lamp" - Sevdaliza (Twisted Elegance)

20 (N) "Love We Feel" - Cody Currie & Joel Holmes (Toy Tonics)

19 (N) "Overflow(変身)" - YonYon & 一十三十一 (MCJP Inc.)

18 (N) "Your Body" - Ikonika (Don't Be Afraid)

17 (3) "Somewhere Else" - Sink Ya Teeth (Buffalo Records)

16 (N) "Colder & Closer" - TOPS (self-released)

15 (5) "Oh My God" - Sevdaliza (Twisted Elegance)

14 (N) "Love Games" - Body Music & Amy Douglas (Glitterbox)

13 (7) "Do U Miss Me?" - Becky and the Birds (4AD)

12 (N) "Lost In Yesterday" - Tame Impala (Island Records/Interscope Records/Fiction Records)

11 (N) "Je disparais dans tes bras" - Christine and the Queens (Because Music)

10 (N) "Out of Place" - Gus Gus (Oroom)

9 (2) "Attitude" - Lewis OfMan (Profil de Face)

8 (4) "Freak Like U" - Masarima (Clone Records)

7 (N) "Nada" - Lido Pimienta feat. Li Saumet (Anti)

6 (N) "Do You Wanna?" - Dornik feat. Gavin Turek (self-released)

5 (N) "Famous Monsters" - Chromatics (Italians Do It Better)

4 (1) "Spotlight" - Jessie Ware (PMR)

3 (N) "Murphy's Law" - Róisín Murphy (Skint)

2 (N) "Give Me Another Chance" - Empress Of (Terrible Records)

1 (N) "Don't Run and Hide" - Ane Brun (Balloon Ranger Recordings)

Saturday, April 4, 2020

SHREM'S LIST OBSESSION: Top 10 Greatest Empress Of Tracks

Lorely Rodriguez aka Empress Of has just released her most anticipated 3rd LP "I'm Your Empress" via Terrible Records. You can order it in CD, Vinyl or Digital format on Bandcamp. I am using this special occasion to revisit this truly talented and unique musician's entire catalogue to date, cherry-picking my favourite singles, collaborations and deep-cuts of hers. In a truly eclectic manner, Empress Of's musical palettes float harmoniously between multiple genres, styles and moods. From dream pop to alternative R&B, synth-pop to experimental electronica, Empress Of remains one of the most captivating artists of the younger generation, never dropping the ball and notoriously pushing herself beyond any creative boundaries and artistic conventions while successfully marrying what's underground and what's pure POP perfection. And then there's THAT distinctive voice! Happy Empress Of week everyone!

10 "Woman Is a Word"

9 "When I'm With Him"

8 "Tristeza"

7 "Reformer" [with Darkstar]

"Maybe This Time"

5 "How Do You Do It"

4 "Wild Girl" [with Kito]

3 "Hat Trick"

2 "Just the Same"

1 "Give Me Another Chance"