Welcome to RXCOMMENDS, where our team of music curators pick the best tracks released this week. What new music has been occupying our office playlist and what fresh picks are we programming for our clients? Find out below!
“Good Ones” – Charli XCX
By: Michael Primiani
Riding the same nuvo-1980s synth pop wave as Dua Lipa and The Weeknd did so proficiently last year, Charli XCX has given us a great one in the form of “Good Ones”. Pulling from 80s pop heavyweights like Madonna and synth groups like the Eurythmics (that driving synth is eerily similar to “Sweet Dreams”), this is more hype up and mainstream than Charli’s usual brand of industrial hyperpop. Could this be a sign of things to come for Charli? She posted a cryptic tweet saying “rip hyperpop” in August with a reference to David Cronenberg’s Videodrome. I’d be complaining if this song wasn’t so damn catchy. Perfect for a modern 80s night program, blending the classic tracks of this style with the nu-80s renaissance we’ve been hearing. Do you have RX Music custom programming and want this program for an event? Contact your Music Consultant today!
“No Friends in the Industry” – Drake
By: Michael Primiani
Drake has finally released the long awaited Certified Lover Boy complete with some of the worst cover art we have ever seen. Although this album was mostly a dud (and I may have to be relocated from our Toronto office to our Chicago or LA office for saying that), there were a few classic Drake puff your chest trap beat bangers to keep us interested. “No Friends in the Industry” is all about Drake sticking by his day 1’s and being in a class all his own within the music industry. Although the huge feature list from hip-hop heavyweights like The Weeknd, Travis Scott, Future, Jay-Z etc would lead you to believe he has many friends in the industry, this appears to be one of the many tracks about Drake’s ongoing beef with Kanye West. A well-produced trap beat with a Roddy Rich “The Box” sounding squeak accents the track. Although a wheel is not being reinvented, this is perfect for a late night drive, a cardio session in the gym or to add some energy to a late night mix.
“Flicker” – Rohne
By: Jamie Gemuend
Here’s some low tempo, moody house music. Apparently Rohne has a very isolated lifestyle, reminiscent of his time living in the woods and his music seems to embody that calmness. Perfect chill out music for early mornings at the beach side bar or your spa lobby.
You can listen to the tracks we mentioned along with other songs our team has been enjoying this week in the Spotify playlist below: