The trailer for Colin Hanks’ excellent new documentary All Things Must Pass just dropped in preparation of its limited release, and it’s got us all nostalgic. Remember when you’d need to go out to Tower Records and buy 10 CDs just in the hopes of finding 10 thrilling new songs? While that process had its joys, we’ve got an easier option for you: Just click play on the 10 tracks in our list this week and get your fill of everything from Julia Holter’s experimental pop, Ne-Hi’s anthemic garage rock, Lucki Eck$’s particular brand of trap, and much more.
10. Riton – “Rinse and Repeat”
“This is not how I woke up, but it’s how I look now,” hypnotizes Kahio during the mischievous tech-house of “Rinse and Repeat”. Kahio and London-based Riton own the fantasy that is club life, where romances can burn out before the sunrise. Those courageous enough to solicit the attentions of Kahio better be ready to be on until morning — a task far easier when aided by the infectious bass line and distorted vocal interplay. Following a series of indie flips and hip-hop productions in 2014, Riton’s continued departure from his early frenetic techno stylings has enriched his palette and pushed his extended sets into divergent territories. –Derek Staples