You might’ve noticed that there was no Top 10 Songs of the Week post last week. Sorry! Half of the team was overseas, covering the always amazing Primavera Sound (coverage of which you can scope out here). While we covered plenty of heavy hitters at the festival (Radiohead, LCD Soundsystem, and Sigur Ros, oh my!), we spent plenty of time digging out the up-and-comers, the exciting new acts that will one day take festivals by storm. This week, we return to the Top 10 Songs with a batch of songs that also fits both sides of that dichotomy. So, click on and prepare yourself for the future of festival season.
10. DJ Shadow feat. Nils Frahm – “Bergschrund”
In the last few months, DJ Shadow has released a few cuts off of his forthcoming album, The Mountain Will Fall, which is due out June 24th via Mass Appeal. Some of the tracks include the title track and the Run the Jewels-featured “Nobody Speak”. This week saw the release of “Bergschrund”, a collaboration with German composer and producer Nils Frahm. The track features an overall galactic vibe with enough glitches and electronics that creep or ricochet in and out. Featuring DJ Shadow’s staple production, it has a sinuous and hypnotic groove that coalesces filtered sweeps, stuttering but bludgeoning beats, and woozy and ambient soundscapes. –Alejandra Ramirez