Sure, some of you out there had a good time at Lollapalooza. I know we did, some of us even doing so just from the comfort of our couch and a live-stream. But then, no one had a time as good as Malia Obama. Not only did she get to see some totally rad music, but she also got to step away from the insanity of the political conventions. Good for her! If you need your own little escape from the insanity, read on and discover a 10-pack of great new tunes.
10. Bodhi – “Ngoma”
This duo from Wales has made their rounds through underground clubland, releasing through the likes of Rinse, Exploited, and Black Butter Records. Today, Bodhi’s deep, effervescent house finds a new home at W&O Street Tracks. Dropped throughout the synth stabs and blissful low-end wake of “Ngoma” are tribal chants, a celebration of the universalism of collective dance. Dark, yet tropical, “Ngoma” represents the mystical hedonism of Playa Del Carmen’s BPM festival. And while dance singles can burn out quickly, chances are this one will still have legs when BPM’s 10th anniversary arrives in January 2017. –Derek Staples