Fusing manipulated big-band sounds, forlorn disco beats, and delightfully schmaltzy lyrics, BIGkids' debut album, Never Grow Up, is a full-on happy fest. The UK duo is comprised of Rosie Oddie, the the daughter of English comedian Bill Oddie, and Ben Hudson (aka Mr. Hudson), who is also part of Kanye West's GOOD Music label.
Few artists today have the capacity to leave their listeners both feeling fulfilled and wanting more. The debut album from musical act Kindness (aka Adam Bainbridge), World, You Need A Change Of Mind, takes a romantic stab at putting us bitter, disconnected social-media addicts back into affection rehab, and on the road to real intimacy recovery.
Riding on the wave of '90s and noughties house-music revisionism, Toronto's production/DJ team Azari & III have managed to spark up ADD dance floors all over again with soul-flecked tunes, infused with samba beats, steel drums and electro elements.