#BILLCSTop30 #518 – September 18/17

Lots of songs on the rise will change the top songs in the next month or so, and there are three debuts ūüôā

The Top 10

  • Bright Light Bright Light’s “New York Pretty” leads the chart for a 4th appearance (8th week). ¬†He has done this before THREE TIMES with “Love Part II” in 2010, “Waiting For The Feeling” in 2012, and “An Open Heart” in 2013/14. ¬†“New York Pretty” is tied with The Chainsmokers and Coldplay’s “Something Just Like This” for most time at the top in 2017. ¬†and BLx2’s Billboard Dance Club Play hit “Into The Night” (below) climbs 10-8 this week too!

  • Staying at #2 for a second appearance is Toronto’s Loud Luxury with Nikki’s Wives and the catchy bass sounds of “Show Me”. ¬†Both groups are touring with Nikki’s Wives bowing in London, Ontario this week.
  • The fastest riser on the chart belongs to Mahalo and Cat Lewis, obtaining their third Top 5 song on the chart with “Perfect” vaulting 15-4. ¬†It will battle with “Show Me” and CVBZ’s “Be Like You” (#3) for #1 in two weeks. ¬†Mahalo and Cat Lewis hit the Top 5 earlier this year with “Be My Love” (#5) and “WTFYWF” (#3), and their other recent collaboration of “Heaven” (below) continues to climb 19-13!
  • Toronto’s Dan Talevski collects his third Top 5 song on this chart with the endless fun of “Birthday Suit” climbing 9-5. ¬†“Guilty As Sin” got to #3 in 2015, and it was followed by “My Religion” (#5).

  • L.A.’s Lauv will be touring with none other than Ed Sheeran in Asia very soon, as “I Like Me Better” continues to make new friends and rises 12-9.

  • Those of you who enjoy the new mystery band Terror Jr. will have a chance to catch Iowa’s Kid Froopy as the opening act on their tour. ¬†The Kid’s exceptionally produced “Drive Slow” moves up 14-10.

Movin’ On Up

  • Matthew Koma’s “Suitcase” breaks loose from lower chart numbers and soars 17-12 and is headed for the Top 10.
  • The Florida-based Tipsy label’s partnership with Epic Oslo is working with stellar new songs like “No Love In Brooklyn”, which has a great singalong chorus. ¬†It’s by French producer Nick Peters paired with American Frank Pierce and with vocals by American Scott Vega, climbing 20-14.
  • “Gold” by Ricky Remedy and John.k rises a big 26-16, thanks to slick production and amazing vocals by John.k. ¬†In fact John.k has already followed it up with a new song “OT”, which you can hear below.
  • What more can I say about the songs from Carlos Nobrega’s The Art Of Making Love? ¬†A dedicated following has provided him with great chart numbers in Europe and has sent so many new visitors to this blog, over 80,000! ¬†The charge started with “You (It’s All About You)” (above), the blog post of which is now my 3rd most viewed – but the blog post for the album is now most viewed at over 36,000 views!! ¬†The song climbs 27-18, as a new instrumental from Carlos’ other project, Almageddon is released, “Almageddon: Madrid”. ¬†This time it’s accompanied by a picturesque video of the famous city where he lives. ¬†It debuted at #1 on the Spanish new age chart this past week. ¬†Check it out below.

  • Steve Void and Syence move up with their touching joint collaboration to support anyone who’s down. ¬†“We Won’t Leave You” rises 25-20.
  • The melodic but crazy dubstep of “Anesthetic” by San Diego’s Convulsic moves up 28-22.

Three Debuts

  • A new current favourite of mine that blends in contemporary electronic dance sounds with early 90’s classic house is “Need Your Heart” by Australia-based British producer Latchmere, from his debut indie EP Lovedrunk. ¬†It bows at an impressive #23, ahead of some major major names and deserves your support ūüôā

  • Sam Smith has such an amazing voice even if “Too Good For Goodbyes” as a song is weaker than some of his past hits, nonetheless it premieres at #26. ¬†Sam has got to #1 here four times, all in 2014, with “Money On My Mind”, “Stay With Me”, “I’m Not The Only One”, and his collaboration with Disclosure on “Latch”. ¬†The video arrives tomorrow!
  • Arriving on the chart for the first time is multi-Grammy winner Skrillex in collaboration with producer/songwriter Poo Bear (aka Jason Boyd), who co-wrote many songs on Justin Bieber’s Purpose album as well as classics like 112’s “Dance With Me” and Usher’s “Caught Up”. ¬†The free download remix by scrvp. of “Would You Ever”, which gives the vocals and song an entirely different effect from the original, arrives at #27.

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#BILLCSTop30 #517 – September 4/17

Some of my favourite songs of the year continue to appear on this latest chart, which makes ranking them – which is totally subjective here, there’s no formula! – very difficult. ¬†As a result some may end up ranking higher on the year end chart than other songs which peak at the same position. ¬†Enough chart geekery, it’s another busy chart with four debuts!

The Top 10

  • “New York Pretty” by Bright Light Bright Light currently has an incredibly tight lock on #1 – may have to wait for another chart to see who might be coming next!

  • With that in mind, Toronto’s Loud Luxury and Nikki’s Wives make a strong case for #1 as “Show Me” is the fastest riser two charts in a row. ¬†Loud Luxury were already up top earlier this year with Ryan Shepherd on their amazing redux of Craig David’s “Fill Me In”, so is a second consecutive #1 in order? ūüôā
  • I second all of the emotions in CVBZ’s lyrical “Be Like You”, which in its Sean Turk ‘bedroom bass’ remix climbs 6-3. ¬†

  • Dan Talevski acquires his 4th Top 10 hit on this chart with the fun and contagious “Birthday Suit”, which rises 11-9. ¬†Dan has just wrapped an EP which is coming soon!

  • He’s at the top of the chart but also at #10 – Bright Light Bright Light’s latest Top 40 Billboard Dance Club Play hit is “Into The Night”, and with its companion video to “New York Pretty” moves up 15-10.

Movin’ On Up

  • A song called “I Like Me Better” has all the potential for being cloying and annoying, but singer/songwriter Lauv has managed to make it cool and clever all at once, which is why is climbs 18-12. ¬†Why American radio is not all over this song yet is totally beyond me!! ¬†I’ve given up asking about things like this and radio.

  • Iowa’s Kid Froopy has landed the opening act slot on Terror Jr.’s upcoming tour and most dates are already sold out. ¬†The Kid also has an EP in the works, but for now you can indulge in his delightfully quirky and immensely appealing single “Drive Slow”, rising 20-14.
  • One of the grittiest songs for the wee hours on the chart is the latest from L.A.’s Mahalo in his pairings with singer Cat Lewis on “Perfect” (above), which jumps 21-15. ¬†Yes folks, all of the vocals in the song are by the elusive Mr. Lewis. ¬†The duo are also up 22-19 with the soulful club-pleaser “Heaven” (below).
  • Matthew Koma’s beautiful “Suitcase” – an older song of his which has finally seen release – continues to move up, this time 19-17. ¬†It’s one of a few solid songs that is stuck in a bit of a jam which may break loose in two weeks.

  • “No Love In Brooklyn” could be seen as a song associated with the end of summer relationships with some great, memorable lyrics. ¬†It’s brought to you by producers Nick Peters, who hails from France, and American Frank Pierce, along with US singer Scott Vega. ¬†It wastes no time charging 25-20.
  • Bobby Nourmand’s second match-up with vocalists DOC and Goodmorning, following the #1 “D E E P in NY”, is the infectious “MIND” which rises 28-23.

4 Debuts

  • I’m absolutely loving the collaboration of one of our favourite young Dutchmen, Steve Void, and American duo Syence, in the heartwarming “We Won’t Leave You”. Its universal message of love and support is very welcome, and the guys manage to give the song a choral effect along with the electronics which bring it home. ¬†The highest debut, “Leave” bows at #25.
  • Debuting on the chart is a powerhouse duo from Florida, Grammy-nominated producer Ricky Remedy with compelling new vocalist John.k and “Gold”. ¬†This one will dazzle you with its restrained, on-point production and amazingly versatile vocals by John.k. ¬†“Gold” arrives at #26.
  • Carlos Nobrega’s new album The Art Of Making Love has brought over 50,000 – you read that right! – visitors to these blog pages – totally amazing! ¬†All of the wait for new music for Carlos was teased out with 4 preceding singles, including “You (It’s All About You)”, which premieres at #27. ¬†It’s already at over a million plays on Soundcloud. ¬†Carlos has took over this chart before, back in 2012 with “Music Makes You Lose Control (MMYLC)”, which also appears in The Art Of Making Love.
  • San Diego dubstep producer Convulsic is back after a 3 year absence from this chart with the dirty and dynamic instrumental “Anesthetic”, which debuts at #28. ¬†This one will leave you a little more than shaken ‘n stirred! ¬†It follows Convulsic’s 2014 Top Tenners here “Love Space” (#5) and “The Day You Left” (#7).

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Oops upside your head: L.A. duo @Ojivolta’s remix of “iSpy” by @superduperKyle featuring @LilYachty will make you spin

KYLE featuring LIL YACHTY, “iSpy”

I’m always listening for remixers who take the time to totally transform a song, and sometimes it happens even with a big hit like Kyle’s “iSpy” featuring Lil Yachty. ¬†It’s even better when it’s a song that never really caught my ear in its original version. ¬†Well L.A. duo Ojivolta will have your head spinning with this dirty but highly playful remix. ¬†It doesn’t even sound like the original until about halfway through, and even then it’s the equivalent of being doused with hot sauce, making “iSpy” even more full of zing and oomph. ¬†Ojivolta know how to work their magic around the vocals very well, leaving your ears a bit exhausted as the song wraps up with a wonky dubsteppy finale. ¬†Check out this one at the link above and DJ’s should plan to add it mid-set when the audience will least expect for instant reaction!

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You’re all “Noobs” to @Meatportmusic as he returns with #PurePlay for #TrapxRave

MEATPORT x PURE PLAY, “Noobs”

Mysterious American producer Meatport follows up “The Troll” with “NOOBS”, in collaboration with equally mysterious Hungarian producer Pure Play for Trap x Rave. ¬†Perhaps not as abrasive as “The Troll”, NOOBS seems to draw from influences from European folks like Showtek for a melodic and fun mix of dubstep and trap. ¬†It goes by fast and furious at only 2:40 but with its tight, high energy level there’s a lot of protein in this meat ūüėČ Follow along with the entertaining Meatport posts on Twitter or Facebook @meatportmusic – ever the crafty well-dressed business guy, with purchase of “NOOBS” you’ll also get a free download ūüôā

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Here’s top-notch, powerful #Dubstep from San Diego’s @Convulsic with “Anesthetic”

CONVULSIC, “Anesthetic” (free DL)

San Diego’s Convulsic, aka Erik Hale, makes some of the most melodic dubstep around, which I discovered a few years ago with the positively contagious “Love Space” and “The Day You Left”. ¬†Continuing in a similar vein, but even tighter with more blistering effects if that’s possible, he brings us his latest, “Anesthetic”, following up his previous EP Darkside. ¬†And it all seems like a frantic life-or-death search for the title item! ¬†It’s very dramatic and powerful, but it weaves through its 3:44 length at a brisk pace, so much that you will ask yourself at the end of the song ‘What just happened here, anyway?’. ¬†Fans of heavier, busy EDM and of course particularly dubstep and trap will love Convulsic’s “Anesthetic”. ¬†Check it out at the link above. ¬†It is a free download ūüôā check under the “More” menu button to download it!

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Create your own adventure with “Talisman” by @Egzodmusic

EGZOD, “Talisman”

A lot of songs in the trap, future bass, and dubstep sub-genres can sound like one big mess sometimes, but exceptions like “Talisman” by US-based Frenchman Egzod always make it worthwhile to keep listening. ¬†“Talisman” is a bold, aggressive instrumental that sounds like it wants to transport you to an Egyptian or other African adventure of some kind. ¬†It’s meant to be played loud, and the melody shifts seamlessly away from big future bassy sounds to others with more high end percussion and keyboards. ¬†There’s a lot going on here so don’t expect it to sink in with one or two listens. ¬†Egzod definitely knows his craft and while making a splash with an instrumental is always no mean feat, continuing to incorporate vocalists or other talents into the mix on other songs will definitely give his songs the right attention. ¬†

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Fast & Furious: NYC’s @ReidSpeed’s “Animal” is a triumph of tough melodic dubstep featuring @Burnheart_music

REID SPEED featuring BURNHEART, “Animal”

If you like your trap mixed with drum ‘n bass and lots of melody, then “Animal” by NYC producer/DJ Reid Speed is for you. ¬†She concocts a mix that does not let up, with beautifully sweet melodic moments in stark contrast to some of the hardest dubstep and trap you’ll hear in a song that has big¬†crossover potential. ¬†It’s aided fittingly by a deep and soulful vocal by L.A.’s Burnheart (aka Scott Bernhardt) that takes “Animal” to yet another level within one song. ¬†I was not familiar with Reid Speed before this song but I can see why she is being touted as one of North America’s most innovative producer/DJ’s regardless of gender. ¬†Check out “Animal” above and be prepared to have your senses twisted and turned and eventually reassembled.

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Take a trip to the “Darkside” of dubstep with @Convulsic

CONVULSIC, “Darkside”

It’s been a while since we last heard from San Diego EDM producer/DJ Convulsic (Erik Hale) after two outstanding songs from this time in 2014 which both landed in the Top 10 of my personal chart, “Love Space” and “The Day You Left”. ¬†But he’s back and shifting his soundscape to keep it current and gritty for dubstep lovers with “Darkside”. ¬†Convulsic’s usual array of impressive sounds and edits will keep your ears attuned along with incorporating some hip hop elements in “Darkside”. ¬†If you like your EDM busy but full of flavour then Convulsic’s “Darkside” might just be what you’re looking for right now. ¬†Give it your attention at the link above.

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Insanely prolific @CosmosnCreature return on #EDM songs by @TwoFriendsmusic and @PLSandTYbased

The duo of Cosmos & Creature, aka Molly Moore and Brandyn Burnette, are so insanely prolific with their own recent and upcoming solo releases, being featured on other artists’ songs, and having side project Cosmos & Creature also release its own songs and be featured as well! ¬†How they stay on top of all of this, I don’t quite know. ¬†But everything Molly and Brandyn create has high quality rubber-stamped on it!

TWO FRIENDS featuring COSMOS & CREATURE, “Out Of Love”

Their pairing with L.A.’s Two Friends is on a new original by the in-demand and frequently touring production/remix duo¬†called “Out Of Love” for Spinnin’. ¬†It may be at the same time Two Friends’ most chilled out and anthemic song yet that’s also enhanced by some saxophone riffing. ¬†Brandyn’s self-reflective leads the way on this one while the crowd-pleasing chorus will have you swaying away.

PLS&TY featuring COSMOS & CREATURE, “Good Vibes”

Also chilled out but with a more hip hop flavour¬†running through it is “Good Vibes” by another L.A. producer, PLS&TY (that’s ‘please and thank you’), for the PMRD label. ¬†PLS&TY has had his¬†own share of steady¬†remixes with a few originals under his¬†belt. ¬†In “Good Vibes”, Molly and Brandyn trade off vocals in a song that will set a positive stage for whatever you want to do, whether it’s a lazy Sunday or the start of an evening at a club. ¬†They’re countered¬†with a slick dubsteppy break that totally suits the song to give it some bounce.

Listen to both at the Spotify links above, and watch for Cosmos & Creature’s follow up to their debut single “Young” very soon! ¬†Cosmos & Creature are also touring with Call Me Karizma on dates throughout select U.S. cities in March and April.

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“Meet Me” by @MickeyValenxy featuring @_ibNoe is cranked up by remixer @itsWaitWhat

MICKEY VALEN featuring NO√Č, “Meet Me” (Wait What remix)

After dazzling us with a riveting remix of “Supernatural” by Boombox Cartel & QUIX, Californian Troy Skinner aka Wait What returns, this time reshaping “Meet Me” by New York producer Mickey Valen featuring French singer No√©. ¬†I wrote about this song in the Fall, and in this remix, the sexy coyness is substituted with a variety of different EDM flavours to make it pop on the dancefloor. ¬†Some nifty trap/dubstep breaks surround a slower paced rhythm augmented with some fresh synths and instrumentation to¬†alternately isolate the verses and then crank up the beat. ¬†It’s a pretty creative remix, and taking risks to make the changes standout are what it’s all about. ¬†Check it out at the link above.

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