August Hot 5

Written by Samuel Murray

We take a short look into some electronic tracks to finish off the summer of 2018. A mix of semi-famous and hidden gem type tracks. Good vibes only.

#5

Seven Davis Jr., Lion Babe - Honeydew
(Seven Davis Jr Remix)

Lion Babe kicks us off at number five, with a Seven Davis Jr. Remix of ‘Honey Dew’. I picked this track because it has a very infectious drum loop that oozes the feeling you would get as talented musicians improvise a song in an experimental manner. I first came across Lion Babe when she collaborated with Disclosure for the song ‘Hourglass’ exhibiting a raw sexiness to her voice in that song and also in this one.

#4

Pat Lok, Sam Fischer - Might Be On Fire

Here we have a very, very chilled track; something you might hear on a look-book for the new fashion season or on the ‘lounge’ equaliser setting in a London bar. Fantastic vocals and chilled electro-beats in an all round beautiful ensemble.

#3

Cosmo Sheldrake, Mr Jukes - Wriggle
(Mr Jukes Edit)

Production mastery by the ex-Bombay Bicycle Club frontman has given Cosmo Sheldrake’s Wriggle a whole new lease of life. This song has a bounce to it that not many songs can replicate, which perfectly accompanies Sheldrake’s original lyrics.

#2

Tobtok, Adrian Lux, Charlee - As I Sleep (ft. Charlee)

Very much traditional format house music, this track has a mesmerising effect with the delicacy of both the lyrics and the way they have been executed. For a song with very short lyrics, it does not get old; the energy of this song would be enough to light up any club.

#1

Louis The Child, Wafia - Better Not (ft. Wafia)

A song that has tugged on a few heart strings, the basis of it is a friend giving advice to another soul-searching individual who has been in meaningless relationships, telling them not to waste the opportunity they have with a new partner or partner-to-be. A classic Louis the Child sound to this gives it a marimba-esque summer feel very appropriate for August.