Short Cuts: The Best Songs Heard On February 26, 2018 From The Indie World

Sophisticated pop with EDM with enough space to breathe deeply and dive in.

Freedom Fry
The French & American duo have racked up over 50 appearances on the music blog aggregator The Hype Machine, and save another spot for them with this song. Takes the listener on a fab journey from the pop sounds of 70s radio so well, you’ll check and make sure you’re not wearing bell-bottoms.

Malik Elarbi
It’s Always Sunny in Seattle
A huge step forward for him, mixing pop, rap and sleepy dope-smoking vibes. It’s the nearest thing you can get to stoned without inhaling.

DJ Yessai feat LA Rose & Rheon Elbourne
Lock It Down
Finding enlightenment in reggae and island music, you’ll quickly realize just how close they are to matching Rhianna in terms of quality.

Devin Santi
Temporary Solutions to Permanent Problems
Influenced by the gut-wrenching honesty of Linkin Park, you won’t find a rap-rock fusion here that strongly, but you will find just as much honesty and laid-back melody as the gang from Agoura Hills, California ever put on record.

Ryan Nealon
Magic (Coldplay cover)
Graduating from UCLA with Jazz Studies, they taught him well. But then again, I think artists like Ryan are born with a voice better than most of us could ever hope for. His cover here just shows you how far everyone else has to go to catch up.

Ethel & The Chordtones
Let It Out (feat. Ryan Levine)
Big-time rocker complete with hand claps and a killer chorus. This is the song you can blame when you get pulled over for a speeding ticket. And then you’ll play the song all over again because you were so rudely interrupted by the police.