MBE Aug. 26: Friendly competition for Song of the Summer

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As we somehow find ourselves on the last Friday of August, the unspoken battle for Song of the Summer is showing up in full effect today. Obvious contenders in the set include dance party heaters like Jessie Ware’s “Free Yourself” and Beyonce’s “Break My Soul” (especially the version we spin, which reworks Sade's “Sweetest Taboo”). Also at the table are fresh and playful sounds from Ela Minus & DJ Python on “Pájaros en Verano” and Today’s Top Tune courtesy of Moon Boots’ track “Come Back Around (feat. Cherry Glazerr).”  

New Music Friday only complicates the matter, with a serious goodie dropping from Hope Tala called “Leave It On the Dancefloor” and another from a Jersey-based artist named Ehiorobo, who blends experimental R&B, rap, jazz, and noise punk to create an exciting auditory explosion. 

Listen through, mull it over, and take your pick! Or come to the conclusion that the whole “What’s your summer anthem?” quandary is really a trick question after all.





Anna Chang