TOP TRACKS of 2017

Top Tracks of the Year // best of 2017 in no particular order other than happenstance.

...2017 has been a wild year for music. Let's look back at a few tracks we've come across the past 12 months.

From Dan Croll to Night Moves, these tracks are paving the genre-less future of music and the mixing of influences. 

A few standouts:

Rationale released a ton of music this year, and his sound is completely unique. The Zimbabwe-born, London-based artist is unlike anything we've ever heard before.

HalfNoise had the most listenable EP of the year and track (French Class). 

The most awaited release (on our end) was probably YEBBA's Evergreen. This girl is going to be as popular as Adele/Sam Smith soon. (In fact, she was featured on Sam's new album!) Thanks to singing backup for Chance the Rapper and making friends with Thirdstory, Sam Smith and many other huge names, she has managed to collaborate her way to the top. Rightfully so. Check out her session with Sofar Sounds last December, below. 

Our favorite song of the year was probably the Vulfpeck/Joey Dosik collab of Running Away

Honorable mention? Sam Evian's I Remember

Alright cool, now feast your ears on the best tunez of tune-thousand-and-17. 

Author: Jess Larson

Spencer Ludwig // Up&Coming

Let's take a sec to shine a light on the super talented, up-and-coming artist Spencer Ludwig. At the ripe age of 25, this Los Angeles born singer-songwriter is not new to the music scene by any means.

He has toured with the likes of Katy Perry, Foster the People, St. Lucia, Fitz and the Tantrums, and many more.
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Ludwig’s sound takes a turn away from the electronically-driven sounds that dominate the music scene, currently. His feel-good melodies and trumpet-heavy tracks seem to embody the old days of Motown, all while making you want to tap your feet/get up and dance. Ludwig’s sound is what you would expect from a seasoned pro.

However, this young millennial is setting the music world on fire with a passion for music that is evident and contagious. While we listeners have only gotten a taste of what Spencer has to offer, we have big hopes for this up-and-comer. Our favorite song at the moment is ‘Right Into You’.

His newest song ‘Diggy’, recently made its television debut on a Target commercial. No telling what's next!

This is an artist that we love and are excited to see really take off!

Check him out on SoundCloudSpotify, and on Twitter!

Author: Kearsten Jones