Welcome to the "Daily Song Drop": theguysfrom.com's song of the day feature where our resident indie music writer and former DJ Shaun Cordingley features a song every weekday that he feels you need to hear. If you enjoy the track, please share it, so we can keep on talking about great new music!
Turn it Up - Memoryy
I came across Albuquerque-based 1980s-electro pop artist Memoryy in a really round about way-- I actually stumbled upon a remix of a track off of his 2017 album Skeletons: "Out of The Dark (Reighnbeau Remix)" and then (liking the sound, but wanting to check out the original, as we do not really do remixes here on the DSD), I worked my way backward...and decided to share with you his track "Turn it Up" which you can check out below:
Memoryy is an artist who combines the energy of indie pop and indie electronic, smashes in a Reagan-sized amount of 1980s flavour and creates bright, incredibly dance-able sound. Case in point is "Turn it Up" which...if you heard this playing in the high school dance scene of a John Hughes movie, you would not even bat an eye (at least, until the more modern indie flair kicks in later in the track)--this is a song to get you moving, and to tug at that 1980s nostalgia Stranger Things keeps kicking up in all of us. "Turn it Up" is excellently produced, layered, and balanced indie electro-pop song that I feel needs to be in your next workout playlist...
If you dig this track, be sure to check out the rest of Memoryy's album Skeletons for even more, amazing, 1980s-inspired electro-pop.
Y'all aren't going to believe this...but for what feels like the first time ever: both the October 2017 Apple Music Playlist and the October '17 Spotify Playlist have every track we talked about on them.
That also, for some reason, meant that it was a list that took a little time for me to get together, but once I got the first few songs figured out (always tricky trying to nail down how to start) everything seemed to click right into place.
If you're looking for any of our past playlists, be sure to check out a Friday DSD feature, or serach for theguysfrom on either Apple Music or Spotify!
See you tomorrow for our next Daily Song Drop!