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.
Ghost Pepper - Toyko
Los Angeles' Toyko has released three indie electronic/mood pop tracks, and their first single "Ghost Pepper" is all kinds of chill awesomeness. There's just something about a really good, mellow track that grabs me when it comes to building playlists in spring, and "Ghost Pepper" is one of those songs that is ready for just about any use; give it a listen below:
I really love the high vocals that, at more than one point in the track, feel like they are just another part of the music--the production of "Ghost Pepper" is really well thought through as it allows each part of the song to take an equal footing, even over-shadowing the lyrics a few times. What's neat about that, is Toyko has created such a mellow, "drive through the city in the rain at night" song, that I don't even think about it really, "Ghost Pepper" just feels like a natural part of what is happening around me--like I've got a soundtrack to my epic(ly boring) day.
Toyko also released a brand new track last week called "I LIke What I Like" which is a much more traditional, party ready, indie electronic track if you are looking for a bit more Toyko in your day.
Oh so close to a complete list for the DSD Playlist - Mar 17 , but that's alright...there is over 80 minutes of indie awesomeness available for you right now....not to mention...in case you somehow missed it, here is last months DSD Playlist - Feb 17
Plus, if you're interested, there is also an Apple Music Playlist for the Top 20 Songs of 2016, where I put together my favourite tracks from last year.
Remember, if you want me to expand where I put these playlists beyond Apple Music, you just need to let me know on Twitter, and I'll see what I can do.
The Guys From do not hold the rights to any "Daily Song Drop" songs, it is more our hope to expose our readers to new and different music that we are enjoying, or re-expose them to artists they may have forgotten about.
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