DAPHNI, COS BER ZAM, JACOB BANKS and BIGKids

Could good pop music be on the way back? I hear the green shoots of recovery with authentic singer songwriters like JAKE BUGG invading the Top 10, friends turning off the radio when the latest piece of bastardised Electro Pop comes on not to mention the return of individuals who like and sound like pop stars, remember that RONIKA artist we discussed a while back?

BIGKids are making great pop music. Fun, accessible and as clichéd as it sounds funkIE. Everything I have heard by them puts a smile on my face, even the tracks that verge on guilty pleasure territory. Stand out track so far for me is ’Heart Sing’.

On a somewhat different vibe is the hypnotic funk groove of the DAPHNI Remix of Cos Ber Zam’s ‘Ne Noya’. I love House Music like this, so perfect it can work in the warm-up, as a reflective moment in the peak of a set or even in the chill-out after, one mother flippin dextrous piece of four to the floor.

Back on the renaissance of pop vibe JACOB BANKS sounds like a man with cross-over potential, with more than a hint of Liam Bailey about his vocal his track ‘Kids On The Corner’ hits the pop music sweet spot. It’s a really ‘nice’ track, not in patronising ‘love you like a brother’ way that you might get from a girl, but in a 100% good human being kinda way.

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HEAR/ BUY THE TRACK:

BIGKids: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tLt3k6IXfR8
DAPHNI: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VpFLKu43Ax0
JACOB BANKS: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a7PgEO1Ok9w