Best Songs Ever… This Week 3.30.18

KUTX Host Jack Anderson shares three songs he can’t stop spinning.

Tuxedo – “Shy”

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First out of the gate is new material from Mayer Hawthorne’s side project, Tuxedo. The duo, filled out by Seattle hip-hop producer Jake One, got dressed to the nines and followed up the release of their sophomore record with a new single featuring ‘80s funk icon Zapp. “Shy” sounds right at home in 2018, but it totally could’ve come out in 1983, and you wouldn’t know any different.

Absofacto – “Dissolve”

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While we’re in the electronic realm, let’s talk about Absofacto. This Michigan-based one-man production team claims to make “secret music” – and that’s not far off. Jonathan Visger has been recording and releasing music as Absofacto for the past ten years but only came to national attention recently with the release of his EP Thousand Peaces. Check out “Dissolve,” a song that blends hip-hop production with electronic elements.

Black Pumas – “Black Moon Rising
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Finally, something local. Adrian Quesada is well known around town through his connections to Brownout, Ocote Soul Sounds, Money Chicha, Third Root and more. Quesada’s idiosyncratic Latin, psychedelic soul influence surfaces with a new collaboration with singer Eric Burton,  and together they’re called Black Pumas. Keep an eye out for their debut album this summer, and right now here’s Black Pumas’ breakout tune with a totally not ominous title – “Black Moon Rising”.

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