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Music Discovery: August 2017

Summer isn’t over yet! Check out our August playlist for some great new summer tracks, curated by our Music Supervisor team – with four featured tracks from Chris Robles.

 

During this summer there is been no shortage of great new releases, but these four tracks caught my attention and have been in constant rotation on my Summer 2017 playlist. Sit back and enjoy the rest of your summer with some new music.

Artist: Toro Y Moi

Twitter: @ToroyMoi

Track: Girl Like You

The first single from the recently released album Boo Boo is a chill song with an 80’s vibe (check out the visuals in the music video) yet still sounds current with a hint of auto-tuned trap sounding vocals that are, thankfully, not too overdone.

 

 

Artist: Jessie Ware

Twitter: @JessieWare

Track: Midnight

This song premiered on BBC Music last week as DJ Annie Mac’s “Hottest Record In The World” and I’d agree, it’s a very hot record. Jessie Ware’s impressive vocals are on full display on this track and shifts from soft in the verses to explosive in the choruses. There’s even a “Bennie And The Jets” inspired piano riff!

 

 

Artist: Dornik

Twitter: @DornikSpeaks

Track: God Knows

Dornik was first discovered by Jessie Ware to be her drummer which eventually led to him releasing his own music on his first solo album in 2015. “God Knows” is Dornik’s newest single that is a smooth soulful song produced by Jungle; it starts out with a 70’s sounding groove and then gets a little funkier as the song progresses.

 

 

Artist: TLC

Twitter: @OfficialTLC

Track: Way Back

This song sounds like it could’ve come out in the 90’s when TLC was at their prime. It has a nice laid back, summery West Coast vibe and even has Snoop Dogg as a guest spitting a few bars!

Chris Robles

About Chris Robles

Hi! I am Chris Robles, a music supervisor at PlayNetwork, and I have been in the music industry since 1999.

I can’t remember when I haven’t been listening to music. Growing up my parents always listened to music around the house. As I got older, I shared music with friends and we watched a ton of music videos (I mean, who didn’t?).

My love for various styles of music and my experience of understanding the music branding industry is probably what drove me into the music business. I started working in production, and later joined a promotion company where I designed promotional material. I also worked to book DJs and bands like George Clinton & Parliament, Spinderella, Questlove, Pete Rock, and DJ Lord (Public Enemy), to name a few.

I started at PlayNetwork in 2009 and continue to multitask, working with clients that span the retail landscape—fashion, home décor, hotels, bars and restaurants. I love discovering new music I know will work perfectly for one of my brand partners. And by far, the best part about working at PlayNetwork is being in a creative environment with a group of talented people.

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