Spring 2014 Playlist: 11 Hot Imports You Should Be Listening To, From Allie X To Katy B To Zhala
Tove Lo, “Habits”/”Stay High” (Hippie Sabotage Remix) Whether in its original form or remixed, “Habits” is a force to be reckoned with. The song has gone viral and finally made its way into the iTunes Top 100, though, of course, we’ve loved it since we first heard it last spring. Swedish singer Tove Lo’s Truth Serum EP was released stateside in March.
Katy B, “Still” Without a doubt, this flame-haired Brit’s sophomore album Little Red is one you should own in 2014. We tend to prefer previous single “Crying For No Reason,” but “Still’ is her latest — and, really, you can’t go wrong with any of Katy’s tracks these days.
Duke Dumont featuring Jax Jones, “I Got U” Your ears are not deceiving you — that is indeed Whitney Houston’s voice atop this house track, courtesy of a sample from 1999 hit “My Love Is Your Love.” Grammy-nominated English producer Duke Dumont recently racked up his second UK #1 single by pairing with fellow knob-twiddler Jax Jones for this one.
Zhala, “Prophet” A protege of Robyn, we were all introduced to Zhala and her debut single “Prophet” via an insane live performance at the Swedish Grammis in February. And, really, we haven’t been able to get her bonkers song out of our heads since!
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