It’s always fun when an artist takes a classic hit and reinterprets it to fit their own unique style. The Blow have done exactly that with Whitney Houston’s “The Greatest Love of All,” turning it into something that’s pretty much unrecognizable compared to the original outside of the lyrics. While we’re on the path of strange synth/electronic music, maybe give Carmen Villain’s “Borders” a try, as avant-garde artist Jenny Hval adds her signature beautiful weirdness to the proceedings. Part of me hopes that Happy Hollows manage to earn a bunch of new fans for their forthcoming album that’ll be out in early September, as it’s Yeah Yeah Yeahs vibe really deserves attention, particularly since the YYYs have been on break. Give the catchy new Happy Hollows track “Meteors” a try, and see if it sticks with you. Grateful to have Sleep 8 Over back in action again, this time collaborating with Carlson on a slick track that effortlessly blends R&B and skittering electronica. “Don’t Wanna Hide” reminds me of FKA twigs, in a very good way. Other artists in this set after the jump include Baltra, Dent May, Duds, G Herbo, Knightstown, Oliver (ft. MNDR), Prince Fox (ft. Quinn XCII), SAKIMA, and Summer Heart.

The Blow – Greatest Love of All (Whitney Houston cover)

Carmen Villain – Borders (ft. Jenny Hval)

Happy Hollows – Meteors

Sleep 8 Over – Don’t Wanna Hide

Baltra – Up 2 You

Dent May – 90210

Duds – Elastic Feel

G Herbo – I Like

Knightstown – First Cry

Oliver – Chemicals (ft. MNDR)

Prince Fox – Space (ft. Quinn XCII)


Summer Heart – Follow