Best Of: February 2018 | Article by Indie Accent


Best Of: February 2018

Curator Indie Accent Team Writer Caesar Fajriansah

We're approaching the end of month, so we've curated for you a playlist that best represent this month. The songs we picked in this playlist are songs that were there for us since the beginning of this month. Whether it's an old or new songs, they never left or skipped. They might be not our favourite, perhaps at one point they are, but when they're on, we tune into it till the countdown reaches 0:00 and we couldn't justify kicking them out of our daily routine.


Monsune - Nothing In Return

Toronto-based lo-fi/jazz-hop songwriter, Monsune released an unrequited love theme song with dazzling new track “Nothing in Return”, complete with glistening orchestral effects and delicate vocals. The track filled with samples alongside Monsune’s own work on trumpets, guitars, synths, and vocals.

Rayssa Dynta - Something About Us

Rayssa Dynta released her debut EP "Prolog" earlier this year. The song "Something About Us" is one that we put on repeat this month. The combination of mid-tempo electronic pop with ambient and R&B elements in a proper measure all add up to an easy-listening music experience.

Binj - Awaken

Awaken is first single from Indonesian based, Binj. The simplicity of soulful vocals in this song, accompanied by a minimalist electronic sound and captivating instrumentation, show how truly well-written this song is.

Yuno - No Going Back

Sub Pop's new roster, Yuno, released his first self recorded and produced single "No Going Back". It's a track that can't be missed due to its fresh take on a classic indie pop genre.

The Flying Stars Of Brooklyn NY – My God Has a Telephone

Aaron Frazer released this sweet gospel song under the moniker The Flying Stars of Brooklyn, NY. With help along the way from Eli Reed and some other friends, Aaron proceeds to crush this easy-listening track “My God Has A Telephone”. It’s a low key track with great harmonies and an enjoyable bass line that just lends itself perfectly to the track.

The Undercover Dream Lovers - Start Over

Matt Koenig started The Undercover Dream Lovers in early 2016 and does the production, songwriting and mixing from his bed room. The Brooklyn based project blends vibrant synth melodies with grooving bass lines. He released his EP "In Real Time" couple days ago.

Kurosuke – Snooze

Kurosuke is a project by Christianto Ario who is known as the vocalist of a local rock band, Anomalyst. His debut album contains 7 songs and 2 soundscapes. The song featured here is called "Snooze". It is most influential to be listened when you're on your own and want to enjoy your solitude.

Letherette - Woop Baby

Letherette is an electronic music production duo, consisting of Richard Roberts and Andrew Harber. Letherette's musical style often draws comparisons to Hip Hop artists (such as Madlib, J Dilla and MF Doom) and French House acts (like Daft Punk, Alan Braxe and Breakbot). Their musical production involves heavy use of sampling but also incorporates live instrumentation ranging from guitars to synthesizers and various percussion instruments.

Frank Ocean - Moon River

Brave decision from Frank Ocean to cover a song which his fans probably not recognize because it's more than a half-century old. Yet he did an amazing cover in his rendition of "Moon River".

The Avalanches (Bondax Remix) - Because I'm Me

The Avalanches have released their new EP of remixes for song “Because I’m Me” featuring remixes from Dâm Funk, Bondax, Moor Mother, and more. The release presents each artists’ take on "Because I'm Me", Bondax's remix is the one which caught our eye.

The Drums - Meet Me In Mexico

The Drums are releasing a new love song, “Meet Me in Mexico,” as a fundraiser to support ongoing recovery from earthquakes in Mexico. They confess how big their love for their Mexican and Mexican-American fans in this song.