Best Of: January 2018 | Article by Indie Accent

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Best Of: January 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.


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Geo - Better (Feat. Gabriela Francesca & Rec Max)

GEO is beatmaker/multi-instrumentalist from LA who has started to publish his songs since last year through his SoundCloud page. His collaboration with Gabriela Francesca & Rec Max resulting this moody atmospheric electronic song.

Mardial Feat. Ramengvrl - Digital Love

Mardial seeks to create electronic and rap music and trying to blend the gap between the two. "Digital Love" is an ideal example. This track is beyond the comfort zone for him and Ramengvrl as well. The beat is deceptively simple, playful and warped. Ramengvrl, has a casual confidence with a flow and cadence that's kind of suite the lyrics about simplicity of love in this digital era.

Mons Vi - Want Me Too

With lo-fi indie genre, Mons Vi asserts that he creates most of his music inside his bedroom. “Want Me Too” comes from ‘Mons Vi Bootlegs, Vol. 1 (B-sides Compilation)’ which was released in October 2016.

Mellow Fellow – Dancing

"Dancing" is an easy-listening slacker pop / dream wave song from Mellow Fellow. This pretty minimal track shines brightly with its accessibility within its simplicity.

Manganas Garden - Genesis

Gothenburg-based Manganas Garden has similar sound to other indie rock bands with a funky vibe, blend of the two elements are shown in this song “Genesis”.

Tambourine - Sunny Side

Tambourine makes an impactful impression with their single “Sunny Side”. The catchy instrumental provides a steady and slightly upbeat psych feel.

Porches - By My Side

We agree with Pitchfork about Porches's latest album, they said "The House, the third studio LP to Porches’ name, furthers the exploration of the tension between how you’re seen and how you feel, but never quite locks into the kind of groove that made Pool so satisfying." But "By My Side" is the most enjoyable song on the album for us.

Klav + RL - You Make Me Feel Like

Klav released her single "You Make Me Feel Like" back in 2017. This song is a warm, embracing electronic music, containing a smooth vocal and gorgeous composition that leaving you wanting more.

Kali Uchis Feat. Tyler, The Creator - After The Storm

This song marks the third collaboration of Uchis and Tyler, after Tyler first joined her 2012 mixtape Drunken Bubble and Uchis appearance in Tyler’s latest album Flower Boy. “After the Storm” is one of the best collaboration song we get at the beginning of this year.

Mr Jukes - Ruby

Mr Jukes – the moniker of Bombay Bicycle Club frontman Jack Steadman – is soul-fused, jazz, and funk project from him which has already dropped one studio album "God First". The song “Ruby” is one that we play repeatedly this month, the overall music is kinda remind us of Bombay Bicycle Club. For you Bombay die hards, this is for you.

Peggy Gou - It Makes You Forget

The Berlin-based Korean DJ first broke through in 2016 with her excellent ‘Seek For Maktoop’ EP, in 2018 they released a single "It Makes You Forget". We don't understand a single word of the lyrics but we guarantee this song will stuck in your ears just like it did to ours.

Sampha - (No One Knows Me) Like The Piano

“(No One Knows Me) Like The Piano” is taken from his 2017’s album “Process”. His soulful vocals layered above a delicate piano sound is all you need to hear on a cold rainy day.