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5@5: A morning playlist featuring MSQRD and Mike Mago

Discover five new songs by artists you’ve probably never heard of until now.

Photo: Courtesy of the artist

 

Mike Mago
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Raised On TV – Caroline (Submission)

As most bands and billion dollar businesses form (Apple and Amazon), Raised On TV started in a garage. Within the lyrics of the music, the lead vocalist can’t tell whether he’s dreaming or not. Watch the official visual for ‘Caroline’, a song by Los Angeles musical trio Raised On TV that has the same name as my older sister. Let the group know if they are hallucinating or if it is a reality. It’s from the band’s second full-length called, ‘Season 2’.


MSQRD – Digabon (Submission)

Have you ever heard someone say, ‘You better get out and get something’? Well, that’s the vibe the Moombahton producer squad MSQRD created with their explosive dance track ‘Digabon’. It’s the kind of new track that a DJ could add to their set after a mainstream release; No one will mind or notice that it isn’t by the hands of a larger-than-life name.


Assassins – Time Away (Submission)

Have you never stood next to the amp at a music venue as a performance occurred? It does things to your ears that your brain doesn’t like, but it feels good—depending on the type of person you are. Keeping the vibes high, Melbourne, Australian musical group Assassins blow us away with the roaring record, ‘Time Away’. Everyone needs their space, whether they can communicate it to the world or not. Others don’t want to let you out of their sight because you may stray. You’ve got to be careful with me, though. A break for me is finite. I don’t have the time nor do I enjoy partialness or indecisiveness. For the zodiac freaks out there, I have a Leo rising (whatever that means). Listen to the second single from their new EP called, ‘Confidence’ below.


Mike Mago – Wake Up (Radio Edit) (Submission)

Do as the vocals on the House record suggest. Wake up next to the one you love. Life is short. Play this Mike Mago cut loud. We’re unsure of the identity of the featured vocalist, but her range is admirable.


Felix Cartal & LIGHTS – Love Me (Submission)

“We’re [literally] the only two people involved in this song. I wrote an instrumental. LIGHTS wrote an initial lyric idea. We refined the chorus and arrangement together,” says Canadian producer Felix Cartal. He has enlisted Lights to bring his new single ‘Love Me’ to life.


Written by Richardine Bartee

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