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Cherub – Doses and Mimosas
We heard this song as a soundtrack to a video and thought it was ‘Dosas and Mimosas’ at first. Which could either be an odd combination or really really good. Haven’t tried it yet so can’t report on that, but this is a fun song for your playlist.

Sam Smith – Safe With Me
I was expecting some mellow R&B but this turned out to have a lot of movement within the laid back arrangement. If I was being geeky about it, I’d say it’s in the list because of a very well put together bottom end. It’s got some solid bass y’all! Check it out.

The Naked and Famous – Hearts Like Ours
I only discovered this New Zealand band last year, which means their massive hit Young Blood is like a brand new song for me. I hear it all over the place but I’m not sick of it. Hearts Like Ours is an actual new song by the band and it’s no Young Blood but I like the vibe they’ve got going so it’s on my list this week.

The White Stripes – Seven Nation Army (Glitch Mob Remix)
This one is from a few years ago and I always keep it playing when it turns up on random on my playlist. A super distinctive riff, taken to the next level by this very smooth remix.

Tribute To Mike Shipley
Legendary mixing engineer Mike Shipley died last week and tributes have been pouring in from his peers and fans. The songs he worked on were a big part of my early musical discovery and I was sad to hear of his passing. Over a 30 year career he worked with acts like Queen, AC/DC, Def Leppard, Shania Twain, Barenaked Ladies, Aerosmith, Van Halen, Maroon 5, My Chemical Romance and Alison Krauss to name a few.
I’ve chosen three songs from his discography that demonstrate his range and reach. RIP Mike “Bat Ears” Shipley.

Def Leppard – Hysteria

Andrew WK – Party Hard

Shania Twain – You’re Still The One