Q1 2019 Music: Westwood Recap

Time flies, can you believe April is almost over already? The first quarter of 2019 was packed with great releases but we know you are a busy bunch so we wanted to give you a rundown of you may have missed! 


The year started strong with a brand new single by Moontricks entitled Wood For The Trees, a beautiful single capturing the soul of the countryside through lovelorn vocals and folkstyle instrumentals. January closed out with Kraak & Smaak’s remix of The Funk Hunters’ jam Party Rockin, as well as the debut EP by MAML In Orbit.

February was equally captivating, with the release of Shylow’s new EP Magic which featured the song Blind, an ethereal blend of synthwave and melodic bass. It was also supported by MrSuicideSheep, receiving a raving 9/10 review on Mixmag.

Defunk’s All Over Again rounded up the month of love, along with A.Skillz’s first original single in almost 3 years Track Pant Thing, and the groovy sounds from various artists on Westwood X’s compilation X’s Vol. 1.

March saw the release of two remix compilations and two wistful singles including Moontricks’ Hellhound and Maha Quest’s You Can Try. The remix album of Stickybuds’ Take a Stand featured A.Skillz’s unforgettable glitch hop rework of The Firestarter. The Funk Hunters’ Typecast remix compilation, which dropped on the album’s anniversary, kicked off with AHEE’s deep bass remix of the fan-favorite single Hands Up (Raise Your Fist), breathing new fire into an already high-energy track.

That about wraps it up for the first quarter of 2019. If you’ve still got some catching up to do, check out our recap playlist. And stay tuned for what we’ve got in the works!


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