CODE Picks of the Week: Banks, Henry Fong, Sam Smith, And More


John Michael

Banks, “Brain” [Harvest]

With production courtesy of Shlomo, “Brain” becomes yet another intoxicating perfume from the singer we still can’t get enough of.

Henry Fong, “Stand Up” [OWSLA]

Buzzy newcomer drops a bomb on Skrillex's OWSLA. It's got festival-sized taste with none of the guilt.

Sam Smith, “Money On My Mind” (Le Youth remix) [Capitol]

LA producer adds some (more) swag and some cherry funk to dear Sam’s ode to issues that define the hip-hop economy.

A-Trak & Cam’ron, “Humphrey” [Fool’s Gold/Poppington/Dipset]

Further exploring A-Trak’s fascination with the sounds of the ‘70s, this time with less disco and more soul on this profanely quick rap track.

Zak Waters, “Over You”

Recalling the best of Owl City but adding some twee-pop dancehall beats, Waters plays with dynamics and rhythm on this bouncy electro-pop synth jam.

Kelis, “Jerk Ribs” (Mount Kimbie remix) [Ninja Tune]

This is an atmospheric combination of vocalist and remixer that has only happened because Kelis has signed to Ninja Tune and it’s evidence that was a good decision.