Kazakhstan spreads the musical love to your ears. SBI and MAPX contest at the end of the post. Sorry in advance for the weird capitalisation - it seems to be a trend to name songs that way.
Hot /// Crystalz - DID
CREDIT: Crystalz - DID video link
The Crystalz are back with another Q-Pop stunner. You’ll remember them from their hit track Sen Sulu. This song is so great you’ll forgive me for cheating on the time a little.
Hot /// SEVENLIGHT - Núkte
CREDIT: SEVENLIGHT - Núkte video link
The boys from seven light serve up some boy band fare aimed for a new crop of fourteen-year-old girls. Every shot in the MV looks like the beautification filters are on max and the dance moves are mesmerising. Great things are promised by this emerging group.
Hot /// Say Mo - BISHARASHKA
CREDIT: Say Mo - BISHARASHKA video link
Say Mo gets the business done in this tough girl rap video.
Hot /// BAYJiGiT - BLOW
CREDIT: BAYJiGiT - BLOW video link
Something great lurks beneath the autotuned trainwreck vocals but honestly, producer talent this good should be curing cancer. Amazing retro 80s Japanese inspired video. This must’ve been a month for songs I want to hate but somehow I just love them for their flaws. There is Dias Ablayev - Boom with a great take on American high school movies and Serik Gamza-zade & Aidana Medenova - Qarash-qarash for amiable silliness.
Hot /// The KitchenSongs - Ekeýmіzge Bárіbіr
CREDIT: The KitchenSongs - Ekeýmіzge Bárіbіr video link
Feel good rock that is exactly what you’d expect from the opening phrases of the music and scenes in the video. The Kitchen Songs have also released Bolar is bolar.
Comfort food // Indira Elemes - Feelings
CREDIT: Indira Elemes (Индира Елемес) - Feelings (Сезім) video link
Attitude that bounces along like noughties electro-pop but oh so now. A song that can be enjoyed on many levels; a simple catchy tune that isn’t intellectually challenging but with a lot of masterful touches in the production. If this song was a restaurant dish, it’d be a $100 grill cheese sandwich.
Ziruza / Зируза released Songy nukte which is gentle song with some beautiful post-pop distortion adding some emotional forboding to this track. Why just a footnote? Firstly, the song is new and it takes time for tracks like this to warm up. Secondly, Ziruza’s 24/7 is dominating the charts. Speaking of which is 24/7 and Songy nukte a love/breakup pair for young adults similar to the pairing of Qiyn/O-ngai / Қиын/Оңай and Kesh / Кеш was for high schoolers?
BIDASH’s track Jalghyzym / Жалғызым is Balzhan Bidash’s solo release post her time with supergroup KeshYOU. Other KeshYOU almuni go onto great things - though this song gets a footnote because, while being a great offering, it’s not great great.
EchoTrack /// Ayree - Show
Ayree is awesome. She’s one of those hard-working artists that releases quality track after quality track. Call me a fan. Here’s an Ayree song I think you might enjoy - it remains one of my favourites.
Until next time.
Contest /// SBI and @Steem-bounty
Choose another track from any of the artists mentioned above and let me know in the comments. All valid entries will get an upvote to earn @steem-bounty. There are three @steembasicincome prizes of 3, 2 and 1 SBI units and 13, 5 and 3 staked MAPX tokens (@map10k) for telling me what you like about the songs you find. Leave the MAPX tokens staked for free daily upvotes. I pay consolation prizes of 1 SBI or staked MAPX for all valid entries where budget allows. Contest closes when the post pays out. A tip on how to win is to find great songs that I might not have heard.
Previous Q-Pop posts
Q-Pop selection for June/July 2019
June /July 2019 SBI contest results and community choices
Q-Pop selection for April/May 2019
April/May 2019 SBI contest results and community choices
Q-Pop selection for Feb/Mar 2019
Feb/Mar 2019 SBI contest results and community choices
Q-Pop selection for Dec/Jan 2019
Dec/Jan 2019 SBI contest results and community choices
Q-Pop selection for Oct/Nov 2018
KeshYOU (КешYOU) - Q-Pop girl power