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George Michael - White Light

Released 30 years after his hit Wham Rap hit the charts, George Michael’s sensibility for dance music and his distinctive, mellow vocals combine on his latest single. Inspired by his brush with death earlier this year, there’s something for everyone, from the moody techno and deep house elements to the catchy, upbeat chorus.

Rita Ora – How We Do (Party)

You’d be forgiven for assuming Rita Ora’s new release was the work of an all-American teen queen. The British sensation’s sweet-sounding lyrics over an Eighties’ power pop beat and electric guitar chords make this the perfect soundtrack for high school students’ summer parties.

Django Django – Hail Bop

Taken from the British quartet’s self-titled debut LP, Hail Bop is more melodic than their debut single, Default. Their characteristic vocal samples and synths form the rhythm while warped surf-style guitar and monotone harmonies create a dreamy effect.