Roosevelt – Montreal
Roosevelt blew our minds back in 2012 with the release of “Sea” and “Soleil”. I’m not going to try and fit his sound into a particular category, but if I had to I’d classify him as electro-pop by default. His most recent EP, Elliot, transitions from a dreamier tone to one more reliant on the heavy bass. Not that there’s a problem with that if he continues to put out tracks as killer as “Montreal”. Its easily got one of the nicest, funkiest bass lines of the year — quite reminiscent of Toro y Moi’s “Still Sound”. All we can do now is cross our fingers that Roosevelt keeps the momentum going with a full length record sometime this year.