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Glassetonbury, Vol. 2: Round of 32

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We’ve made it to the start of a brand new Glassetonbury tournament! 32 songs of all shapes and sizes from all parts of the globe will face off to decide which up-and-coming artist will be our second Glassetonbury champion. The winner(s) will receive a featured interview on Glasse Factory, a live set/fan Q&A hosted on Glasse Factory’s Instagram Live, a permanent spot on our Glassetonbury Hall of Fame playlist, and more.

Voting for this round will close at 3:00 p.m. CST on Saturday, October 10th. Good luck to all our participants!

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:::THE MATCHUPS:::

Trust Myself” – biz colletti vs. “Closer” – Karina Magallon

Return The Favor” – Jamison x Jaime Deraz vs. “Said It Again” – Isola

Stay Clear” – Julia Gartha vs. “Let Your Trouble Go” – Amelie Patterson

Heartless” – Luxe vs. “James Crow” – Mobley

BOSS B*TCH” – MOL$ x Kame Kami vs. “Lost in You” – Curtis Lowe

Undercover” – Gabrielle Current vs. “Marilyn” – Toryia

So Nice To Meet You” – KOKO vs. “The Game” – Grey Oakes

Bleeding” – Parrotfish vs. “Michael” – KAS x BARii

Ride The Waves” – Keira Moran vs. “LMLY” – Jared Minnix x With Love

Insatiable” – Xandor x Katie DiCicco vs. “Over The Moon” – Jonny Glenn

Laundry” – NUUXS vs. “DAISY LANE – Spectoral Remix” – Kathana x Spectoral

Love OD” – Team vs. “Free Counseling” – Dre Skuffs x Passport Rav

It’s Time – Lenny Fontana Space Disco Mix” – GMGN x Saucy Lady x Lenny Fontana vs. “Fireflies in Brooklyn” – Alekxandr

Follow” – Klangkarussell x GIVVEN vs. “Magnetic” – Bashaya Soul

My Rhyme & Reason” – Skypp vs. “Energy” – The Gyrating Hips x Jenni Rudolph x Hazansky

Independence Day” – American Trappist vs. “All of My Flaws” – The Response

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Trust Myself” – biz colletti vs. “Closer” – Karina Magallon

Nashville’s biz colletti showcases her powerful, yet controlled voice with her electronic-pop ballad “Trust Myself.” Her second single of 2020, it reflects on her inability to trust her self-control. A stripped version of this song is also available here. On “Closer,” Houston’s Karina Magallon delivers her unique brand of Latin-pop over a pulsing instrumental.

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Return The Favor” – Jamison x Jaime Deraz vs. “Said It Again” – Isola

“Return The Favor” puts a spotlight on Long Island-bred vocalist Jaime Deraz as she sings about getting revenge on an unfaithful ex. It features outstanding production from Jamison, with a full sound and interesting chopped vocal effects on the hook. “Said It Again” comes from Godmode signee and Las Vegas native Isola, whose brand of dance music has been described by Stereogum as “icy and arty.”

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Stay Clear” – Julia Gartha vs. “Let Your Trouble Go” – Amelie Patterson

“Stay Clear” comes from Ontario pop singer/songwriter Julia Gartha, a Berklee School of Music graduate known for her work with Grammy-winning composer A.R. Rahman. The song sounds like it could be all over the radio, offering infectious energy and a memorable melody. Amelie Patterson‘s “Let Your Trouble Go” nails the kind of folk-meets-modern-pop fusion that artists like Maggie Rogers have made a career out of. Written in New Orleans to the beat of buskers in the French Quarter, the song is about “wishing you could hold a loved one’s burden for them.”

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Heartless” – Luxe vs. “James Crow” – Mobley

With “Heartless,” Toronto-based artist Luxe returns with his signature blend of emo and trap to create a dark, genre-bending single that fans of early Linkin Park might really enjoy. Austin, TX multi-instrumentalist Mobley‘s latest single “James Crow” lives up to his belief that “all art is political,” and it reflects on some of the horrible realities that have existed in the United States for decades over a deceptively fun indie-soul track.

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BOSS B*TCH” – MOL$ x Kame Kami vs. “Lost in You” – Curtis Lowe

“BOSS B*TCH” is the opening track from L.A. rapper MOL$‘ 2020 album “HAREM.” From the first bar, it’s a nonstop hype rollercoaster, bolstered by a percussive beat and abrasive rapping. Curtis Lowe, the brainchild of VHS Collection‘s Conor Cook, dropped the ambient synth-pop track “Lost In You” in September. Its bold production and beautiful vocals stand out as highlights of the song.

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Undercover” – Gabrielle Current vs. “Marilyn” – Toryia

Gabrielle Current’s “Undercover” is a vibey, vocally-driven slow jam of a neo-soul/R&B song showcasing the impressive level of talent that caught the attention of artists/collaborators like Kaskade and Cassian. Toryia‘s “Marilyn” lodges its way into your head within its first five seconds, and the Latvian-born, London-based model/singer’s track comparing herself to Marilyn Monroe has a memorable melody and exciting production.

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So Nice To Meet You” – KOKO vs. “The Game” – Grey Oakes

“So Nice To Meet You” comes from British electro-pop trio KOKO. After a busy year that has already featured several releases, they deliver a song that’s equal parts dark and danceable. North Carolina’s Grey Oakes paid tribute to his John Mayer influence with “The Game,” the second song from his 2020 album “Introvert.” The highlights of this brief-but-catchy song come in the background vocals and guitar riffs.

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Bleeding” – Parrotfish vs. “Michael” – KAS x BARii

“Bleeding” is the latest single from Nashville-via-Tampa band Parrotfish, and the track takes on a slightly darker, more cinematic approach than the carefree, beachy vibe one might expect from the quartet. The track features Jeena Turner on violin. On “Michael,” NYC’s KAS and New Jersey’s BARii trade bars over a haunting beat that pays tribute to the great Michael Jordan and is guaranteed to make you bop your head.

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Ride The Waves” – Keira Moran vs. “LMLY” – Jared Minnix x With Love

DC-area pop artist Keira Moran released her fourth single of 2020, “Ride The Waves,” in September. The former Frost School of Music student delivers a lighthearted pop track with bubbly energy and a light dose of tropical influence. “LMLY” is an acoustic guitar-led pop song with lots of space and some modern production from With Love holding down the foundation. It is Nashville-based artist Jared Minnix‘s third single of 2020.

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Insatiable” – Xandor x Katie DiCicco vs. “Over The Moon” – Jonny Glenn

Boston DJ/producer Xandor‘s most recent single “Insatiable” enlists the help of LA-based singer Katie DiCicco to create a high-energy pop/EDM track with intricate guitars and massive brass sounds. Jonny Glenn also represents Boston and fuses electronic influences with pop sensibilities on his single “Over The Moon.” It features some of the vocal raspiness of someone like Sam Smith but feels like a King Princess song.

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Laundry” – NUUXS vs. “DAISY LANE – Spectoral Remix” – Kathana x Spectoral

London artist NUUXS delivers a certified banger with “Laundry,” which pairs a lighthearted, piano-driven verse with a nasty breakdown of a chorus that Kevin Parker of Tame Impala would enjoy. Melbourne producer Spectoral‘s remix of Kathana‘s “Daisy Lane” brings a noticeably chiller and more stripped-back energy to the song. This mix has the type of down-tempo ambience that makes for the perfect soundtrack to a night drive down the interstate.

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Love OD” – Team vs. “Free Counseling” – Dre Skuffs x Passport Rav

“Love OD” marks the debut single from Team, a new project formed by The Mids vocalists Jack DeCraene and Andrew Fieler. The song features lavish background vocals, clean guitar tones, and mellow-yet-full production. Meanwhile, “Free Counseling” comes from New Jersey-bred rappers Dre Skuffs and Passport Rav. The lyrical, reflective track shines an important spotlight on mental health.

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It’s Time – Lenny Fontana Space Disco Mix” – GMGN x Saucy Lady x Lenny Fontana vs. “Fireflies in Brooklyn” – Alekxandr

Lenny Fontana‘s “Space Disco Mix” of the GMGN/Saucy Lady collaboration “It’s Time” takes an already-danceable song and raises the bar a notch, offering well-placed horns, emphasized electric guitars, and spacey vocal effects to create something fresh and likable. “Fireflies In London” is Alekxandr‘s second single of 2020, and it has become his most-streamed song on Spotify after a placement on Spotify’s Fresh Finds: Pop playlist. The exceptionally-produced track features an impression-making vocal performance and an intoxicating arpeggiated riff that weaves through the electro-pop soundscape like the stealthiest of ear-worms.

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Follow” – Klangkarussell x GIVVEN vs. “Magnetic” – Bashaya Soul

Salzburg’s Klangkarussell and Toronto’s GIVVEN collaborated for the second time in 2020 with “Follow.” You can definitely hear the influence of singers like James Blake and Jeremy Zucker in GIVVEN’s voice. Meanwhile, “Magnetic” is an uber-groovy funk/R&B track from Glasgow’s Bashaya Soul with a pumping bass line and clean production. It follows “Old Days” as the producer’s second single of 2020.

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My Rhyme & Reason” – Skypp vs. “Energy” – The Gyrating Hips x Jenni Rudolph x Hazansky

Skypp comes from the under-represented Indianapolis rap scene, and he makes a case for a bigger spotlight for the city with “My Rhyme & Reason.” The sixth track from his 2020 album “The Ghetto Mr. Rogerz” features thoughtful and sensitive lyrics over an upbeat, wholesome instrumental. Meanwhile, the fast-paced, dangerously funky “Energy” is the opening track from The Gyrating Hips‘ “S/T” EP, which the Los Angeles band released in August. The song features huge contributions from fellow LA musicians Jenni Rudolph on vocals and Hazansky on keys.

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Independence Day” – American Trappist vs. “All of My Flaws” – The Response

“Independence Day” is the final selection from American Trappist‘s May album “The Gate.” It features a triumphant build worth sticking around until the end to hear. Just as importantly, it lands with the brand of honest, authentic musical craftsmanship that the band’s founder, former River City Extension frontman Joe Michelini, has become known for. Meanwhile, “All of My Flaws” is the second single of 2020 from veteran New Zealand-based duo The Response. It’s a well-structured alternative-rock song with an understated, yet definitive level of musicianship. It makes sense that band members Andy and Victoria Knopp met at jazz school in Vancouver, and some of those more technical musical ideas sneak their way onto this enjoyable song.

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