After a year or so on hiatus, I've decided to restart my Track of the Day playlist, this time on YouTube. This is because I believe it'll be more accessible to more people, and will give me more choice on what I can include.
To start this off, the first track I've decided to feature is Radiate by Enter Shikari. I've been a fan of this band since my teenage years, and had the huge pleasure of hanging out with the band backstage at their two recent Tokyo gigs.
The band have come along way from their debut album Take To The Skies. While I've always been into the band, they've never been my favourites, as I've always felt their fusion of hardcore with electro has always been, while enjoyable, slightly undeveloped. I feel that on the Rat Race EP (which this track is taken from) and their forthcoming record The Mindsweep (or at least, what I've heard of it) the band have finally got the blend right, and I absolutely love it. It feels like one massive, evolving and cohesive wall of sound, which is both dense and interesting and direct and powerful.
You can buy the track on iTunes here: http://smarturl.it/ShikariRadiate
While you're at it, why not pre-order The Mindsweep now, you get three tracks straight away: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/the-mindsweep/id927652469
For more on the band, check out their official website: http://www.entershikari.com
ps if Spotify is more your thing, I am maintaining a Spotify playlist of all the available tracks, you can follow the playlist here: Sparkles*' Track of the Day.