Jul 2014 08

Lil Silva has shared an emotive new video for his single ‘Mabel’, the title and lead track lifted off his sensational upcoming EP. It’s impossible to forget the magic feeling you had when school (finally) finished for the summer; Six whole weeks to do whatever you wanted, often (in my case, at least) spent aimlessly wondering the city on bikes with friends looking for new adventures. Silva’s new video taps into that exact notion and reminds us all of those wonderful coming of age moments…

Mabel EP is out on August 5 on Good Years.

Jul 2014 08

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Following the global success of his partnership with Hudson Mohawke, Lunice returns – finally releasing the official version of his near-mythic single ‘Can’t Wait To’. Crisp hi-hats, flossy drops and enough ignorance to satisfy the most ratchet among us. Listen below.

‘Can’t Wait To’ is out tomorrow via iTunes.

Jul 2014 03

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Before Disclosure became Billboard cover stars, they made a name for themselves by releasing a slew of 2-step inspired remixes of songs many of us loved – classic or otherwise. It seems while their debut album circle firmly winds down they’re back on the case applying “the face” to a host of new tracks which now also includes Usher’s ‘Good Kisser’. Is it better than the original? Nah, not quite but it is a nice summer-nights bubbler. Pass the Pimms.

Jul 2014 03

Make no mistake, Dorian Concept is one of the best beatsmiths around. His productions have influenced - directly or indirectly – many of the young electronic producers that emerged from the aftermath of L.A’s beat renaissance back in late naughties. But despite an extended hiatus between 2009′s classic When Planets Explode and 2011′s Her Tears Taste Like Pears EP, he returns with a brand new single called ‘Draft Culture’ and news of a forthcoming album titled Joined Ends.

Armed with a new set of tools (“The new gear was important because the MicroKorg had been my main production unit for a long time… It really tied me down to my old sound. I’ve always been a fan of reduction, so working with analogue gear was a way for me to put my focus back on playing. It feels like my first musical cycle is closing and the start of a new one”), the upcoming LP marks a new era in sound for the Austrian producer and if the lead single is anything to go by – we’re all in for a nice treat.

via FACT

Jul 2014 03

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We featured this track over on our 22Tracks channel this week, but felt it needed extra love here too – simply because it’s so effin’ cold.

19 year old Londoner Billie Black tantalises the senses with new single ‘I Don’t Need Another Lover’; Showing off her jazz-cool vocals, she is accompanied by a hard beat courtesy of Imposters. This seriously knocks and has been on very heavy rotation since it landed in our inboxes. Listen up.

Make sure you head over to our 22Tracks – a carefully curated spot dedicated to the leading-edge R&B and soul. Future shit only.

Jun 2014 20

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Many heads will be familiar with Lil Silva from his various post-grime releases and collaborations over the past few years, but a more mainstream audience were most likely introduced to him through his recent work with rising pop goddess BANKS.

Now though Silva has announced his much anticipated solo return with a new 5-track EP titled Mabel, a project which will see him push his unique talents further into the stratosphere. Silva’s new release not only signifies a huge sonic leap for him as a producer, but also introduces him as an impressive frontman singer. Take a listen to the EP’s title track below and get ready for that new extended player on August 4th – we’ve had it on repeat for a couple months now, you won’t be disappointed.

Jun 2014 19

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Beloved, award winning indie outfit Alt-J (now a three-piece) return to the fray with the first single lifted off their much anticipated sophomore album This is all Yours (September 22nd). Marking what the band herald a “new sound”, ‘Hunger of the Pine’ is a sublimely forged, exceptionally cool power epic brimming with multilayered instruments and a poetic vocal performance from lead singer Joe Newman.

… And that Miley Cyrus sample is inspired.

Jun 2014 17

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Teyana Taylor’s G.O.O.D Music output is proving to be quite the promise. Following her gorgeous ballad ‘Sorry’ back in April, she comes through with a sexy new banger featuring Yo Gotti and Pusha T called ‘Maybe’. Undeniably, the track goes in hard, and the features work great but I can’t ignore that it is a little disappointing how alike this sounds to something Ciara could have released. Musically speaking, Taylor definitely offers a much more interesting prospect than CiCi (at this point we’ve given her more than enough chances to prove us wrong) and vocally Taylor is certainly far more gifted – so it’s a shame ‘Maybe’ doesn’t offer more originality on her part, especially with the G.O.O.D camp behind her.

All that said – I’m still here for this tune.

Jun 2014 16

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Our girl Jessie Ware returns following her critically acclaimed, Mercury and Brit nominated 2012 debut Devotion with a brand new single ‘Tough Love’. Written by Jessie and produced by BenZel in New York, ‘Tough Love’ fobs off any notions of a ‘sophomore curse’, and solidifies Ware as one of our most prized talents. Exuding a newfound confidence and displaying a more fuller sound, she’s back with even more Jessie Ware-cool than before. Basically, this is the fucking shit.

‘Tough Love’ is released on PMR on August 3rd.

Jun 2014 16

Amsterdam’s Full Crate & Mar return with a new video for their ‘Man x Woman’ single which first dropped back in January. Following a relatively extended hiatus pursuing solo projects, they’re back, armed with a new recording contract with Island Records and prepping new material. Take a look at their sexy new video featuring a bunch of morphing concrete, naked people and a rather scantily clad Mar (phwoar ladies!).

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