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Following the splendid ‘Word’s I Don’t Remember‘, How To Dress Well shares another gem from his forthcoming new album What is This Heart? out June 23. ‘Repeat Pleasure’ finds the perfect equity between hazy aerial soundscapes and heartfelt melody as it sees Tom Krell expressing that exquisitely tuned falsetto. This material feels a lot more refined this time around; it’s fuller and more colourful. Take a listen below, and check out the tracklist for What is This Heart? after the jump.

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17 year-old Atlanta rapper Raury turned heads with his genre-bending debut ‘God’s Whisper’ a few weeks back. Citing the likes of Kid Cudi and Andre 3000 as his influences, Raury manages to blend the raw, rugged flow in his verses with the swooping indie atmospherics to perfection. The accompanying video sees the artist/songwriter/producer at a bonfire in his hometown neighbourhood; donning a nifty, wide-brimmed floppy hat. There’s a full-length long player on its way too, it’s called Indigo Child, watch this space.

After announcing the release of their debut album, So It Goes, RATKING team up with label-mate King Krule on this album cut called ‘So Sick Stories’. The track, along with the Eric Yue-directed visual, sees the boys in their element as they do their thing over a smoothed out, slightly jazzy beat, whilst roaming the streets of New York.

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British producer Evian Christ has shared a stream of his latest EP ahead of its March 18 release on Tri-Angle. Featuring four new tracks, Joshua Leary’s mind still seems to be occupying the space it was in during his Yeezus experience. Truth is ‘I’m In It’ is child’s play compared to these grimacing rap beats. Built on industrial 808′s, icy snares and with enough aggro to warrant a few rounds on GTA – our guy is not fucking around.

Head over to his website for a full stream.

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However overlooked ‘Stranger in Moscow’ is amongst Michael Jackson’s iconic discography, it survives as one of his most haunting classics. Taken off Jackson’s double-disc HIStory album, the ballad has amassed a near cult-appreciation since its release in 1996; the portrait of loneliness MJ paints in that song (and its unforgettable video) is eerily tangible. His performance is flawless.

It feels befitting then that an emotive band like Tame Impala felt inspired enough by the song to cover in such a delicate and respectable way. Impala’s softly curated palate of padded drums, coiling synths and echo-soaked vocals gives an exciting new dimension to Michael’s near-mythic original. This is wonderful.

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Devileyes is the new mixtape from London duo We Are Shining. The tape features 8 brand new song including ‘Devileye’, which we featured on 22Tracks, ‘Hey You!’ and ‘Wheel’ featuring Roses Gabor. Steeped in sound clash experimentalism, each song is a sprawling insight into the minds of both Acyde (yes sir!) and Morgan, known collectively as We Are Shining. Through an in-depth understanding of broken groove, kaleidoscopic beats and colourful textures – everything here sounds remarkably on-point.

Download Devileyes here.

Introducing French vocalist/producer Talos, and his dreamy debut single ‘Tethered Bones’. Taking a leaf out of SOHN’s book, and to be filed next to Gang Colours and James Blake, the ballad finds light in elegantly constructed atmosphere, while sombre synths carry an intensifying beat.

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As part of Converse’s ‘Three Artists, One Song’ project, Frank Ocean, Diplo and The Clash team up to deliver, arguably, this years freshest collaboration titled ‘Hero’. This is the first we’ve heard from Frank since his impressive debut channeORANGE dropped in 2012. His distinctively velvet vocals take on another level as Diplo’s orchestration serves up the goods. Honing it at under thee-minutes, the track takes a slightly rockier route towards the end and is giving befitting anthemic climax. Listen and download below.

How To Dress Well is back!

After a couple features here and there last year, and his absolutely stunning sophomore Total Loss from 2012, Tom Krell is back with brand new material. ‘Words I Don’t Remember’ takes off where ‘Cold Nites‘ and ‘Ocean Floor For Everything‘ left us; heartbroken but in awe. Once again Tom’s sublime vocals transcend the elegant, atmospheric soundscape of the record as soft synths are carried by sweet HTDW subtitles. No word on an album yet, but this is enough for now – great to hear that falsetto again!

After dropping their brilliant self-titled EP, New Zealand duo BROODS continue their glorious run with a heartfelt video for ‘Never Gonna Change‘. Mirroring the track’s darker aesthetic, you’ll find yourself captivated and slightly confused as to what happens on screen as the brother-sister duo take you on the waterlogged journey. It’s all very bizarre, but oddly entertaining.

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