Dive into this little gem courtesy of The Trp (pronounced, The Trip) and Michael Tousana. Channelling a broad pallet of sounds, ‘Catching Fire’ is a super smoothed out tune, perfect to ease you into the working week. The relatively unknown trio call it “Exotic Hip-Hop” and to be honest, that’s a perfect description of what they do. Swoon over the record above, and look out for the collaborative album YAHUDA coming soon.

Dive into this little gem courtesy of The Trp (pronounced, The Trip) and Michael Tousana. Channelling a broad pallet of sounds, ‘Catching Fire’ is a super smoothed out tune, perfect to ease you into the working week. The relatively unknown trio call it “Exotic Hip-Hop” and to be honest, that’s a perfect description of what they do. Swoon over the record above, and look out for the collaborative album YAHUDA coming soon.

Fresh from giving Shivum Sharma’s ‘Flicker‘ an immaculate makeover, Warp signee kwes. dropped a video for ‘[rollerblades]’, taken from his incredible debut album, ilp. The Ian Pons Jewell-directed visual sees roller-skating champion Juan Tocino gliding around an isolated warehouse whilst miming to the track. kwes. himself, makes a short but sweet appearance its the oddly captivating video. Take a look above!

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South Londoner Shivum Sharma enchanted with his incredible bedroom demo of ‘Flicker‘, an elegant affair from last year. With a little help from producer Kwes, ‘Flicker’ is reupholstered with a beautiful assembly of delicate percussive instrumentation as  heart-warming chimes and delicate woodwind intricately cushion Sharma’s magical vocals. The record is set to be released via National Anthem March 3rd alongside another original track.

King Krule - Easy Easy (20syl Remix)

With perhaps the most unique and most recognisable vocals in music today, Archy Marshall aka King Krule’s debut 6 Feet Beneath the Moon should be revered for its distinct aesthetic.  The original and deeply introspective version of his post-punk disposition ‘Easy Easy’ compelled many last summer, and now, the track is given a refreshing makeover courtesy of French producer 20syl. Pairing a chill-wave instrumental, with its placid strum and forceful bassline, against Krule’s raw, gritty vocal is a quite honestly, a stroke of genius. If you find yourself gushing over this, check out a pretty rad remix of Kendrick Lamar’s ‘Sing That Sh*t’ here too.

Take a look at King Krule’s latest video for ‘A Lizard State’ presented by Alfred Hitchcock (obvs) and directed by Jamie-James Medina. The track is taken off Krule’s tremendous debut album 6 Feet Beneath the Moon – which still stands out as one of the most impressive albums (let alone debuts) we’ve heard in years.

Luna

You’ve heard ‘Carry Me’, now hear ‘Luna’, the latest offering from Bombay Bicycle Club’s upcoming fourth album So Long, See You Tomorrow out February 3rd. Whilst ‘Carry Me’ showcased the outfit’s darker, more daring persona, ‘Luna’ takes a sweet route, with its delectable melodies and outright beautiful soundscape. That, and the glorious backing vocals courtesy of Rae Morris are the perfect addition to frontman Jack Steadman’s distinct musings. Check out the track above, and the delightful video here!

With two promising EP’s under his belt and supporting the Haim sisters on their UK leg last month, 18 year-old singer/songwriter Callum Burrows aka Saint Raymond, is beginning to turn a few heads with his vibrant melodies and passionate lyrics. Earlier today, the Nottingham lad unveiled the music video to his latest single, the energetic and ambitious ‘Young Blood’, taken from his forthcoming EP (with the same name) out later this month. Check out the video above, along with the rest of his discography over here, you won’t be disappointed!

Introducing a new outfit from Leeds called Adult Jazz [who seemingly have very little to do with actual jazz] and their debut single ‘Springful’, which most definitely deserves a spin (or two). The skittering track jumps from beat to beat in an awkwardly coherent manner as splendid guitar riffs, intricate pop melodies and some fittingly raw, rustic vocals create the perfect pop/rock vibe. Press play and give the record a listen, you never know,  it may be your new favourite jam.

Lana Del Rey revealed her 27 minute long epic short-film Tropico last night and it may be one of the most trippiest and strangely beautiful things you’ll see all year. The Anthony Mandler directed visual sees Del Ray accompanied by model Shaun Ross in a paradisiacal garden of Eden with the likes of Elvis, Marilyn Monroe and Jesus. The clip also depicts a darker, more sinister side of “L.A.”. Littered throughout the entire experience are clips of typical Lana Del Ray montages of Americana-tinted sunsets, clouds and blooming flowers. It’s feels like a perfectly respectable way to conclude Lana’s Born to Die chapter/saga and move into her next which begins with the release of her sophomore effort, Ultraviolence – due our early next year.

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