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.

BOOTS is back with yet another sensational track. ‘HOWL’ sets off deceptively chilled, with Boots applying a soft-toned vocal, but things quickly progress and the track catapults into a legion of thick drums and a bashment-style groove. ‘Howl’ eventually evolves into a multi-chapter R&B escapade. This feels like an elaborate counterpart to Beyonce’s ‘Haunted/Ghost’, which of course BOOTS wrote and produced. This is serious shit.

Update: BOOTS just let loose another new tune (“twos-day”) called ‘Autumn (Lude 1)’, which shows off an entirely different side to the singer/songwriter. Apparently he spits bars too. Despite Kelela’s wonderfully surprising feature, the verdict might still be out on this one; whatever the case it certainly adds another layer of intrigue to this breh.

Jacques Greene Announces Phantom Vibrate EP, Shares

Canadian producer Jacques Greene has announced a new EP titled Phantom Vibrate which is due for release on April 28th. This follows last year’s splendid On Your Side EP, which featured vocalist How to Dress Well on the EP’s stunning title-track. In conjunction with announcement Greene shared ‘No Excuse’, the first taste from the three-track project. Transcendent instrumentation is elegantly jazzed up by splashed of crashing electronics, topped by Greene’s vaporous vocals.

Information on Hoodlem is meagre and as such we’re not entirely sure if what we’re listening to is by a solo artist, a band, a duo or what. What we do know is that this new track called ‘Old Friend’ has our ears well and truly piqued. Branded as hip hop, pop and electronic, the Australian outfit takes things us on quite the musical journey – opening with angelic harmonies and giving way to crisp bit-crushed soul-claps and a quietly confident beat. File next to BANKS and Feist.

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!

Whilst rumours continue to swarm the internet regarding a certain debut album, from a certain Jai Paul, we think we may have a suitable female counterpart. Introducing Dutch songstress Sevdaliza, whose debut single ‘Clear Air’ is very interesting. While listening to this, you’re reminded of Jai’s ‘Genevieve‘ – recalling it’s playful instrumentation and ghostly vocals. Something about this feels special. Check the songs video here too.

Remember when music videos were full of digital fantasies of the future with sci-fi TV screens and metallic blue/grey walls? And remember when folk used to sing from random, super-modern swanky hotels/apartments? This video kind of reminds me of that. Aside from the obvious – the fact that this tune is massive – the video works perfectly.

The latest to join XL Recordings, are London outfit JUNGLE. who absolutely tore 2013 apart with their infectiously jazzy  concoctions of R&B and soultronica. Their mystery around these guys is slowly fading (they initially fooled us into thinking they were a duo) as their latest track, ‘Busy Earnin’ is given the full visual treatment. The video sees a dance troop busting some moves in perfect synch to the snazzy vibes of the track. Look out for an album on the way, for now, tuck into this.


Mind blowing shit, get ready. Producer Bok Bok has teamed up with frequent collaborator and Goddess Kelela for a widely epic new single called ‘Melba’s Call’. Seething with other wordily production, its lifted into the heavens by Kelela’s uber-cool vocal stylings. Love this a lot.


Wanna hear something hyphy as fuck? Look no further than 17 year-old producer Hasta and his debut, 6-track EP that brims with elaborately constructued beats. Floral, sees the Norwegian producer incorporate lavishly rotund synths, detailed by snazzy drums – particularly prevalent on songs like ‘RSVP’ and ‘CHNL’. Hasta broadens his repetoir on the Genuine-sampled slow jam ‘Love U More’, which doesn’t feature on the EP but can be heard here.

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