Here’s a treat, just in time for the weekend…

SBTRKT and Sampha join forces once again with ‘Temporary View’, the instrumental of which featured on the former’s Transitions EP as ‘Resolute’. As with everything these two come up with, it’s an absolute treat. Sampha’s heartwarming vocals rise with warmth over SBTRKT’s stream of glistening electronics. No word on whether this’ll feature on SBTRKT’s forthcoming album, either way, give it a spin below!

O Boy

If you happen to stumble upon Locke’s website, you’ll be greeted by this curious image, and the following text: “it’s getting dark. save me from a world without love. all that is masculine is feminine is masculine is feminine is masculine is feminine… no one is LOCKED.Intrigued? Read on. 

‘O Boy’ is the follow up single from enigmatic NYC based artist Locke, who’s inexplicably dark and malevolent debut single ‘We Are the Prey‘ was released a couple months back. ‘O Boy’ serves a cold backdrop of sparse post-Timbaland drums guided by Locke’s eerily whispered chants (“it’s getting darker everyday, save me”). You’ll find yourself utterly drawn into this, it’s a hypnotising.

Both Oceaán and abhi//dijon have created a buzz with their delectably eloquent slices of R&B, and last week, the Maryland duo shared a beautiful rendition of the former’s ‘Need U‘. Over a sugary soundbed of shimmering echoes and a gushing bassline, Abhi and Dijon add some foggy vocals into the mix; invigorating a super chilled vibe.

Kanye West

A new Kanye West song titled ‘God Level’ produced by 88Keys, Hudson Mohawke, Mike Dean & Noah Goldstein has surfaced in a new Adidas FIFA World Cup commercial for their All In or Nothing campaign, which you can watch here. This probably isn’t the full track but take a listen to what we have so far below – hopefully we’ll get a fuller version soon because this sounds like a healthy addition to the Yeezus tracklist (it was obviously recorded during the album sessions) – an LP I still believe to be one of the best of 2013 (contrary to popular opinion). 

Bursting with groove, ‘Time’, the latest single from London’s elusive outfit JUNGLE, will sprinkle summery vibes into this rather stormy Thursday. Taken from their forthcoming self-titled debut (via XL Recordings), the track infuses all kinds of glorious sounds to form this lusciously layered, super funky jam.

jamie isaac

Following the video for his single ‘She Dried’, Jamie Isaac stirs up another heartfelt track titled ‘Mother’s Love Don’t Stretch’. The songs desolate memorandum is filled by Isaac’s stylised melody, a sunken piano and an undercurrent of ornate glitches & subtle drums. And although its clear he is an artist very much about carving his own path, parts of this brushes on the ground that sits somewhere between James Blake and King Krule.

M.I.A. has released her DIY music video for Matangi cut ‘Double Bubble Trouble’, and there’s a lot going on. Under all the hyperactive video samples of people dancing, smoking, kids playing football and selfie-taking, there’s an underlying, thought-provoking political message (duh!). Take a look.

Ben Khan’s glistening soul infused pop is difficult to resist; especially when its back up by a stellar debut EP like 1992. Today, the 21 year-old magician unveiled the BRTHR directed visual to his super vibey single ‘Youth’. Find yourself mesmerised by the graphic but gorgeous aesthetics while a story unfolds in thematic flashes.

Sidenote: We’ve been talking about Ben for nearly a year now, so its exciting to see him beginning to get support from further afield – both online and offline.

Bayou’s ‘Loopback’ mixtape is out today

London bedroom producer Bayou has dropped his debut mixtape Loopback, and it’s incredible.  Joining the likes of previously aired tracks ‘Airlock‘ and ‘Thugs‘, are Bayou’s early tracks ‘Varsity Jacket‘ and ‘Cherry Cola’ which had us swooning back in 2012. Once again those lush melodies are embraced by Bayou’s ever so delicate vocals in tracks like  ‘Speakerstax’ and ‘Drones’, whilst ‘Loopback Cotton’ encompasses a more avant-garde aesthetic.  Loopback is available to download, free of charge below:

Here’s another sweet sounding number from Brighton-based duo IYES. With ‘Toys’, the bands follow up to the MNEK co-produced ‘Breathe‘, they get all woozy with a lush dancefloor groove. Josh Christopher and Melis Soyaslanova’s impassioned vocals create the perfect ambience while bubbling synths are accompanied by a skittering beat. A full sounding track despite it being a demo.

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