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.

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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.

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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.

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.

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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.

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Following on from Azekel’s recently released ‘New Romance’ single, the London singer/producer returns with ‘Holy Matrimony’, a track that puts particular emphasis on his vocal prowess as well as his production skills. His airy falsetto rekindles memories of the mid-90′s era in soul when male vocalists were aplenty. But like most soul music today ‘Holy Matrimony’ could’ve benefited greatly by being pushed a little further to the left; it feels slightly too comfortable as is.

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The Loft follow up last month’s ‘Lying & Deceiving‘ with ‘Demon Woman’, which finds the Florida duo ensuing their foggy R&B gaze. The songs pitched down vocals is a befitting ingredient to accompany their shadowy aesthetic.

French Cuban twins Naomi & Lisa-Kainde Diaz have been signed by iconic British label XL Recordings under the moniker Ibeyi (“ee-bey-ee”), the word for “twins” within the Yoruba culture. Their debut single titled ‘Oya’, produced by Richard Russell, is a multilayered epic which finds 19 years old, Lisa-Kaïndé’s laying down some truly magnificent vocals whilst sister Naomi takes control of percussion duties and delivers some stunning backing vocals. Citing James Blake as one of their many influences, and with hints of Bjork scattered throughout, Ibeyi capture a surreal sound mirrored to perfection by the track’s eerie and strangely captivating visual. Those harmonies are pretty breathtaking.

Jamie xx is back with an adventurous new track in the form of ‘All Under One Roof Raving’. Released by Young Turks today, it follows the double A-side single ‘Girl/Sleep Sound‘ which is also lifted off his forthcoming debut album. Jamie’s distinct, future tropics sound on ‘All Under One Roof Raving’ (an ode to his love for London) that yet again cements his position as one of Britain’s best producers.

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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.

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