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Our beloved home girl Jessie Ware comes through with the second single taken off her forthcoming sophomore album titled ‘Share It All’. The sultry ballad, co-written by Romy Madley-Croft of The xx, sees Ware apply her airy vocals tenderly around a soft bed of padded drums and muted synths. Most excitingly though is that it feels like ‘Share It All’ further shows off Jessie’s growing confidence, her vocals on this record feel more beautiful and poised than ever.

Having melted our hearts with her debut single ‘Touch‘ earlier this year, Shura returns with ‘Just Once’. The songs warm, endearing tones are softened by its simplistic and fluid production; it really feels like a perfect pop song.

London trio JUCE come out with ‘Burning Up’, a delightfully vibrant summer jam dedicated to sun soaked days in the city. Having recently signed to Island Records, the group present a colourful soundbed of gloriously groovy melodies and catchy lyrics in an ode to the summertime in London. These girls, just don’t disappoint!

Haim are currently working on the follow up to 2012′s Days Are Gone, but while we wait, the sisters have shared a reworking of ‘My Song 5′ which features the Trap Lord himself, A$AP Ferg. The clattery instrumentation and menacing drums are given a refreshing edge as Ferg’s verse gives it that extra kick. Give it a spin below!

Jessie Ware’s new video for ‘Tough Love’ has just arrived. While i’m not entirely sure what exactly is happening here, I do slyly enjoy the 80′s drama it appears to evoke. Not necessarily the video I envisioned for this single but thankfully the track is good enough to sustain it…

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Usher teams up with Pharrell once again to deliver yet another showstopper, named this time as ‘She Came to Give It To You’. It’s no ‘U Don’t Have to Call’ – which is a real shame - this is a smoother, more refined and even more MJ-inspired affair (lest we forget ‘U Don’t Have to Call’ was originally penned for the King of Pop). Raymond’s performance once again proves that while others wane, some vocalists only get better and better with time. ‘She Came to Give It to You’ features a solid verse from Nicki Minaj – you know when’s not singing those ridiculous tween hooks, she’s a beast. Listen up. 

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.

This is Youceff Yunque Kabal aka YUS, an independent musician based in Phoenix, Arizona. Below, is his dazzling sophomore effort, Talisman, which is out today through his very own Manneken Records. Combining elements of bubbling pop melodies with some snazzy electronics, the record shows of YUS’ flair for sweet sounding psychedelic, lo-fi sounds – especially on tracks like ’20 Million’ and ‘Zzz’. Stream the entire record below, it’s brilliant!

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Brother/sister duo BROODS continue their glorious run of pop hits with ‘Mother & Father’, the lead single from their debut album out later this year. This might just be their best track to date, it’s thick with layers of slick synths driven by thumping drums and great vocals.

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London producer/vocalist Leo Kalyan recently dropped ‘Breathe‘, a light n’ murky number but now he’s teamed up with our boy MNEK and Karma Kid on his new single titled ‘Over You’. Despite the emotional sentiment behind the track, this is another breezy single that exudes a perfectly seasonal mood. Nicely done.

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