We Are Shining show up in a corner shop to perform their afrofuturisic new funk-opera ‘Hot Love’ while hypnotic beauty and rising model Adwoa Aboah loses herself on the desolate streets of North-East London. The duo (formally known as The Shining), made up of Morgan Zarate and Acyde, create a cacophony of juxtaposed sounds melding the worlds of fusion-jazz, gospel, and bluesy-electronica into their own warped version of reality. You’ll be singing this all day.

SBTRKT has finally revealed details on the follow to his shifting self-titled debut album; Released on September 22nd, the new album will be titled Wonder Where We Land. The albums first single ‘New Dorp. New York’ (above) is an ode to the Big Apple and features Vampire Weekend front-man Ezra Koeing – and what a way to kick things off - you hear that funk?

The new record boasts a pretty star-studded line up with contributions from Sampha, Jessie Ware, A$AP Ferg, Chairlift’s Caroline Polachek, Denai Moore and Raury amongst others. Full tracklisting after the jump.

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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!

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…

Whilst we’re still well and truly in the dark regarding that Jai Paul album, his brother Anup or rather A. K. Paul, has been quietly offering his own sounds up to the likes of Jessie Ware (‘Devotion‘), Sam Smith (‘Nirvana‘) and most recently London songstress Nao (pictured). ‘So Good’ has a fresh and futuristic feel to it, with choppy electronics setting the funk/soul mood under Nao’s sensual vocals. Listen up and while you’re at it, check out her debut single, ‘Back Porch‘ too.

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Our girl Jessie Ware returns following her critically acclaimed, Mercury and Brit nominated 2012 debut Devotion with a brand new single ‘Tough Love’. Written by Jessie and produced by BenZel in New York, ‘Tough Love’ fobs off any notions of a ‘sophomore curse’, and solidifies Ware as one of our most prized talents. Exuding a newfound confidence and displaying a more fuller sound, she’s back with even more Jessie Ware-cool than before. Basically, this is the fucking shit.

‘Tough Love’ is released on PMR on August 3rd.

Although the name Purple Ferdinand may not widely resonate with people from around the world, this wonderful young lady has been steady on the London live circuit for quite some time, quietly building her army of eclectically-cool followers. Of course we’ve loved her from time. But with the arrival of her new single it feels like the tide may be about to change for London’s most musical tattoo artist. Ukulele in hand and donning a pink (hopefully faux) fur jacket with body art exposed, Purple delicately performs her beautiful new single ‘Birds’ via her new portrait video.

Following the magnificence of his London EP, enigmatic singer OFEI is back with ‘Wow’, the first single from his second project. True to its name, the track wows as layer upon layer of rich percussive goodness is poured over those golden, silky vocals that we’ve been swooning over for so long.

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!

22tracks

22Tracks have just relaunched their site with a brand new, exquisitely designed player and improved iPhone app. Heralded for its simplicity both in concept and design, 22Tracks is a curation platform devoted entirely to music discovery. The site, cultivated by specialist tastemakers and DJ’s, offers a fully immersive experience into new sounds across 22 genres from key European hubs like Amsterdam, Brussels, Paris and of course London (Berlin and U.S cities to follow). Each playlist is updated with five new songs every week.

Over the past two years PinBoard has been at the helm of London’s soul/R&B channel, a space we devote to the genres leading-edge. As with our own platform we carefully curate our playlist to expose artists and sounds that fracture the traditional.

Head over to 22tracks.com now, check out all the channels up for grabs and make sure you download their brand new free iPhone app.

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