Jul 2014 16

HEL made quite the impression back in May when they dropped ‘BODDLE‘, a mere teaser for what was to come… THIRSTY, the debut EP out July 21, is the result. The four-track project sees the Swedish hip hop trio back up their clever lyricism and unique flow with crisp, lush beats and sugary melodies.

Jul 2014 16

Still just a teen, Swedish rapper Yung Lean first caught our attention a year ago when he dropped his stellar debut mixtape Unknown Death 2002. Since then, he’s continued to deliver the goods, most recently ‘re-charge’. A mellow, slow burning beat holds things together as Lean reflects on life. Listen up.

Jul 2014 15

Låpsley created a buzz earlier this year with the elegant ‘Station‘ which she continued with her latest single ‘Painter (Valentine)’. Today, the 17 year old singer/producer revealed the Harvey Pearson directed music video to the delicate and ethereal track,  following a couple facing their problems. This is some promising stuff, take a look up top. 

Jul 2014 15

Following the success of his Would You Like a Tour show earlier this year, coupled with the unanimously positive reception of last year’s Nothing Was the Same, Drake has announced the title of his next album. As reported by Billboard, and even though recording has yet to begin, Drizzy’s fourth LP will be titled Views From the 6. This follows yesterday’s announcement that OVO Sound will also be dropping PARTYNEXTDOOR’s second full length PARTYNEXTDOOR Two as well as Majid Jordan’s debut EP Place Like This later this month on July 29. That’s a lot of OVO.

Jul 2014 15

R&B crooner PARTYNEXTDOOR teams up with Drake on ‘Recognize’, which is lifted off his forthcoming project, PARTYNEXTDOOR Two out dropping July 29. With a smooth, melodic vibe and an infectiously catchy hook (“You got niggas and I got bitches“), the track sees both Canadians go in on the moody, atmospheric beat. There’s more on the way, stay tuned.

Jul 2014 14

TDE songstress SZA shared a new double video for Z track ‘Julia’ which also ties in a preview of the previously unheard, ‘Tender’. In the video, the singer presents a vibrant and playful persona for the former track whilst a  dark and eerie mood is captured in the latter. The best of both worlds…

Jul 2014 14

If you aren’t already, familiarise yourself with Worcestershire-based songsmith astronomyy, and his own refreshing brand of R&B. It’s been a year since his delectable debut ‘Don’t Need U‘ graced the internet, but his latest track, ‘U Make Me Feel Good’ is equally vibey. The rich guitar tones and that silky soft voice are real smooth. Look out for There For U, the debut EP out July 28.

Jul 2014 09

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!

Jul 2014 08

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!

Jul 2014 08

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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