Poliça’sJustin Vernon-assisted ‘Tiff‘ saw Nabil Elderkin direct a stunning video to accompany the airy, free flowing track. And now we’ve got an equally mesmerising remix from producer Doc McKinney, best known for his work with The Weeknd and Drake. It’s not a surprise then that the remix is dark and haunting, yet beautifully angelic with bursts of Vernon’s impeccable vocals dispersing throughout. Stream the eerie remix below and don’t forget to get Shulamith, the sophomore album out October 21st.
Whilst you’re easing into your summer recline, take a moment for this track to be in earshot. Hailing from the Numbers family, Redinho has been gearing up for his album for a while now and it seems with the release of ‘Searching’, the full player is on the cusp. Possibly taken from the new album, he brings forth a sparkling spiral of synths on a crisp snare bed which then loops his funky talkbox to help conclude. I’m sure more of his good-time 80′s influences promise to continue on the album.
X Priest X is the project of vocalist Madeline Priest and producers Chandler Strang and David Kazyk. Little can be found about the trio apart from the fact that they’re from Florida, and that they’ve concocted a sweet little number titled ‘Samurai’. The best way to describe the band is to think of a more pop variation of Grimes. The resonant beats infused with the mysterious, yet sugary vocals epitomise what is, a simply structured yet perfectly flowing song. Stream the track in it’s entirety and reminisce in its lo-fi goodness!
Inspired by iconic women like Grace Jones and Nina Simone and created in collaboration with British director Matthew Donaldson, the video for ‘Lst Ctrl’ is another fierce offering from Zebra Katz. Take a look at the carnivorous tension builder up top and grab Katz’ Drklng EP now.
Last week The Weeknd invited us to listen to his new album Kiss Land in London (the first time he’d played the album anywhere), during the playback Abel also shared his new video for ‘Belong To The World’, the second single lifted off of his debut. Appearing via Skype from Los Angeles (where he was mastering the new record), Tesfaye explained that early incarnations of the song heavily influenced the tone and mood of the entire record. The industrial production on ‘Belong To The World’ is reflective of Kiss Land’s more abrasive sound; Much of the album is focused on harsher, more electronic sounds which are centred around Abel’s soaring falsetto.
Just as we’re about gearing up to see Justin Timberlake at the Olympic Village for day 1 of Wireless, our guy drops his new single ‘Take Back the Night’ in full. You’ll remember he posted a teaser the other day, well today his officially kicks off The 20/20 Experience, Part 2 with the albums first single ‘Take Back the Night’. Timberlake, back working with long-time collaborator Timbaland, has always pushed the pop-envelope, none more so than on his sophomore album Future Sex/Love Sounds, but ‘Take Back the Night’ harkens back to the classic Off the Wall-steeze channeled on Justified - specifically his early work with The Neptunes. And remember what Questlove said…?
The 20/20 Experience, Part 2 is released September 30th.
Producer Jacques Greenereleases his new music video for ‘Faithful’, the latest single taken off his One Your Side EP, which also spawned his glorious collaboration with How To Dress Well. The video was shot and edited by TRUSST using an iPhone, Mini DV and some models. Difficult not to love this tune.
In the absence of Jai Paul, with no real word on when we’ll be hearing any new material from the equivocal Londoner, we have someone who can comfortably fill his shoes, for now. Ben Khan, a twenty year old producer/singer/songwriter gears up with some boisterous synths, ethereal vocals and throbbing bass for his debut track, ‘Drive (Part 1)’. Agreeably, it’s no ‘Jasmine’, or ‘BTSTU’ for that matter, but hey, what is?! Stream Khan’s fabulous debut single below, or peek the raunchy video here.
As part of the Bacardi Beginnings project, established electronic act Rudimental have coalesced with emerging talent Bipolar Sunshine in a challenge to write, produce, record, release and perform a new track in 24 hours. The result is a summery, groove infested track with a vibe that Toro y Moi would be pretty proud of. With a trendy jazz interjection in the latter half of the record alongside Bipolar’s jovial vocals, ‘Distance’ is a cracking summer listen. Stream the cut below.