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…

Jul 2014 08

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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. 

Jul 2014 08

JUNGLE have given us a break-dancing kid, a roller-skating duo and a collective dance performance in their previous clips, and now, we have two, more experienced fellas busting some moves in the music video to ‘Time’. Damn these guys can move… The duo’s self-titled debut album is out next week and can be streamed in full over at iTunes.

Jul 2014 08

After lending a hand to Drake’s ‘Hold On We’re Going Home‘ last year, Majid Jordan have unveiled the title track from their forthcoming EP, A Place Like This. The songs quietly thuggish hip hop undertone lifts the duo’s hypnotic melodies to form a wonderfully cloudy sound befitting its accompanying visual. This bumps.

A Place Like This is out July 22 via OVO Sound.

Jul 2014 08

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.

Jul 2014 08

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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.

Jul 2014 03

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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.

Jul 2014 03

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.

via FACT

Jul 2014 03

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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.

Jul 2014 03

How To Dress Well has revealed his What is this Heart? video trilogy, which follows a young in-love couple navigating the struggles of their circumstances. Directed by Johannes Greve Muskat, written by Tom Krell and soundtracked by singles ‘Repeat Pleasures’, ‘Face Again’ and ‘Childhood Faith in Love’, the trilogy unfolds into a short film about love, loss and the lengths we go to for those who we truly care for. Watch the entire trilogy from start to finish above and kudos to HTDW for creating something special here.

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