Jun 2014 23

Jamie xx is back with an adventurous new track in the form of ‘All Under One Roof Raving’. Released by Young Turks today, it follows the double A-side single ‘Girl/Sleep Sound‘ which is also lifted off his forthcoming debut album. Jamie’s distinct, future tropics sound on ‘All Under One Roof Raving’ (an ode to his love for London) that yet again cements his position as one of Britain’s best producers.

Jun 2014 20

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Many heads will be familiar with Lil Silva from his various post-grime releases and collaborations over the past few years, but a more mainstream audience were most likely introduced to him through his recent work with rising pop goddess BANKS.

Now though Silva has announced his much anticipated solo return with a new 5-track EP titled Mabel, a project which will see him push his unique talents further into the stratosphere. Silva’s new release not only signifies a huge sonic leap for him as a producer, but also introduces him as an impressive frontman singer. Take a listen to the EP’s title track below and get ready for that new extended player on August 4th – we’ve had it on repeat for a couple months now, you won’t be disappointed.

Jun 2014 19

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Beloved, award winning indie outfit Alt-J (now a three-piece) return to the fray with the first single lifted off their much anticipated sophomore album This is all Yours (September 22nd). Marking what the band herald a “new sound”, ‘Hunger of the Pine’ is a sublimely forged, exceptionally cool power epic brimming with multilayered instruments and a poetic vocal performance from lead singer Joe Newman.

… And that Miley Cyrus sample is inspired.

Jun 2014 18

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.

Jun 2014 18

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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.

Jun 2014 17

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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.

Jun 2014 17

This is Kwamie Liv, a Danish singer who draws you in with her dark and captivating menagerie of R&B. Apart from a sweltering cover of The Weeknd’sWhat You Need‘ and debut single ‘5 AM‘, there’s not much else on her. But there doesn’t need to be - ‘Follow You’ lays it down and tells you exactly who she is. UPDATE: Peek the accompanying music video here too.

Jun 2014 17

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Teyana Taylor’s G.O.O.D Music output is proving to be quite the promise. Following her gorgeous ballad ‘Sorry’ back in April, she comes through with a sexy new banger featuring Yo Gotti and Pusha T called ‘Maybe’. Undeniably, the track goes in hard, and the features work great but I can’t ignore that it is a little disappointing how alike this sounds to something Ciara could have released. Musically speaking, Taylor definitely offers a much more interesting prospect than CiCi (at this point we’ve given her more than enough chances to prove us wrong) and vocally Taylor is certainly far more gifted – so it’s a shame ‘Maybe’ doesn’t offer more originality on her part, especially with the G.O.O.D camp behind her.

All that said – I’m still here for this tune.

Jun 2014 16

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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.

Jun 2014 16

Amsterdam’s Full Crate & Mar return with a new video for their ‘Man x Woman’ single which first dropped back in January. Following a relatively extended hiatus pursuing solo projects, they’re back, armed with a new recording contract with Island Records and prepping new material. Take a look at their sexy new video featuring a bunch of morphing concrete, naked people and a rather scantily clad Mar (phwoar ladies!).

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