Another week, another attack of exciting new music. Here’s our selection of the best tunes from the last seven days.
Elusive London duo Jungle unveiled their new track, “Lucky I Got What I Want” and got everyone’s ears pricked up. Smooth urban grooves and richly layered vocals make for another faultless song from the nameless pair, readying us for the release of The Heat EP on Monday.
Building on the urban jungle was the latest offering from SZA, the first female signed to TDE (Kendrick Lamar/Black Hippy’s label). “Teen Spirit” trapped us in its web of dreamy RnB with the New Jersey artist threading her sultry vocals between deep beats and crisp-clean production.
There have been some startling remixes of Lana Del Rey’s work over the past few years (personal favourite: Jamie Woon’s, “Blue Jeans”) and Mokadem has done a fine job on “Gods & Monsters”. Glassy synths drop on downbeat rhythms as the South London producer plays sensitively with Del Rey’s vocal. It’s all pretty doom and gloom, but completely encapsulating.
Sensuality runs throughout the lead track from Rainer’s upcoming EP, due for release in November. Lyrics detail the tugging and pulling of a relationship as beats pop and synths throb to off-kilter harmonies. The song’s unpredictable nature keeps you pressing refresh until you’re satisfied you’ve got your head around it – all part of its devilish allure.
Finally, Oli Bayston of Boxed In couldn’t have impressed us more on his catchy debut single, “All Your Love Is Gone”. Driving, Krautrock rhythms, gritty guitar solos and deliciously languid vocals seem to loop on forever and ever. Quite frankly, we don’t want it to stop.
Listen to our selection of the week’s best tracks below: