Now, let’s assess the best new music of the week to see what tracks are worthy of making an appearance on your ‘Recently Added’ playlist.
5. The Kooks – Down
4. Jay Electronica feat. LaTonya Givens – “Better in tune w the infinite”
The new Jay Electronica song is a beaut to say the least. An emotional orchestral intro is coupled with some sort of radio rip of a storytelling. The accompanied clapping helps the listeners envision themselves at a dinner applauding Jay Electronica reciting his rhymes in a tuxedo followed by LaTonya Givens’ soul verse. A free download is found in the description of the Soundcloud link above, and I do advise/foresee that you keep this and fall in love with it.
3. Peace and the Plutonian Noise Symphony – Gravity
This next track would easily make the same playlist of ‘chill hip-hop’ that would include the Jay Electronica track. @Peace (no, I’m not linking you to his twitter account) sings and raps over this soothingly jazzy beat, and his flow accelerates with the pace of the instruments. His verse-spitting is very reminiscent of Kendrick Lamar and Danny Brown, but his singing sounds very akin to a pitched down Syd Tha Kid. If you liked the last two tracks, I highly recommend you download the album Feel Good by The Internet, an aptly named collection of soulful hip-hop.
2. Friendly Fires & The Asphodells – Before Your Eyes
Indie dance outfit Friendly Fires (remember Jump In The Pool, Paris, and Blue Cassette?) have released a track with producers Andrew Weatherall and Timothy J. Fairplay (aka The Asphodells). This collaboration came as a result of the group of musicians convening in an east London pub to discuss collaborating on new music together. They had a plan to produce music that came from a place “outside of their respective usual musical styles”, and the product is eight minutes of hypnotic bliss with the same voice that promised us that one day, we’re gonna live, in Paris.
1. Rhodes – Your Soul
Until next time,
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