20syl – Ongoing Thing Feat. Oddisee
My first taste of 20syl, but not my first of Oddisee. A lovely track fusing the best of hip hop, skipping beats and all, with some very smooth French production.
Bonobo – Duals
The first we’ve heard from Bonobo’s Ten Tigers EP. Choppy samples, driving drums and, as ever, flawless production.
Chet Faker – Gold (Flume)
Chet Faker’s the latest to be given the Flume treatment, his crowing perfectly complimented by Flume’s pulsating synths.
The Acid – Liminal
Liminal’s been one of my most anticipated albums of the year. Equal parts Mount Kimbie, The XX, Alt-J and Thom Yorke, it represents an intriguing summation of many of the best artists of the last half a decade, blending them all into something familiar yet fresh and new.
Rustie – Attak (Feat. Danny Brown)
Honestly, I tried not to include Rustie’s latest offering, but it really is just far too good. With synths like sirens and Danny Brown spraying like a scattergun, Attak has a real feeling of urgency about it. Rustie’s music has always been fun and carefree yet this feels almost burdened with angst. An outpouring, if you will, that’s one of the most powerful pieces of music I’ve heard in a long time.
Reid – Singapore
One of many excellent tracks available for free download via XLR8R. Singapore’s hypnotic and meditative, whilst still remaining beat driven. It’s the soundtrack to a Balearic sunset if ever I’ve heard on, that moment of pause before things really kick off.