The Music Week Playlist: October 31, 2018

The Music Week Playlist: October 31, 2018

Music Week’s guide to the most essential tracks of the moment…

FLOHIO
Wild Yout (Alpha)

The South London MC’s new single opens with burning noise, then the beats and synths kick in for three minutes of mayhem. There are hooks too, and uncovering them is brilliant fun.

Contact Mitchell Stevens
mitch@toastpress.com

 

BEIRUT
Gallipoli (4AD)

Zach Condon trails his fifth album as Beirut with its moving title track. The LP is out on February 1, and it seems he’s locked into something special.

Contact Annette Lee
annettelee@4ad.com

 

ELLA MAI
Trip (10 Summers/Interscope)

Ella Mai’s self-titled debut hit the UK Top 20 and this slinky groove is one of its best moments. Bigger things are coming for the South Londoner.

Contact StephanieDuncan-Bosu
stephanie.duncan-bosu@umusic.com

 

MATTHEW E WHITE
No Future In Our Frontman (Domino)

Donald Trump, Matthew E White is coming for you. White has invited peers including Natalie Prass to cover this diss, with proceeds going to charity.

Contact Aoife Kitt
aoife@dominorecordco.com

 

FRIENDLY FIRES
Heaven Let Me In (Polydor)

This Disclosure co-production drops ahead of Friendly Fires’ November UK tour, and is so bright it should come with free sunglasses.

Contact Jon Wilkinson
jon@technique-pr.com

 

SAM FENDER
That Sound (Polydor)

Sam Fender in on the road next month, and his fans will soon have a new EP to learn the words to. This big-hearted anthem will be a favourite in no time.

Contact Jon Lawrence
jon@chalkpressagency.co.uk

 

DUA LIPA (FEAT. BLACKPINK)
Kiss And Make Up (Warner Bros)

How to make Dua Lipa’s viral reach even bigger? Collaborating with K-pop stars Blackpink on a giant banger of course. Ker-ching!

Contact Carl Fysh
carl.fysh@s-414.com

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