Music Week's guide to the most essential tracks of the moment.
On this light and breezy return, studio wizard Kevin Parker aims for disco and ends up somewhere slower and more addled, seemingly after dozing off for a bit. The drums are brilliant.
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Starry Night (Gudu Records)
Peggy Gou’s first release on her own label has a bassline that stalks by like an angry peacock. Sun-bleached keys balance things out nicely.
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Do Me Dirty (Charlie) (Innovative Leisure)
Make room in your life for Pinky Pinky and their chiming indie hits. The Los Angeles trio hit the UK for the first time in May.
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STEEL BANGLEZ (FEAT. AJ TRACEY & MOSTACK)
Fashion Week (Gifted Music)
We all like clothes, but few like them as much as AJ Tracey, who hooks up on this chilled out rap track with fellow threads fans Steel Banglez and Mostack.
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I Could Get Used To This (Polydor)
Thanks to Becky Hill’s voice, I Could Get Used To This is injected with palpable emotion, elevating it above your run of the mill dance record.
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RUSS SPLASH X TION WAYNE
Keisha & Becky (Virgin EMI)
Russ Splash teams up with Tion Wayne to fling bars over a languid, minimal beat on a song that adds more weight to his chances of breaking big.
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CATE LE BON
Daylight Matters (Kemado Records)
Cate Le Bon introduces new LP Reward (May 24) with this wintry waltz. Her repetitions of ‘I love you’ help thaw the icy atmosphere with melody.
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