The Music Week Playlist: January 15, 2018

The Music Week Playlist: January 15, 2018

Barking (Polydor) 

After its video launched on GRM Daily last year, Ramz’s low-slung jam has lodged itself in the singles chart Top 10. A huge start to 2018 for South London’s Ramone Rochester.

Contact Imran Malik

Justin Timberlake
Filthy (RCA)

JT is bringing sexy back. The singer’s gyration-ready comeback comes with panting samples, wobbly bass and lyrics about “cages” and “beasts”.

Contact Sarah Hall

Nina Nesbitt
Somebody Special (Cooking Vinyl)

Nesbitt says this groove-heavy new track relays the early days of new love, “drinking cheap cider… or sitting at home in your tracksuit”. Fantastic.

Contact Vicky Dowdall

Rae Morris
Push Me To My Limit (Atlantic)

February brings Rae Morris’ second LP, Someone Out There. Over three dramatic minutes, this latest drop builds a tension that never quite snaps.

Contact Harriet Brampton

Kendrick Lamar (FEAT. SZA)
All The Stars (Aftermath/Interscope)

This first cut from the promising
Kendrick-produced OST for Marvel’s new Black Panther flick is oddly smooth, but what will the rest be like?

Contact Stephanie Duncan-Bosu

Big Wilma (The Leaf Label)

Alongside new project Insecure Men, Saul Adamczewski is busy with Warmduscher, too. This is like a slap round the chops with a cheese grater.

Contact Thea Hudson-Davies


Erasure (Merge)

Taken from the North Carolina vets’ 11th album, this ball of fuzz features Waxahatchee’s Katie Crutchfield and The Magnetic Fields’ Stephin Merritt.

Contact Alex Cull

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