Drippy (Union IV Recordings)
The lead track on IAMDDB’s Flight Mode Vol. 4 EP (out now) sees the Manchester genre-hopper twisting an R&B beat into improbable shapes. You can’t really hum it, but it’s brilliant.
Contact Monique Wallace
079ME (Columbia Records)
The East Londoner follows Gold-seller Jumanji by weighing up the benefits of modern romantic communication over a breezy club-ready beat.
Contact Abisola Oke
The Joy Formidable
The Wrong Side (Hassle Records)
Premiered on BBC Radio 1 by Huw Stephens, The Wrong Side is a crunching, crashing preview of new album Aaarth (September 28).
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Bondax (feat. Andreya Triana)
Real Thing (Recur Recordings)
Manchester duo Bondax dial down the BPM in favour of something more soulful for this first single from debut album Revolve, due in September.
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Seventeen (Saddle Creek)
Here’s a real gem from Kentucky-based finger-picker Sarah Beth Tomberlin, whose billowing debut LP At Weddings drops next month. Could be massive.
Contact James Parrish
Polaroid (Method Records)
“Life gets dumber and dumber as the drugs get moreish,” spits Slowthai on another dark-hearted banger. His arsenal of hits is growing.
Contact Annabel Crowhurst
Nile Rodgers & Chic
Till The World Falls (Virgin EMI)
The Hitmaker tees up his first album in 25 years with a gleaming, modern disco monster featuring Mura Masa, Cosha and Vic Mensa.
Contact Katerina Marka