The Music Week Playlist: June 11, 2018

The Music Week Playlist: June 11, 2018

Charli XCX
5 In The Morning (Atlantic/Asylum)

Kicking off a summer series of new releases from Charli XCX, this is trappy, woozy and very much imbued with the haziness invoked by its title. XCX’s vocal stars amidst the bass, though.

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J Hus
Dark Vader (Black Butter)

Hus goes hard on the brass-flavoured lead track from a three-song EP released to slake the thirst of fans desperate for a follow-up to his Common Sense debut.

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The Rover (Matador)

Paul Banks and co emerge back into the light of day with a stomping introduction to Marauder, their incoming sixth record (out August 24).

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Rex Orange County & Randy Newman
You’ve Got A Friend In Me (AWAL)

Teenager Rex Orange County’s talent continues to entice, even on a collaboration with a 74-year-old songwriting legend. Unlikely, but good.

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Little (Drilla Records)

The South London-based MC wrestles with maturity on new joint Little, where mazy production affords his bars optimum space.

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Jonas Blue (feat. Jack & Jack)
Rise (Virgin EMI)

Streaming monster Jonas Blue comes up with more clubbers’ catnip on this collab with Nebraska duo Jack & Jack. Catchy to the point of combustion.

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AJ tracey (feat. Not3s)
Butterflies (AJ Tracey)

West and East London combine as AJ Tracey teams up with fellow rising rapper Not3s on an airy new track with some big time summer flutter.

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