Music Week's guide to the most essential tracks of the moment.
DIPLO (FEAT. OCTAVIAN)
New Shapes (Mad Decent)
Boasting suave, smokey vocals from the Anglo-French rapper, Diplo serves up a restrained morning after meditation as he showcases a different side from his recent, six-track Europa EP.
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Extraordinary Being (Virgin EMI)
Emeli Sandé's song for the new X-Men movie is a swirl of dangerous strings and big vocals. A timely reminder for a certain spy franchise working on its 25th film...
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Half Man Half God (SharpTone Records)
Bulldozer rock and urgent electronics combine on this sledgehammer of a track heralding the band’s live dates. Moshpits, consider yourselves primed.
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Never Fall In Love (Lucky Last Records)
A ghostly fairground carousel of a love song, this haunting track from the quartet is spooky yet beautiful in a way David Lynch would approve of.
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Talk To Me (Real Life)
Lead track from the Danish Second EP (following 2016’s First), this is a heady mix of smart beats, lush melodies and frontman Søren Holm’s unique vocals.
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Freeze My Love (30th Century Records)
Having bossed the anti-folk scene as Moldy Peaches, Adam Green returns from recent film endeavours with this beautiful, swooning solo heart-stopper.
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Spontaneous (Warp Records)
This choice cut from Steven Ellison's critically lauded Flamagra album, finds Yukimi Nagano and co luxuriating in funky synths and brushed beats.
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