The Music Week Playlist: May 20, 2019

Skepta (Feat. Nafe Smallz)

Music Week's guide to the most essential tracks of the moment.

SKEPTA(FEAT. NAFE SMALLZ)
Greaze Mode (Boy Better Know)
The second of two comeback singles, Greaze Mode is a spacey trailer for Skepta’s Ignorance Is Bliss album (May 31), which he made in isolation to burrow deep into his psyche.
Contact Jon Wilkinson
jon@technique-pr.com

CHARLI XCX (FEAT. LIZZO)
Blame It On Your Love (Asylum)
Charli XCX is back in the game with a quaking modern pop song featuring the brilliant Lizzo. Will she drop it at BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend this week?
Contact Anna Meacham
anna@huxley.world

ED SHEERAN & JUSTIN BIEBER
I Don’t Care (Atlantic)
Ed Sheeran, Justin Bieber and Max Martin on the same song? No one’s going to buy this… Not! It’s already selling like sun cream in a heatwave.
Contact Claire Coster
claire.coster@atlanticrecords.co.uk

DISCIPLES
No Ties (FFRR)
With the group’s Luke Mac on vocals, Disciples tap into a sunshine groove, striking a balance between addled floor-filler and radio gold.
Contact Katerina Koumourou
kat@listen-up.biz

RYMEZ X STEFFLON DON
Don Walk (Virgin EMI)
Zimbabwean-born producer Rymez takes the guitar sample from TLC’s No Scrubs, forming a minimal beat for Stefflon Don to stomp all over.
Contact Karim Khan
karim.khan@lucidonline.co.uk

DIZZY
Twist (Royal Mountain Records)
The Canadians return sounding sleepy as ever on Twist, the first taste of their self-produced follow-up to last year’s Baby Teeth debut album.
Contact Jon Lawrence
jon@chalkpressagency.co.uk

LAMBERT
Mandal (Mercury KX)
From the Berlin-based composer’s new Alone EP and inspired by its titular Norwegian town, Mandal uses piano to float off into another realm.
Contact Ben Ayres
benayres@roughtraderecords.com

 

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