4PM In London (#Merky)
“Fuck that, I’ll drop another banger/Get another plaque”. Clearly, Stormzy is still on his hot streak. Spitting over the beat from Drake’s 4pm In Calabasas, he nods to J Hus and hints about his new record.
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No Harm (XL Recordings)
Muffled beats and slippery electronics characterise another hot new one from Norwegian duo Henriette Motzfeldt and Catharina Stoltenberg.
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First Aid Kit
It’s A Shame (Columbia Records)
First Aid Kit return with the message that there’s no point in moaning about the past. Set to a sweet melody, it’s enough to elicit a smile.
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I Believe In Love (Good Years)
George Van Den Broek releases Is Everything OK In Your World on October 27, this is a waltzing example of his skewed songcraft.
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Fans of Jimmy Choos will be pleased with Disciples’ lyrical reference here, while those partial to bassy dance drops will dig the chorus.
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Room In My House (BMG)
It’s like they’ve never been away. The Sheds return with a swagger, and a heavy, guitar-driven taster from upcoming LP Instant Pleasures.
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J Balvin & Willy William (feat. Beyoncé)
Mi Gente (Universal Latin)
Never mind whether Beyoncé’s
part on this remix will have a Bieber/Despacito effect, just listen to her Spanish rapping. This is awesome.
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