Famed electronic music producer, and underground dubstep titan Burial has just dropped a new EP titled Rival Dealer, which is streamable on the Hyperdub Records YouTube channel. Hear the title track above, and you can hear the two remaining songs here and here. Pick up a copy of this new EP over here. Enjoy!
Bristol rapper ThisisDA packs a lot in a short amount of time with new single “Unstoppable.” The track last only a minute and a half, but features a sweet, jazzy instrumental from Ecstra Kool and a compelling set a bars from ThisisDA (a teetotal himself), detailing a man in a troubled relationship with an alcoholic girlfriend.
“Unstoppable” is further evidence that the young MC has a keen ear for beats and a gift for storytelling. However, it will not be on ThisisDA’s upcoming debut album Super Arkane, which is due out later this month.
On M.I.A.’s latest record, the UK-based rapper, singer, and producer takes a small step away from the noisy production that made her last record so bombastic, but still manages to deliver a series of smart, infectious, and wild banger-style party tracks.
Ab-Soul has hopped on a remix of Scottish singer-songwriter Emeli Sandé’s 2012 single “My Kind of Love.” This remix was dropped in conjunction with the single’s belated US debut, just this week. Thankfully, Ab-Soul’s strong flow and mature bars have made the wait well worth it. Give it a listen above!
Filmmaker Nick Rutter has entrusted the score of his latest project, a short called Chrysalis, to Essex-based electronic musician and Brainfeeder affiliate, Lapalux. Above, you can stream a standalone version of his lush composition, titled “Gold,” which features a lovely vocal contribution from London’s Jassy Grez. Or, you can listen to it in the context of Rutter’s short below. Enjoy!
Once again, a new Arctic Monkeys album is lost on me. While some may find the band’s easygoing rock instrumentation and singer-songwriter Alex Turner’s supposedly clever and humorous lyricism to be entertaining, AM is just another move closer toward making the most cold, calculated, and tame rock music imaginable.
Lyrics from the album provided by Rock Genius:
1. Arctic Monkeys – Do I Wanna Know Lyrics
2. Arctic Monkeys – R U Mine? Lyrics
3. Arctic Monkeys – One For The Road Lyrics
4. Arctic Monkeys – Arabella Lyrics
5. Arctic Monkeys – I Want It All Lyrics
6. Arctic Monkeys – No. 1 Party Anthem Lyrics
7. Arctic Monkeys – Mad Sounds Lyrics
8. Arctic Monkeys – Fireside Lyrics
9. Arctic Monkeys – Why’d You Only Call Me When You’re High? Lyrics
10. Arctic Monkeys – Snap Out Of It Lyrics
11. Arctic Monkeys – Knee Socks Lyrics
12. Arctic Monkeys – I Wanna Be Yours Lyrics
King Krule gives us yet another peak at the forthcoming 6 Feet Beneath the Moon. The UK singer-songwriter was teased us with one forlorn song after another, fronted by his deep, emotive, melancholy vocals. This particular track feels a little less minimal than some of what we’ve heard thus far, though. “Neptune Estate” features some spacious pianos set against a sharp, revered drum loop. There are some odd sound effects and beautiful horns that lift the track’s spirits as it progresses, bringing some real soul into the picture. Enjoy, and look for King Krule’s full-length debut on 24 August via XL Recordings and True Panther Sounds.
UK electronic music producer Mark Pritchard has a new track out simply titled “1234.” The beat has a nice choppiness to it, but guest act Ragga Twins lends the instrumental a pretty smooth, groovy jungle esthetic, as well. Enjoy!
“1234″ will be featured on Pritchard’s upcoming EP Lock Off, which is scheduled for release on September 2 via Warp.