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Redinho – Square 1 (Feat. Kimbra)

Riz Ahmed collaborator Redinho picks up a big name feature from Kimbra for dark pop heater “Square 1”.

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09-13-18

Donna Missal – Test My Patience

We’re fans from the online beginning of Donna Missal. Missal propulsive alto has a star quality about it that immediately draws you in. Her reggae-tinged latest “Test My Patience” with its cinema-like dynamics and cool mood is a particularly strong showcase of that breakout/star potential and Missal’s potent voice. Listen below.

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09-11-18

Triathalon – Distant

The hazily syncopated “Distant” is new from Brooklyn risers Triathalon. A whirl of low-fi sounds and deep in the PA vocals, “Distant” earns its bread on its strong rhythmic rudder that locks the remaining components of the track to place.

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09-11-18

Henry Nowhere – Good Thing

As the Henry Nowhere hype train rolls out the station, the accumulated tracks continue to be very strong. Latest “Good Thing” is a great iteration of the Nowhere sound, on top the PA vocals riding an instrumental of warm reverb’d guitars and hushed drums. Stream “Good Thing” below.

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09-07-18

Mary Miller – H.D.

Liverpudlian Mary Miller’s debut “I Found Heaven” impressed the hell out of us with its smooth and measured blend of a wide swath of styles. Follow up track “H.D.”, featured here, is very strong and is deserving of your attention below.

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09-07-18

Disclosure – Moonlight

Bash bros. Disclosure are a very talented pair indeed and with seemingly inextinguishable aplomb fire into the September ether, the vocal-heavy house head-nodder “Moonlight”.

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09-07-18

SWANES – BPD

Toronto duo SWANES impress on the breezy and very neatly syncopated “BPD”, the follow-up to “I Hate Summer” from July.

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09-07-18

Mick Jenkins – What Am I to Do

Mick Jenkins previews Kaytranada-produced “What Am I to Do” from forthcoming Pieces of a Man project. “What Am I to Do” follows the Chicago rapper’s “Bruce Banner” from early last month and wins on its cool juxtaposition of Jenkins’ pointed rhymes to Kaytra’s vocal sample-driven midtempo instrumental.

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09-05-18