This weekend selection moves from hip hop to sludge pop to dreamy ballads through honest storytelling and provocative production. Trust us on this one.
Read and listen on below.
AY Lawson shares his own vulnerability through “Feeling Solo”, a beautifully dark narrative on self reflection and the importance in solitude.
For fans of: the Weeknd, Jessie Ware, Tim Vocals
Southern California rapper Xavier and UK producer RJ Beatz drop their most recent collaboration: “Film”. Xavier glides over the producer’s dramatic beats about his hometown and reveals humble beginnings.
For fans of: Drake, THEY., Vince Staples
The latest from Persona La Ave & Baraka, “Close My Eyes”, is a groovy, atmospheric mise en abyme.
For fans of: Kaytranada, Madlib, Cybotron
The mysterious artist behind the Chisom Oak name shares a slowly evolving, slowly disorienting “Jarring”.
For fans of: James Blake, Thom Yorke, Inc.
Paris-based producer Bluestaeb releases “Left & Right” from his upcoming album Everything Is Always a Process. Inspired by a move from Berlin to Paris and honing in on a heavy neo-soul vibe, the producer keeps our heads spinning with the change of things towards the end of this one.
For fans of: Kindness, Kaytranada, Thundercat
Cassie Marin’s “Weigh” has been stuck in our heads for hours, days, weeks. Marin’s narrative is one that most people can relate to, while the beat is an insistent and captivating aspect you can’t let go.
For fans of: ABRA, Huxley, New Portals
“Think About You” is Manana’s first chapter of a five-part series, wrapping up his “emotional explorations in a New-school Vintage Aesthetic”. This one’s intentional, cautiously moving through adventurous soundscapes.
For fans of: MNEK, Childish Gambino, Steve Lacy
Ancient Roman Future Squad’s “Home Alone (1990)” is equal parts space and equal parts chill, similar to hanging out near the moon on an alien’s sofa.
For fans of: Ratatat, Starfucker, Cut Copy
NYIKO drops his own moody ballad, “One U Luv”, sharing a vulnerable narrative on the “space in between love and loss”.
For fans of: Neon Indian, Local Natives, Yeasayer
Lo-fi summer wave vibes see their way through Bucolic’s “Dendroid”.
For fans of: Craft Spells, Beach Fossils, DIIV
Winter’s latest single, “Zoey”, was initially “a joke”. The dream-psych band wrote the song via pretend melodies and impulsion, and we’re still left in awe.
For fans of: La Sera, Seapony, Best Coast
Domiciles reveal multi-dimensional sonic psychedelia through their blissed out single, “Common Language”.
For fans of: Brian Jonestown Massacre, Dandy Warhols, Wooden Shjps
Echo Ladies share their own ideas about dream pop through their debut single, “Bedroom”.
For fans of: Jesus & Mary Chain, Ride and Slowdive
Australian Brisbane/Meanjin-based grunge gaze trio Terra Pines share the entangling “Kidult”. This eerie banger is the first single from their forthcoming debut self-titled album out today.
For fans of: Vivian Girls, Crystal Stilts, Girls Names