Annie – Cara Mia
Everyone’s favourite popstar and everyone’s favourite producer (Richard X) have joined forces once again and produced another incredible pop track. ‘Cara Mia’ is taken from Annie’s soon to be released EP Endless Vacation. The EP features contributions from Stefan Storm (Sound of Arrows), Hannah Robinson (Ladyhawke, Rachel Stevens) and Jim Eliot (Foxes, Will Young). The EP will be amazing just like everything else Annie has ever done.
Neneh Cherry & The Circuit – Dead Come Alive
Recorded in the mid-1980s with Adrian Sherwood’s group The Circuit, ‘Dead Come Alive’ was recently rediscovered and has been included on the new On-U Sound compilation Science Fiction Dancehall Classics. Recorded before the release of her classic album Raw Like Sushi, ‘Dead Come Alive’ is a fantastic reminder that Neneh Cherry was, and remains, one of music’s most exciting talents.
Lady Gaga – I Want Your Love
Tom Ford decided to eschew a catwalk presentation for his latest collection and instead called in Nile Rodgers and Lady Gaga to produce a new version of ‘I Want Your Love’. Trés Chic. It seems, for the time being, that Gaga has stopped faffing around with jazz and is ready to make pop music again.
Arca – Soichiro
‘Soichiro’ has been lifted from Arca’s sophomore album Mutant, the follow-up to 2014’s Xen. ‘Soichiro’ is a track that lurches from beautiful and grandiose to deeply unsettling. Arca, who co- produced Björk’s Vulnicura, explained that the title is the middle name of his visual collaborator Jesse Kanda. In June 2015 the pair headlined an unforgettable gig at St John-At-Hackney.
Max Pope –Less Than Nothing
Max Pope’s latest super smooth and soulful offering is ‘Less Than Nothing’, the title track from his upcoming debut EP. Less Than Nothing, co-produced by his friend and collaborator Alex Burey, will be released later this autumn.
Sega Bodega – Elis
Sega Bodega, aka Glaswegian producer Salvador Navarrete, is set to release his new EP Sportswear on 23 October via London label Activia Benz. Navarrete is a phenomenal talent and his previous EPs, released via Week of Wonders, are well worth a listen. Have a listen to new track ‘Elis’ below.
Tinashe – Player
Tinashe has gone and made another amazing track. Tinashe has released more amazing tracks than I’ve had hot dinners etc. This version is Chris Brown free. You can find the Chris Brown version yourself if you’re desperate to hear it.
Björk – Lionsong (Juliana Huxtable Remix)
The origin story of this remix is pretty wonderful. Le1f hears Huxtable doing a mix of Lionsong in “a sweaty club”, Le1f texts Björk to tell her, Björk contacts Huxtable and asks her to produce a remix. This is Huxtable’s first remix and it’s phenomenal.
MIAMIGO – What I Want
‘What I Want’, which tips a hat to the music of the 1908s, is an excellent piece of shimmery indie-pop. MIAMIGO, hailing from Brighton, say the track “is about a restless wait and the virtue of patience that battles inhibitions and alter-egos, dreams and delusions.”. Quite.
Souls – I Wait For You
Souls is the brand new musical project from producer David Gledhill (Skint & Demoralised). The vocals on the track are sung by an unknown 1930s American artist. Despite an extensive search, Gledhill has yet to identify the singer. So if it’s you or someone you know, do please come forward. ‘I Wait For You’ is released on 30 October via One Too Many Records.