MØ – Kamikaze
Catapulted into superstardom by this summer’s smash ‘Lean On’ – MØ has returned with ‘Kamikaze’ and it’s a phenomenal follow-up. Get used to this one and embrace it because you’ll be hearing it everywhere for quite some time.
John Carpenter – Night (Zola Jesus And Dean Hurley Remix)
John Carpenter came to define the sound of cinema for two decades. Any lesser person would have been content with that but Carpenter continues to record and in February 2015 released Lost Themes, a collection of improvised tracks recorded with his son. That excellent album has since been remixed and this version of ‘Night’ is taken from Lost Themes Remixed, which released via Sacred Bones. Discussing the project, Zola Jesus said: ‘The opportunity to lend an interpretation of John Carpenter’s music is beyond surreal and humbling.”
Chairlift – Ch-Ching
It’s about time. ‘Ch-Ching’ is Chairlift’s first release since 2012’s Something. A lot has happened in the intervening years but Chairlift haven’t forgotten how to craft an excellent track.
CuckooLander – Mother Nature
CuckooLander, fronted by Holly Hardy (Charli XCX), make unquestionably awesome pop music with power vocals and 1980s Prince-esque synths. They’ve recently spent some quality time in the studio with the likes of Nick Zinner (Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Rostam Batmanglij (Vampire Weekend), and producer Daniel Ledinsky (Tove Lo, TV On The Radio) – so expect many more great things. ‘Mother Nature’ is released on 23 November.
Andy Shauf – Jenny Come Home
Andy Shauf is a Canadian multi-instrumentalist who has recently signed to ANTI. He writes utterly enchanting melodies and lyrics that will break your heart. ‘Jenny Come Home’ is the perfect showcase for Shauf’s talent for production and song writing. A real treat.
Arrow Benjamin – Look At Me
Arrow Benjamin’s insanely brilliant voice was last heard alongside Beyoncé’s on Naughty Boy’s track ‘Runnin’ (Lose It All)’. His latest solo track is ‘Look At Me’ which Benjamin says “tells the story of how we can depend on love and faith”. For most artists it’s impossible to top a track with Queen Bey but it clearly wasn’t a challenge for Arrow Benjamin.
Pleasure Beach – Dreamer To The Dawn
There can be no greater compliment than saying that had ‘Dreamer To The Dawn’ been released in 1985 it could have sound tracked that scene in The Breakfast Club where a young Judd Nelson triumphantly walks across the football field and thrusts his fist into the air – a glorious act of celebration and defiance. This is epic pop. Pleasure Beach’s EP is released on 30 October.
Disclosure – Jaded (Jammer Remix)
Boy Better Know’s Jammer has dropped his remix of ‘Jaded’ and it’s a beauty. He’s thrown everything at the track (including adding some sax) and so it sounds like all your favourite songs playing at once. Awesome stuff.
SOPHIE – JUST LIKE WE NEVER SAID GOODBYE
‘JUST LIKE WE NEVER SAID GOODBYE’ is the latest track from SOPHIE who is a producer and well known fan of caps lock. SOPHIE’s debut album PRODUCT will be released on 27 November. If you’ve found SOPHIE’s previous tracks a tad grating this one isn’t going to win you over.
Jarami – Wings (feat. Jesse Boykins III & Pell)
Jarami are a very gifted Swedish production duo. ‘Wings’, their debut singles, features New Orleans and rapper Pell and the super smooth vocals of Jesse Boykins III. ‘Wings’ is a densely layered and expansive track with subtle beats and funky guitars. Jarami are currently hard at work crafting their EP. Huge talents to get on your radar.