Compulsory listening, here is the week’s best new music.

MAAD – “‘90s Love”

MAAD been banging out jam after jam and has followed previous single “Black Ice” with killer new single “’90s Love”. With some serious old school vibes, this track that puts a fresh spin on a classic theme. The single is lifted from MAAD’s debut EP Lé Funk which is released later this autumn.

SKOTT – “Amelia”

The brooding “Amelia” is the new single from SKOTT. With pounding drums, there’s a palpable sense of drama to the track – otherworldly but rooted by deeply human lyrics. SKOTT says: “Amelia reminds me of my first love as a young teenager when I’d dream up crazy plans for the future. They weren’t always realistic but they were honest and dramatic.” The limited edition vinyl single will be released on 4 November via Chess Club (UK) and B3SCI (USA)

Grant – “Social Standards”

Mörk, the club-focused sublabel of Lobster Theremin, are set to release their first LP and it’s a thing of beauty in the form of Cranks by LA musician, producer and DJ, Grant. Whetting your appetite is “Social Standards”, a densely packed ode to the UK’s ‘90s house scene. Cranks drops on 7 October.

GIRLI – “Girl I Met On The Internet”

GIRLI, pop music’s most adorable enfant terrible, has unveiled her latest single “Girl I Met On The Internet”. Produced with Killer B, the track is propelled by GIRLI’s razor sharps lyrics that nail the naiveté of young love. GIRLI said: “I wrote this tune about that illusion you have as a teenager that all the confusion, awkwardness and sadness you have could be solved by finding one person who could be your bae and make everything OK. It’s about wanting to have a girlfriend/boyfriend to be cute with yet ignore all the other sides of a relationship, like the shitty bits…”

Tink – “OOOUUU” (Freestyle)

Mosley Music Group’s Tink has offered up her take on the Young M.A’s “OOOUUU”, a track that has inspired remixes from the likes of Nicki Minaj, French Montana, and Meek Mill. With some soaring bars, it’s testament to why everyone is queuing up to work with the Chicago rapper.

Olivia Sebastianelli – “Oblivion”

Brighton-based singer-songwriter Olivia Sebastianelli’s returns with synth ballad “Oblivion”. Sebastianelli said of the track: “It’s about when you don’t realise the person you are with has overshadowed who you are. They don’t know who you are without them because they never really bothered to find out. “. Sebastianelli will release her new EP Take Control later this year.

GoldLink – “Rough Soul” (ft. April George)

To celebrate his headline European tour, GoldLink has dropped “Rough Soul”. Featuring vocals from April George of duo April and Vista, the track melds house sensibilities with dancefloor ready bass. Writing on his Instagram, GoldLink said: “My fans brought me to my first European headline tour ever… wanted to give you something back.” The track is available to download via Soundcloud.

FIN – “Autobody”

Toronto’s Rebecca Fin Simonetti, best known for intricate illustrations, also makes really great music under the name FIN. Her latest cut is the trip-hop inspired “Autobody”, a packed exploration of electronica. “Autobody” is taken from FIN’s new LP ICE PIX which will be released later this autumn via Hoss Records.

Emeli Sandé – “Hurts”

Emeli Sandé, who recently graced the cover of Wonderland, has unveiled her latest single “Hurts” which will appear on her new album Long Live The Angels. “Hurts” is a track that’s rich with the heart and soul that first made us fall in love with Sandé, who said: “This entire album is about me not holding back and not censoring myself, and ‘Hurts’ is an explosion, it’s just…real talk.”

Aston Merrygold – “I Ain’t Missing You”

Former JLS member Aston triumphantly returns with this brand new electro-dance cut, looking and sounding more current than ever. In the same vein as Skrillex/Diplo/Bieber, it’s a swerve in musical direction for the star, following on from his debut solo single ‘Get Stupid’. As well as unleashing this track last week, Aston also appears on the Throttle track ‘Moneymaker’, alongside Lunchmoney Lewis.

Dirty Heads – “That’s All I Need”

Alt band Dirty Heads are creating huge waves in the US. Having recently finished a mammoth North American tour and having just released their fifth studio album, the band are now set to bring their infectious Californian rock/hip-hop/reggae/pop fused sound to the rest of the world. This track was produced by Justin Gray (Mariah Carey, Joss Stone), and is reaching nearly 1.5M You Tube views.

Dan Austin

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