Consistency with a capital C. Thank you Kojey. And just like that, East London’s experimental rap tastemaker has dropped yet another explosive track with “20/20,” and the calibre is, as always tip-top – with real turned-up funk at the end. Head to the otherworldly visuals for hurts-your-eyes fresh garms.
Blood Orange, Foals, Kojey Radical and more in this week’s playlist.
Kojey Radical – “20/20”
Gia Ford – “God, Cameras, Everyone”
Since her debut, everything about Londoner Gia Ford has us hooked. Dreamy grooves sit inside her signature lo-fi pop and has us endlessly sighing. And the latest release from the Dirty Hit signees “God, Cameras, Everyone” simmers slowly, building into a shoulder-shaking tempo with 80s tinges.
Foals – “The Runner”
“It’s a call to find a sense of purpose and perseverance despite the odds and despite the troubles we may find inside or outside ourselves,” explains frontman Yannis Philippakis. Dirty, serrated guitar riffs open the brand new drop from our favourite Oxford rock band, and we wouldn’t have it any other way. With a propulsive beat, urgent overlapping verses, and a chorus showcasing Yannis’ signature soaring vocals. Love.
Blood Orange – “Dark & Handsome”
For a while now music YouTube channel COLORS has been showcasing the buzziest artists in the purest, stripped-back form, with a simple colour palette uniting the concept. And as Dev Hynes’ iteration opens in a deep, rich violet background, with the artist clutching a bouquet of purple stemmed flowers, we know it’s about to go off. And the multi-instrumentalist’s ethereal vocals sear through the room, with our arm hairs stood to vertical attention.
Honey Montazemi – “RIDE”
Some songs burrow a hole in your head, such is their haunting prowess. And one such song is “RIDE” from North London singer-songwriter Honey Montazemi, who describes herself first and foremost as a poet, taking inspiration from the likes of Emerson, Whitman, Bukowski and Ginsberg. Expect brutal lyrics and foreboding guitar riffs. Don’t mess with this one.