Five things you should be listening to this weekend (Vol. 26)

After another week of glorious sunshine, the forecast looks pretty bleak for over the weekend. Pretty typical really, we’re teased with lovely weather all week while we’re stuck in work, only to have the weekend spoiled by rain. Ah well, that’s the UK for you I guess. I’m still remaining hopeful for some weekend sun – I want a BBQ!

If you are stuck in this weekend though, you’ll need some new music to help make sure you still have fun. Here are my five things you should be listening to this weekend.


Unknown Mortal Orchestra – Can’t Keep Checking My Phone

Can’t Keep Checking My Phone is the second single from Unknown Mortal Orchestra’s upcoming record, Multi-Love. This latest track has a noticeably more funky feel than some of the band’s previous offerings, but still holds on to that signature UMO sound. Multi-Love is set to be released at the end of May, and I’m still holding out hope that they’ll be added to the Glastonbury line up for this year.

Mac Miller – Days

Mac Miller has been pretty quiet since he released his last mixtape, Faces, back in 2014. Monday saw Mac return to the scene however, when he dropped new track Days on his SoundCloud, which is featured on TreeJTV’s mixtape Baum Blvd. Days was written and produced by Mac, and is a spacey, trippy, chilled out tune, perfect to kick back and unwind to.

Illa J – Strippers

Illa J is the younger brother of none other than the late, great J Dilla, so has grown up in a pretty big shadow. Strippers shows that Illa J is a talent in his own right though, and having Kaytranada and Potato People on the production side of things only makes the track better.

Shakka – Say Nada

Shakka has been releasing a new track each Monday in the run up to his new EP, The Lost Boys. Say Nada is a bass heavy banger, with Shakka killing it on vocals, as usual. Turn it up nice and loud and get hyped for the weekend.

L Skins – The Brainstorming Project

Sometimes, an artist will release an album, mixtape or EP and I struggle to pick just one track to share with you all – this is one of those times. Monday saw North London native L Skins release The Brainstorming Project and I just had the share it in its entirety. The combination of L Skins’ laid back vocals and Flyo Beats’ downtempo production is a match made in heaven.