This week, the complete lineup for Glastonbury was finally released, which of course made me ridiculously excited. Now, if only the weather would comply and keep nice and sunny for a few weeks, I think we’ll be onto a winner. Before that though, I’ve got my brother’s stag this weekend, which is set to be quite the event. Expect to see a broken, empty shell of a man when I resurface next week.
Until then, how about some new music? Here are my five things you should be listening to this weekend.
Skepta – Shutdown (Idris Elba Remix)
Idris Elba has made no secret of the fact that he’s a big fan of Skepta, even tweeting Skepta a video of him listening to Shutdown with the caption “Put me on the remix!” Well, his dream finally came true this week. Not much you need to say about this, apart from the fact that Idris goes in hard, dropping references to Luther, The Wire and even Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom.
Jay Rock – Money Trees Deuce
Some people people may only know Jay Rock from his verse on Kendrick Lamar‘s Money Trees, and that’s fine. Even if that’s the only thing you’ve heard from Jay, it should be enough to show he’s got talent. Fans of his, on the other hand, have been eagerly awaiting his next release like a pack of ravenous wolves, and haven’t gotten too much information so far. However, Money Trees Deuce was dropped this week, which fills us with hope that something is in the works, and also shows that Jay definitely hasn’t lost his touch.
Saje – About You
French duo Saje released their latest track this week, and it’s just the thing you need to get you through your final few hours in work and prepare you for the weekend. About You is laid back enough to chill to, but that funky synth and guitar line will definitely have you tapping your foot and nodding your head.
Ryan Hemsworth – Snow In Newark (Sad VIP)
Ryan Hemsworth released Snow In Newark last year, as part of his 2014 record, Alone For The First Time. This week saw him drop this new, more melancholy version as part of the second in his RYANPACK series, where he remixes tracks from a whole host of different artists.
Donnie Trumpet & The Social Experiment – Surf
Donnie Trumpet & The Social Experiment have, in the past, served as Chance the Rapper‘s touring bad. However, if you’re a regular reader of my blog, you’ll have seen that they’re massively talented in their own right as well. Surf had been spoken about for quite some time, but nothing ever really came of it. Until this week, that is, when the entire album was released for free on iTunes, which apparently is a first. Anyway, listen to the whole thing because it’s got some impressive guest artists and is just generally amazing.