Jamila Woods Chance the Rapper LSD

This week, the Pantone Color Institute announced a brand new shade of purple – called Love Symbol #2 – created to honour the memory of Prince. Apparently, it was inspired by his custom-made Yamaha purple piano, and it’s a pretty nice shade, to be fair.

Panatone Prince Purple

There was also a bunch of new music released, which is always good. Here are five things you should be listening to this weekend.

LCD Soundsystem – Tonite

Tonite is the third track to be released from LCD Soundsystem’s upcoming LP, following Call the Police and American Dream. It’s a toe-tapping return to the group’s classic sound, full of dancey synths and vocoders. Lovely stuff.

KMD – True Lightyears (Feat. DOOM & Jay Electronica)

DOOM and Jay Electronica, two of hip-hop’s most elusive characters, came out of hiding this week to grace us with True Lightyears, the first KMD track in almost 25 years. As well as being the first track from the upcoming KMD album, Crack in Time, it’s also the first track in a new 15-song DOOM project, The Missing Notebook Rhymes, from DOOM and Adult Swim’s Singles Program. The plan is to release a song each week for the next 13 weeks – so lots to look forward to.

Jamila Woods – LSD (Feat. Chance the Rapper)

Jamila Woods released the video this week for LSD, one of the stand out tracks from her album HEAVN. The video, which features everyone’s favourite, Chance the Rapper, aims to counter the often negative images of Chicago that flood the media. And what’s more positive than a bright backyard BBQ, with Chance manning the grill?

Chet Faker – (Lover) You Don’t Treat Me No Good

Like a Version is Aussie radio station Triple J’s answer to the Radio One Live Lounge – just with a much better name. You know the score, artists come in and cover other people’s tracks, everyone has a great time. Well, this week Triple J announced plans to release a 21 track collection of some of those covers for the first time – so I’ve been listening back to some of my favourites. Here’s Chet Faker (or Nick Murphy, as he’s now known) covering Sonia Dada’s (Lover) You Don’t Treat Me So Good.

Gorillaz – Strobelite (Feat. Peven Everett) – Kaytranada Remix


Rounding things off this week we’ve got Kaytranada, who just released a funky remix of Gorillaz and Peven Everett’s Strobelite. Apparently there’s also a dancehall remix of the Popcaan featuring Saturnz Barz ready to go, with new verses from Mad Cobra, Assassin, Kila P and Teddy Bruckshot. It’s being released next weekend, to coincide with Notting Hill Carnival, so keep an eye out for that one.

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I know I’ve been a bit quiet on here over the past few weeks – my brother recently got married, so I’d been spending a lot of my free time preparing my best man speech. Well, the speech went down a treat and the wedding was amazing, and now I’m back and better than ever. Here are my five things you should be listening to this weekend.

 

Jamie XX – I Know There’s Gonna Be (Good Times) (Remix)

As soon as Jamie XX released Good Times, it was instantly crowned one of the songs of the summer – I know I’ve been listening to it on repeat for most of my summer so far. Just when you thought Jamie XX had peaked, however, he dropped this outstanding 8 minute long remix of the track. Enjoy.


Drake – Back To Back Freestyle

For those of you who don’t follow hip-hop news, Drake and Meek Mill have been having some beef recently. Meek Mill had been shouting his mouth of about how Drake uses ghostwriters for some of his songs, while Drake just stayed fairly quiet on the whole matter. He couldn’t stay quiet forever though, and earlier this week dropped Back To Back Freestyle, which absolutely tears Meek Mill apart. Brutal.


CVIRO & GXNXVS – Sober

Sober is the latest collaboration between CVIRO & GXNXVS, following on from their smash hit, Benjamins, late last year. A collaborative EP from CVIRO & GXNXVS is said to be coming out soon, so keep your eyes peeled for that one.


Chet Faker – 1998 (Feat. Banks)

Chet Faker is without a doubt one of my favourite artists of the past few years, and 1998 was definitely one of the strongest tracks from his 2014 album, Built On Glass. This week, Chet released a reworked version of the track, featuring Banks, and it’s a match made in heaven.


Lianne La Havas – What You Don’t Do (Tom Misch Remix)

We’re rounding things off this week with the latest offering from the incredibly talented Tom Misch. This latest outing sees him remix Lianne La Havas’ What You Don’t Do, putting his signature funky, summery spin on it.

 

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This time next week I’ll be back in Glastonbury, one of the most wonderful places on earth, and I couldn’t be more hyped. However, that means I won’t be posting on here next week, as I’ll obviously be busy getting up to all sorts of shenanigans off the grid. Anyway, not to worry, I’ve got some great new music lined up for you today to make up for it.

Here are my five things you should be listening to this weekend.

 

Chet Faker – Bend

I’ve been a fan of Chet Faker for a while now – in fact, I featured him on my very first five things you should be listening to. He’s also playing at Glastonbury, so it only felt right to kick things off with him. Bend isn’t technically a new track, it was actually meant to feature on Built On Glass, but didn’t make the final cut. I’ve no idea why, because it’s bloody great. But it’s released now, and I’ll hopefully be seeing him live next week, and that’s all that matters.


Miguel – …goingtohell

Miguel‘s second album, Wildheart, is set to drop on 29th June, and earlier this week he released a handful of tracks from the upcoming record – …goingtohell, FLESH, and face the sun (which features none other than Lenny Kravitz). You just know once this album comes out, it’ll be forming the soundtrack to thousands of steamy nights all around the world.


Mac Demarco – Another One

This week also saw Mac Demarco release the official video for Another One, the title track from his upcoming mini-album, Another One. The video is low-fi and weird and everything we love about Mac, featuring him giving us his best Micheal Jackson impression and playing his keyboard in the ocean.


Tom Misch – Sunshine

Another week, another new track from Tom Misch – this guy definitely keeps himself busy! Sunshine is a fitting name for this track, which is guaranteed to brighten up even the gloomiest of days.


Toro Y Moi – room for 1zone

It’s only been a matter of weeks since What For?, the latest album from Toro Y Moi was released, and he’s already creating new music. room for 1zone is a big step away from previous tracks, but only goes to show Chaz Bundick’s talent and versatility.

 

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January is always a bit of a tough month. You’ve eaten, drank and spent too much over Christmas, and now you’re having to spend your weekends trying to save money and behave. Well, luckily for you I’ve got another five tunes which you can listen to any time you want, completely for free. You’re welcome.

Chet Faker x GoldLink – On You

I’ve been a big fan of Chet Faker for a while now and featured him on the first one of these posts I did. On You sees him team up with GoldLink as part of the Yours Truly and Adidas originals Songs From Scratch series, which brings different artists together for one off collaborations.

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After another arduous week, Friday is almost here. Huzzahs all round. To celebrate our collective survival and to get ready for the weekend, I thought I would share five of my favourite songs of the moment.

So sit back, relax, and crank up the volume.

Kendrick Lamar – i

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