It’s been a while since I’ve done one of these posts, but I’m not going to bore you with excuses. It’s Friday, the week is almost over, and you need some new music to soundtrack your weekend. Simple. Here are my five things you should be listening to this weekend.


Kaytranada – Glowed Up (Feat. Anderson .Paak)

I’ve been developing a bit of an obsession with Anderson .Paak recently – safe to say he’s one of my favourite new artists of the past few years. So when I heard he was featuring on Kaytranada‘s upcoming album, 99.9%, I knew it was going to be good. Glowed Up definitely doesn’t disappoint.

Popcaan – Never Sober

Popcaan just sounds like summer, it’s as simple as that. Last year he helped soundtrack endless festivals, parties and BBQs with Jamie xx on Good Times. And this year he’s already been mingling with Drake on Controlla. Never Sober was actually released last year, but the video just dropped this week, and I can’t stop listening to it.

Little Simz – Heard Em Say (Freestyle)

2016 is set to be the year of Little Simz. She’s already been named on Forbes’ 30 under 30 list and is lined up to play Glastonbury in the summer. This week she released a new freestyle on her SoundCloud, which sees her flexing her vocals over an instrumental of Kanye’s Heard Em Say.

Action Bronson – Mr 2 Face (Feat. Jah Tiger & Meyhem Lauren)

Earlier this week, Action Bronson was on Late Night With Seth Meyers, cooking octopus and plugging his new mixtape, Blue Chips 7000. Don’t ask why he’s jumped from Blue Chips 2 to Blue Chips 7000. Anyway, while he was on the show he shared Mr. 2 Face. The track features Meyhem Lauren and Jah Tiger and has cranked up my excitement for Blue Chips 7000.

Skepta – Man

Finally, after months of waiting, Skepta has treated us to a taste of what to expect from his upcoming album, Konnichiwa. He also revealed the album cover, release date (6th May) and announced that Pharrell will make an appearance on the album, which can only be good news. Anyway, Man is guaranteed to get festival crowds across the country going wild this summer, watch this space.


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.


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.



So I’m back in lovely Manchester now, after four days in sunny Spain. The weather rarely dropped below 30 degrees and I didn’t get burnt – this is a pretty big deal for me, guys. Anyway, now I’m back it’s business as usual. Here are my five things you should be listening to this weekend.

Mac Demarco – The Way You’d Love Her

Everyone’s favourite slacker, Mac Demarco, has a new, eight song “mini EP” coming out on 7th August, called Another One, featuring this track. The Way You’d Love Her is a typical Mac Demarco tune, which is a huge compliment in my book. Just check out the awesome guitar solo midway through.

Jamie xx – I Know There’s Gonna Be (Good Times) (Feat. Young Thug & Popcaan)

Jamie xx dropped another new track from his upcoming album, In Colour, this week, featuring Young Thug and Popcaan. I Know There’s Gonna Be (Good Times) is an unusual collaboration, but I’m already a big fan of the song. It’s still got that signature Jamie xx sound, but the addition of Young Thug and Popcaan brings a new level to the track, and the soulful sample which runs throughout is just bloody lovely.

Kehlani – The Way (Feat. Chance the Rapper)

The Way isn’t the first time Kehlani has collaborated with Chance the Rapper, she provided vocals for Lady Friend, a track from Chance the Rapper & The Social Experiment‘s Surf last year. The pair seem to be a match made in heaven, so hopefully we’ll see some more collaborations in the future from them.

Tame Impala – Eventually

I know I’ve been posting a fair bit of Tame Impala recently, but they keep releasing amazing songs from their upcoming album, and I just can’t resist sharing them. Eventually is, according to a post on Instagram, the “last one before the album”, so now all we have to do is sit back and wait for what is set to be an incredible collection of music.

Lóbo – Day Off

I don’t know much about Lóbo, apart from that he’s from London and his name is Jacob. Also, apparently Lóbo means wolf in Spanish and Portuguese, which is a little throwback to his Portuguese ancestry. Anyway, Day Off seemed like the perfect track to end this post with, so I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.



So last weekend the clocks went forward, signalling the beginning of British Summer Time. Aside from it being slightly lighter at night, the whole “summer time” thing seems to have eluded us, as it’s been cold, rainy and pretty miserable this week. Fear not though, as now we’ve got a four day weekend, and I’ve rounded up some of the best new music so you don’t have to. Here are my five things you should be listening to this weekend.

Tei Shi – Go Slow

Fresh of the back of a pretty successful trip to SXSW, Brooklyn’s Tei Shi released Go Slow, the latest track from her upcoming EP, Verde. Go Slow is pure, downtempo, synthy goodness, perfect for winding things down at the end of a night.

Ben Khan – Zenith

Ben Khan’s latest release, Zenith, comes hot on the heels of 1000, which I featured on here a few weeks ago. As anticipation continues to build for his debut EP, Ben is off on a European tour, which will be hitting the UK on 12th April.

Tom Misch – Brazilian Love

Tom Misch has been quiet over the past few weeks, which if past experience is anything to go by, means he has something special in the works. Either that or he’s just been busy, who knows. Anyway, this week he dropped Brazilian Love, which will be featured on his upcoming project, Beat Tape 2. This track is like some weird hip hop/bossa nova hybrid, and I can’t stop listening to it.

Toro Y Moi – Run Baby Run

Toro Y Moi returns this month with his fourth full-length release, What For? Run Baby Run is the latest track to be dropped from this new album, and has some clear retro influences throughout. Nice and mellow, it’s pretty hard not to love this.

Jamie XX – Loud Places (Feat. Romy)

We’re going to round things off today with the latest single from Jamie XX’s upcoming album. Loud Places features vocals from none other than The xx’s Romy Madley-Croft and shows just how versatile Jamie really is. Enjoy.