Over the week we've witnessed Bachelor dramas, tri-breasted woman hoaxes and the new iPhone literally bending over backwards to infiltrate people's lives. Here at the interns, we try to block out the distractions from daily life and keep our headphones firmly on and our fingers constantly on the pulse of our keyboards and linear, unbending iPhone not-6s to provide you, our dear readers, with the latest and greatest 10 songs the week had to provide. Go forth and prosper.
Drake- Worst Behaviour (Saint Pepsi Edit)
Of course youre going to be on your worst behaviour when theres brass involved. Drakes original of this was fiercely badass, but Saint Pepsi, almost comedically, turns it on its head, packing it with sunshine and making it completely danceable. Its a different kind of Worst Behaviour to what Drake would have condoned. Its more one where you get a little bit tiddly at a garden party and kiss the host's niece for an accidental moment. More Pimms, please.
[soundcloud width="750" height="200"]https://soundcloud.com/saintpepsi/drake-worst-behavior-saint-pepsi-edit[/soundcloud]
T?L? is releasing a new EP, Alchemy, in a few months' time and this is the title track from it. Where her last offering, Black Scorpio, was the Londoner in full-producer mood, Alchemy sees her adapt as a vocalist. She coos throughout over top a glitchy, middle-eastern flavoured beat placing modern RnB alongside traditional, cultural music. We havent heard anybody do it this well since M.I.A.
[soundcloud width="750" height="200"]https://soundcloud.com/talaofficial/alchemy[/soundcloud]
Ryan Hemsworth- Snow In Newark
Whether it be his own or someone elses, Canadian producer Ryan Hemsworth has been releasing music at a rapid rate in the last few months. Snow In Newark is the first single off his forthcoming album which, at the pace hes going, will probably have 46 songs on it. Snow In Newark is one of the more delicate tunes hes turned out with vocalist Dawn Golden giving a fragile vocal alongside icy, twinkling beats.
[soundcloud width="750" height="200"]https://soundcloud.com/ryanhemsworth/snow[/soundcloud]
Hudson Mohawke - Brainwave
Hudson Mohawke is due to drop his solo EP, Chimes, next week and in anticipation, hes shared the new single, Brainwave. This track sees the former TNGHT member dabbling into more meditative territory, creating a tapestry of glitches, beeps and bloops, sewn together with heavenly vocals and a shuddering bass which feels like weve crawled into the Scottish producers head and taken a peek inside grey matter territory. Certainly an interesting prelude to his upcoming EP.
[soundcloud width="750" height="200"]https://soundcloud.com/hudsonmohawke/brainwave[/soundcloud]
Kendrick Lamar- I
This was the main event of the week - Kendricks first track off his forthcoming, yet-to-be-titled album. It samples The Isley Brothers', That Lady and is one of the most upbeat things Lamar has produced. Its easy, breezy and shows the lighter side of the Compton rapper. For somebody whos done some seriously fierce raps (Control), he sounds like a genuinely nice guy and Kendrick if youre reading this, tea, scones and some great banter await. Call us 😉
[soundcloud width="750" height="200"]https://soundcloud.com/topdawgent/i-1[/soundcloud]
Azealia Banks- Chasing Time
Today marks the 133rd month that weve waited for Azealia Banks' album Broke With Expensive Taste and while its still not here, weve got the best thing weve heard from her since 212. Girl can sing and she shows it here with a track that mostly features her vocals with a few quick-witted raps thrown in for good measure. Finally she sounds relaxed in the beat and unconcerned about whats going on around her. Once again we wanna beat our chests for B.A.N.K.S.
[soundcloud width="750" height="200"]https://soundcloud.com/yung-rapunxel/chasing-time[/soundcloud]
Sable - Surf
This track from Sable is so kawaii-cute it will make you want to squeeze the cheeks of that infuriatingly endearing Pokemon-inspired mammal accompanying its Soundcloud as hard as you possibly can. Surf sees the Perth producer dabbling into Nintendo territory, with electronic synths and glitchy bleeps guiding the way down the rainbow road. Accented with a throbbing bass and ratchety drums, its the perfect prelude to the dawning weekend.
[soundcloud width="750" height="200"]https://soundcloud.com/sablemusic[/soundcloud]
Left.- When My Body Sleeps
Left. are a boy/girl duo from the epicentre of the earth, Sydney and while theyve only released two songs previous to this one, theyve left quite a mark with their delicate, tapping electronica. When My Body Sleeps is from their debut album Sirens and sees vocalist Sarah Corrys breathy, beautiful vocal overtop Jono Grahams darkness-infused, late-night beats. Its one of those tracks that youll have to sit with for a while but like a good wine, youll be drunk before long without even knowing it.
[soundcloud width="750" height="200"]https://soundcloud.com/leftprojects/when-my-body-sleeps[/soundcloud]
BANKS - Beggin For Thread (Bag Raiders Remix)
Following up from their remix of Kimbras Miracles, Bag Raiders have once again chopped, changed, twisted and turned BANKS dark, sultry Beggin For Thread into a glittery, poppy rework, shedding some light onto the London singers melancholia. Dont be fooled into thinking its all sunshine and rainbows, however. The thumping bass and textured, looping vocals will surely keep things in check.
[soundcloud width="750" height="200"]https://soundcloud.com/banksbanksbanks/beggin-for-thread-bag-raiders-remix-1[/soundcloud]
Kiesza- Bad Thing (Feat. Joey Bada$$)
Weve heard a lot of 90s throwback gold from Kiesza but nothing in the RnB arena. In her first trip into the world of gold chains, booty and grillz, Kiesza recruits hot-as-shit rapper Joey Bada$$ and a beat that shudders like a prison chain. While shes known for heighty vocals and climatic choruses, here she tones it down letting the chorus understated melody work its wonders before letting Bada$$ in to deliver an equally understated beat.