Songs to get you through the first 40 minutes of your long weekend…
Four singles later and Feki appears to have arrived at a point where he’s no longer relying on using the same samples to create tight, but safe new tracks. Thankful is easily Feki‘s more exploitative track to date, and he shows his mastery of melodic space whether it be an echoic snare, driving house synths or upper-range effects. It’s bright, it’s uplifting, but it retains that Feki sound. – Zanda Wilson
[soundcloud width=”750″ height=”200″]https://soundcloud.com/fekibeats/thankful[/soundcloud]
9. Glass Gang
Outside Your Love
Glass Gang are a Brooklyn trio that dropped a bunch of songs back in 2014 but have been pretty quiet since. Take note those wanting to make a re-entrance to the scene then, this is the way to do it. Outside Your Love is a booming, euphoric return for the group, built upon confident choruses and a beat that’ll rattle your speakers.
[soundcloud width=”750″ height=”200″]https://soundcloud.com/glassgang/outside-your-love[/soundcloud]
wRoNg (Feat. Kehlani)
ZAYN‘s debut solo album Mind Of Mine is out now and we reckon that this is the highlight from it. It features Grammy-nominated US R&B singer Kehlani who completely steals the song TBH. It’s a sizzling, attitude-driven cut which suits Kehlani (and ZAYN, actually) down to the ground. The pair mesh together well and to be quite frank, anything that Kehlani puts her vocals to sounds like liquid gold.
7. Katy B
I Wanna Be
We’re edging closer to the 29th April release date for Katy B‘s new album Honey and this cut is lifted from it. It’s a collaboration with fellow Brit and producer Chris Lorenzo. It’s probably the most club-friendly song we’ve heard from the record yet and as such we finally get to hear Katy in her element. Her honey-soaked vocals marry beautifully with these deep house flavoured synths.
GOOD MORNING (Feat. The-Dream)
It’s been two years since SBTRKT‘s last record Wonder Where We Land but it looks like he’s ready to get firing again dropping a new song with The-Dream. GOOD MORNING is the track and it’s an R&B-flavoured slice of electronica with both of them bringing their styles to the table.
5. Nina Las Vegas
Nina Las Vegas is on a roll now. After releasing the excellent Now Or Never last month, she’s followed it up with rave-flavoured tune EZY. It’s full of innovative production that’s as fun as it is interesting and automatically takes you to a lazer-filled warehouse. It’s going to take people a little while to get their head around what NLV is doing but they’ll get there. It’s taken from her EZY or NEVER EP out soon.
[soundcloud width=”750″ height=”200″]https://soundcloud.com/nlvrecords/nina-las-vegas-ezy[/soundcloud]
Hang Up Tha Phone
Hang Up Tha Phone is another woozy, after-dark cut with those classic gentle Kiiara vocals that pinch at your heart strings. It’s taken off her debut EP Low Kii Savage which is basically just a collection of all the tracks she’s released so far but it’s very much nice to have something new and excellent like Hang Up Tha Phone.
[soundcloud width=”750″ height=”200″]https://soundcloud.com/kiiaraonline/kiiara-hang-up-tha-phone[/soundcloud]
If you don’t know Kamaiyah yet allow us to introduce you. She’s a X rapper who released a certified banger How Does It Feel last year. She’s now followed that up with an equally excellent mixtape A GOOD NIGHT IN THE GHETTO which is opened by this track I’m On. Basically, it’s got a ’90s-throwback vibe full of perky, tropical beats and a hook that’ll slowly work its way under your skin.
[soundcloud width=”750″ height=”200″]https://soundcloud.com/kamaiyah/01-im-on-prod-drew-banga?in=kamaiyah/sets/a-good-night-in-the-ghetto[/soundcloud]
Come And See Me (Feat. Drake)
Come And See Me is the first track to come from PARTYNEXTDOOR‘s forthcoming project P3 and features a sombre verse from Drizzy himself. It was produced by 40 who, of course, is the man responsible for producing many of Drake’s biggest cuts. It’s been a good year for PARTYNEXTDOOR so far. He wrote Rihanna’s Work which has spent four weeks at the top of the charts in the US.
[soundcloud width=”750″ height=”200″]https://soundcloud.com/partyomo/come-and-see-me-ft-drake[/soundcloud]
1. The Range
The Range‘s whole new LP Potential is gorgeous but this track is the highlight. Cooper Wire samples a rapper that he found on YouTube rapping the line, “09 was emotional”. 2009 was the year that the producer lost his mother so this has a heavy emotional weight to it. It’ll smack you in the heart but in such a beautiful way thanks to the lush synths and soulful vocal manipulation.
[soundcloud width=”750″ height=”200″]https://soundcloud.com/therangemusic/the-range-copper-wire[/soundcloud]