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New Music Friday Edit: Jungle, The Blessed Madonna, Half Waif, Hot Chip, The Alchemist, Willhouse & more

New Music Friday Edit: Jungle, The Blessed Madonna, Half Waif, Hot Chip, The Alchemist, Willhouse & more


It’s New Music Friday, which means there’s loads of new songs out. Here are the highlights of the day’s new tracks.

See the New Music section for full selection ofn tracks and albums featured this week.

Jungle – ‘Keep Moving’ (The Blessed Madonna remix)

At this point, you can pretty much guarantee the kind of remix that Marea Stamper is going to turn in and it involved strings and high-tempo disco and house rhythms and this version amps up all those elements from the original.

Cadence Weapon – ‘On Me’ (feat. Manga Saint Hilare and Strict Face)

An early highlight from Cadence Weapon’s new album Parallel World out today is concerned with the meta but very real world of the internet and the layer around us in life. Grime MC Manga Saint Hilare features with production from Australia’s Strict Face.

Róisín Murphy – ‘Crooked Madame

Crooked Machine, the remix album by Crooked Man of Roisin Machine is out today and this went straight on my playlist.

Remi Wolf – ‘Disco Man’ (Hot Chip remix)

I wasn’t familiar with the original but get a Hot Chip remix and a lot of people will hear your tune.

Berwyn – ‘I’d Rather Die Than Be Deported’

Berwyn is one of the finest voices to emerge from the UK in recent years and his latest addresses his immigrant upbringing.

Half Waif – ‘Swimmer’

Mythopoetics is the forthcoming album from  Nandi Rose aka Half Waif to be released on Anti on July 9th, and ‘Swimmer’ is inspired by a specific memory around family and Alzheimer’s. Music can often have a very positive effect on the memory of people with the debilitating disease, so this song is bittersweet.

“I wrote Swimmer after visiting my aunt, who has Alzheimer’s. I’ll never forget the summer we were swimming at the lake where our family has a cabin – her mind was already slipping, but her body was still strong enough to swim across to the other side. It was incredible, how both things could be true. Now the only way I can reach her is through music. I sing for her with my hand on her shoulder, feeling the soft weight of her body through the blanket, pouring all of the love I have from my voice into that warm arm. I try to reconcile what is still here with what has already gone.” 

Willhouse, Fynch, Sicko Nanley – ‘So Sorry’

Irish rap labels Poxy Records and Burner are collaborating and this is a great outcome.

Says Poxy’s Willhouse:

“With the world currently filled with doom and gloom. I wanted to produce a hip hop track that was simply bars and beats for bars and beats sake. Nothing fancy just a smooth beat and letting the Burner boys do their thing. I had sent a folder of beats to FYNCH after being a fan of his for ages. One of the beats he went with was turned into his last single ‘Soon’ which came out in March.

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“On the beat for So Sorry he sent back two top notch verses where it seemed like he was really having fun with it and getting his bars on. There was a gap in the middle of the track and I thought Sick Nanley was perfect for it.”

Alfie Templeman, April – ‘One More Day’

Alfie Templeman and Kildare artist April have collaborated on a track from the 18–year-old’s mini-album Forever Isn’t Long Enough out next week. His recent single ‘Everybody’s Gonna Love Somebody’ featured here because it’s a banger.

Hazey Haze – ‘Taxi Driver’ with Krome & Don Chi

PX Music’s Hazey Haze and labelmate Krome with another rattling banger with Bangor rapper Don Chi bumping shoulders with the best of them.

Novelist – ‘Hustler’

Don’t sleep on Novelist’s discography. Boy is dropping sludgy rap tracks regular.

The Alchemist – ‘Loose Change’ feat. Earl Sweatshirt

The Alchemist dropped an 8-track EP/mini album This Thing Of Ours today and Earl features on two tracks. No matter what beat Earl is on, he makes it his own.

Erol Alkan – ‘Automatic’ (Palms Trax remix)

As part of a remix package alongside LA Priest, Palms Trax puts a new spin on a Phantasy Sound classic, to mark the 100th release on the label.

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