Tracks of the Week playlist
1. Tala – ‘Serbia’
Top quality rolling deep synth electronica from English/Iranian polymath TĀLĀ from her The Duchess EP.
2. Sylvan Esso – ‘Play It Right’
Two members from Mountain Man and Megafun team up on this new project. You might have heard ‘Coffee’ already, this is even better.
3. MNEK – ‘Every Word You Say’
Funky pop solo single from the co-writer and vocalist of tracks from Rudimental to Little Mix to Gorgon City to Duke Dumont and A*M*E.
4. Glass Animals – ‘Pools’
Tropical percussive R&B from the Oxford band’s new album Zaba.
5. Daphni & Owen Pallett – ‘Julia’
A grimey dirty stringed-house collaboration on a new Jiaolong 12″ release.
6. Four Tet as Percussions – ‘ASCII Bot’
My favourite of the three new Four Tet/Percussion tracks released this week, probably cos it’s a mix of his melodic and dance side.
7. Costello, Captain Moonlight, Linco, Reece, and Temper-Mental MissElayneous – ‘The Art Of The Clash’
Kilkenny’s Captain Moonlight teamed up with some of Dublin’s finest rappers for a song abut hurling and everything sounds well, better than a song about hurling and hip-hop should be. Great production by DJackulate and Danz.
8. Hundred Waters – ‘Xtalk’
Beautiful twinkling instrumentation and arrangement from the Waters’ second album The Moon Rang Like A Bell due on May 27th.
9. Imploded View – ‘Withering Heights’
New single from Longford producer Jerome McCormick aka Imploded View. ‘Withering Lights’ has a hypnotic groove that reminds me of the work of Fort Romeau. he plays Phase One this weekend.
10. Twin Shadow – ‘To The Top’
A divisive new single which sounds a bit like a Whitesnake ballad. Admirable.