Back again with yet another new track this week is the British singer/producer James Blake. His newest single off his upcoming 1-800 Dinosaurs‘ Overgrown album is an airy and spacey tune that is almost multiple songs in one. Beginning with an atmospheric beat and reverberating vocals, Blake switches up the beat about a minute in to a melodic vibe and switching again by adding some heavier drum rips. Keeping the same echoing and haunting vocals that is signature to Blake’s style, this is a floating track that is quite the chill listen.
As fans patiently wait for M.I.A.‘s new album MATANAGI to drop this April, she teases them with a new mix. The track, which serves as a prequel to her upcoming effort, is a collaborative effort with fashion house Kenzo. Mixing some tribal sounds, Hindi chants, heavy drums, the Sri Lankan artist jumps on about 4 minutes into the track and switches up the beat for a hip-hop mix coupled with a “thankful” rap. Although the track is 8-minutes long, it sounds like a perfect mash-up of multiple songs and rhythms that make for an infectious listen. Check out the dance track below.
What better way to kick off your March than with some new Kid Cudi? The self-produced track features a crooning Cudi bragging about his sudden perception of immortality over a sped-up, reversed sample of MGMT‘s “Congratulations.” Sonically, “Immortal” seems closer to last year’s WZRD project, especially considering that Cudder has his own 30-second guitar solo late into the song. Indicud may still be a little over a month away, but at least we have some fantastic material to tide us over until April 23rd.
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Having already stopped off in Lisbon and New York, Brolin continues his worldwide track-list tour with Reykjavik. Turning to the Icelandic capital for the lead track of his upcoming “Cundo” EP, “Reykjavik” is the most upbeat track we’ve heard from the London based producer and vocalist to date, yet still retains the bruised textures laced through the rest of the EP.