by ANDREW BRANDT
Ab-Soul – “Tree of Life”
Top Dawg Entertainment’s Ab-Soul is slated to release a new record this year, and “Tree of Life” builds upon that anticipation, regardless of whether it’s going to be a part of his forthcoming album or not.
CVHRCHES – “We Sink (The Range Remix)”
CHVRCHES are set to embark on a few tour dates with The Range. To celebrate, the producer has re-worked the trio’s upbeat “We Sink” into a futuristic re-vamp of the Postal Service’s most cinematic work.
Disclosure – “Latch (Lido Remix)”
Over the last few years, Disclosure has lent their touch to a lot of tracks, and has had their originals furiously re-worked as well; what producer Lido does with their standout “Latch” is something completely compelling and unique.
Ed Schrader’s Music Beat – “Pantomime Jack”
Ed Schrader’s Music Beat has been touring the states with Future Islands, and, as an opener, their ear-grinding set has proved to be nearly as captivating the headliners’. “Pantomime Jack” is the first ferocious taste of the duo’s next album, which is set to drop this spring.
EVY JANE – “Closer”
EVY JANE is a beat-making duo from Vancouver that returns after two years of silence with “Closer” and oozy, dripping jam perfect for a downcast day.
Hannah Diamond – “Attachment”
“Attachment” brims with both child-like vocals and extra-intriguing beats, which makes for a rewarding—and exciting—listen.
Joey Bada$$ – “Mr. Wonderful”
“Mr. Wonderful is a gun-blazing ode to UFC fighter Phil Davis that will accompany the scrapper as he heads into the ring.
La Sera – “Running Wild”
“Running Wild” is a true-to-form rocker wherein Katy Goodman exams getting out of town over a rocking electric guitar and an unceasing set of sticks.
Miguel – “How Many Drinks (Rick Ross Remix)”
Rick Ross drops a verse on the already-Kendrick-Lamar’d remix of Miguel’s “How Many Drinks,” and honestly, we can’t complain.
Ought – “Habit”
“Habit” is a noisy slow-burner fueled by unrest and Tim Beeler’s sing speak narrative.
Twin Shadow – “To the Top”
Twin Shadow returns with the triumphant reset-button that is “To The Top,” his first original material since 2012’s motorcycle-ridden Confess.
Young Thug – “OMG ft. Iamsu!”
Atlanta rapper Young Thug re-worked the previously released “OMG” into a laid-back number featuring Bay Area’s Iamsu!
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