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The Week In Beats: DOOM, Sporting Life, Jam City and more

The internet is a daunting place at the best of times, and when it comes to music there’s a never ending rabbit hole of mixes, remixes, tracks, mixtapes and videos being uploaded on the daily. It’s physically impossible to be able to digest everything that is throw into the public consciousness, so we’ve taken time out to handpick the six freshest beats we’ve heard this week to make your life a bit easier. Kick back and enjoy them over the weekend.

DOOMSTARKS – Lively Hood
Ghostface Killah and DOOM are back for Adult Swim’s 2015 collection of singles. Lively Hood is just a hors d’oeuvre at two minutes, but is available for free download here and will be on sale as a 7″ via DOOM’s new Gas Drawls site soon. The last time we heard these two together was on Ray Gun, from Ghostface’s album with BADBADNOTGOOD, Sour Soul. When’s the album coming?


Sporting Life – Badd
Sporting Life, the producer from New York hip-hop group Ratking, is about release his debut solo album 55 5’s, with Badd as its lead single. The evocative basketball-themed video suits the track’s footwork structure to a tee; its slow build and intensely pure emotion and earmarks him as a producer to keep an eye on.


Jam City – Dream ’15
Taken from the forthcoming Earthly Versions 12″, Dream ’15 further indulges Jam City’s love for post punk and shoegaze. Whilst still retaining the neon synths and metallic sounds that made Classical Curves such a memorable full length, his warped voice again takes centre stage here. A modern day Jai Paul.


Kelela – Rewind
We know exactly what to expect from Kelela by now. Angelic vocal lines laid over sparse, percussive production, but it doesn’t make the execution any more intoxicating. Rewind sees her in full pop mode, with Kingdom, Nugget and Kelela herself all behind the dials. Could this be the track that breaks her out into wider popularity?


Nick Höppner – Relate (The Black Madonna Remix)
One of the old Ostgut guard meets the new as The Black Madonna reworks Relate, a track taken from Nick Höppner’s excellent album Folk this year. A muscular stomper, this is cut is a Panorama Bar staple and it’s not hard to see why, blurring the lines between house and techno to create something truly body moving.


Mo Kolours – Orphan’s Lament
Orphan’s Lament is the new song by Anglo-Mauritian artist Joseph Deenmamode aka Mo Kolours, taken from Texture Like Sun, the follow up to his univerally loved self-titled debut album. A small nugget of south London soul, Deenmamode’s soft voice and sunny instrumentation caress the ear drums like nothing else. More please.

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