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.
Wiley – Step 2001 (prod. Zomby)
The godfather of grime and one of his most steadfast disciples finally come together in perfect harmony. Zomby provides a stomping elephant of a beat, which Wiley gleefully rides with bars like ‘I like rice, basmati / I live life, I’m quite happy’. Genius.
Skepta, Bashy and Kano – Can’t See Me Again
Not be outdone, the triumvirate of Skepta, Bashy and Kano come through with an equally ferocious grime number which is a nice summation of each individual’s careers at this juncture. As Skeppy bemoans ‘I used to smile in pictures, but the ends changed me’, Bashy brings the gas and Kano brings the fire for one almighty explosion.
Leon Vynehall – Of You
2014’s breakout dance star, Leon Vynehall’s melodic and delicate take on house music bought him many admirers. His tracks on Aus, Royal Oak and 3024 have got better with each release, and he’s back here with a fresh slab, Of You, which is quintessentially Vynehall. So beautiful it hurts, but with a groove to fire it up.
DJ Spinn & DJ Rashad – Dubby Feat. Danny Brown
The fact that we’re still hearing new tunes by DJ Rashad over a year since his passing, speaks of the man’s vociferous work rate that wasn’t immediately visible to the public eye. Here the half time rap is jumped on by Detroit’s deranged son Danny Brown, repeatedly goading ‘I don’t know bout where you’re from, but this is how my hood work’. Teklife forever.
Floating Points – Silhouettes
When it was announced that Sam Shepherd would be releasing his debut album Elaenia through his new label Pluto in November, it sent the online hipster dance music community into meltdown. As an appetizer for the main course, he has served up this delightful video to new song Silhouettes which perfectly draws together Shepherd’s myriad range of influences.
Goldlink – Movin’ On Feat. Louie Lastic
Mysterious rapper Goldlink hasn’t exactly jumped on the hype wagon after initially breaking through last year with his excellent mini-album The Gold Complex. He could have easily chosen to collaborate with any popular rapper of the day, but he instead stepped back into the shadows and worked on his output. Movin’ On is the fruits of his labour, and this funky number definitely sounds like it was worth the wait.