The internet can be 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. Here is the Week In Beats.
Playboi Carti – Magnolia (Hide In My Sock)
With mates like A$AP Rocky and Lil Uzi Vert for company, you’re not exactly in trouble of your career failing. Playboy Carti hasn’t rested on his laurels though with his new self-titled mixtape; Magnolia is the standout track for our money, backed up by superb production from Pierre Bourne.
Azymuth – Fênix (Ron Trent Remix)
A Chicago house legend remixing a Brazilian jazz-funk band who have recently enjoyed a renaissance? Not a pairing we exactly saw coming, but it works a treat thanks to Mr Trent’s skilful manipulation of the band’s melodic guitar and bass lines. The result is an 11 minute silky smooth slow burner.
Gaussian Curve – Four For You
Music From Memory is a strong contender for label of the year already, having put out two excellent releases in the shape of Richenel’s La Diferencia and the Outro Tempo: Electronic And Contemporary Music From Brazil 1978-1992 compilation in the last couple of months. Gaussian Curve’s new age sounds were always a snug fit for the label going back to 2014’s Clouds, and they returns here with new full length The Distance.
Goldie – Inner City Life (Burial Remix)
Sadly the rip for this one has been removed from the Internet, but all we can say is, buy your tent from Argos TODAY, go pitch it outside your local record shop so you can be first in line to pick this up when it hits the shelves tomorrow for Record Store Day.
Roosevelt – Sea (Young Marco remix)
Following his endearingly weird compilation album for Dekmantel earlier this year, we find Young Marco back in more conventional Young Marco mode with a sunny, synth laden remix of Roosevelt’s catchy Sea. It’s got the lightness of Jean-Luc Ponty but with more of a dancefloor edge.
EYEDRESS – Separation Anxiety
Manila-based musician Eyedress shares frenetic new track, Separation Anxiety. Lifted from his debut album Manila Ice out next month on Lex Records, it’s named after the Vanilla Ice mega-hit and his hometown and showcases Eyedress’ unique talent for lovesick songwriting, humour and unorthodox, DIY spirit.