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.
Frank Ocean – Chanel (Ft. A$AP Rocky)
Frank Ocean + A$AP Rocky = no brainer, right? A song that is ostensibly about the shallow nature of the fashion industry conversely has much deeper meaning, it’s not immediately apparent but can still be felt through the pain in Ocean’s voice. Masterful.
Todd Terje – Jungelknugen (Four Tet remix)
Kieran Hebden has never been one to shirk any sort of challenge when he’s been enlisted for remix duties, and the results always tend to be on point. Here he goes face to face with Norwegian cosmic disco king Todd Terje, disembowelling the original Jungelknugen and turning it into a UK bass bumper.
Children Of Zeus – I Can’t Wait
Hip-hop duo have Children Of Zeus been bubbling for a minute now, but we feel like they’ve finally struck gold with the new jack swing tinged I Can’t Wait. Shimmering guitar lines, soulful singing and the rest, this is golden.
Poppy Ajudha – Love Falls Down
21 year old south Londoner Poppy Ajudha has a voice that belies her young age. Soulful, jazzy, it’s not hard to see who has inspired her, but that takes nothing away from the end product. New single Love Falls Down is in her own words: ‘a dreamy teenage love song which draws on the experiences and difficulties of first love.’
Elusive – Rinse Cycle (feat. Nite Jewel)
Elusive by name, elusive by nature, the artist’s new outing on Alpha Pup, titled Fusion Swing is a record of spiritual ascension, vivid colour schemes and dynamic rhythms. First single Rinse Cycle features the uncompromising beauty of Nite Jewel, with a rhythmic palette that is intertwined with jazz breaks from the ‘50s and ‘60s spiralling over syncopated electronic tones.
Mr Jukes – Angels / Your Love ft. BJ The Chicago Kid
If you were to wager what the singer from Bombay Bicycle Club would go and do as a side project you may be forgiven for anticipating something twee, folky and acoustic. Jack Steadman goes the other way on this r’n’b banger with Bonafide favourite BJ The Chicago Kid, and it’s divine.