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The Week In Beats: Kali Uchis, Glenn Astro, Chromatics and more

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.



Chromatics – Shadow
No one does ghostly synth pop quite like Chromatics, which explains why new song Shadow has been used in the end credits of the comeback episode of Twin Peaks. Haunting, beautiful, delicate, all of the adjectives fittingly describe the TV show as much as it does the music that accompanies it.
 


Glenn Astro & Ajnascent- Диско
We all know Glenn Astro as Max Graef’s creative partner, producing glitchy DIY jazz, and he’s taking this sensibility into his new project with Ajnascent, where Rhodes solos, funk basslines, complex time signatures and jazzy rhythms abound.
 


xxxy – on da run
First rising to prominence in the vocal house crazy of the early 2010’s, xxxy’s career has seemingly stalled over the last couple of years. He returns with a bang thanks to on da run, which doesn’t exactly break any new ground but it’s a heavy hitting house track that will undoubtedly get spun round the world this summer.
 


“Om” Alec Khaoli — Say You Love Me
New heat from Awesome Tapes From Africa! Best explained by label head Brian Shimkovitz: ‘Say You Love Me wasn’t “Om” Alec Khaoli’s first solo recording but the 1985 EP solidified the bass player and songwriter’s standing as one of South Africa’s most consistently innovative pop auteurs.’
 


Margot – Moderno
This new release on John Talabot’s Hivern Discs was actually first recorded back in 2003 for a punk art installation – it’s not difficult to see why. Slightly different to the warm, summery house that Hivern have become known for releasing, Margot’s Moderno would be more at home perhaps on a boutique label like L.I.E.S.
 


Kali Uchis – Tyrant ft. Jorja Smith
Two of r’n’b’s biggest stars join together on Tyrant. Kali Uchis and Jorja Smith certainly have the look and the vocal capacity to match, and they work in tandem on this new track, which is the first from Uchis’ as-yet-untitled debut album.

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