The Week In Beats: Missy Elliott, Mac DeMarco, Kehlani 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.



Missy Elliott – I’m Better ft. Lamb
The queen is back! I’m Better may not be the best song she’s ever put out but still a strong effort considering the time away. And a decent Missy track still trumps 90% of everything else out there. Let us be grateful.
 


Mac DeMarco – My Old Man
Channeling his inner Kurt Cobain, rock’s most colourful character Mac DeMarco is back with an acoustic ode to his father. Short, simple and sweet, sometimes you don’t need to overcomplicate things to come out with killer results.

 


Homeshake – Khmlwugh
Mac’s guitarist Homeshake is causing a bit of a stir with his solo work, r’n’b and electronica moulded around the sugary pop that has characterised his band work. Khmlwugh is a real pearler – could he be superseding Mac with his own breakout career?

 


Lando Chill – Early In the Morning
We profiled Lando this week in our Introducing piece and for good reason, he’s one rapper that we’re tipping to have a massive 2017. Early In the Morning is just a taste of the debut album that is arriving next month – we’re predicting that it’ll be in rotating on the office speaker system for the whole of summer.
 


Kehlani – Keep On
Fast rising Kehlani lays down her stake for queen of the r’n’b game. With debut album SweetSexySavage leaving the critics salivating, forthcoming single Keep On is a strong contender for party jam of the year.
 


Dave x J Hus – Samantha
Two of the UK’s brightest stars team up on Samantha. Dave, who can seemingly do no wrong with his Drizzy shtick, and dancehall king J Hus work well together with their two disparate styles, a downtempo lighters-in-the-air bumper with an earworm chorus to boot.

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