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.
Mount Kimbie – We Go Home Together ft. James Blake
Want to feel old? Maybes by Mount Kimbie and James Blake came out seven years ago. That’s right. Seven. Thankfully in that time the two artists’ aesthetics have remained in familiarly woozy electronic territory, so their collaboration here on We Go Home Together still delights as much as it did in 2010.
Steve Lacy – MORON
Guitarist in The Internet, Steve Lacy’s surfer rock sound has caught our ears of late with his rough cut mixtape that dropped a month ago. He’s followed that up with MORON, an equally crackly effort that didn’t make it onto the mixtape, and has the kind of vocal lines that would have Pharrell looking on in jealousy.
Objekt – Needle And Thread
TJ Hertz has the kind of name that seems to exude a certain kind of efficiency, and that is reflected in his production work as Objekt. A master of no frills techno, his new track Needle And Thread throws in throws in some meaty breakbeat patterns to freshen up his greyscale colour palette.
Logic – Everybody
Seemingly coming out of nowhere, Logic crashed into the hip-hop conversation in 2015 with his second album on Def Jam, The Incredible True Story. He’s back with his trademark quick fire bars on Everybody; it may come off as Kendrick-lite but it’s still catchy enough to appease his core fanbase as they wait for his forthcoming third album.
Earlham Mystics – TRUTH
Luke Abbott has made a name for himself with his delicate, lush electronic productions, and this has continued into his new project as Earlham Mystics. Sumptuous vocal samples and airy drum patters are the name of the game on TRUTH, the kind of slow building tune that could gently lull you into a daze on a summer’s afternoon.
Leaf Dog – The Legacy Feat. Life MC, Smellington Piff, BVA, Cracker Jon, Jehst
When it comes to UK hip-hop labels you can’t go further than High Focus Records. And when you’re talking about MC’s you can’t look past most of the guys on this posse cut, The Legacy. Taking turns to spit over an ill beat, cyphers don’t get much hotter than what we have here. Could have done with seeing Lee Scott on it though.