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.
Lou Phelps – Average feat. KALLITECHNIS
Huh What and Where (HW&W) has been a reliable exponent for hip-hop and electronica over the past few years with releases from the likes of Ta-Ku, Sweater Beats and Kaytranada. The latter jumps on the buttons for Average, a psychedelic cut with his brother, Montreal rapper Lou Phelps whose upcoming project Experiments is out this year featuring appearances from Key!, Bishop Nehru, Innanet James and more.
Jonny Rock – Unidentified Robot
Jonny Rock is a British DJ/producer whose heart is firmly set in Turkey. Drawing upon the country’s myriad influences ranging from psych folk to disco and funk he has been at the forefront in the recent revival of old and new Turkish music. New track Unidentified Robot is a freaked out jam with a bassline that steals the show with the fire in its belly.
MF DOOM – Devil’s Shoestring (Cody Currie’s Re-jazz)
The masked villain hit the headlines this week for his part in a new Jneiro Jarel track that we had the pleasure of premiering. Here he’s taken into disco territory thanks to a remix by Cody Currie, which is a surprisingly snug fit for DOOM’s complex wordplay. It’s not the way that we’d normally see him but then again he is the king of disguise…
Onra – The Spirit Blossoms All Over The Land
The master beatmaker has finally returned with Chinoiseries Pt. 3. Parts 1 and 2 are firm favourites on the Bonafide record player and Onra picks up where he left off with the exquisite The Spirit Blossoms All Over The Land. Make sure you join us for his headline show at the Jazz Cafe on Sunday 19th March!
Nathan Fake – RVK (feat. Raphaelle)
Nathan Fake, whose penchant for warm electronica has been a staple of his career up until now, takes a step into more atonal territory with the brash RVK on Ninja Tune. You can hear influences of trap in the drum programming which recall Future Brown’s self titled album, as well as the icy productions of Jam City, Anohni and Bjork.
Kaidi Tatham – Treacle Manifestations
Alongside Peven Everett, Steve Spacek and Dego, Kaidi Tatham is one of the undisputed kings of the broken beat scene. With rich melodies intertwined amongst complex drum grooves, his productions never lack a jazzy and soulful edge. Treacle Manifestations is the first track from his new release Changing Times, and judging by the recent clips of him in the studio with none other than Jazzy Jeff, Tatham’s time may just be arriving.