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.
Angel Haze – Resurrection
It’s been a long old wait but Angel Haze is finally back. We haven’t heard much from her since 2013’s Dirty Gold, and the hype may have cooled somewhat, but comeback single Resurrection should be enough to resurrect her career, no pun intended. She sounds like she means business.
Rejjie Snow – Flexin
This might be the trappiest that we’ve heard Rejjie Snow go, but he nevertheless pulls it off with the kind of swag that we’ve come to expect from the Irishman. Should this mooted collaboration with Joey Bada$$ come to fruition then we might be in for something legendary.
Björk – Stonemilker (Forest Swords 45 min remix)
When one singular artist remixes another you didn’t really expect anything less than a sprawling 45 minute reinterpretation did you? Forest Swords doesn’t let us down; his version of Björk’s Stonemilker is beyond beautiful, a ‘primordial power’ as one YouTube commenter aptly puts it.
DJ Sports – World A
DJ Sports clearly has a humorous side to him. With a name that plays on the British high street chain JD Sports, he takes an equally light-hearted approach to his music making. With World A, he uses familiar jungle tropes and breathes fresh air through them, injecting each beat with a new age lightness of touch.
H.E.R. – Say It Again
Enigmatic singer H.E.R. returns with her next song, Say It Again. Sharing a similar shelf space to Syd the Kid, Kehlani and Kali Uchis, H.E.R.’s style is beguilingly low key, adding to the intrigue of her music and hidden persona.
Dave East – Free Smoke
Traditionally a home for classic boom bap hip-hop, Harlem is where Dave East calls home, whose trap sounds would perhaps be a better fit in Chicago or Atlanta. The video for Free Smoke is unashamedly road, with gun fingers, smoking and chilling on the block all happening in front of the lens. Will the signee from Nas’ Mass Appeal Records make the full break into the manstream this year?