The Week In Beats: Eric Lau, Flying Lotus, Benny Mails 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.

Native Dancer – Big Blue (Eric Lau Remix)
Birthed from deep within London’s burgeoning jazz resurgence, Native Dancer have been setting levels across the capital’s live scene over the past two years. They are five individual artists who together set out to create a music that speaks from the heart with elements of pop, soul, electro-funk, jazz, rock and dance music. Their new release on Submit Records comes with a shuffling, soulful rework of Big Blue, from one of our favourite beatsmiths, Eric Lau.

Dozer Carter – Out Here With Bowie
Already making waves as part of OthaSoul, Out Here With Bowie is the first solo release from North London rapper and producer Dozer Carter. The stripped back melancholic beat perfectly carries Carter’s deeply personal retelling of a letter received from the artist’s absent father. The sound is equal parts London grit and haunting soul. We hear speak of a debut EP coming late summer.
Flying Lotus – Night Grows Pale
The first in three new tracks from FlyLo this week, featuring a sample of Queen’s White Queen (As It Began). He’s never been afraid to sample playful source material as we saw with his Twin Peaks live remix during a performance recently.

Benny Mails – Sticky
The latest one-to-watch MC, Benny Mails won plenty of surprised admirers from his recent Colors Berlin freestyle, from trolls were ready to mock him for his steez before he stepped up to the mic. Here he proves he’s the real deal with Sticky, jumping on a beat by Kidkanevil.

Nilüfer Yanya – Golden Cage
London r’n’b singers are six a penny, but you can tell straight away that Nilüfer Yanya is the real deal. She nails the sepia lo-fi shoegaze look and sound to a tee. It’s simple, but it’s oh so captivating.

Little Simz – Backseat
We keep on including Little Simz in our Week In Beats and there’s a reason – she’s the UK’s most exhilirating and exciting MC. Period.

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