The Week in Beats: Thundercat, Lauryn Hill, St. Germain and more

The internet is 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.

SiR – Love You
Knxwledge has a way with producing that kind of off-kilter wonky hip-hop that somehow always seems to hit the sweet spot. On this new slab, newcomer SiR cooes over his soft beats on the caressing Love You. It’s woozy and wonderful – Miguel you better watch your step.


Thundercat – Them Changes
It’s no secret that we have been huge fans of Thundercat ever since he burst onto the scene in 2011 with The Golden Age of Apocalypse. His bittersweet funk has always struck a chord with us and he goes in again with this new one, Them Changes, from his new mini album The Beyond / Where the Giants Roam on Brainfeeder.

Dan Shake & Medlar – Walk
Eulogised as the only man outside of Detroit to have appeared on Moodymann’s Mahogani Music label, Dan Shake has inadvertently built up a bit of a reputation for himself. His slowed down gospel tinged house is the perfect bedfellow with Medlar’s own strand of 120, and Walk is a great example of that.

St. Germain – Real Blues
The legend is back. The nu jazz pioneer has released his first music since the classic Tourist 15 years ago. Real Blues finds the French master in fine form, with a typically quirky xylophone-led roller that has nicely warmed us up for the main course due out later in the year.

Lauryn Hill – Feeling Good
Lauryn Hill’s rendition of Nina Simone’s timeless Feeling Good is our choice cut from the upcoming album Nina Revisited… A Tribute To Nina Simone, a far better fit than questionable covers by Michael Bublé and Muse that were used in Virgin television commercials in the past.

A$AP Rocky feat. Kanye West & Joe Fox – Jukebox Joints
One of the deeper cuts from Rocky’s At.Long.Last.A$AP, Jukebox Joints is an introspective piece where we see a more sensitive side to his soul, away from all the braggadocio: ‘Only one word I’m afraid of is the “love” word’.

You may also like...

Load more