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May 29, 2020
This week, reaching the top spot on our Popular
chart is the new single from rising South London musician and poet Arlo Parks. The wistful song, her latest on Transgressive, "captures the lament of being unable to help someone you love," says Abduction Radiation
Sydney-based beatmaker MXXWLL recorded this cut from his highly collaborative new album in a single night. The story goes that he and John Givez chopped it up while eating burgers, Carrtoons brought the "fire" bassline, then Rae Khalil "jumped on the hook that day, and that was that."
Most of the 24 songs on 2nd Grade's new Double Double Whammy-released LP, Hit To Hit
, hover around the two-minute mark, which allows for quick genre shifts. "Fuzzy surf-rock jams, twangy tender-hearted acoustic strummers, messy punk scrawls," sums up Stereogum
, naming it their album of the week.
Teased in her 2019 DJ sets, the new track from Canada-born, Berlin-based producer Jayda G (Stack №114
) now arrives as "a cheerful festival anthem to induce nostalgia of old times," says Resident Advisor
. From her forthcoming EP with Ninja Tune.
London songwriter Kamal is only 17 years-old, "yet his spartan bedroom pop compositions carry stunning emotional weight," says Clash Magazine
. He's released a handful of tracks with Neighbourhood Recordings since last year.
In 2019, Jayda G delivered this jam-packed dance mix to usher in her cover story with Mixmag.
For Vox, Allegra Frank examines the complicated state of refunding concert tickets:
"When it comes to event planning, there’s money entangled among several stakeholders, making it a priority for promoters and artists to minimize their potential losses in any way possible."
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