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May 18, 2016

Amber Arcades - Fading Lines

The Great Escape festival starts tomorrow, and we asked some of the UK's most in-the-know sites who to catch. Gold Flake Paint picks Dutch artist Annelotte de Graaf aka Amber Arcades, whose debut (out in June) features members of Quilt and Real Estate.

Jamila Woods - Heavn

Posted by 11 sites • On SoundCloud • Also on: Spotify
The Chicago-born poet, musician, and Chance The Rapper collaborator steps out on her own here with a lead single that plays off The Cure classic and samples The Roots' famous take on J Dilla—all laced with "with romantics and melodics," says Okayplayer.

Jordan Rakei - Talk To Me

Last week we featured a track from singer Sam Wills, on which Jordan was a producer (you might also know his name from the last Disclosure LP). The New Zealand-born Londoner's own solo LP, a jazzy mix of nu-soul and vintage Jamiroquai, is out June 3.

RAY BLK - My Hood feat. Stormzy

Singer RAY BLK (stands for Building, Living, Knowing) enlists fellow South London native Stormzy for a proud tribute to their admittedly rough neck of the woods. The Fader approves: "Velvety vocals over cold, angular and unmistakably British production."

Project Pablo - Beaubien Dream

Following breezy house cuts on Magicwire and 1080p, Montreal producer Project Pablo launches his own label, SOBO (Sounds Of Beaubien Ouest)—a collaboration with hometown friends Arbutus Records, named after their "laid-back" neighborhood.

More music from artists on this week's Stack available at Amoeba Music.

mutual benefit - The Hereafter

Skip a Sinking Stone, the new album from Mutual Benefit.

Stereogum remembers the bizarre late-’90s swing revival:

"Looking back, it’s hard to figure out how all this shit happened, but there are some threads to pick at. After grunge began to pass out of favor, this stuff seemed like its polar opposite: sharp rather than slovenly, crisp and efficient rather than wild and intuitive, knowingly silly rather than deadly self-serious..."

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