Kelela – LMK

#NewVideo We’ve been getting ourselves more than a little excited about the upcoming Kelela album ‘Take Me Apart’ ever since the release of the track ‘LMK’ with its superb Andrew Thomas Huang video

We’ve been getting ourselves more than a little excited about the upcoming Kelela album ‘Take Me Apart’ ever since the release of the track ‘LMK’ with its superb Andrew Thomas Huang video. If you haven’t yet, check it now.

Word is that production on the new album will come from Hallucinogen’ and Cut 4 Me collaborators Arca and Jam City.

If that means more tracks and videos like ‘A Message’ and ‘Rewind’ then we will be very, very happy.

Kelela ‘LMK’ is from the upcoming album ‘Take Me Apart’ dropping 6 October on Warp.

D Double E – Shenanigans

#NewVideo Once again, D Double E has delivered the Grime goods. A big beat, quality rhymes and a hype video

Once again, D Double E has delivered the Grime goods. A big beat (courtesy of Swifta Beater), quality rhymes (“Them man come like Ian Beale. Us man move like Grant and Phil”) and a hype video (see below).

It’s no fluke though, D Double E videos are always tip top. Original ideas, classic lines and D Double E just being a don. Here’s a few of our favourites.

Anyone that can blend the names of the full cast of Street Fighter into a tune is on top of their game. Well, D Double E did it on this DJ Swerve produced track. Our personal favourite “Give me the mic and let me ride the riddim, cos I spit the fire just like Dhalsim”.

Funk vibes, Swindle on production, plenty of “reem reem” and “ba da bup bup”. It’s just a day in the life of D Double E.

D Double E ‘Shenanigans’ is out now on Bluku Music.

Rude GRL – It’s Like That (Survival Of The Sickest)

#NewMusic from London, England

Summoning the spirit of Run DMC’s ‘It’s Like That’, new duo Rude GRL, comprised of Ben Langmaid (formerly of LA ROUX) and Jenna Dickens have teamed up to release their debut of the same name.

The video has a grainy and distorted VHS feel to complement the song, which is inspired by 80s/90s hip-hop.

Rude GRL ‘It’s Like That’ is out now on Rat Boy‘s new label, SCUM.

Gila – Pick Six

#NewVideo THE festival jam of 2017. Undisputed. Out on Benji B’s Deviation

Not the newest to our ears (we reckon it was over two years ago when we first heard this one drop – and we mean drop!) but maybe so for many others. We were extremely pleased to see Gila’s track ‘Pick Six’ finally get the full release treatment, video and all.

The label behind the release is none other than Deviation, the brainchild of one of the most influential DJs, party organisers and all round musical dons of the modern day – Benji B. We have no doubt this will end up being one of the most talked about festival tracks of 2017.

Gila ‘Pick Six’ is out now on Deviation.

Polo – Gold Horizons

#NewVideo This one whet our appetite for their upcoming tour

We’ve been really digging alt-pop trio Polo and their ‘Alice’ EP over the past few months. To support their upcoming tour-lette they’ve released a POV tour style video for one of the tracks ‘Gold Horizons’.

Check Polo on tour and get your hands on their EP ‘Alice’ now.

[TOUR DATES]

16 June – Newcastle, Think Tank
21 June – York, The Crescent
23 June – Liverpool, The Magnet
30 June – Leeds, Headrow House (supporting Krrum)

Atlas Bird – Isolate

#NewVideo Powerful, dramatic music and visuals from Leipzig

The powerful and dramatic new single ‘Isolate’ from Leipzig-based rock band Atlas Bird dropped this week and came packaged with an equally hard hitting video.

Following on from their debut single Voyage, their new track is another dark hymn that culminates in a liberating chorus.

Alongside the video release, Atlas Bird have also announced their first EP release; ‘Voyage’, which will be released on August 11, 2017.

Atlas Bird ‘Isolate’ is out now.