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The Only Place
This is the title track on BC's upcoming second album. The surf-pop influences remain, but there's a cleaner, less hazy feel to the new material.
4AD's surprise signing releases a career-spanning collection in June. This is one of the more recent cuts from that LP.
Fuck Up the Fun
The lauded rapper continues to grow as an artist and braggart on this vibrant track, featuring Diplo-produced beats.
Weak Become Heroes (King Krule Remix)
Premiered on the Abeano blog last week, this remix was created by King Krule to mark the 10th anniversary of The Streets' groundbreaking 'Original Pirate Material'.
Crystalline (Current Value Remix)
A smart remix that forms part of the promo campaign for Björk's new album 'Biophilia'.
An explosive 10-minute track featuring every member of the collective, including the elusive Earl Sweatshirt.
Climax (Funkystepz LoveShy remix)
The funky house group add an intense beat to the Diplo-produced single from Usher.
Feel-good hip-hop bound to be kicking around all summer.
Taken from a Record Store Day compilation, this track finds the Brooklyn punks in a slightly less brutal mood.
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Arts & Ents blogs
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- 5 Orange Wednesdays are no more
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