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The Barometer: Orbital ft Zola Jesus; D'Angelo; Here We Go Magic; Jamie xx; Deerhunter; Willis Earl Beal; THEESatisfaction; Lil Durk ft King Louie; Shlohmo

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Orbital ft Zola Jesus

New France

The duo's first LP in eight years is out in April. If this Zola Jesus collab is anything to go by, expect plenty of characteristically epic dance.


Left & Right (Harmonimix Remix)

James Blake has been a fan of the R&B star for a while, but this is the BBC Sound of 2011 runner-up's first attempt at working with his music.

Here We Go Magic

Make Up Your Mind

Quirky, ska-driven indie-pop produced by Radiohead confidant Nigel Godrich. Perfect for a summer festival.

Jamie xx

Touch Me

Premiered during Young Turks' guest-host spot on Australia's FBi Radio, this track sees Jamie xx continue to experiment with world music.



A majestically downbeat six-minute instrumental, taken from Blonde Redhead's Japan Tsunami benefit compilation.

Willis Earl Beal

Take Me Away

Billing himself as "the black Tom Waits", Beal's highly percussive, thunder-voiced take on delta blues is magnificent.



Soulful synth-pop packed with playfully corny spoken-word lines like "let the musicians be your physicians."

Lil Durk ft King Louie

I Get Paid

A tinny, skittish beat from producer Fya Starta helps to drive Durk and Louie's cocky but minimalist raps forward.


wen uuu (Salva Remix)

An early release from 'Mo's hotly tipped 12'' remix EP.