The Playlist: Azealia Banks/ Ty Segall/ Jessie Ware/ Dirty Beaches/ Egyptian Hip Hop/ Heems


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Azealia Banks - Succubi

This may well be our first taste of Banks’s (very) long-awaited debut album. Coming hot on the heels of the ‘Fantasea’ mixtape, a slot on the ‘Broke With Expensive Taste’ LP seems likely.

Ty Segall - The Hill

The lead single from Segall’s third album is a rip-roaring punk rock’n’roll number reminiscent of early Supergrass.

Jessie Ware - Sweet Talk

Beautifully produced neo-soul that mixes Marvin Gaye’s smooth instrumentation with staccato beats to give it a thoroughly modern edge.

Dirty Beaches - Elizabeth’s Theme

Beaches’ latest track is fully stripped-down electronica with hints of Balearic chill-out. It also forms the first instalment of Kingfisher Blues Records’ new singles club.

Egyptian Hip Hop - SYH

EHH continue to prove their talent for spiking songs with soft psychedelia while refusing to let go of their pop sensibilities.

Heems - Killing Time

With his liberal use of an Echo & the Bunnymen sample, Heems’s brand of intelligent hip-hop is made all the more commercial.