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