The Playlist: The Weeknd/ Beak/ The Lumineers/ 100s/ Peaking Lights and AraabMuzik
Abel Tesfaye's first release since signing to a major label may sample The Smiths but the most obvious influence here is Michael Jackson's mid-1990s work.
Skeletal kraut-pop from Portishead man Geoff Barrow. Driven by an elastic bassline, this is simple yet sophisticated stuff.
Arriving on UK shores this week, The Lumineers' live show will no doubt centre around this Arcade Fire-meets-Kings of Leon classic.
Brick $ell Phone
Image-wise 100s borrows freely from Snoop Dogg's comedy-pimp persona. The 19-year-old's stylish hip-hop, however, is far from cartoonish.
My Heart Dubs For You
It's not quite King Tubby, but the liquid basslines, echo-laden beats and a melting vocal create the same disorientating atmosphere.
His second release in three weeks, AraabMuzik is taking dubstep and house to exiting and obscure new places.
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- 2 Pope Francis issues top 10 tips for happiness – including don’t try to convert other people
- 3 Arturo Vidal to Manchester United: Midfielder set to force through move to Louis van Gaal's Red Devils - reports
- 4 Disney heiress Abigail disowns her share of family profits in West Bank company
- 5 Israel's propaganda machine is finally starting to misfire
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