In advance of the weekend, below are a five new songs worthy of your precious time.
Michael Kiwanuka, "You've Got Nothing to Lose"
This week saw a few surprise Nashville collaboration announcements. Pop chanteuse Lana Del Rey confirmed that Grammy-winning producer/Black Keys singer
During a recent appearance as part of the Rinse Sessions, British R&B singer Katy B offered her take on
The return of Neneh Cherry is cause for celebration. Her first album in nearly two decades arrives Tuesday, and it's pretty great. Produced by British beatmaker Four Tet, "Blank Project" features quality rhythms worthy of the "Buffalo Stance" creator, and updates her visionary melding of proto-EDM, hip hop and pop for a new century. The teaser single, "Out of the Black," features one of her spiritual daughters,
Nguzunguzu, "Perfect Lullaby 2" mix
Los Angeles beatmakers Nguzunguzu have been building rhythm tracks around L.A. since the club Wildness ruled the night in the mid-'00s, and over the years they've built an increasingly nuanced style. That approach is all over this new mixtape, called "Perfect Lullaby 2." Fans of minimal techno, tripped out Orb-like excursions and lots of beautiful breaks will love this mix.