Rated by The Face: a weekly playlist

The 1975 do slick disco-pop, Tottenham's drill scene brings out the A-team and Beyoncé merges Break My Soul with Madonna's iconic hit Vogue.

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Beyoncé – Break My Soul (The Queens Remix) ft. Madonna

A mashup of Break My Soul and Vogue has exploded on social media – and rightly so. Bey takes on Vogues iconic spoken word section to shout out the likes of Rosetta Tharpe, Solange, Santigold, Nina Simone, Lauryn Hill, Tierra Wack and Grace Jones.

The 1975 – Happiness

After throwing a curveball with their folky, orchestral comeback single Part of The Band, The 1975 are back in more familiar territory. Happiness is arena-friendly pop that’s powered with a disco pulse and smothered with a slick saxophone. Looks like the lads enjoyed slipping into the sleazy retro settings for the video.

Fireboy DML – Afro Highlife

A highlight from the Nigerian artist’s new album Playboy, which comes hot on the heels of his Ed Sheeran-assisted hit Peru.

Mall Grab – Patience ft. Nia Archives

Nia Archives is making a name for herself as an all-guns-blazing jungle revivalist. But there’s a poignant delicacy in her singing voice, which Aussie DJ/​producer Mall Grab emphasises here with calmer synths and more minimal drums.

Headie One x Abra Cadabra x Bandokay – Can’t Be Us

Between Headie One, RV, Abra Cadabra and the OFB collective – it’s hard to keep up with the prolific drill scene in Tottenham’s Broadwater Farm estate. But when Headie, Abra and OFB leader Bandokay get on the same track, you know it’s time to stop and listen.


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