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Anz – Clearly Rushing
After being inundated with ID requests for quite some time, Manchester DJ/producer Anz has finally decided to release Clearly Rushing, which reunites her with revered club music label Hessle Audio. With simmering breakbeats and fizzy synth stabs, Clearly Rushing is sure to be a festival staple this summer. JW
Amaarae – Sociopathic Dance Queen
This silky-smooth, sensual highlight from Amaarae’s new album Fountain Baby is a party anthem that mixes retro dream-pop with a touch of contemporary afrobeats. Let’s hope TikTok turns it into the viral hit it deserves to be. DR
J Hus – Who Told You ft. Drake
In the opening line of his new single, J Hus single-handedly puts everyone who reckons they’re too cool to get on the dancefloor to shame: “Who told you bad man don’t dance?” Exactly. Paired with P2J’s subtly groovy afrobeats production, the timing of Hus’ latest drop serendipitously coincides with a sweaty heatwave in the UK, only reinforcing its potential to become the song of the summer. A little help comes via Drake, who lends his talk-sing vocals that are already synonymous with summer bangers (see: One Dance and pretty much everything he’s done with Rihanna) to the track’s second verse. OP
PinkPantheress – Angel
PinkPantheress somehow merges breakbeats with country-inspired guitars and fiddles on her latest track Angel. Released as part of the Barbie movie soundtrack, the former FACE cover star plays the jilted lover here, lamenting the loss of “Johnny”, whom we can only assume stood PP up at a cyberspace hoedown. “‘Cause one day (One day) /One day, my baby just went away (Went away),” she sings softly over the chorus, before the song launches into its flat-out jig section. Pink cowboy boots at the ready. OP
K‑Lone – With U ft. Eliza Rose
K‑Lone’s recent track Love Me a Little indicated that his forthcoming album Swells will introduce a pop element to his signature style of gentle club music. The album’s dreamy second single With U supports this theory with vocals from chart-topper Eliza Rose, whose voice is pillowed with cloud-like synths. DR
King Krule – Flimsier
King Krule sets a beautifully melancholic tone on Flimsier, the third single and opening track on his new album Space Heavy. “As this night bleeds /It could love me forever /Maybe that’s why /We don’t work, we don’t work”, he sings over gooey guitar licks, as he’s losing his grip on a romantic relationship. JW