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10 Songs You Need In Your Life This Week

Tracks we love right now. In no particular order.

October 05, 2015

1. Best news: you can finally hear Alex G's drop-dead gorgeous Beach Music in full. "Brite Boy," one of its many highlights, is a semi-deranged duet between Alex and a chipmunk'd version of himself.

2. Is Beyoncé's Can I? Baby? loop on Drake's "Can I" contribution enough to be considered an actual, full-fledged feature? Maybe not, but it makes for a pretty great, languid instrumental for Mr. FADER 100 to rap atop.


3. Modern Baseball's FADER-premiered surprise single, "The Thrash Particle," has a boozy and bummed-out quality, like putting the events of a drunken night together during a particularly brutal hangover.

4. Some songwriters say the surest way to knowing a track has hit potential is if it sounds familiar the first time you hear it. That's exactly the case with Tinashe's easy "Player," produced by Max Martin and featuring Chris Brown.


5. You won't know you need a seven-minute Erykah Badu cover of "Hotline Bling" until you hear a seven-minute Erykah Badu cover of "Hotline Bling."

6. At just 14 years old, Jovanie is too young for most of us. We are not, however, too old to put his Chris Brown-quality single, "What's The Move," on repeat for the next week. Or several.

7. PARTYNEXTDOOR dropped a lucky seven new tracks during his OVO Sound Radio set last Saturday, and then one more later that night. Also featuring Rich the Kid and Ty Dolla $ign, "Routine Rouge" is especially blurry, just like the after hours.


8. Even though it didn't hit "Where Are Ü Now"-level ubiquity, Jamie xx and Young Thug's "Good Times" was the turn-up tune of the summer. Now it's having a bit of an autumnal second life thanks to this Skepta-featuring, Annie Mac-debuted remix.

9. Pro Era upstart Kirk Knight's grim, powerful song, "Dead Friends,"—featuring guest features from vicious Chicago rapper Noname Gypsy, and L.A.'s Thundercat—hits like a bag of bricks

10. We've been zoning out to Parisian newcomer Ta-ha's narcotized "Lil Bit" since it dropped on OVO Sound's Beats 1 show. Cloud rap's not dead!

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10 Songs You Need In Your Life This Week