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Best New Music Of The Week // April 13 – April 19, 2015

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LeriQ + Wizkid – “Say You Love Me”:

Aristokrat Records are proud to present the visuals to LeriQ’s third single “Say You Love Me” featuring Wizkid. Released at the end of January, the hit single is taken from LeriQ’s much anticipated debut album, The Lost Sounds which is due to be released soon. Directed by Mex and Aristokrat Visions, “Say You Love Me” is a colourful video which shows the two artists having fun and partying with some pretty girls. Watch and enjoy “Say You Love Me” down below…

Potter Payper – “MIA”:

Potter Payper stunts on the world as he drops off a black and white visual for his latest track “MIA” which can be found on his latest mixtape entitled 24 available now via iTunes. The tape runs twelve tracks deep, with features from Bonkaz, Youngs Teflon, Snow Team, and many more.

With the release of 24, has Potter Payper proved that he can provide that same heat on a structured mixtape and cater for a wider audience while keeping his long term fans content? 24 is an exceptional mixtape which is well structured from start to finish. It gives us a new idea of Potter Payper as an artist, as he clearly demonstrated he can adapt to whatever music you give to him. Watch the video for his “MIA” track below.

Courtney Barnett – “Kim’s Caravan”:

Courtney Barnett has shared a new video for her track “Kim’s Caravan”, which will be released for Record Store Day on April 18. The release of “Kim’s Caravan” follows the release of Barnett’s debut album Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit last month. A 12″ of “Kim’s Caravan” will be available for purchase on Record Store Day, as well as a cover of “Close Watch” by Welsh musician and founding member of the Velvet Underground, John Cale. Check out the video for “Kim’s Caravan” below!

Sarsha Simone + Moar – “Gonna Do Me (20Syl Remix)”:

Sarsha Simone and Moar recently unveiled the brand new video for their latest offering “Gonna Do Me (20syl Remix), which had previously been streamed over 160,000 times on SoundCloud. Presented by Still I Rise Collective and Trad Vibe Records, the video was premiered on Hypetrak last month. The single itself is serving as the lead single Trad Vibe Records’ compilation album French Evolution which is out now on iTunes here. Watch the Vassi Dyulgerova directed video for “Gonna Do Me (20syl Remix)” below.

Clubs & Spades – “Deal Or No Deal”:

Sheffield band Clubs & Spades have just unveiled the brand new video for their latest single “Deal Or No Deal” from their forthcoming EP of the same name. Made up of producers Andy Nicholson (Arctic Monkeys) and Jamie Shield, and rappers Matic Mouth and Shinobi, merging Hip Hop, Rock, Pop and Punk together to create their own unique sound, the band are due to release their Deal Or No Deal EP on May 5. Watch the video for “Deal Or No Deal” below.

Major Lazer + Pusha T + 2 Chainz Travi$ Scott – “Night Riders”:

Major Lazer have shared a new track featuring rappers Pusha T and 2 Chainz. “Night Riders” has been unveiled ahead of their forthcoming new album Peace Is The Mission. The song also includes guest verses from Travi$ Scott and Mad Cobra. Peace Is The Mission is due to be released in June, also featuring appearances from MØ, Ellie Goulding and Elliphant, among others. There is also a remix for the Ariana Grande song “All My Love”, which appeared on The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part One soundtrack. You can listen to “Night Riders” below.

Samklef + Lil Kesh – “Gbese”:

Following on from his hit street single “Ajo Ma Jaiye” featuring Small Doctor and Falz, Samklef is back with a new single titled “Gbese” featuring YBNL artist Lil Kesh. Produced by Jay Pizzle, “Gbese” is a catchy song from the producer/artist who, alongside Lil Kesh , doesn’t fail to disappoint with their flow and delivery. “Gbese” which means “Carry Your Leg” in Yoruba is definitely set to be another hit single for Samklef. Listen and download “Gbese” down below…

Snoop Dogg + Charlie Wilson – “So Many Pros”:

The always funky union of Snoop Dogg and Pharrell Williams started their journey with first single “Peaches And Cream”, now with the release of Snoop Dogg’s second single from the new Bush album titled “So Many Pros”, this is a reunion that is keen to continue their working relationship, going as far back as Snoop Dogg and Pharrell’s “Beautiful”. The new song brings a fresher sound of the 70’s funk bass lines, funkdafied catchy hooks with that Snoop lean, Charlie Wilson also brings classic but slick vocals that takes you back, Snoop Dogg’s vocals are still sharp and energetic, the veteran still has juice and is calmly still able to set the party vibe, this song is Snoop and Pharrell chilling on a sun lounger with a cocktail passing joints at the cook out with Charlie Wilson on the barbecue.

However, I feel have heard this sound before, and honestly I’m waiting for the Doggfather to emerge on a single I can feel dope to, and know what the down low is in his new neighbourhood. Never the less, the trio can’t lose with their familiar recipe that sells, this is only the second single and there is still time to be versatile, let’s face it, Funk has deep roots in Hip Hop, and with Pharrell keeping it fresh, its sure to dominate over the Summer months whether you’re cruising in your car, at that barbecue or in the club, at some point “you will dance“. I’m just waiting for those dope beats to keep me interested but I cant say no to some funk. Pre-order Snoop Dogg’s forthcoming Bush album here, and watch the video for “So Many Pros” below.

Words by Shade Alegbeleye, Kenny Leavett, Clare Povey, Ayo Adepoju, Michael Barrett and Dee Eshun

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