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Best New Music Of The Week // November 16 – November 22, 2015

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Ocean Wisdom + Kidkanevil – “Ewok”:

Brighton MC Ocean Wisdom releases the video for “Ewok”, produced by Kidkanevil. The track is available for purchase on Kid’s recently released Rap Biscuits EP here. Wisdom has been generating a huge buzz since dropping “Walkin” last year. The track, produced by Dirty Dike, currently sits at over a million views. Ocean’s album Chaos 93 is set to be released in early 2016 through the powerhouse that is High Focus Records. The production on the LP is handled entirely by Dike, who released his fourth album Sucking On Prawns In The Moonlight through HF in September. Watch the video below.

Latir – Adolescence EP:

On recommendation from the good people at SBTV, here is the brand new EP from London singer-songwriter Latir titled Adolescence for your listening pleasure. Serving as the 23-year old’s debut EP, Latir’s Adolescence features the previously released “Juvenile Youth” and “Summertime”, as well as only one guest appearance from Niamh on “The Rush”. Speaking to SBTV about the new EP, Latir says “Adolescence is a collection of songs created by myself and producer DA. We aimed to paint a picture of what it is to be young, fearless, optimistic, and in love”. Listen to the entire project in full below.

Adele – “When We Were Young”:

Adele recently appeared on 60 Minutes Australia, for an intimate, personal interview, covering fears, heartbreak and the story of her explosive success. This was an interview not to miss, as the ever-rising Adele also gave the world a sneak peak at her next single, “When We Were Young” in an exclusive performance for the show. So far, we know that this song was co-written with singer-songwriter/pianist Tobias Jesso Jr, and from the preview video, this is sure to be a soulful masterpiece. Adele’s album 25 is out on November 20. Watch the full performance of “When We Were Young” below.

Miley Cyrus + Flaming Lips – “Lighter”:

Nothing that Miley Cyrus does can really be considered surprising anymore, and yet few could have predicted the former pop princess’s latest jaunt into psychedelic rock. The new music video for “Lighter”, a track from ‘Miley Cyrus & Her Dead Petz‘ continues in this vein, and is one of many tracks on the album featuring a collaboration from The Flaming Lips. You can watch the video here.

The video is quite a standard fare for both artists, featuring hallucinogenic colours, a modicum of nudity, and very little else. Cyrus is currently touring with Wayne Coyne’s band, and her latest album features collaborations from a range of incongruous artists, from Big Sean to Ariel Pink.

Carly Rae Jepsen – “Last Christmas”:

After the release of critically acclaimed single “Call Me Maybe” (co-written with fellow Canadian, Josh Ramsay of Marianas Trench), Carly Rae Jepsen rose to fame worldwide overnight. She subsequently went on to release two more albums: Kiss (2012) and Emotion (2015). Both albums received favourable reviews, only adding to her ever-increasing fame. Now, as Christmas draws nearer, so does the Christmas spirit. Jepsen, yet in another stunning display, decided to cover the by-now legendary song “Last Christmas”, originally by Wham! She adds her own special touch to the song, but still manages to keep it the same.

Jack Diggs – “This Is It”:

London MC/producer Jack Diggs releases a music video for the instrumental skit “This Is It”, which is taken from his forthcoming album Blue Rain. Diggs has generated interest through his work with the formidable TPS crew, killing it both on record and on stages up and down the country. Blue Rain will follow Diggs’ 2013 release Dirty Finger Nails, which boasted appearances from fellow TPS rappers Big Toast and Strange Neighbour, Cracker Jon, formidable Los Angeles MC Cadalack Ron and more. Check out the video below.

Disclosure + Lorde – “Magnets (A-Trak Remix)”:

A-Trak ( Also Known As Alain Macklovitch) is a Canadian DJ, turntablist, record producer, and music label executive. He is the owner of the record label Fool’s Gold. A-Trak was the first DJ to win all three major DJ competition titles (DMC, ITF and Vestax), as well as being the first DJ to win five World Championships. He has worked with the likes of Kanye west, Dizzee Rascal and Drake. Now, he has remixed Disclosure and Lorde’s single “Magnets” of Disclosures newest album Caracal. You can listen to the song below.

Savages – “T.I.W.Y.G.”:

Savages have released an intense song, guitar riffs at full throttle and penetrating drumming with twist and turns, making the listener unaware of where the song is heading, that eventually halt with Savages then creating a mellow backdrop to accommodate Jehnny Beth vocal’s before going back to the original raucous sound with the repeating words “I mess with Love”. “T.I.W.Y.G” is the second song to be posted online from their second album Adore Life that will be released on January 22, 2016. Listen to the song below.

Words by Sam Bennett, Ayo Adepoju, Stephanie Baker, Joseph Horne, Qurat-Ul-Anne Sikander, Shakira Knight and Jack Walters

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