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The only tracks you need to hear this week

This week’s best new tracks, featuring Elysia Crampton and Kelela, Nite Jewel, Kaytranada and more

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From the jazzy, soulful inflections of River Tiber’s Kaytranada-produced “Gravity” to the smoky electronica and stoned raps of Jamie Isaac and Rejjie Snow’s “Last Drip”, this week’s playlist is a little more chilled out than usual. Maybe there’s something in the air.

Other music on our radar: the elegiac (but also kinda batshit) Kelela-sampling “Horizon of Racialized Sciencism” by experimental artist Elysia Crampton, the meditative “Iro” by 19 (a group led by Parisian polymath Oko Ebombo who we wrote about earlier this week), and a Twin Peaks cover by Xiu Xiu.

Finally, Novelist (best known as a grime MC, but also a talented producer) drops “Rest In Peace”, an instrumental tribute to MDOT, an MC recently killed in South London.

Listen to the playlist below.