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New Music Friday: 11 albums to stream this week

Anz drops a ‘choose your own adventure’ style rave EP, PinkPantheress carves out more of her digital-age nostalgia on her debut mixtape, and Young Thug shares a stripped-back, subtle LP

Thanks to a “deeply unhealthy series of all nighters”, Anz’s last instalment of her coveted ‘dubs’ mix series featured 18 originals that she’d made in the past week. “Just had a lil sleep deprived cry as the last tune played out,” she wrote in the mix description along with a crying emoji.

The Manchester producer describes 24 Hours as “dance music for people who are up all hours”, and the EP operates as a choose-your-adventure over one full rotation of the Earth’s axis. From the morning light of “Decisions” to the sunshiney garage of “Real Enough To Feel Good” and even the inane mutterings of afterparty chat on outro “Quest Select”, Anz takes us through the course of a day spent dancing in dark rooms, texting friends “front left?” and in toilet queues.

Whatever subset of UK underground dance music you’re into, Anz has it covered, drawing from styles like Jersey club, Detroit techno, UKG, acid house, liquid drum & bass, even vocal pop. Unashamedly paying homage to the simple pleasures of raving, each track leaves traces of the previous in the next, capturing that feeling of waking up after a night out, snippets of chunky piano riffs and crashing drums going off in your head. 

Elsewhere, PinkPantheress drops a lightning-fast mixtape with a runtime of 18 and a half minutes, Danish musician Ydegirl shares a full-length of her haunting chamber pop, and the late Mac Miller features on Young Thug’s spartan and restrained PUNK.

ALICE LONGYU GAO, HIGH DRAGON AND UNIVERSE

ANZ, ALL HOURS

EGO ELLA MAY, FIELDNOTES

FALTYDL, THE WRATH EP

FINNEAS, OPTIMIST

FOOTSHOOTER, SOUTHSIDE HYMNS

JOY CROOKES, SKIN

PINKPANTHERESS, TO HELL WITH IT

REMI WOLF, JUNO

YDEGIRL, YDEGIRL

YOUNG THUG, PUNK